SKILLFUL & PROFESSIONAL!
“I have known Joanne de Vries for more than 20 years. As a senior communications official in local government, forestry, and then healthcare, I hired her to provide a wide range of services, including communications audits/plans, employee and public newsletters, annual reports, various writing/editing assignments, photography, and meeting facilitation. Her strengths lie in her ability to quickly determine client needs and then provide strategic communications advice that helps shape project outcomes. Joanne is a very skillful and professional communicator committed to delivering projects on time and within identified budgets. She is a pleasure to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend her for any of your communication needs.”
Cathy Renkas, Vice-President (Retired), Communications and Public Affairs, Interior Health Authority
ALWAYS MEETS EXPECTATIONS!
"I’ve had the good fortune of working with Joanne de Vries and her team on numerous occasions over the past several years. In every instance, it was a pleasure to do business together. Professional, informed and thorough, the work completed always met our expectations, budget and timelines. Joanne and her team’s understanding of our strategic direction and advice on how to translate it into effective tactics and deliverables is highly valued."
Carol Suhan, PowerSense Manager, FortisBC
THOROUGH & COLLABORATIVE!
"Joanne’s major strengths as a communications consultant are her natural curiosity and willingness to be vulnerable. She is truly interested in telling the story that she’s writing about, and not afraid to ask important questions… whether they’re tough or seem to have obvious answers. I have enjoyed her thorough and collaborative approach, and recommend that you add her to your project team!"
Todd Cashin, Suburban & Rural Planning Manager, City of Kelowna
INSIGHTFUL & COMPELLING!
“Joanne excels in all aspects of communications planning and implementation for clients from all sectors. She has a knack of cutting through the clutter to find the important information hidden within, and then uses her exceptional writing and editing skills to create targeted, insightful, and compelling messages. Joanne also brings a collaborative approach and positive energy to every project, making her a joy to work with!”
Jan Enns, Jan Enns Communications
“Joanne is in the right business! She is a strategic and creative powerhouse who understands the importance of customized communications in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. She brings exceptional collaboration and facilitation skills to her projects. With her communications expertise, experience, and out-of-the-box thinking, she consistently delivers products that are relevant, punchy, and effective.”
Alison Shaw, Ph.D., Principal Coach and Consultant, FlipSide Sustainability
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE!
“Joanne is a joy to work with. She is energetic, passionate, focused, and committed to excellence in everything she does. Having served on the board of a non-profit for which she was founder and CEO, I was often impressed by her communications and event planning abilities. As an author, I’ve been privileged to have Joanne edit two of my books, and frequently tell people that she improved them by 50 percent. I can recommend Joanne with great confidence!”
Daren Wride, Author / Speaker / Consultant
“I have known Joanne and supported her work for more than twenty years. Her outstanding written and verbal communications skills have been demonstrated through countless consulting projects and ventures, such as Fresh Outlook Magazine and the Fresh Outlook Foundation. Joanne is a very well-respected communications specialist who takes great pride in the services she delivers.”
Don Dobson, Urban Systems Ltd.
RELIABLE & CREATIVE!
"Joanne offers quick, reliable and creative communications services with a smile. She’s a pleasure to work with. I’ve attended several of Joanne’s events over the years, and have been impressed with the professionalism, superb organization, relevant speakers, and integration of creative opportunities to address social issues within the context of the events."
Betty Brown, Community Research Facilitator, Interior Health Authority