Sutherland & Associates... helping organizations since 2002
We offer custom solutions... because one-size-fits-all really means poor-fit-at best.
Our core specialties are:
Strategic planning and innovation
We can help you either in-person or in virtual mode.
While we are based in Montreal, Canada, we regularly work with clients next door and around the world: Canada, USA, Caribbean, Latin America (Central and South America), and Europe. En plus, on parle français. (We also speak French.)
Sutherland & Associates - What makes us unique?
There are three possible alternatives for tackling your planning process or addressing a challenge.
At Sutherland & Associates, we propose our unique “partially out-sourced” mode, which includes expert strategy frameworks and models, as the best balance of investment (hard and soft costs) and outcomes.
Dawn A. Sutherland, MBA, CPF
A seasoned professional
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 (CPF), a designation granted by the International Association of Facilitators.
Expertise and experience
As an expert strategist, business consultant, and group process (meeting) 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), creative brainstorming, and public and stakeholder consultations.
Education and Book
Dawn holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree (High Honours) with a minor in psychology (Carleton University) and an MBA (McGill University and Institut Supérieur des Affaires–HEC, Paris, France). She is currently writing a business book which combines best practices in strategic thinking and planning, strategy models, and team-based problem-solving and decision-making.