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
CPA CMA MBA, Chief Executive Officer


Strategy and Business Planning, Finance, Governance, Risk Management, Innovation

Alison Marshall
MBA, Principal Consultant


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

Rita Farkas
MA, Consultant


Sustainability, Executive search, Strategic planning and development

Bertine Stelzer
MA, Consultant


Executive Search, Peer-learning facilitation and social sustainability research

Michael Ford


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

Nate Kraft


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


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

Brad Boyce


Financial management and bookkeeping

Out on Screen - The Vancouver Out on Screen Film and Video Society

Thank you again for all of your support and work through this process (executive search). We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work together. OOS has benefitted greatly from your expertise.

James Ong Board Chair

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


Budget Under $1.5M


Budget Over $1.5M


Leadership departure – steadying the ship for a potential new course.



Leadership departure – steadying the ship for a potential new course.

Leadership change doesn’t have to be an unnerving experience — with the right planning, it can be the start of a new and exciting chapter in the life of an organization. Here are a few tips from our own Alison Marshall, who’s adept at guiding organizations through a leadership change. “The circumstances and organizations are always unique but the process often follows a familiar path,...

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