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Karen Wishart, Partner

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Karen brings clarity, optimism and results to the complexities of organizational transformation. She supports decision-makers as they address accountability and governance, manage critical relationships, and translate strategy into success. Karen has 25 years experience developing and implementing strategies and relationship management plans to meet corporate goals. Her team facilitation contributes to significant breakthroughs in organizations grappling with change.

Karen has an acute understanding of the success factors and challenges of cross-sector alliances and partnerships and has worked with clients in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to improve relationships with important stakeholders. She has an established reputation in the field of Aboriginal relations and provides expertise in policy, third-party stakeholder management, and development and delivery of customized Aboriginal relations training.

Prior to joining Matrix in 1998, Karen led strategic initiatives in the public sector for agencies as diverse as Cabinet Office, the Ontario Women's Directorate, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Health Canada.

Judy Wolfe, Partner

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Judy is a sought-after advisor who helps executives to identify and overcome the strategic issues inherent in planning and managing corporate change. She has helped leaders to find solutions to resistance, financial constraints, accountability challenges and change fatigue to achieve lasting results.

After more than 20 years as a senior manager in the public sector and a leader in the not-for-profit sector, Judy has had exemplary success as a consultant, facilitating executives and boards through transformations, large and small. She has both theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of management competencies — governance, finance, human resources, strategy, and regulation — as applied in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Judy is effective in contexts as diverse as financing public infrastructure and governance in artist-run centres.