Client Testimonials

“I was impressed with John’s attentive tailoring of concepts and tools to meet the needs of our organization. John’s terrific at conceptualizing a problem and expressing it in a way we could understand.” Catherine Motz, First Echo Group

“Our workshops with John on succession have been some of the best hours I’ve spent in a long time. John had the ability to get to the heart of the matter through his ability to connect with us at a gut level on some very complex issues.” Richard Cressman,, Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd.

“John Fast has presented a number of times to our organization. Both the presenter and the presentation were always thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. John has the ability to raise tough questions and he gave participants tools to answer them. He is a dynamic speaker who meets very high standards.” John Bowey, Deloitte & Touche

“John is skilled at diagnosing people, and he’s skilled at diagnosing companies. John generated high levels of trust with his down-to-earth manner and genuine humour and inspired me to begin addressing areas of fear with renewed confidence.” Dr. Dennis Willms, Salama Shield Foundation

“We are still getting truly wonderful reviews about the day you spent with us recently. The audience of over 80 of our clients and team members grasped the succession concepts you so clearly presented. Many are eager to follow up with us regarding their own family and business issues. It was a day of great value to us and to our clients.” Jeff Noble, Good, O’Donnel & Redden

A Partial List of Clients

  • CIBC
  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Canadian Farm Business Management Council
  • OMAFRA Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food
  • George Morris Centre, University of Guelph
  • National Auto Dealership Convention
  • MEDA — Mennonite Economic Development Association
  • Home Hardware of Canada
  • Canadian Tooling & Machining Association
  • Family Mediation Canada
  • Farm Credit of Canada
  • ORVDA Ontario Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • BDO Dunwoody LLP
  • Delaware Valley Family Business Center
  • Goshen College Family Business Center
  • CAFE Ottawa
  • CAFE Nova Scotia
  • CAFA – Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
  • OFSA – Ontarion Funeral Service Association
  • Ontario Funeral Directors Association
  • Great West Life
  • London Life
  • The Protectors Group
  • Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
  • St. Willibrord Community Credit Union
  • Agronomist Institute of Canada
  • CFIA — Canada Food & Inspection Agency
  • CCRA- Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
  • Atlantic Canada: Horticultural Trade Show & Conference
  • IBAO – Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario
  • IPC – Investment Planning Counsel
  • Providence College
  • Teranet
  • CORE
  • MDX