Is your company operating
at full potential?
Are you ready for
dynamic & transformed relationships
with your employees, suppliers and clients?
Do your systems promote
innovation & collaboration
with accelerated results?
Are you ready to
communicate effectively & share accountability
for the success of your organization?
Do you seek a greater understanding of
your personal potential,
ability to thrive,
and your own
drive to meet the demands
of local, national and international marketplaces?
Are you willing to
look at your identities
to create a vital & vibrant corporate culture?
As a world-class group of strategic thinkers and business leaders we provide creative frameworks and elegant processes that transform corporate and personal relationships while significantly increasing productivity and bottom-line results.
We design and implement simple systems that maximize collective wisdom and elevate solutions from mediocrity to brilliance. Our name reflects our belief that “Success is not born of genius but of common sense”*.
With joyful, honest enthusiasm and a sense of humour, we model responsible risk-taking and invoke innovative thoughts, radical ideas, quirky theories, and outrageous possibilities.
* Albert Schweitzer
Three differences in
our coaching work:
We do not coach you if…
We don’t get along (this is a ‘sympatico’ thing—we will be ‘hanging out’ and fully engaging in deep, sometimes uncomfortable conversations and there must be mutual respect and a willingness to hear);
We do not have experience with, exposure to or an understanding of your discipline, business line or industry;
What is being requested breaches our mutual values.
We do not impose boiler-plate fill-in forms to track your performance. We work with you on an individual basis so you can achieve your objectives, goals, and outcomes. You will stand in your power, declare who you are, and live into your potential.
Our work is not based on hourly rates. We look at your big picture—what you really want to achieve, improve, increase, change, or modify. Together we establish the “value” of that achievement and agree on how that value will be executed.
WE clarify your homework and assignments—
YOU do your homework.
The primary objective of all our coaching is to help you achieve balance in:
- Financial Management
- Spiritual Congruence
- Intellectual Development
- Physical Health
- Emotional Well-being
Each of these elements must have a sense of synchronicity before coaching has the desired effect. If you are willing to look at all of these pillars in your life AND take action…then we are the coaches
“You shone the torch, we found the way!”
—Kinsmen Club of Greater Vancouver
A board of directors can be frustrating, painful & annoying — or exciting, free-flowing & powerful.
We guide and direct boards to create effective and “doable” plans for strategic, tactical and operational goals,
objectives and outcomes. Mixed and matched to meet your specific needs, we assist you with:
- Transformational Planning®
- Accountability Plans®
- Defining and implementing effective Board functioning
- Recruitment and orientation of new Board members
- Development and self-appraisal of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers
- Performance Evaluations for your CEO or Executive Director
- Comparison of Board and Staff responsibilities
- Classification and development of committees
- Creating and building agendas
- Setting the Board Calendar
- Policy Development
- Building a Board Manual
- Strategic Management
“You told us up front that you ‘wouldn’t pull punches’ when working with us.
Some of us were uncomfortable as we looked at the processes within our organization. For most of the Board, the feeling of being uncomfortable has passed.
What is important is the result…and do we have results!”
If you’d like to harness your board’s collective IQ, call us!
No scripts. No lectures.
No Canned Speeches!
Just thought-provoking, unforgettable presentations crafted for your unique audience, passionately delivered by one of Canada’s most in-demand business consultants.
From cancer recover groups to music ensembles to corporate gatherings, Bill cuts to the heart of the issues with uncanny intuition and delivers insights and possibilities that hit the mark.
He speaks with substance, brilliance and sometimes frightening candor— always with your best interests at heart.
“Lively, humourous, knowledgeable and infectious, Bill doesn’t talk to you…he speaks with you, challenges you, invites you, embraces you, and walks beside you on a voyage of discovery.”
“Bill is one of the best speakers I have seen in a long time…a great mix of humourous situations that play into real life.”
Any one… any size… any time… Any Where!
The upstream elements of
What’s the right thing to do and when?
Who are the right people to get the right things done?
How do we get the ‘Right Thing’ done well?
