Guilherme Dias, Director, Strategic Talent Management, Pitney Bowes Canada
“Jonathan is very effective in creating strategic alignment and enabling organizations to find clarity of purpose and mission. He has made a strong impact within our Technology division by facilitating and coaching the team in their transition to being solutions providers. At a second Business Unit he successfully led a process to create team alignment and higher levels of performance and engagement. We have received great feedback from participants. He provides insightful counsel and is a phenomenal contact on which to bounce off ideas. His life experiences, programs, models, values and leadership, position him to add strategic value to an organization. Jonathan is truly committed to the success of his clients and is a joy to work with.”
Adrian Davis, President, Whetstone Inc
“I consider Jonathan to be among the very best consultants I have worked with. He has an exceptional mind. He is a strategic thinker, he is able to process multiple data sets simultaneously and he is incredibly insightful when it comes to understanding people's experiences.
We recently worked together on a complex project. Jonathan had a clear grasp of the issues and was very creative in helping me structure an approach that would resolve root causes. As a result, we achieved significant breakthroughs. I have no hesitation recommending Jonathan to any leader who wants to improve his or her strategy and team dynamics.”
Keller Strother, Chairman, Evidence Based Associates
“We achieved a big breakthrough with Ennova and their partner, Soul Systems. They helped us discover the drivers in our business model that are key to our ability to value-disrupt the Juvenile Justice System in the US. With this deep how-we-differentiate insight in hand we moved quickly to resolve the big barriers that were slowing our progress. What amazed us is the incredible speed at which this work progressed. What we normally would expect to take weeks, or months, to uncover and assess, they were able to accomplish in days.”
Robert Walesa, GM, Unitron Hearing Canada
“An introduction to Jonathan as a guest advisor to one of our team building events was one of the most fortunate for Unitron Canada. This is due to the valuable contributions he made during those meetings but more importantly the contributions that have transpired since.
His life experiences and approach inspired me to the point where I had to ask him to be my professional coach and strategic advisor. In this role, he has helped me identify tangible opportunities for becoming a better leader and more importantly helping me prioritize key leadership attributes for my specific role and responsibilities. His style and background are very conducive to building rapport very quickly which made his involvement in strategic discussion with my team very immediate.
In addition to the above, Jonathan was a very big part of a key customer event this year. His keynote addresses helped make this event one of the highest rated by our customers. Many of our customers were taken away by his background and commented on his ability to provide pragmatic and very usable approaches to help their business strategies.
If you are open to fresh perspectives and tangible ideas to change your business or improve your leadership I would sincerely challenge you to use Soul Systems...we have not regretted our journey...only benefited.”
Steve Martin, President & CEO, Automated Logic Ontario
“In 2010-2011 we hired Jonathan Wilson of Soul Systems to run a high-level strategy process with our management team. The core of the process was identifying our company’s “soul” - the key drivers that make our business most successful. After this we worked out how to apply these insights most effectively.
Precisely defining our soul has, firstly, given us great clarity on what opportunities and prospects are suitable for us to pursue. As the team’s leader I have found this very helpful. We now have a great filter that allows us to focus our resources very efficiently. Secondly, it has given our team a clear understanding of what we do best and a common language to describe it. This has significantly improved focus and alignment.
In addition to his ability to distill key insights out of complex organizational realities, Jonathan excels at understanding people dynamics. This enabled the resolution of difficult interpersonal conflicts that had existed between some team members.”