Chief Executive Officer, NewLeaf Travel
Legacy Bowes Group has been instrumental in building our human capital. As a start-up company we needed a hiring strategy and process in addition to finding the best people to fill these new roles. The LBG team, under Lisa’s guidance has supported, and successfully brought forward experienced candidates for each role and created a matrix centered organization. Their thorough hiring practices are the reason we have a solid, cohesive team.
Board Chair, The Manitoba Lung Association
We retained Legacy Bowes Group for our CEO recruitment because Lisa and Donna really seemed to understand our requirements and how to find the right fit for the position. The search and screening process yielded several strong candidates, and the interviewing technique aided us in narrowing our selection. We were very pleased with the final outcome. Legacy Bowes was professional and engaged at every stage of the search, and Lisa and Donna were delightful to work with.
Chief Executive Officer, Amenity Health Care
Legacy Bowes has been working with Amenity since its inception and has proven to be highly successful in sourcing and securing key talent critical in the early development and success of Amenity. We look forward to building our relationship as we continue to grow.
Board Chair, Ronald McDonald House
We retained Lisa and her team because of the extensive experience they offer in recruiting at the most senior level in the not-for-profit sector. As they guided us through a thorough and transparent recruitment process, we were pleased to find how well they worked with our board and selection committee, and the depth of understanding they gained about our organization. Consequently, the outcome was outstanding!
Board Chair, Village Canadien Cooperative
I am the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Village Canadien Cooperative housing complex and was directly involved in the decision to retain an outside firm to assist with the recruitment and selection of a General Manager for our organization. We selected Legacy Executive Search Partners because of their outstanding reputation for excellence in Winnipeg and on a national scale and found that the services Paul Croteau, Donna Bilodeau and their team not only met but exceeded our expectations. They delivered results by putting forward several suitable candidates and provided timely status reports every step of the way.
Our new General Manager has been in place for several months now, and we are very pleased with his performance and fit with our organization to date.
We found Legacy Bowes to be thorough and results oriented, and would highly recommend their services to anyone requiring assistance in filling an executive level position.
Grand Chief North Wilson,
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO)
Legacy Bowes Group has helped me stabilize MKO and has worked with me to identify policies and procedures that needed to be strengthened for the benefit of all Northern Manitoba First Nations. Their Partner, Terry Brown, is knowledgeable, business oriented, and professional. He represents Indigenous people very well and I know him to bring a balance between social and economic factors.
HR Leader, Loewen Windows
We approached Legacy Bowes to provide their Results Centered Leadership training to a core group of our leadership team.
The course covered a lot of information, which was easy to retain and all of which pertained to relatable situations in our work day.
Our instructor, Partner Bill Medd, was open, encouraging and easily built trust with the group. We found that the small group setting and roundtable discussions were beneficial in helping us better understand ourselves and the people we work with.
Result Centered Leadership is not just about learning best practices - it’s about learning how to implement them into your daily activities. It’s not about learning the skill sets – it’s about developing great leaders. The class has already changed the way we interact with our teams on a daily basis.
I would like to thank Barbara for writing her innovative book Resume Rescue. This book provided me with the direction I needed to emphasize my skills and accomplishments. I appreciated how Resume Rescue helped me identify my professional expertise and how to apply that expertise to a specific position. After many years of writing the wrong kind of resume - Resume Rescue provided the method I needed and successfully helped me land my most recent job.
Chair Person, The Metis Child and Family Services Authority
The Metis Child and Family Services Authority engaged Legacy Bowes Group to assist us in identifying and attracting suitable candidates for Chief Executive Officer for our organization. Our board of directors agreed that a search for an important senior role such as this required the expertise of an external firm that would allow us to participate in an effective and transparent process that would assure optimal results.
Paul Croteau, Donna Bilodeau and the LBG team provided guidance and support to our selection committee every step of the way by helping us to understand the process, and by updating us regularly as to their progress. The initial steps included several meetings with Board members and other key stakeholders in order to fully understand the Authority and the nuances of our particular needs and expectations. As the process continued, they utilized direct sourcing techniques as well as developing a strategic advertising strategy to identify and attract suitable candidates. After screening the applicants, they presented a short list of qualified candidates, provided an appropriate competency-based interview questions, facilitated the interviews, and assisted us in the assessment of candidates.
As a result of Paul and Donna's work, we have been able to reach an agreement with an outstanding individual as our new CEO and anxiously await her start date next month. The professionalism and expertise of the firm was invaluable to us, and we would happily recommend the professional services offered by Legacy Bowes Group.