Strategies for change

What people are saying

“I have worked with Alex on several workplace mental health initiatives. She has the innate ability to absorb and synthesize a large quantity of research and use it to generate high quality, creative educational content related to mental health, resilience, mindfulness, and well-being, to name a few. I can attest first-hand to the care and attention Alex gives to all her work—she consistently delivers high-quality products and additional strategic insights that add immense value to the end result.

Jordan Friesen, Principal Consultant, Mindset Mental Health Strategy

I worked with Alex at Outreach Communications for 3 years on complex, global issues in a challenging, virtual environment and Alex met the challenge…With a solid background from local to the global, across multiple issues from food systems to human rights, and on behalf of diverse stakeholders from philanthropy to the public sector, Alex brings her vast experience and expertise to a wide range of communications challenges that will ‘translate visions and change minds’.

Ruth Richardson, Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

“Working with Alex on our website initiative was a pleasure. She worked with departments and groups across our organization to bring our vision, mission – and the work we do every day – to life. Ours is a complex environment to understand and capture in words, and Alex demonstrated a steep learning curve. Balancing priorities and building relationships and buy-in for this project was key to its’ success. Alex not only delivered words, she also worked towards building a culture of understanding where patient and public education meets good marketing and communications practice.”

Pamela Catton, MD MHPE FRCPC, Director, Oncology Education, Medical Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, Butterfield/Drew Chair in Breast Cancer Survivorship, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

“Alex Kollo is one of the most thoughtful, thorough and imaginative consultants we’ve ever engaged. With her help, the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group has raised our profile, been mentioned in the media, and had a strategic and all-encompassing media and outreach strategy developed. Working with Alex is a gift.”

Karen Charnow Lior, Executive Director, Toronto Workforce Innovation Group

“Alex has a complete understanding of what makes good communications. She is creative while being attentive to details and deadlines; she is thoughtful as a writer and editor with a clear prose style … she will surprise you with value-added you did not anticipate. I recommend her unreservedly.”

Kevin Marsh, Manager, Communications and Issues Management, Ontario Human Rights Commission

“Having no previous integrated communications messaging in place, Alex balanced both the project goals and the requirements of multiple stakeholders. Her ability to think strategically meant she didn’t just deliver words and messaging – Alex also ensured that the project legacy was sustainable over time.”

Colleen Young, Writer/Editor, Content Lead on Princess Margaret web initiative

“As a project manager Alex excels; she makes strong plans and guides a project while keeping an eye on possibilities for improvement to process and approach.”

Kevin Marsh, Manager, Communications and Issues Management, Ontario Human Rights Commission

“Alex joined me to form the content development team for a very large, complex web project involving numerous departments and stakeholders. Our extremely aggressive project timeline required someone with Alex’s competencies – not only writing well but also managing the priorities of the project and content contributors, developing departmental messaging to align with newly minted organizational structure, vision and mission.”

Colleen Young, Writer/Editor, Content Lead on Princess Margaret web initiative