Testimonials


“Jack and his team at humanworks were exceptional. What I valued most was the investment of time and energy with someone that was not only purposeful in their counsel but had real context in regard to the day-to-day challenges of school leadership. There is no doubt that the breadth of our roles as principals has grown significantly over the last decade. In order to keep up with this increase in demands, self-care is essential. For individuals in a role that puts the needs of others first, putting one’s needs before others is a challenge for all of us at some point. Jack and his team help put things in perspective and give you the time, space and support to get back on track after a setback.
North Vancouver administrator
BCPVPA Benefits Plan Member

“Jack MacNeill, founder and president of humanworks, was recommended to me by the British Columbia Principal and Vice Principal Association (BCPVPA).  As the principal of a large school, meeting with Jack on a regular basis helped me establish a clear direction for the future.  Jack was instrumental in helping me find my unique and authentic voice within a large and complex organization.
His dedication and commitment to our meetings and my well-being was apparent from the beginning of our work together.  Today, I chuckle at the company’s name (humanworks) as it was Jack’s very human approach that was extremely meaningful for me.  As I navigate through the complexities inherent in my work as a principal, I am reminded that we are a very human organization and relationships are key in our success and growth as educators.
I found my experience with humanworks extremely valuable and believe others can benefit from Jack’s positive and collaborative approach.  I give Jack my highest recommendation.
Metro Vancouver administrator
BCPVPA Benefits Plan Member

“Working with humanworks on our Employee Engagement Survey was a very positive experience.  Jack and his team earned credibility with our partner groups through a thoughtfully designed consultation process.  They were willing to work with the district in ensuring open and effective communication and understanding about the importance of our Engagement Survey.  Finally, they were able to effectively translate this feedback into meaningful, measurable survey questions.  We found that humanworks were very thoughtful and responsive in all of our interactions.”
Scott Stanley
Director of Human Resources
North Vancouver School District #44

“We are pleased to note our complete satisfaction with the level of professional services provided to us by Jack MacNeill and the humanworks group.  This is a team with a high level of integrity and strong human values.  The humanworks group visited us in our facility in Melbourne, Australia.  We were suffering from several decades of legacy management styles.  Team morale was at a low and the working unit was relatively dysfunctional.  Jack took control from the moment he arrived.  He did independent interviews with all employees and a complete cultural evaluation.  By having the humanworks group on site, this alone provided the avenue to establish new relationships between the management team and a wide range of legacy employees.
I feel the cultural report provided by humanworks is one that is the cornerstone from which we are beginning to rebuild our corporate culture.  It has been one year since we received our cultural report and the morale and productivity of our team is one which we have not experienced in the past and I can only see it improving in to the future with humanworks‘ ongoing support.
I highly recommend to anyone who is considering improving their corporate culture to take the time and meet with Jack and the humanworks group.  You will not be disappointed.”
Robert Heavyside
President
Medmont Pty Ltd.

“I have worked directly with Jack over the past nine years and we have shared some highly complex/severe cases.  Regardless of the presentation, Jack has an innate ability to connect with people and provide effective support with his strong clinical skills.  This is complimented by the way in which he identifies the cultural nuances within organizations in order to negotiate barriers and maximize return to work success/durability.  In terms of his own organization, Jack is an exceptional leader who inspires those around him.  All of the consultants at humanworks are outstanding.  I admire Jack’s ability to foster relationships that are mutually beneficial and rewarding.”
Dr. Andrew Miki
Founder & CEO
Starling Minds Inc.

“Congratulations to Jack MacNeill and the staff at humanworks on the launch of their new corporate venture.  Over the last ten years Jack and his highly skilled team of consultants have provided support to teachers as they navigate the return to work process.  We are very excited to continue partnering with humanworks in offering a quality service to our members.”
Michael Kimmis
Director, Income Security Division
BC Teachers’ Federation