Reena Khullar is an Executive Consultant with a background in Human Resources leadership strategy and Professional Development for organizations across the globe. Reena has specialized in developing and implementing business strategies unique to an organization’s corporate culture, providing a competitive advantage for its people, business and strategic success.
Reena holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Human Resource Management; a designated CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) in Canada; and an SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Senior Certified Professional in the United States. Over the course of her career, Reena has successfully launched and led consulting firms where she supported clients with their workforce planning and organizational design strategies, while developing HR programs to complement their growth objectives.
“Our commitment to clients involves a long term relationship with their people, their business and strategic growth plans. We have successfully led clients with their global expansions, transitioning and supporting workplace cultural values and principles seamlessly; while developing HR programs to complement change management initiatives. We value the commitment in supporting an organization's core strength - its people! We are rewarded with the engagement and continue to pursue opportunities to build these invaluable partnerships."
In 2020, and during the midst of the pandemic, Reena launched Agilis Executive Consulting in Calgary, Alberta; and in under 1 year she led the firm to success across 6 continents and 10 countries with her exclusive article series “The Extra(ordinary) Executive: How Do You Measure Success?™”. Thereafter, Reena established a niche in Brand Identity through her exclusive series “Beyond The Bio™”, which works with clients to discover their personal brand and define their purpose.
In 2021, Reena was nominated for an RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award through the WOI Women of Influence™ organization for her innovation in launching a global consulting firm during the pandemic, inspiring leadership growth for clients around the world through her coaching advantage.
In 2022, Reena was nominated for a Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 award through the WXN Women’s Executive Network™ to recognize her drive to advance entrepreneurship opportunities for women in Canada through her dedication to executive leadership development.
In 2023, Reena joined the Lean In Organization's Lean In Canada™ Calgary Network as their President to advance Sheryl Sandberg's mission to help women achieve their ambitions; and create an equal world where all voices are heard.
"Stories are meant to be shared. I launched Agilis Executive Consulting on May 1, 2020 with the goal to connect people across the globe through storytelling. The collaboration was rewarding and resulted in the creation of The Extra(ordinary) Executive™ articles, Beyond The Bio™, and over 30 Speaking Engagements around the world. This incredible venture continues to offer infinite learning opportunities to support my commitment to professional development, for both myself and my clients. To celebrate these rewarding moments, I write - a lot! This drives creativity and challenges me to continuously innovate and build on ideas that expand learning opportunities for clients.
I'm thrilled to continue the momentum through the Lean In Organization to help create opportunities to build a community of women leaders who inspire growth, new perspectives and life lessons. I truly believe that together, women can make their dreams a reality, while standing united for equality."
Reena has participated in international speaking engagements, including podcasts and leading webinars across the globe to discuss the impact of leadership and personal branding, and how a brand identity defines success when organizations are represented with authenticity through their people. Recently, Reena was featured in Forbes™ through the Forbes Council™ to discuss her professional journey spanning 20 years, sharing the foundation to her entrepreneurial success.
Reena is a proud contributor to Forbes™ Magazine through the Forbes Council™, an invitation-only community for leading executive business and career coaches. Forbes™ Councils provide exclusive opportunities to publish on Forbes.com, one of the best-known business authorities in the world. She is also a member of the Harvard Business Review™ Advisory Council and provides research in shaping the content developed for publications on management and leadership. In addition,
As a Member Leader for Forbes™ Council, Reena leads the discussion on Brand Identity and offer insights to Council members across the globe on discovering, building, maintaining and evolving their personal brands. In addition, as an official member of the Forbes™ Coaches Council, Reena contributes to Forbes™ on topics related to entrepreneurship, executive leadership, and professional development; and is quoted periodically on the Forbes™ Expert Panel.
"My partnership with Forbes™ as a Member Leader and Executive Coaches Council member drives my thought leadership through written publications, while leading conversations for members in different countries on discovering and building a brand identity. Simultaneously, the partnership with Harvard Business Review™ as an Advisory Council member offers the chance to provide research and insight to shape the content they develop; which enriches their understanding of different perspective on the wider world of management and leadership."
As the Leader for Startup Canada's Startup Women Program, Reena leads and mentors Canadian women business owners. Designed for early stage entrepreneurs, Startup Canada's Startup Women program gives women entrepreneurs the building blocks they need to start and grow their business, with guidance from leaders to help coach them through their journey.
"When you support women, you support a nation. It is an honor to work with Startup Canada and help lead Canadian women who are on a journey to fulfilling their dreams to business ownership; while representing Canada's values as a core foundation for success."
In support of Make-A-Wish® Canada, Reena was honored to represent one of the 100 diverse female leaders from across Canada as an inclusive Ambassador in helping Make-A-Wish raise $1 Million dollars in 2023. As a Women for Wishes participant, she joined the campaign and worked to unite with women across Canada to acknowledge and celebrate granting wishes; together, creating life-changing moments for children with critical illnesses.
"We aren't always aware of the possibilities our presence has in enriching the lives of others; especially for children who are in need of our support to live a fulfilling life with opportunities that we often take for granted. Women for Wishes drives the initiative to lead a campaign that will make a life-changing impact for so many children in need."
Reena is also a trained and accredited partner with Smart Collaboration™ International for the Smart Collaboration Accelerator, a psychometric assessment that supports consulting engagements for clients in every industry and every country across the globe.
"My partnership with Gardner & Co.™ through Harvard Law School™ includes access to administer the Smart Collaboration Accelerator through Smart Collaboration™ International for client projects. As a trained Accredited Partner, I can deliver psychometric assessments for all consulting engagements to support clients in every industry and every country across the globe; transforming the world of virtual work."
As a partner with the Work Wellness Institute™, Reena supports its mission to positively impact workplace health practices by engaging teams through speaking presentations across the globe, presenting on best practices, case studies, and relevant research in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives toward mental health awareness and well-being.
"The partnership with the Work Wellness Institute(WWi)™ supports its mission in conducting global research and mobilizing knowledge that positively impacts workplace health practices. From Canada, I help turn research into practice through speaking engagements with organizations across the globe, engaging teams through best practices, case studies, and relevant research in diversity, equity and inclusion toward mental health awareness and well-being."
-Reena Khullar , B.Comm, SHRM-SCP, CPHR
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