About

Brenda Fernandes is the creator of The People Shoppe blog. This is a blog about all things relating to human resources. It is; ‘a place where people matter!’

Brenda is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) who has been in the human resources field for more than 10 years. She has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and a Diploma in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College, Ontario.

Fresh out of University, looking for a marketing job, she was perplexed when the General Manager of Caltex Oil (a part of Chevron, USA) offered her a Human Resources Associate position. She accepted the role reluctantly, fell in love with the ‘people aspect’ and has never looked back. Call it fate or just an astute recognition of skills that she didn’t know she had, Brenda has developed and added to her human resources knowledge and expertise through continuous education and on-the-job experience.

She has a strong mentoring, coaching and counselling bent that comes across naturally in every encounter. Combined with her business acumen, she is able to sort through wants, needs and non-verbal cues to get to the crux of the matter.

She has worked in various roles, including start-ups, in the oil, automotive, aerospace, distribution and manufacturing industries. This includes the range of small, medium and big businesses.

In addition, Brenda is connected to a network of HR professionals and can draw upon their expertise when necessary.

Brenda also has a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language and is a member of the HRPA, Peel Chapter. She has done some volunteering with the HRPA and CARP and is the ‘go to HR person’ for her friends and associates.

Through this blog Brenda seeks to combine her passion for writing with her professional career expertise.

Contact Brenda –  thepeopleshoppe@gmail.com

 

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