By blending a number of different models together — brilliant elements from Bridges, De Bono, and Drucker — we work with you and your organization to create a powerful and effective set of strategies that empower and focus your people and processes. We call it the Transformational Planning Model ® which consists of activities in four phases: Essential Preliminaries, Future Specifications, Present Realities and Gap Attacks.
Planning for the future must start with a future perspective, NOT with an analysis of the present or the past. Current or historical extrapolation means being controlled by the past.
To be in control of your future requires that you have creative visioning with a specifically-determined desired future in mind.
Strategic planning often consists of either too little (a slogan substituting for a mission statement), or too much of the wrong kind of detail (details that document what an organization is already doing instead of what it intends to BE).
This is an element that is regrettably absent from most other strategic planning models. Organizational culture is now being recognized as
a vitally important determinant of success and requires attention and quantification in its own right. Specifying cultural determinants involves identifying the norms, behaviors and “ways of doing things” that your organization will need to demonstrate visibly and consistently in order to achieve your desired business results.
A fundamental attribute of success is not so much the planning you do, but the way you use the plans you develop.
Although change work encounters constant resistance, it is messy & at times, indefinable…
living systems always prevail.
Fundamental to any workplace change process is emotional safety.
Effective organizational change comes from being grounded in an absolute safety for expressing your truth. It also depends on your willingness to step outside your comfort zones and declare your upsets, gripes, challenges, and initiatives. We expect to hear creative thoughts and ideas that might previously have been considered “corporate heresy”.
Bridges, Lewins, Hall, Kubler-Ross, Covey, Peters, Senge, and Chilton-Pearse’s work in “Managing Change” and “Organizational Renewal” are remarkable. We intentionally blend and borrow from those, and other models, to match the right strategies for your specific needs.
Together we discover greater possibilities and more effective outcomes than would be attainable if you adhered to a single-solution model.
“A system innovator, not just a
Our Change Management processes guide improvement and transformation in all of us as we challenge ourselves personally and corporately. We do not offer you a two-day workshop or a 120-page textbook. Rather, we teach the concept of learning as a way of life.
A fundamental attribute of success is not so much the planning you do, but the way you use the plans you develop.
Action is key – without it, all creation and planing would be for naught.
In the spirit of “kaizen”—constant and never-ending improvement—we create processes together whereby you can test yourself, enjoy yourself, set attainable targets, reach realistic goals, and create mutual accountability.
Success in business, as in life, is created by the
Quality of our Relationships.
BFO Consulting provides the key to unlock what moves and motivates you, as well as how the dynamics between individuals and teams can produce magic.
The BFO Consulting team also generates its own alchemy. Leveraging the strengths of each individual, we form a winning combination specifically to suit your needs.
We have a strong background in strategic planning, facilitation, communications, business financial assessment, mediation, and change management for both small and large corporate systems.
What sets our team apart?
- Our spirit of integrity and fair play
- Our clear focus and sense of humor
- Our expertise and gift for understanding human dynamics
- Our passion for bringing out the very best in people and organizations
With BFO, assets are “things”…
but people create miracles!
As an author and highly sought after speaker, seminar leader, facilitator, strategist, and corporate coach, Bill has gained the respect of business and not-for-profit communities with his resourceful insight into the communication dynamics of varied organizational structures. Bill speaks with substance, brilliance, and sometimes frightening candor—always with his clients’ best interests at heart.
Building on almost four decades of successful entrepreneurial ventures in Land Development, Construction, Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing, Packaging and People Delivery, Bill dedicates himself to making a difference in the arenas of Corporate Leadership, Transformational Change, and Strategic Management.
Bill’s irreverent humour, open generosity, and inspirational charisma are foundations for his delivery of over-the-top results with clients and colleagues alike. Alive with infectious energy, common-sense practicality, and caring insight, Bill’s compelling and genuine big-picture approach invites people to exceed their expectations and achieve new heights of satisfaction, joy, and peace.
With effortless curiosity I engage my playfulness, imagination and wisdom to uncover outrageous opportunities and unreasonable possibilities.
