About TurnLeaf

TurnLeaf Consulting was founded in 2009 in response to the increasing gaps between corporate sustainability plans, building infrastructure investments, and sustainable behaviour.

We’ve developed strategies and methodologies that bridge these gaps to create greener workplaces where individuals are actively participating in the sustainability goals of their facility or organization. Regardless of whether these goals are related to energy, water or waste reduction, or whether the physical environment is an office building, a fire hall, a recreation centre or a day care, TurnLeaf’s process remains customized, effective, and enduring.

TurnLeaf’s research based and data-driven programs are designed to deliver measurable and meaningful results for our clients and the stakeholders they seek to engage.

Our Team:

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Shannon Cooper

Shannon Cooper

Sara Graves

Sara Graves

Jennifer Davis, Principal

Jennifer’s background is Communications and Change Management. Over the course of her career she has guided numerous organizations through the process of change and engagement, utilizing strategic communications and behavioural methodologies.

In 2001, Jennifer submitted and received the first ever green building certification in Canada on behalf of her employer at the time. She soon realized however, that greening the physical space was only half the equation, and so she began researching and trialing methods for engaging people, whose behaviours impact the physical environment. Utilizing techniques borrowed from her background in communications and change, as well as tools from community based social marketing and behavioural psychology, Jennifer has refined her approach for transitioning technically and operationally focused green programs into programs that also include a focus on people and their impactful behaviours.

Shannon Cooper, Consultant

Pulling from a strong background in operational, leadership and systems development, Shannon has worked with countless well-known international organizations in designing and facilitating their custom programs. She is known for her extraordinary attention to detail and her creative marketing and engagement strategies that consistently surpass project objectives.

Evaluation, analysis and reporting are also strengths of Shannon’s; she’s the one at TurnLeaf who loves to work with spreadsheets!

In 1996 Shannon graduated with Honours from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She has worked in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA, overseeing client projects in Europe and throughout North America.

Sara Graves, Consultant

Through leadership development, employee engagement, and the implementation of strategic sustainability programs, Sara has developed a keen awareness of the positive impact businesses can have on their employees, their communities and the environment. Sara specializes in applying cultural levers, such as social marketing, employee engagement, and value alignment tools, to achieve complex sustainability goals. She holds Honours Degrees in Business Administration and Communications from Simon Fraser University.

Prior to joining TurnLeaf, Sara worked as a Research Associate for the Network for Business Sustainability and Simon Fraser University. She helped to develop a portfolio of practices, gleaned from a systematic review of the entire body of research on sustainability and culture, to provide municipal practitioners and organizational change agents, with the practical guidance to embed a culture of sustainability.

Our Portfolio:

We continuously strive to develop and apply practical, well-tailored, and sustainable solutions for our clients. Our practice specializes in the following arenas:

  • Built Environment and Commercial Real Estate
  • Gas and Electric Utilities
  • Municipalities and Communities
  • Multi-site Corporations

 Our Clients:

A sample of our current and recent clients include:

BC Hydro

Bentall Kennedy

Whistler   Blackcomb

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

City of Vancouver

City of Surrey

City of Coquitlam

Colliers   International

 Ivanhoe  Cambridge

Oxford Properties


Four Seasons Whistler

BC Ferries

Joey Restaurant Group

City of Richmond

City of Port Coquitlam

City of Port Moody

City of Pitt Meadows

District of Maple Ridge


Concert Realty

“TurnLeaf Consulting has assisted the City of Coquitlam with developing a comprehensive Workplace Conservation Awareness program that is aimed at fostering employee engagement in environmental sustainability across the City. Since its inception in 2010, this program has become firmly embedded in the City’s corporate culture, and has realized many successes that have exceeded our expectations; including measurable reductions in the City’s electrical consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through changes in the habits and behaviours of City employees . TurnLeaf has brought fresh ideas and innovative strategies that are not only helping our organization achieve its Climate Action goals, but also helping to inspire and empower all staff across the organization to demonstrate leadership in environmental sustainability.”

Steffanie Warriner, Manager, Environmental Services Division, CITY OF COQUITLAM