a team of two consultants, Janeen Halliwell and Jennifer Keilty-Friesen, who have worked together for 25+ years in Canada, United States, Australia and Mexico. Referred to by many as a “dynamic duo” Janeen and Jen have established a strong client base from diverse backgrounds that repeatedly engage them for what they bring to the table – enthusiasm to take organizations to the next step in their development – this involves a commitment by all to continuous learning, innovation and delivering quality services. PMB gets excited about the work you do and they do – work that matters.
PMB clients include governments, and social service, health and educational organizations, private sector companies, and professional associations.
At PMB, we combine our minds and skills together with those of our clients to experience success in the areas of:
PMB uses an I+Q Assessment & Creative Problem Solving (CPS) techniques to unleash creativity and ignite innovation that produces positive changes at your organization, and for the clients you serve.
Inclusivity is the key to meaningful strategic planning, and PMB eagerly engages your stakeholders to chart clear and measurable future directions that produce results that matter.
On-line and in-person, PMB works with organizations to identify their current learning needs and to deliver experiences that bridge knowing with doing. Topics often covered: innovation, quality and results-based management, leadership at all levels, organizational learning and employee engagement.
Knowing what your key constituents are thinking and saying goes a long way in providing effective and efficient services. PMB reaches out on your behalf – we ask the right questions, compile the feedback and work with you to surpass the needs of those that matter most – your customers.
PMB designs and facilitates group processes that generate the right questions to spur on purposeful discussion and dialogue.
We are seasoned researchers who enjoy designing and employing qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis that supports evidence-based decision-making.
PMB assists our clients to provide measurable proof that they are meeting their goals and benefiting the stakeholders they serve. We build monitoring and evaluation into all the work that you do and that we do, from start to finish.
PMB assists organizations with identifying and writing clear policies that guide intended actions.
Business writing is an area in which PMB excels and we are happy to assist your organization with writing effective submissions that meet set criteria.
People Minded Business has worked with a variety of organizations, including:
APTUS Treatment Centre
British Columbia First Nations Head-Start
Canadian Social Services Employer’s Association
Canadian Association of Radiologists
Canadian Truckers Association
Chilliwack Community Services
Community Living British Columbia
Community Living Essex County
Community Living Ontario
Community Living Prince Edward
Consulate General Canada in Boston
Cross Border Solutions
East Central Ontario Training Board
Great Lakes Society
John McGiveny Children’s Centre
Middlesex Community Living
Ministry of Children and Families – British Columbia
Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Ontario
Ministry of Community and Social Services – Ontario
Nanaimo and Area Resource Services for Families
Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Centres
Pacific Developmental Pathways Limited
Participation House Support Services London and Area
Shuswap Association for Community Living
“I have worked with PMB consultants in two of my professional roles – in Vancouver in 2004 at BC’s Children’s Hospital, and in 2012 at the Canadian Consulate General in Boston. The work Janeen and Jennifer completed for my respective organizations required significant stakeholder consultation, in environments where both tact and excellent facilitation skills were required. In both cases, PMB produced the results that met and exceeded our expectations.”
“PMB consultants bring much knowledge and expertise to every project that Participation House Support Services London and Area has engaged them in. Jennifer and Janeen take collaboration to a heightened level – they ask the right questions, hear the answers, and use the information to form achievable yet ambitious goals and action plans. I highly recommend PMB to any agency looking for an excellent consultant experience.”
“Over the past 10 years Pacific Developmental Pathways has maintained a strong relationship with PMB. Janeen and Jennifer have provided a number of services and I am pleased to say that all have been of the highest quality, and met our needs perfectly.”
PMB’s two Principals, Jennifer and Janeen, are commended for their exceptional skills, experience and effective ways of working with people. They bring in associates when needed to form the best teams to meet project objectives.
Jennifer Keilty-Friesen is well recognized by clients for delving into projects with unbridled enthusiasm, being sharp as a tack, and peppering conversations with her clever wit. Regardless of whether the clients come from social services, health, criminal justice, child welfare, government, or private industry, Jennifer is able to quickly attune to the culture of the people she works with, assess and assist them to clearly articulate a path for moving from where they are, to what they want to achieve. Prior to consulting, Jennifer held leadership and management positions in several community service organizations, including a legal centre for people with disabilities in Sydney, Australia where she also completed her Masters degree in Public Health. A keen learner and analytical thinker, Jennifer recently achieved her Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence Certification. Together, she and Janeen are sought after presenters who speak on the topics of innovation – how to plan for it, implement it and evaluate it, quality management, outcomes measurement, leadership, and learning organizations.
Jennifer Keilty-Friesen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 613 849 8484
People that have had the pleasure of working with Janeen Halliwell describe her as highly focused, engaging, smart, and fun! With three start-up businesses under her belt, Janeen walks the talk when it comes to leadership and she speaks from experience – both successes and failures – the best foundations for learning. She is a self-described life-long learner who is in her groove when stretching her boundaries both personally and professionally. Over the past 28 years Janeen has worked with government, public and private organizations in Canada (Ontario, BC and Alberta), USA, Australia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Tanzania. She has also taught for two universities. When she isn’t working with PMB, she is supporting women’s empowerment through ‘We Move Forward,’ a 4-day International Women’s Day conference she founded in 2012 – it is held on Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, Mexico. Janeen strongly believes that you’ll never feel more alive than when you feel a little scared, and strongly encourages individuals and organizations to explore and take risks. Janeen has a MA in Leadership, and she is a FourSight Certified Facilitator – bringing research based tools for innovation to human service organizations.
Janeen Halliwell: email@example.com
Telephone: 613 743 2030
Clint Hames contributes extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of business, finance management, board governance, leadership, and community services to People Minded Business projects. Clint has been a Canada Lands Company board member since 2009. Canada Lands Company is a self-financing, federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate, development and attractions management. For the past 20 years, he has been President and CEO of Pacific Developmental Pathways Ltd, a private developmental services organization that has earned accreditation through CARF for three consecutive terms. Its services are located in the municipalities of Langley and Chilliwack, British Columbia. In 1990, he was elected as a City Councillor and subsequently served as Mayor of Chilliwack from 1999 to 2008. He is also President of Hames & Associates Consulting Ltd., a company he founded in 1993. Clint was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for community service in 2003.
PMB is fortunate to have Carly Barrett as our Project Administrator. Carly has a biology background and is a recent graduate from Algonquin College’s Technical Writing program. She’s one of those rare people who enjoys putting together reference lists and bibliographies – and does it well! With her keen eye for detail, sharp research skills, and a thirst for knowledge, Carly is our go-to to keep projects ticking along. People who meet Carly are quickly won over by her warm demeanour and welcoming personality. After getting to know her, you will be further impressed with her triple threat – great brains, great personality and a slightly sick sense of humour. Did we mention that she can do a mean GANTT chart? Carly believes that being a happy person is not only the right thing to do, it’s the easy thing.
As Project Administrator, Carly organizes and tracks projects are finished on time and within budget. Facilitating, reporting, and analyzing projects is also required under the direction of a Team Lead.
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