Welcome to ORCHANGO *
* Pronounced [awr-cheyn-goh]
We are a Canadian-based management consulting and learning agency established in 2002. Our specialty is change management when change is fast-pace, constant, overlapping and disruptive — in other words, today’s change. We build the change capabilities of public and private sector clients while helping them win in an increasingly digital world.
When I participated in the STEP UP!™ game at the TICO Board of Directors retreat, I knew this would be something that my team could benefit from. […] The game is so effective as a starting point because people’s minds are open. It’s a theoretical company and there is no reason to get defensive or prickly about questions around the existing situation and change. It was very effective, as expected. You have a very disarming way of communicating while getting a very powerful message across. It’s excellent! I look forward to us really diving into our change problem.
— Richard Vanderlubbe, Founding CEO, tripcentral.ca and Corporate Director, TICO
We selected ORCHANGO because of their unique approach to change management. The hands-on approach of their principal, Edmond Mellina, engaged and motivated our management team to support this evolution [strategic culture change].
— Alan Hutton, CEO, FundSERV and Corporate Director, Aequitas NEO Exchange
ORCHANGO brought a ‘launch pad’ that took us on the capability building journey with confidence and effectiveness. […] They got us to develop a strong focus very quickly – so that change management became (and still is) part of our day-to-day. […] There is no shortage of change management frameworks out there. But ORCHANGO has developed a slick and solid model. […] Considering and managing the impact of change has become part of our corporate culture.
— Michael Beard, CEO, Technical Standards & Safety Authority
With STEP UP!™ [ORCHANGO’s learning game], our leaders and change teams had a great opportunity to simultaneously watch and play the ‘agile change management game’. The simulation felt all too real. This built a strong foundation for the rest of our action-learning journey as an organization. STEP UP!™ has made a tremendous contribution to building our change capabilities.
— David Scriven, Acting CEO, Technical Standards & Safety Authority
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Terrific and timely article, Edmond. Thank you for including my perspective!
Edmond brings a unique brand of energy and logic to his presentations. One of very few speakers I can honestly say could change your career and your life.
This is a course worth taking throughout the organization. Thanks again!
We hired ORCHANGO to help us manage smoothly and successfully the change necessitated by the ambitious Reform of our institution.
I thoroughly enjoyed your session. I learned more in one hour than I do at most 3-day conferences.
I truly appreciate the work you've done at TSSA – to help the organization, and more personally, with the development of my IS team.
Thanks to your guidance and expertise, the change was smooth and will be remembered positively by our staff.
The STEP UP!™ game has made a tremendous contribution to building TSSA's change capabilities.
Under ORCHANGO's guidance, we successfully implemented the change in our 35 hotels, Call Centre and Corporate Office.
ORCHANGO was instrumental to the planning and execution of our merger-integration effort.
ORCHANGO played a critical role in enabling our geographic expansion and evolving our strategy to respond to changing trends within our industry.
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Your legacy will enable us to aggressively pursue the implementation of our strategic initiatives.
The results were clear: happier stakeholders, more productive employees, and more time to spend on the strategic needs of our business.
If you are looking for effective tools you can put to use right away on your change initiative, I highly recommend ORCHANGO and its teachings.
Thank you for again doing a masterful job in facilitating our strategic planning session today.
The most valuable and relevant program I have experienced in respect to the challenge of change management!
I recommend that Executives participate in this program. A day or two with ORCHANGO can save months and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Excellent program. In short, I learnt that I can do this!! The tools are very accessible and inspirational!
Learning over an extended period of time was key to reinforce the tools, techniques and principles.
The program was an eye-opener in term of the people dimension of change. The Guiding Principles and the Master's Toolkit are most valuable.
This is the best development course I have ever taken to help me both professionally and personally!
Excellent program! I now have concrete tools to bring my team on-board the changes we are currently dealing with.
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