• Tandem Thinkers
    Fresh Thinkers
    on Your Side

Welcome to Tandem Thinkers, your destination partner for business and publishing services. Planning and running your business are critical to success, and so is how you communicate with your clients and customers. Our unique mix of business and publishing services has helped hundreds of businesses and dozens of authors. We are Tandem Thinkers, Fresh Thinkers on your side!

Publishing Services

Where Message Meets Magic

Whether it is a message you need the world to hear or targeted, compelling, and professional messaging for clients, Tandem Thinkers is a one-stop provider for your publishing needs. Contact us today and let’s bring your ideas to life in print or digital.

Business Services

Working the Balance

Do you feel like you are too busy working IN your business to work ON it? We are here to help! Business planning and strategy, strengthening and growing sales, and developing leadership strengths are our specialty.

Publishing Services

Book Publishing

If you have ever felt compelled to write and share your story, knowledge, experiences, accomplishments, poems, or creativity to a wide audience, you’ve probably thought of having your book published. The question is, what’s next? Have you heard the quote, “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.”? We work with you from start to finish – one bite at a time!

Business Publishing

When businesses communicate clearly and effectively to their clients, and when there is no ambiguity in the messaging, all partners benefit. Clear messages are heard and understood the way they are intended to be heard and understood. This means goals can be set, priorities organized, and actions taken, which all lead to successful outcomes – for everyone.

Are you ready to incorporate Fresh Thinking
into your publishing needs?

Business Development Services

Building Strategy

Whether it involves defining, refining, or redefining your business or market, Tandem Thinkers brings fresh thinking, innovation, and experience to the table. New business models, value propositions, and creative packaging are our core strengths. In four years, we have helped more than 200 businesses, both established and start-ups, with the development of their strategy, business plans, and supporting financials for businesses in virtually every sector.

Building Sales

The most critical component to ensure business sustainability is sales; including adding new clients and further developing existing clients. Tandem Thinkers has decades of experience in sales and sales models. We’ve managed teams as small as eight, working locally, to regional and national teams with close to 200 people and three layers of management.  We incorporate winning aspects of multiple models andhelp our clients to enhance or redevelop their own. Today, value is paramount as a global economy puts us all in front of the world. We want to share how we are different and aligned with a client.

Building Teams

With decades of experience in both mentoring and coaching, and with formal mentoring training coupled with experience-based learning, Tandem Thinkers has built a proprietary approach to accelerating leadership development we call the Mentor-Coach Program. We also work one-on-one with business owners as a sounding board, a point of accountability, and a source of fresh ideas. Through either our Mentor-Coach program or Owner to Owner program we will grow, strengthen, or develop your current or future team.

Are you ready to incorporate Fresh Thinking
into your business development?

Doug Leitch

Doug has decades of experience working with every sector of the economy, across all sizes of businesses, and all three levels of government. His passion and focus is on developing business strategies and addressing the two areas where every business needs to have strength: sales and leadership.

Kim Leitch

Kim excels in creativity and messaging when it matters most. When your presentation, report, or book has to be on-point, she delivers with excellence. Kim’s passion is in providing top quality deliverables that help you put your very best foot forward.

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’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.

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

Bill OliphantVice President

…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 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

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

…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 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

…[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 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] 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