we've had the privilege of working with some of North America's most respected companies and brands.
It has been an incredible process that Erica has led us through. Definitely was not an easy one to walk into with years of history to work through. She has not been afraid to open the tough conversations and created a safe environment for us all to share, learn, grow and rebuild our team culture in together. The numerous tools and best practices she has brought to the table have been invaluable not only in my professional career but communication techniques I can use in my everyday life outside the office. The personal growth I have experienced has been invaluable, I’ve learned to appreciate my self worth and to value the contributions my teammates bring to the table. To recognize each others’ strengths and to work together. Her expansive knowledge, skills and openness to discuss personal experiences has allowed our team to feel confident in sharing our thoughts and wanting to be a part of the process. Erica’s session has been well mapped out and all tie together towards our goal. This process would not experience the success it has without her commitment to our team. The value of work will never be able to be fully measured but I am incredibly grateful that I was a part of it and got to experience it first hand. I cannot thank Erica enough for everything she has done. A definite Game Changer for UBC Athletics. Thank you, Erica
Gareth BowleyFormer Program Manager Athletics & Recreation – UBC
“Erica has helped me gain perspective on my leadership style, and how it resonates with my team. Through working with her one-on-one as well as together with my team, I have been able to highlight areas to focus on to help me be a more effective leader as well as improve the functionality of my team as a whole. Her strengths-based approach is helping my team to be more effective and ultimately drive toward achieving greater results”
Mike YochlowitzVP Operations, ABC Recycling
“Working with Erica on our Women in the Workplace 3 year roadmap was extremely positive. Her common sense approach, well balanced realism, and big picture thinking was invaluable. She was a great thought partner which enabled us to take our initiatives to the next level.
If you are seeking someone that will drive your project forward with enthusiasm, while considering the culture, the stakeholders and the appropriate pace of change, I recommend Erica!”
Tanya WickFormer VP People & Services, Tolko Industries
Wow – you did an amazing job. You kept us all engaged and working and dealt wonderfully with their concerns. And we got a set of draft values and marching orders for the next year! This is going to be so helpful going forward. Thank you, thank you and thank you!
Our management team at Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver spent the day with Erica. It was a fantastic day of learning, relationship building and team growth. The material was enlightening and interesting. Erica did a great job of keeping us focused and energized for 8 hours. Thank you, Erica, for a stimulating session and for putting so much effort into our day together. It will bring great value to our team.
Valerie LambertExecutive Director, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
I’ve hired Erica on numerous occasions over the years to provide strategic planning services and team development, with a focus on strengths. Each session she did for us, she customized according to the circumstances we were facing at the time and brought best practice approaches to influence our team’s conversation in the areas of change as well as leadership. My team and I are extremely satisfied with her competence, guidance and flexibility. Our work has been enhanced each time we have engaged with Erica and she continue to be our “go to person” for strategic planning and team development. I highly recommend working with Erica.
Candy GarossinoDirector, Professional Practice and Nursing, Providence Health Care
Erica was able to assist me in developing a strategic change approach with our customers to gain their commitment and alignment to a change that could have been significantly resisted by their employees if not introduced clearly with a proper value proposition to those being impacted by the change. Erica brings depth in understanding human behaviour, particularly around change resistance and used this to develop a proactive approach in positioning our customer solution. Through asking the right questions and listening carefully (in a short amount of time), she helped me to create a concise and practical approach that I am still using successfully. What other consultants take months (and reams of pages) to develop, Erica was able to assist in less than an hour and a final product of a succinct statement.
Miller DussanFormer Global Director, Customer Performance at Finning Digital, current VP Technology Equinox Gold
Erica has been an extremely effective partner to our organization. She was a valued collaborator in the development and delivery of our very successful executive leadership development program in partnership with UBC Sauder School of Business. In addition, via her consulting practice she has helped us move forward through her facilitation and executive coaching work, both in groups and one-on-one. She’s insightful and approachable, pragmatic and compassionate, and she has positively influenced my leadership style. Thank you, Erica!
Marni JohnsonFormer VP Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, BlueShore Financial
Erica did some amazing work at BC Assessment, helping the organization define its desired values. The work assisted employees in determining how their behaviour supported achievement of the strategic plan and, more importantly, moved the culture of BC Assessment. Working with Erica is very inspiring.
Connie FairFormer CEO BC Assessment
Erica is a seasoned expert in Organizational/People Development and Change Management. Her knowledge about systems and change is remarkable. Her high level of emotional intelligence (EQ) creates environments of trust and authenticity, through honest and open questioning. Her ability to offer alternate perspectives allows teams and individuals to create new ways of looking at old problems. Erica is also an amazing coach and on numerous occasions provides coaching to senior leaders in order to get results from their teams. I have worked with Erica on numerous major complex projects and her talents ensure positive results.
Carl MeadowsFormer Senior Director, Retirement Concepts
Erica is a fantastic executive coach and leadership team facilitator. She brings together core values, models, team dynamics and practical experience into all interactions with leadership development. Her energy is infectious, and her integrity/discretion is high.
Jay-Ann GilfoyleFormer CEO Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) (client with ViRTUS)
Erica is a surprising person to work with. Many team building consultants are good, they can use a system, check some boxes, and drag people through activities, that will help them and help their team perform better because the team doesn't actually need to be high performing, and their problems aren't actually that deep. Erica lives in the space of teams that MUST be high performing and have complex and demanding problems that need to be untangled to move forward. Erica is who you call not when you want things to get a little better, but when you NEED things to get TEN TIMES better. She digs deep, encourages vulnerability through her own, and really understands how to navigate the troubling complexities of getting strong personalities to work together. She is the "Big Game Hunter" of team building. I am still incorporating and revisiting methods and lessons from our sessions many months later, and I find them truly useful. She is direct, empathetic, driven, and honest, and she gets actual, durable results.