What our customers say...

"George Hanson is a smart, honest, determined, strategic, patient, pragmatic, creative and effective executive. I have had numerous opportunities to work with George on urban renewal and property development projects over a number of years. He consistently demonstrates his advanced abilities as a manager, communicator and critical thinker with thorough understanding of both private and public challenges and opportunities."

Doug Bromage, President
InSight Developments

"George, thank you for inspiring our board and staff to reflect, collaborate and communicate. You listened and heard all the conversations in the room to provide framework and formative suggestions to lead the organization to polished and effective Vision, Mission and Values Statements and a purpose-driven Strategic Plan. Your direct and keen facilitation process created an environment for learning....(that) increased my effectiveness as a governance board member and in speaking confidently about the organization."

Krista Maddex, Board Chair
PacificCARE Family Enrichment Society

"Thank you so much for your expertise during our fundraising campaign. Because of your strategy, dedication and hard work, the Kinsol Trestle is a marvel for generations to enjoy. Thanks again for your commitment of time and energy. You made us look great and we truly appreciate it!"

Jack Peake, Chair, Save the Kinsol Trestle campaign
Cowichan Foundation

"For the first time in HFHMVI history, we have land for builds for three years, and a plan in which to follow. I want to say that I feel that we wouldn't have got to this position without Signy's and George's assistance and foresight, strategic planning, fundraising expertise and willingness to help our charity..."

Teresa Pring, CEO,
Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island

"Signy was an invaluable part of West Coast LEAF for 15 years. As a Board member, she was a key leader in the organization, providing meaningful and important support to staff, and vision and direction to the rest of the Board. Her depth of knowledge of fund development and organizational structure dovetailed with her personable style and respectful communications-making her one of the best Board members I have worked with in 25 years of non-profit management."

Alison Brewin, Past Executive Director
West Coast Legal Education Action Fund

"From our preliminary conference call to our face-to-face workshop with our board members and major donors, Signy Madden provided valuable insight and suggestions. She immediately identified opportunities for growth and improvement that were missing from our annual fundraising program."

Curtis Scoville, Tsolum River Restoration Society Board Member

"Clayton Consulting made the impossible possible. We gave them less than four weeks to complete a capital campaign feasibility for the BC SPCA in Victoria. They came through with an excellent report, on time and on budget. I was very impressed."

Simon Trevelyan, General Manager, Revenue Development

"One thing I can say unequivocally is that without Signy's involvement in our St. John Ambulance Campaign we would never have made it! Thanks for everything."

Tom Harris, Proprietor
Harris Auto Group & Tom Harris Cellular

"I did not anticipate staying for the entire public proceedings but I was so pleasantly surprised by the consistent, articulate and representative comments that I stayed to listen. On this issue specifically, but on many others as well, I have been impressed as I have watched George weave broad coalitions of support for positive action toward a strong and prosperous city centre."

Doug Backhouse, Principal, HB Lanarc

"George Hanson is a great instructor... Fantastic instructor. The best we've had... Straight to the point by a well-informed guy... Very organized, clear and helpful... Excellent industry person with smart things to say... George kept us on task and gave us great ideas... Great real world experience and ability to facilitate discussion... Awesome instructor!...George is an engaging and thought-provoking instructor. He is by far one of the best, most knowledgeable and helpful instructors we have had."

Mature Students, BCIT Information Technology Professional Program

"George has a gift for bringing stakeholders together from different perspectives to get results. He is a credible, caring and influential leader who has made significant contribution to the well-being of our community."

Randy Churchill, Manager, Bylaw Services, City of Nanaimo

"The Major Gifts workshop yesterday was great... good content, good process and perfectly timed. My colleagues agreed it was engaging and thought provoking. We look forward to positive outcomes. Many thanks again...you are a skilled facilitator."

Adrienne Betty, Board Co-Chair
Victoria Women's Transition House Society

"I very much appreciated your work with the Women's Centre including the wonderful job you did with our Sustainability Project. Thank you for your ideas, energy and great contribution. Your style is gracious but to the point!!"

Moniela von Conruhds
Nanaimo Women's Centre

"George can quickly identify what needs to be discussed and fosters a collaborative environment where board and staff members are able to speak freely to share their thoughts and ideas. During our strategic planning session, we successfully created new Vision, Mission, and Values statements, and identified key areas to focus on to ensure continued growth. It was heartening to see the shared passion for the work we do and our commitment to Inclusion Parksville Society. Thank you, George!"

Dawn McKee
Inclusion Parksville Society

"George facilitated a two-day strategic planning session for our newly elected Council. His approach kept everyone engaged and actively participating. Some were initially skeptical about the session, but at the end of the first day, they were excited and looking forward to the next day. George was able to focus the group, generate ideas, and have them effectively develop an action plan for the upcoming year. The group was very impressed with George and look forward to inviting him back in the future."

Brenda Johnson
Port McNeill

For more information please e-mail us at:

george@clayton-consulting.com | signy@clayton-consulting.com

Clayton Consulting
198 Garner Crecent
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9R 2A6

Tel: (250) 618-1410