Veronica S. Lyver, CPHR
Owner & Senior HR Consultant
Veronica brings years of in-depth senior human resources management experience to her work with Estelle HR Solutions. A seasoned human resources professional with a broad range of expertise, Veronica’s background includes more than two decades in the hospitality industry. Over the years, she has worked with respected brands such as Canadian Pacific Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotel & Resorts, and Delaware North Companies. During her years as a Consultant, Veronica has worked with organizations across all sectors and is familiar with the unique characteristics and dynamics of various work environments. As an HR Consultant, Veronica has been working closely with organizational structures which are governed in many ways including a board of directors, a matrix structure, family-owned, corporate, associations, and workplaces that have a mix of union vs. non-union employee groups. Many of her clients are in the not-for-profit sector and with a variety of organizations, leaders, and communities that champion work in Community Services, Social Housing, Gender-Based Violence, Immigrant Services Organizations, and Indigenous groups helping them develop and implement strategies to address their multifaceted human resources needs.
Skilled in all aspects of HR management, including learning and development, Veronica is particularly adept at helping clients navigate complex issues. As part of her work, she facilitates interactions and liaises with the various parties to develop agreements that address key needs and priorities. Her belief in creating mutually beneficial solutions, and her commitment to building respectful, non-adversarial relationships have proven highly successful. Veronica is also well-versed in occupational health and safety issues and has led several initiatives related to developing and introducing health and safety programs and other areas focused on improving workplace health and safety.
Veronica holds a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation from the CPHR Association of British Columbia & Yukon, as well as a Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of Alberta. A tireless learner, she is most recently completed a Master Mindfulness Practitioner certificate and Three Principals Practitioner certification, honing skills that will allow her to offer clients enhanced insights to help them better navigate business development. As the Owner & Senior HR Consultant at Estelle Solutions, Veronica works closely with small business owners and operators throughout the province. She is comfortable leading projects or assisting in-house HR specialists as needed. You will also find Veronica regularly hosting group programs that help launch world-class HR practices into a small business.
Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, Veronica has spent much of her HR career in Western Canada and is passionate about giving back to the places she calls home. An ardent animal lover, she was a long-time volunteer with the Edmonton Humane Society’s Pets in the Park Annual Fundraiser and has lent her time to both Habitats for Humanity and the United Way. She is also an avid participant in the annual Kidney Run/Walk for the Kidney Foundation of Canada and is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack.