Peter O'Brien

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Testimonials

“Thank you, thank you, thank you … you are amazing … I am so pleased we found you! … I am going to leave something in my will to the person who connected you and I!” (2019) – Carol Finlay, Founder, Book Clubs for Inmates

“Book Clubs for Inmates is doing important work for incarcerated women and men in Canada’s penitentiaries. It runs 36 book clubs, offers a child/inmate reading programme (ChIRP), and funds university education for academically able inmates. I heartily support the work of BCFI and I encourage you to do so as well.” (2019) – Margaret Atwood [while I was working as Executive Director of Book Clubs for Inmates]

“I would like to thank Peter O’Brien, my guide throughout this writing process. Peter helped me tiptoe into the writing, coached me through the journey, challenged my ideas, and helped me craft the words and arc of how best to express the message. I am blessed for his experience, his intelligence, and his commitment to always learning. The book and I are better because of him.” (2019) – Melinda Harrison, author of Personal Next: What We Can Learn From Elite Athletes About Creating New Success [publication date: 21 April 2020]

“Congratulations to you! … Excellent engagement. Thanks and well done. … This is fantastic! So well done and I love the attention to details.” (2016) – Anne-Marie Kee, Executive Director, Canadian Accredited Independent Schools

“It has been a great pleasure working with you – on major gifts, the Annual Campaign, and special events – over the past year and a half. A real privilege, the best time in all my years of working.” (2015) – Linda Abramsohn, The Leo Baeck Day School

“Thanks so much for your work on OCAD University development material over the past year, including our proposals and stewardship documents for some of our top donors and prospects. I always appreciate your focused crafting of the perfect word and the right image!” (2012) – Rose Anne McCants, Director of Development, OCAD University

“Arbopals connects international tree planting activities with internet-based activities for kids. I think the site is a great way to encourage young people around the world to get involved with important environmental activities.” (2009) – Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council

“I want to thank you for the superb support provided on all counts under intense time pressure.” (2004) – Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal, McGill University

“Great work. Your communications expertise – writing, editing and design talents, and your work with staff and consultants – has really helped improve and revitalize Argyle.” (2012) – Matthew Bassett, Bassett Media Group

“The work you did on our proposal – a major initiative for Goodwill – was terrific.” (2005) – Mitzie Hunter, Vice-President of Marketing, Goodwill

“I am absolutely thrilled with ‘your’ speeches – that became ‘mine.’ I received compliments all evening long, and for days to follow. Thank you.” (2001) – Natalie Little, Head, Bishop Strachan School

“Thanks for being so responsive and professional in your work for UOIT. I particularly appreciate your ability to quickly grasp what is needed, enhance it and produce polished work by or before deadline.” (2012) – Lisa Banks, Director, Communications and Marketing, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

“The auction that you conducted last Wednesday was another ‘work of art.’ Furthermore, you have the distinction of raising more money than any other individual. Thank you sincerely for so willingly taking on the task, and for doing such a splendid job.” (2000) – Bill Welbourn, 100 Prints Committee, Open Studio

“You are awesome! How you can weave such a lovely garment with so little cloth is amazing!” (2009) – Ann Rosenfield, Executive Vice-President, Operations, Legacy Leaders

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