Just for today…I embrace life fully…I forget yesterday…I don’t consider tomorrow…I live into all my gifts…I keep myself present and available to every moment…
I am cheerful and joyful…I responsibly express my emotions…I praise people…I listen openly…I suspend judgment…And yes, I even give up, get off, or change my position on dearly held issues…
I make promises that empower me and those I touch…I am my word…
I live intentionally, with integrity and purpose. I stay open and receptive to new choices. I am responsible for creating my own reality. I live…
Just for today…
As a passionate advocate for clear, authentic communication, Esther is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur who demonstrates a consistent ability to capture the essence of an idea and translate it into crisp, accessible language…with heart. Her rich and eclectic background in Youth and Family Counselling, Event Management, Musical Performance, MC’ing, and Freelance Writing provides the bedrock for her dedication to helping people live their most authentic lives.
Connector Extraordinaire and Co-founder of Petnerships Inc. she brings a fresh perspective, an intuitive understanding, and a clear eye to the table. With a compassionate and engaging presence, she weaves intuition and grounded wisdom to shine light into shadowy places.
A deep connection to body-mind interaction, a sense of humour, and an ongoing commitment to her own personal evolution inform Esther’s approach. Her positive attitude, sense of humour, and enthusiasm for life create safety and calm while inviting you to step directly into your fear and move through it…unleashing new possibilities for confidence and creativity.
“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?”
Janice is a change enthusiast who speaks from her experience and her heart. As a speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach, her common-sense ideas and high-energy approach make her a perfect choice for those who want to navigate change in an ever-evolving world. Committed to the ‘power of choice’ and ‘in-the-moment-processing’, Janice never uses a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to make ‘shift’ happen!
With over twenty years in Personal Development, Health & Wellness Initiatives, and Stress Management, Janice’s wealth of personal and professional knowledge and expertise continue to inspire colleagues and audiences alike. Her diverse background includes adult education, a counselling and a holistic health care practice, and hosting her own radio show, ‘Revealing Choices for Life’™.
From the board room to the staff room to the conference centre, Janice delivers content-rich material with dynamic energy and quick-witted humour!
“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anatomy of Peace
Arbinger Institute, 2006
The Biology of Belief
Bruce Lipton, 2005
The Biology of Transcendence
J. Chilton Pierce, 2002
The BodyMind Workbook
Debbie Shapiro, 2002
The Brain that Changes Itself
Norman Doidge, MD, 2007
A Brief Theory of Everything
Ken Wilber, 2000
The Hidden Messages in Water
Masaru Emoto, 2004
The Genie in the Genes
Dawson Church, PhD, 2007
The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit
J. Chilton Pierce, 2007
Leadership and Self-Deception — Getting Out of the Box
Arbinger Institute, 2002
Loving What Is
Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell, 2002
A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, 2005
The Power of Intention
Wayne Dyer, 2004
Power v. Force
David Hawkins, 1995
Presence: Exploring Profound Change
Peter Senge et al., 2005
Neale Donald Walsh, 1996
BFO Consulting has established strong working relationships with leading business names
in a wide range of industries right across North America.
Some of our clients include:
Bank of Montreal
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Royal Bank of Canada
Federal, Provincial & Municipal Governments
Canadian Forest Products Ltd
The Justice Institute of BC
BC Place Stadium
Community Futures Development Corp
Alliance of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA)
Yukon Territorial Government
BC Assessment Authority
Travel Masters Inc
Learning Disabilities Association of BC
North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Langley Ukulele Association
Delta Museum and Archives
Tommyco Kneepads Inc
Vancouver Crisis Centre
Vancouver Boys and Girls Club
Panther Management / Constructors Inc
Kinsmen Club of Greater Vancouver
Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier National Park
Valley Alarms & Communications
Delta Global Networking, Inc.
Red Dog Deli
We invite you to email us with your questions, feedback and ideas.
Bill Chalmers CEO
Zenevieve ZEO (zen executive officer)
Blinding Flash of the Obvious
PO Box 40507
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L0
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