April is a Partner with Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette and has practiced in the field of consulting and coaching for more than 13 years. She has played an instrumental role in developing the firm's Career Transition and HR Consulting practice, and establishing the firm as a leader in Atlantic Canada.
April is trained in Facilitation, Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Management. She has the ability to connect with clients in a meaningful way, recognize the need and provide solutions and leadership during critical transition phases for individuals and organizations alike.
In addition, April also instructs in the Saint Mary’s University MBA Professional Skills Development Course to Sobey School of Business first and second-year MBA students. April became certified as a Career Coach in 2008 and is a member of the International Coaching Federation, Nova Scotia Chapter. She held marketing and senior administrative roles within the federal government, recruitment, and communications sectors.
An active community member, April sits on the Board of Directors of the United Way Halifax Region and was recently named to the Board of the Halifax Partnership. In addition, she is a Director on the Board of the Black Business Initiative. Formerly, April was Chair of the Africville Heritage Trust and served as HR Chair on the Board of Dress for Success. Involved with the Co-operative Housing sector for over 15 years, April served on the Board of a local 60-unit housing co-operative and on the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada's Diversity Committee representing Atlantic Canada. As a mentor to young professionals, April provides advice and guidance to soon-to-be leaders in the community.