“Steve Duck has been instrumental in building the structure and operations of the Sandown Centre, which is the expertise he offers through the TIDES Group. That’s what he does—he empowers organizations to grow and thrive. Steve is incredibly resourceful, and can organize a theatre production as well as he can facilitate a board meeting— and he knows everyone!”
He previously ran bicycle tours in Italy for ten years, so he brings an on-the-ground appreciation for the value rich agritourism can bring to a region.”
~ Jen Rashleigh, Director of Community Programs & Engagement, Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture
“Over the past two years and moving forward, TIDES Group assists Cascadia Seaweed as it continues to scale its business. The work included day-to-day financial management, office administration and human resource functions. With new full-time team members taking on these roles, the work of TIDES evolves to manage funding opportunities for staffing and projects.
The ability to take on diverse tasks and source support systems has been integral in the continuity of the company’s office routine while operations and products grow.”
~ Mike Williamson, CEO, Cascadia Seaweed Corp.
“We have had the pleasure of working with Steve and the team at TIDES Group for many years now. They are our trusted partners and close advisors who manage our active holiday operations throughout Vancouver Island. Steve’s meticulous attention to detail, his intimate knowledge of the area, his many strong connections, and his service experience have been significant in the development and growth our multi-day hiking and cycling itineraries.
Our clients are sophisticated, discerning travellers who have high expectations; we know that Steve is committed to exceeding these and clients consistently recognize his role as being pivotal in the success of their adventure. We have found Steve to be extremely well-organized, well-prepared, adept at solving problems, calm, friendly and courteous.
From the pre-tour planning stages, to the personalized meet and greet of each client and their daily logistical requirements, to the conclusion of each tour, expense reporting, invoicing and feedback follow through, we are extremely pleased with service of TIDES Group.”
~ David Hales, Operations Manager, Freewheeling Adventures.
“Steve Duck and TIDES Group have been instrumental in bringing our plan for community radio to fruition. Steve’s organizational skills combined his keen sense of strategy has allowed us to grow and thrive. TIDES Group have been particularly valuable in helping us deliver a communications strategy. Their wise council is second to none.
Most importantly Steve is very approachable, listens attentively and brings a pragmatic style to our business relationship. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in business.”
~ Bill Collins, President Sidney Arts and Media Society, Operator of Radio Sidney
“I have worked with Steve Duck of TIDES Group throughout 20 years of business practices. We have worked on business growth and change management projects; he has facilitated and organized meetings, and led individuals and groups through strategic planning processes.
TIDES collects data, collaborates with key stakeholders, and most importantly asks the right and difficult questions for successful outcomes. Steve’s keen eye to details and his ability to network and actively engage all stakeholders – authentically – is one of his greatest assets as a leader.”
~ Laura Vizina, Director, Division of Continuing Education, University of Victoria
“TIDES Group with Steve Duck at the helm has over the years been a great help to us at Sidney Waterfront Inn and Suites.
As the meeting facilitator, TIDES assisted the Sidney Hotel Group and the Sidney Traffic Improvement Group manage tourism issues challenging hotels and businesses in providing awareness and access to Sidney.
TIDES helped organize our 50th anniversary with a contest and escorted two very grateful winners out on a two day journey of farm & wine tour on the Peninsula. TIDES continues to develop Sidney as a destination.
Steve keeps us up to date on local municipal affairs and offers well thought out advise on current local political matters. We enjoy working with Steve’s positive and cheerful attitude.”
~ Denis Paquette and Roselyn McDermid, Owner Group, Sidney Waterfront Inn and Suites
“I have had the pleasure of working with Steve and TIDES in different capacities over the past decade, Steve can adapt to different roles and timelines and has the ability to engage everyone involved including participants, volunteers, government officials, sponsors and the general public. His attention to detail is exemplary and is able to run with a plan or create the plan.”
~ Cathy Noel, General Manager, GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
“I have had the pleasure of working with TIDES and Steve on various theatre projects as both a teammate and assistant. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge that can only come from the years of experience he has gained from working as an event planner and business manager. His passion is dedicated 100% to every project he has ahead of him and his tireless efforts have always exceeded expectations. It is always an honour to work alongside someone who gives their all and who will always make time to complete a task; no matter how big or small.
Steve’s ability to remain focused and to diffuse difficult situations set a precedent that is unparalleled in his industry. I would recommend his services time and again to any organization who needs a team leader, master fundraiser or business developer. “
~ Chantal Davis, That Planted Life, Victoria, BC
“We have used Steve Duck as a moderator and facilitator for several large meetings. He is a knowledgeable and dynamic meeting manager, who quickly gains the confidence and support of participants. Steve keeps our meetings moving forward with focus, clarity, authority and good humour.
Steve is able to fully engage all participants, and has led our organization through complex decision-making to achieve good outcomes. I highly recommend Steve; he is the consummate professional, highly skilled in building rapport in meetings and extremely knowledgeable about meeting management.”
~ Susan Addario, Registrar, College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia
“Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with Steve in several different capacities. I first met Steve when I was working at the YMCA-YWCA of Greater Victoria. At the time Steve was a volunteer, it was evident that Steve was capable, dedicated and his belief in community was strong.
Years later, Steve ran for Mayor of Sidney, BC. When I learned of his nomination, I immediately offered my help and support. Steve is someone who understands the components that are necessary to create a thriving community. I volunteered as Steve’s financial advisor and managed all of his campaign accounting. Although we weren’t successful in making Steve mayor, Steve was successful in creating a dynamic campaign team. The campaign team was a true reflection of Steve’s personal qualities, the campaign team was passionate, knowledgeable, hard-working, enthusiastic and creative.
I enjoy collaborating with Steve, he is insightful, a great listener and open to suggestions and considering new ideas. I look forward to my next opportunity to work with Steve! “
~ Melissa McHenry, Business Consultant, Victoria, BC