About Kathryn...

Strategist, Facilitator, Connector

"My mission is to support organizations and individuals
to achieve their goals."

Kathryn Dafos is a skilled professional whose career and life experiences have uniquely shaped her ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals to achieve their goals.
Kathryn’s Inner Spark

Using a practical approach, Kathryn guides you through:
 

  • Articulating your vision of success,

  • Defining your goals,

  • Identifying your strengths, potential challenges and blind spots,

  • Working to develop specific strategies,

  • Breaking processes down into a realistic action plan,

  • Developing a measurable timeline and milestones that
    demonstrate your progress.
     

Kathryn’s background in Employment Training, Public Relations,
and Strategic Partnership Development strengthen her natural ability 
to connect with people in a friendly and warm style. This, combined
with her innate sense of logic and objectivity allow her to get straight
to the facts of the matter, while recognizing the importance of
considering what people are feeling and how decisions impact them.
 

While having a plan is an important road map toward achieving 
your goals, Kathryn helps you recognize the value of agility and 
of making spontaneous decisions when they are conducive to
attaining optimal results.

Professional Experience & Accomplishments

Kathryn has more than 20 years of experience helping private, non-profit and public organizations to achieve their goals. She has worked in the financial, professional association, government, real estate, insurance and technology sectors. Every experience has given her knowledge, insights and pearls of wisdom that she carries forward to every project she undertakes. 

Kathryn’s expertise includes strategic planning and project management in…

  • Economic Development, including supporting business growth through export expansion, talent and investment attraction, as well as destination marketing. While managing a recent foreign direct investment project, Kathryn delivered business consultation services and coordinated export development training for more than 300 local and international entrepreneurs. She has also coordinated more than 150 professional development and business networking events.
     

  • Labour Force Development, promoting and delivering employment essential skills, self-employment and leadership training for the non-profit sector, and as a sub-contractor and employee of Human Resources Development Canada (now Service Canada).
     

  • Financial Literacy, working with educational, financial, insurance and government institutions, social service organizations, employers and legal service firms to increase financial literacy, with emphasis on providing financial coaching to students, low and mid-income individuals and families.
     

  • Non-Profit Entrepreneurship, supporting non-profit organizations to build their unique value propositions to diversify services and revenue toward long-term sustainability.
     

  • Business Start-Up, communications, marketing and operational infrastructure development for technology companies to help prepare for investment and future growth.

Kathryn loves her life and wants to help you love yours too!

Kathryn lives in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with her partner, Gordon
and Golden Retriever, Sunny. 






 

Clients include...
  • ​Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

  • Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island

  • Victoria Cool Aid Society

  • ASPECT (Association of Service Providers for Employability & Career Training)

  • JVS (Jewish Vocational Services)

  • AIMS Canada (Association of Internet Marketing and Sales)

  • University of Victoria, International Student Program

  • Royal Roads University, International Student Program

  • Camosun College, International Student Program

  • Greater Victoria School District 61, International Student Program

  • Sooke School District 62, International Student Program

  • Saanich School District 63, International Student Program

  • Global Village Language Centre, Victoria

  • Inlingua Victoria Language School

  • Stewart College



Professional Designations
& Certifications...
  • Public Relations,
    University of Victoria

  • Business Administration
    University of Victoria

  • Lumina Practitioner,
    Lumina Learning

  • Group Facilitation
    ICA Associates

  • Public Sector & Non-Profit
    Marketing

    Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing

2010 - present

2010 - present

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle

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