About Tracey

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.

Most recently Tracey has partnered with CAMA and BC’s LGMA to develop and deliver an ongoing series of more than 25 different web trainings for local government professionals nationwide.

Tracey Lorenson



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.