We’re Here to Shift Your Thinking…
We are a focused, experienced group of dedicated impact professionals. Our team crosses disciplines, bridges generations, and spans the globe.
We are strategists and planners, communicators and designers, analysts and impact report writers. Junxion team members, our alumni, and our vast international network are deeply committed to social justice and to environmental conservation. We are bound together in our commitment to the vision of a new economy in which concentrated profit-taking is disrupted by generative progress-making.
We Can’t Get There Without You….
As consultants, our success is your success. When you make a meaningful impact, that gives our work meaning, too. So we work in close collaboration with our clients, striving always to lift your capacity and accelerate your progress.
We focus on relationships more than transactions. We ask the hard questions, help you to find the answers, and shift your thinking about what you can achieve.
Would You Like to Meet Our Team?…
Menaka is a creative, collaborative consultant, passionate about mobilizing business to be purpose-driven. Nothing gives her more joy than work in organizational strategy, sustainability and social impact. Numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary work in diverse teams over the course of her career and education make her an intuitive team member, with a keen eye for individual strengths and competencies.
She gained foundational experience in the intricacies of product design, product life-cycle and supply chains at one of India’s largest export houses.
Career highlights include mapping a detailed business case for a new technology for sports retailer MEC, developing brand positioning for organizations ranging from small non-profits to large commercial enterprises at REX Marketing + Design, redesigning curriculum to reflect principles of sustainable design as an educator at LaSalle College, Vancouver, and supporting local artisans as the co-founder of apparel brand Soirée.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Mumbai University, a B.Tech. in Apparel Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and an MBA from UBC, with a focus in Product & Service management.
A typical day at work finds her immersed in planning, branding, impact measurement and project management to support change-makers on their journey toward more responsible business, a regenerative economy and a better world.
On a weekend, on the other hand, you’ll find with her out and about with her partner Dwayne or curled up with a book, hot chocolate and Leo her cat.
Analytical. Creative. Collaborative.
Katja is a business strategist with a background in sustainability, communications and customer experience strategy.
Her focus is on aligning values-driven strategy and communications systems to create unique brand value. Katja has over 20 years experience leading projects addressing business strategy and brand development, as well as customer and employee engagement. She has a keen understanding of what is important to leaders at all scales of organization, and believes in business as a powerful force for positive social change.
Katja has a BComm from the University of British Columbia and MSc in Leadership for Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. Prior to working at Junxion, Katja managed her own consulting firm for nine years before working as Co-Executive Director of LOCO BC, a non-profit local business alliance working to strengthen communities and grow the local economy by building strong, sustainable businesses. She still serves on the Board at LOCO.
Katja lives in East Vancouver and in her spare time can generally be found walking or running on the North Shore trails or along the beach at Galiano island with her dog Gracie.
Business strategist. Sustainability maven. Local economics advocate.
Mike is an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant and advisor who works at the intersection of business, community and sustainability. He supports visionary entrepreneurs and leaders in organizations around the world, helping to craft distinctive strategies, disrupt markets, and accelerate success.
Along with his work leading Junxion, Mike serves on the Board of Directors of Hollyhock, a lifelong learning centre and retreat on Canada’s west coast, where he’s an Executive Producer of the annual Social Venture Institute. He’s also a Director of the Social Venture Network, a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs that work together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact. He’s an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at RADIUS Ventures, an impact venture accelerator and incubator at Simon Fraser University, and an Ambassador for B Corp.
As an emcee, keynote speaker and frequent workshop presenter, Mike has hosted events, convened conferences, and taught strategy, branding, and entrepreneurial leadership.
Mike makes his home at the edge of the coastal rainforest that surrounds Vancouver, where he lives with his wife, Tanya, and their two children.
Consultant. Convenor. Advisor to entrepreneurs. Philosopher and teacher.
Chantal is an accomplished consultant, a mentor and an investor who brings her strategic planning, communication, and project management chops to those business and community initiatives that partake in addressing some of the pressing challenges of our time.
Starting her career in the corporate world at CIBC Wood Gundy, PwC Canada and Travel Underwriters, Chantal’s entrepreneurial and community spirit soon brought her to supporting the start-up, NGO, and non-profit sectors in Canada, the USA and Nepal, where she has focused her time and energy for the past ten years.
