Janet Rhymes, originally from Sydney, Cape Breton, is an outcome-oriented facilitator with twenty years of diverse consulting experience in Nova Scotia, throughout Atlantic Canada and nationally. A committed community development practitioner, Janet starts from a place of respect for those with whom she works. She is a skilled strategist, with experience designing and facilitating meetings, strategic planning and training. She has expertise in diversity, inclusion and cultural competence, and also excels in research, policy analysis and evaluation.
Constructing and hosting in-person and virtual meetings with results in mind. Certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods.
Facilitating processes to help groups visualize where they want to go and plan how to get there.
Public and stakeholder engagement:
Creating and leading processes that engage people in sharing diverse perspectives on meaningful questions.
Through See Meaning, creating storyboards that capture insights shared at meetings and events.
Diversity and Inclusion
Lead participatory learning and change workshops in cultural competence, diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias and gender, using adult education practices.
Designing logic models and frameworks and completing program and project evaluation.
If you’re looking for a facilitator who will bring out the best in your group, then look no further. Janet Rhymes is a gifted facilitator who enables diverse groups to discover their common ground, creativity, and potential. Her knowledge and experience in multiple sectors is truly an asset.
Stacey Lewis - Tui’kn Partnership and Ann Terry Project
In my role as a senior public servant, I have had the good fortune of being one of Janet's clients on more than one occasion. My experience with her work has been overwhelmingly positive. She possess an exceptional work ethic, is willing to adjust to my changing demands on the run and she produces pertinent results in a timely manner. Janet's greatest skill, however, is her ability to create a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment, that allows her audiences to open up and provide valuable information and insights.
Brian Gilbert - Special Advisor to Deputy to the Premier Public Service Renewal Initiative and Former Acting Deputy Minister, Department of Natural Resources Province of Nova Scotia
For the past 20 years, I have contracted with Janet Rhymes because she’s exceptional at her craft. She has planned and facilitated engagements of every size from kitchen table meetings to complex symposiums in a way that appears effortless and where everyone feels understood, engaged and respected. She is an exceptional facilitator, planner, diversity and inclusion consultant and engagement specialist. She has the innate ability bring people together so that they can create a path forward.