Here are a few comments from clients about Brian's service.
"Brian Babcock has the ability to identify situations, grasp the impact of opportunities and problems and assess the impact of these on an organization. He sees subtleties that can impact changes and provides helpful and often critical recommendations for action. This was especially important to our Board . . ."
James (Jim) F. Ryan
Form: Chair, CFAV (Centre for Advanced Visualization)
Sr. Vice President, Canadian Tire Corp.
Sr. Director, Petro-Canada Products
Currently: President and Director, Niagara Regional Broadband Network Inc.
Director, Pioneer Energy
"Brian is a valuable thought partner for me at Canadian Tire Financial Services. He operates with complete integrity. He brings wisdom to challenging situations and does so in a values-based fashion. We have also used brian to speak to a large number of our team members to challenge their thinking and stimulate dialogue."
Former Vice President, Business Development
Canadian Tire Financial Services
"Having had the opportunity to work closely with Brian for over 20 years, I consider him a friend, confidante and mentor. A true visionary with tremendous business acumen, Brian has a knack for cutting to the heart of an issue and subsequently developing a strategic plan that truly makes an impact. Brian possesses an innate ability to ask the right questions and then develop the reality-based solutions that generate results. In business this can mean the difference between success and failure. Indeed, any person or company that establishes a working relationship with Brian Babcock can most certainly expect to reap a great many benefits from the association."
Founder, Owner, Switzer-Carty Transportation Inc.
"It has been
my experience in life that one of the keys to success is having trusted
advisors - people who can be relied upon to provide thoughtful, practical
guidance when it is most needed. Brian Babcock falls into that category.
Over the years,
I built a small, prosperous family company. However, I found myself
facing a range of challenges that were causing growing concern and felt
the need for some wise outside counsel. Brian was recommended to me
by a friend and I engaged his services in 2000.
I have found his
advice to be well-reasoned, carefully-researched, and, perhaps most
important from my perspective, sensitive to the unique problems that
arise within a family company. He is the type of advisor who takes the
time to fully understand the needs of an organization and who makes
a deep personal commitment to arriving at solutions that are satisfactory
to all concerned. In short, he cares.
He has tremendous
personal integrity and can be counted on to always express an honest
viewpoint. And he doesn't rest until he has helped a client achieve
the desired results.
or owner/manager would benefit greatly from his experience and guidance.
I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Gordon Pape Enterprises Ltd.
engaged Brian as a consultant to help us sell our 30 year old family
business...We feel that without Brian's specific expertise...we may
not have concluded the sale.
Our law and accounting
firms ... understood the technicalities but it was Brian who advised
on the nuances that eventually completed the sale. We highly recommend
his services and value his friendship."
On August 8, 2009 the Ontario/Atlantic team of the Furniture, Appliances and Bedding division of Cantrex held its regional convention, in conjunction with the 2009 Toronto Furniture & Gift Show sponsored by the Canadian Home Furnishings Association (CHFA) and Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA).
The formal portion of the convention concluded with an interactive, provocative and thought-provoking talk by Brian Babcock of Babcock Business Strategies entitled “What Keeps You Awake at Night — Ideas for Conquering Today’s Market.”
Excerpt from Cantrex Newsletter
"I refer to
Brian as the eminence gris of the school bus industry ... as well, he
has given generously of his time to make sure that every Politician
and Senior Bureaucrat at Queen's Park understand what we all mean by
the phrase - safe, secure, reliable and on time student transportation.
Babcock Coach Lines
of Beamsville has amassed local, provincial and national recognition
and awards. It has been described as one of the best privately operated
family businesses in Canada. The credit goes to Brian Babcock and the
leadership he has so freely given to our industry.
Brian has left our
industry with a tremendous legacy to us to carry on and build upon."
Ontario School Bus Association
"I have known
Brian Babcock for over thirty years and I have always perceived him
as a born leader. Not only had Brian taken his own Company, Babcock
Bus Lines to a new level of achievement, he has set the standard for
others to follow. Suffice it to say Brian has a record of achievement
that will likely never be broken, at least in my lifetime. I only have
total admiration and respect for Brian, as a coach and mentor, on both
a professional and personal level.
for Life" approach to strategic management has had tremendous impact
and rewards for our Company now and for well into the future."
Senior Vice President
Laidlaw Transit Ltd.