What We Do

Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. was founded in 1990. Our office is in The Mitchell House, a fabulous 200-year old heritage building in downtown Halifax, adjacent the historic Halifax waterfront. 

Since 1990, we have helped employers to hire, manage and develop their employees. We do this by offering them a range of human resource services including executive search, compensation planning, salary reviews, career transition, executive coaching, and performance management.

In particular, we love working for purpose-driven organizations like municipalities and NGOs, not-for-profit organizations, membership and industry associations, and owner-managed businesses, because we feel their values align closely with our own values.

A few years ago – seeing a need in the marketplace – we launched a career coaching service. Here we work with individuals one-on-one or in group workshops to help them find the right job that matches their skills, interests, values, and aspirations.

Over these 30 years we’ve met many wonderful people and have built an excellent reputation for our work. As a result we’ve been fortunate to earn the repeat and referred business of hundreds of clients.  

Respect For Others

Treating people respectfully is fundamental to how we do business. It doesn’t matter if you’re a big corporation or a small not-for-profit. A high-flying executive or someone who has just lost their job. You will be treated with the same level of respect and dignity when you speak with us.

Beyond respect, our values have always been the same: enjoy our work, have fun, respond in timely manner, do exceptional work, pay attention to details, engage in the community, listen well, and keep learning. 

We Share

We share a lot of free or low-cost resources. We produce a weekly blog The Career Advisor, a great source of useful career tips. If you’re not one of our 10,000 subscribers, you can sign up right here.

Our founder, Gerald Walsh, has recently published a new book PINNACLE: How to Land the Right Job and Find Fulfillment in Your Career in which he has distilled 25 years of recruiting experience into 250 pages of practical, hands-on career advice. And we often run day-long job search workshops if you prefer to learn in group format. 


Giving Back 

We are well-aware that we have been given many advantages in life that others have not received. That’s why we believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

We do this by donating our time or money (or by doing pro-bono human resources work) to many organizations including: Blue Nose Marathon, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Dartmouth Adult Services Centre, Feed Nova Scotia, Better Business Bureau, Hope Cottage, Women of Excellence Awards, and Halifax Partnership.

At Your Service

If you have a general question for us, just drop us an email at gwa@geraldwalsh.com or fill out the contact form on this website. We’ll get back to you right away. Or you can reach out to Gerald Walsh directly by email walsh@GeraldWalsh.com.

You can also follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.  

We're Just Getting Started

2020 marks our 30th year in business, yet it feels like we’re just getting started. We are particularly excited about our decision to embark on our B Corporation certification in 2020. We know that it is possible to make money and make a difference at the same time. Once we become certified, we will join more than 3,000 companies worldwide who are using business as a force for good in our communities and in the world.

Beyond that, we will continue to strive at being the most-respected firm in our field – known for our thought leadership, personal service, community involvement, and happy, dedicated employees. Mostly, we want everyone who comes into contact with us – whether employer or individual – to have an extraordinary, welcoming experience. That’s our promise to you.