The Big Leaf’s Associate Consultant Program
Get real-world experience and opportunities to grow and learn
Our Associate Consultant Program is designed to help students, recent graduates, and young consultants hone their skills, focus their learning objectives, and contribute meaningfully to a seasoned team of professionals.
Meet the Associates
We are proud of our Associates. Each member of the Associate team is on their own unique professional journey. Each member brings with them a novel set of skills, experiences, and knowledge base.
Our Associates are also here to help you to achieve your goals.
Product Design, International Markets, Brand Development, Luxury Consulting
I consider myself a polymath, a lover of education, and a polyglot. I am fluent in English, Romanian, and French.
I am pursuing a double-degree at two of Canada’s best Universities (Mathematics and Business at Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier) on my journey towards becoming a multi-talented, renaissance-woman.
Finance, Accounting, and Model Development
I am entering my final year at Western University, focusing on Financial Economics. I have experience as a private equity analyst, a financial advisor crafting projections and developing models, as well as volunteering for an education technology start-up.
My passion is exploring carious industries, being exposed to different environments, and connecting with clients. I strive to find new opportunities for growth and help businesses reach their full potential.
Project Management, Small Business Development, Luxury Consulting
A Master of Laws Candidate, Maxwell also holds an Undergraduate Degree in Business Law with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
Maxwell has years of customer service, business development, and property management experience under his belt, and is available to assist businesses in various industries and markets.
Marketing, Stakeholder Management, and Outreach
Samantha holds a plethora of experience in Marketing and Sales Strategy Crafting, Development, and Implementation.
She is passionate about, and has experience in a variety of sectors including Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Consulting.
Samantha is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Commerce (hons) at McMaster University. She is also the Chair of the Entrepreneurship Committee at DeGroote School of Business, Director of Fundraising and Sponsorship at Motionball McMaster,
and Director of External Operations at Backpacks to Briefcases.
More Associates are joining us! Keep an eye out here for them.
Get a leg up
The Secret to Standing Out
The Consulting industry is saturated, growing at a slow pace, and easy to become lost in the competitive landscape. The secret to standing out in this industry is spotting an opportunity, identifying the major players, validating the
value proposition, and the preparation necessary to take advantage.
Industry / Market Analyses
Industry and Market Analyses are part of the core skills for several of our most seasoned professional consultants. Gain the experience you may be lacking to conduct proper, timely, effective, and insightful analyses to better
understand the impact(s) of the opportunities you’ve spotted.
Our resident experts in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and research can help you to understand how to spot meaningful opportunities, as opposed to ‘good ideas’, which are not the same;
Opportunities need to be validated on multiple levels!
The validation of an opportunity is a complex analytical process that requires research skills, critical thinking skills, an analytical mind, and journalism skills.
Opportunities to improve your unique value proposition as a consultant must be demand driven; hence the need for proper validation.
Knowing what needs to be done, and knowing what to do about it are two different things. We can help you to take the first, last, and every step in between your journey towards becoming a highly sought-after professional consultant.
The Benefits of Becoming an Associate Consultant
Gain Experience | Build Your Resume | Meet New People | Up-Skill
Become a Subject Matter Expert
Consultants are typically Subject Matter Experts (SME). Many young professionals and recent graduates haven’t had the time to become an expert.
We can help you discover your preferred areas of expertise, then create a plan for you to become a SME.
get a clearer picture of consulting
Consulting can be opaque, and the specific steps involved with the consulting process can vary from firm to firm, industry to industry.
Our team of eclectic experts have international experience consulting in various industries and markets, and can help you get a clearer picture of consulting overall.
develop & refine skills
Your skills are an integral part of the value proposition you offer clients.
Continuously improving your skills, adding new skills, and practice are what make a good consultant, a great one.
We can help make you more valuable and competitive. We help you to be better, do better, and be recognized for it.
new networking opportunities
Our growing team of professional consultants have tens of thousands of meaningful direct and indirect connections in a variety of industries.
Our members often work with professional organizations such as the Certified Management Consultants of Canada, including the GTA and Ontario Chapters.
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Email our team today for more information about our associate consultants program!