We deliver outstanding outcomes to the private sector, all levels of government (and their agencies), NGOs, large associations and not-for profit organizations.
Our organization clients represent all sizes across all sectors and include members of the International Fortune 500 and the Canadian Financial Post 100, in such sectors as: major cities, education, energy, engineering, financial services, forest products, governments, healthcare, mining, NGO's, research & development, technology, transportation and utilities.
Canada's leading labour law firms rely on our Principal's qualified expert opinions on matters of labour market analysis, assessment of mitigation efforts and compensation.
ReWerx delivers solutions that help organizations continuously improve effectiveness, competitive position and sustainable performance.
For over 25 years we have helped client organizations realize their visions. Our extensive experience, world class tools, and processes enable leaders, organizations and communities to achieve measurable success and positive outcomes.
ReWerx is based on a set of close, lasting professional partnerships. Partners have diverse skills and complementary styles. We are able to scale our project work to appropriately reflect the situation and unique needs of each project. This has enabled us to seamlessly manage complex projects from coast to coast, as we bring the most appropriate mix of partners to the task.
Bruce Gillespie, the Principal of ReWerx, has more than twenty-five years of hands-on business experience in managing organization development and transition -- assisting clients to develop competitive advantage through people and strategies. His expertise in strategy formation, planning and implementation, process facilitation, organization design and redesign, and managing complex organization change provides a valuable resource to ReWerx's clients.
Bruce also has been a recognized expert on matters of labour market demographics, labour supply and demand, compensation and is frequently retained by Canadian labour law firms to assist in reaching positive solutions in litigation matters.
Bruce has a specialized degree in Business Administration. He has been involved in the process leadership of breakthrough team building and problem solving processes that have reshaped commerce, community relationships and government policy. Bruce has developed a strong reputation for his consulting expertise in areas of organization transformation, strategy formation and its implementation, stakeholder consultation, productivity improvement and employee engagement. Bruce has been the key architect of start-up organizations within North America. He has lectured in Canada and the United States on issues of stakeholder involvement, competitive position, organization change and restructuring.
Bruce was previously Managing Partner and co-owner of Right Management Consultants in Western Canada. Right is one of the largest firms of its kind in the world specializing in human resources, organization change and planning. Within this network of over 100 international offices, he chaired the organization's Management Committee, and was a resource to other offices in the development and introduction of specialized areas of organization and human resource consulting. In 1993, Bruce created ReWerx in order to focus his efforts on assisting clients in the areas of sustainable organization improvement, competitive positioning and managing complex change.
Dr. Cheryl Stenström, Senior Associate, is based in the Lower Mainland and has been involved with the library sector since 1993, and is an internationally-recognized expert on Canadian public libraries. She has developed a deep understanding of their organizational structures, governance and cultures through a combination of experience and research and is well known throughout the Canadian library community for her consulting and committee work. She has developed departmental and product-specific services as well as led local, regional and provincial organizations.
Cheryl’s experience includes consulting with a variety of public libraries. She led a leadership team from rural public libraries through a transition to a federation as well as through an exploratory process for acquired a shared integrated library system.
Cheryl developed a province-wide plan for small libraries to create virtual library spaces, and recently she assessed the training needs for public library staff across British Columbia and Southern Ontario. This resulted in the recommendation and implementation of comprehensive training strategies. As a public library CEO, she led a regional library system through a strategic planning process that generated significant increases in library membership and use.
Cheryl has taken on front-line and leadership roles in rural and urban libraries, including Fraser Valley Regional Library, Surrey Public Library, and South Short Regional Library. She has been a government and independent consultant to many library organizations, including the IslandLINK and Kootenay Library Federations, the Southern Ontario Library Service, Ontario Library Service North, Libraries and Literacy BC, The British Columbia Library Association, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, and the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute.
In addition to holding an MLIS from UBC, Cheryl is a graduate of the San José/QUT Gateway PHD program. She is currently a full-time lecturer in the School of Information at San José State University
Duncan Gillespie, Senior Associate, has spent the past 10+ years earning international experience in strategic human resource management. He specializes in helping organizations improve planning, implementation and organizational performance through effective change management practices. His work helps to ensure strategic plans realize their potential benefit through comprehensive planning and flawless implementation of necessary changes to people, processes and technology. He has worked on some of the most significant business transformation initiatives within the financial services sector across Canada and Australia.
Duncan is accredited in Prosci Change Management methodology, and has experience working with both the Accenture and Deloitte Change Management methodologies. He has extensive international experience in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of in-house change management and training capability. Duncan has led Change Management teams to successfully implement large-scale shifts in corporate strategy, with emphasis on employee engagement and customer experience. He also has experience leading training initiatives for large systems and process changes with capital budgets of $600,000,000.
Duncan has a background in change management, organization development and organizational training. He has a Business Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario with a specialty in organization behaviour and psychology.
Dr. Charlotte Young, Senior Associate, has over twenty-five years experience in promoting sound organizational and public policy solutions by involving the public and stakeholders in decisions and improving how governments and non-governmental organizations operate.
In her work both as a facilitator and evaluator she has been involved with diverse projects. She led the design and facilitation for: pan-Canadian research workshop on sustainable harvesting of biomass; Toronto’s Bio-solids strategy; stakeholder initiatives to develop the Fifth National Forest Strategy for Canada; and, Ontario’s first strategic plan for environmental education.
She has also been involved in numerous other strategic initiatives, including: Ontario’s biodiversity strategy, premier’s summit on agri-food, and Niagara Region’s water strategy. In addition to designing and leading the implementation of multi-stakeholder processes, she has designed and led training on facilitation, strategic planning, conflict management and program evaluation. Charlotte holds a Ph.D. in environmental psychology from The University of Michigan. She is a certified mediator and facilitator.
We have worked with Rewerx on several occasions. Bruce’s commitment to our shared success is tangible and he is a major force behind our achievements. We look forward to this continuing relationship.
– VP, Canada’s largest Credit Union
I have worked closely with Bruce and Rewerx since 2002 and he has consistently delivered top notch results and advice both in our partnership with external stakeholders, and in improving our internal processes. Bruce has helped us successfully navigate challenging negotiations and always explores and reminds us of our common interests and goals.
– Director, Crown Corporation
I have used Bruce's services many times and have always found his work first class. He has helped us get results. He always delivers what he commits to.
– Senior VP, Major North American University