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Clients & Endorsements

At the Recruitment Innovation Summit 2012 (RIS2012), we asked Olivia to deliver the keynote address and share what the workplace looks like now that there are 4 generations working there. The attendee feedback was outstanding, one of the attendees said,…“it was the best presentation on generations I have ever seen!”.  Olivia energy and presentation style was infectious, her content was insightful and I hope we can work together again.
Richard Matthews, President and CEO, Retention Innovation Summit


OLIVIAMCIVOR has spoken to corporations, associations and foundations. She has delivered keynotes to large audiences as well as intimate groups with a specific focus or learning need.

Recent Clients include:

   Associations and Conferences

  • Administrative Professionals Association
  • Architectural Woodwork Association
  • ASPECT (Assoc. of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training)
  • BC Woman’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
  • Canadian Society of Nutrition Management
  • CCare
  • Charter for Compassion
  • CONTACT Conference
  • Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace Association
  • Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership 2006, 2008
  • Health Work and Wellness
  • IAMC (US Industrial Assets Management Council)
  • Kindness Foundation of Canada
  • Neonatal Nurse Association
  • Ontario Dental Assistants Association
  • Project Management Institute
  • Public Service Commission
  • REDA (Regional Economic development alliances of Sask.)
  • Recruitment Innovation Summit
  • Retail Merchants Assn.
  • Retail Merchants Association
  • Richmond Hospice Association
  • SAHO-Saskatchewan Assn. of Health Organizations
  • SMA – Sask. Medical Association
  • Science of Kindness Conference
  • Servant Leadership Institute: 2013, 2015
  • Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Singapore Human Resources Summit
  • Singapore Kindness Foundation
  • Seattle Toast Masters
  • Squamish Chamber of Commerce
  • The Dali Lama Centre: The Science of Kindness Conference
  • Washington Nurses Association
  • WOW – Women of Worth 2013, 2015

Everyone was thrilled to have been able to attend and will be taking what they have learned and applying it back at their workplaces. The overwhelming comment was that now they understand why the different generations respond differently to the same situation. Some even said that now they may understand their kids better. It was a great presentation, informative and educational. This should be something presented in every workplace.

Del Windrum, Executive Director, SSMLT


  • Allders international
  • BC Hydro
  • Benjamin Moore Paint
  • Cactus Club Restaurant
  • Capital City Savings
  • Canada Trust
  • Canuck Place
  • C&E Building Products
  • Credit Union Central
  • CUSource  (Credit Union Knowledge Network)
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federated Cooperatives
  • Go2hr Tourism
  • Interior Savings and Credit Union
  • U.S. Foodservices
  • Kelsey Trail Health Region
  • KPMG
  • KFL&A Health Region
  • ProCoach International
  • PEMCO Insurance
  • National Money Mart
  • Rogers Video
  • San Diego Servant Leadership Institute
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Sandman Hotels
  • Southland Corporation, 7-11 Food Stores
  • Valley First Credit Union
  • YVR – Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Vancouver Canadian’s Baseball
  • Vancouver Whitecaps
  • U .S. Food Services
  • ZLC Financial Group

Olivia’s presentation on Employee Retainment at our Annual Conference definitely hit the mark. Her ability to read the group and engage them in meaningful interactive participation was key to the learning outcome. Our management group went away with specific ideas and motivation towards being better Leaders”.

Jim Stewart, President, Farside Restaurant


  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • Project Management Institute
  • SIAST (Saskatchewan of Institute of Applied Science and Technology)
  • Saskatoon Industry Education Council
  • Surrey School Board
  • Surrey School Administrators Association
  • Vancouver School Board
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Kansas


  • Alabama Power
  • Enbridge (2009, 2010 – 2014)
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Southern Company
  • St. Luke’s School


  • Canada Trust
  • Capital City Savings
  • Credit Union Central
  • CUSource  (Credit Union Knowledge Network)
  • First West Credit Union
  • Interior Savings and Credit Union
  • Valley First Credit Union

Olivia McIvor showed us how to collaborate and communicate in order to reach our goals. It has been a wonderful experience working with your group Olivia and we will work together again.

