Nadine Thurston-Prior, BA Hons., RPR, CMP
Executive HR Consultant
An industry expert with more than 20 years of progressive Human Resources knowledge, Nadine Thurston-Prior is recognized as a collaborative Talent leader, with diverse global Human Resource experience. In her capacity as trusted advisor, Nadine has assisted many Fortune 500 organizations move their HR processes, strategies and tactical execution forward, in alignment with competitive business strategies and thoughtful people plan agendas.
With a compelling background combining both Generalist & deep Talent-focused expertise, Nadine is widely considered one of the country’s leading authorities on recruitment process optimization, talent outsourcing, as well as HR strategy development and implementation. Further, in addition to possessing a passion for world-class talent attraction & retention, she is an equally strong advocate of respectful and compassionate career transitions.
Nadine believes that with every door that closes, another opens – and helping people move forward towards the next chapter in their lives is profoundly rewarding. Be that through professional career coaching, resume reviews, networking opportunities etc.
Having worked with multiple organizations in diverse sectors, industries and geographies around the world, Nadine brings a rare perspective and deep HR toolkit to help create bespoke solutions and plans for businesses. She possesses extensive experience in aligning global talent programs, integrating areas like onboarding, employee engagement, performance management, succession planning, candidate assessments, targeted high-potential programs and successful alumni/exit strategies. Further, her strengths in relationship and people management were recognized by IBM Canada in 2006, when she was awarded their coveted “People Leadership Award”.
A strong advocate of continuous learning and development, Nadine’s academic qualifications include an Honours degree from the University of Western Ontario and a certificate in Executive Leadership from the Richard Ivey School of Business. She is also a certified Registered Professional Recruiter (R.P.R.), Certified Management Professional (C.M.P.) and confirmed Administrator/Trainer for Development Dimensions International (D.D.I.) Behavioural interviewing Techniques.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Nadine is an avid tennis player, competitive keelboat racer, certified SCUBA diver and keen motorcycle enthusiast. She has one daughter, two dogs and when not riding her bike across country with her husband, splits her time between her home in Markham and her cottage in the Haliburton Highlands.