Anita Bowness


As the Global Practice Leader in Saba’s Strategic Services group, Anita draws on nearly 20 years’ experience in consulting and professional services to help HR leaders recruit, engage, develop and retain their talent.

She has been published in HR Daily Advisor and HRO Today, featured in an interview on BBC Capital and presented at DisruptHR Ottawa and Halogen TalentSpace Live.

Anita packs a lot of energy and enthusiasm into everything she does, whether leading a spin class or working with organizations to bring out the best in their people. And really, these two scenarios aren’t that different. Both call for a passionate and knowledgeable coach who helps people achieve their goals.

Anita’s extensive experience extends to the areas of recruitment, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, succession planning, organizational development, competency mapping and change management. Her consulting experience has spanned many sectors, including IT, government, defense, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, education, logistics and professional services.

Anita holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Human Resources Management from the University of Ottawa, and a Master in Human Resources Management from the University of Leeds. She also earned a Project Management Certificate from the University of Toronto.

Although she’s worked with hundreds of organizations from IT to healthcare, Anita never loses sight of what HR is really about: people. Anita loves helping organizations manage performance so people are more engaged, happier and productive. She also loves teaching yoga and is always down for a good sing-along. Seriously. Just ask.

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