The Human Well or THW is a boutique management consulting practice located just outside of Toronto, Canada, addressing the needs of mid-size business in dealing with strategic changes to human capital. We provide our clients with executive and staff compensation advice and inputs on incentives, organizational hierarchy and design, key hiring decisions, shareholder or owner governance, optimizing  value on purchase or sale, helping sellers manage the staging and sale process, family or management succession, international expansion and employee engagement.

Our clients expect from us practical support based on first-hand experience and expert consulting .

Founded in 2003 THW we view a company’s most important asset as its people. Whether you own a high tech patent, lucrative gold deposit or the most efficient production process – without the right people working effectively your commercial differentiation will count for nothing.

Our job is to help you maximize the contribution from your people without fuss and without elaborate jargon. We deliver advice and implementation support based on your challenges and budget, in the most efficient, practical manner possible. Whether you just need to bounce an idea of someone who has probabaly done what you are about to do before, or need real help with a project or just a good old second opinion, or an ongoing coach we can meet that requirement.

It’s tough being a boss. Everyone you meet has a personal agenda or vested interest and so where do you find objectivity. No one knows your job as well as you but maybe with our background we can help you get to a solution faster avoiding “trial and error” and limiting risk.

We have extensive experience working both inside global organizations and for large consulting practices; we harness that background and distill the experience into approaches and techniques that help overcome people challenges quickly and economically.

A typical THW client could be very large or quite small depending on the nature of the challenge; a one man business seeking advice on how to add a partner or a global corporation seeking advice on managing expatriates. Mandates come from Boards seeking assistance with internal governance, business owners wishing to add value and HR leaders wanting to add temporary expertise to their teams.

We collaborate; do not expect our deliverable to be a packaged solution. Your challenges are unique and so must the response to them be. We work with clients (and their other advisers) to maintain their competitive differentiation within their budget and time frame.

We are loyal; through thick and thin. We have clients that struggled in the great recession. We worked for nothing or for stock. Great clients will be great again and friends are forever. We provide preferential rates for charitable organizations and we work pro bono with our contacts seeking new careers.

We are practical; whiteboards beat trees. Solutions are more important than reports. First and foremost clients want challenges overcome; they rarely want to read about them. We are not satisfied until recommendations are implemented. The THW model was designed to have low overhead to be able to deliver results flexibly and nimbly.  We have never had a bad debt, we do not have NDAs or IP agreements (but are happy to sign those presented by our clients) and proposals double as work orders. Simple and effective.

Most importantly our goal is to help our clients engage their people, align the interests of staff, management and shareholders to set their business apart. Packaged solutions work if they are right for a client’s problem but unlike our larger competitors we think you deserve first, a solution that is right for you – not one that suits us.

THW matches your project to practitioners with the required skills and whose backgrounds contribute to the tailored solutions for which our larger competitors are less adept at and our smaller ones just don’t have the experience. . You can depend upon us for cost effective and practical recommendations. Don’t believe it? Check out our client list and take a look at our blogs to learn about our approach and values.


Website pages with this heading typically set out a clear and without ambiguity description of the services provided by the vendor defined by their expertise and experience. Unfortunately the world of our clients is not like that – they live in a world full of conflicting priorities, hidden causes and multi-faceted solutions. We love ambiguity and regularly assist clients with clarity or balanced solutions that appropriately weigh risk and return.

Our backgrounds are with global organizations undertaking complex projects things and we aim to bring that experience to our clients to accelerate their goals and overcome the barriers to achieving them. You can depend upon us for a cost effective and practical recommendation.