President & Chief Executive Officer, Peak of the Market
We are fortunate at Peak of the Market to have very low staff turnover. It isn’t too often we need to find new team members but when we were looking for key office positions, finding candidates with the right background that would fit our company culture, was very time consuming. We engaged Legacy Bowes Group to help with the search several years ago and have never looked back. LBG brings us highly qualified candidates who have been interviewed, tested and understand our company’s high ethical expectations. I cannot say enough great things about the team at Legacy Bowes Group.
Chief Executive Officer, Pine Creek First Nation
In May 2020, Pine Creek First Nation accessed Legacy Bowes' HR On-call service, which has provided me with expertise and guidance in Human Resource Management. I have also been a participant and guest on the “Keeping Current on HR” Zoom calls and just recently enrolled in one of their online certificate courses. I am extremely happy with the service I have received from Legacy Bowes, and I look forward to a long-lasting working relationship.
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.
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.
Chief Deborah Smith,
Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
The Brokenhead Ojibway Nation requested the services of Legacy Bowes to conduct an Organizational Review in 2019. As a Nation, we are much more aware of the areas of strengths and weaknesses and are in a better position to plan and implement change that will have a positive impact on how we manage and govern ourselves. The biggest benefit that came from working with Legacy Bowes is being able to identify, adopt, and create processes and procedures that will make us more effective and help us provide our members with improved services.
Councillor, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation
I am very appreciative of the services Legacy Bowes provides, as well as their focus on understanding the dynamics and uniqueness of Indigenous Organizations while still providing advice consistent with mainstream human resource fundamentals. They also continually meet the ever-changing training requirements and present new information in a respectful, encouraging format consistent with First Nation perspectives.
City Clerk (Retired), City of Winnipeg
As the former City Clerk for the City of Winnipeg, my leadership role included the obligation and desire to develop advanced leadership and managerial skills in my staff. I also needed to create a strong, diverse team of creative individuals who would be well-equipped to serve Elected Officials and the Citizens of Winnipeg with utmost professionalism.
To achieve this, my team and I worked closely with Legacy Bowes for over fifteen years in areas such as leadership training, individual coaching, team development, succession planning, and a variety of other HR services. I've seen proven results, namely, a positive work environment with a continued high level of achievement in the delivery of products and services. My team is second-to-none!
Board Chair, Aboriginal Legal Services
We engaged Legacy Bowes Group to assist with the recruitment and selection of an Executive Director for our organization. We worked with Lisa and Donna and were very impressed by their ability to search out talented candidates in the not-for-profit sector. They both put in the work to understand our unique needs as an Indigenous organization and their effort was sincerely appreciated
LB presented us several strong candidates for this important senior role, and we are grateful to Lisa and Donna for their hard work and determination in the search, screening, and interview process to find our perfect match. They also worked incredibly well with our Board and Hiring Committee and made themselves very available to our team in order to maintain momentum in the search.
The LB team’s reliable, friendly, and expert services helped our organization find our dream candidate. They have earned high praise from us and we look forward to working with them again in the future. Miigwetch, Legacy Bowes