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City of Toronto
Undertook a research project consisting of 14 focus groups and two online surveys to explore the value in, and recommend options for, renaming Toronto’s Homelessness Services System and shelters.
Worked with the Board to frame and resolve an outstanding and extremely important strategic issue that was a tough business challenge, and then to review and update the strategic plan to get it back on track.
Healthcare Benefit Trust
Worked with the Board Chair to frame the strategic issues that needed to be addressed, then facilitated the Board through a discussion that allowed them to totally reposition
the organization within one year.
Worked with shareholders to articulate a vision for the Firm and create a 3-year strategy designed to solidify HGC’s position as Canada’s most sought-after team of acoustical experts.
U of T Mississauga
Developed a comprehensive strategic plan for the Department of Biology involving workshops with senior teaching, research and administrative staff, online surveys, and key informant interviews.
Designed and facilitated two half-day offsite meetings to introduce all employees to the concepts underlying branding and the power every employeee has to build a strong brand.
Facilitated the senior management teams of Bell Sygma and Amdahl Canada to design the framework for a productive and mutually beneficial strategic alliance of the two organizations.
Pink Triangle Press
Facilitated a comprehensive process to prioritize strategic issues and develop a 3-year strategic plan involving online and key informant research and six facilitated workshops.
TD Canada Trust
Facilitated business unit strategy sessions with the executive team responsible for retail and small business credit resulting in a unique and compelling business strategy for the unit.
Facilitated the Executive Council and senior staff of the organization through the strategic planning process to build the strategic plan for 2018-2020 and provided ongoing advice and counsel on its execution.
Worked with the senior leadership team on the redevelopment & implementation of a college-wide rebranding program leading to more cohesive marketing for Seneca’s recruitment initiatives.
Canadian Association of Gift Planners
Worked with the Board and senior leadership team to develop consecutive three-year strategies as well as a comprehensive brand strategy to effectively position CAGP for future success.
Coached the CEO through the creation of a vision for the electoral process out 13 years, then facilitated the executive team through the creation of the long-term strategy to make that vision a reality along with the execution timeline to get there..
Facilitated a series of sessions with the senior executive team of this holding company that established a set of guiding principles for the selection, review, and renewal of capital investments along with clear success measures.
OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance
Worked with the Executive Director to frame six strategic issues, and facilitated the Board of Directors through a discussion that resulted in shared understanding and defensible, actionable
Consulting Engineers of Ontario
Working with the CEO and Board, facilitated a number of key meetings including a workshop to develop a value proposition that members and prospects could get behind.
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Facilitated a series of half-day sessions with Canadian manufacturing company executives to build an understanding of the vision for manufacturing in Canada in the year 2020.
Facilitated a member task force comprised of senior tax practitioners and academics through a rigorous process lasting almost five years that resulted in the major redesign of education for entry-level tax practitioners in Canada.
Delivered a keynote on dealing with and making change work, and designed and facilitated a role playing game to help management overcome obstacles and achieve sustainable growth.
YMCA of Greater Toronto
Led the development of a strategy to create and position a virtual foundation to boost annual donations and effectively differentiate the YMCA from other charities.
Facilitated two sessions with the Board of Directors of a new agency of the Ontario Ministry of Forestry responsible for forest management, focusing first on a long range vision and then on a one year action plan.
Grant Thornton Foundation
Facilitated the Foundation Board through a strategic dialogue in which they shifted their focus dramatically to better support their mandate and built a robust action plan to migrate to their newly stated direction.
Toronto Lands Corporation
Working with the CEO, senior leadership team, and Board of Directors, led the development of this organization's 3-year strategic direction.
Helped staff executives prepare briefing notes for a strategic discussion of the Board, and facilitated the Board through a dialogue that built shared understanding and a robust action strategy.
The Mezzanine Group
Facilitated focus groups for a variety of Mezzanine clients designed to identify specific actions that could be taken to modify products and gain greater market penetration.
Waterloo Region Tourism Marketing Board
Worked with the Board and Executive Director of this newly formed agency to develop the strategy to guide the Corporation during its formative years.
Ontario Real Estate Association
Developed and facilitated a three-year process to support OREA’s brand integration process, and inculcate the brand and brand behaviours into each employee’s daily working life.
Five-year retainer engagement to develop and implement a marketing strategy for the personal insolvency division, and engage employees in effective sales and marketing practices.
Chimo Youth Services
Conducted research with Board members and facilitated a 1.5-day retreat around Board roles and the role of each Director. Session included team building to affirm the importance of the team, and its individual members.
Facilitated over 100 sessions with over 30 public sector teams as they developed strategy at the ministry, division, and program levels.
Oakville Milton & District Real Estate Board
Facilitated 4 consecutive strategic planning processes. Developed a course and trained senior staff members in the techniques of guerrilla mktg. Provided ongoing advice and counsel to senior management.
Facilitated 2 consecutive strategic planning processes involving online surveys and key informant interviews, in addition to numerous special meetings and processes over a