Tanya Chapman

President, The Chapman Group

Tanya Chapman is the President of The Chapman Group, a human resource management consulting company specializing in developing human resource strategy and planning, building human resource programs, leadership development, performance management and facilitating change. 

Tanya has experience as an oil and gas executive, university lecturer and business owner. She is a facilitator, and works with individuals and teams to help them create focus and clarity to achieve their professional and personal goals. She has a passion for working with businesses and not for profit organizations to deliver sustainable change for our region, and is highly committed to leading with purpose.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from St. Thomas University along with a certificate in Human Resource Management and an MBA from the University of New Brunswick.  She is a designated Certified Human Resource Professional and has completed the ICD Directors Education Program from the Rotman School of Business.


The Chapman Group is a strategic management consulting company specializing in developing human resource strategies and plans, facilitating change and building learning and leadership programs.

Our purpose is to enable individuals, teams and organizations to transform to perform.  We specialize in developing human resource strategies and HR programs that help businesses deliver on performance goals, facilitate change and build leadership capability.  We believe in respect for the individual, leading with integrity and making a difference every day.  
Based on these values, we work with teams and individuals to enable them to fulfill their full potential.  By investing in yourself and your team, you invest in your future and we want to help.

Our leadership development programs and coaching enable individuals to enhance their leadership capacity and develop to their full potential. Having 2 associates aligned with Leadership Management International, (LMI) (Canada) bolsters our leadership programs through the integration of Change Management principles with those of LMI, delivering results that exceed expectations.

The Chapman Group provides human resources expertise and consulting to meet the needs of our valued clients. We have comprehensive experience in learning and development, talent development, organizational effectiveness, project management, change management and human resource planning.

We are one of only 14 B-Corps in Atlantic Canada, using the power of business to participate in solving socio-economic and environmental problems. Additionally, we support not for profit organizations by donating 10% of our working time to help serve the communities within which we live and work.  

We invite you to explore our website (www.chapmangroupcan.com)to learn more about The Chapman Group and how we can enable you to create a competitive advantage through your people.

What are you most proud of professionally? And who or why?

I am proud that our clients value our expertise, and appreciate our values

What's your vision for Atlantic Canada in 10 years? What’s our biggest opportunity now?

My vision is that we are an economically viable region that is focused on entrepreneurial growth and innovation. Our biggest opportunity now is all about leveraging our talent-- identifying potential, and growing our capability and capacity as a region.

What was your greatest stage of growth?  What made it a shift for you? 

For me, it was the moment of commitment in deciding to build a business rather than opting to take on a job.

What's your favourite or most read book or podcast?

Right now, it's ‘Grit’ by Angela Duckworth. Building a business is all about resilience, and understanding that you are not defined by your current situation, but rather by the essence of who you are.

What's your deepest learning from this past year? How did/will you apply it?

My deepest learning from this year is that in order for us to achieve great things, we must let other things go. We have to free up capacity, and learn to invest our time rather than spend it.

Who's inspired you, directly or indirectly? How have they inspired you?

I have had a number of exceptional role models-- not the famous, quotable kinds of role models, but rather ordinary women who have provided me with extraordinary lessons in leadership-- my piano teacher, my first boss, my grandmother, my mother-- strong, resilient, New Brunswick, women.

What would you have done differently?

Nothing. Successes and failures have all provided important lessons.

What were your priorities and how did they help you overcome some of the struggles you've faced?

My priority has always been about living on purpose. I've been a teacher, a university administrator, an oil and gas executive, and now a business owner, and with each role, I have been able to lead change, help solve interesting problems and develop others. That's what motivates me, regardless of the role.

How have you recovered from fractured professional relationships? 

Professional relationships are all about respect, and if respect exists then all else can be overcome.


Business leader, passionate about improving our socio-economic conditions, change leader, performance consultant

Tanya Chapman