Upskill Consulting

Through strategic partnerships with our clients, our mission is to provide the highest quality and value-added services, catered to individual needs of each client to positively drive business results.


At Upskill Consulting, we offer personalized and tailored Human Resources (HR) support, services and solutions to meet the complexities of your business needs.  We are committed to providing our clients with practical and creative solutions to achieve organizational objectives, always ensuring to bridge your HR strategy and approach with your business strategy.

Upskill Consulting prides itself in partnering with our clients resulting in an effective and positive customer experience.  Fully understanding the intricacies of your business guarantees integrated HR functions and solutions, driving business results.

We provide end-to-end support and management, from project analysis, preparation, design, implementation, execution, and ongoing support.


Our expertise includes:

  • Training and capability development
  • Performance management
  • Employee engagement
  • Change management
  • Strategic planning
  • Communication planning/roll-outs
  • Policy and handbook development
  • Employee relations
  • Job analysis and profiling
  • Advisory support
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Why Choose Upskill Consulting?

Expert Advice

Our experience and knowledge will translate into more effective and efficient handling of simple to complex business and HR functions.

Tailored Solutions

Our emphasis on building strong partnerships and rapport with our clients will allow for customized and tailored solutions.

Objective and Fresh Perspective

Having a neutral, outside third party to evaluate business and HR strategy, operations and processes will foster fresh, creative and innovative solutions.

Risk Management

Our commitment to upholding provincial and federal governance and compliance standards will help sharpen all measures and systems within your business and protect both you and your employees.

Expedited Project Delivery

Our expertise in end-to-end project management will accelerate your project delivery, always maintaining project quality and integrity.

Process Improvements

Our focus in assessing current processes and identifying process gaps, will lead to effective and results-driven process improvements.

Cost Savings

Our expertise will lend itself to delivering high quality, efficient and value-added services, while helping to reduce your overhead and associated administration costs.

Regain Focus

Our involvement and support of your HR projects will allow your team and HR department to shift their focus on more pressing day-to-day operations.

Sofia Arisheh, BA, CPHR, SHRM-SCP


Sofia is a Human Resources Consultant with over 15+ years of senior level experience in Human Resources.  She has worked in both provincially and federally regulated companies, in a wide range of industries including education, engineering, public practice accounting and telecommunications.  Throughout Sofia’s career she has engaged in various functions of HR, always with a mindset of translating business strategy into systematic HR initiatives. Her HR experience has involved overseeing day-to-day operations, developing HR strategies, leading organizational changes and partnering with leadership to drive and deliver on HR principles and business strategies.

Sofia has consistently delivered innovative HR business support and solutions, with a demonstrated passion and specialization in learning and development.  Her focus on training has included developing robust training strategies and conducting thorough needs assessments to design, deliver, implement and evaluate tailored in-house training programs. Focused on adult learning principles, she has offered a range of training delivery methods including, on-the-job, instructor-led, virtual, e-learning and blended.  She has delivered training to various stakeholders from front-line staff to top executives on compliance and professional skills training including conflict resolution, change management, leadership, coaching, facilitation skills and operational excellence.

Professional, hard working, energetic and passionate about HR, Sofia is an invaluable ally to your Human Resources needs.  Her specialization in HR includes training and capability development, performance management, employee engagement, change management and organizational development.

Sofia has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University,  a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, holds her Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and is an Accredited Licensed Practitioner for Insights Discovery and Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI).


Megan McAllister, BBA, CPHR


Megan helps businesses achieve tremendous results by unlocking the potential and best efforts of their biggest asset, their people, through people-centric Human Resources Consulting services. Megan firmly believes that in order to achieve exceptional business results, organizations must be committed to cultivating great culture and to the well-being and engagement of employees. She is on a mission to create a ripple effect of better workplaces and happier people.

Megan brings to the table 14 years of senior professional Human Resources experience. Megan has experience leading HR teams through every organizational challenge and change imaginable – recessions, restructuring and regional and global mergers & acquisitions, having achieved award-winning Top Employer status throughout.  A true generalist in experience, Megan has envisioned and executed innovative talent management strategies focussed on Recruitment & Onboarding, Performance Management, Leadership Development and HR Technology Transformation.

Megan has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and holds her Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

Deanna Isfeld, PCC, CCDP


Bringing both experience and passion to her work, it is Deanna’s mission to guide professionals towards discovering more meaning, purpose and satisfaction in their personal and professional lives.  As an ICF credentialled coach and Certified Career Development Practitioner, Deanna combines both evidence based coaching practices with a whole person approach; meeting each individual where they’re currently at.  She offers a warm, approachable and direct communication style, strongly informed by the belief that everyone deserves to thrive. With a career spanning over 25 years across a variety of industries, Deanna brings with her a background in corporate finance, conflict management, facilitation, and coaching.

When Deanna’s not working, she can be found adventuring with her dog, drinking coffee, travelling, and practicing and teaching yoga.

Deanna holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Career Development Practitioner.  She has a Diploma of Technology – Finance from B.C.I.T, a Certificate in Advanced Facilitation and Consultation from the Justice Institute of B.C., along with completion of both the Mediation and Workplace Conflict programs from the Justice Institute of B.C. and is a Certified Level II Myers-Briggs Facilitator.