Testimonials

Organizational Reviews

“Our business looked like it was making a turn for the worse. Then Andrew came in and really helped to turn things around for the better – We are very appreciative of the work that Andrew did for us.”
- Chief Terry Sampson, Chemainus First Nation

“Andrew provided our Staff and Council with excellent feedback in order for us to improve our operations. He is professional, well qualified & utilizes practical solutions that helped us build excellent teamwork in our office. We definitely recommend Andrew to other First Nations organizations.”
- Chief Maureen Luggi, Wet’suwet’en First Nation

“Andrew has excellent research skills and is able to get the information that we need at the community level.”
- Shaunee Pointe, First Nations Chiefs’ Health Committee

“Andrew has an excellent ability to work with board and staff to address morale issues. His approach was very professional…He came up with solutions that were clear and easy to implement.”
- Anne Many Heads, President, Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre

Interim Manager

“Our Council had a lot of work to do when we first got elected. Andrew helped us get on the right track and was instrumental in our early re-organizing efforts. I was especially impressed with Andrew’s knowledge and understanding of labour relations.”
- Chief Darren Blaney, Homalco First Nation

I have worked with Andrew on two major change projects. His level of professionalism and knowledge of Aboriginal Community Dynamics is impressive. He is committed to positive change and has a very effective and efficient approach to getting the job done.”
-Peggy Joe, President, ONTEH

“Our Board of Directors worked with Andrew Leach who assisted us with HR Management… Andrew Leach’s dynamic leadership at a critical time helped the organization grow positively by engaging and involving our people at all levels.”
- Patricia Wilson, President, Round Lake Treatment Centre

“Andrew Leach is a very skilled and professional manager, I highly recommend him for interim management support.”
- Chief Leonard Andrew, Lil’wat Nation

Strategic Planning

“I highly recommend Andrew as he is an individual who understands Community and the many dynamics needed to create success for our People.”
- Chief Justin George, Tsleil-waututh Nation

“…Andrew brings with him a deep sense of purpose to his exemplary management style. He respects and challenges others to express their experience, their understanding of the space they occupy with others whom also desire leading organizational change and action…”.
- Pauline Terbasket, Okanagan Nation Alliance

Policy

“I have worked with Andrew on several projects over the years and find him to be very professional and able to work with First Nation leaders and managers to address often tough issues facing our communities.”
- Chief Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk Nation

“Andrew has helped us design and execute both personnel and finance policies. He is a great facilitator in creating the tools to ensure accountability, capacity building and efficiency in our administration.”
- Lisa Montgomery-Reid, Band Manager, Lower Similkameen Indian Band

“Andrew helped us develop our custom elections code. I find him to be very professional and productive. He is very knowledgeable of the Reserve system, especially in areas of governance.”
- Chief Roger Adolph, Xaxli’p Indian Band

Training

“Andrew is not only well grounded in the subject matter, he is also highly skilled at creating a community of learners and encouraging all of them, regardless of their previous level of confidence around learning, to set a high standard and to believe that they can reach it. He has demonstrated to the students and to us that he is knowledgeable and passionate about teaching and that he has a genuine concern for the learner.”

- Sally McLean, MA Associate, UBC Continuing Studies

“I regularly call Andrew in for staff planning or training sessions. He is not only a skilled trainer and facilitator, he offers a lot of practical life experience too.”
- Wayne Sugai, Senior Manager, Blood Tribe

“Our Tribal Council had Andrew provide Leadership and Negotiating Skills training for Chiefs, Councillors and Tribal Council Staff. The sessions were a blend of theory, practical experiences and exercises. Not only was it a great learning process, we had fun at the same time…”
- Shawnee Palmantier, Tribal Administrator, Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council

Facilitating

“Andrew stepped into a volatile situation and managed to facilitate the common ground we were looking for. He has a knack for sifting through the rhetoric and getting to the heart of the matter. The Nuu-chah-nulth are very appreciative of Andrew’s contributions to our processes.”
- Cliff Atleo Jr., Treaty Manager, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

“Andrew provides excellent service and attention to his clients. He is a great facilitator and advisor; he has been instrumental in the success of Bute Inlet Development Corporation through his ability to work effectively with the Homalco Chief & Council and its economic development corporation to set clear objectives and outcomes. These efforts have resulted in increased employment opportunities and ‘real’ economic growth and revenue generation for the Nation.”
- Lawrence Lewis, General Manager, Bute Inlet Development Corporation

“I just want to tell you THANK YOU! for facilitating our planning session and for having the final report so quickly. I really appreciated your facilitation style, keeping the topics on track and the participants focused on the task at hand.”
- Clorinda Sasakamoose, Program Manager, STEP

“We asked Andrew to facilitate our Retreat and I was really pleased with his ability to provide quality professional work. Our staff had a lot of fun and were very engaged with his session…”
- Chief Bobby Joseph, Executive Director, Indian Residential School Survivors Society

“I met Andrew Leach as a great instructor for Accounting at the Institute of Indigenous Government College 2001 and assisted me as elected Chief for Klahoose 2005 with Re-structuring, Human Resource Specialist hiring the right people for the job. I will look forward to working with Andrew again in the near future. Good to see you back! Congrats!”
- Duane J. Hanson, Lands & Resource Manager – Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nation