Who are we?

Bee Happy HR is Canada’s leading diverse Human Resource and Brand Management Organization focused on employer and business branding, position promotion, recruiting, and retaining talent for your workplace and business.

Bee Happy Services include:

  • Marketing & brand strategy
  • Employer branding and promotion
  • Social media management
  • Recruitment
  • HR policy execution
  • Diversity training,
  • Consulting services to build a healthy and happy work culture.

MISSION: We help you build diverse dream teams.

OUR CORE VALUES: Transparency, Respect, Inclusion, Fairness, Trust, Equality for All.


Our Sister Company:


Women in Biz Network
(WIBN) level up your leadership, business, and career success of professional and entrepreneurial women with results-based mentorship and peer-to-peer coaching.  Programs include a prominent advisory board of 12+ mentors ready to service the WIBN Community. In 2020, WIBN launched a vetted career board where employers looking to share their progressive job opportunities are coached on the pillars of advancing gender equality.  Each WIBN client is also provided with an overview of inclusive hiring practices.


OUR TEAM:
Meet the founder & Bee Happy Brand Strategist:

Leigh Mitchell is an inclusive, innovative HR Strategist and Marketing Professor at the University of Guelph Humber and York University. Leigh is committed to equality and belonging in workplaces and founded Bee Happy HR & Marketing Co. to improve diversity and inclusion results within organizations committed to making a difference but not sure where to start. Bee Happy HR is a full-service brand management and diversity-driven HR company. Leigh is also certified in Diversity and Inclusion with a certificate from the University of Toronto (Gender/Diversity Analytics & Innovation).

Leigh manages innovative, diversity-driven marketing campaigns and develops progressive brand identities for business and HR clients. Leigh has worked with national brands, government organizations, non-profits, and social enterprises throughout her career. Leigh’s mission is to drive equality and belonging into strategic plans and everyday workplace communications.  Leigh is also the founder of Women in Biz Network. She runs and promotes a business accelerator, her Time to Thrive Podcast, mentorship initiatives, and a vetted career board for women.

She supports professionals, business owners, busy recruiters & HR departments to provide a variety of coaching, HR, and business branding services with a certified team of experts in her Bee Happy HR Hive. Leigh is proud to be building Canada’s leading diverse Human Resource and Brand Management Organization focused on your small business employer and business branding, position promotion, recruiting, and retaining talent for your workplace. Leigh is also the founder of Women in Biz Network, she coaches clients, speaks with interesting guests on her Time to Thrive Podcast, curates mentorship initiatives, promotes Women in Biz Network’s diversity-driven career board, and delivers skill-building events to a variety of audiences. Leigh is known for developing unique influencer marketing campaigns at live events for national brands. Leigh’s thought leadership blogs have been published by Active for Life, Sage, and Microsoft Canada. Throughout her career she has developed unique experiential marketing campaigns for Microsoft Canada, SAGE, TELUS, TD Canada Trust, Staples Canada, and Chevrolet Canada. Her work has been featured in the CBC News, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Living, The Wall Street Journal, and as a speaker at numerous industry events. Connect with Leigh on Linkedin and across social media channels via @womenbiznetwork.


Meet our HR Director:

Sara Bibb is a certified HR Leader and our Director at Bee Happy HR Co. She is a professional and certified Human Resources Professional. You will think she is part of your team because she takes pride in serving her clients and getting the best solution to the HR issues they are experiencing in their business. She excels in her superior communication skills and relationship-building skills with everyone she works with. She completed her post-graduate program in Human Resources Management at Seneca College and obtained her Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation in 2009. Sara discovered that smaller companies have the same HR issues as larger ones, but without the professional HR resources to handle them. What else was there to do? She started MKS HR Consulting and became the HR Department for Small Business. Sara is also the HR Mentor for Women in Biz Network.

 


Meet our Training & Culture Director:

Hilda Gan is the Founder and Chief People Officer of People Bright Consulting, an HR Consulting and Leadership and Team Training company. Hilda is a consultant and collaborative partner for Bee Happy HR.  With a Master’s Degree in Health Administration, a Certified Human Resources Leader and a Fascination Certified Advisor, Hilda knows how to show you how you REVUP Your Potential. She is the Creator of REVUP Your Potential, helping companies to be more inclusive and engaged.

Hilda loves to work with business owners and businesses who see people as their greatest assets. With a diverse career in nursing,  IT, Engineering, and HR, Hilda combines 25+ years of HR with a serial entrepreneur’s pragmatic eye for business strategy. In the late 90s, she and her husband built iTRANS Consulting, an award-winning, national Engineering firm recognized as a Best Workplaces in Canada® – top ten twice and a finalist in Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The REVUP Your Potential concept is based on the success of trans. Passionate about helping businesses be the best version of themselves, she was recognized in 2019 with a Business Achievement award from BWNYR for her advocacy in HR.


Meet our PR Consultant:

Kimesha Walters is our PR Consultant and the founder of CEO of Oasis Integrated Communications, a Public Relations (PR) firm with operations in Canada and Jamaica, and a focus on helping businesses get more visibility, more leads, clients, and customers. From the warmth of the breathtaking tropical islands to bustling metropolitan cities, Kimesha delivers a slice of paradise to every client through unforgettable campaigns. She’s a seasoned PR professional with a passion for crafting meaningful stories that connect with people and she believes in tapping into the core values of a company and creating customized strategies that share their stories and find affinity. Her experience spans PR, advertising, branding, corporate communications, and marketing across various industries. She has executed projects in Canada, the US, and Jamaica where she has deftly managed some of the foremost brands across the world, including Adidas, BMO Financial, Frito Lay, Hyundai, Microsoft, Pepsi, Samsung, Scotiabank, T&T Supermarket, Western Union, the UPS Foundation, among others.

 


Meet our Career Transition Coach:

Kadine Cooper is a dynamic Career Growth /Transition Coach who as an HR professional for more than 16 years specialized in Talent Acquisition, helping companies and Top Talent find and build a mutually rewarding relationship. Kadine is the Women in Biz Network Resident Career Coach. Kadine’s passion is helping women design the career brand that will set them on the path towards a more purpose-driven, dream job. The framework she provides guides you on your journey to get the compensation you deserve while loving what you do. Her coaching not only gets you the job but also provides you with the tools, resources, and confidence that you need in life and career aspirations to advance while making a massive impact in your field.

 


 

Meet our Business Coach:

Natasha Mitchell is the Founder of Inspire & Drive, the Creator of the S.I.M.P.L.E Business Method (TM), and the #1 International Best Selling Author. Natasha is the Resident Business Coach for Women in Biz Network. She is a business strategy and efficiency expert who helps business owners scale with ease and without a big team or a big budget. She believes in keeping business S.I.M.P.L.E  (TM)  and helps entrepreneurs map out a custom path to success that is aligned with their ideal life. She has appeared as a guest on multiple podcasts and summits is the host of the “Your Business Without Borders” podcast.