“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
“ 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
“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
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What Our Clients Say

Our clients are happy, that’s the way we like it.

So happy in fact, most of our business is through client referrals. We gratefully acknowledge our clients for providing these recent testimonials. Some of these relationships go back more than 20 years.


“FOCUS, as the name says, have sharpened our abilities as strategy executors: deciding what really makes a difference and then applying our energy to create a meaningful, sustainable competitive advantage.”

Michael Burrows, Chief Executive Officer, Maple Lodge Farms


“FOCUS have been a key element in our tremendously successful expansion into the US market.  Now the little fish is swimming in a big pond – and loving it.”

Brent Cornelissen, President, OS&B


“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: Stephen, Fred, and Richard have become a part of the LIV 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, COO, LIV Communities, Burlington, ON.


 “Every business goes through its highs and lows.  And goodness knows, we have had our share of both!  The highs are great, but it is in those low periods that a determined leadership team really show its strength and resolve to get through the rough patches.  I am very proud of my leadership team and feel that after our corporate restructuring, we are now stronger than ever!  In addition to leveraging the strength of the company’s Board, we leaned 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


“Like many Presidents, I could have written our Strategic Plan and then communicated that plan to the rest of the organization in traditional ways. Last year I made a decision, based on a strong recommendation from a colleague, to deploy the FOCUS strategic alignment process. This year I have decided to continue with the process because of the many benefits we experienced as an organization. For me the most significant advantage is the level of genuine understanding and commitment that is generated from the facilitated, team-based conversations. At all organizational levels. A pre and post alignment survey confirmed a stronger understanding of our strategic direction and how each team member contributed to enterprise success. Just as important our business results were stellar.”

John Piercy, CEO, Atria Networks


“In grocery retail, competitive advantage comes from a relentless focus on executing what matters.  With the help of FOCUS, we make ourselves unstoppable.”

Craig Gilpin, COO, North West


“The process FOCUS takes us through develops crisp objectives and action plans at all levels. Delivery timelines are met because bonuses are tied to meeting those timelines. Without the FOCUS “guidebook” it would be difficult to meet our objectives. Their process gets everybody to buy in and be accountable for the outcomes. That creates success.”

Ian Collins, President, Atria Networks