Lely Chow, BSc

An accomplished relationship-builder with her clients – both individuals and the organizations that hire them – Lely adds value to every Talent Acquisition and Coaching mandate she undertakes.

As a Search Consultant and Talent Acquisition Strategist, Lely draws on extensive experience exploring and fully understanding the unique needs of each client organization. Similarly, as a Career Coach, she seeks to reflect the whole picture of a job seeker: Not just experience and qualifications, but their motivations, their passion, their “why”. The personal brand that emerges informs each career journey and search strategy.


Lely’s deep expertise in full-cycle recruitment is grounded by more than 15 years’ experience as a third-party Talent Acquisition Specialist with such firms as WilsonHCG and Apex Life Sciences. Her ability to establish and foster rapport and alignment is critical to riding the inside track and functioning as a trusted partner to Hiring Managers in client organizations. With tremendous insight and a strategic mindset, she excels at assessing markets, setting expectations and providing real-world insights.

Adept with HR technology, state-of-the-art tools and best-practice techniques, she expertly guides her clients through strategy and talent planning, sourcing and selection, onboarding and acclimation. She brings extensive knowledge of sourcing scientific and engineering professionals at all levels, from entry-level to leadership.

Whatever the industry, her approach ensures an exceptional candidate experience throughout the entire recruiting and onboarding process. Over the years, she has been frequently called upon to train, mentor and coach other recruiters.


  • Career Transition
  • Full-cycle Recruitment
  • Employer Branding
  • Career Coaching
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Executive Search

BSc Biology, McMaster University