The Big Leaf is a boutique Management Consulting firm that combines high ethical values, an entrepreneurial approach, and the strength of a growing diverse team of inter-professional consultants

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS SERVICES
BUSINESS PLANNING & STRATEGY
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT Solutions
Executive & Employee COACHING
BLACK SWAN CONSULTING Services

Our Mission

To add meaningful value to our clients, improve their position, and give them a competitive advantage using valid, robust, and timely strategies.

Why Choose The Big Leaf?

We use advanced diagnostics and analysis tools to better understand your industry, market, and opportunities therein.

We can help you develop and improve your value proposition and competitive advantage through innovation, intrapreneurship, and value creation.

DIVERSE Professionals

We are a diverse team of inter-professional subject matter experts. Every member is a professional in their field, and some are pioneers. Each member follows one of the most stringent codes of conduct and ethics in the consulting world.

In Brief: We are a Cut Above.

Expert CONSULTANTS

 We select our team members based on their ability to add real measurable value to our clients, our profession, and our team. Our team members are experts in their field with designations such as CMC and FCMC, CHRL, CMA, MEd, BTe, BSc, BSE, CFP and CPA, CA and FCA, PhD, BA, and MScM.

In Brief: We are the Experts.

INTERNATIONAL Experience

With over 450 years of combined experience, in Canada and across the globe, from the ground floor to the executive office, board of directors and academia, our inter-professional team has the knowledge and the wisdom to help you spot opportunities, create SMART plans, execute, and gain a competitive advantage.

In Brief: We Create Value.

RESEARCHERS & Analysts

From the Business Planning Methodology, to Opportunity Spotting, Black Swan Consulting, Market Analysis, Industry Analysis, Market Research, Diagnostics, Stakeholder Analysis, to custom-made tools, our research team, led by two PhDs, has the breadth, the tools, the experience, and the expertise you and your organization need.

In Brief: More Meaningful Analysis.

an Entrepreneurial approach to consulting

Opportunity Spotting

Good ideas are not necessarily good opportunities. Good opportunities are not necessarily valid opportunities.

We help you to better understand which is which, and what valid opportunities are worth pursuing.

Business Planning

Do you have a Marketing Plan, Operations Plan and Financial Plan that are based on SMART goals?

A quality business plan is resilient, promotes innovation, fosters employee engagement, and takes advantage of valid opportunities.

Strategy Development

Have you developed a Value Proposition that is sound, cogent, and unbiased? Have you Validated your value proposition?

A high quality, actionable, and opportunity-based strategy can be difficult to craft, and even more difficult to match with internal capabilities.

Value Creation

Facilitating value is the job of your employees, machinery, and other daily operations. Maximizing value is why you hire great managers.

Creating value is what entrepreneurs and consultants are brought onboard to do.

Create new value, and gain a competitive advantage.

Executive Coaching

Are you a Subject Matter Expert in you industry? Are you aware of the trends and factors affecting change in your industry and market?

We offer coaching and training services, that can include Industry Analyses, and Market Analyses. Let us help make you the expert you need to be.

Diagnostics

We use robust diagnostics and planning tools, surveys and reputable sources of quality information to determine what is taking place, what needs changing, and how to make it happen.

Our in-house model, the Business Planning Methodology, is the most robust analysis and diagnostic tool that also immediately creates an actionable plan.

Portfolio

Below is a small sample of the many great organizations our team members have worked with.
Our combined experience and expertise spans many industries, customers, and centuries.

Our team members have worked in many of the top firms around the world.

Mr. Robert Coffey, Vice Chair

We have several seasoned professors and teachers that add layers of valuable and practical research and analysis capabilities to our team.

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Dr. Agostino Menna, PhD, Professor

Mr. Lou Vescio, Instructor Supervisor

Mr. Neil Cosby, Senior Human Resources Officer

We have a deep appreciation for education, social value, and value-focused solutions. We’ve been teaching these values in different Universities and Colleges for decades.

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Mr. Robert Coffey, Instructor

We actively seek to create meaningful valiu.  Great staff facilitate value through their daily efforts, and great managers maximize that value through their hard work, while executives and consultants like ours Create new value.

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Dr. Agostino Menna, PhD, Advisor

Mr. Rahi S. Tajzadeh, Advisor

One of our core strengths is working with start-ups and young organizations. We have both the educational background in entrepreneurship, and the practical experience in multiple industries.

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Mr. Rahi S. Tajzadeh, Management Consultant

Our diverse team’s cumulative skill-set gives us the ability to better understand value, internal and external forces, and a given company’s competitive advantages therein.

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Dr. Agostino Menna, PhD, Advisor

Mr. Rahi S. Tajzadeh, Advisor

We are industry-agnostic, but always focused on creating value and being a positive influence on our stakeholders.

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Mr. Rahi S. Tajzadeh, Start-Up Consultant

We differentiate ourselves through our conduct, entrepreneurial approach, and our unique, diverse team of inter-professional consultants.

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Dr. Agostino Menna, PhD, Visiting Professor

Mr. Rahi S. Tajzadeh, Researcher, Editor, GA

We can research, analyze, plan, and execute.

We can spot opportunities, screen them for a variety of factors such as probability of success and risk to reward, and help you understand what you can do to create more value.

Mr. Ayoob Faraji, Full Stack Web Developer

Our team members are diverse, their experiences are broad, and their expertise perfectly compliment each other; together we are a powerhouse.

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Mr. Rahi S. Tajzadeh, I.T. Advisor

Awards & Recognition

Standing out from the competition, we have been recognized by our wonderful clientele for our hard work, quality services, and dedication to creating value

BBB A+ Rating

We are listed on the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating.

“Businesses who choose to run great, trustworthy operations, meet the requirements of BBB Accreditation.”

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Credible Feedback

The Big Leaf has a 94% Rating on the Business to Business Rating Platform Clutch.co, and has been recognized as one of the Top Consulting Businesses in 2021!

The project has been moving along quickly and the survey has been an effective tool for addressing the target market. The Big Leaf’s marketing knowledge and expertise have helped the partner understand their business. They’re responsive, flexible, and answer questions in a quick turnaround.

Sara Torki

OTE Studios

The Big Leaf provided valuable research and insights into the North American marketplace, identifying markets like universities and helping with how to refocus overlaps between Canadian and EU laws. They’re incredibly affordable and transparent, providing clear and accessible work.

J. F.

Privid

Rahi helped set everything up. He assisted with validating my opportunity, creating a value proposition of analysis that went into the business plan, and researching a crowdfunding campaign that would work for my business. He also provided support and coaching while the campaign launched.

Chris Stigas

HandiHelp

Black Swan Consulting – A New Era

Better prepare for the post-covid business environment

To best prepare for the next Black Swan event, and to better compete in a Post-COVID era, you must first be a subject matter expert in your industry and market(s). You must have a clear understanding of your supply and value chains, and the many forces that can act on your industry, market(s), partners, vendors, and business.

You must be able to accurately measure and manage your company’s ability to be resilient, agile, flexible, and innovative. A comprehensive business plan will include these analyses, as well as recommendations and plans to improve them.

You must also be able to recognize the next Black Swan event as early as possible, and implement a meaningful plan to help mitigate your risks, losses, and long-term negative effects.

We can help you do all these and more!