>> Who We Are
Fraser has worked with clients in sectors including energy, IT and electronics, waste management, government, health and disabilities, and social services.
In addition to being a very helpful consultant, Fraser is passionate about his family and has three teenage boys. He's a drummer, an amateur filmmaker, a world traveller, a coffee connoisseur, a political junkie and a big fan of stand-up comedy.
Fraser runs True North Consulting with his wife Debbie, the resident graphic designer extraordinaire. Debbie is a singer, a pianist, a photographer and an all round creative genius.
>> Our Values
- Loyalty: When we take on a client, we act always as a trusted friend. We become our client's staunchest ally.
- Care: We believe business is personal. We care about the people we work with and their aspirations, not just their money.
- Dedication: We get to know our client's business and their needs. We will do whatever it takes to make sure our client succeeds.
>> Why We Do What We Do
The fact is, True North ultimately exists to help the poor and disenfranchised.
Fraser works for True North half-time. The other half of his time is focused on his role as Executive Director for Christchurch-based non-profit Bright Hope World. Bright Hope World is a Christian-based humanitarian organisation with a vision of seeing the poorest of the poor become physically and spiritually self-sustaining.
Bright Hope World does this by partnering with and resourcing indigenous locals who have a vision to transform their communities, be they in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or South America. This might be through microloans, microenterprise, agricultural development or vocational training. The key element is that the strategies come from those working on the ground, not from outsiders who think they know best.
Because the entire team at Bright Hope World is passionately committed to helping the poor, no-one takes any kind of salary from Bright Hope World. The team also pays their own travel costs, which can be substantial. Fraser travels to visit partners and donors three or four times a year.
The funds we generate through True North enable Fraser to continue to fulfil this role and ensure the poorest of the poor have the opportunity to emerge from poverty.
Debbie also works half-time. The remainder of her time - in addition to raising three children - is focused on providing skills training for young people in prison. This includes cooking and sewing. Again, this work is voluntary.
So, if you're thinking about getting True North in to help your business or non-profit, know that whatever you pay ultimately goes towards supporting something important!