Bring Your HR to Life

Bring Your
HR to Life

Training and Development for Growing Companies.

Grow a High-Performing Team

Don’t get stuck with training that doesn’t work. We create tailored trainings with engaging workshops, and personalized follow ups.

Effective training will help turn your people into a growth-engine for your company.

“Avisar worked with Sofia in 2020 both as a professional development presenter and a staff development consultant. As a presenter, Sofia is engaging and thoughtful and she makes you feel as though she has put hours of effort into ensuring that her content is relevant to her attendees. She has a lighthearted presentation style and a friendly demeanour; both of which make it very easy for individuals to feel comfortable sharing real-world examples and asking for assistance or advice.

The key takeaways that Sofia shared in her sessions with our team this year have given us the skills to provide effective feedback, nurture and grow our mentoring relationships and lead our team in a virtual environment. As a consultant, we worked with Sofia this year to develop core competencies for each of our staffing levels. Her insight into identifying the softer skills required for our team to develop and grow into their full potential was a key factor in building this foundational document for our staff. By all accounts, Sofia was a pleasure to work with. Her communication was timely and clear, she solicited feedback at every stage of the process and her invoices were exactly what she said they would be. Personally, I have enjoyed all of my interactions with Sofia and I am looking forward to our next opportunity to work together.”

Avisar Chartered Professional Accountants
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“Smythe has been working closely with Sofia Arisheh, Senior HR Consultant and Principal of Upskill Consulting, to implement a training program in-house. Other clients she worked with raved about her being a strong presenter, having great interactions with participants, always being well prepared and tailoring training design and delivery to their individual needs. She exceeds our expectations! Sofia is professional, organized and knowledgeable. Our staff genuinely enjoys her approach with soft skill training. We highly recommend her services – she will not disappoint.”

Smythe LLP
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“We hired Sofia at Upskill Consulting to review and strengthen our training workshops, specifically with the goal of enhancing the learner experience. She conducted an extensive review of our training design and provided detailed and comprehensive solutions. After implementing her proposed solutions, we have elevated our training, resulting in a more robust and enriching learner experience. Sofia’s depth of knowledge and friendly, responsive approach was a key component of our success in this area. She comes with extensive experience in learning and development and showcased her expertise in her ability to analyze our gaps, identify customized and creative solutions and guide us in implementing respective changes. We would highly recommend Sofia and Upskill Consulting for anyone in need of taking their training programs to the next level.”

HRx Technology Inc.

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“Sofia of Upskill Consulting has been delivering training to our team for the past two years and we are currently in conversations of engaging her for the third consecutive year. Sofia’s human resources background in public practice is extremely valuable to us as an accounting Firm since she is able to relate to the challenges of Public Practice. She can provide our team with real life examples of issues that she has seen over the years and is able to provide solutions.

Sofia has provided training to our newly designated Senior Accountants and to our leadership team in the following areas: Coaching, Mentoring, Conflict Resolution, Constructive Feedback and Communication Styles. Sofia has an exceptional rapport with the team who enjoy her presentation style and the energy she brings to her facilitation. We look forward to working with Upskill Consulting for many years to come.”

Manning Elliott

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“Avisar worked with Sofia in 2020 both as a professional development presenter and a staff development consultant. As a presenter, Sofia is engaging and thoughtful and she makes you feel as though she has put hours of effort into ensuring that her content is relevant to her attendees. She has a lighthearted presentation style and a friendly demeanour; both of which make it very easy for individuals to feel comfortable sharing real-world examples and asking for assistance or advice.”

Avisar Chartered Professional Accountants
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“Smythe has been working closely with Sofia Arisheh, Senior HR Consultant and Principal of Upskill Consulting, to implement a training program in-house. Other clients she worked with raved about her being a strong presenter, having great interactions with participants, always being well prepared and tailoring training design and delivery to their individual needs. She exceeds our expectations! Sofia is professional, organized and knowledgeable. Our staff genuinely enjoys her approach with soft skill training. We highly recommend her services – she will not disappoint.”

