Craig Kennedy’s mission is to develop and support leaders in community-based organizations.
As Vice President and Partner, Craig co-manages the firm’s executive search practice and develops and implements coaching, training and human resource consulting services to advance the firm’s mission to grow and develop leaders in their communities.
Craig has over 25 years of leadership and human resources experience. His background as an Executive Director in the post-secondary education sector has provided him with a unique understanding of multi-generational workplaces as well as the ability to foster diverse and inclusive learning and working environments. He is known as a strategic thinker and consensus builder.
He has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, change management, training and development, and benefits.
Craig has worked as an executive and leadership coach. He has coached small business owners and solopreneurs, managers, and executives in industries as diverse as health care, technology, not-for-profit, government, professional services, and postsecondary education. In 2013, he was awarded the National Award of Distinction by the Association of Managers in Canadian College and University Student Centres.
Craig is an accomplished speaker and trainer, specializing in team dynamics, workflow management and effective interpersonal communications. He is an adept facilitator of large stakeholder gatherings, utilizing methodologies such as Open Space Technology and World Cafe. He has been featured in national publications such as Reader’s Digest and Chatelaine Magazine and appeared on local and national radio talk shows. Craig is a graduate of the University of King’s College in Halifax (BA) and resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia with his wife Donna. They both spend as much time as possible at their cottage in the Annapolis Valley, enjoying kayaking, swimming, and biking.