CHRP, is an innovative HR executive, seasoned speaker, and coach. She
specializes in passionately leading Learning and Development and Human
Resources teams at some of North America’s most-respected organizations.
Dessalen has over 20 years of experience in national corporations such as
Reitman’s Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, The Children’s Place and The Disney
Stores. In 2019 she left her role as Vice President, Talent Development at
Cineplex Entertainment to join Thoughtexchange in the newly created role of
Chief People Officer. Thoughtexchange’s community intelligence software
empowers leaders to find common ground, inspire trust and use data to make
decisions that get immediate support.
Throughout her career, Dessalen has coached senior leaders and built teams from the ground up, in addition to designing and delivering multiple original programs. The results have been engaging corporate cultures and high performing leaders at all levels.