"By popular belief, work provides a way to make a living and occupy one’s time, however I believe the question about why ‘work’ is worthwhile goes far beyond traditional views. We should anticipate that the best work experiences can add value to people’s lives and are an important part of personal flourishment. Organizations owe it to employees to connect their work to a job-related purpose, and through our research, we know this supports organizational performance."
With Viewpoint since 2013, Kelsey is the Managing Director at Viewpoint Research. She oversees the team, and all activities and engagements, including research projects, strategic client work, speaking engagements, and educational roundtables. Kelsey works closely with Mac Van Wielingen in various research endeavors and thought leadership, and acts as the liaison between Viewpoint Foundation and its single largest endowment to date – the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership at the Haskayne School of Business. Kelsey specializes in building and delivering assessments, strategic facilitation, and relationship engagement, with expertise in high-performance and abusive leadership, strategy, governance, and organizational development. Kelsey has also supported ARC Financial in organizational strategy and leadership since 2014.
Prior to settling in Calgary, she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from the University of Saskatchewan while completing her athletic eligibility with the CIS Women’s Hockey team. After the U of S, Kelsey attended Queen's University and obtained a Masters of Science in Management, Organization Behavior under the supervision of Dr. Julian Barling, the Borden Chair of Leadership at Queen’s School of Business. While there, she also helped coached the Women's Gaels Hockey team to a OUA Championship.
With a background in hockey, Kelsey's business interests have always been fueled by her learnings and fascination in sport, particularly the parallels between the two. She has an innate interest in how organizations can leverage fundamentals critical to athletic performance; such as the pursuit of a clear, defined outcome (championship); the tight feedback loops; the coordination and vulnerability of great teams; and the incredible learning velocity and mindset of top-performers.
Kelsey's lifelong passion for hockey has fueled community interests related to youth sport, including volunteering as a coach for over ten years. Kelsey and her husband Chris are proud Saskatchewan natives, and with their daughter, enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, fishing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Carleton, E., Barling, J., Christie, A., Trivisonno, M., Tulloch, K., & Beachamp, M. (in press). Scarred for the rest of my career? Career-long effects of abusive leadership on professional athlete aggression and task performance.Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Carleton, E., Barling, J., Christie, A., Trivisonno, M., Tulloch, K., & Beauchamp, M. (2015, January). Long-term effects of abusive supervision on workplace aggression and task performance. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2015, No. 1, p. 12515). Academy of Management.
Pohler, D.M., & Willness, C.R., Tulloch, K. (2011, June). The Certified Human Resource Professional designation in Canada. 48th Annual Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Fredricton, NB.