Kellie is thorough and knowledgeable about Harassment and Bullying in the workplace. Her workshop was both informative and well applied to the individuals attending the session and the feedback from those who attended was positive. Kellie is a great instructor and up to date on her knowledge of the topics.

Janice Pellerin,
Regional HR Manager,
Sleeman’s Brewery, Vernon, BC

I recently had the opportunity and pleasure of meeting and working with Kellie Auld. I am a board member for The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism in Kamloops, B.C. Our organization hired Kellie to help update the Policy and Procedures manual for the centre. Her expertise and knowledge was very apparent immediately. I found Kellie to be very good at explaining the sometimes confusing facts regarding the laws and requirements we needed to consider. She was a pleasure to work with and in my opinion went above and beyond the job she was hired for. Knowing we were in very capable hands and were receiving reliable information was very reassuring. I look forward to the opportunity, should it arise again, to work with Kellie and as a board member would like to say how much I appreciate her hard work.

Susie Braun,
CRTC for Autism board member

I attended Kellie’s Interviewing Techniques workshop in March 2012. The content was rich and she gave us many useful interviewing tools, each woven into reallife workplace scenarios that we could all easily relate to. Kellie’s presentation style and personable manner epitomize the words authentic and professional. Her handouts were easy to follow and highly useful: in fact, I’ve referred to these materials several times since!

Barbara Ashton, CEO
Ashton & Associates

I had the pleasure of working with Kellie Auld of Simply Communicating during the course of our organization’s policy review. Kellie’s extensive knowledge in the area of human resources was evident when reviewing the final product and I feel confident our HR policies now meet a higher standard of quality. Her professionalism and welcoming approach made the process that much easier and my team looks forward to participating in her upcoming workshop series on hiring and interview processes. Thank you Kellie.

Sian Lewis, MSW, RSW
Executive Director
Phoenix Centre(tm)
Kamloops, BC

We have been extremely pleased with Kellie’s professional approach to her work with us. She is always prompt with her responses and works well with our staff. With her extensive HR knowledge and background, she has been able to assist us with a variety of workplace issues. We are particularly appreciative of her recent help on an extensive and complex investigation which enabled us to conclude a difficult situation. Thank you Kellie!

Lori Rilkoff, CHRP
Human Resources Manager
City of Kamloops
Kamloops, BC

Kellie delivered a tailor made presentation to the BC Employer Diversity Forum members at our last meeting. We were fortunate to have the opportunity, prior to the presentation, to select and shape the material covered that was relevant to our group. Kellie’s presentation style is engaging and very interactive. Our members found great value in the learning tools she orchestrated. She paired real case studies with group exercises that had been coordinated to compliment the material. Kellie has a standing invitation to attend our future meetings. We are lucky to have shared in her perspective and experience and welcome future opportunities to do so again!

Joanna Clark, Employment Placement Specialist
Open Door Group
Kamloops, BC

The best thing about the New Employee Orientation is that it broke down silos… all employees had a chance to see, and understand all the functional areas of the plant and process. Prior to the inception of NEOS employees had no concept of all the “pieces” necessary to produce lottery tickets.

Eric Hrycyk
Director, Corporate Security
Pollard Banknote

I met Kellie Auld of Simply Communicating through a networking group and found her to be exceedingly knowledgeable about policy, staffing and business documentation. When I decided to rebrand Sage IT Services Inc part of that process (and a critical one) was defining the mission statement. I consulted Kellie regarding this and she made it so easy for me grasp the concept of a mission statement and helped me realize I already had the basis for one, I just didn’t realize it yet. What I thought was to be a daunting task quickly became enjoyable and incredibly satisfying. The mission statement we now use is clear, concise and simple… just our motto “simplifying I.T.”… I am grateful to Kellie for her insight, availability and delivery. I would highly recommend Simply Communicating to anyone.

