Our Clients

We’ve been privileged to support some of Canada’s leading non-profit organizations.

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Executive Recruitment

Selecting with Purpose. Your organization depends on good leadership, and it’s important you get the right person for the job. It’s not easy, but when you know where to look, you’ll find them.

Board Governance & Best Practices

Leading with Purpose. The success of your organization rests on good decisions and viability. Your board will get the support it needs to thoroughly execute those two main objectives.

Succession Planning

Progressing with Purpose. Change is inevitable. When it’s time, your organization will be prepared to navigate a seamless and easy transition while preserving your mission.

Strategic Planning

Planning with Purpose. Effective strategies can be strong organizational tools when developed correctly. Your organization will get one uniquely designed based on present and future needs.

Leadership Assessment (Birkman Method Assessment)

Understanding with Purpose. Get the most out of your team by getting to know them better. When you do, it enables your organization to be more cohesive and efficient.

Executive Coaching

Training with Purpose. You’ve got the right leader now what? Set them up with the right tools and knowledge to take your organization to the next level.

Open Searches

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Teen Challenge Canada

Director of Human Resources & Culture

Posted: April 12, 2022

Closing: June 18, 2022

The Director of Human Resources & Culture serves as an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team. The primary responsibility of this position is to perform a range of duties supporting department managers and employees. Responsibilities include, oversight of the Human Resources department, training managers and staff on Teen Challenge’s best practices, directing benefits and compensation strategies, promoting healthy employee-management relations including employee recognition and engagement, creating and implementing effective training and development programs, and handling all matters related to employees with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.

Application Deadline: June 18, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Wycliffe Canada

Vice President of Development

Posted: May 3, 2022

Closing: June 2, 2022

Currently Accepting Applications

Convinced that we serve a God of abundance, generosity and unity, Wycliffe Canada, CanIL and OneBook are committed to growing our collaborative impact through the Bible Translation Collaborative. The Vice President of Development is responsible to prepare and oversee the execution of a strategic plan to progressively increase Canada’s collective impact in the global work of Bible translation and language development, and meet the fundraising needs of each organization involved in this initiative. This includes providing leadership in the area of major donor fundraising, carrying out a kingdom-focused philosophy, helping guide overall strategy, achieving short and long-range goals for revenue and ensuring fulfillment of all funding commitments.

Application Deadline: June 2, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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World Renew Canada

Executive Director

Posted: May 2, 2022

Closing: June 1, 2022

Currently Accepting Applications

The next Executive Director of World Renew Canada should be one who brings people together, motivates them to achieve targeted results, and is able to inspire the ongoing support of constituents and partners. Due to the co-directorship with the Executive Director in the US, World Renew Canada is looking for a highly collaborative partner and team player who will help the organization achieve its priorities and desired culture. If you are a culturally competent leader with a passion for global equity, possess exceptional communication skills, and are motivated to serve God and neighbour through highly effective relief and development efforts, we’d love to hear from you!

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Christian School Foundation

Director of Gift Planning and Investments

Posted: April 28, 2022

Closing: May 30, 2022

Currently Accepting Applications

The Director of Gift Planning and Investments will play a key role in shaping the future of the Foundation, leading it to achieve its mission and strategic goals. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Gift Planning and Investments will lead, direct and manage the staff and volunteers in the areas of operations linked to finance. The Director will do so in a way that fosters the values of the Foundation and nurtures a positive culture.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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CCMBC Legacy Fund

Chief Financial Officer

Posted: April 27, 2022

Closing: June 1, 2022

Currently Accepting Applications

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for providing financial management and operational, consultative support for the following legal entities: CCMBC Legacy Fund Inc. (Legacy), CCMBC Investments Ltd., and the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC). As a member of the senior management team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and future development initiatives. In a collaborative leadership style, you will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined financial systems, including accounting, legal, and information technology. The CFO will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to ten years.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Bramalea Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Posted: April 4, 2022

Closing: May 31, 2022

Currently Accepting Applications. Interviews Ongoing.

