Melanie Peacock

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Melanie Peacock has almost 30 years of experience as a Human Resources Management professional. Melanie runs her own boutique firm, Double M Training & Consulting, and is an Associate Professor with the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. 

Melanie is a published author of various best-selling HR books, with The HR Professional’s Guide to Change Management being her most recent work.  As well, Melanie is an active and sought-after media commentator, having done over 80 interviews in the past few years.

Melanie was recognized with Alberta’s Distinguished Career Award in 2014 and was acknowledged in HRD magazine’s 2017 Hotlist as one of the top 30, most influential HR practitioners in Canada.

Melanie obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) at the University of Alberta, her MBA from Western University and her PhD from the University of Calgary.

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Melanie Peacock PhD, MBA, CPHR


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Articles by Melanie Peacock PhD, MBA, CPHR

When recently visiting my Dad in his long-term care facility I noticed a new addition to his floor. A big cage with a lovely bird in it was sitting just outside his room. As I was looking at this, the head nurse wandered by and told me that the bird had a mate for many years and when she passed away the bird stopped making any noises. He was completely silent. If you will pardon the poetic license, we both knew why the caged bird didn’t sing. Grief.

May 20, 2021

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories. 

September 26, 2019


“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

February 1, 2019



The 2018 SHRM conference is over and as usual, after this type of experience I take time to review my notes and reflect on what I learned. The entire program was fantastic, including an array of keynotes, session speakers, a SMART stage and the opportunity to learn about leading edge HR products and services at the exposition hall.

June 25, 2018


What is one of the key HR lessons from Canada? A key learning is that the future is bright and in good hands. Check out this video of students from Mount Royal University, commenting on why they love HR, what HR means to them, and what they see for their future. 





June 23, 2018