In the community, Chantal has developed strategies and campaigns, which have resulted in over $1.2 million in donations for community projects. She has been a director of several charity boards, has coached individuals and teams worldwide in organizing climbing and adventure campaigns for charity, co-led several international charity climbing expeditions, and co-produced and co-directed an award-winning outdoor adventure documentary. Chantal has also lived, traveled, and collaborated with members of the Tahltan First Nation of northern British Columbia, and the Manangi (Bhotiya) peoples of north-central Nepal.
Chantal holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication with specialization in values-based leadership and social entrepreneurship, a Bachelor of Commerce degree in International Business, a Marketing Management certificate in PR, and the Professional Project Manager (PMP) designation.
She loves reading psychology and eastern philosophy books, practicing yoga and meditation, running the trails in Squamish, and hiking in the Coast Mountains of BC.
Strategist. Professional Project Manager. Empath.
Sherry is a creative director whose adept translation of brand strategy into compelling visual communications has earned her an international reputation.
Based in Vancouver, Sherry works on campaigns for both local and global projects, contributing to outreach and engagement strategy, and offering creative guidance and design implementation. Prior to joining Junxion, Sherry ran her own design firm and has had vast experience guiding teams and clients through the creative process, and has successfully managed projects from concept to completion for clients of all sizes. Her experience bridges a full spectrum of initiatives, from evocative print and packaging to engaging online and spatial experiences.
Sherry takes great pleasure in applying her talents to cause marketing and social issues campaigns, and is particularly passionate about environmentally responsible cleaning products and natural food & beverage brands.
On a personal level, Sherry is a mom and relishes time with family and her young son. She appreciates unique and innovative perspectives that encourage change and better attitudes and actions. Ultimately, she believes in loving what you do for a living, having fun, and likes to inspire creative confidence, whenever possible, in those around her.
Cultivator of creativity and proven entrepreneur.
An experienced consultant and writer, Adam has spent over a quarter of a century helping organisations plan and deliver effective strategies and communications to further social and environmental goals.
Based in London and working on projects internationally, Adam is MD of the London office, focused on sustainability planning and communications, as well as enterprise value and communication strategy. Adam specialises in helping companies find an authentic and compelling expression of the links between their business strategy and wider social impact.
Adam’s international experience includes clients and projects in North America, the Far East, Europe and UK. Before joining Junxion, Adam ran his own independent consulting practice for 10 years helping international businesses such as adidas, Henkel, and Xstrata to articulate their vision and plans for sustainability. He also worked with The Body Shop, establishing and implementing cause-related marketing plans for the company’s campaigns. In the 90s, Adam was a pollution campaigner for Friends of the Earth England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Active in his local community, was Chair of his local primary school Board of Governors and was a trustee of the award-winning Jacksons Lane arts centre from 2008 to 2019. These roles demand and add to Adam’s expertise in strategic leadership, complementing the skills he has developed in client engagements.
Sustainability consultant. Writer. Passionate campaigner.
Andrea is a web content professional who sets vision and strategy
for online communications, working with clients to produce websites that deliver on their business goals.
A Canadian living in London, she helps organisations place the user at the centre of their thinking, and structures and organises content to make websites easy to use and navigate. She also writes and edits content to ensure it is targeted and compelling. Andrea has a strong grasp of the technical side of websites, and has produced WordPress websites for several clients.
Andrea entered the web world early, managing the BT Internet website in the mid-nineties. She was at the forefront of developing online health communications in the UK, and spent 12 years managing web teams and running large NHS websites. She now brings her extensive in-house and consultancy experience to bear with business and NGO audiences as part of the Junxion team.
Outside of work, Andrea acts as a literacy volunteer at a local primary school, supporting children to improve their reading skills.
Content Strategist. Project Wrangler. London-based Canadian.
The red thread through Rachael’s professional life has been the search for ways to optimise purpose and impact. This journey has taken her to a variety of different places, including developing a programme to reduce the custodial sentencing of women for minor, non-violent crimes. Immediately prior to joining Junxion, she worked with the hospitality industry on a circular economy model that put their empty rooms to use providing breaks for unpaid carers.
