Collaboration Cultivates Commitment

Challenge Creates Change

Who is Collaborating with who?


  • To give leaders the thoughts and tools that will help them build winning ventures
  • Leaders that know how build collaborative culture will gain the confidence and the commitment of their stakeholders
  • Stakeholders committed to your vision are your power for success

Ross Blaine has over two decades of growing business ventures and helping leaders turn around struggling enterprises.

Ross has the experience and the results are there:

  • 83% proven success rate
  • Produced 4 major industry studies
  • Turned around 6 companies
  • Assisted 3 companies into hyper-growth
  • 17 years as an entrepreneur
  • Implemented “intrepreneuring” programs for 7 major corporations

Over his 25 years in business Ross has: Authored

  • The “Acid Test” for participation in entrepreneurial ventures
  • Collaborative Significance a guide book for organization leadership


  • The Essence of Success business skills development game
  • A young leaders mentoring training program


  • 31 Super Focus Workshops to accelerate the development of new technologies


  • Over 20 new product and service initiatives for clients


  • The Mentor Training Program for the Durham Region Business Alliance Network

Examples of Clients & Projects

  • Algoma Steel – Super Focus Workshop, to explore uses for slag
  • General Motors Canada – Super Focus Workshop, Solar Ring Ship – Feasibility Analysis – Dock Lock System – Feasibility Analysis – New Chucking System
  • Land Rover North America – Strategic Advantage Analysis – positioning and Brand loyalty programs
  • Ontario Hydro – Super Focus Workshop, Strategic Alliances – Feasibility Analysis – New Battery Lead
  • Ford Canada – Business Development, plans and mentoring for 11 dealerships – Program Design for Used Car Certification
  • Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Assoc. – Super Focus Workshop, to create a new strategy for Canadian Automotive R&D
  • Honeywell Industrial Controls – Quality Service Surveys to recapture market lead
  • Carlson Marketing Group – GM Card Launch Training (257 dealers)
  • Industry Canada – Development of Internet based resource system for Small and Medium Enterprises

Contact Information: Phone (519) 716 7677


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I’ve worked with Ross as a business mentor for the past 18 months. Ross’ depth and breadth of experience has been invaluable as I’ve grown and developed JMP Automation. Ross brings new ideas and paradigms that stretch my thinking. He challenges the status quo and holds me accountable. He’s helped me grow my strategic thinking, and leadership skills.

I would highly recommend Ross to anyone who’s looking grow themselves and their business

Ken McLaughlin

General Manager, Automation Division, JMP Engineering


Ross is a dedicated mentor with exceptional knowledge, inspiration, leadership, and resources surrounding various aspects of business. Ross has been instrumental in assisting me with various sales reports, plans and presentations to build strong client and partner relationships to grow our business. With Ross’ guidance I have achieved many goals and objectives and am looking forward to achieving many more successes in my career with Ross by my side.


Anne-Marie Kraus

Driving Success with C.P.G, Change, Plan, Growth as Bilingual Sales & Marketing Manager, Ontario

If you’re looking for results, I highly recommend Ross. He’s a high energy individual who thinks outside of the box. He’s also worked in many fields, and can relate to people from all walks of life. Ross is also a great mentor and morale booster!

Yvonne Van De Wiele-Cooper

Public Relations/Broadcasting

Design for “ONE”|Helping organizations to shape and sustain a 21st century Evolutionary Productive Capability Advantage

Many people talk about Innovation and Sustainability. Few like Ross really walks the Innovation path like he does…day in and day out…

Ross is dynamically moving the current knowledge stage to the next in everything that he undertakes.

More so, Ross is formidable businessperson, soft on people, hard on issues!

It’s a real privilege to meeting Ross anytime, anywhere

Jean Létourneau