Before starting Awaken HR, Serena Morphy spent 12 years focused on integrating business strategy with people practices for mid to large corporations on a national and global scale. Serena has a passion for connecting the strategic direction from the c-suite with strong leaders, great environments and high performing teams. She believes in empowering employees to take ownership of their success and developing empathetic and big picture focused leaders that support employee development and outline the road map in tandem.
" Although I only worked with Serena for a , short time, it was quickly obvious that she is very good at what she does. She is professional, thoughtful and was quick to respond to changing situations and forward with solid, clear advice. I very much enjoyed working with Serena and would do so again in the future."
"I was very happy to hire Serena during a defining event in our company's history as our organization faced our greatest challenge and ultimately earned our greatest success in hiring hundreds of guards to be successfully trained and deployed during the 2010 Winter Olympics. She not only embraced and efficiently executed on the aggressive recruiting strategy but she also injected her own insightful ideas which we utilized to refine the process and insert practical adaptability into our time critical high stakes hiring and training plan. This allowed us to adapt to the many unplanned variables we faced and directly lead to systems and processes we currently use to this date. "
"I hired Serena to discover the issues facing our parent-employees on what Covenant House Vancouver can do to better support working parents and families. She did a fantastic job. Serena worked carefully but still met deadlines, and communicated very well with me throughout the process. The employees loved working with her, and found her personable, empathetic, and professional. Serena's report was very well-written and has resulted in recommendations we will be proud to implement. My Senior Management Team colleagues and I were very impressed. Thanks for partnering with Covenant House, Serena, and we will definitely work together again. "
"We engaged Serena to help us with the strategy and execution of hiring a executive, pivotal to our succession strategy. This is the first time we have engaged a HR consultant and it was incredibly valuable to have her on our side.
Serena is excellent at what she does. She asked incredible questions that led us to have a deeper understanding of our options and the long term strategy toward our vision. This also confirmed she had a very good understanding of the qualifications and attributes needed to fulfill the role.
She is personable and a pleasure to work with. She delivered an excellent candidate pool and was instrumental in the negotiations of a successful offer!
I highly recommend Serena and look forward to working with her again in the future. "
"Serena helped integrate and give value to the contents of our Employee Handbook by providing our team with Workplace Training, including anti-bullying and harassment and diversity and inclusion training.
She has been flexible and collaborative in the planning phase, punctual and professional in the delivery.
The team has been very happy with the training provided and has found it insightful and well balanced in the way it was built.
It has been a pleasure to work with Serena and would definitely consider her again in the future."