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Areas of Practice:

  • Human resources
  • Labour relations consulting

    Paul Therrien, BA, M.Ed., CHRP

    Vice President of Labour Relations & Human Resources Consulting

    Paul is a Certified Human Resource Professional with the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba and holds a Master of Administration in Education, along with a Bachelor of Arts.

    Paul has over 30 year's extensive experience in senior HR roles in health care, aviation and food services fields. With a background in recruitment, labour relations, training and development and performance management, he has hands-on experience in benefits administration, employee communications, management coaching, program design and development and occupational health and safety. He has negotiated some 100 collective agreements across Canada. From strategic planning, vision and mission formulation he has also written policy and procedure manuals, job descriptions, monthly bulletins and employee handbooks. A former teacher at both the high school and university level, he is a dynamic trainer and public speaker always seeking to involve his audience.

    Prior to joining Legacy Bowes Group, Paul was the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Burntwood Regional Health Authority (BRHA)for 7 years. In his tenure with BRHA, Paul provided leadership and direction to the Region in regards to all HR activities including recruitment and retention, labour relations, employee benefits, physician remuneration, workplace health & safety, aboriginal workforce strategy, organizational development and change management. Paul was also a member of the Senior Executive Council.

    He is past president of the Manitoba Society for Training & Development, past president of the Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba and former Director of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations.

    As Vice President of Labour Relations & Human Resources Consulting with Legacy Bowes Group, Paul brings over 30 years of senior leadership expertise covering all aspects of Human Resources management with particular emphasis on labour and employee relations.




    Barbara Bowes
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    Areas of Practice:

  • Human Resources
  • HR: Training & Development
  • HR: Organizational Development
  • Career Transition
  • Career Coaching

    Barbara J. Bowes, FCHRP, CMC, M.Ed.


    As President of Legacy Bowes Group, Barbara Bowes is a highly regarded HR authority, author and professional speaker.

    She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), a Certified Human Resource Management Professional (CHRP - Fellow), and holds a Master of Administration in Education degree. She is also certified in a number of human resource and proprietary operational tools and strategies.

    During more than 20 years in all phases of executive search, she has completed successful searches for senior leadership roles including President/CEO, Vice President and General Manager for companies in a variety of sectors. Recently, her focus has been directed to College, School Board and senior human resource assignments.

    In addition to her experience as a business owner, Barbara has also led the human resources management practice at an international accounting and consulting firm and was Director of the Western Canada HR consulting practice for a regional accounting firm. In these roles she and her staff produced results for client organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profit organizations.

    Her popular "Working World" column appears every Saturday in the Careers section of the Winnipeg Free Press and she is a regular contributor to the Manitoba Business Show on CJOB in Winnipeg.

    Barb is also a talented speaker, weaving her first-hand experience, extensive HR knowledge and witty stories into speaking sessions that are both educational and entertaining at the same time. Barb is known for her charm, professionalism and love of professional speaking. Her company is always a pleasure, and she is a welcome addition to meetings, conferences and workshops as Keynote Speaker or HR Expert.  As well, no matter the industry or group size, Barb will customize her speaking role to suit specific audiences.

    Barb is a member of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and is a certified Coach Practitioner as recognized by the Certified Coaches Federation.

    For further information on Barbara’ Public Speaking and professional training, go to



    Barbara is also the author of five books: