Theresa Kane, Senior Associate, brings a business background and thorough understanding of not-for-profit structures, processes and potential to her consulting work. For the past ten years, she has conducted organizational reviews, created and evaluated strategic plans, facilitated sessions with groups as small as five people and as large as 100, carried out qualitative research and incorporated the results of that research in new organizational goals.
Her clients have included the Canadian Cancer Society, Family Responsibility Office of Ontario, Ontario Real Estate Association, Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), Business Improvement Associations, Town of Collingwood, and many local real estate associations – all of whom have benefited from flexible solutions that are sensitive to their current comfort zones, culture and capabilities and most importantly, desired goals. Her practical side and analytical skills have often proven helpful in guiding a group to powerful and novel solutions.
Prior to launching her consulting career, Theresa founded, and served as president of, a marketing communications company for 16 years, where together with her staff, they completed 160 communication projects of year. These included web sites, promotional and instructional brochures, public relations campaigns, and educational programs for the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, colleges, automotive, retail, hotel and not-for-profit clients.
Theresa is a graduate of the University of Guelph in Consumer Behaviour and the Richard Ivey School of Business at the Western University, where she earned an MBA. She has taught undergraduate courses for seven years in marketing, strategic planning and consumer behaviour at both Ryerson and York Universities. She has travelled to 37 countries, sometimes on business and sometimes for pleasure, and most often a bit of both.
As a volunteer, Theresa is currently part of a working group that will be sponsoring a refugee family to the GTA in the coming months. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for a local day care, and member, and subsequently chair of AIESEC-Canada (International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce). She has been a proud baseball volunteer for over five years, serving as a coach, scorekeeper, convenor and registrar and manager.