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.


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L-R: Lea Anne Sexton, Nancy Beaty, Kathy McLaughlin, Maureen Pilgrim

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.