There is a circle at the heart of every community and project. The 'Roundtable' name is a recognition of this powerful vehicle used in Indigenous societies and boardrooms alike. Round tables promote respectful dialogue, where each participant is heard and has an opportunity to contribute an essential component of the solution.
At Roundtable, we operate with a clear mandate and appreciation of your project objectives and what all of the participants have to offer. We're experienced facilitators and draw value from all that comes to the surface when people feel empowered to speak, share and leave it all on the table! This approach is what drives our processes and creates space for everyone to connect and contribute as they make change together.
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My name is Sebastian. I'm a visitor to the coast, with French Canadian, Spanish and Irish ancestry. I am grateful to be living with my family on Coast Salish territory on Salt Spring Island, BC. I have worked with organizations and Indigenous communities across BC, Alberta and the North West Territories.
After over a decade building a career in management consulting, I created Roundtable Consulting to spearhead work that reflects my commitment to healthy workplaces, effective organizational management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. I approach each project with openness and a commitment to quality, bringing experience gained working in various sectors including:
My academic background is in law. Initially seeking a career in the public service, I developed as a consultant serving mostly government and non-profit sector clients. Tackling challenging projects in different industries has given me insight into why teams succeed, and an appreciation for meaningful engagement and good project governance.
In addition to my experience in the field, I have continued learning through specialized training in evaluation, process re-engineering, facilitation and project management. I am also a certified mentor in community-based participatory research through UNESCO's Knowledge for Change (K4C) Mentors Program.
I am fortunate to work with talented subject matter experts including Elders, graphic artists, and other consultants to deliver outstanding value to our clients.
Roundtable will always adopt a principled, collaborative approach and deliver what’s important to you. We approach each project as a unique opportunity to create positive and lasting results. We're driven to get the job done and bring out the best in people.
If you're looking for someone to manage an important project, facilitate a pivotal meeting or develop a polished document, I'm available and would be thrilled to learn about it.
Roundtable is honoured to work with respected Elders, accomplished consultants, dynamic youth, talented graphic designers and trusted consulting firms.
Justin Kim, Intern, Vancouver Island University