Services tailored to your needs.
Whether a global conglomerate, a national not-for-profit or a family business, your organization has its own culture and we at New Leaf recognize that it is important to design a scope of work and approach that fits your organization.
Helping organizations define their direction
Are you at the critical stage of needing to define what your business is all about… its vision, mission, and values? Faced with a situation where there is lack of clarity and uncertainty, but you are confident that the answer lies within the organization? Perhaps you are uncomfortable asking the challenging questions and do not know how to proceed. Having an effective 5-year strategic plan that is aligned to your mandate is a critical tool.
New Leaf is there for you, experienced at facilitating strategic planning sessions. By providing an unbiased and independent perspective we are able to engage stakeholders, ask the difficult questions and probe where needed to get the required information so that you can make informed decisions.
Managing the effect of uncertainty on objectives
- Risk assessments
- Internal control assessments and framework implementation
- Risk management training
- Governance development
When an organization goes through some sort of significant change, or is about to undertake a strategic initiative, it is critical to consider the risk implications and understand what impact this may have on the organization. These situations may include: new management in place; turnover of key staff members; integration with another organization; implementation of new systems or business process; market expansion and planning and execution of a project.
New Leaf can assist you in understanding the risks involved (including financial, operational, reputational, legal and regulatory) and identifying options on how to manage these risks and maximize the opportunities.
“Keena was brought in to lead the financial function at Direct Energy in the development and implementation of a Risk and Internal Control Framework for the entire organization. I was involved with Keena to link the IT controls to the financial controls. Keena was instrumental in the education and direction of this program of work. She is an expert in this area and helped us complete the program in a very complex environment on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to recommend Keena as she is an accomplished professional who will bring value to any endeavour she undertakes. I would not hesitate to engage her again.”
– Karen Kemp
Director, IT Risk at Scotiabank
Interim or part-time CEO and CFO leadership
Leveraging decades of experience providing consulting services and that gained through direct entrepreneurial activities as an executive leader, New Leaf has the skills and know-how to help you:
- Achieve greater efficiencies
- Implement the appropriate structure and procedures to support growth
- Provide short-term, or part-time, leadership capacity to overcome hurdles
Keena, New Leaf’s Founder and President, is experienced at stepping in and filling executive leadership gaps in organizations. Whether this is in the capacity of CEO or CFO, Keena’s pragmatic and confident leadership style, strategic and critical thinking capabilities puts organizations’ boards at ease so it can focus on governance oversight and recruitment activities, where required.
A Professional Public Practice Firm of Chartered Accountants
- Budget Development
- Financial Analysis
- Finance Function Reviews
- Financial Reporting Oversight
New Leaf brings 20+ years of financial management experience in a wide range of industries and sectors, including over 13 years in a large public accounting firm. Our team has worked extensively with clients on financial related matters to help our clients better understand their operations and assist with future planning and timely decision-making.
Providing clear direction to achieve desired results
Do you have a clear vision of an initiative but do not know how to implement it, nor have a sense of what resources are needed? Perhaps you don’t have the internal capacity to manage the project.
New Leaf has extensive experiencing scoping, planning and delivering projects on time and on budget.
“Keena is a very strong project manager and has been instrumental in driving a high-profile national project over the past 15 months. Her ability to quickly learn complex subject matter and remove ambiguity from project details have truly helped to keep our project on track. Keena is very comfortable challenging conventional wisdom and provoking thought. It has been a pleasure working with Keena. I hope our paths cross again!”
– Andrew Abel
Head of Regulatory Compliance Risk Oversight, Conduct and Whistleblowing
Developing boards to lead to more effective governance
Are you setting up a new board and are uncertain of what you should have in place from a governance perspective? Perhaps your Board has been operating for a while, but the directors are concerned if appropriate governance is being achieved. Consider having an independent review or a facilitated workshop to gain the confidence that your board is providing effective governance.
“I had occasion to sit through a [Governance Review] workshop facilitated by Keena and was most impressed, particularly with her ability to bring the conversation back on track when the group started to stray.
The real talent of a facilitator is the ability to enthuse an audience, get them involved, and then extract information leading to a successful conclusion of the workshop. Keena has this ability.”
– Gerry Nuttall
City of Port Moody
NEW LEAF ENTERPRISES INC.
344 – 255 Newport Drive
Port Moody, BC V3H 5H1