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This NEW offering includes individual and team psychometric assessments, as well as facilitated workshops for your full team.

Participants discover their unique communication style and teams learn how to adapt to better understand their collective strengths, blind spots, and ways to be more effective together.

 

OUR STORY

25 YEARS OF SHEFFE CONSULTING

Sheffe Consulting was founded in 1998 by Nora Sheffe who was fresh off a 4-year stint in Southern Africa working on a Commonwealth Development through Sport Program, an initiative that engaged local leaders and established sustainable sport programs contributing to broader health and developmental objectives in Zimbabwe and 9 other countries in the region.

Upon her return to Canada, Nora discovered a passion for facilitation through a mentor from the sport community and launched Sheffe Consulting! As a solopreneur in the early years, Nora honed her facilitation skills and her business acumen as she grew the company, adding associates whose skills in facilitation, coaching, project management, strategic planning, business operations, and research complimented her own.

Fast forward to 25+ years later and Sheffe Consulting is a thriving consulting firm with a broad range of clients in various sectors, a full slate of business consulting services, and a track record that is unmatched!

OUR CLIENTS

WHO WE ARE

MEET OUR TEAM

Meet our team of associates who STRIVES FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE, believes in EMPOWERING our clients, and who is ready to TRANSFORM your ideas into action!

NORA SHEFFE

PRESIDENT / CEO / LEAD FACILITATOR

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Facilitation design and processes, virtual facilitation tools and training, strategic planning, consensus building

CREDENTIALS
  • Certified Professional Facilitator/Master
    (International Association of Facilitators – IAF)
  • Certified Virtual Facilitator
    (International Institute for Facilitation – INIFAC)
STRENGTHS
  • Passionate
  • Innovative
  • Effective Collaborator
MORE ABOUT NORA
  • Founded Sheffe Consulting in 1998
  • IAF Ottawa Chapter – Lead
  • IAF Mentor
  • Bikablo Courses in Visual Facilitation and Graphic Recording
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (McMaster University)
NORA'S APPROACH

My goal is to help our clients have better discussions and make better decisions, faster. I’m committed to designing engaging and productive meetings. I love working with groups to navigate difficult conversations and complex issues where people can share their diverse opinions, interests, and goals and then together, we move toward clear outcomes. This requires an approach that is thoughtful, agile and creative. When a group is fully present and engaged, great ideas become actionable and achievable.

Monica Lockie

FACILITATOR / TRAINER

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Strategy and program development, relationship building and communication, governance and organizational management

STRENGTHS
  • Passionate
  • Determined
  • Creative
MORE ABOUT MONICA
  • She was a Master Coach Developer for the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) for Skate Canada for 11 Years
  • She was also Skate Canada National Performance Centre Director and Skating Development Director for over 7 Years
MONICA THRIVES...

On helping individuals and organizations bring their visions to life. Her career has been defined by a relentless commitment to excellence!

Megan Foster

FACILITATOR / TRAINER

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Strategic planning, change management, program development, organizational culture development

CREDENTIALS AND EDUCATION
  • Certified Professional Facilitator
    (International Association of Facilitators – IAF)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Sociology (Brandon University)
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Royal Roads University)
STRENGTHS
  • Creative
  • Passionate
  • Insightful
MORE ABOUT MEGAN
  • Master Coach Developer, NCCP
  • Has facilitated workshops, from the local to national level, for more than a decade
  • Specializes in developing culture, enhancing cohesion, increasing motivation, and promoting supportive environments
MEGAN'S EQUATION FOR SUCCESS

“I believe connection + movement = growth. You will recognize that formula weaved throughout all of my engagements.”

Aimée-Lee Côté

PROJECT MANAGER

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Project management and coordination and administration

EDUCATION
  • Currently completing her MBA at l’UQAM
  • Honours Bachelor in Sciences de l’activité physique (Human Kinetics) with a Concentration in social sciences (University of Ottawa)
  • Diploma in Administration des affaires (Business Administration, Collège La Cité)
STRENGTHS
  • Organized
  • Collaborative
  • Problem Solving
MORE ABOUT AIMÉE
  • She’s perfectly bilingual 
  • Certification in Sports Business Management, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
AIMÉE'S DRIVE

“Always give your 100% in everything you do.”

