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Forrest And Co
Why Us

For over 35 years, Forrest & Company Limited has been a trusted resource for leadership and organizational development and has shared success with over 30,000 leaders world-wide. What is at the core of our success? Why have we grown and succeeded when so many others haven’t? What makes Forrest so special?

Forrest & Company Limited


What We Do Works

We have been successful for more than 35 years because what we do has been successful for more than 35 years; Forrest brings to clients effective solutions to their organizational and leadership development challenges. We are a full-service provider with the expertise and resources to help our clients at any level, which means not only at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels, but also at organizational, team, and individual levels. Based on candid, informed, and direct conversations, we provide our clients with the best products and services that result in pragmatic, effective results.



We believe that at the very heart of organizational and individual success is managerial accountability. This is the startlingly powerful principle that, when properly implemented, releases enormous potential in organizations that will propel them to the achievement of their goals. It is based on the idea that managers must manage and leaders must lead; that they must, with humility, respect and resolve, fulfill their sacred trust with those that work for and with them.


Thinking Development

We are experts in the mechanics of thinking as we have identified the means by which we can make visible the invisible act of thinking. Effective Intelligence™ puts labels and a language to the constituent parts of thinking, showing us how to dramatically improve results. We teach clients to consciously direct the correct thinking to the correct task or interaction, thereby enhancing effectiveness.


We Have Integrated Accountability and Thinking

We integrated two science-based development systems: Requisite Organization, with its focus on accountability, and Effective Intelligence, with its focus on thinking in a business context. Our real-world experience and our focus on practical solutions led us to these two systems and provided Forrest with science-based foundations.


We Look At The Whole Organization

Whatever your particular challenge, Forrest will invite you to step back and look at the big picture of your organization. We have discovered that to be truly effective, leadership and organizational development must happen simultaneously because two are connected, and for long-term success development in one area must be paralleled in the other. We enter into these discussions because we are confident both in our expertise at holistic needs-analysis and at the value of our products and services.


Great Pragmatic People

The foundation of the process by which Forrest creates real-world opportunities for our clients is the real-world expertise of our people. We very carefully select the members of our team based on their front-line experience and expertise. As such, all members of the Forrest team must demonstrate a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to helping our clients achieve their goals. We firmly believe that the extensive experience of our consultants, facilitators, coaches, trainers and designers trump's academic theory every time.


Our Values

One reason we encourage our clients to take their value statements seriously is that we do ourselves. The terms “respect”, “honesty”, “provide an exceptional experience”, and “growth” are values every Forrest member keeps at the forefront of every interaction with clients. We are particularly proud of our Honesty:

  • We say what is on our mind.

  • We listen, be frank and tell the truth even if it hurts.

  • We burrow to the heart of an issue and don’t let anything slip off the table.

  • We are watertight. We keep our clients' confidence.

Forrest & Company Limited
Forrest & Company Limited
Select Previous and Current Clients

Alectra Utilities

Alterna Savings

Aspire Bakeries

Brookfield Office Properties

Burgundy Asset Management

Canadian Institute of Actuaries

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Canadian Tire

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO)

CIBC Wood Gundy

College of Physiotherapists

Compass Canada

CPHR Atlantic

Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA)

Electrical Safety Authority

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Element Fleet Management



Fiera Foods


First Capital Realty

First Ontario Credit Union

First United Church Community Ministry Society (Vancouver)

Foresters Financial

Giant Tiger

Great-West (now Canada) Life

Habitat for Humanity

Home Hardware

Honda Canada

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

Hydro One

Hydro Ottawa


Liberty Utilities



Manulife Financial


Meridian Credit Union

Modern Niagara

National Housing Compliance

Olympus Canada


Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities

Princess Auto

Richardson Wealth


Securian Canada

Shell Canada

Starbucks Canada

SunLife Financial

Takeda Canada

The International Group (IGI)

The Minto Group

The NorthWest Company

University of Toronto Press

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)


Warner Bros.

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