Consulting Services by Jane McCutcheon

Let fresh eyes examine critical aspects of your business operation. With experience in making decisions, thinking through alternatives, and weighing the pros and cons, Jane offers a realm of consulting services that will re-energize your staff and your operation. Place your trust in someone who can make a lasting positive difference.

No Buzz Words

No buzz words – just the expertise of an internationally recognized camp director & administrator, author, motivational speaker, advisor, problem solver, teacher, and entrepreneur.

Testimonials

“Jane will have considered every aspect of your area of responsibility and will help you make certain nothing is forgotten.”

“She proved to be the most organized, the most creative and the best motivator I know.”

“She has an ability to focus, create and implement that most of us can only imagine possessing.”

“A demonstrated leader, mentor, visionary, musician, diplomat and memory-maker.”

Skill Set

  • Motivational Keynote Speaker
  • Strategic Planner / Facilitator
  • Staff Trainer
  • Financial Planner
  • Performance Evaluator
  • Creativity Workshop Leader


Credentials

Jane McCutcheon

President, Think Muskoka Consulting Services

Education

  • M.B.A., The Ivey School of Business, Western University, London, Ontario (1979)
  • B.Sc., Western University, London, Ontario (1975)
  • Canadian Investment Manager certification (2007)
  • Included in Canadian Publication “Women in the Lead” (A National Directory of Canadian women whose professional expertise and experience identify them as ‘adding value’ to the corporate world)

Professional Experience

  • Investment Advisor, Worldsource Securities Inc. (2004 – 2007)
  • Partner, TNT, The Network Team Consulting Company (1995 – 2002)
  • Camp Tawingo and The Tawingo Outdoor Centre (1972 – 2002): Counsellor, Section Director, Waterfront Director, Coordinator of Leadership Development, Director of Extended Wilderness Canoe Tripping Program, Program Co‑ordinator, Food Service Director, Music Director, Camp Director, Co-Owner
  • Co-Founder (1996) of Tawingo College Independent Day School, JK – Grade 8
  • Certified Camp Director of The American Camp Association (1992)

Two Big Claims to Fame

Chair, KUMBAYAH 1994, The Third International Camping Congress
(four years in the making… for a four day event!)

Entrepreneur of The Year for the Province of Ontario, 1997
(Ernst & Young)

Board History

  • President, Canadian Camping Association (1992 – 1994)
  • President, Ontario Camping Association (1987 – 1989)
  • International Camping Fellowship (1994 – 2003)
  • Current Treasurer, Canadian Camping Association
  • Currently the only International Board Member of US-based CODA (Camp Directors and Operators Association)

North American Leadership

  • Consulting clients include: The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, Girl Guides of Canada (Ontario Council), Ryerson University, Arrowhead Camp, Camp Chief Hector, Glen Bernard Camp, Camp Wenonah, Camp Couchiching, Sandhill Nursery, FITT Gym, Massage Works, Garden Market Burk’s Falls, Inc.
  • Workshop leader, facilitator and speaker for every Provincial Camping Association in Canada and 22 national conferences for The American Camp Association
  • Presenter in The United States to Girl Scouts of The U.S., 4-H Conferences, National Parks and Recreation Association, National Recreation Laboratories Workshops, YMCA

Global Leadership

  • Japan: Workshops for YMCA, YWCA, National Camping Association of Japan, Kansaitelevision Youth Program, Keynote speaker for Japan National Outdoor Education Symposium
  • The former Soviet Union: Workshops for 800 Soviet Camp Directors
  • Russia: Facilitator with Camping officials in Moscow & St. Petersburg to assist in the formation of Regional and National Camping Associations
  • Australia: Workshop & seminar leader for The Camping Association of Victoria, The South Australian Camping Association, The Department of Tourism and Sport & Racing for Queensland, The Camping Association of Tasmania
  • Belgium: Speaker at Counsellor Conference for 850 counsellors involved in "Jeunesse et Sante"
  • Venezuela: Presenter at Venezuelan Camping Association Annual Conference
  • Greece: International Conference leader

Awards

  • Honorary Life Member of The Ontario Camping Association
  • Dorothy Walter Award of Excellence, The Ontario Camping Association
  • New Brunswick Camping Association Award of Service
  • Appreciation Award from The American Camp Association
  • First recipient of the Ontario Camping Association’s “International Development Award”
  • First recipient of the Canadian Camping Association’s “Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award”
  • Fellow, The Society of Camp Directors

Publications

Developed the Camp Tawingo Publications series of books, cassette tapes, & CDs (130,000 copies sold worldwide)

Co-Author of:

MORE CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS CLOUDS ON THE CLOTHESLINE LEAD ON... COUNSELLOR
SINGING FUN... AND GAMES HIGH ABOVE THE THUNDERCLOUD SPREAD A LITTLE SUNSHINE

Pianist for SPREAD A LITTLE SUNSHINE cassette tape of original songs & for CAMP TAWINGO SINGS 40th Reunion CD.


Contact Jane for tailor-made service descriptions and fees

THINK MUSKOKA Inc.

A federally incorporated business operating from our 1922 farmhouse located south and west of the town of Huntsville in the municipality of Muskoka (so that’s where the name comes from!)

1811 Aspdin Road
Utterson ON  P0B 1M0
Phone: 705-789-8611
Fax: 705-788-7081
Email: jane@thinkmuskoka.ca

Member: The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.