Dr. Helen Ofosu has more than 15 years of experience using Industrial / Organizational psychology in the business and government sectors. Dr. Ofosu brings her vast knowledge, sensitivity, and special brand of humour to her career consultations, business, and government clients, and her presentations and speaking engagements. Part of what makes these advisory services powerful and unique is that they all grounded in Industrial / Organizational (I/O) psychology. Click here for a short explanation of why she favours this approach.
She completed her undergraduate studies at McMaster University and earned her Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational (I/O) Psychology
from the University of Windsor. In addition to Career Coaching / Career Counselling, Dr. Ofosu’s specialties include: developing hiring processes that allow employers to understand what job candidates can actually do rather than relying only on what candidates say during interviews. This is based on competencies and behaviourally based assessments. In addition, she’s skilled at the assessment and development of leadership skills, developing and delivering training, change management
, succession planning, and diversity / cultural issues. Dr. Ofosu has also developed expertise in using human resources (HR) as part of an organization’s risk management strategy. For example, many companies and organizations are paying more attention to cyber security. In this article, she asks “Is Cyber Security Alone Ever Enough?“
In her practice, Dr. Ofosu leverages her 20,000+ of hours of professional experience to help individuals improve their careers and their lives.
Dr. Ofosu has worked in three Canadian federal government departments (the Public Service Commission; the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; and the Department of National Defense) developing and using structured interviews, role plays, simulations, other competency and behaviourally-based assessment tools, and online testing. This experience allows her to share insights that help her public sector clients with their own career management, human resources issues, and transitions into the private sector.
Her work has been recognized with three national awards (the Head of the Public Service Award, the Public Service Award of Excellence, and the President of the Public Service Commission Award) has been used by hiring managers to identify talented job candidates across a range of occupations.
She has private sector human resources (HR) consulting experience in the legal, advertising/branding, logistics, real estate, entertainment, sports/leisure, and arts industries, including experience in launching businesses. Her career coaching insights
on careers following separation/divorce have been featured in Globe Careers
, Report on Business, Globe and Mail.
Her ideas on career transitions for members of the military who are contemplating their career options as a civilian been featured in Esprit de Corps magazine
She’s also discussed corporate and personal apologies on the Yahoo Canada
website. Her parenting opinions have been featured in Parents Canada magazine
One of Dr. Ofosu’s Favourite Quotes on Success
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Dr. Ofosu is an active member of Zonta International
and served as the VP of the Zonta Club of Ottawa in 2015 – 2016. In January 2017, she became the VP of the Zonta eClub of Canada
. Members of Zonta are executives or professionals in a recognized business, institution, or profession who are willing to support the objectives of Zonta. Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta has a long tradition in Canada. The Zonta Club of Toronto was chartered in 1927, the Ottawa Club in 1929, and the Zonta Club of Mississauga was chartered in 1967.