Our Clients

What They have To Say

We keep good company!

Our clients are forward thinking & doing organizations that are committed to delighting their customers and developing their in-house talent. Here’s a sample of what some of our clients have to say about their experience with PMB:

BC Children’s Hospital & Canadian Consulate in Boston
“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.”

Sean Blane, Consular Services, Global Affairs Canada

Gateway Residential & Community Support Services
“Gateway and Mainstream developed a great partnership with PMB and their dedication and commitment to our “Strategic Alliance” was clearly evident in all aspects of their work. We greatly appreciate their attention to detail and creative approach to bringing the Boards of Directors, Staff and Consumers together in working collaboratively to help make changes that will not only strengthen the 2 organizations but help to support some of our communities most vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens.”

John Osczypko, Executive Director

Bethesda Support Services
“Bethesda has worked with People Minded Business on many projects over the past 15 years. On every occasion their work has exceeded our expectations. PMB approaches every project as a partner and collaborator, and we have no doubt that they are as invested in a positive outcome as we are. Jen and Janeen bring deep and diverse skillsets to our work - they get us thinking broadly as we design new approaches to complex challenges, while also encouraging us to have a good time.”

Brian Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Bethesda Support Services

Brockville and Area Community Living Association
“Having been involved in strategic planning many times I can say unequivocally that People Minded Business Inc. made this a most valuable process for Brockville & Area Community Living Association. Jennifer and Janeen worked closely with our Strategic Planning Steering Committee, actively involved the various constituent groups who have an interest in our work and facilitated a process that produced a clear Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Directions. As one Board said, “I have seen a lot of Strategic Plans on shelves gathering dust but this Plan sets a clear new direction. I am excited about our future”.

John Klassen, Executive Director, Brockville and Area Community Living Association

Canadian Association of Radiologists
“I have worked with People Minded Business on several initiatives over the past number of years. From facilitating standards development for an automotive accreditation program, to developing strategic roadmaps for a medical association, Jennifer Keilty-Freisen has been instrumental in cutting through operational clutter to bring clarity to our team’s organizational goals. Jennifer’s diplomatic and collaborative approach can turn even the most contentious meetings into productive brainstorming sessions. Her expertise in quality and program development have contributed significantly to the success of our projects.”

Andrea Nelson, Director of Quality

Community Living Essex County
“PMB provided Community Living Essex County with an engaging, creative framework to help guide REAL Change, our transformation and modernization initiative. Janeen and Jennifer brought a fresh perspective and good knowledge of the DS sector. During this two year project, PMB helped to inspire and embed innovation into the culture of this organization.”

Nancy Wallace-Gero, Executive Director, Community Living Essex County

Community Living Ontario
“We recently engaged with PMB to lead us through our strategic planning process. We found them (Janeen and Jennifer), to be knowledgeable, accessible, creative and engaging. The process was thorough and we feel well positioned to go forward with our work, knowing it’s well-grounded in relevant feedback from our stakeholders.”

Chris Beesley, CEO, Community Living Ontario

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
"Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre had the assistance of Janeen Halliwell over a year and a half period. She provided respectful and effective ideas on engaging our various constituents: board, staff and the women that we serve. She is knowledgeable, was sensitive and responsive to the needs of our clients, and has excellent facilitation skills. I would highly recommend PMB to any organization requiring consultation."

Linda Janzen, Ph.D. Executive Director (retired), Cornerstone

NARSF Programs Ltd.
“People Minded Business took NARSF Programs Ltd. to the next level of integration when dealing with the strategic and business imperatives of our relationship oriented field. Whether its strategic planning, innovation, community consultation, training or facilitation, you’ve made the right choice for looking after your organizations’ needs!”

Gordon Cote, President and CEO, Nanaimo and Area Resource Services for Families

Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Centres
“People Minded Business led a dynamic strategic visioning process for OACRS that involved extensive community consultation, prudent analysis, and well-facilitated sessions with the Board to develop a new vision and approve the most transformational change for the Association in forty years. As a team, Jennifer and Janeen were motivated, responsive and proactive. Their communication skills are exceptional and we felt their commitment to our project from the earliest stages. It was a pleasure to work with them!”

Jennifer Churchill, CEO, OACRS

Pacific Developmental Pathways
“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.”

Virginia Sawatsky, Executive Director

Participation House Support Services
“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 advance the organization. I highly recommend PMB to any agency looking for an excellent consultant experience.”

Brian Dunne, President and CEO