Client Testimonials

We build long-term relationships with our clients and have included a few testimonials. We encourage you to read first hand unedited feedback from our clients in our feedback section.

I have used ABARIS Consulting on a few occasions for a 360 feedback survey and most recently an employee engagement survey. Each time I have found the survey results to be extremely beneficial for our business, more importantly the surveys have given us valuable information on how we can work with our team to continually improve staff engagement. Ron is a professional and very good at what he does; he brings extreme value to the table by interpreting survey results and guiding us down the correct path.

- Tony Torti, CFO Factor Gas Liquids Inc.

ABARIS Consulting conducted on behalf of ASC a benchmark board governance survey. The results and recommendations were clear, actionable and professionally handled throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend Ron without hesitation to work with any executive level individual or group.

- Jani Yates, President and CEO Advertising Standards Canada

Our not for profit organization has utilized ABARIS Consulting for a number of years with excellent results. Ron’s assistance in the areas of strategic planning and risk management has added real value for us through the facilitation of retreats and the development of effective processes tailored to our organization’s needs.

- Tina Cooper, Executive Director Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association (HHSVA)

Fifteen years ago, when AFBS was having a particularly difficult time managing our Board governance model, I did get a very timely call out of the blue from Ron Robinson.

Following a ½ hour phone conversation, and an introductory meeting with Ron, I felt sufficiently comfortable with his background and style that I hired him to facilitate one of our Board's first strategy planning sessions.

Several attempts to bring in an outside facilitator to these annual planning sessions had been disastrous, however this introductory two-day session with Ron was an outstanding success.

Over that past 15 years, our Board functionality quotient has increased from FFF to AAA, and our Board is often held up as a close-to-perfect governance model.

I attribute this success to hard work from our Board members, however that success was made possible through Ron's intervention.

Ron continues to help and provide advice to AFBS on all matters of Board self-assessment complex human resource matters, and strategic support for the Chair and the CEO on corporate policy development.

In addition, Ron's considerable experience in the insurance and financial services sector with focus on employee engagement has been integral in our successful re-tooling of our customer service model.

Reliable, informed, experienced and direct are some of the words which I often use to characterize Ron's consulting help over the past 15 years.

- Robert Underwood, President and CEO AFBS

We have utilized the consulting services of Ron Robinson of ABARIS Consulting for a number of management projects and the results have always exceeded our expectations. Ron developed our performance evaluation process which formed the basis for our annual employee bonus incentive program. In addition to developing the format Ron also provided the necessary training to our management team. Ron has been instrumental in providing the structure to our monthly management and family council meetings. Currently, Ron is working with us to restructure the company to transition to the next generation of ownership.

Ron Robinson and ABARIS Consulting has provided our company with a professional third party perspectives, his views are well thought out and provide the reasoning that is required to keep the company moving forward in a profitable manner. His common sense, straight forward approach to business has been the reason for our company to keep engaging his services. As a team, we feel very comfortable with Ron and ABARIS Consulting.

- Rick Williams, Owner & General Manager Williams Food Equipment

Parks and Recreation Ontario had not undertaken a strategic planning exercise in eight years. As a result, we were trying to do too many things for too many people. ABARIS Consulting helped to set the stage for planning by surveying our stakeholders, staff and Board. Knowing the landscape was the first step, drilling down to core competencies was next. ABARIS Consulting helped us to identify manageable strategic priorities and objectives and set a clear course for the future. It works. Our organization has a clear understanding of what we're all about and where we are headed.

- Larry Ketcheson, Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Parks & Recreation Ontario