Pamela Wagner and Peggy Gizen combined their professional experience and became partners establishing Being Human Services Inc. with the mission to help people and organizations to "do better and "be better".
The Employment Services Division was established in 2013 with the vision "that the people we serve have the skills, confidence, and support they need to find and keep the job that makes them happy and meets their needs".
In 2017, the Corporate Training Division was established with the following vision: "Being Human Services provides high quality training in Human Resources Management, Leadership and Organizational Development".
In November of 2018, the Being Human Resources Division was established as a Licensed Employment Agency expanding services to include Recruitment and Human Resource Consultation Services.
Through training, coaching, supporting, and through connecting employers to employees, we help people "be better and do better".
Let us help you to succeed!
MEET THE TEAM
Pamela Wagner, BA, M.Ed., RSW, CPHR
President & Managing Director
Pamela has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Sociology, a Master of Education with a Specialization in Rehabilitation Services, is a Registered Social Worker, and Chartered Professional in Human Resources. Her 30 years of progressive management experience in a large not-for-profit organizations has given her advanced skills in program design, monitoring, evaluation and financial administration. She is a Wiley Corporation trained facilitator in Everything Disc® and Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team®. She has served as Chair of the Crisis Assistance Network, the Medicine Hat College Social Work Advisory Committee, was a member of the City of Medicine Hat Municipal Planning Commission and was a Board Member of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work as well as the Premiers Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. With extensive training and experience in assessment, counselling and Human Resources management, Pam offers her expertise as a facilitator and consultant to large and small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Peggy Gizen, Assoc. Arts Dip., Rehabilitation Studies
Marketing and Training Manager
Peggy has a strong background in designing and facilitation of programs aimed at helping individuals to find their motivation to achieve. Peggy is an in-demand facilitator and presenter who combines her skills as a Rehabilitation Practitioner with qualifications as a training facilitator for Myers-Briggs, True Colours, DiSC, Life Skills Coach, WonderTech, and many other proven assessment and skill development approaches. Peggy is responsible for marketing the Being Human Services Employment programs and has strong connections with the business community in Medicine Hat and area. Her workshops series through the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce continue to be very popular with business owners and give Peggy a unique opportunity to understand their human resource needs. Peggy is able to adapt her materials to a wide range of abilities and her very practical approach has proven to be very effective at motivating life change for the many people and organizations she has worked with over the years through her consulting business and as facilitator for other employment training programs.
Kelly McNeely, BA
Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology along with eighteen years of experience as a Vocational Evaluator, Career Counsellor, and Facilitator. Life Skills Coach and former Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor, Kelly has also been a Program Coordinator and Case Manager, meeting and exceeding program targets for employment training programs. Additional training in Disability Services and a strong clerical background, round out Kelly’s expertise in supporting individuals to find their place in the workforce. Kelly is responsible for the operations and human resources management of the Being Human Services Employment Division.
Contract - Advisor and Facilitator
Karen has over 30 years of experience working in the employment field, both in programming and supervision. Karen has a long history of working with immigrants, is a certified Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessor, and has high levels of expertise in serving newcomers to Canada who may have language or cultural barriers. This experience with diversity gives Karen a unique perspective on innovative ways to facilitate inclusion. Karen is on the LEARN Board of Directors and the City of Medicine Hat Social Development Committee.
Office Manager / Administrative Assistant
Terri has more than 15 years of experience as an administrative receptionist and over 20 years of experience providing customer service in the Retail Industry, including 9 years in administration. She is a member of the Oil Wives Club of Medicine Hat, having held various positions for 16 years on the Executive, including President. Terri has exceptional organization and communication skills, and is the "in house" computer application expert and bookkeeper.
Kelly Moody, BHRLR
Kelly has a Bachelor degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations, and is GBA+ Certified. She has over 6 years’ experience in customer service and 3 years in the employment services sector. Kelly is a dedicated and knowledgeable Employment Specialist, having assisted 100+ clients to prepare for and search for employment. She is also a talented facilitator, focusing on Transferable Skills, Resume Writing, and Employment Standards.
Luke Knapczyk, B.Mgt
Luke has a Bachelor of Management (Finance) Degree and a Business Administration Diploma (Marketing). He has diverse experience in retail banking, auto sales/finance and the oil & gas sector; utilizing his knowledge and transferable skills to move into employment services. Luke helps individuals identify obstacles and develops a plan of action for employment. He also facilitates Resume Writing and Labour Market Information.
Sandi Grass, B.Ed
Employment and Training Coordinator
Sandi has a Bachelor of Education Degree (French major) and was a classroom teacher for more than 15 years. After leaving teaching she was the Executive Director of Big Brother Big Sisters of Medicine Hat. Combining her knowledge teaching and love of helping people, Sandi helps connect employers with job seekers and facilitates workshops. In addition, she markets corporate training and professional development to the local organizations throughout Medicine Hat and Alberta.
Job Coach / Social Media Communications / Administrative Assistant
Marcie has over 20 years of administrative experience, is a co-owner of a local construction business and has many years of working with diverse groups of people. Her strengths include her strong people skills, office administration and loves taking on new challenges. You will see Marcie at our front desk greeting everyone with a smile, while supporting both our clients and staff. She facilitates job search workshops and provides employment support and encouragement to clients as a job coach. Additionally, she works behind the scenes on our social media and keeping our website up to date.
Shauntell Broeckert, B. Th., M.A. TESOL - English as a Second Language
ESL Expert / Instructor
Shauntelle has a Master's degree in TESOL, Advanced Certification in TESOL, and a Bachelor of Theology, with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies. She has several years of experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) with diverse student populations in a variety of settings. Shauntelle's passion is to use the ESL classroom as a training ground for real world success.