“We have certainly come a long way in a short period of time.  Recently, we won an award for the best performing energy efficient homes in North America.  The Focus Management Team, Fred, Richard and Stephen, have become a part of the L!V Communities Team, working with us to create better communication, clarity and alignment.  Our team is now focussed on what really matters and that’s what generates results that our customers expect and deserve.”Anthony Martelli, Chief Operating Officer L!V Communities
“We lean on Richard Gerofsky, Partner at FOCUS to help develop our strategic roadmap. Richard’s sound counsel, useful guidance and effective facilitation enabled Mayhew to think strategically, keeping steadfastly committed to our corporate vision and strategic objectives.  Richard is a key asset around the Mayhew boardroom table, and considered an extension of our Executive team.” Marcia Mayhew, CEO, Mayhew
Good things last.  I was recently asked to speak in New York, to an international group of chief librarians from major urban centres from around the world. They share innovative efforts and the results annually. The core of my presentation was about  a strategic planning and alignment system that Fred and his team at FOCUS Management facilitated  at the Mississauga Library System, 15 years ago!  The process was robust, rigorous and collaborative in nature and Ahead…Mississauga Library System
“ We believe in investing in our people and we have engaged several firms to help us do that. I must admit that none of them have had the positive impact that FOCUS has, in such a short period of time. FOCUS facilitated results are pragmatic and can  immediately put to work to increase productivity and quality as the team gets stronger. And they did that WITH our people who really liked the FOCUS approach. We will continue to work with FOCUS as we grow our organization”  Richard Cupido, President and Owner, Burlington Paving
“FOCUS is able to hone in on the most important strategic initiatives and gain a level of engagement and alignment across the organization. They deliver real results. I believe in the people. I believe in the product.”Craig Gilpin, CCO, North West
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CEO Global Network


CEO Global Network is a CEO and senior executive peer group organization that combines the benefits of peer group learning, one-to-one mentoring, and focused learning events, to increase accountability, reduce isolation, accelerate growth and propel CEOs and executives to greater success.

At CEO Global Network, our mission is to significantly improve the success and lives of CEOs and executives, their families, and their companies. Our vision is to be the most customer-focused CEO and executive development organization in the world, and provide our Members with the broadest and deepest range of products and services.

Our Members lead some of North America’s fastest-growing and most successful companies across industries of all types, and companies of all sizes. They are successful individuals who have committed to working with other CEOs and our experienced Group Leaders to develop action plans for improving their success on all levels – in their businesses, as well as in their personal and family lives.

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Hiring Smart

logoGreat execution of the things that matter most is impossible unless your organization does a superior job of ensuring you consistently have the right people in the right jobs. HiringSmart has the tools to help you get the wobble out by attracting, selecting and engaging the right people for your business.

Integrating a Fit First approach into your business process ensures that people are matched to positions on the basis of four critical aspects of Fit – fit with the manager, the job, the team, and the organization’s culture and values. When the right person is in the right job, the stage is set for engagement and sustained, superior performance.

Each client has a slightly different story to tell in terms of how overall business performance has improved (see some for yourself); however, there is one universal truth they share: When you apply the lessons of fit throughout the organization, the natural outcome is that productivity increases, retention improves, financial goals are realised… and strategy is enabled.

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WATMEC – Waterloo Management Education Centre

logoAs one of Canada’s most diversifies education firms for both the ‘people’ and ‘business’ side of management, WATMEC offers assessments, coaching, and in-house training solutions. Programs can be customized to address identified needs, and align with any organization’s unique culture.

WATMEC’s reputation has been built on high-quality facilitators. As experts in their field, they connect the program material with your goals, focus on outcomes, and energize the participants throughout the training.

With a proven track record in practical skill-building, WATMEC has developed effective tools to enhance the transfer of skills from the classroom to the workplace, and sustain learning back on the job.

With a client base that includes both public and private sector organizations, aligning learning outcomes with business objectives has made WATMEC a top choice of corporate decision-makers.

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Email: watmec@watmec.com