BBC is seeking a Senior Pastor who has a passionate heart for missions, is committed to the faithful preaching of God’s Word in a way that is accessible to people from diverse backgrounds, and who sees ministry to children, youth and young families as vital. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnicities and across generations.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 or until the position is filled

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Hope House

Executive Director

Currently Accepting Applications

Hope House is currently seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for leading all aspects of the foundation as we continue to build a holistic and trauma informed recovery model that embraces innovation, community wholeness and faith-centered healing. The Executive Director will have a proven record of leading and growing strong teams and have a heart for empowering and developing women leaders.

The Application Deadline has been extended until a suitable candidate is identified.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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The Cridge Centre for the Family

Maintenance Supervisor

Currently Accepting Applications 

The Cridge Centre for the Family, located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia seeks an experienced  Maintenance Supervisor to join their dynamic team.  You will be responsible for overseeing the general repair and upkeep of The Cridge property, including an 80 unit seniors centre, childcare centre, townhouse units, and several buildings offsite.  You are highly skilled in various trades and will oversee the upkeep of the 7 acre property.

Application Deadline has been extended until a suitable candidate is determined.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Ruth & Naomi's Mission

Executive Director

Ruth and Naomi’s Mission (RAN) is not a charity that  simply meets people’s needs. It is a supportive network of caring professional staff and energized volunteers who daily engage with those who experience poverty, homelessness, addiction, or abuse and join with these friends on a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation. RAN provides a safe, structured and shame-free environment for people to regain their physical, mental, relational and spiritual health.

Ruth & Naomi’s Mission seeks an Executive Director  to oversee the management and administration of the organization, collaborate with the Board in developing long term strategic vision and plans for the organization and ensure alignment to the strategic vision is maintained at all levels.

Application Deadline has been extended to May 13, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is determined.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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The Broadway Group

Chief Financial Officer

Posted: April 20, 2022

Closing: May 20, 2022

The Broadway Group seeks an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to provide overall financial management and operational consultative support. As a key member of the senior management team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and future development initiatives. In a collaborative leadership style, the CFO will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined financial systems, including accounting, legal, and information technology. The CFO will define the process and implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to ten years.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Mission Services of London

Executive Director

Posted: March 15, 2022

Closing: April 15, 2022

Currently Interviewing

Mission Services of London is looking for an innovative and transformational leader to join their team as Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides strategic leadership and direction to the organization. This role has the responsibility to lead and manage the team through motivation and mobilization of staff, volunteers, and the donor community. The Executive Director will work in collaboration with other community organizations to serve the London community in ways that are reflective of the organization’s Vision and Mission Statement and its Statement of Faith. If you are a motivated change agent with a heart for social services, we’d love to hear from you!

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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MCC Legacy Trust

President

Currently Interviewing

MCC Legacy Trust manages development lands and income producing properties throughout BC donated to MCC BC with the designated purpose of generating ongoing revenue to support the world wide ministry of MCC. Our companies are well capitalized and rapidly growing!

MCC Legacy Trust is seeking a President to oversee the real estate development and rental property management portfolio. The President will provide support for strategic and business planning, including financing, taxation and reinvestment strategies.

We are a group of passionate, smart, dedicated people. We work hard, enjoy what we do and believe strongly in the Mission of MCC.

Application Deadline has been extended until a suitable candidate is determined.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Opportunity International Canada

Director of Philanthropy, Prairies

Posted: March 7, 2022

Closing: April 8, 2022

Currently Interviewing

Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropy, the Director of Philanthropy, Prairies, is responsible to maintain and grow a portfolio of major donors that includes individuals, businesses, private foundations and community groups. In coordination with the VP of Philanthropy, the incumbent will develop a regional strategy to maintain relationships with existing donors, as well as identify and qualify new, prospective donors, cultivating authentic and meaningful relationships which will lead to growth of revenue. Philanthropy Team members have a deep and abiding passion for the mission of Opportunity International and its commitment to economic, spiritual, and social transformation. Additionally, Philanthropy Team members adhere to a Biblical model and philosophy of fundraising and financial stewardship.