Guy Waddington,
President
Sage IT

The Orientations and OnBoarding course for me was purposeful, insightful, well presented–and extremely relevant. Every Manager and Human Resources person should realize the impact of Onboarding on the staff and organization, and the detrimental effect of not taking the time to adopt this concept! Kellie was passionate and knowledgeable about the subject and presented it factually and in an easy to follow, interactive style – she made it fun to learn!

Mary Roach, CHRP
Human Resources Consultant
BC Public Services Agency

When I first researched how to address our agency’s needs for guidance with Human Resources, it was suggested that I approach Kellie at Simply Communicating. Kellie’s efforts have exceeded my expectations. Within a week the policies review was completed. In addition, Simply Communicating coordinated the review to meet legislative rules so that the package was ready for presentation to the Board of Directors for review and approval. As an administrator it would have been a shared time task that would have taken a few months to accomplish. The cost saving in terms of time has been well worth the investment in Simply Communicating. I would encourage any administrator who values his/her time to consider Simply Communicating for any Human Resource supports.

Paul Lagace
Executive Director
Kamloops Cariboo Regional Immigrant Society

Kellie kept on plowing through on our tough project with our exacting demands. She sent just the right amount of friendly reminders for a busy guy like me to do my part. Great project management. She came and met my staff and established instant, positive rapport. This really paid off during the tougher discussions on policy. I’ve made mistakes in the past with my interviewing and hiring. I am back on track with Kellie’s great coaching. Kellie has been a real ‘go to’ expert and resource on labour law and human resource practices. I’m happy to know someone who has the answers or will passionately conduct research to find them.

Carl Dyke
Trainer and Consultant,
CD Industrial Group Inc.

We contacted Simply Communicating to provide a workplace investigation for us that required completion on fairly short notice. We were happy with her ability to provide us with prompt and professional service. Kellie was clear in explaining the processes involved and that helped us in understanding next steps. We appreciated the work she did.

Fred Legace, Managing Director
Kamloops Airport

Kellie came to construct a comprehensive new employee indoctrination program as well as a training program for confined space entry. These programs, which are still in use today, gave our company consistent and measurable programs of competency, ensuring our employee’s receive a level of familiarity with our plant that affords them a knowledgeable awareness of the environment they are about to enter. She then went on to train our personnel in moving forward with the programs she developed. The role and the way it was handled by Kellie enabled us to be successful.

Frank Parlee
Mill Services Project Planner
Eurocan Pulp & Paper, a Division of West Fraser Mills

Kellie has been a great find. She has helped our company with human resource training and concepts. Her approach is second-to-none and she delivers on her commitments. Kellie has a vast breadth of experience and has been able to fit into our corporate structure with ease. Professional approach, excellent direction without being over-powering, listens to what we have asked for and customized her approach to achieve our objectives, has excellent connections with other associates. Thank you kellie.

Ben Bekker,
Process analyst,
Access Precision Machining ltd., Salmon Arm, BC

I have no hesitation recommending Kellie Auld to any organization as either a facilitator or a workshop leader. Kellie provides a refreshing level of candor and targeted insight to get you to the solutions you need. Kellie is an excellent listener, communicator with the intelligence and experience to get the job done. Kellie has become an invaluable source of advice and support for our organization.

Andrew Yeates
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Ucluelet, Ucluelet, BC

Our organization retained Kellie Auld to conduct workplace investigations on a few occasions. I was extremely pleased with Kellie’s services – her attention to detail, strong organizational awareness, experienced interviewing skills and responsiveness at each step of the investigation gave our organization exactly the kind of support we needed throughout the process. Kellie’s final reports are thorough, well supported, well-reasoned and well documented. I trust that even in the most difficult or sensitive situation Kellie will investigate thoroughly and with integrity. Thank you to Kellie for her professional and efficient services!

Mathieu Blouin, M. Sc., CHRP
Human Resources Consultant
City of Nanaimo

Kellie’s work for the Village of Chase was top notch – she is very knowledgeable about a wide facet of human resource issues, she is skilled with developing interview questions and encouraging staff members and others to talk openly, and she kept our project moving along quickly, always touching base on anything that needed input or review. I highly recommend Kellie to perform any organizational review, provide training in human resource issues, and advise on your labour relations needs.

