What We Do

Build Strategies & Facilitate Workshops

From single-day workshops to week-long offsite retreats, we work with you to deliver custom strategic and product planning workshops, and to facilitate the most productive sessions you and your team have ever attended.

Implement Plans & Roadmaps

Implementing a new strategy is like refuelling a plane in flight: you need to run your existing business while implementing your strategies and plans. Our expert leaders help you achieve the goals identified in our workshops.

Deliver Products

There is a myth that innovation happens when a lone genius has an ‘a-ha’ moment. In practice, innovation is a team sport, and we have developed practices to successfully deliver your innovative technology products in AI, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, SaaS, Gaming, and Education.

How We Work

Actionable Plans

Delivering world-class results requires experience, an eye for innovation, and the ability to translate strategy into actionable plans that achieve rapid results.  Our workshops and retreats focus on vision and strategy, and always include plans for successful implementation.

Lean, Agile Concepts

We advise rapidly-growing tech companies, global enterprises, universities, and non-profits. This enables us to apply lean, agile concepts to large organizations to drive innovation, and to help startups scale to meet market demand without sacrificing agility.

Processes Required for Growth

With Illume Consulting, you get the experience usually found in large consulting firms, in a lean and personalized package. We help you develop strategies that are actionable and achievable, build product roadmaps that fit your market niche, and scale your product organization.

Our Team

Michele Macready, Managing Partner

Michele is an entrepreneur, advisor, technology strategist, and expert facilitator with 25 years of experience from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. She has facilitated hundreds of successful workshops, delivered strategy and technology projects up to $25M, and advised executive teams on achieving breakthrough growth. She has successfully delivered products in AI, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, SaaS, Education, and Gaming.

Yee Chan, Senior Management Consultant

Yee brings over 25 years of software industry experience to Illume Consulting. She launched a series of new products at Top Producer Systems, including Market Snapshot, winner of the 2007 BCTIA Impact Award. Prior to that, Yee was VP, Product Development at Pivotal Corporation.


Read more About Us and the Work We Do. Or, contact us today to find out how we can help you.

What Our Clients Say

  • Illume Consulting provides world-class product facilitation, and they successfully delivered the best product retreat our company has ever had!  They successfully employed a variety of different strategies in helping us articulate our vision going forwards, and where the risks and pitfalls of given approaches really lay.  I can’t recommend Illume Consulting enough and I’m already looking forward to our next retreat.

    Product Retreat Facilitation
    Stuart Bowness, CEO, MediaCore
  • Illume Consulting’s senior consultants and advisors adapt to and understand complex environments, and quickly focus on activities that achieve the greatest momentum.  Our project was on-time and achieved goals we did not think were possible. If you are looking for a strategy or technology consultant to take on on a large, complex and high value project … look no further.

    Project Leadership
    Phil Chatterton, Director of Digital Media Technologies, UBC
  • Michele is the best consultant I have ever worked with. She works at an astonishing speed, with an amazing ability to quickly understand the strategy and operations of our company, and provide expert advice on building achievable plans and leading-edge technologies to take us to the next level. We would not be scaling nationally without her guidance and help.

    Advisory Services
    Vanessa LeBourdais, Executive Producer & Creative Director, DreamRider Productions


Mentoring for Startups

I recently had the opportunity to be a mentor for the entrepreneurship@UBC program, and I would highly recommend getting involved as a mentor in your local area.

Getting the most out of your workshops and retreats

Over the past few weeks, I have spoken with directors and executives at a range of organizations, and I have heard one thing consistently: they want to learn how to get the most out of their strategy and planning retreats.

Contact Us Today

To learn more, contact us. We would love to hear from you!