Workplace Crisis, Conflict and Change Specialist

Workplace Crisis, Conflict and Change Specialist

From sudden death to layoffs or changes in management and policies, FORTLOG recognizes that crisis comes in all shapes and sizes. And while most organizations cannot predict when their next crisis will be, they can play a big role in “how bad things need to get before they get better”.

Leadership & Team Recovery Strategist

Through disarming, proactive strategies, hands-on consultations and “eye-opening” speaking opportunities, John works alongside organizations of all sizes to help neutralize the rollercoaster of “passivity, reactivity and over-correction” often felt by staff and managers following sudden change or conflict in the workplace.

“Part detective, part decoder” John skillfully guides necessary staff members through a process of re-examining personal beliefs, biases and perceptions so they can reconstruct organizational processes that better fit their post and pre-crisis environments.

Leadership & Team Recovery Strategist

John Robertson

CEO & Founder of FORTLOG

About John Robertson

John Robertson is one of the leading Coaches, Consultants and Speakers that Leaders in the workplace look to “when things start to feel like they’re falling apart” due to issues with their staff, support systems and company “ethos” (character and habit driven behaviors that either make or break an organization during times of crisis). Find out more about his THRIVE-based Books, Trainings and Resources here.

Driven by a “recognition of others’ strengths” and a deep-seeded faith in their ability to find their way through even the most challenging of times— John creates an intensely inspiring environment for recovery, optimization and triumph.

With over 30 years experience leading large groups through his involvement in the church alongside shepherding public-service organizations (such as Townships, Firefighters, Police and First Responders) through their own points of crisis and transition, John is counted on time and time again as “the steady voice of reason during even the most challenging of storms” .

Clients & Organizations Served

FORTLOG is known for its ability to help reframe crises and shift team dynamics. Some sectors and organizations served include:


Client List:

  • AECL [now CNL]– Chalk River and Deep River
  • Algonquin College
  • Banks – BMO, Scotia Bank, RBC & CIBC
  • CALDA - Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association.
  • Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
  • Carleton University
  • Chemical Plant in Brockville [it was
  • DuPont called Invista]
  • Christie Lake camp staff
  • City of Ottawa- OC Transpo
  • CMHA
  • CP Rail
  • CRA
  • Delta Hotel
  • DND -Referral Agent training
  • Dollarama
  • EMO now OFMEM
  • FireCon -
  • First Air
  • Haldimand County tri service [Fire, EMS & Police]
  • HRG Worldwide
  • Hydro One [Perth]
  • Kemptville Hospital
  • Lakehead University
  • Ministry of Education
  • Museum of Science and Technology – Ottawa
  • NRC – CSTT [National Research Council Centre for Surface Transportation & Technology] –
  • OCDSB – board office & 2 schools
  • OFS – Ottawa Fire Service
  • Operation Come Home
  • OPG – Ontario Power Generation
  • OPP – Ontario Provincial Police
  • OPS – Ottawa Police Service
  • Ottawa Blues Fest
  • Ottawa EMS
  • Ottawa Fire service & EMS
  • Ottawa Hospital
  • Ottawa Salus Corp. Community Mental Health Services
  • Ottawa Valley Tri Service
  • Pacific Safety Products [Arnprior]
  • Perth Hospital
  • PHAC- Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Prestigious Home builder
  • Queensway Carleton Hospital
  • RCMP, Aboriginal Policing in Nipissing Reserve, Durham regional Police Service, Brockville Police Service, OPP,
  • Red Cross
  • RCDSB- Renfrew County District School Board
  • Rotary Service Club
  • Salvation Army
  • Schindler Elevators, Ottawa
  • Shepherds of Good Hope
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Sudbury EMS
  • The Pembroke Hospital
  • University of Ottawa
  • United Counties of Prescott-Russell –
  • United Counties of Leeds-Grenville
  • VCARS - Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Services [several locations]
  • WRPS – Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • Zellers

Associates & Allies

FORTLOGS services, by nature, work closely alongside talented and experienced associates such as: Network of Trauma Responders and Certified Trauma Specialists, Social Workers, Counselors, Doctors; Grief, Trauma, Bereavement and Relationship Specialists; Clergy, Chaplains, CHRP and other HR Professionals.

The Fortlog Advantage

Organizations across North America have been benefiting from FORTLOG’s Interpersonal Crisis Management, Coaching & Consulting services for over 30 years, counting on John to help shepherd them through their most challenging storms. Today, a growing number of workplaces benefit from John’s proven strategies, systems and speeches that focus on integrating core-value practices “not just policies and procedures''.

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