We are Watson

We are here to help your Board succeed, so your organization can thrive. We’re experts at helping you evolve to be more diverse, aligned, strategic, and effective, so you can positively shape the future of your organization.

Watson is the most experienced Board advisory firm in Canada.

Watson is the most experienced Board advisory firm in Canada.

Since 2005, our advisors have supported hundreds of Boards across the full spectrum of sectors, organizations, and stages of evolution. In partnership with our clients, we are tailored and practical in helping recruit and select the right Directors and CEO, strengthen governance, and navigate purpose, strategy and risk in a rapidly changing world.

Our purpose is shaping a brighter future.

This is why we focus on Boards. Their decisions, and how well they make those decisions, shape the future of individuals, organizations, and communities – for better or worse. Our goal is to advance organizations that contribute positively to a better world.

Achieving Alignment 
& Engagement
Evolving Governance

Clients tell us our team is different.

With a team that is small enough to bring personal connection and large enough to offer a breadth of expertise, clients call on us again and again for support that is uniquely informed, tailored, and actionable.

A company that holds itself to a higher standard.

Watson is a Benefit Company, which means making a social contribution is embedded in how we do business. We are woman-owned, majority female, and highly diverse. Because we are independently held, we are able to be fiercely independent in our guidance. Every day, we work to improve and deliver on our values, just as we guide our clients to do.

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Finding and Supporting Your CEO

We’re always looking for the best.

Are you both passionate and compassionate? Are you uniquely talented in areas like governance, Director/CEO search, leadership and culture, strategy, or organizational effectiveness? Are you driven to do exceptional work – and also willing to pitch in, no matter the task? We might have an opportunity for you.

Elevate your Board’s impact.