HARLEY HOUSE CONSULTANTS INC.
making communicators better managers -
making managers better communicators
At Harley House we provide targeted, informed and practical communications services that produce results.
Harley House Consultants Inc. has been helping public, not-for-profit and private sector organizations solve their communications management challenges for over three decades. We apply our unparalleled expertise, experience and effectiveness to assist you:
Take a truly strategic approach to your decisions and your work,
Develop communications management structures, plans, approaches and procedures that lead to success,
Capitalize on the potential of your people,
Build and rehabilitate relationships that underpin the growth of your operations.
Meet The People At Harley House Consultants Inc.
Dale Harley, President
Dale Harley, the President of Harley House Consultants Inc. brings to the firm over thirty years of experience in marketing and communications management. Prior to forming Harley House Consultants Inc. in September 1999, Mr. Harley was Vice-President, Government Communications for Canada's largest Communications and Public Relations firm. Mr. Harley also founded and served as Managing Partner of D.R. Harley Consultants Limited in Ottawa which, for fourteen years, was highly regarded for its expertise and service in the areas of marketing and communications strategic planning, research and evaluation.
Mr. Harley provides senior-level strategic communications advice in the areas of performance measurement, audits & evaluations, organization studies, policy and procedures manuals, communications training, strategic planning & facilitation, citizenship engagement and project management. His clients have included virtually every federal government department and agency, numerous provincial government ministries and regional/municipal governments. His private sector clients include leading firms in the heavy construction industry, hi-tech, retail and insurance companies.
Mr. Harley holds a B.A. in economics-law from Carleton University and is a Certified Management Consultant. He also served two terms as an elected Municipal Councillor with Osgoode Township. This dual experience as both an elected politician and communications practitioner has made Mr. Harley a sought-after speaker. He is often called upon to share his unique perspective on managing public sector issues.
Phil Hurcomb, Senior Associate
Phil Hurcomb, Senior Associate with Harley House Consultants Inc. specializes in strategic communications advice and the effective management of the communications function in government. He has more than 30 years of experience as a professional communicator and communications manager and adviser.
Mr. Hurcomb started his career as a writer/editor with Canadian University Press, but soon graduated to providing communications advice and services to Members of Parliament on Parliament Hill.
In 1984 he began a long and successful career as a government communicator, joining Transport Canada as a writer and copy editor. Over a 23-year career at Transport, Phil took on a wide range of responsibilities, including internal communications, issues management, media response, managing strategic planning, and directing strategic operations. He was also Director General of Communications at this key federal government department for six years.
In 2006 Phil became the Treasury Board Secretariat Assistant Secretary responsible for Strategic Communications and Ministerial Affairs. Over the next four years he was responsible for the Communications and Federal Identity policies of the government of Canada, ran the operation of the Treasury Board Cabinet Committee, and was the ADM champion for the whole federal government communications community.
Since leaving the full-time public service in 2011, Phil has also been engaged by the Canada School of Public service as a senior faculty member, developing and teaching communications and leadership courses for government employees. Phil Joined Harley House as Senior Associate in 2013.
Getting the people, processes, approaches and information in place to succeed in the field of communications has never been more challenging.
Relationship Centered Model
At Harley House Consultants Inc. we help our clients manage internal and external relationships with key stakeholder groups.