Deep Knowledge • Grasp of Context • Facilitation Excellence
"We had really good feedback from the retreat and Lyn McDonell received high praise. I think one evaluator commented “best yet” in the section regarding the facilitator, so well done. More particularly, I appreciated how invested Lyn was in deeply understanding the issues we were studying in the context of our specific sector. As a result she brought great insight to our retreat, which was reflected in the excellent report Lyn and her team assembled for us after the event”.
UNIVERSITY SECRETARY AND CORPORATE COUNSEL
"When it came to governance training with our Board and Senior Management team, Lyn McDonell brought her expertise and delivered an individualized approach, tailored to the culture of our group and responsive to our specific issues. Not only was the training very effective with the groups and the meetings well facilitated, even during the preparatory conversations for the sessions, Lyn's exploration of the issues and opportunities was insightful. We have had very good feedback from our Board and Staff, who found the experience to be positive and valuable – we are already seeing meaningful changes and very interesting conversations about opportunities and how we can evolve our governance structure."
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ALS SOCIETY OF CANADA
“The time and attention Nickey Alexiou paid to the planning of the day with us was most impressive, leading to the development of an agenda that was fulsome and clearly articulated. We appreciated Nickey’s respectful guidance, commitment to the agenda and to the purpose of the meetings and her enthusiastic, positive approach to the discussions we had. Her warmth and optimism shone through and we found Nickey a delight to work with – both in planning the meetings but also during the meetings themselves”
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF CANADA
"Demonstrating skill, knowledge and business acumen across all aspects of our enterprise coupled with a keen sense of how people relate to each other, Theresa Kane delivers results and continues to support us to effecively implement and get things done following the initial review."
JULIA PRICE-CREIG, CEO
BARRIE & DISTRICT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS©
"The feedback from the session was outstanding, Lyn. The new Council members were so appreciative of the session. Many Council members commented on the fact that they we had such a productive meeting (the next day) because they had the benefit of the governance workshop the day before. So you hit the mark, Lyn!"
MARY ANN RANGAM
ONTARIO PROFESSIONAL PLANNERS INSTITUTE
"Process and planning are excellent, Lyn McDonell's ability to synthesize key trends and "hear" what is being said is remarkable. Lyn has an ability to "cut to the chase" as well which is really appreciated. She has the ability to facilitate large groups and small conversations with ease. The passion that she brings to the process ‘catches on’ and people engage at a wonderful level."
LORRAINE SUNSTRUM-MANN ECEDH, RN, BA, MBA
GRANDVIEW CHILDREN'S CENTRE
"Ms. Kane exhibits a genuine passion for leadership, strategic planning and change management. She is thorough, empathetic, objective and professional. She is skilled at managing groups, engaging them is discussion and helping to move agendas forward. She also demonstrated the ability during her time with us, to diplomatically challenge, manage and request accountability from individuals in the organization. Her presence and recommendations have contributed to a positive cultural shift within our organization that will be attributable to improved efficiencies and effectiveness of services."
GREG TOFFNER MRT(R), RTR, MHS
PRESIDENT AND CEO
ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL RADIATION SCIENCES
"The entire experience of working with you and your company has been one of exemplary professionalism. Your efforts in facilitating our retreat have allowed us to chart a clear course for our continuing evolution and improvement on many fronts."
"The level of professionalism and diligence exceeded my expectations. Lyn McDonell's style is both open and friendly, yet she never lets the conversation go too far and get bogged down in details. She is excellent at keeping the conversation at the appropriate strategic level."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO
REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE OF CANADA
“Nickey Alexiou understands people, ‘gets it’ and can facilitate. People were very comfortable with Nickey leading the meeting.”
VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
“Thank you, Lyn, for the tremendously positive governance retreat. You really know your stuff. You challenged the participants appropriately, and your outstanding facilitation skills shepherded us through some very difficult discussions. Working with you and your easy going style was a joy.”
DR. BOB HAIG
FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (NEWLY RETIRED)
ONTARIO CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION