Posted on 2023-09-26
Dawn Dawn

Strategic Planning Expertise and Meeting (Group-Process) Facilitation

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  • CA$2,000.00  / day

Overview of the Expertise Listing or Job Posting

Dawn Sutherland is president of the firm Sutherland & Associates Inc. As an expert strategist, business coach and group process facilitator, she helps Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer organizations and teams be more effective and more strategic. Her primary services encompass consulting on business strategy and strategic thinking, as well as facilitating strategic planning and other planning processes (including healthcare advisory boards, change management, and benchmarking), problem solving (including process improvement and survey feedback), relationship building approaches (including customer service improvement, team start-up, new leader integration, and organizational development / effectiveness / and culture), creative brainstorming, and public and stakeholder consultations.

Dawn has more than 25 years of experience in senior management and executive roles at several multi-national companies in strategic planning, marketing, product/brand management, communications and advertising. She is also a Certified Professional Facilitator. Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) is a designation granted by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

She works with individuals at many levels of the organization (executive management to the front lines) and with many different divisions (Corporate Head Office, Research & Development, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Human Resources) at a global, national and local level. Dawn has experience in many industry sectors, including health sciences (medical technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals), information technology, aviation, consumer packaged goods, quick-service restaurants, government, professional services, academia (tertiary/post-secondary education), tourism, and advertising agency/integrated communications.

(a) How many years of business or and/or other organizations experience do you have? and (b) What seniority level(s) do you have significant experience at?

  • 20+ years of experience
  • C-Suite level
  • Executive level

What functional areas do you have experience in?

  • General Management
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • HR
  • Other

What sectors / industries do you have significant experience in?

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Services (i.e. consulting, advertising, IT services)
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Science, Engineering, Technology

What types of products and/or services do you have significant experience with?

  • Consumer products - non-durable
  • Consumer products - durable
  • Consumer services - non-digital
  • Business-to-Business Services
  • Business-to-Business Technology
  • Business-to-Business Products
  • Other

What key barriers to growth / issues that businesses might face are you most able to help them with?

  • Market Intelligence & Business Strategies - domestic
  • Market Intelligence & Business Strategies - international
  • Revenue Growth - domestic markets
  • Revenue Growth - international markets
  • Consumer Marketing / Branding / Communications
  • Business-to-Business Marketing, Business Development, Channel Development
  • HR & People / staff EDI
  • Other