Application Deadline: April 8, 2022 or until the position is filled.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Christians for Israel

Executive Director

Currently Interviewing

Reporting to the Chairman/CEO, the Executive Director should have pastoral or church management experience, as well as a donor relations background. Duties include oversight of the organization’s administration, marketing and fundraising, as well as editorial oversight of the ministry’s bi-monthly newspaper. The ideal candidate will have managerial experience in the non-profit sector, innovative fundraising ability, and editorial magazine experience.

Application Deadline has been extended until a suitable candidate is determined.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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The Cridge Centre for the Family

Payroll/Human Resources Administrator

Posted: December 15, 2021

Closing: February 11, 2022

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The Cridge Centre for the Family, located in beautiful Victoria, British  Columbia seeks a Payroll/Human Resources Administrator to join its dynamic team. You will be primarily responsible for processing payroll and completing all associated functions on a bi-weekly basis, including the processing of all transactions related to employee benefits.

In addition, you will assist in the day-to-day accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable, reconciliation of accounts and the general ledger, maintaining various spreadsheets, petty cash, banking and  all operations within the financial database systems.

Application Deadline has been extended to February 11, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is determined.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Capstone Asset Management

Controller

Posted: March 2, 2022

Closing: March 18, 2022

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Capstone, headquartered in Langley, B.C., is seeking a Controller who, as part of the Finance Team, will provide key accounting and finance services to the organization and the leadership team. Your background in accounting, coupled with your technology expertise, will allow you to further develop our existing accounting and finance processes and provide key decision making reports and data for management. Capstone is looking for a self-starter, organized team player who aligns with our philosophical values.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Christian Reformed Church of North America–Canada Corporation

Transitional Executive Director

Posted: January 13, 2022

Closing: February 15, 2022

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The Christian Reformed Church of North America–Canada Corporation (CRCNA) is seeking a Transitional Executive Director who will communicate a clear and compelling vision that inspires ministry leaders and partners to advance the binational mission of the CRCNA in Canada.

The Transitional Executive Director should be pastoral, and demonstrate a strong, vibrant Christian faith marked by spiritual humility and moral integrity. They will be a skilled diplomat, with previous board governance experience, and a firm and confident leader with a passion to build meaningful relationships with Canadian and binational staff, pastors, classes and congregations.

This is a two year appointment, with the possibility of extending it into a third year.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Kerr Street Mission

Controller/Manager of Finance

Posted: January 24, 2022

Closing: February 26, 2022

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Working cooperatively with the Audit and Finance Committee, the Controller contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks, including budgeting and accounting. This role is responsible for all aspects of financial control and reporting, both internally and externally, and compliance with applicable legislation and CRA regulations. The controller will also steward a strong culture based on our core values and reflective of our faith.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

Chief Executive Officer

Posted: January 20, 2022

Closing: February 25, 2022

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Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO provides leadership and direction to the achievement of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce’s mission and objectives. Acting as a liaison among members, the board of directors, staff, volunteers, government and partners, the CEO is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all programs and services, membership growth, membership retention, as well as budgets, daily operations, community engagement and public relations.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Fair Haven Homes Society

Human Resources Manager

Posted: January 11, 2022

Closing: February 8, 2022

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Fair Haven Homes Society provides senior housing and long-term care in Burnaby and Vancouver. Fair Haven’s leadership is progressive, cutting edge and anticipates continued growth and expansion. Fair Haven is currently seeking a like-minded individual to join the team as an experienced Human Resources (HR) Manager.

