Maestros of transformation
Soles and Company turn tried and true strategies into fresh approaches. We specialize in thinking together and working together.
We have decades of experience in leading communities of every kind through meaningful conversations about complex topics. Groups of every size—from two to six; 60 to 600.
The power of through
Through is the lens we use to view every project. Every conversation.
Through takes us into and out of the difficult parts of every conversation. Past where we started, beyond where we were, to see what’s possible on the other side, where truly transformative ideas come to life.
Through helps us discover better ways to face fresh challenges together.
Vibrant, meaningful consultation
We bring a fiendish love of research and planning to every project. Our responsive design strategies give clients the tools they need to connect with:
- diverse, impassioned opinions from broad audiences, across a wide range of platforms
- specific, everyday concerns of stakeholders who are directly affected by a change in strategy or direction
- practical wisdom of employees who will need to make good decisions work in the real world
Katie’s ability to respond quickly and generate ideas at a moment’s notice; her ability to manage large and controversial groups with authority, but at the same time with warm understanding; her ability to develop a process whereby these groups could participate equally—all contributed to the success of our meetings.
Engage. Design. Deliver.
Here’s our how
Soles and Company collaborate on projects that transform cities and provinces—as well as businesses and industry organizations across Canada. Here’s how we do what we do.
Facilitation: Leading meaningful conversations
As facilitators, we believe that many of the answers our clients need are in the room—whether it’s a physical place or an online space. Our job is to use the best tools to tap into those solutions, unlocking the best thinking of participants.
The bridges we build lead to systems-based decisions, solutions and action plans. Our facilitation and stakeholder engagement—often on controversial projects—is known for building relationships throughout a project’s design and implementation.
Consultation & public engagement: Reaching insightful decisions
Social media have created massive opportunities for public engagement. To keep up with this shift, organizations need to follow sophisticated and responsive engagement processes.
Soles and Company are a trusted partner for consulting stakeholders and engaging the public in game-changing initiatives.
Katie Soles is the engagement specialist and respected partner on diverse, multi-disciplinary teams. Through Soles and Company, Katie has worked with more than 100 organizations to glean insights from their strategic stakeholders.
Strategic planning: Delivering cogent results
We have successfully enabled provincial, municipal, industry and professional organizations across Canada to fulfill their vision and mandate through strategic policy development.
Our in-depth analysis of research and stakeholder feedback gives our clients—planners, policymakers, executives, industry leaders and community stakeholders—a clear, coherent basis for strategic decisions and business plans.
I saw firsthand Katie’s superb ability to blend innovation and creativity with unerring natural instinct for “what will work”—and witnessed the amazing results her clients experienced.