Christine Macfarlane

Director, Coaching & Facilitation

Christine Macfarlane is Director, Coaching & Facilitation and has been with Forrest since 2007. She has over 20 years of corporate experience in human resources, with several progressive positions leading to Corporate Manager of Human Resources for Sears Canada Inc.

Christine has experience directly leading large teams on a national level, developing and implementing corporate HR strategies, managing large corporate reorganization and change initiatives and advising senior-level executives on organizational and leadership issues. In particular, she has led all aspects of company-wide reorganization efforts, mergers and acquisitions including; due diligence, organizational design and change management education as well as overseeing the transition of large numbers of employees.  As a result, she has a deep understanding regarding the impact of change both organizationally and on the individual. Christine’s work has spanned many industries including retail, logistics, financial services, IT and call centres.

This broad experience along with strong relationship building skills contributes to her effectiveness as a coach and facilitator. Christine currently works with clients from a variety of sectors focusing on assisting leaders in achieving the change they are seeking to make, both personally and professionally. 

Recent engagements include:

  • Worked with a senior executive promoted to a newly created global position; assisted in integrating her into the new culture and quickly assessing and building an effective team
  • Led a team building workshop for an executive in charge of a large IT team, with the goal of bringing awareness to individual styles and the impact of those styles on immediate team and client groups
  • Assisted a newly appointed high-potential executive in developing the vision for her function and team, and in building a valuable managerial framework and processes to ensure execution of strategic plans

In addition to her coaching, Christine is a trained facilitator in Requisite Theory and Effective Intelligence™ and has led workshops on team effectiveness and Effective Intelligence. Christine is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP). 

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