What others are saying

1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre Society

“Working with Frank brought ease to the entire strategic planning process from start to finish. Frank was highly skilled at facilitating a smooth collaborative weekend planning session with board and staff working effectively and efficiently together. The process was entirely relevant to our charities’ needs and supported us to stay focused on the pertinent issues at hand. We left with a plan that will serve us – actually serve us (not sit in a drawer) – for the next 3 years. I appreciated Frank’s follow up support and continued availability to be of guidance to our team.”

Sarah Downey
Executive Director, 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre Society

“Frank helped our organization develop a strategic plan. Frank was able to create a welcoming and collaborative environment that encouraged participation from all in attendance. Frank allowed space for conversation while maintaining firm boundaries on consensus and time management. As a result, 1-Up now has an achievable 3-year strategic plan that will guide our organization into the future.”

Bradley Blois
Board Co-Chair, 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre Society

The Mustard Seed

“Our work with Frank was very useful. In spite of us having to meet virtually, Frank was warm and had an ability to navigate our conversations with ease. He was clear and focused on helping us ramp up our social enterprise model. The result of our work together was a report outlining and detailing considerations as we move forward with our project. I would not hesitate to work with Frank again.”

Treaka Watson
Director of Food Security, The Mustard Seed

FortWhyte Alive

From start to finish, our experience with Frank was incredibly positive. He provided gentle guidance throughout the process and when our staff team gathered as a group we found his facilitation skills to be excellent. He was able to effectively summarize the collective thoughts of numerous stakeholders and provide us with a finished product that we are very satisfied with. We hope to continue to work with him in the future.

Ian Barnett
Vice President, FortWhyte Alive

Sooke Transition House Society

Our two custom training sessions with Frank were first rate! He illuminated the path we were already on, meeting us with valuable knowledge and excellent resources that will continue to support us as we go forward. The sessions were packed with encouragement, information and ample opportunity for discussion. Frank is clear and kind. Both his expertise and his passion for this work shone through. Thank you Frank, for supporting our motivation to elevate the well being of our Board, and in turn, the Organization.

Jen Ferris
Co-Chair, Sooke Transition House Society

CPB Canada (Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada)

“My organization, the Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada worked with Frank and his team on our Strategic Plan and some associated Governance Training. Overall, Frank was excellent and provided us with a thoughtful strategic planning process and walked the Board of Directors through some foundational governance training. A very positive experience and I would be happy to recommend Frank to organizations similar to us.”

Rick Johal
Chief Executive Officer, Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada

Manitoba Wildlife Federation

“As a result of the strategic planning sessions and board governance training we did with Frank Growth Solutions Inc., the Manitoba Wildlife Federation can now complete the transition from a management to governance style board and move forward with a clear strategic plan.”

Chris Heald
Executive Director, Manitoba Wildlife Federation

MARL

“We worked with Frank Growth Solutions Inc. on a large and multi-faceted Organizational Sustainability Project which involved board work, marketing strategy, and social enterprise development. Frank was very knowledgeable and met us where we are to help imagine and implement our goals. After working with Frank, I feel confident we have the tools to move forward with our lofty plans.”

Michelle Falk
Executive Director, Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties (MARL)

“Frank provided invaluable insight into the structure of our Board of Directors. Over the course of several meetings, Frank facilitated conversations between members and staff to find ways to better support the needs of our organization. Frank brought a positive and fresh perspective and his approach allowed for easy conversation. We were able to identify several tangible ways to improve our board governance and organization beyond what we would have come up with on our own.”

Amy Robertson
Chair, MARL Board of Directors, Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties

VISOA

“The Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (VISOA) went through a stringent vetting process to choose a facilitator to help the organization with renewing its Strategic Plan. Frank Growth Solutions Inc. came out on top. Frank Atnikov’s experience clearly showed as he successfully guided us through an efficient thought process that landed a workable plan. Frank’s understanding of people ensured that all contributors were heard. A very professional job, with a very satisfactory result.”

Wendy Wall
Chair, VISOA Board of Directors, Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association

Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre

“Our organization released a request for proposals for a business developer/consultant to explore our social enterprises for ability and capacity to achieve self-sufficiency and growth. From the onset Frank Growth Solutions Inc. coordinated a meeting to discuss the scope of work. Once the expectations were solidified, Frank drafted specific deliverables, including timelines for completion, as well as working relationship expectations and roles. Frank coordinated a team of experts to complete the tasks at hand. Due to COVID-19 restrictions communications have been conducted in virtual environments. Although not ideal, we have not found this approach to be cumbersome nor has progress been hindered. In fact, we have found communications to be engaging and thought provoking, generating information necessary and inclusive for a broader range of stakeholders. Frank is organized, results-oriented, and professional, making our business relationship effortless and satisfying.

Frank Growth Solutions has a wealth of skills and experience that can most certainly add to your business or organization.”

Shelly Craig
Executive Director, Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre

NorWest Community Health Centre

“It has been a pleasure working with Frank. Combining a host of information and analysis, he was able to create a concise, yet comprehensive, professional document that will guide our work moving forward. He demonstrated expertise as well as a real passion for the project throughout the entire process. A true pleasure to work with, we highly recommend Frank!”

Nancy Heinrichs and Laura Horodecki
NorWest Co-op Community Health

S.A.M. (Management) Inc.

“Frank met with our managers and the staff directly involved in the day to day work of the department. His detailed questions helped us delve into the major issues. We took the information from his report and restructured not only our Contracting Division but it also opened up the door to look at our corporation as a whole.”

Laurie Socha
S.A.M. (Management) Inc.