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Strategic Planning and Coaching for Agencies

Helping Agencies Create Profitable Growth 

Canoan Strategy was born out of a passion for the advertising industry and a desire to create better and faster results for clients. We help you build a stronger, more resilient and profitable business through strategic planning and coaching.

The agency world continues to rapidly evolve. There will always be trends, new tools and disruption. Make sure you're in the strongest position possible.

Chances are good you've struggled to find and retain talent, service clients profitably or get paid what you think you're worth.

Let's stop that.

Very few people got into the agency business simply for the joy of running a business. So let us help you see your blind spots, uncover transformational opportunities and lead your people with an unwavering vision.


Your Strategic Growth Partner

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Facilitators can't participate. Just because you do it for your clients doesn't mean you should do it for yourself. Partnering with Canoan Strategy to build your agency's strategic plan provides the outside perspective needed to move quickly and identify your blind spots and opportunities.


Executive coaching for agency leadership supports your agency in staying focused and working through challenges quickly. You'll find an experienced confidant in Canoan Strategy to provide coaching and guidance to when you need it most.

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At Canoan Strategy, we dream with you about what’s possible for your agency and work with you to make it happen. We challenge assumptions and constraints. We use our years of experience in advertising, accounting and transformational leadership to bring  you a highly qualified and specialized team to achieve your goals.

I founded Canoan Strategy because I love the advertising world. I've been fascinated with the industry since I was in high school. I built my own agency from the ground up, focusing on building strategic plans for our clients. When I sold my agency in 2017, I embarked on an intensive study of transformational leadership and coaching.

Now, I combine my years of experience in advertising, accounting (yes, I am a recovering CPA), and transformational leadership to support agency owners and leadership in defining/refining the agency vision and building a strategic plan.

Our services are highly customized and focused on your specific needs. When you work with us you'll get a partner that's invested in the success of your agency and its people.

Kathleen Riessen

Founder, Canoan Strategies


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