Our committed team of professionals is comprised of experienced professionals

who are recognized leaders in the human resources industry and

we incorporate best practices from a range of disciplines

encompassing individual, team and organizational perspectives.

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Business Owner & Founder
ESP Consulting Ltd. and Worth Every Penny 

Born and raised in Williams Lake, Penny’s maternal great grandfather was the legendary RC Cotton who immigrated from Hampton Court, England in 1897 and purchased the M.G. Drummond Ranch in Riske Creek (later the RC Cotton Ranch). Her great-grandmother was Maude Waller who came to the Chilcotin all the way from Tasmania, Australia in 1907. Penny’s paternal heritage is English, Scottish and Shuswap, from her Grandmother who was born in Dog Creek. 

After attending Cariboo College in Kamloops and Kelowna, studying Business and Commerce, Penny moved to Sydney, Australia in 1977. After returning to Williams Lake in 1992, she started ESP Consulting Ltd.  an employment services and human resources company. 

Believing that successful leaders come from a place of mindfulness and respect, Penny’s natural ability to connect with people and her human approach to business has led to a successful and rewarding journey helping other people realize their dreams. She believes we never stop learning and embraces new opportunities that will allow her to make change, support others, and give back to her community. In this spirit she recently founded her new enterprise, Worth Every Penny, which supports artisans and entrepreneurial women globally.

Today she lives on North Lakeside, Williams Lake, and spends her winters travelling for her business ventures. You can reach Penny at pennyrobart@espconsulting.org.

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Career Consultant

Michael Walker is a Career Consultant with extensive experience in a diverse range of public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  His previous positions included Project Manager, Treasury Board Analyst, Strategic Planner and Director of Staffing Services.


Mike is qualified in the application of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory (SII), vocational tools which focus on personality preference and interests as they relate to career options.  His support guides individuals experiencing job loss, beginning a career, or changing career direction.  He has developed curriculum and facilitated over 500 workshops on career planning, resume writing, interview preparation, managing change and team building.


Mike provides career transition services to organizations and individuals, and coaches on the understanding of self-awareness and implementation of positive steps to career planning and management.  His mentoring enables clients to explore/establish strategic directions and objectives, and ensures they are provided with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career satisfaction and success. 

You can reach Michael at michaelwalkerassociates@shaw.ca.


Pamela Murkin is an administrator for ESP Consulting Ltd. who helps with a myriad of office duties. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree, she has worked with treeplanting companies, ICBC and fundraising for non-profits organizations like United Way and the YMCA.

Pamela lives in Kelowna and spends much of the time running around with her two little ones and volunteering to organize the local Vegan Festival. You can reach Pamela at pamela.murkin@espconsulting.org.

“One to change a few. A few to change many. Many to change the world. Starts with one.”
~ Anonymous

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