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
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.
Service Coordinator / Employment Specialist / Social Media Communications
Marcie has over 20 years of administrative experience, 6+ years in the employment industry, and 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 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 and newcomers as an employment specialist and job coach. Her passion for helping others, along with her experience in the employment field, make her a great asset when assisting clients in their job search journey and employers with their Human Resource needs. Additionally, she works behind the scenes on social media marketing and keeping our website current.
Shannon Mills, B. Ed
Shannon has a Bachelor of Education degree with a double major in English and Social Studies. Shannon's career has focused on assisting others, most recently as an Educational Assistant (Distance Learning Instructor and Tutor), as well as an Evaluator/Facilitator in the employment field. Shannon has 15 years' experience helping job seekers develop and implement career plans. Her strong analyzing and problem solving skills are an asset to individuals looking to identify suitable career and occupation options, and with a common-sense perspective, she is able to assist individuals overcome employment barriers. Shannon is an excellent facilitator, with experience presenting a variety of employment and life skills workshops.
Kevin Pahl, Business Administration, Marketing
Diversity Program Manager
Kevin has a strong client relations background with over 12 years’ experience in event and project management. He has worked in a variety of industries and now works as a project based freelance consultant supporting various sales enablement and process improvement initiatives. Kevin’s education includes business administration, majoring in marketing, further building upon his previous studies in multimedia design and communication.
Kevin enjoys finding unique volunteering opportunities allowing him to use and share his knowledge and skills. He served a four-year term on SAIT’s Program Advisor Committee for the School of Business’s Marketing Department, serving as chairman in the final year. He recently volunteered as the assistant coach for Medicine Hat College’s business case competition team to mentor and help teach students the business and marketing analysis tools and methodologies required to succeed.
Kevin is responsible for managing and administering the Diversity: An Employer Advantage program at Being Human Services.