This role is well suited to a strong HR generalist with a depth of experience who is able to roll up their sleeves and dive in. You are confident, self-reliant and possess a can-do attitude. You are resourceful and able to take the lead on various HR projects and tasks, while looking to bring efficiency and improvements to the systems in place. You value people, and take pride in creating a diverse, positive and fun work environment.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Tabor Home Society

Director of Finance

Posted: January 10, 2022

Closing: February 15, 2022

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Tabor Village is looking to the future and embarking on strategies to meet the needs and demands of senior care, from independent living, to assisted living, to complex care. To that end, Tabor Home Society seeks a Director of Finance with a passion and drive to be an innovative leader in senior health care.

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Finance, as part of the management team, is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling financial services for Tabor Home Society and its operating divisions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Fraser Health Authority guidelines.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Amity Trust

Chief Financial Officer

Posted: January 4, 2022

Closing: February 16, 2022

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Amity Trust offers financial services for anyone and everyone and is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join its collaborative management team.  As CFO, you will provide strategic leadership and management of the accounting and finance functions of a financial institution operating with a Christian perspective. If the values of compassion and professionalism align with your perspective on meaningful work, we’d love to talk with you!

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation

Executive Director

Posted: December 16, 2021

Closing: February 7, 2022

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The Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation located in Vancouver, BC., is a charitable foundation that provides approximately $15 million in grants annually to a range of organizations aligned with the Foundation’s objectives. The bulk of the granting comprises research on innovative and alternative medical research and practices as well as research and public education on how free market principles can address society’s challenges.

The Foundation seeks an Executive Director to provide overall operational management and execution of its mission in keeping with the values and objectives of the founders.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Grace Village

Executive Director

Posted: October 7, 2021

Closing: December 31, 2021

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Grace Village in Sherbrooke, QC is seeking an Executive Director who has a passion and heart for seniors.  The Executive Director will be gifted in building internal and external connections, be community minded and actively contribute to fundraising.  The Executive Director will communicate well with both English and French speaking seniors.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Su Casa Design & Companies

Controller

Posted: September 23, 2021

Closing: October 22, 2021

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Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you as the Controller will be responsible for providing financial management and operational support for three business units – Su Casa Design, Booster Juice and Devout Developments.

Su Casa Design is an award winning, full service residential design firm located just outside of Vancouver, BC. Booster Juice is Canada’s original smoothie bar and we own and operate 13 franchises in BC and Alberta. Devout Developments focuses on one main project per year, either residential, industrial or commercial.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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The Cridge Centre for the Family

Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

Posted: January 4, 2022

Closing: February 4, 2022

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The Cridge Centre for the Family, located in beautiful Victoria, BC seeks an Executive Assistant and Board Liaison.

Serving as the CEO’s right hand, the Executive Assistant will be heavily involved in the organization from an executive and strategic vantage point, performing any and all tasks necessary to keep the CEO organized and focused as well as performing a variety of administrative, clerical and office duties, ranging from routine to complex, often of a highly confidential nature.

As Board Liaison, you will ensure the Board is supported to meet its legal requirements and work closely with the Board Executive and CEO to ensure the smooth execution of all board duties and responsibilities.

This is a key position in the organization and carries  a high level of responsibility and confidentiality.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Heritage Alliance Church

Lead Pastor

Posted: July 27, 2021

Closing: August 30, 2021

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Heritage Alliance Church, in Abbotsford, BC is a multi-generational church of approximately 300. Heritage values strong biblical preaching and teaching and desires to reach out to younger generations including children, youth and their families. 

Heritage is seeking a Lead Pastor who will serve, equip and empower the congregation and staff to effectively reach out into their local and global community.  The ideal candidate will relate well to people of diverse generations, ethnicities, backgrounds and social groups.

 

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com


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Capstone Asset Management

Chief Financial Officer

Posted: July 8, 2021

Closing: August 6, 2021

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Capstone Asset Management is dedicated to the growth and preservation of its client’s investments.  By investing in both traditional and non-traditional assets, Capstone seeks to provide investors with the maximum return for the level of risk taken.

