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Nicole Deveau Principal Halifax +1 902 835 5601

For nearly 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of providing strategic consulting services to public and private sector clients, as well as First Nations organizations throughout Atlantic Canada, and across the country.

Before joining Grant Thornton in 2008, I led a variety of small- and large-scale transformation initiatives within the Nova Scotia public sector, and also had the opportunity to be a partner in a leading national talent management firm. Today, I leverage those collective experiences to oversee the delivery of Grant Thornton’s business consulting solutions to clients across Atlantic Canada.

Over the past number of years, my primary focus has been delivering a range of people, culture and change solutions, everything from recruitment, human resource strategy, total rewards, and outsourced HR support. On any given day, this might see me helping with the implementation of a new performance incentive program, advising on optimal reporting structures or empowering organizations to rethink their service delivery model. Throughout, the aim is to help build a workforce, and an organization, that is engaged and capable of driving business growth.

I also have a depth of experience in project management, business process redesign and strategy, stemming from the early days of my consulting career. In addition to holding a Masters’ degree in Public Administration (MPA), I am Prosci Change Management Certified and have a Master’s Certification in Project Management.

At Grant Thornton, I have helped build a consulting practice focused on delivering practical advice and solutions. This allows us to work with companies of every size, in every industry, to help clients solve both their simplest challenges and their most complex problems. Making a difference in my clients’ businesses by enabling them to accomplish goals they didn’t imagine they could, is particularly rewarding. Finding creative ways to work with clients motivates me every day.

On a personal level, I am incredibly passionate about my community involvement. I am an active member and Past President of the Canadian Progress Club Halifax Citadel, a board member of Phoenix Youth Programs and the National President Elect of the Canadian Progress Club—a dynamic fellowship of charitable-minded Canadians committed to strengthening our communities through hands-on service and fundraising. I am also a mentor with Innovacorp’s Mentor First Program.

In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my family and friends, travelling both the local roads and to exotic international destinations, and lying in the sun on Melmerby Beach.