About Impact

Sean Bickerton

I believe all organizations are comprised of one thing and one thing only — relationships. And that is where I begin all of my work, building relationship and creating space where deeper conversations and connection can take place.

The reason I strated Impact Strategic Planning was to help non-profits understand their place in a rapidly changing world, address challenges, and forge a shared vision for a more vibrant future.

Glenn Sutherland, Chair of Vancouver Pro Musica's Board of Directors, wrote: "From our initial inquiry through to the development of the final plan, Sean was enthusiastic, creative, and understanding of our organization’s needs and opportunities."

Alten Wilmot, Artistic & Executive Director of Unwrap Theatre, wrote: "Sean’s passion for the arts and knowledge of how arts organizations can be structured more effectively is not only clear, but contagious. He helped us identify and return to the heart of what we are doing - our cause."

Sean has been involved in developing comprehensive Strategic Planning processes for arts organizations for more than a decade. Recent clients include the Kawartha Gallery in Lindsay, ON; Unwrap Theatre in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON; The Works Art & Design Festival in Edmonton, AB; and Vancouver Pro Musica in Vancouver, BC. He has also helped develop transformative strategic plans for the Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver Recital Society, the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, and CMC BC.

Sean is BC Director of the Canadian Music Centre, a Sessional Instructor at Capilano University's School of Performing Arts, and Past Chair of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture. He is grateful to work on unceded Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver, BC, where he lives with his husband, Tom. His pronouns are he/him/his.

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