Joni Heinrich, CAO,
Village of Chase

Anti-Bullying/Harassment Workshops

“Excellent! Learned a lot and definitely gave us a lot to think about. Thank you Kellie”

– Mark Hoccou, Okanagan Springs

“Topics flowed well. Book was good and I liked the idea for notes. Very good material, very well presented.”

– James, Okanagan Springs

“Well organized presentation. Valuable tools and cases/summaries that were good practice for learned materials.”

– Attendee, Okanagan Springs

“Very illuminating to a lot of grey areas regarding workplace harassment and how to deal with it.

– Tanya Spahmann, Western Human Resources

“Excellent! Very information and well presented. Presenter clearly knows and enjoys her work and the subject.”

– Tara Pastios, Western Human Resources

“Should be taught everywhere – including schools.”

– Lindsay Jones

“Very informative. Really helped to clarify bullying and harassment. The topic presentation was excellent!”

– Lil Cholewa, Western Human Resources

“The workshop was very helpful. Will be using the information if needed in my personal life and workplace. I really enjoyed the sections about courage and not being a bystander.”

– Attendee, Western Human Resources

Kellie is a very skilled and dynamic presenter who is very knowledgeable in the subject matter she is teaching. Her ability to combine this knowledge with our organizations internal policies, and requirements, ensured that we received training which was on point and specific to our work place.

Kellie’s knowledge of the subject matter, and diverse experience, were great assets when conducting Bullying and Harassment training for our work place. She certainly demystified the web of confusion surrounding this topic.

– Tracy Wynnyk, Occupational Health & Safety Advisor
Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure

“Very informative! Well presented”

– ANTCO Employee

“Very informative, sure opened my eyes in regards to several areas with bullying and harassment”

– ANTCO Employee

“Believe it was great for the group. Wonderful workshop, Kellie. Thanks for all of the info.”

– ANTCO Employee

“Excellent presentation. Presenter clear and addressed all questions. I wish ANTCO did this years ago!”

– ANTCO Employee

“Well presented. Good handouts. Excellent. I found some of the comments would also apply to personal relationships.”

– ANTCO Employee

“Great presentation and presenter. Very informative and not boring! Very well done.”

– Chanel Jones

“Really enjoyed this workshop. A little scary and I feel like I need to be more careful. It applies to all of us. I like the examples and stories.”

– Francyne Joe

“Very good – very informative. Informal format provided for good feedback and open discussion. Definitely had some good take a way’s. Thanks.”

– Susan Keenan, Business Development Manager

“Excellent and timely! Information was well-presented and concise. I see nothing that requires improvement.”

– Paul Donald, Chief Executive Officer

“Excellent!” The materials are relevant to me and I will be able to use some of the information I received in this workshop.”

– Connie Rozeck, Finance Manager

Investigative Interviewing Workshop

“Excellent! Totally relevant and great format! I wish I’d have known this was a teaser for more in-depth training because I would have registered right away for the more in-depth sessions! A fantastic class and great facilitators who have great insights!”

– Sharlie Niessen, London Drugs

“It was awesome and informative. Is a good course to give to supervision and PM’s so all are aware of the investigation process and the steps to be taken to be objective.” Would love to see a 2 day course.

– Attendee, Vancouver Workshop

“Loved it! Thank you both! Would like to spend a few days and dig deeper into the subject covered – great teaser with many good take-a-ways. Thank you!”

– Rory Boyle, Canfor Pulp, Prince George, BC

“Great workshop! Investigations 101. Opens up awareness for more! I would recommend this workshop to others.”

– Royce Norum, Labour Relations Manager, Sooke School District #62, Victoria, BC

“Great workshop! Very informative. Would love to have spent more time on interviewing.”

– Clay Fredin

“Good subject, great presentation, very relevant in the BC workplaces.”

– Mike Gillis, WWL Vehicle Services, Delta, BC

“The workshop was well laid out and easy to follow. Kellie & Don were both knowledgeable about the topics The audience was kept involved throughout. Would like to have 2 days.”

