impact8 Inc. is a collaboration of seven Calgary area consultants committed to the success of the nonprofit sector. Recognizing both the strengths and challenges of the sector, we assist individuals, organizations, subsectors and the sector as a whole to increase community impact. We focus our varied experience and abilities in a systemic approach to practice, learning, communication and advocacy, and seek always to build on the incredible strength and passion of the people involved in the nonprofit sector.
When working with clients and with each other, we actively encourage:
We generate impact for our clients that will bring lasting benefits to their organizations and beyond to the nonprofit sector.
Mutual learning between and among client and consultant teams is essential to finding and implementing the most effective solutions to substantive organizational challenges.
We develop trust between clients and the consultant team, a fundamental to success and the achievement of breakthrough results.
Collaboration brings together the strengths and knowledge of client and consultant teams and is essential to create and support desired changes.
GOING BEYOND THE CONVENTIONAL
We expect the best of ourselves and of our clients to go beyond the conventional answer.
Heidi Miller Zerr
Janice is an experienced facilitator who will lead your organization in problem solving processes that help you discover what is holding your organization back from reaching its full potential and learn how to move forward to achieve your purpose more effectively. An innovative and creative thinker, Janice will assist your organization maximize the use of its resources through collaboration and input from all members of your team.
Bill is an organizational change and development consultant with more than twenty five years of experience. During his career, he has been a leader in the not-for-profit sector, an executive with a national consulting firm and a senior manager in government. Bill works with organizations to build capacity, increase effectiveness and implement change. He has provided a variety of governance, mentoring and Board development services to more than 50 organizations in the Alberta nonprofit sector.
Christine Clarke, BComm, CMA, CEC
Christine is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) with over 25 years of experience in business and ten years in the nonprofit sector. She has led teams in areas such as organizational effectiveness, change management, strategy, process development and finance. This experience provides the foundation for Christine's unique perspective and approach to executive coaching. Through customized coaching techniques and practices Christine helps her clients formulate their picture of success. Her coaching enables her clients to develop strategies and solutions that they can apply immediately, to achieve their leadership goals and to maximize their impact on their organization.
Judy is a senior level management consultant, motivated leader and project manager with strengths in governance, strategic and business planning and nonprofit management. Judy assists organizations in governance and in developing innovative and practical solutions to business challenges. She enjoys working with you over the longer term, sharing her insights and experiences as a Board member and supporter of many nonprofits in Alberta, and learning from the experience of your organization.
Carlo is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) with over twenty-five years of business experience in organizational development, business improvement, governance, strategic planning, nonprofit management, project management and information technology. He is an innovative leader with highly developed personal skills as a coach, mentor and trainer; experienced in facilitating both group and one-on-one sessions, utilizing an interactive, participative approach. His clients rate his communication and personal skills as a leader, coach, mentor and trainer highly, appreciating Carlo's ability to create and support great team environments.
Frank works with Boards and staff to strengthen their capabilities in governance and strategy, and to facilitate the implementation of new initiatives. His work with clients is grounded in over twenty years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector as a senior manager, board chair and management consultant. His approach is tailored to the unique situation and capacity of each organization and is focused on finding the best way to move forward.
Heidi Miller Zerr, BA, MCE
Heidi works with organizations to recognize, evaluate and bridge gaps between strategy development and execution. This approach is a systemic one that is enhanced through long-term relationships with organizations. Heidi brings operational, developmental and governing experience to her clients from seventeen years as a nonprofit agency leader, service on various boards and committees, as well as development and delivery of educational opportunities focused on strengthening the nonprofit sector. She supports organizations in developing an appropriate balance of mission focus and business practice to achieve sustainable service to the community.
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