Smythe LLP
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“We hired Sofia at Upskill Consulting to review and strengthen our training workshops with the goal of enhancing the learner experience. She conducted an extensive review of our training design and provided comprehensive solutions. After implementing her proposed solutions, we have elevated our training, resulting in a more robust learner experience. Sofia’s depth of knowledge and responsive approach was a key component of our success in this area. We would highly recommend Sofia and Upskill Consulting for anyone in need of taking their training programs to the next level.”

HRx Technology Inc.
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“Sofia of Upskill Consulting has been delivering training to our team for the past two years and we are currently in conversations of engaging her for the third consecutive year. Sofia’s human resources background in public practice is extremely valuable to us as an accounting Firm since she is able to relate to the challenges of Public Practice. She can provide our team with real life examples of issues that she has seen over the years and is able to provide solutions. We look forward to working with Upskill Consulting for many years to come.”

Manning Elliott

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The Perfect Fit for Your People

Get training and development options tailored to your company’s specific needs.

We’ll cover the specific situations your people encounter in their day-to-day operations, turning employees who are good at their jobs into exceptional leaders at every level.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Power Skills Training

Often called “soft skills,” we see interpersonal skills as the key to powerful teams.

Power Skills make your team more effective, giving them skills that include:

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Communicating effectively
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Providing performance feedback
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Mentoring and coaching others
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Dealing with tough conversations
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Managing workplace conflict
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Leading change and people more effectively
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Building and sustaining high-performing teams (including remote teams)

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Handling discrimination, bullying and harassment
Coaching

Coaching for Leaders and Staff

Tactical one-on-one coaching on the challenges your people face in their actual day-to-day situations.

Great employees stay longer and do better work when they can grow their careers and be successful within your organization.

Training & Development

Train the Trainer

Upskill your internal trainers, giving them practical and effective strategies to develop, plan and deliver successful training sessions resulting in better learner outcomes.

Training & Development

Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment

Upskill Consulting and Ascent Employment Law are teaming up to provide you with training to proactively address discrimination, bullying and harassment in your workplace, in accordance with WorkSafeBC and the BC Human Rights Code.

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2-hour virtual/online, hands-on and interactive session, with real-world examples and cases specific to industry
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Post-training evaluation to measure understanding of workshop content
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Post-training content with sample policy to tailor and roll-out in the workplace

Let us be your training partner, helping you set your people up for success.

“Sofia at Upskill Consulting has undertaken a few projects for DMCL in the last year. Our firm was able to deliver two soft skills training sessions for our leadership team, roll out an employee engagement survey and we are in the process of developing a training and development strategy. Sofia’s ability to focus on the core objectives of each project, gather the supporting information, design and deliver the materials and leverage her experience to steer DMCL in the right direction has been invaluable to us. The feedback on Sofia’s delivery of training has been very positive. She is a very strong presenter, had great interaction with the participants and the overall training (materials, content, presentation) was well-received by the audience. DMCL couldn’t have had a more professional, thorough, knowledgeable, organized consultant to help us achieve our goals. Sofia was able to quickly grasp what our firm wanted to accomplish and was very adaptable in tailoring our projects to meet the firm’s specific needs and processes. I have no hesitation in recommending her services to others!”

DMCL
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“Sofia reaches each of us at our individual needs and connects our learning back to the team. What’s so unique is how she has tailored the workshops and coaching to our specific team and business. With Sofia’s education and guidance, we are growing and evolving into the leaders our business needs today and in the future.”

CANNEPP Boiler Room Technologies
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“[Sofia] took the time to fully understand our organization and the desired outcomes we wanted to see…. She was extremely well-received by our entire team, and to this day, we continue to hear praise from our manager group on her effectiveness and ability to bring everyone together.”

Baker Tilly Victoria Ltd.

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