Our success has been driven by our passion for delivering the best solutions and experiences possible to our clients.
Baker Tilly Victoria
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Sofia from Upskill Consulting and couldn’t be more pleased! Our firm was quite out-dated in terms of HR practices and Sofia was supportive throughout the process without making us feel like dinosaurs… Which we are. She did a great job of modernizing our firm to comply with current legislation, but without stripping us our core values that make us a small business. I highly recommend her.”
Powell & Associates
Debra Neufeld CPA
I cannot recommend Sofia enough! She has been with my business since day 1 and has supported me with all of my needs across two provinces.
Sofia is very knowledgeable, and supportive, and always delivers on timelines.
Lauren Gaudet, Clinic Director
Held Humanity Counselling and Social Services Inc.
“Sofia is an amazing communicator and so strong in everything HR related. As our company grows, having a fractional HR professional help us navigate team dynamics, communication, and develop internal resources to improve corporate culture is imperative. Upskill Consulting understands the challenges that small businesses face and provides tangible and practical solutions that resonate with both management and team.”
CEO and Founder
“Working with Sofia Arisheh and Upskill Consulting has upped our game in our manager soft skills training. Her attention to the individual while keeping the group engaged is a master class in facilitating. The customizable sessions have been a hit with our leadership team, so much so that they are asking why the sessions aren’t longer! If your team is struggling to find the time to engage in meaningful discussions about best practices surrounding team building, management and what success looks like, contact Sofia she has the answers to your struggles.”
Managers and Directors
Reid Hurst Nagy Inc.
Human Resources and Administrative Manager
Business Operations Manager
Participants and Managers
Galloway Botteselle & Company (GBCo)
Their services have been top notch and we were immediately impressed with their level of professionalism and quality of delivery and execution on services provided. Sofia brings a wealth of expertise that goes beyond that of a Human Resource specialist; she is strategic, forward thinking, and systematic. The turnaround time on deliverables was also fantastic.
I would recommend Upskill Consulting to any company that is growing, in transition or looking to strengthen and maximize their human resources functions.
Director Of Sales And Business Development
Human Resources Manager
I have been working with Sofia for almost a year now and have been able to overcome many hurdles with her valuable insight. If you are feeling overwhelmed and your business is spilling into your personal life then Sofia will be an asset full of positive solutions. She has been instrumental in helping me:
- Gain confidence in my communication skills with my staff and customers, so I can develop and better repour
- Learn organizational skills so my staff are able to take on more of the workload instead of feeling like I have to do it all myself
- Develop problem-solving techniques so I can face issues that arise head-on, rather than avoiding the issues and hiding my head in the sand
In doing so I have been able to get my staff doing more of the day-to-day transactions, my customers are now getting more hands-on care without me adding more time to my workload, and I can focus more of my time on running the business. This has been a HUGE WIN for me.
Bonnie Latimer, Partner
Bruce & Associates Ltd
Tenisci Piva LLP has worked with Sofia since 2021 through a Leadership/Management Training program for our Management Team as well as ongoing Human Resource consulting support since 2022. Our experience from the moment we met Sofia was impactful.
Sofia has brought our performance review system to a new level with a stream-lined system focused on the core competencies of our profession. We developed a new set of job descriptions, competency grids, feedback process, a calendar for managing performance reviews, and enhanced office policies. During this time, Sofia was a pivotal point of contact for our Team in delivering feedback as well. She immediately built trust, garnered Team buy-in, and earned the respect from everyone involved. The result was a strong set of key focus areas indicated by our whole firm that our Leadership Team are addressing on an ongoing basis to keep communication, processes, policies, and morale strong.
We have truly valued our time working with Sofia because she demonstrates the utmost professionalism in her interactions with our whole Team while remaining very approachable, calm, and warm. She is very genuine and puts you at ease with any type of topic you are discussing, even the most difficult.
The contributions and suggestions Sofia has offered over the last few years have been invaluable. We put a lot into practice and have been witnessing excellent results. Sofia helped navigate us especially in a year (2022) where so many firms and businesses experienced challenges as we reignited our culture after the pandemic impacts.
Other great characteristics Sofia possesses as echoed by the other reviews, which we wholeheartedly agree with, include timely responses, organized, great end-product (visual aesthetics), clear and concise agreements and invoices, flexibility, effective follow-up solutions and emails that addressed everything discussed and more.
Thank you for everything, Sofia! We highly recommend your services and look forward to the lasting impacts they have made and our continued work together.
Tenisci Piva LLP
Myself and my fellow executive team members have been working with Sofia (Upskill Consulting’s Principal) in a leadership training series over the past several months. The experience has been transformative both at an individual and team level. Her experience is evident. She 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. I highly recommend Sofia Arisheh and encourage others, both companies and individuals, to work with her.
Jill Eaden, President
CANNEPP Boiler Room Technologies
Director of Human Resources
Baker Tilly WM LLP
Sofia has provided our team with very professional documents and programs that have been instrumental in getting our HR department fully functional. She is such a pleasure to work with!
CANNEPP Boiler Room Technologies
A.J. Lau, Owner
Laura Toews, Owner
Team Toews Cleaning Co.
Candace Nancke, Partner Loren Nancke
Tanya Lind, Office Manager
Kim Karras, Partner
Wyle Baoween, CEO
HRx Technology Inc.
Roper Greyell LLP
Octaform Systems Inc.
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.”
Manager of Human Resources
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Director
People and Office Manager