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Garry BeattieAt HBM we have had successful partnerships with Fairwinds on HR, Corporate Strategy and Sales initiatives over the last 15 years. Brenda has a superior BS detector and has helped us navigate through challenging business decisions and fashion a better company.

Garry Beattie
HBM Integrated Technology


Trevor Bent, Human Resource & Risk ManagerFairwinds Training & Development has provided Eassons Transport Limited with consulting services over the past few years in the areas of Succession Planning, Professional Development Training and Policy Development. Their experienced Staff have been a great support in these initiatives. Currently Fairwinds is facilitating our annual Employee Engagement Survey; they are providing our Employees a confidential way to provide feedback and providing results that are easy to share with the rest of our organization. We will continue to partner with Fairwinds Training Development with a shared goal of enhancing the skills and programs within the workplace.

Trevor Bent, Human Resource & Risk Manager
Eassons Transport Limited


Karen Donnelly, Project ManagerThe Centre for Women in Business has contracted Fairwinds Training and Development on numerous occasions both as a workshop facilitator and one-on-one consultant for clients. Client evaluations were extremely positive in the two categories, in both delivery of the presentation and the transfer of knowledge.

I have found both Brenda and Sylvie to be engaging, flexible and wonderful to work with. Their knowledge and skill set are second to none.

Karen Donnelly, Project Manager
Centre for Women in Business


Gerry Martin, Executive DirectorSince 2009, Brenda Fair has been developing and delivering seminars in our Executive and Professional Development Program at Saint Mary’s University. Brenda is a skilled facilitator with a solid background of experience and accreditations. Participants tell us that she has a winning combination - knowledgeable, engaging and organized.

Gerry Martin, Executive Director
Saint Mary’s University I Executive and Professional Development


Bonnie Boyd ReidRick Fair’s session with us was very informative and best of all lots of fun! All comments were very positive and your session was listed as one of the best parts of the day when we did our end of day recap.

Bonnie Boyd Reid
United Way Halifax


Chuck Bezanson, Divisional Chief TrainingHalifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service has been fortunate to have discovered Fairwinds Training. We have had the opportunity to use this Company for coaching and mentoring type training as well as having them provide facilitation services. The results have been heralded by staff as amazing. As well as being great trainers Brenda and Rick provide that special touch with follow up and helpful input. Both were quick to grasp our needs and tailor the presentation to specifically address them.

Chuck Bezanson, Divisional Chief Training
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency


Eric Efford, President and CEOFairwinds has been a significant partner in Alpha's evolution, providing structure and direction from whom we hire to the professional developing of our Sales & Management team. Fairwinds is now providing direction & structure in Alpha's succession planning process. We have experienced exceptional support and trust Fairwinds in providing sound advice.

Eric Efford, President and CEO
Alpha Chemical


Pam Murray and Peter AndresenWe have had the pleasure of working with Sylvie over the past 18 months with her role as business consultant.

We developed a business plan when we first started our business 8 years ago, but a business plan is a growing, evolving document that needs to be modified as business models, economic fluctuations and H/R requirements change. As a small business owner, who wears many hats in the day to day operations of a business, it is hard to step back and take the time out of a busy schedule to work ON your business.

Sylvie took the time to learn about our business, best practices and problem areas. Her attention to detail as we worked through our meetings showed that she understands business and helped apply her insight to our specific needs at hand.

We left with a tangible, workable 3 and 5 year business document that we can refer back to and use to move forward in all areas of our business. Plans change daily, and we have the comfort of knowing that, if we need to revisit any area of our business, we have a silent partner that we can look to for support.

We would highly recommend her services to anyone at any stage of their business, from start-up to mature, they would benefit from the experience.


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Pam Murray and Peter Andresen
Invisible Fence Brand of Annapolis Valley


Tom HughesFairwinds Training & Development has been very effective in recruiting candidates to fill vacancies at Craftmade Kitchens. Brenda handles the task with professionalism and a great attention to detail. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fairwinds Training & Development to any company requiring recruiting assistance.

Rick Fair heads up the training for my staff, with great detail focusing on working as a team, completing the job 100% and on time, taking responsibility for your job and the others around you. My staff absolutely loved him, his presentations, his insight into manufacturing and above all his own personal experiences.

Tom Hughes
Craftmade Kitchens


Renette Muise, Workplace Education CoordinatorSylvie is a master facilitator who provides her
participants with the ability to transfer skills directly
to their workplace thus impacting the
culture of the organization.

