Dr. Teal McAteer is a business consultant who specializes in the areas of leadership development, strategic human resource management, motivation, career planning and development, change, stress and time management, as well as health and wellness. She counsels on an individual basis and consults to a variety of organizations. As a Professor at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. McAteer teaches undergraduate (B.Com.), graduate (MBA), and executive (EMBA) level courses in organizational behaviour, human resource management, leadership, organizational & individual level change, and business ethics. Dr. McAteer has taught within the Director’s College, a joint program of McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada.
Dr. McAteer received her Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and a Masters in Industrial Relations and Ph.D. in Business from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Her work experience includes human resource management functions with Shell Canada Limited and Domtar Incorporated, employee benefits consulting with Johnson & Higgins Willis Faber Limited, and relocation counselling with Peat Marwick Thorne. Currently, Dr. McAteer maintains her own consulting practice offering a wide variety of services in the HRM field with a particular focus on Leadership Coaching. Dr. McAteer helps her clients articulate their goals for change in their personal and professional lives, establish specific action steps with time lines, anticipate barriers to change, initiate measures to ensure accountability for actions, and embed progress measures to reach change success.
Given her continued research interests in transformative learning experiences, the relationship between stress and health, the importance of maintaining strong self-efficacy, the power of productive/healthy versus unproductive/unhealthy thinking styles, and stress management strategies - Dr. McAteer is familiar with both the theory and practice of creating a healthy and motivated company team.