Experience
Toombs

Why Choose Toombs for
Career Transformation & Outplacement

We believe in a human-centred approach, in conversations not just presentations, in partnering with our clients to serve them better. We believe we’re in it together.

We work with you

With Toombs, you deal directly with our experts every step of the way. Celebrating 30 years of creating success for our clients means we’ve been doing this for a long time, but it doesn’t mean we have stopped learning. At Toombs, we’re passionate learners, bringing the latest in thought leadership and technology to play. We help the organizations and individuals we serve transform into their best selves.

What we do

Transforming organizations, careers and lives

HR Support
Toombs has the experience and the programs to support your Human Resources teams, management and employees, enabling growth through professional development. We offer career management programs that help to train managers, leaders and employees to have “career conversations” and become active participants in growing their careers.
Outplacement
Layoffs are typically financially and emotionally draining. They not only affect the displaced employees, but they also impact retained employees and managers. Anxiety and emotional effects can last far beyond notification day when transitions are not handled effectively. At Toombs, we support your team and the individuals transitioning.
Career Transformations
At Toombs, you are supported your way. Whether you want to find a similar role, up level, or pursue a new path, we can help. We pair you with a professional coach that will customize your program and we offer ongoing support through the Toombs Online Academy.
“Our core values are RESPECT, INTEGRITY, QUALITY, CARING and SUSTAINABILITY. We live, breathe and work with these foundational principles in our daily life at Toombs.”

- Floyd Bye
General Manager, Edmonton
Mark Toombs

Meet our President

Strong belief in human connection supports Toombs vision


Mark Toombs
PRESIDENT

Mark learned the power of career transformations at an early age. After 10 years as an associate actuary in the insurance industry, he made the leap to the career management industry.

After joining Toombs in 1995, Mark bought the business five years later and used his background in numbers along with his natural ability to connect with people to grow the company in his unique way. Mark nurtured this people-centric business, and he believes strongly that modern outplacement still needs to be guided by human interaction.

Through the years, Mark has brought thoughtful analysis and insight to others on their own career journeys. He has an eye for hiring talent – people who have the intuitive abilities and the experience to effectively support their clients’ HR teams and employees transitioning to new careers.

In his role as president, Mark works closely with the company’s management team, and with partners around the world.

Mark continues to value lifelong learning and with his love for people and numbers, it’s not surprising he’s taken up music as a hobby – exploring both math and art through the piano.

Also an avid runner in his off time, Mark enjoys the rhythm, the exercise and opportunities to give back through the sport. He coaches young athletes and is a director for a local 10K that raises funds for his community. Most of all, Mark is a family enthusiast. He and his wife Lori love to spend time in the wilds of Fernie with their two grown sons.
Education
  • University of Western Ontario, BSc Actuarial Science
  • Richard Ivey School of Business, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Contact Mark
Direct: 403.777.2360
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Meet Our Team
Floyd Bye
Floyd Bye
General Manager, Edmonton
Karen Berg
Karen Berg
Director, Administrative Operations
Roselyn Himann
Roselyn Himann
General Manager, Calgary
Floyd Bye
Floyd Bye
General Manager, Edmonton
Karen Berg
Karen Berg
Director, Administrative Operations
Roselyn Himann
Roselyn Himann
General Manager, Calgary
Nabanita Biswas
Nabanita Biswas
Coordinator, Client Services
Cari Frame
Cari Frame
Career Coach
Ken Glover
Ken Glover
Career Consultant
Jeff Thirlwell Goddard
Jeff Thirlwell Goddard
Senior Consultant
Sonja Henning
Sonja Henning
Senior Consultant
Jenny Meers
Jenny Meers
Manager, Administrative Services
Ana Sabo
Ana Sabo
Career Specialist
Anju Symington
Anju Symington
Career Coach
Ada Tai
Ada Tai
Career Coach
Bonnie Tamura
Bonnie Tamura
Career Coach
Agnes Thibeault
Agnes Thibeault
Career Coach
Elizabeth Wade
Elizabeth Wade
Coordinator, Career Management Services
Clifford Wessel
Clifford Wessel
Career Coach
Martha Willson
Martha Willson
Career Coach
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  • Thank you so much to you and the team for everything. Things went very smoothly and, as always, the team was professional and courteous making our employees feel as comfortable as possible during a difficult situation.
  • It was very helpful to have Toombs support us during our staff reduction. Toombs’ commitment to service is the main reason we made it through the challenging day.
  • Your team showed great sensitivity to the feelings of all those involved and worked harder than any of us to ensure we had a smooth transition for our departing employees. Thank you for making a difficult day, less difficult.
  • Throughout the transition process my coach was supportive, encouraging and focused on my needs as an individual. Thanks to her help in resurrecting a very tired old resume, I quickly landed a new position that is radically different to my old role, one which I probably would never have contemplated.
“We are innovative and tuned in to the needs of our customers. We believe in driving service and technology improvements, ensuring that we deliver solid solutions to our HR partners and individuals in our care.”

- Roselyn Himann
General Manager, Calgary
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30 years of serving clients and our communities

Toombs is celebrating 30 years of providing Career Management Services here in Alberta, and globally through online networks.

Since starting our first office in Calgary in 1990, and opening in Edmonton in 1992, we have seen significant growth and are solidly established in our local communities. We are also actively serving clients around the world through our Arbora Global Partners network.

Throughout the last three decades, we have had the privilege to collaborate with compassionate, smart and dedicated Human Resources professionals, while working with talented clients to gain traction with their career. We are proud of our longevity in this industry as we continue to innovate and thrive despite the ups and downs of Alberta’s economy.

Toombs has always been community minded and we believe in giving back to the communities who help us thrive. We’re celebrating 30 years by providing unique supports to community partners.


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