Heather Wood, CPHR, is an associate at Bhavana Learning Group. She works with emerging leaders, managers, and HR Professionals, bringing more than 20 years of experience in human resource methods and management.

Heather’s commitment to learning and development is rooted in her work with larger organizations developing human resources and talent development.


Heather delivers assessment products and services for Bhavana Learning Group. She also serves as an ontological coach, working with managers, emerging leaders, and HR and learning professionals to increase performance and develop capacity for learning and talent development.

Heather’s studies and practices in Buddhist Psychology deepen our firm’s commitment to contemplative learning. She serves as a Practice Guide for our weekly Practice Field, where she facilitates meditation practice for our client community.


Heather is a graduate of York University, Toronto, with a Bachelor of Administrative Studies. She has completed coaching training with Newfield Network professional training school as a certified ontological coach and is a member of ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Heather holds the following certificates and associations in learning and development.


  • Collective Leadership Assessment™ Certification
  • The Leadership Circle Profile™ Certification
  • Korn Ferry Leadership Architect and KF360 Feedback Facilitation Certificates


  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)
  • Emotional Intelligence – Certified EQi Coach
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management York University, Toronto


  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)
  • Member, Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA)
  • Member, Ontological Learning Community, Newfield Network
  • Member, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Member, Association of Coach Training Organization (ACTO)

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Heather Wood

Coaching: Offers yearlong individual coaching for leadership development to support HR and learning professionals, managers, and emerging leaders.

Assessments: Delivers executive assessment products and services.

Listening Certificate: Serves as coach-mentor for our Deep Listening program, supporting experienced coaches.