In my work with nonprofit organizations, churches, and associations my approach has proven effective in helping my clients take their strategic plan from idea to implementation enabling them to scale up their growth and impact.
My typical client's executive leadership team and board of directors are committed to excellence, willing to engage an external coach and make the long term investment to produce greater alignment among the executive leadership team and the organization as a whole. Because of that they experience a significant return on investment.
My typical clients embrace the notion that status quo is not an option. In fact, satisfaction with the status quo threatens my clients' long term sustainability and survival. Exponential growth and impact is contingent on engaging a disciplined strategic thinking and execution
planning process with measurable outcomes and identified accountabilities.
Ken is an exceptional coach who knows his stuff and who does his homework. Ken led our team through a very successful strategic planning process. He came to the table extremely well acquainted with our organization. He kept our group fully engaged throughout the two day process. And he helped us achieve some substantial landmarks as we plan forward. Ken has become a valued friend in the process."
Major Doug Binner, Haven of Hope - Salvation Army
Ken has provided consulting services to Westhill Park Baptist Church on several occasions. The first engagement involved working with a staff team to identify opportunities to improve communications and working relationships. The second engagement involved facilitating Westhill through an assessment of future direction for our Sunday Services. In both cases Ken demonstrated strong facilitation skills and an ability to bring focus to diverse viewpoints. In all situations, Ken has demonstrated high integrity and commitment. He demonstrates great enthusiasm and has a personality that ensures that participants have some fun!
Ken has been engaged twice to facilitate strategic discussions for a non-profit organization for which I am a Board member. Each time, Ken's knowledge, personality and approach helped the team move ahead in a united fashion much more effectively than we would have otherwise. Ken has a terrific way of developing a safe environment for participants to address tough questions.
Darann Sauer, Senior Director - Farm Credit Canada
Needless to say, my experience working with Ken Thiessen and Power of One Consulting, has served me well. I have not only learned more about myself, but also established a relationship that is completely unique in the business world. That is one of partner, mentor, counselor, and friend. In terms of measuring the value of Ken’s input and its multiple, let’s just say, “It’s money well spent”.
Darrell Ruchotzke - Investment Advisor
Having Ken Thiessen come as a consultant for our organization was one of the best leadership decisions I've made. Ken was professional, personable and accessible. He allowed us to drive the conversation and yet with his exceptionally well laid out process and resources, was able to guide us to the place where we were talking about the deep systemic factors affecting our organization."
Gary St. Amand - NonProfit Leader, Edmonton
"I am writing to affirm the consulting work that Dr. Ken Thiessen did on behalf of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada and one of our congregations. The situation involved a highly escalated staff conflict. Ken was able to engage the key parties in openly sharing their perspective on the situation. He exhibited clarity of understanding and empathy toward those involved.
The final report was quite frankly the most concise and well written consultant document I have read in the 12 years I have held my position. It got to the true root issues and made clear and forward-looking recommendations. I would recommend the services of Dr. Thiessen and Power Of One Consulting without any hesitation."
Jeffrey Anderson, President/Superintendent - Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada
I have known Ken Thiessen for close to twenty years now. During that time, I have found him to be a man of immense personal depth, with a unique ability to identify critical dynamics at work in organizations. His insight is sharp, quick and on target. In addition to being a man with an agile mind, Ken also lives with a big heart. This combination qualifies him to work as an organizational and leadership coach in a variety of settings.
As a leader myself, having led a growing global finance company as well as in the nonprofit sector, I commend Ken to you to assist in guiding you and your organization to to increased levels of efficiency and impact. What Ken brings to the table is rare, and worth every dollar you will invest with him.
Peter Ash, President - Sagewood Holdings; CEO/Founder - Under the Same Sun