• Getting It Done

Program Ownership

Sometimes you need part of your action list out of your hair. You just want it done but you lack the time or resources. It’s not about management, it’s about ownership. Tandem Thinkers has stepped up to the plate many times, delivering our professionalism, high standards, attention to detail, and personal ownership of our client’s project and programs, both short and long term. We have taken on projects and programs as short as a month, and up to a year and beyond, much to the delight of our clients.

Examples:

  • Offloading a public sector organization of an entire program they had neither the resources nor time to own.
  • Designing, building, printing, and distributing a business directory for a national organization.
  • Being the “face” of a not-for-profit chapter to its membership, board of directors, and the international head organization.

Author Assistance

Do you have a book inside you? Where do you start? Is Legacy publishing the right way to go? Do you need an agent? What about the world of self-publishing? What is partner publishing? Our experience in all publishing platforms make Tandem Thinkers the right partner for your book project.

We are supported by a network of resources for all the important components of the publishing process:

  • Editing, copy-editing, and proofreading
  • Permission sourcing, and citing references
  • Post-writing, bring to market design and production, for both print and e-reader
  • And much more…

Each author, and genre has their own special needs and we can help bring your project to life with our experience, connections, and passion.

Executive On Call

It’s all about bench strength. Sometimes businesses have the right people but not the time, other times it’s the reverse. Tandem Thinkers is both experienced and competent at stepping in when you need, and then stepping out when you’re comfortable. It could be as simple as a short term advisory role or as complex as a long term integrated ownership role on your leadership team.

Examples:

  • Chief Operating Officer for an international software company
  • Marketing and Sales Executive for a waste re-purposing company
  • Marketing and Competitive Executive to assist and advise on a one month project

What Our Clients Say

With the introduction of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) July 1st, 2014, it was important for us to ensure… compliance. Tandem Thinkers designed and delivered a creative and effective seminar to help us understand both the intent, and the protocols, for ensuring compliance.

Genevieve SinghManager, Communications - Town of East Gwillimbury

…Doug approached the needs with passion and urgency, becoming a trusted advisor…as a solution provider and subject matter expert…

Terry RussellPrincipal at Russell and Partners

…Doug has the ability to fashion ideas and information and deliver them in reports and presentations to both business and community organizations in a compelling and understandable way…

Dan RubySmall Business Consultant at York Small Business Enterprise Centre

…Through Doug’s leadership and innovative thinking we were able to develop… cornerstone… solutions… and provide strategic ideas…

Bill OliphantVice President

…I was impressed with Doug’s ability to synthesize complex community and…issues into a simple visual model, and at the same time pay attention to the details it takes to ensure success…I recommend Doug as a great asset for any project requiring creative thinking, complex issues and involving multiple stakeholders…

Francis LoughheedManagement Consulting and Facilitation

…Doug’s leadership…proved to be pivotal…[and]…demonstrated Doug’s skills in effective research, report writing, and building and delivering a compelling presentation…

George SchrijverPrincipal at WCM Consulting Inc.

…Thinking creatively, being a strong contributor, attention to detail, and commitment to success are only some of the attributes Doug brings to a project…

Bob KyriakidesBusiness Owner: Digital Hero

Doug has a wide breadth and depth of experience in business, with a keen focus on what needs to be done. His dedication to supporting local businesses makes him an ideal mentor/coach for small business and entrepreneur…

Eva GreffEnergy and sustainability consultant at NewSpring Energy

Doug made himself available on very short notice… [and] … brought a combination of key skills to the team including a shared sense of urgency, strategy, creativity and a passion to win. His marketing and analytical skills strengthened our ability to create a powerful story. It was great to have Tandem Thinkers on our team.

Donna IngramManager of Strategic Initiatives, Town of East Gwillimbury

…I was impressed with Doug’s ability to synthesize complex community and…issues into a simple visual model, and at the same time pay attention to the details it takes to ensure success…I recommend Doug as a great asset for any project requiring creative thinking, complex issues and involving multiple stakeholders…

Francis LoughheedManagement Consulting and Facilitation

…[Doug] researched our competition, mapped our likely stakeholders and their respective priorities, and forged a compelling report and presentation out of the work. Doug’s ability to simplify complex issues, communicate key messages and link business and community priorities makes him a strong contributor wherever he engages…

Dan StoneEconomic Development Officer

…Doug brings a wealth of skills and relationships in both business and municipal government. …His professional drive and passion…make him a great asset…

Cathy NesbittBusiness Owner: Cathy’s Crawly Composters

…[Doug] was able to summarize the myriad of detailed information and present it to the committee in an understandable format. He also provided the…team with concrete suggestions on how they could engage the community in the process. …Doug’s skill sets are an asset to any organization.

John EatonCouncillor, Town of East Gwillimbury

Complimentary Test Drive

At Tandem Thinkers your first meeting is always on us. We want to listen, consider, and offer thoughts and ideas to validate we understand, and to help you to learn more about who we are and what we can do for you.