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Kiersten Mohr

In 2017, after fifteen years as a geologist and senior leadership professional in the Energy Industry, Kiersten embarked on the most significant challenge of her life: gender transition. Gender transition was life-changing in many ways. Kiersten's publicly authentic and vulnerable approach to her transition allowed her to see how authenticity in the workplace could build connections and synergy with her colleagues. Additionally, as Kiersten moved from a dominant to a non-dominant group while maintaining a corporate leadership role, she discovered many insights about improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in professional spaces. As she continued her corporate career, Kiersten found new motivation to engage in a more meaningful life through volunteering in the community and educating herself with a Bachelor of Psychology.   

Eventually, these experiences ignited a personal passion, leading Kiersten to step out of her energy industry role, continue with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and launch Terra Firma Transition Consulting. Kiersten is now passionate about using the unique intersection of her education, twenty years of corporate and leadership experience, and lived experience as a transgender professional to help empower organizations to create authentic, equitable, accessible, and inclusive workplaces where everyone can succeed. In addition, Kiersten dedicates time each week to providing inclusive and client-centred counselling support for youth, adults, couples, and families. 

Kiersten is passionate about giving back to her community and serves as an executive board member for the Airdrie Pride Society and as a board director with Distress Centre Calgary. Kiersten's commitment to advocacy has been celebrated by her community, as she was honoured as Airdrie's 2020 Amazing Women in Advocacy and nominated for a 2020 Star of Alberta Award by the Mayor of Airdrie.