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Achieving Intentional Results


Kathy McLaughlin

Strategy & Governance Executive Recruitment 

Leadership Development



Founded in 2007, McLaughlin & Associates is an incorporated consultancy specializing in strategic planning, governance, organizational development and executive recruitment support. Kathy McLaughlin established the company after a successful executive career in general management, marketing and sales roles in the wireless technology sector, followed by four years as a partner with a top executive search firm. In addition to acting as principal consultant, Kathy works with a team of trusted Associates who specialize in strategy and market analysis, executive recruiting, management assessments, coaching, training and project management.


For more information about our Team click here.

Our consulting approach is customized to meet specific client needs. We are unique in combining a disciplined, structured approach to planning with a deep knowledge of human relations principles. This combination of hard and soft skills helps our clients to clarify intentions, define desired outcomes and organize for success.

Two common denominators distinguish our work:

* Strategy: Everything we do is aligned with the strategic goals of our client. Whether it is a short term assignment or a long term engagement we ensure it complements the overall strategic direction. While we prefer to build long term relationships, many clients engage us to accelerate a specific opportunity or solve a specific challenge. Whether we are undertaking a recruitment assignment, governance assessment, leadership development program, strategic planning facilitation or team workshop, we will take the time to fully understand your business goals, strategy and challenges to produce a solution that delivers sustainable results.

* Exceptional Service: Our goal is to provide extraordinarily efficient and effective service, representing exceptional value for your consulting investment. If our clients don’t say “no comparison” when asked about the value they receive for their investment in our services, we are not meeting our own standards.

McLaughlin & Associates was founded on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. While land acknowledgements allow us to engage in ongoing reconciliation by honouring physical space, we are a fully virtual team.  


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One woman’s inspiring triumph over a series of terminal diagnoses

Kathy McLaughlin was a senior corporate executive when she learned she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She survived, only to learn years later that her cancer had returned — but this time, it was accompanied by a terminal autoimmune liver disease. Neither disease was treatable because of the presence of the other. Told by her doctors “there is nothing we can do,” she refused to give up. Instead, she took charge of her own healing project, applying the leadership skills she had perfected in her corporate career to the business of self-preservation. Enduring all manner of indignities through a comedy of medical errors, she miraculously survives near-fatal chemotherapy, life-threatening surgery, liver failure and ultimately, two grueling liver transplants. For a book preview, click here.

“We can all learn from survivors because they share traits which make them survivors. By following their example we can be coached through tough times. Kathy’s attitude, experience and wisdom, learned with difficulty from the various health threats to her life, can be a teacher for all of us.”

author of Love, Medicine & Miracles


McLaughlin & Associates

Phone: 604-728-0080

Email: kathy @

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