About Michelle Laurie

IMG_1518Do you have a great idea and need help turning it into a sustainable project or program on the ground? Do you find there is simply so much happening, it’s hard to mobilize your team in a common direction? Do you want to add innovative and engaging methods to your next project, workshop or event? My specialty is helping groups and organizations take action. I bring creativity, knowledge sharing and learning as well as fifteen years of expertise in sustainability to the variety of work I undertake.

I have a passion for helping organizations and partnerships communicate as well as improve the way they create and share knowledge. I focus on strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, facilitation and engagement as well as research and writing upon request. I am an experienced communicator and facilitator and host training workshops on this topic for others. My expertise spans several countries  (18 thus far) and has been gained by working with entrepreneurial start-ups and the private sector, non-governmental organizations and governments at all levels. I hold a Masters degree in Environment and Development with distinction from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and a BSc in Geography from the University of Victoria, B.C. in Canada. I am a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society, the International Association of Facilitators and an Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Since 2007, I have been working as an independent consultant from a home office in Canada (and sometimes abroad).

I am keen to work with new clients so contact me with your idea!

I have had the pleasure to work with the following organizations since I started consulting in April 2007 :

International

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Evalnet (International Evaluation Consultancy)
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • International Forum for Rural Transportation and Development (IFRTD)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD Associate as of May 2013)
  • United Nation’s Development Programme Energy and Environment Unit (UNDP)
  • UN World Food Programme (WFP)
National
  • Canadian Water Network
  • Engineers Canada
  • Environment Canada – Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme
  • Geosoft Inc.
  • Ministry of Agriculture (Alberta)
Regional (British Columbia)
  • BC Hydro
  • BCcampus
  • Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee
  • City of Nelson (Stantec subconsultant)
  • College of the Rockies
  • Columbia Basin Trust
  • Columbia Basin Watershed Network
  • Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program
  • District of Saanich (Stantec subconsultant)
  • First Nations Environmental Assessment Technical Working Group (FNEATWG)
  • FORREX
  • Kootenay Association for Science and Technology
  • Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative
  • Kootenay Family Place
  • Selkirk College
  • Slocan Lake Stewardship Society
  • Teck
  • Think Bright Environmental Innovations
  • Town of Golden
  • University of British Columbia

When not working, I can be found riding my bike, skiing, and enjoying time with my family in the beautiful community I live in.

Download my CV: MICHELLE LAURIE cv Jan 2014

Contact me:

e: michelle.k.laurie (@) gmail.com
twitter: @mklaurie

*I’m on the road a lot so contacting me by email is best!

I have a passion for all things visual.  Here is a quick ‘About Me’ using graphics:

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15 responses to “About Michelle Laurie

  1. Dan L

    ML– just discovered this via Facebook, very cool, keep it up! Now I know a blogger, sweet…–DL

  2. Laurel

    Michelle – this is wonderful. I look forward to having the time for a long, satisfying read of all you’ve written here. And the photography is stunning!

  3. Calvin Cheng

    Very cool.

    I think you were out the night that I came by with Derek and my wife Sandee to visit Stewart (this was last week).

    Anyway, great blog!

  4. Erik Mjanes

    Hey Michelle!

    it’s erik – the power of google led me here.
    it makes me smile to see all these beautiful shots… you are in your element – living, learning, teaching… and fresh tracks.

    I want to write you a giant email – what’s your email address these days?

    talk soon,
    take care

    erik

  5. Jim Duncan

    Great site.

    I’m wondering if this will appear online immediately, or if it needs to be approved by Michelle.

    jd

  6. Francois

    I was just reading the letter you sent to rosslandbc.org. Interesting to see the names of the people at the bottom.
    Always the same wankers.
    You guys are pathetic.

  7. Michelle

    Thanks to everyone for their comments and encouragement with the blog. It’s an opportunity to reflect and learn from what I am doing as well as comment on what is happening in the world around me. I aim to stimulate discussion, debate and thoughtfulness.

  8. john

    Hi Michelle…still owe you a long email, but conversation would always be best. Nice to see your picture and hope that all is well. I’m still an energized biped. And had a great field season on Banks last summer..7 weeks in a tent! Joy and peace. John

  9. I really like what you’ve done with your blog! Looking forward to seeing you this Thursday.

    Anna

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  13. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly
    long comment but after I clicked submit my comment
    didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Anyway, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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