We build long-term relationships with leaders in Private Companies, Government and Not-for-Profit organizations. We have provided a few testimonials below and encourage you to read first-hand what a few of our clients have to say about our work in the Client Feedback section of our website.
Critical to our decision to hire ABARIS Consulting to guide us through our strategic planning process was their willingness to work with us rather than to be prescriptive. Often times in the non-profit world there is a lack of originality in the planning process. We liked the fact that ABARIS Consulting brought a fresh perspective that reflected our specific needs and goals. We've begun to implement portions of our new plan and can already see the benefits.
Tom, Past General Manager
Community Futures Corporation
ABARIS Consulting came highly recommended, and we were not disappointed. They provide a positive, well informed approach to strategic planning that respects the diversity of opinion that can often be found in multi-disciplinary groups. ABARIS' level of experience is clear, and their timely delivery on all aspects of the project was well received.
Dr. Keith, Program Leader,
Healthcare Research Program
For two years our organization had tried to work through the strategic planning process without the level of success we wanted. After an exhaustive and thorough search for a consulting firm capable of helping us become focused and effective in our efforts, we selected ABARIS Consulting. They did not disappoint. Not only did Ron Robinson skillfully facilitate an eight-hour planning session, he also provided guidance that ensured the plan we created was owned by both volunteers and staff. We now have a concrete direction and purpose for our organization and a consultant we know will deliver.
Dale, Executive Director
Non-Profit Health Based Charity
Parks and Recreation Ontario had not undertaken a strategic planning exercise in eight years. As a result, we were trying to do too many things for too many people. ABARIS Consulting helped to set the stage for planning by surveying our stakeholders, staff and Board. Knowing the landscape was the first step, drilling down to core competencies was next. ABARIS Consulting helped us to identify manageable strategic priorities and objectives and set a clear course for the future. It works. Our organization has a clear understanding of what we're all about and where we are headed.
Larry, Chief Executive Officer
Through a series of interviews, workshops, and seminars, Ron Robinson helped us develop a vision for the future of our organization, and a five-year strategic plan, which would help us achieve our goals. He was honest and upfront about our organization's strengths and weaknesses. We now have a realistic picture of our organization today, where we want to be in the next five years, and the plans to get there.
Regina, Past Executive Director
Ron was very responsive and attentive to the needs of our particular organization. He listened to us and was very flexible. Ron designed, planned and facilitated our organizationâ€šs day-long retreat and helped us achieve our objective of working at team-building, improving internal communications and solidifying a common vision. Weâ€™ve taken away ideas generated by the retreat and have implemented those into the framework of our day-to-day routine.
Dr. Ramona, Past Principal
Our organization was facing increased interoffice miscommunication and cultural misunderstandings. We sought the help of ABARIS Consulting to help us identify our strengths and weaknesses and to recommend a strategy that would move us forward. Ron met with staff in all departments and as well as members of the Board of Governors and made recommendations for company restructuring and we couldnâ€™t have implemented them without his expertise. Ron was 100 per cent reliable, very creative and highly knowledgeable. His involvement was particularly useful as a third party consultant he did a very difficult job very effectively.
Bob, President & CEO
Fraternal Benefit Society