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We help boards lead, inspire and improve their impact

With over 20 years in the consulting business, we know what issues hold organizations back –
and how to overcome them

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Non-Profit Board Training

Join us June 22 & 23 at the first BETTER BOARDS! LIVE training experience in Halifax. Ideal for non-profit directors and senior leaders, BETTER BOARDS! helps you focus on what matters, simplify board work, and achieve a greater impact. 
Click below to view our exciting agenda, meet your coaches, and join our waitlist for a chance to win a free toolkit of tools, templates and workflows.

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Our Services

Helping Boards and Companies Thrive

Cosgrove&Co. solves each client’s issues by providing a comprehensive approach backed by our team of experienced professionals. Our process fosters collaboration and innovation to ensure we not only understand the core needs of clients, but also help them develop successfully. Read more about our services below.

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Board Governance

Corporate Governance & Board Effectiveness

Strong boards know that the journey to good governance is never-ending.

Our process helps manage sensitive topics and improve effectiveness in board operations, oversight, risk and accountability.

For non-profits, that means achieving greater and more sustainable impact in ways that matter. 

Leadership Performance

Executive Director & CEO Performance Review

Even the best leaders have room to improve.

Supporting strong executive performance begins with a solid and tranaprent process to engage stakeholders, collect objective data, and prioritize feedback.

We have a range of strategies to use in a situations, and can advise boards on how best to approach sensitive performance discussions.

Profitable Growth & Impact

Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Financial Analysis

There are often an infinite number of choices facing leaders.

Data-driven insights and rigorous analysis helps our clients understand where they are today, where they want to go in future -- and most importantly, decide how they will get there.

We don't have a crystal ball, but we can help you achieve growth and profitability in future.

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Our Clients

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Government & Non-Profit Organizations

Achieve Strategic Outcomes & Do Great Work... Better

Government departments, non-profit organizations and registered charities  often find themselves trying to do more, with less than ideal funding and high expectations. We help you manage public policy and stakeholder objectives, streamline operations, and improve overall impact.

We also work with publicly funded organizations facing a governance or financial crisis to assess the situation and identify a better course of action.

And for those that are in a good place and want to achieve the next level of strong performance? We can help them too.

  • Governance Review

  • Board Development & Board Training

  • CEO Performance Review

  • Program Review / Program Evaluation

  • Organizational Effectiveness

  • Crisis Navigation

  • Financial & Performance Improvement

  • Stakeholder Engagemnt

  • Operating Model Re-Design

  • Leadership Support


Private Enterprise

Grow and Compete for Long-Term Success

Often times our clients have everything they need to succeed, they just require the right insights and confidence to make a strategic jump.

We help private companies and other for-profit enterprises to grow, improve their resiliency, and increase their competitiveness.

  • Crisis management & business continuity

  • COVID-19 preparedness

  • Business Planning

  • Business Case Development

  • Corporate Strategy

  • Competitive analysis

  • Market analysis & segmentation

  • Customer analysis & segmentation 

  • Account planning 

  • Meeting design & facilitation

  • Decision-Support & Prioritization

  • Feasibility Studies

We also understand the unique challenges of family-owned enterprise, including succession, shareholder relations and long-term planning.


Professional Services
& Law Firms

Improve top line growth & profitability

Today's era of business model disruption is potentially impacting professional services and legal firms more than other sectors.

We understand the need (and challenges) of digitalizing advisory services, improving profit margins, and increasing partner engagement.

We offer deep experience in the business of delivering advisory services, and understand the unique organizational needs of partnership-oriented organizations. We help professional services and law firms to improve their own unique management and governance models and address challenges related to:

  • Practice Profitability

  • Client Service Excellence

  • Practice Profitability & Performance

  • Leadership Succession & Transition Matters

  • Partner Affairs & Partnership Growth

  • Board of Director & Firm Governance Matters 

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Office Hours

Not sure where to start?
Do you really need a consultant?

Drop in to our office hours to discuss a business need, potential project or ask any question. 

Weekly on Fridays 3 to 5 pm Atlantic

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Contact Us

We can't wait to work with you. Contact us for more information, or to discuss a business issue concerning you.

2526 Agricola Street, Suite 6
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4C5

+1 416 220 9541

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