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JANE VAN RYN

PROJECT COORDINATOR / FACILITATOR

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Project coordination, report writing, data collection and analysis, relationship building and communication, strategic planning

EDUCATION

McGill University – Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Double Minor in French and Social Entrepreneurship 

STRENGTHS
  • Analytical

  • Adaptive
  • Organized

  • Determined

MORE ABOUT JANE
  • Former Varsity Volleyball Player at McGill University
  • Experience working in project management roles in the non-profit sector, and overseas in Nigeria.
  • Remote consulting experience in Senegal, South America and Madagascar in programs for women’s health and rights
JANE'S MOTIVATION

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Catherine (KATE) Vercheval

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Project coordination, social media, surveys, data collection, analysis, research, report writing and technical support

EDUCATION

Major in Industrial and Labor Relations with a minor in International Development (McGill University) 

STRENGTHS
  • Team Player
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative
  • Articulate Writer
MORE ABOUT KATE

Former Varsity Volleyball Player at McGill University

KATE'S MOTIVATION

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

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Vickie Lemire

BILINGUAL FACILITATOR / TRAINER

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Stakeholder Consultations
CREDENTIALS
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor in Human Kinetics with a Concentration in Sport Management
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ®) Step I & II Certified
  • DYNAMIX® Personal and Team Performance Certification Program: Assessments, Training and Coaching
STRENGTHS
  • Adaptive
  • Energetic
  • Enterprising
  • Flexible
MORE ABOUT VICKIE
  • Varsity Ice Hockey Player
IN VICKIE'S WORDS

I have a great desire for unlocking a person’s or organization’s potential to maximize their performance. I believe this is very similar to the role of a facilitator, where we help an organization’s great ideas become actionable and achievable. As a facilitator, you get to learn a lot, meet new people and engage in meaningful conversations. I really enjoy the relationship-building side of facilitation.”

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Jennifer Larson

FACILITATOR / TRAINER

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Strategic planning, large-scale virtual productions, virtual facilitation training

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Human Kinetics (University of Windsor)

STRENGTHS
  • Creative
  • Focused
  • Flexible
MORE ABOUT JENNIFER
  • Experience facilitating small and large group sessions in the not-for-profit, corporate and education sectors
  • Part of the Team Canada mission staff at multiple Paralympic and Parapan American Games
WHAT JENNIFER VALUES

“I really enjoy the process of connecting with a group to achieve a common goal. I love learning from others, hearing their stories and telling a few of my own.”

JOE VAN RYN

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER / DIRECTOR

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AREAS OF EMPHASIS

Strategic advice, finance and administration, governmental and international relations

EDUCATION

Master of Public Administration
(Carleton University)

Honours Bachelor of Administrative Studies
(Trent University)

STRENGTHS
  • Strategic
  • Focused
  • Diligent
MORE ABOUT JOE
  • Sheffe Consulting Chief Operating Officer / Director since its inception
  • 30+ years of experience working in national and international sport with the federal government
  • Member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners
  • Certification in Bikablo® Visualization Methods
AT THE HEART OF SHEFFE CONSULTING

“Facilitation is the art of stimulating deeper understanding, fresh thinking, and tangible outcomes.”

ABOUT US

GET TO KNOW our ceo, NORA

POST-IT NOTES

 

STAYING ON TRACK

 

NORA IN A NUTSHELL

WORLD RECORDS

 

5 words

 

favourite thingS

5

LANGUAGES WE’VE WORKED IN

500+

HAPPY CLIENTS

1

INTERNATIONAL PLATINUM FACILITATION AWARD

25+

YEARS EXPERIENCE

1000+

SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS