Realize has a singular goal: Achieving long-term impact and sustainability for your organization.

It’s that simple.

Management Consulting

Our consulting services have a singular goal: Achieving the long-term social impact and sustainability for your organization. We work most effectively with mission-based, values-driven organizations that take a collaborative approach to project work.

We’ll help you realize the vision of your organization by aligning your resources with a set of achievable and measurable goals. All of our consultants are capable project managers and have extensive experience in their field.

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Executive Recruitment

Effective, engaged leadership is critical to the success of any organization. Realize can help with executive search and provide consulting services in order to develop your leadership team.

We work collaboratively with organizations to determine your leadership requirements and find leaders who combine exceptional skills and experience together with the right cultural fit for your organization. Realize can assist with interim leaderships as well as executive searches.

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Bard on the Beach

I was delighted with the work the Co-op did for Bard on the Beach... The advice given was clear, easy to understand, and on-time – and at the right price... I would not hesitate to recommend them.

John McCulloch

Our Consultants

John Kay
MBA CMA, Chief Executive Officer

SPECIALTIES:

Finance and Risk Management Strategy, Business Planning and Market Feasibility Studies, Strategic Counsel & Board Governance

Alison Marshall
MBA, Principal Consultant

SPECIALTIES:

Executive Search and Interim Leadership Placement, Workplace Facilitation, Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment

Rita Farkas
MA, Consultant

SPECIALTIES:

Sustainability, Executive search, Strategic planning and development

Bertine Stelzer
MA, Consultant

SPECIALTIES:

Executive Search, Peer-learning facilitation and social sustainability research

Michael Ford
Consultant

SPECIALTIES:

Strategic Communications Planning, Brand Communication and Design, Internal and Media Communications

Nate Kraft
Consultant

SPECIALTIES:

IT Infrastructure, Software and Web Content, IT Vendor Selection and Support to IT staff, Creation of Effective and Efficient IT Systems for Non-Profit Organizations

Kalpna Solanki
MBA, Consultant

SPECIALTIES:

Environmental Health, Organic Food Production Management, Business Start-up and Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment.

Brad Boyce
Finance

SPECIALTIES:

Financial management and bookkeeping

BC Libraries Co-operative

Alison and Wayne were a real pleasure to work with. Experienced, professional and intuitive, they helped us craft a comprehensive and inclusive strategic plan using a lightweight approach.

Ben Hyman Executive Director



Our Clients

We have the privilege of working with these great organizations

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  • Museum of Vancouver Logo

Membership has its benefits

If your organization is based in BC and driven by social values then Realize would like to invite you to join more than 130 organizations and become a member of our co-op. The services and discounts that we’re able to offer our membership are continually evolving and being added to. Our current offering includes:

1.35% on deposits with our Vancity partnership

20% savings with our TELUS partnership

15% savings with Mills office productivity

15% discount on setup fees for the Case Administration Management System (CAMS)

Realize Co-op members have the opportunity to become Climate Smart certified at a 20% discounted rate. [Click here for more information on Climate Smart]

We also offer Discounts on Realize conferences and events. To keep up to date with member benefits and other news from Realize, sign up for our e-news letter.

Membership Pricing

Our one-time fee is based on your budget. See your pricing below.

Budget under $500,000

$150

Budget Under $1.5M

$300

Budget Over $1.5M

$500


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