About Us

Laurel Towler, owner and lead consultant at Five Star HR, is a talented people management executive, trusted management advisor and experienced strategic business partner. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, she is also very familiar with the challenges you face when building a successful company.

Laurel has a successful track record linking human resources initiatives and business strategy to help organizations and their people grow.

She has extensive experience across the full breadth and depth of multiple HR disciplines including talent management, employee engagement, employee and labour relations, teams and team dynamics, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, strategic planning and change management.

Laurel gained her in-depth HR expertise in specialist, leadership and executive roles in South Africa and Canada where she worked in unionized and non-unionized environments in multiple industry sectors. Laurel also gained a solid reputation as an entrepreneur and business owner through her work as a people management consultant for various organizations in the not-for-profit sector, and an instructor of management and human resources programs for Mount Royal University.

Laurel holds an MBA from Brunel University (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa. She is a member of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, a certified Lumina Spark, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and DISC® practitioner and a certified PROSCI® change management practitioner.

Contact Laurel today to discuss your HR needs.