Meredith Thatcher

Get it right the first time

For Meredith, there is no other option than to get it right the first time, every time. As a highly respected workplace and change management strategist, consultant, trainer and public speaker, Meredith collaborates with businesses and organizations to analyze, envision and plan for the future of the workplace—all while preparing employees to adapt and thrive within it.

Focused on your success

As Founder and President of Thatcher Workplace Consulting, Meredith understands the need for modern-day workplaces to be innovative, agile, sustainable and dynamic. For more than 30 years, Meredith and her network of experts have facilitated dozens of workplace transformation successes across North America—from banks and medical facilities to government buildings and high-tech sector offices.

Leading expert, Many skills

Meredith is known for her ability to dig in and really get to know an organization—and its people—inside and out. She is a profound observer, strong listener, skilled communicator and effective facilitator whose focus on providing knowledgeable insights and practical solutions is rooted in expertise that includes:

  • Workplace strategy
  • Change management
  • Strategic analysis
  • Sustainability
  • Strategic planning
  • Facility planning
  • Functional programming
  • Space needs analysis
  • Space planning
  • Defining your workplace of the future
  • Biomimicry
  • Functional program audit
  • Area measurement
  • Real property
  • Workflow analysis
  • Proximity and adjacency analysis
  • Furniture standards
  • Space management
  • Integrated workplace management systems (IWMS / CAFM)
  • Multigenerational workplace integration
  • Training
  • Public speaking

Honoured as an IFMA Fellow

Meredith Thatcher on stage being honoured as an IFMA Fellow
In 2005, Meredith was selected from amongst 24,000 members in 105 countries to be a Fellow of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)—the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals. Being named an IFMA Fellow is the highest honour that the Association can bestow on a member. As one of only about 100 Fellows ever named, Meredith has earned her way into an elite core of respected leaders who have made superlative contributions to the facility management profession. IFMA Fellow is a lifetime designation.

Other certifications, designations and recognition include:

Certified Facility Manager
Certified Facility Manager (CFM)
International Facility Management Association
February 1999 – February 2017
Prosci - Manage Change, Maximize Performance
Prosci Change Management
AdPro (Change Management Certification)
Canadian Association of Professional Speaker
Certified Speaking Professional
Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
Canada Green Building Council
LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
Canada Green Building Council
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Registered Designer, Large Buildings, Small Buildings
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
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Approved Trainer
International Facility Management Association
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Finalist, 2002 Businesswoman of the Year Award (BYA)
Ottawa Business Women’s Network
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Top 50 Most Influential People in the Construction, Property Management and Design Industry
Voted by a panel of industry peers (1999)