Human Resources




Garth S. Johns


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Garth is an effective and highly respected senior leader, manager, consultant and author. He is also a much sought after presenter and speaker on topics relating to leadership, management and human resources. Garth has a passion for common sense leadership with a particular interest in educating, mentoring and developing others. His reputation is built around solid leadership skills, the promotion of positive employee/labour relations, a quality worklife for all staff and the improvement of our collective work/life balance.

Garth’s career was primarily focused on Human Resources management and leadership in the broader public sector. Specifically, his background revolved around labour relations and organizational behaviour/development.




Tricia Gazarek


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Tricia is passionate about helping people through their dispute and assisting them with developing effective and lasting resolutions. She is very knowledgeable of the methods and techniques used to effectively manage and resolve disputes in the workplace. She has worked directly with managers and business owners to address workplace conflict; drafted, reviewed, and revised workplace conflict management plans and policies. Through her experience, she has developed expertise in planning and executing interest-based conflict resolution meetings, using various conflict resolution practices and additional resources to aid the conflict resolution process.

Her expertise in the areas of conflict resolution and knowledge of legal matters is supported by a Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Paralegal Studies, a Post Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a Masters of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management graduate degree. She acquired certified training to handle properly issues concerning Bullying, At-Risk Youth and the Law, Safe Schools Awareness and Psychological First-Aid Training as an extension of her Post-Graduate studies. She also obtained certification on workplace conflict assessment and management for unionized and non-unionized workplaces through the Workplace Fairness Institute and has the Lean White Belt (Public Sector) Certification to assess quality and process design in organizations. In addition, she obtained the Qualified Mediator designation from the ADR Institute of Ontario.

To put it simple, Tricia understands the challenges with addressing people relations disputes in businesses and knows how to use various methods to improve processes and procedures for people.




Manley Lavender


Lavender Consulting Since 2006, Lavender Consulting has been a Business to Business Health & Safety/Human Resource/Business Compliance service centred company. We offer our services to Durham Region based small to medium sized businesses. Our services are delivered on a need to have arrangement (part-time as required service contract).

We offer on-site or off-site support for the business, with periodical site visits as needed. Business Services: Health and Safety Legislative/Compliance, Staff Training & Development, Human Resource Staff Support, Book Keeping Services, Event Coordination/Management,Documentation Video. Health & Safety Services: First Aid/CPR training, Lift truck training, WHMIS 2015/GHS, Work site, Safety certification support as required, Work site safety inspections/Joint Health & Safety Meeting support, Safety Awareness training seminars/lunch & learn, Due Diligence/Risk, Management/Hazard Analysis Consulting Legislative Compliance: Workplace Violence/Bill 168, AODA/Customer Service skills, Bill C-45 awareness/safety due diligence, Psychological Health & Safety support Human Resource/Bookkeeping Services: Staff Mentor support, training & development, public speaking/coaching, Full cycle bookkeeping, Create and maintain policies & procedure documents