Her teaching strategies allow participants to clearly identify their own learning objectives and work collaboratively to achieve them.

Renette Muise, Workplace Education Coordinator
Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education


Heather Hines - Human Resources ManagerFairwinds Training worked with us to develop a comprehensive Leadership Development Program that is tailored to our industry and specific company requirements. Our Management Team has enjoyed working with Fairwinds over the past few years – the training is fun, engaging and to the point. We definitely recommend Fairwinds Training to anyone looking for a highly effective, customized training program!

Heather Hines - Human Resources Manager
Tirecraft (Atlantic Canada)


Paul MacKinnon, Sales RepresentativeRick Fair has extensive knowledge in the sales industry. This is quite evident in his training. His teachings are comprehensible, complete and informative. Rick has helped me understand and excel in sales and service.

Paul MacKinnon, Sales Representative
Bluewave Energy


Alice MacDonald, HR ManagerThe Communications training we received from Sylvie was exceptional. Everyone came away from the course more self-aware and motivated to improve their leadership and communication skills. Sylvie was able to offer engaging and relevant material that had the additional benefit of bonding the participants during the challenging time of a plant closure.

Thank you very much for sharing some of your knowledge and insight with our group. We are all better for it!

Alice MacDonald, HR Manager
Larsen-Maple Leaf


Linwood Hupman, Executive DirectorThe attendees to this training, as well as their employers, were most impressed with the content and the excellent delivery of the course by Rick Fair of Fairwinds Training and Development. Mr. Fair has a way in his teaching technique that easily draws the participants into discussion on the subject at hand.

Linwood Hupman, Executive Director
NB Merit Contractors Association


Gordon Stewart, Executive DirectorThe Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia has contracted Fairwinds Training & Development numerous times to assist the organization. In the beginning to refocus the association’s mandate and its reorganization. This started a new path of rebuilding the organization which has been very successful, and impactful on the food & beverage sector. And to revisit and retool a yearly strategic plan which guides the association and creates that mandate for committees and the administration of the association. We have recommended Fairwinds to other organizations which have had great results from their planning work.

Gordon Stewart, Executive Director
Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia


Joe McGuinnessI would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Fairwinds Training and Development to any organization contemplating strategic planning or teambuilding. I have personally used a number of the services offered by Fairwinds Training and Development in 5 different organizations and with their assistance have witnessed substantial improvement in each organization.

Joe McGuinness
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub


Peter MacInnes, Quality and Training SupervisorWe have been fortunate to have Sylvie Thibault as facilitator on several occasions for courses on communication skills in group settings and one on one coaching following 360 degree evaluations. Everyone who participated in training with her was enthusiastic about the experience.

Peter MacInnes, Quality and Training Supervisor
Minas Basin Pulp and Power


Janet Sutherland Tam, Human Resources ManagerI would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rick and Brenda Fair of Fairwinds Training and Development. I have worked several years with both of them in my position as a human resource manager with Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems.

Rick and Brenda helped us to develop and implement our Leadership Development program. As a facilitator, Rick has a special talent in the classroom with our employees from all backgrounds, levels of education and leadership skills. In today’s challenging work environment this made him a great asset to our business.

The Three Tiers of Leadership Development program that Rick and Brenda helped to grow was designed to assist us in developing tomorrow’s leaders inside the organization now; rather than throwing them into leadership situations in the future with no training or preparation. Rick and Brenda have definitely made a positive impact on the culture and future of our organization.

At Peter Kohler we see training as an investment that will deliver a return for years to come.

Rick and Brenda share that ideal. They have helped us to thrive by facilitating the development our leadership team and our future leaders with this program. The leadership program that they were instrumental in implementing will ensure that our employees are developing the necessary competencies and skills required to thrive in a highly competitive marketplace.

I highly recommend Rick and Brenda without reservation.

Janet Sutherland Tam, Human Resources Manager
Peter Kohler - Windows and Entrance Systems


Andrew J. Enns,  PresidentSylvie does extraordinarily accurate translation work on very tight timelines.

I have relied on Sylvie for almost 10 years for my translation requirements and never once have I experienced a problem or missed a deadline.

Sylvie has always been the consummate professional even when I have presented her with seemingly unreasonable demands or constantly changing schedules.

She takes last minute changes and cancellations in stride. She is a real pleasure to work with.

Andrew J. Enns, President
NRG Research Group