ABOUT US

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About Paragon

Paragon is the consulting arm of CivicExcellence and projects are led by Tracey Lorenson (see bio below) with an entire team working behind the scenes.
Paragon has been in business for more than 25 years, providing service to public sector clients in the areas of strategy, governance, leadership and conflict resolution. In 2019 Paragon launched "CivicExcellence" as an online portal for professional development for elected officials, management and staff.

About Tracey

Tracey brings a unique combination of legal, governance, human resources and coaching skills to the consulting projects she works on.

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Tracey Lorenson

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Awarding-winning speaker Tracey Lorenson is known for her humour and candor in helping her clients manage difficult situations. Her warm, energetic style combines her leadership experience, practical advice and real-life examples that resonate with audiences of all levels. With a keen interest in problem-solving, Tracey has developed a series of proven techniques that help organizations identify their issues and take action to improve their situation.
Tracey has worked with local governments in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years. After 6 years practicing workplace law in the public sector, Tracey was Executive VP for E-Comm, provider of 911 fire, police and ambulance services for local governments in southern BC. In her current role as the principal in the management consulting firm Paragon Strategic Services Ltd, Tracey improves her clients’ ability to perform by working with both elected and staff on areas that include conflict resolution, strategic planning and leadership training.
A sought-after lecturer, Tracey has spoken extensively on a variety of topics including leadership, strategic planning, human resources, governance, and developing regional strategies. In addition, she has lectured at UBC’s Faculty of Law, Royal Roads University, Capilano University, the Justice Institute of BC, the Local Government Leadership Academy and is a member of the faculty for BC’s Local Government Management Association’s MATI programs.
Tracey has recently founded "CivicExcellence" an online community for eLearning and connection for local government professionals.

  • Experienced local government lawyer

  • Certified corporate coach

  • Designation in governance from McMaster University

  • Experienced local government lawyer

  • Certified corporate coach

  • Designation in governance from McMaster University

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Paragon Strategic Services has been providing executive advisory services to both the public and private sector for more than 25 years.
Based in British Columbia, Canada, Paragon works across Canada and the United States.

Paragon provides high quality advice and support to a select group of clients in such areas as:
- Strategic Planning and Performance;- Human Resources and Labour Relations;- Leadership Coaching and Development;- Procurement Consulting and Contract Management Advice;- Organizational Change Management;- Governance Design and Consultation;- Technology Consulting and Contract Negotiation; and- Operational Performance Reviews and Audits.
We have a select network of consulting partners that we work closely with on larger or more diverse projects.