“What Do You Do, André?”

I was at a conference a few weeks ago and I was approached by someone I hadn’t seen in while. In our quick exchange of greetings they said to me: “what DO you do, André?” It seemed an odd question at the time as we were attending an industry conference, but it forced me to consider how I describe my business, my work.

I want to take this opportunity to outline “what I do” as an introduction to Ontario North Consulting and to our blog series that will be posted twice a month here and on our social media platforms.  What we do…can be summed up in our motto: Strategy. Connect. Focus.

Ontario North Consulting is a progressive firm that offers specialized services and custom strategies to businesses and organizations that are looking to grow, expand and stand out in the marketplace. We are a team of professionals that provide expertise in business and economic development as well as digital marketing and communications. Over the years we have provided services to public, private and non-profit organizations all of which have benefited from the talent and experience of each of our consultants.

One of the most exciting parts of our business is the network we continue to build across the province of Ontario and across the country. As leaders in our field, we have the opportunity to meet and work with a wide variety of clients and colleagues. This vast network allows us to stay connected with business trends, government initiatives, municipal and community planning and in turn allows us to create strategic plans and proposals that are recognized provincially and nationally.

As the Principal at ONC, I set the standard for my team with my ability to listen to clients and understand their unique needs and put forward options and strategies that are tailored to their business. Our success as a firm is rooted in the solutions we provide to each of our clients:
• Business Plans
• Feasibility Studies
• Government Relations
• Strategic Planning
• Website Development
• Productivity and Technology Assessments
• Workforce Development

We bring passion, expertise and experience to the table in order to deliver digital marketing solutions that are customized. We give advice on business and economic development that result in plans and proposals that our clients use to propel their business and visibility. We provide turnkey solutions to barriers or challenges that our clients may be facing in their business and in their industry arena.

So…if I was asked again, what does Ontario North Consulting do? My answer would be: We listen to our clients, assess their needs and present them with a strategy; we connect with our colleagues and network to develop and deliver the best possible solutions for our clients; we focus on the tasks, the deliverables and most importantly the outcome for our clients.  What we do…can be summed up in our motto: Strategy. Connect. Focus.


About the Author:

André is a dedicated and motivated bilingual professional with several years of experience working with public, private and not-for-profit organizations. He holds leadership roles with many local and regional boards of directors. He has secured over $5 million for private and public sector projects. He has a vast network of contacts and enjoys strong relationships within those networks.