Our Team

Angie believes that engaging people in their working life is the key to providing organizations with the highest return on their investment.  Her utilization of the Socratic teaching methodology, “learn by doing”, to create “aha” moments is a key factor in her training style.

Services include: talent acquisition and selection, on-boarding, talent management and employee engagement, relationship coaching and career management, mentoring, training and facilitation, team building and cultural understanding in diverse environments.

Whether in Business or Education Services, Business, Government, Not-for-Profit, Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution or Management Search organizations, Angie provides seamless People solutions that work! 

Angie has achieved successes for organizations: Everest Colleges Canada Inc./CCi, Graham Muir Sales Inc., Ruud Lighting Canada, triOS College, Academy of Learning, PTC/Willis College, Salon & Spa Career College/Champlain Institutes Ltd., Canada Health Infoway (CHI), Kelly Services, Family Day Care Services, Kathbern Management and Knightsbridge.  These successes include:  reduced turnover of key personnel by 40%, sick time reduction by over $60K, career coaching a CMA candidate to land an analyst role and progress to a management level within the first eight months, surpassed 92% placement rate for Ontario graduates and introduced user-friendly recruitment tools and processes nationally to reduce costs by 25% in the first year.

Angie is a facilitator for Canadian Management Centre and is a frequent contributor to many publications and media events such as Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Ontario, City TV, Wired Woman – “Shifting into Career 2.0”, CMA Ontario and OCAD University (with Diversity Trainers Plus).

Whether you are hiring, downsizing, seeking innovative ways to increase productivity or to retain and develop your talent OR are a career changer ready to clarify and intentionally explore your next career step, we can help.

Contact Angie at (416) 300-0047 or by email at angie@bjornsonandassociates.com.
We are excited to provide training solutions through our strategic partners. 

Doug and Maureen are a couple of our partners. We collaborate with a variety of experts and value the opportunity to work with you.

Maureen Brown, Practice Director and Lead Trainer, Diversity Trainers Plus helps clients to have open, honest and safe  conversations, maximizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion in their environment.  A former journalist, Maureen cuts through the jargon and misconceptions about diversity and inclusion with clarity and forthrightness.  Please visit Maureen on her site and check out her delightful writing style on her blogs and newsletters. 


Douglas Shimada, MBA:

Workshop Leader

Doug Shimada has enjoyed a career that has included work in telecommunications and computer sectors as well as private vocational, executive and higher education. His roles have included business development, sales education, total quality, human resources. Doug began his career in sales but moved into a variety of HR and Learning and Development roles before being recruited as VP HR for a large publicly traded vocational college and executive education provider.

Throughout his career, Doug has been regarded as being able to identify high performing employees as well "grow teams". He has championed a number of initiatives surrounding leadership and talent management to help attract, retain and motivate the "best and brightest".

Human Resources and Career Transition Speaking Engagements:

Some organizations that Doug has been invited to speak with:

  • Human Resource Professional Association (HRPA) event
  • Humber College HR Diploma program,
  • Ryerson University,
  • Ontario Institute of Agrology
  • Engineering Human Resources Association (EHRA)

Presentation/discussion topics have included,

  • Leadership – Turning Vision into action
  • The Critical Role of Supervision
  • Building the respectful workplace
  • Creating a DELIBERATE Employment Brand,
  • Succession Planning – why we should care
  • Use of Social Media for career transition
  • Social Media e.g. LINKED IN and Checkster for recruitment and selection

Doug is an active member of the Canadian Management Center faculty and facilitates the Succession Planning and HR Strategy workshops.