ACMP Vancouver Member Profile Natasha Chetty featured in December Newsletter

The Association of Change Management BC Chapter (ACMP) interviewed Bellwether Strategies principal Natasha Chetty for its December member newsletter.

ACMP is dedicated to advancing the discipline and the profession of change management, while supporting its members in developing individual and organizational change capabilities.

Read the interview below and learn more about ACMP by visiting their website or attending one of their events.

MEMBERSHIP PROFILE – NATASHA CHETTY

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I started in marketing and communications and gradually realized that most of my work involves change management, from strategic planning to internal communications to branding and reputation management. Many of my clients are trying to honour unique workplace cultures, but they realize they need to embrace change if they want those cultures to remain successful. The principles of change management offer a credible path forward.
Why did you decide to join ACMP Vancouver?
I joined for the camaraderie and to learn from others in the field. I also appreciate the resources that ACMP offers – webinars, networking events, etc.
What are you working on?
I’ve been working with a national law firm on a rebranding project. It was exciting to get involved at the early stage and see how deeply they’ve been able to implement changes. I’ve also been helping one of my smaller accounting clients merge with a larger firm; it’s gratifying to know that the reputation building program we worked on over several years created real equity in their organization.
Do you have any recommended change management books/resources to share?
Humble Consulting by Edgar Schein. He reinforces the need for consultants to recognize the messy, human aspects of change management and to be more concerned with being perceived as practical and helpful, rather than being impressive.
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Travelling, running and eating (not necessarily in that order). I’ve also been trying to make jewellery and expand my culinary skills to varying degrees of success. My partner and I spent six weeks in Africa in 2016; we enjoyed it so much we’re planning a return trip next year.

 

Change Management for Communications Consultants IABC/BC Meeting - May 31, 2017, Vancouver, BC

Join the IABC/BC Independent Communicators Special Interest Group on May 31, 2017 for our last meeting of the IABC programming year.

Consulting and freelance communicators are often involved in projects that involve organizational change initiatives. Whether you’re facilitating a process change or full-scale merger, you need to have a sensitive approach and a well-considered plan.

At this interactive session, we’ll learn and share some of our best experiences in communicating and managing organizational change initiatives.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $20

The IABC/BC Independent Communicators Special Interest Group (SIG) is open to communication professionals who work as self-employed freelancers or in a consulting role.

Registration for this event is limited to 16 participants. Please visit the IABC/BC website to sign up or contact SIG chair Natasha Chetty of Bellwether Strategies with any questions.

Bellwether Strategies Client wins Community Service Award Recognition for Gordon Holley, CPA, CA of Humanity Financial Management

On February 15, 2017, Gordon Holley, CPA, CA and President and CEO of Humanity Financial Management in West Vancouver was honoured with the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

A lifelong volunteer, Gordon was recognized for his leadership with the West Vancouver Community Foundation, the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association, Vantage Point and the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, among other organizations. He has served on the board of directors of each organization, helping to strengthen their financial capabilities and transform their services to meet future challenges.

Humanity Financial Management has been a client of Bellwether Strategies for several years. Together, we have developed his firm’s brand, reputation and communications activities that align with Gordon’s vision for increasing the financial capacity and capabilities of Canada’s non-profit, charitable and social enterprises.

It was wonderful to attend the CPABC award ceremony and celebrate this well deserved honour with Gordon and his team.

Read more about the CPABC Recognition Awards.

IABC Independent Communicators SIG Meeting October 5, 2016, Vancouver, BC

The IABC/BC Independent Communicators Special Interest Group will meet in Vancouver on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The group is open to self-employed communications professionals working in freelance or contract arrangements.

Topic:          Managing Organizational Change Throughout the Life of a Contract
Date:           Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5:30pm – 7:00 pm
Location:    225 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Vancouver, BC

Bellwether Strategies principal consultant, Natasha Chetty, chairs the group.

To register or learn more, please visit the IABC/BC website.

IABC/BC Independent Communicators Special Interest Group Meeting

The next meeting of the Independent Communicators Special Interest Group will be held on February 2nd, 2016 at the Water Street Cafe in downtown Vancouver.

The group comprises members and non-members of the International Association of Business Communicators (British Columbia) chapter. Bellwether Strategies principal Natasha Chetty currently co-chairs the group.

Registration and further details can be found on the chapter website. We hope to see you there!

IABC/BC Independent Communicators Special Interest Group

Beginning in September 2015, Bellwether Strategies principal Natasha Chetty will co-chair the Independent Communicators Special Interest Group for the B.C. Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Chris Freimond, a public relations professional and past IABC B.C. President will share leadership duties with Natasha.

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Bellwether Strategies Client Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award

On November 6, 2014, Bellwether Strategies client Leed Advisors Inc. was honoured with the inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Recognition Award from the Surrey Board of Trade.

Leed Advisors is a chartered accounting firm based in South Surrey, British Columbia. It was honoured for “enhancing the civic environment in which it operates through participation in community programs, partnerships with community organizations, volunteering, educational and/or environmental initiatives, and for creating a positive environment for employees”. Read more

Natasha Chetty to Blog for Slaw.ca

Natasha Chetty, principal consultant at Bellwether Strategies will begin blogging for the Canadian online legal magazine Slaw.ca in March 2014.

Slaw.ca is a self-described cooperative about any and all things legal. It was founded in 2005 by Simon Fodden, who taught at Osgoode Hall Law School  for 30 years. The blog now has over 25 regular contributors and 60 columnists. Topics cover a range of issues relevant to the Canadian legal landscape, from the practice of law to research to ethics and education.

Natasha’s posts can be found on slaw.ca each Wednesday.

Seminar Announcement: Nine Secrets to Building a Stellar Reputation

On March 20, 2014, Bellwether Strategies principal consultant Natasha Chetty presented a seminar in Calgary, AB on “Nine Secrets to Building a Stellar Reputation” for the Young Lawyers subsection of the Canadian Bar Association’s Southern Alberta Branch.

Find out more on the CBA-Alberta website.

Seminar Announcement: Reputation Management for Recruitment Success

A law firm’s reputation sets the stage for attracting, developing and keeping talented professionals. On October 3, 2013, Bellwether Strategies principal consultant Natasha Chetty will present a seminar to the Vancouver Professional Development Network on how to build and leverage a firm’s reputation for recruitment success. Read more