The Essence Group is a professional recruitment and career coaching firm specializing in talent management solutions. We help our client’s attract, retain, develop and engage the highly skilled talent demanded in today’s competitive market.


We specialize in permanent search for executive, professional and technical positions across broad industry sectors throughout North America.


Our career coaching and counselling guide and facilitate individuals looking to choose, change, or advance their careers.

Jacqueline Moore  founded The Essence Group out of a lifelong passion to support individuals to achieve their true potential.  We believe people are the ESSENCE of every enterprise!!

The Essence Group empowers individuals, teams and organizations to actualize the results they desire by clarifying vision, tapping into innate resources; reframing barriers to success thus creating new possibilities that produce extraordinary results.  We conduct ourselves with confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, professionalism and respect.

Our Team

At The Essence Group, we have national affiliations with career experts and certified coaches that share our core values of confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, professionalism and respect.  Together, we offer our clients support no matter what challenge they face or what goal they want to achieve.

Jacqueline Moore, ACC, CEC, CPCC

Chief Recruitment Officer and Career Coach


Jacqueline founded The Essence Group out of a deep passion for helping people and believes anything is possible when you are living your Essence.  Jacqueline brings over 25 years’ experience in finance, recruitment and coaching.  She has held numerous executive level finance positions, completing her finance career as the Chief Financial Officer in the energy sector.

Following her passion for helping others, she shifted her career path to recruitment and coaching. For 8 years prior to establishing The Essence Group, she worked for Hays Specialist Recruitment, International Finance Group and Design Group Staffing.  She was instrumental in establishing Hays Specialist Recruitment in Calgary, developed new technical divisions at DG (mining and technical sales), and ranked as one of Canada’s top recruitment professionals. Jacqueline has successfully placed Administrators to Directors and every other position in between.  She has coached hundreds of people to choose, change or advance their careers.  Jacqueline believes in the power of human potential and supports people as they actualize their true self. In her role as a Coach, she utilizes her gifts of intuition and compassion to create a safe space for her clients to uncover and discover their own answers. Jacqueline’s coaching is for those who dare to look beneath the surface.  

Jacqueline is a life-long learner who is actively engaged in professional development.  She is an active member of the International Coach Federation, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, and the Association of Career Professional of Canada.  Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Society of Management Accountants.  She earned her Master’s level Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (CEC) at Royal Roads University, the only program of its kind in North America.  This rigorous coaching program incorporates the best principles from a variety of disciplines (coaching, psychology, mindset, communication and organizational studies). This enables her to coach you more effectively using proven techniques from diverse fields. She has earned the designation CPCC for the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.  Jacqueline has also earned the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the respected International Coach Federation (ICF) – the leading global governing body of the coaching profession. This designation recognizes coaches who have completed individual coaching and met rigorous professional standards.

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