Carleen Hicks – BA, CareerJoy Certified Career Coach

Carleen has over 13 years of experience as a senior Human Resource professional working with business and leadership teams from start-ups to large corporations. Her outgoing nature quickly builds an easy rapport with people, which serves her well working on complex problems that require collaboration and trust. During her career, Carleen has advised, mentored or coached individuals from a variety of backgrounds and roles, including executives. Her belief in potential (both within individuals and organizations) is what lead her to continue her education in the field of Human Resources after she completed her BA at the University of Manitoba. Through continued professional development Carleen has taken on successively more complex HR roles throughout her career, allowing her to be a part of building strong organizations. Carleen enjoys an active lifestyle that includes half-marathons to keep up with her busy family.  



Complete this sentence.  “If only I could … I’d be the happiest person alive”  

Eat whatever I want and never change because of it!  


Top 5 favorite movies?  

LOTR Trilogy (I guess technically that is three movies…), Starbuck, Twister, The Dish and The 13th Warrior.  

If you could be a character from Star Wars, who would you be and why?

R2D2 – that is one self assured little droid!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a hot summer day?

Go to the beach and build sandcastles with my son – he loves that.

What’s your most endearing quality?

I can make fun of myself and usually make others laugh in the process.

What’s one of the most daring things you’ve done?

Had a baby after bi-lateral hip replacements – worth it!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A ballerina…and then my parents sent me for lessons when I was 8…lets just say I stood out and not in a good way.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Traffic jams.  There is zip you can do about them; I think that is what drives me the most nuts (no pun intended).

Under what conditions would you shave your head bald?

I’d love to say to raise money for an important cause with no strings attached…but it would have to be A LOT of money.

What’s your idea of a great vacation?

Going somewhere with my family we’ve never been before – gaining new experiences and perspectives.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had for breakfast?

Bacon.  Just bacon.  We were camping and all the eggs had broken…

What’s your favorite unhealthy snack?

Dark chocolate, which in and of itself isn’t that bad for you…unless you eat the whole giant bar in one go…(see question one…)