“I was considering consulting independently and was fortunate in that I had a colleague who was already working at Appleton Greene as a Program Director. They helped me navigate the application process and I was accepted as an Accredited Executive Consultant. Their consultant support service has been excellent and they are always there when you need them. As with everything in life, it requires hard work and commitment in order to succeed, but if you are prepared to put in the time, then the rewards are significant. I service about 12 clients on average and have always had a steady flow of consultancy projects coming through from them. I have not really undertaken any other business development activity. The real value is in the product or service development process. Get your client information guide right and the rest takes care of itself. My clients are all located in either Toronto or New York and this has helped me to reduce the travel time required. You can elect to do the work online, but I prefer to be on the client’s premises where possible.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Toronto


“I learned about Appleton Greene from a previous employer and forwarded them a personal career plan that I had developed to demonstrate why I felt there was synergy between us. They responded positively and I was duly accredited as a Senior Consultant. They guide you through the consulting service development process, which is really important to get right and helped me to develop a detailed client information guide. This helped me to start generating interest quickly and I embarked upon my first assignment a month later and was managing 5 clients after 6 months. After 2 years I had an achieved a client portfolio of around 12 companies and this was enough for me, so I decided to consolidate. It takes me about 4 days each week to manage everything and I still have plenty of time for the family at weekends. The support and assistance has been really good and I hope to continue for many years to come.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Montreal


“I am a great believer in fate and the right opportunities tend to present themselves at just the right time. In my case I had just received an honorable discharge from the Canadian Department of National Defense and was looking for a new career. I came across Appleton Greene and decided to try my hand at consulting. In effect, I had been consulting in an internal capacity within the CDND for some time and had established considerable Human Resource and Leadership skills and I was intrigued to see if I could put these skills to good use within the private sector. It has been a challenging and rewarding process for me personally and I have been able to sustain a profitable business while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Appleton Greene has really helped me to develop my services, achieve business and quality manages everything to ensure that clients receive the service they expect. The fact that Appleton Greene is an international company has also helped me to broaden my outlook and they have a significant resource base to call upon when required.”

A quotation taken from an Accredited Associate, Executive, or Senior Consultant, located in Vancouver