– Shelley Bilodeau, Idl Projects Ltd., Prince George, BC

“Very good. Interesting, thought provoking – but too short! Interaction with group is excellent! Real examples we can relate to in our workplaces. Gave me more areas to try topic to explore.”

– Dan Haley, HR Director, Sooke School District #62

“Great, knowledgeable facilitators. Excellent information and easy to follow format. Thank you!”

– Juan Goula, Health & Safety Coordinator, Family Services of Greater Vancouver

“The workshop was excellent! I liked it and there was good information on both the process and skills. This takes my interview skills to another level. Great tools and resources! Thank you for two great days! Enjoyable from both an educational and entertainment perspective.”

– L. Baker
Human Resources, Courtenay

“Excellent workshop. Very valuable information. Role playing was fun and helped to reinforce the learning. Enjoyed that we got to have lunch together on both days. Appreciated having the manual and a reading list. Group of 10 people was a great size for this topic.”

– L. Gage
Human Resources, Comox Valley Regional District

“Extremely valuable with many useful tools and learning to bring back to my workplace. Very knowledgeable and entertaining facilitators!”

– S. Girvin
Human Resources, Campbell River

“It was great – a good mix of lecture and practical. Although I do find the role-playing difficult, it does provide a chance to practice skills. Handout binder is fantastic! Thank you!”

– City of Port Alberni

“Absolutely excellent! As a person relatively new to the HR world, I found the content thorough, engaging and extremely useful. The role playing and observing mock scenarios was especially effective for me in discovering the skills of a successful investigative interview. All of the content was great! Maybe a 3 day workshop would be good – there’s so much good information.”

– M. Dosdall
Deputy Municipal clerk, City of Port Alberni

“Great presenters! Excellent handbook! A second workshop that details investigation documentation and investigative reports would be good.”

– S. Smith
City Planner, City of Port Alberni

“Great, engaging!”

– Cowichan Valley Regional District

“Great speakers, communicators – dynamic! Excellent info for conducting investigations in the workplace. Presenters have a good rapport with each other. Role playing is very helpful, great learning tool.”

– Town of Ladysmith

These are some comments from the Sept 8th and 9th 2015
investigations training put on for the City of Terrace.

“Excellent. Very informative and great tools to use. Kellie’s teaching style was excellent and she’s very knowledgeable on the subject.”

“It was exactly what I was hoping it would be! I look forward to reading the binder more thoroughly.”

“Very informative and interesting.”

“Great! Feeling confident enough to conduct investigations properly!”

“Good foundation points. Good team building – everyone to be on the same page. Next step would be to use our policy contract to do the investigation steps.”

“Very informative. Provided an excellent overview of this complex and challenging process of investigating workplace incidents. Really points out the importance of monitoring the workplace environment and regularly assessing my management style to work to avoid incidents. Overall excellent workshop.”

“Great timing for information providing a guideline of resources to follow for future work investigations.”

“Very useful. I might not deal with too many of these situations but nonetheless very interesting.”

“Excellent. I was surprised by how much I learned and like the resources I came away with. I can instantly see things I will start using immediately.”

“Informative. Potentially useful knowledge although hopefully I won’t need it. Thanks!”

“Very informative. The suggestions to successful interviews was very helpful and will be useful in many scenarios.”

“Eye-opening.”

“Got better and better as the day went along – great info.”

“We brought Kellie in to work with our management team some of our supervisory staff to get a better understanding of our respective responsibilities around bullying and harassment under WorkSafe BC legislation and to provide a workshop on conducting workplace investigations. My primary goal with this training was to help us develop a consistent approach when dealing with these sensitive issues. Kellie’s approach was perfect for us. She worked with our Human Resources Advisor to build a “made for Terrace” workshop. She is extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter and was able to present it in a way that was fun and enjoyable. It turned out to be a great team-building exercise as much as it was an informative workshop. We look forward to working with Kellie and Simply Communicating again in the future.”

– Heather Avison, CAO
City of Terrace