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Kirstin Bower
PH&S Leadership Coach & Workplace Consultant

An award-winning diversity and inclusion professional, Kristin brings her two decades of experience to a wide variety of clients through her Diversity & Inclusion consulting business, Kristin Bower Consulting. She has studied Human Resources Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Diversity & Inclusion at the University of British Columbia.


Kristin is a frequent speaker at conferences and in workplaces on the topics of diversity and inclusion, workplace culture and mental health and has been a frequent collaborator with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada. Her writing has been published in PeopleTalk and Visions magazines and the Good Money blog, among other publications, and she has been featured in the Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio and Roundhouse Radio. An outspoken advocate for deeper awareness of mental health issues, she also writes a blog called Adventures of a Survivor where she shares her personal experiences with mental illness and often includes posts with a human resources and inclusion perspective.


Formerly the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Vancity Savings and Credit Union (Canada’s largest credit union), Kristin has led work in the areas of diversity & inclusion strategy development, intercultural competency and unconscious bias training, workplace culture, Reconciliation and Indigenous history, disability and inclusive employment programs and mental health awareness and training.


Kristin chooses curiosity over judgement and is committed to helping organizations foster psychologically safe and healthy workplaces.