Kathy A. Sauter, Judicial Programs Analyst – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


  • Gov’t of Saskatchewan
  • North Central Enterprise Region
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Town of AJAX
  • Vancouver Port Authority
  • VANOC  (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee.)
  • Workers Compensation Board
The work we did with Olivia was great and I think she is a gifted facilitator. 
Joanne Dykeman, Vice President Clinical Services and Quality, REVERA


  • Alberta Health Services (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Alberta Directors of Nursing Administration
  • BC Woman’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Canuck Place
  • Capital Care Group
  • CareWest Long Term Care
  • CENTEGRA Health
  • Denman Chiropractic
  • Extendicare
  • Family Services – Ontario & Alberta
  • Good Samaritan Society
  • Guelph General Hospital
  • Health Work and Wellness
  • Heartland Health Region
  • Interior Health Region
  • Kelsey Trail Health Region
  • Ontario Dental Assistants Association
  • Parkland Health Region
  • peopleCARE
  • Power on Family Chiropractic
  • Providence Health Care
  • Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
  • REVERA Healthcare
  • SAHO-Saskatchewan Assn. of Health Organizations
  • Saskatoon Health Region
  • St. Jude’s Anglican Long term Care Centre
  • Sturgis Hospital
  • Sunrise Health
  • Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Washington Nurses Association

Non Profit

  • Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace Association
  • Greater Vancouver Compassion Network
  • Kindness Foundation of Canada
  • Singapore Kindness Foundation
  • Saskatoon Executive Women’s Goup
  • The Dali Lama Centre: The Science of Kindness Conference
  • Vantage Point  (formerly Volunteer Vancouver)
  • WOW

Olivia is a dynamic facilitator! Not only does she come with vast talent and experience but she has an uncanny ability to connect with the employees at all levels. Olivia developed and facilitated both our supervisors and management programs. These workshops focused on ‘leading with self’ first which inspired many employees to evaluate and commit to personal and professional growth. I would recommend Olivia to any organization!

Emi Hashimoto, Director of Human Resources, Mainframe Entertainment Inc.


  • Electronic Arts
  • Rainmaker Entertainment
  • Mainframe Entertainment
  • Radical Entertainment

Women in Business

  • Women of Worth 2013, Vancouver
  • Women of Worth 2014, Kelowna
  • Women & Wisdom

Feedback from the “Inspiring the Heart and Soul of Nutrition and Food Service Conference”
– Truly inspiring!
– Fabulous, an excellent speaker, dynamic speaker!
– Must have again as keynote speaker, Excellent!
– She definitely put the heart back into healthcare, very refreshing!
– Olivia had statements which will alter the way I approach work and really my life; wonderful stories; excellent concepts
– Motivating and Energizing

Olivia McIvor gave our workplace the best Christmas gift we could have hoped for. She provided an inspirational presentation for our staff on the Business of Kindness to remind us that cultivating kindness is essential to creating a positive work environment and healing many workplace ailments. Olivia extended an additional 2 hours of consulting to help our workplace wellness committee prepare to launch a Kindness to Colleagues/Business of Kindness program in our agency. She gave us all the strategies and documents we needed to roll out this exciting program. Thanks Olivia!

Other staff statements:

– Opportunities like Olivia’s presentation allowed us to reflect on our workplace excellence. – Because of Olivia’s presentation I realized that kindness already exists here (in our workplace). – Olivia helped us to be aware of how to foster a supportive environment where we can learn, grow and become better people personally and professionally.

KFL&A Public Health, Kingston, Ontario

The feedback on your presentation was excellent!! Evaluation comments stemmed from how informative and useful it was, to how passionate you were about the topic!

G. Joseph, University of Quelph Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being



What a great presentation. Many thanks to Olivia for sharing her secrets to a heart centered approach to human resources. She inspired us all to take action and lead from the heart, and her bottom line results prove this approach works well from both a people and a business perspective

Carol Page, CUSOURCE 

Absolutely the best!
Olivia “rocks” such good information.
Terrific session!

Washington Nursing Retention Symposium

Wonderful seminar, very informational and well presented staff had this feedback about your presentation:    Treva Gardner, HR Manager, Sandman Hotels

Working with Olivia McIvor is a joy. Olivia has had a hand in developing all of our store level training programs: including comprehensive training programs for over 3,500 Customer Service Representatives, Shift Leader, Assistant Manager, and Store Manager positions. She is focused, flexible, impactful, and really has a handle on our business culture. Olivia has consistently delivered for us, and I can’t recommend her services enough.”

Gary Wilson, National Training Manager, Rogers Video