Nicole Collard

Change Manager, Workplace Consulting, Canada

  • Calgary
  • 1200, 585 - 8th Avenue Place
  • Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1 Canada

Nicole Collard recently joined Avison Young to oversee change management projects on the Workplace Consulting team within the Consulting Services division. Nicole brings over 20 years of experience in various professional disciplines including communications, public relations, and change management. With a communications and coaching lens, Nicole enjoys collaborating with clients to ensure alignment between business objectives and employee performance. She is focused on the client-experience and is dedicated to stakeholder engagement at every step, while promoting genuine and transparent messaging. She also delivers streamlined business processes that result in tangible value and cost-savings. Her strategic insights and communications-focused approach will lead to a clear, executable strategy customized to organizational needs.


Nicole comes to AY as an experienced communications professional in industries that include energy, manufacturing, telecommunications, insurance, legal, and consulting services. Nicole’s extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, internal and external communications, community investment, and coaching make her well-versed in predicting change events and determining thoughtful and achievable solutions to challenges. 



  • MBA, Public Relations and Communication Management
  • Bachelor, Communications

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University
  • Prosci Change Management
  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Adult Learning, University of Calgary
  • Investor Relations, University of Western Ontario
  • Telecommunications, Mount Royal University