Our Clients

At The Beacon Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet the needs of a diverse client base. We currently serve clients in all sectors of the economy working with some of the largest multinational corporations and with some much smaller growth-oriented organizations as well as organizations in the public and not-for-profit sector.

The Globe and Mail
Cassels Brock
Gamma Dynacare
Martinrea International
SCI Group Inc.

“The Beacon Group’s program proved to be a transformational experience for our staff, and has created a new, more open culture of creativity and collaboration that has given The Globe and Mail a marked and measurable competitive advantage.”

— Phillip Crawley Publisher & C.E.O. The Globe & Mail

“The Beacon Group was able to handle our 360 reviews across 9 offices in a manner that brought significant value to our partners, the firm and ultimately our clients.”

— Judson Whiteside Partner Miller Thomson LLP

“The human capital programs provided by The Beacon Group are best in class.”

— Tye Burt President & C.E.O. Kinross Gold Corp.

“The Beacon Group approaches very serious and difficult topics in an accessible and insightful way.”

— Eric Siegel President & C.E.O. Export Development Canada

“The Beacon Group’s thought provoking curriculum utilizes best practice tools and interactive media for evaluation, assessment and overall learning. It has helped us raise the bar on our calibre of talent.”

— Ernst Lieb President & C.E.O. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC

“The Beacon Group delivered cutting edge perspectives on many human capital topics that were tailored and customized to our company in a way that we could not have obtained at more generic, cookie-cutter advising shops.”

— Doug Lord President of United States Solutions Group Xerox Corp.

“The Beacon Group acted as a strategic partner and was instrumental in helping us raise the bar on candid dialogue and team performance.”

— Robert Courteau President SAP North America

“We engaged The Beacon Group when we needed to bring two cultures together after our first major international acquisition: the evidence of their success lies in both the subsequent growth in our business and our presence in more than twelve countries on five continents.”

— Rupert Duchesne President & CEO Aimia (formerly Groupe Aeroplan Inc.)

“The Beacon Group excels in facilitating open & candid dialogue that has fostered superior team performance.”

— Mary Ellen Carlyle Senior Vice President & General Manager Dome Productions

“Top-level thought leadership, combined with practical, cost-effective solutions—that’s the real value the Beacon Group team brings to bear on Foresters talent challenges.”

— Suanne Nielsen Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer Foresters

“Doug Williamson and his team were of invaluable assistance in helping our organization navigate through a completely new strategic planning process and emerge with a three year plan resoundingly endorsed by our Board. Doug’s global perspectives and ability to drive consensus was an integral part of our success.”

— Don Forgeron President & CEO Insurance Bureau of Canada

“The Global HR & Communications senior team engaged the Beacon Group in shepherding us through a unique strategic planning process that involved an outside-in view of our current and future workforce and how this aligns to our business strategy. Thanks to Doug and his team it was a thought provoking process that sharpened our strategic thinking and, in the end, made our strategy stronger.”

— Sylvia Chrominska Group Head Global Human Resources & Communications

“The Beacon Group’s customized and personalized approach fit our needs perfectly. From the initial self-discovery phase all the way to recommending solutions, the work they have done has been consistently world-class. They combine strong analytics with a wealth of real world experience. They are focused, targeted and are experts at taking theoretic concepts and making them real. We look forward to working with Doug and his team as we continue to elevate our business and improve our internal performance.”

— Don Romano President Mazda Canada Inc.

“I have had the pleasure of working with The Beacon Group and Doug Williamson for several years across several organizations and have always been impressed with their professionalism, work ethic and customer orientation. Doug's own highly energetic and highly customized approach to the specific needs of our business and our leadership team sets him apart from other strategic facilitators and objective "thought provokers" I have experienced. I am always grateful and impressed by the tangible results his interventions tend to produce.”

— Lloyd A. Perlmutter Chief Executive Officer Mexx Canada Inc.

“The big contribution was The Beacon Group challenged our culture and our comfort level. We then arrived at a clear plan of concise deliverables that we needed to execute to move forward on our vision.”

— Tony Ambler President Swish Maintenance Limited

“SKF approached The Beacon Group to develop our Talent Management program. The process implemented by Doug Williamson and his team was extremely important for us in determining how to execute the program on a clear, organized and systematic way. This was one of our most important projects that will enable us to ensure our sustainable growth.”

— João Ricciarelli President SKF Canada

“Through its sound and strategically practical business knowledge and experience The Beacon Group has and continues to assist SCI in better understanding and enabling our organization to build engaged teams and leadership capability to help make our supply chain clients more competitive.”

— John Ferguson President & C.E.O. SCI Group Inc.


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