ENDORSEMENTS

STRATEGIC FACILITATION


“It has been a privilege and pleasure to partner with Context over the last several years through a range of business situations – including the turnaround of a manufacturing plant in crisis and the re-alignment of technical operations in a growth-oriented biotech company. In each instance, Context’s experience and global team of associates guided our leadership team as we transformed our culture and capabilities. There is no better example of Context’s unique value than our result at Allston Landing where seventy-five managers developed the mindset and skills to navigate the escalating complexity of our business.”

Sandra Poole, Senior Vice President Biologics Operations, Genzyme-Sanofi


“Context provided excellent facilitation of our strategic planning efforts. They provided a wealth of knowledge on leadership and organizations and the sure hand of talented and experienced facilitators.”

Doug Reeve PhD PEng. Director, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto


“Context stimulated thinking and helped us organize diverse ideas into a coherent expression of who we are, of our strengths, and where we should be going. As a result of their guidance, we have a better understanding of our long-term priorities.”

Andrew Schell Executive Director, Toronto City Mission


“I’ve seen Context consultants lead an organization on a major change in strategic direction, as well as coaches in the launch of an executive mentoring program. They were outstanding on both projects. Highly committed professionals, wonderful advisors to everyone on the project team, and they constantly delivered, with first class.”

Deb McKenzie President, American Marketing Association

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM DEVELOPMENT


“The inspiration I found in those three days is something I return to on a daily basis, whenever the spirit is flagging. I am greatly appreciative, as I face the challenge of lifting a political party in advance of the general election next year.”

Eamon Ryan, Green Party Leader, Ireland


“You were able to quickly assess my challenges and help me think about them differently as well as provide me with additional tools or ways to approach them. I am very grateful.”

Hassane Cisse Deputy General Counsel, Legal Vice Presidency, The World Bank


“Genuine, caring, and most of all challenging – you have a great ability to gently pull the real issues front and centre to get folks to engage in that awkward space.”

Ken Overly Director, Global Business Group, Fujitsu


“Context’s strategic coach quickly understood my role in a complex global organization. She provided advisement that enabled me to make significant shifts. Her ability to create a non-judgemental dialogue that builds personal and strategic awareness in the midst of rapid change makes her a valuable coach to executive leaders and their organization.”

Brian Lewis, President and CEO, Medec


“Context Action Learning gives us a sense of ‘team’ among peers with leadership responsibility, the opportunity to increase cross-enterprise awareness, and an opportunity for people with responsibility to talk in a safe context about work related issues that really matter.”

Stephen Weston, Director, Information Technology Company


“Context Action Learning develops leadership in every sense of the word. I widened my perspective, developed my decision-making skills, and the capacity to lead change. I became more passionate, courageous, and confident. I brought what I learned back to my team, which helped them grow.”

Farooq Mosam, Associate Vice President, Canadian Retail Company

 

CULTURE TRANSFORMATION


“Context delivered superlative results. Their clear focus on tangible outcomes benefit both the business and the individual in a complex matrix organization, marking them out as a first class partner.”

Ira Morris Senior Director, Genzyme Europe BV


“Individual leaders are more confident, strategic thinkers who are able to challenge assumptions; the management team has stronger relationships and a richer pool of actionable cross-enterprise knowledge. The result has been an ability to influence the organization and achieve desired change.”

Andrew Wnek Senior VP and CIO, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd.


“Context delivered highly successful strategies and programs. They brought innovation and deep, relevant subject matter expertise. I am impresses with their dedication to continuously evolving their own base of knowledge, and feel that we were the beneficiaries of this development. The programs that Context introduced have had a lasting positive impact. I strongly endorse their work.”

Laura Sousa Vice President, Loyalty Programs, Canadian Tire Retail

 

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION


“Context’s master facilitators bridged Inuit, government, and scientific views. They supported progress through multiple phases. The outcome was expanded participation in decision making and a foundation for future collaboration. A year later many things are happening that Context’s work mobilized.”

Jamie Snook Executive Director, Torngat Wildlife Secretariat


A consortium of the Japanese, Canadian, and German Space Agencies engaged us to design and facilitate the International On-Orbit Summit for 80 participants from 12 countries. In his closing address Japanese Astronaut, Dr K. Wakata, stated that the event had been “like no conference I’ve attended—no one was sleeping!”


“I have been fortunate to be part of Context’s facilitation of a diverse group of business leaders. Thy have a light touch and a powerful impact.”

Carla Kearns President, The Mandarin School