Brenda Kirkwood


Brenda is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with focus in technology, construction, real estate, healthcare & life sciences, professional services, sports & entertainment, and various non-profit. Brenda is passionate about leadership development, performance management, employee engagement and organizational alignment. With 17+ years experience as an HR professional her background spans publicly traded, privately owned, union and non-unionized environments.

Brenda was awarded a Forty Under 40 recipient in 2022 for her work in co-designing and delivering over 100 Post-Placement Integration (PPI) programs at Keynote Search. PPI supports the success of new hires in their first 90 days through a customized, yet structured, integration program. In collaboration with the new hire and their leader, the program focuses on self-awareness, style and approach, building meaningful relationships, defining success and aligning to the overall strategy, role, goals and culture of the organization.

When she isn’t working, you can find her with her husband and two kids enjoying time with their pandemic puppy.