Headquartered in Langley, BC, Capstone is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to provide collaborative leadership and overall financial management for the business.  As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will implement the strategic improvements required to handle the increased complexity and sophistication associated with aggressive growth planned over the next 5 to 7 years.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com

Meet Nelson / Kraft

Getting your organization where it needs to be

Our mission is to enable your organization to make a greater impact by achieving your purpose from optimum health and capacity.

The journey always starts with finding the right leader, but we take it a few steps further. We guide organizations toward excellence by offering support in those “hard to tackle” areas.

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The Team

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Mark Kraft

President

Mark is a trusted and sought-after executive search leader, with over 20 years of combined experience in the public and private sectors. Bringing a deep level of care and commitment to his clients, Mark has successfully led over 100 executive talent searches across Canada, for roles ranging from CEO to CFO, to COO. With his breadth and depth of experience, Mark has become a respected advisor and go-to expert for non-profit, charity, and faith-based organizations looking to source top executive talent.


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Jeff Pitchford

Senior Associate

Jeff is an accomplished Senior Executive, with over 25 years of leadership experience across the chemical manufacturing and food processing industries.   He wears many hats including Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Board Member, Forum Chair and Birkman Certified Professional.  Jeff specializes in leadership development and team-based business success.  He is passionate about developing leaders and building high performance teams. 


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Keith Knight

Associate

Keith has a long career in leadership development, communications and marketing. Over the past decade he served as Executive Director of the Canadian Christian Business Federation, a national network of Christian business and professional leaders. He inherited a small group of business leaders consisting of seven chapters in southern Ontario and grew the organization into a national network of 70 chapters with a database of 6,500 business and professional leaders, including about 80 Christian non-profits.  He thrives on relationship-building, discovering organizational and individual needs.


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Sharon Cymbaluk

Manager of Administrative Services

Sharon brings over twenty years administrative experience to the team. For over a decade she has worked closely with CEOs and leaders of national charities, providing administrative support to over 50 boards, and managing national annual conferences. Sharon has assisted in over 60 executive searches and is excited to come alongside organizations and assist them in building their team of leaders.


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Alexa Kroeker

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Alexa has over two years of administrative experience in the charity sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Trinity Western University. Her interests include writing and communications, and finding ways to improve processes and increase efficiency. She is excited to grow her skillset in marketing and social media engagement with Nelson/Kraft & Associates.


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Larry Nelson

Senior Advisor

Larry’s professional training as a Chartered Professional Accountant, his extended experience as a CEO of a large not-for-profit seniors’ housing provider, and his knowledge gained while chairing several not-for-profit boards of directors across Canada equips him well to serve the needs of charities. Larry has more than 14 years of experience as an executive search consultant and has worked with over 70 North American charities.

 


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Tim Warkentin

Associate

Tim is a certified coach, strategic planning facilitator and Birkman consultant.  He brings thirty years of leadership development experience as an effective partner with not-for-profit leaders and organizations.  Tim’s consistent contribution is successfully guiding a process to achieve the clarity and perspective necessary for a practical road map to reach their strategic, operational and financial goals.


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Nicole Kraft

Associate - Career Transition Lead

Nicole enjoys coming alongside people and their needs, collaborating with them to create a vision for growth and leadership capacity. She is a natural motivator who empowers people to work towards their goals and realize their unique purpose and capacities. Her ability to offer a fresh perspective with insight and wisdom encourages her clients to come out of places where they may have felt stuck or helpless.

As a certified Birkman consultant, she helps bring clarity to many individuals as they navigate a variety of career transitions along their vocational journey.


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Michelle Willows

Associate

Michelle is passionate to help people discover their hardwiring and learn to live in their sweet spot. She has a background in human resources, non-profit employment programs, and higher education. She teaches a leadership course at Trinity Western University for their Adult Degree Completion Program.  Michelle has her Masters in Leadership and is a certified coach and Birkman Method consultant.

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