Sandy McIntosh

Sandy McIntosh

Toronto, Ontario
An authentic C-suite executive &thought leader committed to driving positive change in the workplace
Sandy McIntosh is an Executive VP, Chief Human Resources Officer of TELUS’ and leads a team that drives the company's innovative people and culture strategy. Sandy McIntosh is an authentic C-suite executive, inspiring leader and thought leader with a unique voice and unique perspectives committed to driving positive change in the workplace.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Managing remote employees


An authentic, inspiring leader with a unique voice and unique perspectives, Sandy McIntosh is a breath of fresh air in business environments. She’s an expert in her field, an authority on multiple topics like resilience, mindfulness, happiness, curiosity, and women & leadership. But above all, she’s real. Sandy is tapped into what makes people tick, and she understands that in order to influence perception or drive action with her audiences, she must speak their language.

As TELUS’ EVP, People & Culture and CHRO, Sandy McIntosh is committed to driving positive change in the workplace – within our company and beyond our walls. She understands the future of work and how digitization is shaping the way we interact professionally and personally. Sandy McIntosh is a strong role model and champion of women in business and an advocate for equality and bringing your whole, healthy self to work.

Sandy McIntosh is recognized for her outstanding leadership and professional contributions as one of the Women’s Executive Network’s Most Powerful Women and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2017.

Sandy McIntosh is a finalist for HR Leader of the Year by the Canadian HR Awards and previously received a Leadership Excellence Award in the Trailblazer category from Women in Communications and Technology and is listed as a Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal. Sandy McIntosh holds an Executive MBA and a Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University, and an undergraduate degree in Public Administration from Carleton University. Sandy also completed The Judy Project at the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management.



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Sandy McIntosh Topic Presentations

mindfulness - understanding the science of mindfulness and how it can improve productivity and foster innovation

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happiness - redefining and reigniting happiness in the workplace

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

resilience - how to build, practice and inspire resilience at work

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

curiosity - how to enhance curiosity to drive better performance and long-term success

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

finite and infinite games - inspired by simon sinek’s book, the infinite game

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

women & leadership - advancing women leaders by exploring five leadership concepts in beyoncé’s homecoming

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training


Thank you for participating on the Children First Canada panel today. You were remarkably engaging and deliberate in your remarks. Such a wonderful ambassador for TELUS and your personal brand is an inspiration.”

Mary Jo Haddad

TELUS board member

On behalf of the International Women’s Forum, thank you for sharing your insights and expertise on the 2019 World Leadership Conference global stage. The feedback from the Toronto conference — Open Minds — has been overwhelmingly positive, and your participation as the moderator of the Waste Not session helped to shape a lively and thought-provoking discussion among the 1,100 women leaders from over 30 countries who attended.


International Women’s Forum & Leadership Foundation,

Your speech was awesome! You’re a compelling storyteller. I agree that we need to stand up and move forward together.

Conference participant

Forward Together

I have truly enjoyed and value learning from your thoughtful, caring leadership at TELUS. The positive work culture and values you have promoted are unparalleled and will have a lasting impact.

Team member


Thank you for taking the time to share your insights during today’s All Hands Call. I think you are an exceptional public speaker! Your messages and story lines are clear and connected, and your delivery (including the humour) is on point.

Team member


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