Rachael started her career campaigning for funding for the arts, before taking a role as a project manager and researcher with the now defunct Children’s Workforce Development Council delivering, among other things, the national training of Educational Psychologists. She worked for many years on human rights and justice projects, including extensive engagement with corporate legal pro bono and CSR.
Rachael is a talented and passionate writer, creative strategist and project manager with solid execution experience. She is a rigorous, analytical thinker with the capacity to both envision and deep-dive, and is a confident communicator and collaborator, adept in multi-stakeholder engagement.
Collector of interesting info and joiner of dots
Garth is a communications and business strategist focused on understanding how to manage information to serve the public good; he is adept at marrying the creative and analytical sides of developing strategy and communicating complex issues.
Garth is Managing Director for Junxion Canada and leads Junxion’s service development and internal systems and operations. He specializes in strategic management and impact evaluation for mission-driven organisations.
Garth has fifteen years experience as a board advisor, strategic communications manager, and designer for member-driven non-profits and foundations. Prior to joining Junxion, he led initiatives related to the evaluation and reporting for social entrepreneurs at Vancity Community Foundation. He also taught Social Entrepreneurship to undergraduate and MBA students at Sauder School of Business, UBC, and has extensive experience in the postsecondary sector in Canada as a researcher, advocate, and organizer.
Garth co-founded the Demonstrating Value Resource Society, dedicated to sharing impact evaluation and reporting tools and resources for mission-driven organizations and their funders.
He holds a BA in Communication and a Certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University, and an MBA in Strategic Management from the Sauder School of Business, at the University of British Columbia.
He lives near Toronto, Ontario, with his partner Cori and their two young children.
Mind of a strategist, eye of a designer, heart of an activist.
Pamela is a senior strategist with deep experience in creating initiatives that generate material social change and profitability.
As a challenger, Pamela encourages organizations to probe the uncomfortable questions to arrive at business strategies that
benefit their full range of constituencies.
Pamela began her career as an academic; earning her PhD at The University of Chicago Pamela taught at Queen’s and The University of Toronto. She honed her management consulting and business strategy skills at KPMG. She developed corporate responsibility, social marketing and branding expertise leading Ethos JWT. And she successfully grew a boutique corporate responsibility consulting team. Having served on several business and community Boards, Pamela knows the importance of the human-to-human approach in creating effective solutions.
Pamela is a vagabond at heart, finding her home working on complex social + business issues with people who are passionate about improving how we live and work.
Strategist. Speaker. Researcher. Creative Analytic Thinker. Challenger.
Cross-trained with a Bachelor of Arts in Environment, Sustainability and Society and Sociology, Shayla understands the world through interdisciplinary perspectives. With experience in environmental assessment, stakeholder engagement, the B Corp Impact Assessment and CSR reporting, Shayla supports Junxion’s clients
as a consultant with unique perspectives.
A reflection of her interdisciplinary perspectives, Shayla’s experience spans across sectors and industries. Some highlights include the delivery of a first-of-its-kind stakeholder engagement project to scope a publicly accessible contaminated site database, the development of a public consultation protocol to be released by a resource-based association to 30+ members, the completion of B Corp Impact Assessments and sustainability strategy development for SME’s in Canada including a Data Visualization Studio, Hydrophone Manufacturer and Home Inspection Service among others, and support to the development of a social capital pool of $3 million to secure local investment in renewable energy.
Shayla is a keen explorer whether traversing the London core by bike each day, hiking the mountains of the Lake District or discovering England, one village at a time.
Interdisciplinary. Inquisitive. Impact Maker.
Asya is a temporary paid intern in the Junxion London office. She is excited to take an active role in producing Junxion Strategy’s 2019 impact report in addition to helping deliver client work. Asya has just graduated from a top girls grammar school and is currently taking a gap year. During this year, Asya will be exploring the world of work and later volunteering in South America. Subsequently, she will be reading Geography at the University of Cambridge.
Environmental sustainability and ethical living are integral to Asya’s daily life as she is a vegan and active Extinction Rebellion Youth activist. In her spare time, she can be found swimming in the Hampstead ponds or baking vegan cakes.
Activist. Vegan. Open water swimmer.