Counsel | Research and audits | Planning | Internal/employee communications | Public education programs | Event and trade show planning | Stakeholder relations | Media relations | Marketing Communications | Branding
Project planning | Budgeting | Tracking | Reporting
Media interviews and message development | Presentation skills | Facilitation
Requests for Proposals | Presentations | Contract Management
Talent recruitment and management | Internal training programs
Leasing and office management | Standard Operating Procedures development | Vendor management
Adele MacLean is an award-winning consultant. She started her career in Toronto, Ontario working in an agency environment on healthcare mandates for more than 10 years. Following this period, she moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and continued on the agency track, but expanded her focus to projects outside of healthcare. In 2012, Adele transitioned to the dynamic world of start-ups, overseeing communications and operations for a software medical device company focused on breast imaging.
Over the past 20 years, her experience has spanned local, national, and international projects and provided the opportunity to collaborate with myriad groups in healthcare.
Adele is adept at filtering complex health information into meaningful, understandable material for others. She’s a consummate professional who represents her client’s interests when working with their stakeholders. Adele leads projects that are on time and on budget, and she’s quick to roll up her sleeves and jump in with the team to get the job done.
On a personal level, Adele is also invested in health and wellness. She’s a runner and cyclist, having participated in short and long distance races in destinations all over the world. Adele continues to expand her cooking repertoire with new and interesting meals from different cultures. And she encourages friends and family – and sometimes even strangers – to join her adventures.
With a long history working agency side as well as experience in a start up environment, Adele has led and worked on a broad variety of projects, primarily in the fields of medicine, health, and wellness.
A successful working relationship is more than just a consultant with lots of experience. You’re an important part of things: what keeps you up at night; your big picture goals; your insights; your working style; your company and its brand; the environment you operate in; and the challenges and opportunities that come with it.
You need a clear plan to address your specific opportunity or challenge. A plan that includes realistic, measurable goals, an overarching strategy, specific tasks, cost estimates, and timelines. And it needs to be the right fit for your company.
When it’s time to roll up shirt sleeves and get started, there are a few options: lead a team to implement the plan; implement the plan independently and provide update reports; or handover the project for the internal team to carry out.
Every project deserves closure. Following roll out, a wrap up meeting is held to review any lessons learned and discuss what worked well and what could be changed next time. The final report will summarize the project and serve as a reference tool for the future.