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Management Services

Holly Palmer

Consultant
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Holly Palmer has a diverse career background that spans over 30 years and includes many higher profile roles and responsibilities in both the private and public sectors. As a senior member of the team her role has been to provide strategic leadership as well as ongoing organizational development and direction within numerous organizations ranging from family owned businesses to billion dollar operations. Much of her work history has involved economic development work and extensive experience with entrepreneurs.

The most notable successes and acquired skills are in areas of leadership, strategic project and program planning, analysis and implementation, human resource management, issues and conflict management, as well as strong consulting and strategic partnership building. Her diplomatic skills and experience in government relations cover all three levels of government. She has extensive experience in preparing briefing materials for senior level stakeholder in both the private and public sectors, at the local level as well as nationally.

She is a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator, who has many years of experience in the research, development and facilitation of training programs as well as the design, development and delivery of inclusive stakeholder consultation processes. She also has her certification in interest based conflict management (mediation and negotiation).

Holly has worked with many First Nations groups in Alberta over the last 30 plus years, (Treaties 6, 7 and 8 including may tribal councils and individual bands). She has worked with a number of Metis Settlements as well as the Metis Nation of Alberta. Her experience in working with these groups covers many areas including work in both economic and business development, and social services (strategic planning and delivery). In all areas her work has included facilitation, training and stakeholder engagement.

Much of Holly's success has been as a result of building and maintaining strong relationships based on trust and collaboration. She has a very holistic approach to planning, problem solving and conflict resolution. Her passion for life long learning and effective leadership has centred on helping clients and employees set goals, achieve their best and to celebrate their successes once reaching the desired outcomes for themselves and their organizations.

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