In her own words, Angela Briginshaw’s career has been an excit-ing
ride – and there’s much more to come.
This fall, Briginshaw will be launching her own executive
coaching and human resources consultancy in Ottawa. When
HR Professional spoke to her in August, she was eagerly antici-pating
the next chapter of her career. Meanwhile, Briginshaw was
wrapping up her current role as senior advisor to executives at The
Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of
APEX is an independent, not-for-profit national association
with 15 employees that advocates on behalf of federal public
service executives. As its sole advisor, Briginshaw focused on pro-viding
executive counselling on issues such as compensation, the
work environment and public service management reform. She
could be called upon to work with executives from 130 different
departments, commissions and agencies, representing more than
6,000 federal public service executives.
While HR was a calling that came fairly late in her career,
Briginshaw says she loves applying her business knowledge to the
problems her clients face in the public service. As a people person
who enjoys helping others, she is looking forward to establishing
longer-term coaching relationships with her own private clients.
When did you decide you wanted a career in human resources?
Angela Briginshaw: It was quite late in my career. I had been work-ing
at the spectrum management program at Industry Canada. It
manages the radio frequency spectrum and issues licenses and cer-tifications
for different radiocommunication technology like cell
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