Clariti Group was born out of a fundamental desire to help individuals and employers make informed decisions around career and leadership. We aspire to share the lessons we’ve learned from our 50+ years of combined experience with others who may be facing career challenges, transition, leadership, or organizational development considerations. We’re committed to providing clear and comprehensive services that genuinely add value.
Our mission is simple: to help individuals and teams achieve great careers and great workplaces.
Tara certainly has experience with making career “180s”. Her initial goal was a career in policing and she earned a degree in Psychology & Criminology from Carleton University but had to re-think her career aspirations once she discovered that her eyesight didn’t meet the requirements of the job! Taking on temporary assignments through a small employment agency, just until she figured out her next move, would lead to a 17-year career in the recruitment & placement industry with that same company which is now one of Canada’s leading staffing & recruitment firms. Tara launched the firm’s presence as altisHR (now Altis Recruitment) in Toronto in 1996 and as VP/Regional Director of Site Development & Operations, helped grow the organization to three locations within the GTA and one in Vancouver. After a long and rewarding career, she relocated back to the capital and continued her work within the career space, launching the Ottawa chapter of the momcafé Network – a networking and career-support group focused on connecting local professional moms. After operating the chapter for two years, she returned to the corporate world, working with CareerJoy as Director of Client Development for 1.5 years before co-founding Clariti Group with Kevin in February 2014. A life-long learner, Tara has completed the Certified Resilience Coach Program with The Leadership Wellness Group, a Life Coach certification with JRNI (now Lumia), the Sales Management Program at Smith (formerly Queen’s) School of Business, and has also earned a designation as a Certified Staging Professional® just for kicks.
Kevin has over 30 years of business experience as a leader and entrepreneur, having held several senior management positions in Sales, Business Development and Operations. Before co-founding Clariti Group, Kevin held positions as Partner/General Manager at CareerJoy, Vice President of Business Development for OverlayTV, Vice President of Global Sales for Lumenera Corporation, CEO and Co-founder of Zequra Technologies, and CEO of Oursoftware Ltd. In 2003, he was the recipient of the “Top Forty under 40” awarded by the Ottawa Business Journal for his commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community. An avid board and committee member, Kevin was Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). He is a board member and Chair of the Grants & Evaluation Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, and also sat on the board for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa. Kevin holds an MBA from McMaster University and a BA in Mathematics from Queens University. A master at networking, if Kevin had a theme song, it would be “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” from the long-running TV show “Cheers” since he seems to know 99.9% of the population in Ottawa. Kevin is also a world-class skier and always manages to find the best deals on hotels.
(My coach) was so professional with impeccable boundaries and so many skills. But how did it go? I would say by the end…
(My coach) was so professional with impeccable boundaries and so many skills. But how did it go? I would say by the end it was like having an old high school friend, whom I trusted implicitly, holding up a mirror for me to see myself in a more clear way! I trusted her with the good news and the tough stuff, and really always looked forward to our time together. At the end of 8 sessions, I was trying to make stuff up so that I could keep on working with her - she is a GEM! She was an incredible coach, and her work with me truly helped me to become a more skilled leader! (Also, I got the promotion I was going for, thanks, in no small part, to her assistance along the way!)
(My coach) got me to "see the light"! She was able to give me an impartial 3rd party view on the situation, and point…
(My coach) got me to "see the light"! She was able to give me an impartial 3rd party view on the situation, and point out where I had made a wrong turn. She told me what I was embarking on wouldn't be easy so no sugar coating it. Yes, I would recommend her to others. (Her) HR work experience and her leadership/coaching training were the perfect combo for me in this situation and have been in the past. - Leadership Coaching Client
This program did meet my expectations. I felt like I had someone who actually understand the cards in which I had been dealt and truly guided me in the best possible way through all of the challenges in which I faced during the past several months/year. She gave me the confidence I needed to speak up loud enough to be heard and understood and that allowed change to happen in my role which was very much needed. She also reminded me that as a women we need to take a different stance and have to work a bit more hard to get the attention in which we so truly deserve in the room especially in meetings. Look the part and you will be treated the part.
I would definitely recommend (my coach) to others. She was very understanding, professional, friendly, relatable, and…
I would definitely recommend (my coach) to others. She was very understanding, professional, friendly, relatable, and extremely helpful. (She) made me feel I would get back in the game again, find that job that was out there and suitable for me. I appreciated the info/tools she passed on to me to help with my job search.
(My coach was) very intuitive. I appreciated her thoughtful homework.. It always brought me to deeper understanding of…
(My coach was) very intuitive. I appreciated her thoughtful homework.. It always brought me to deeper understanding of myself in any context. It connected me to the before and after of myself through the process of losing my job after 11 years and finding a new one. She shared some of her story with restructures and that helped me immensely.
I would absolutely recommend (my Coach). I feel like we had a strong connection from the get go. I felt that my ambitions and motivations were well understood by her. I felt as though she phrased ideas in a way that I could metabolize, and altered her phrasing when I showed resistance or concern. But most of all what I valued was her clear belief in my and the goals that I'm trying to achieve. The enduring enthusiasm and positivity was the exact tonic that my mind needed. She showed me how valuable my experiences were and how capable I was. Another valuable element was the permit to recognize that career transitions are draining and intimidating and confusing.
Wanted to let you know I am at my first day back at work!! Sent my resume last Monday...was called for interview that…
Wanted to let you know I am at my first day back at work!! Sent my resume last Monday...was called for interview that afternoon for Wednesday and hired Friday! Me thinks it was the kick ass resume! Thanks for all of your help and coaching. You helped make it better just sitting to chat. All the very best.
I would like to thank you for your support in this process but more than anything, I wanted to let you know that my…
I would like to thank you for your support in this process but more than anything, I wanted to let you know that my coach has been a big part of my success. The "click" was there since the first meeting. She listened to me, shared ideas with me, challenged me and always pushed and motivated me the way that I wanted to be. She was always smiling and we have been able to laugh a lot which is something that was very important for me. I would say that without her, I am not sure that I would have been able to get to where I am now. She helped me with my resume, with my LinkedIn profile, and with my interview preparation. It has been a pleasure to work with her and I would recommend her to anyone who needs the same type of help that I needed. It has been a very positive experience for me and I learned a lot during my sessions with her.
Thanks very much for a professionally executed series of workshops. The feedback received has been great and I couldn't…
Thanks very much for a professionally executed series of workshops. The feedback received has been great and I couldn't imagine how the day could have gone any better. The workshops motivated and encouraged people to fully engage and speak honestly in the last part of the day. This is the valuable information management needs so we can now clearly identify "wins" to hit in the coming months. That will build trust in the team, create momentum in the HR team and is another brick in the foundation we are laying to become "Best Employer/Best HR."
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for joining us last week and sharing your experience and…
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for joining us last week and sharing your experience and perspectives. It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing you speak. The audience really enjoyed the brief Actionable sessions and I feel the experiment was successful. Several of the delegates identified these sessions as the highlight of the event, delivering as they did useful information in manageable chunks. I look forward to hearing more about your work in the future and hopefully having you join us at another of our events.
The Career Transition workshop was excellent. (The facilitator) was awesome and the feedback from the participants was…
The Career Transition workshop was excellent. (The facilitator) was awesome and the feedback from the participants was very positive. I am more than pleased with how it went.
clearly great careers. clearly great workplaces.