Blog

8
Jan

Lighthouse NINE Group Announces Andrew Stordeur as a New Partner

Andrew Stordeur joins Lighthouse Nine Group on January 8th, 2024, where he will co-lead the Strategies for Growth practice. He will also serve clients in the areas of Leadership Development & Coaching, High-Performance Teams, Change Management, and Sales Force & Supply Chain Effectiveness. Andrew is an experienced c-suite executive who has most recently led a large Western Canada organization and

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15
Dec

Happy Holidays

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season. From everyone at Lighthouse NINE Group…best wishes for a happy and healthy 2024.

12
Sep

Should You Feel Comfortable in a Negotiation?

Generally, we all like to find ourselves in comfortable situations where we have a good read on the environment, the people we are doing business with and the methods in which we operate. Negotiations are no different. This is typically characterized by negotiations that lack tension, disagreement and conflict. While these are safe discussions, ultimately, the best negotiations and negotiators

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19
Jul

Flexing The Demand Muscle

The Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) industry now faces numerous challenges as it emerges from the Pandemic; harsh trading relationships, strained success formulas, the inability to recover costs through price increases, a challenging social-economic landscape, and regulatory constraints on growth. To reignite growth and motivate marketers and salespeople, it is imperative you: (1) foster a new growth mindset, (2) re-evaluate your understanding of consumers, (3) sell for availability, (4) negotiate with a merchant banker mindset, and (5) pursue breakthrough business models at a much faster pace.

1
Jun

Have you tried ChatGPT yet?

A client of mine is looking to make the transformation from a functional leader to the C-suite. To ground the development plan, I decided to create a leadership benchmark to which he could strive. While I have some tested perspectives on the subject, I wanted to create a comprehensive Leadership Archetype with input from some of the top thought leaders.

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10
Jan

Curious in the Crunchy

We live in a “crunchy” world right now, and it is easy to be swept up in disagreement and discourse with colleagues, friends and family.

Crunchy are those moments of disconnect that normally leave us grumpy, uncomfortable, annoyed and impatient.

As a seven (7) on the Enneagram® (Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions), most folks would see me as a pretty positive guy, glass half full, always looking for the light in the darkness.

When I am healthy, well-rested and investing in myself, I can remain curious, open, and fluid in almost any situation. In most circumstances, this can be a beautiful approach to life, soaked in optimism and possibilities.

9
Jan

New Managing Partner and New Chair at Lighthouse NINE Group

Happy New Year! We have exciting things happening at Lighthouse NINE Group. Marnie Smith has taken on the role of Chair. Marnie leaves behind her role as Managing Partner, having served it for the past six years. She has a long and trusted relationship with Lighthouse NINE Group and has made many significant contributions to clients and to the firm

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6
Dec

Nana’s Wisdom

Over the past weeks, I have spoken to several clients within different industries, and everyone seems to be experiencing the same thing: massive change, high stress, and not enough time. Added to the work challenge: worry about potential school strikes, waves of flu-like symptoms in the house and the natural stress of family holiday gatherings, things truly seem overwhelming in

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3
Oct

New partner Vera Famme joins Lighthouse NINE Group

New Partner, Vera Famme joins Lighthouse Nine Group on October 3, 2022. Specializing in Change Management, Training, Process Design, Project Management and Community Engagement. In her 15 years of leading transformation initiatives in both the public and private sectors, Vera has been unwavering in her passion to build capacity within organizations. Her strength lies in her ability to collaborate with

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