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The Yukon Research Centre... has had ongoing business relations with Ylynx Management Consulting for quite some time, now. We have found Mr. Voswinkel to be an exceptional resource in helping innovative businesses get the advice and assistance they need to get on track and prosper.

Stephen Mooney, Director Cold Climate Innovation Centre

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Mentoring - a Matter of Personal and Organizational Success

What the audience said about Stefan’s workshop:

I attended Stefan’s mentoring workshop put on for the membership of APEY in November 2013.  Stefan did an excellent job of presenting his material in a manner that promoted group participation and discussion.  The material was applicable to anyone looking for mentoring guidance, whether you belong to a small company of four or a global giant of forty thousand.  His ability to draw on personal experiences and provide meaningful insights into an individual’s unique situation is a testament to his knowledge of the mentoring process and his passion for helping others.  Thank you Stefan!

Justin Pigage, P. Eng. - EBA, a Tetra Tech Company

Our delegates and I found your presentation engaging and informative. Your background research and resulting course materials were excellent. You were especially effective in generating discussion and feedback from the delegates. The most significant part was your discussion of quantifying of the costs and benefits of mentorship, thereby empowering the delegates to pursue mentorship either formally or informally within their own organizations.

Geoff Quinsey, P.Eng., Continuing Professional Development Chairman, Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon

It was an excellent introduction to the important subject of mentoring and is extremely valuable to me in refining my approach to mentoring and supporting younger engineering staff. Mr. Voswinkel’s interactive approach was inclusive which facilitated open participation and discussion. I recommend this seminar to anyone in the engineering field, whether mentors or mentees.

Terry Bidniak, P.Eng., Manager Highway & Airport Design and Construction, Government of Yukon

The course included stimulating class interaction to allow participants to also learn from discussion of real life examples from peers.  This course gave our company the background required to consider developing a mentoring program.

Pat Tobler, co-owner | EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.

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Mentoring & Coaching The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs I would like to offer this letter as support of your efforts in promoting entrepreneurship in the Yukon, specifically your work with college students and family businesses. I believe that small businesses are the engine that drives the Canadian economy and anyone that shows any entrepreneurial spirit should be guided and encouraged towards success. My experience in and observations made of your mentorship program shows that with some encouragement and coaching, people can take their ideas and initiatives to create a successful business and a rewarding life style. Hugh Kitchen, President 40716 Yukon Inc. (Aircraft Leasing; Major Shareholder of Alkan Air until 2012)

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Relevant Strategic Input We received relevant strategic input, and Stefan was able to translate it into an action plan that is grounded in market realities. Stefan’s holistic approach and expertise in business development and international markets will contribute to the success of our Investment Attraction Strategy. We can recommend Stefan as a seasoned professional who is dedicated to improving business results for his clients.

Denny Kobayashi, Director Business & Industry Development, Yukon Government

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Enabling Effective Decision Making Through Engaging Staff At All Levels Stefan demonstrated a strong ability to involve staff at all levels to actively participate and share their ideas. He then transformed this input into a concise concept, including return on investment, implementation and operating considerations. This provided a very effective decision making tool for senior management, by creating clarity and momentum.

Peter Deer, Manager Information Systems, Yukon Department of Justice

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Value added Consulting in Strategy & Change Management Stefan is a seasoned professional and accomplished business owner. He has transformed his extensive business experience into a consulting practice focusing on strategy and change management. As an associate member of CMC, Stefan's clients are assured of quality and value added consulting.”

Renata King, CMC, President Kingwest Management Group

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Committed To Successful Implementation – The Passion To Make The People-side Work Stefan is focused on results and staff well-being. While there are lots of Change Management consultants out there, Stefan stands out for his ground-level knowledge of what it takes to make an operation work, retain and strengthen individual staff members, and work towards strategic ends. Stefan is also passionate and committed to his work. Where others will leave off and chase another consulting project, Stefan will stay put until the results of his work are readily apparent.”

Derek Parker, Senior Advisor, Yukon Government

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Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Power Stefan demonstrates thought leadership through his unique approach of connecting applied business research to measurable results for entrepreneurs and the communities they live in. We highly recommend him for strategic leadership roles in fostering entrepreneurship and driving business development.

Christopher Hawkins, PhD Vice President Research and Community Engagement Yukon College

 

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