Award-winning speaker Tracey Lorenson is known for her humour and candor in helping her clients manage difficult situations. Her warm, energetic style combines her leadership experience, practical advice and real-life examples that resonate with audiences of all levels. With a keen interest in problem-solving, Tracey has developed a series of proven techniques that help organizations identify their issues and take action to improve their situation.
Tracey has worked with local governments in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years. After 6 years practicing workplace law in the public sector, Tracey was Executive VP for E-Comm, provider of 911 fire, police and ambulance services for local governments in southern BC. In her current role as the principal in the management consulting firm Paragon Strategic Services Ltd, Tracey improves her clients’ ability to perform by working with both elected and staff on areas that include conflict resolution, strategic planning and leadership training. Over the past 20 years, Tracey has worked with over 150 communities and local government organizations.
A sought-after lecturer, Tracey has spoken extensively on a variety of topics including leadership, strategic planning, human resources, governance, and developing regional strategies. In addition, she has lectured at UBC’s Faculty of Law, Royal Roads University, Capilano University, the Justice Institute of BC, the Local Government Leadership Academy and is a member of the faculty for BC’s Local Government Management Association’s MATI programs.
Tracey recently founded "CivicExcellence" an online community for eLearning and connection for local government professionals.
"Tracey was full of energy and gave us lots of great information to bring back with us. Tracey is both engaging and inspirational."
"Most of the facilitators that I worked with in council planning did not come from local government, they come from the business world or somewhere else. Tracey [facilitates] much better than most that I've seen.".
"Tracey was a very clear and enthusiastic instructor. I feel like I could talk to her about this topic for hours and be fully engaged."