“I had the pleasure of working with Leanne on the marketing and communications strategy for our rebranding, website redesign and official opening of our Innovation and Incubation Services Division of the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre. She worked step by step along with our team to ensure we were comfortable at every stage of the project and her efforts made this major transition occur seamlessly with no fine detail overlooked. I genuinely would recommend her services to anyone undergoing any marketing needs, as she consistently met timelines and exceeded our expectations.”

Melissa Quinn

Manager, Innovation and Incubation Services, Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre

“As the Bedford Days Chair the last few years it is evident that Leanne is a strong leader. A solution oriented person, her positive approach allows all involved to work at their best in a supportive environment therefore enabling everyone to achieve high quality outputs. Working with her for many years has been a pleasure and very productive and I hope she will be with us for many more years to come.”

Mike Gillett

Senior Event Coordinator, Halifax Regional Municipality

“Leanne provided excellent support jumping in with enthusiasm, innovative ideas, and delivered on everything she promised to do.  We met our goals and had positive results thanks in part to Leanne’s great work. “

Michele Peveril

Senior Manager, Strategic Relations

I have worked with Leanne Strathdee on a number of projects and consider her to be a communications professional with excellent insight, strong competencies and exceptional commitment.

During the summer of 2014, I secured the services of Strathdee & Company for a period of over two months. During this time Leanne delivered a wide range of communication services, including strategic planning, event management, creative writing and client relations.

Throughout our time working together, Leanne proved herself able to deliver work on very tight deadlines, showing great adaptability whenever priorities shifted or objectives changed. Her work always reflected her strong personal commitment to quality and excellence in service delivery.

I would welcome the opportunity to work with Leanne at any time and have no hesitation in recommending her for any communications assignment.

Roy Jamieson MPR

Director, Communications, Nova Scotia Municipal Affairs

“We have continued to be very impressed by her ability to synthesize a great deal of disparate information into a cohesive and shared communication plan.  All deadlines have been met and Ms. Strathdee has sought and been responsive to feedback and adjustments we have requested. 

I would recommend Ms. Strathdee without reservation to lead a consultation or project, particularly where a keen analysis of divergent or varying priorities may be required from multiple parties.  She presents in a very pleasant and professional manner and I have received nothing but positive feedback from all of our members regarding their interactions with her.”

Kim L. Aker

Chairperson / Executive Director, Rural Transportation Association / Hants County Community Access Network & West Hants Dial-a-Ride

“Leanne’s passion for our mission combined with her business acumen and action-oriented leadership style are an inspiration to our entire Board.  In the not-for-profit world, leveraging what we need and what we want with what we have available to spend is challenging. Leanne understands our business.  

She is a creative, goal-driven marketer who develops cost effective marketing strategies and isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves to do what’s necessary to execute. With a keen eye for building strategic partnerships and establishing win/win opportunities; often times creating those opportunities, Leanne has played a significant role in strengthening our Sisters Under Sail brand in the Canadian market.”

Dawn Santamaria

Founder & Executive Director, Sisters Under Sail Corp.

“It has been a pleasure working with Leanne on strategies to improve my company.  Her personal and professional approach has made a subject that I have avoided so much easier to digest.  She brings a lot of experience to the table and I trust that she really interested in helping me increase the profile of my company in the best way possible.  The  comprehensive plan she developed for me was easy to understand and implement.” 

Kim Curlett

Former Owner, ALL YOGA

“Over the period of engagement she surpassed our expectations and helped us reach out to numerous contacts in the industry that our product targets. Leanne seemed to move fluidly into the role of helping us craft the necessary message to reach our target market. She was able to work with the younger staff that Colibri employs and seemed to relate well to the high tech environment that we foster. She kept the project moving well and finished on time and slightly under the budgeted amount.

Working with Leanne has been a pleasure and I am sure that she will approach any position she chooses to take on with equal passion and energy. I would recommend her highly and feel confident that she will be a significant addition to any project.

John Read

President and CEO, Colibri Software

“When we met Leanne we were challenged on two fronts: we needed money, and we wanted to raise public awareness of our programs. We were in the very real danger of having to shut our doors to the community, and abandon our services to over 400 families. Leanne was terrific from the start. We could tell that–even though she was working for free–she was truly invested in saving the Centre. Leanne met with us, asked us a lot of questions, and somehow gleaned the spirit of our work and the value we provide.

If you want real marketing that works partnered with effective implementation–use Leanne. When you know you really need to get results– use Leanne. When a lot is riding on a campaign, you have to be sure that the outcomes will be positive.”

Heather Johnstone

Executive Director, Parents and Children Together

“I had the great fortune to have engaged Strathdee & Co. in a critical conference development exercise for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada 2015 National Conference.  Leanne Strathdee not only provided the strategic positioning advice required, but took the project to the next stage by also delivering a focused and comprehensive work plan to enable the organizing committee to move seamlessly from planning to execution.

Leanne’s effort involved marshalling input and direction from a broad range of individuals and marrying their identified needs with potential partners, suppliers and approaches.  Her advice was unfailingly informed and comprehensive, and was always delivered within or in advance of agreed timelines.  Leanne’s client-focused approach and very close attention to detail is clearly reflected in her products.  Coupled with her extensive networks and impressive adaptability, Leanne provides very strong value for service to clients.  I look forward to the next opportunity to engage Strathdee & Co.”

Lynn Adams

Co-Chair , IPAC 2015 National Conference