We deliver communication and business management solutions through strategic advice and planning, issues management, creative communication campaigns, community consultation and executive training programs.




Therese Mickelson, Accredited Business Communicator (ABC)

Managing Partner, Mickelson Consulting Inc.

Therese provides strategic communications advice and implements a broad range of communication solutions for business and government initiatives.

Bachelor of Journalism (Honours). Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario • Accredited Business Communicator, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)


Therese Mickelson is an award-winning, internationally accredited senior communicator who has managed a wide range of public relations issues and initiatives in both the public and private sectors over the course of more than 25 years. She has successfully implemented communications with key audiences on a wide range of issues, from labour unrest to natural disasters, and from publicizing companies and their market activities to developing communications strategies, procedures and work plans for local and regional governments.  Through her work with local and regional governments across the province and as the former Manager Corporate Communications for the City of Coquitlam, Therese has an extensive understanding of the issues, opportunities and challenges related to communications and citizen engagement. Therese shares her expertise in crisis communications through strategy development, training, issues and emergency information management advice, and as an instructor for the Justice Institute of British Columbia and Emergency Management B.C.

Therese counsels both political and non-political staff on key issues, and has extensive experience as a media strategist and spokesperson. She supports successful communications initiatives for organizations in both public and private sector applying expertise in Strategic Planning, Strategic Branding, Website Development, and Event Management – including the creative development, planning and coordination to deliver major events, such as the “Kiss the Cobra Contest” and “Party at Robson Square” with Norigen Communications, major product launches for MTS, the launch and branding of QNet and a variety of major events for the City of Coquitlam.

Therese appreciates the importance of connecting with the community, including interest groups and other stakeholders or partners who participate in and support communities, and she has the expertise to engage these groups through community consultation and as a facilitator.  She is also the Editor of Exchangethe member magazine for the Local Government Management Association (LGMA), and is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and for professional associations.

As a Managing Partner with Mickelson Consulting Inc, Therese offers a broad range of strategic communication services:

  • Develops and implements communication strategies, including creative marketing and and public relations campaigns strategic branding projects
  • Develops crisis communication plans and delivers Emergency Information Officer training and exercises
  • Leads strategic branding projects
  • Supports major capital projects
  • Develops and facilitates community consultation initiatives
  • Advises clients on issues and media relations
  • Assists with website development
  • Delivers media relations training
  • Provides workshops and seminars to promote understanding of crisis communication and social media
  • Provides writing and editing services