Margaret J. Livingstone and Associates


Margaret Livingstone

Margaret Livingstone has had extensive experience in human resources consulting, working with public and private sector clients across a wide variety of industries. For the last twenty years, she has specialized in outplacement consulting and personal coaching for corporate clients dealing with individuals at all levels of the organization. Prior to that, she was an executive search consultant for six years, two of which she spent managing the Vancouver executive recruitment practice of a national management consulting firm.

Margaret has designed and implemented individual re-employment programs and job search workshops for employees from a wide range of businesses and industrial settings, including financial services, health care, manufacturing, natural resources and crown corporations, as well as the downsizing and complete closure of several significant mining operations and townsites in remote northern locations.

Active for many years as a community volunteer, Margaret has served as Honorary Director of Big Sisters and Chair of the Patron’s Circle, a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Carleton University, President of the B.C. Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA), a member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Club Theatre and a member of the Board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation of B.C. Margaret has also had a life-long involvement with the YWCA, served several years on its Board of Directors, with two years as President.

Since 1979, Margaret has been an active member of the Vancouver human resources consulting community. In 1990 she established her own consulting firm where she and her colleagues offer a growing list of clients professional advice and assistance in matters relating to employee terminations and performance management.

Margaret is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa and was honoured by her alma mater when she was awarded the A.D. Dunton award for the Outstanding Alumnus of 1997.

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Tony Watts

Tony Watts has over twenty years of leadership and management experience gained primarily with service and marketing organizations. He has managed computer service operations in the U.K., branch marketing teams in Ontario, a regional service and sales operation in British Columbia, and the Western Canadian Division of a multi-billion dollar computer manufacturer.

As most of his assignments have been remote from head office, an integral part of Tony's responsibility has been the management of human resources. This has included hiring, training, terminating, performance appraisal, coaching and counselling as well as providing day-to-day direction.

Throughout his management career, Tony has specialized in the development of individual potential. This specialization has been applied to technical and sales personnel in the areas of skill identification and confidence building. Tony's ability to build individual confidence and to promote team effectiveness has led to successive years of recognition for outstanding sales achievement.

For over fifteen years Tony worked in a marketing or consulting capacity in Ontario and throughout the Western Provinces. This experience, which was focused on Information Technology, exposed Tony to a wide range of industries including natural resources, various types of manufacturing, distribution, service, retail, wholesale, healthcare, education and federal, provincial and municipal governments.

During the past fifteen years Tony has been dedicated to human resource consulting, specializing in outplacement, personal coaching and career assessment.

An electrical engineer by training, Tony holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, where he wrote his thesis on "Telecommuting".

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