About Clarkie

Our Story

Andy Clark, LL.B. started Clarkie Consulting after observing first-hand that many business owners are overwhelmed and missing the structure needed to tie their big ideas to the daily actions required to implement them—resulting in a cycle of inefficiency, frustration, and unmet objectives.

At Clarkie we believe that small business owners make the world go round. They are the creators of jobs and the drivers of our economy. But running a business is complicated. There are so many moving parts. So many variables. So many pressing concerns. So little time.

We wanted to find a way to make life a little easier for business owners. That's what led us to create the Whole PIE System. It breaks your business down into its essential components, which makes it easier to get your head around all the moving parts, and helps you identify key priorities from busywork. When you’re in the day-to-day trenches of running a business, it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes.

If at the end of the day we can help business owners be more profitable, make a bigger impact in the communities they serve, and enjoy the process of running their business a whole lot more. . .well, that's a great day for us at Clarkie.

About Andy

Andy Clark, LL.B, has over 25 years of professional experience in law and business, and is a skilled communicator, facilitator, and certified change management practitioner.

In addition to running Clarkie and helping his clients, Andy is a committed family man, father of four, and lover of sports and music. He is a Past Chair of the Fredericton Community Foundation, a former youth hockey coach, and the founder of an event that has raised over $100,000 for the IWK Children's Health Foundation in Atlantic Canada.

A freedom lover and concerned citizen, Andy is a signatory to the Free North Declaration.

Our Purpose

To help business owners enjoy the process of leading profitable businesses that create a positive impact in their communities.

Our Vision

A thriving community of small business owners who love their businesses and their lives.

Our Core Values

  • Freedom: We strive to create more freedom for our clients and team members.
  • Creating Value: We over-deliver to clients so that they get tremendous value from our services.
  • Balance: We believe that happiness lies in the balance of being grateful for what is and striving for more.
  • Simplicity: We strive to find simplicity on the far side of complexity, and the fewest number of moving parts to carry out our purpose.
  • Fun: We enjoy the process of running our business, and want to help you do the same.
    • Andy worked with me to develop a strategic plan for my business. I've done strategic planning (on my own or with a consultant) many times during the 17 years I've owned my own company, but I've never been happy with the results. Andy helped me dig deep to uncover a vision, purpose and core values for the company that I finally feel good about. I love that the plan he helped me create is realistic and measurable, but it also focuses on more than just profit goals. The plan also captures community impact and my enjoyment, which are so important to long-term fulfillment and success.
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      The Whole PIE System helped us establish goals, key priorities, and action steps that align with our company’s purpose and core values. It also helped us implement the data-driven accountability structure we needed to keep us focused and on track to reaching our goals. Andy knows his stuff. We look forward to working with Andy and Clarkie Consulting as we continue to grow our business.  
      SCOTT GIANNOU, President
      Higher Talent Inc.
    • Working with Clarkie Consulting was awesome.  Our team learned a ton, we developed some great materials for our marketing package and ultimately that has led to new business, with higher paying clients, I don’t feel we could have secured otherwise!

      ANSON DARVILLE, President
      RETAIN Property Management
    • Thanks for your guidance and insight over the past 12 weeks.  It was really appreciated and I am confident I will continue to put the Whole PIE System to great use. I will certainly recommend you to others.
      MARK LEBLANC, Principal & Broker
      Partners Global Commercial Real Estate
    • Since we implemented elements of the Whole PIE System into our business, we are on track to have our best year ever. The System not only helped us establish the key objectives and metrics for our family business, it helped us set up an accountability structure that forces us to stay focused and on track. I recommend Clarkie Consulting and the Whole PIE System to any small business looking to grow.
      Chestnut Building Solutions
    • As the Director of Operations for a successful hockey academy in Fredericton, NB I had the privilege of working with Andy Clark while our business was expanding. There were many unanswered questions that were on the table that my partners and I needed direction with, and Andy certainly did not disappoint. His timely responses, professional demeanour and courteous interactions with my team made what could have been a very difficult endeavour seamless. I would highly recommend his services to anyone searching for a combination of quality and excellence.
      JAMIE MORRISON, Director of Operations
      Champions Hockey Academy

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