LRDG Talent

Deirdre Pickerell

Deirdre has 20+ years of experience as a career development specialist, educator, manager, and human resource professional. She has made significant differences within the field of career development - locally, nationally, and internationally - through innovative program design, leading-edge education for career practitioners, inspiring facilitation and career coaching, and selfless leadership and mentoring throughout the sector. 

Deirdre’s day to day work includes teaching, program development, facilitating seminars and workshops, and assessing/coaching private clients. In each of these areas, Deirdre "pushes the envelope" in the field - seeing needs, championing change, measuring outcomes, evaluating progress, and tirelessly working to ensure that her clients' and colleagues expectations are constantly exceeded. Deirdre has completed her PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University where her research interest is the impact of career management on employee engagement. She is the 2014 recipient of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling and, in 2006, was honoured with anAward of Excellence; presented by the BC Human Resources Management Association.