Travelling back and forth across the Canada-US border is not always fun. Quite often, Torchia consultants find themselves face-to-face with border agents on their way to meetings, conferences or straight-up consulting gigs. In fourteen years of continental travel, we’ve only had three incidents (crossing refusals). On August 11, just two weeks after living through our most recent incident, we decided to follow a different approach. And so, after various rounds of consultations and internal deliberations, I embarked on a fateful journey to the Buffalo, NYC border crossing with some letters and paperwork and, of course, a competent PR Consultant named Kathleen Stelmach. After various conversations with the required personnel, we were successful in demonstrating to the agents that our assignment was – and that PR is, in most cases – a bona fide part of Management Consulting.
Congratulations to Kathleen, our first NAFTA-approved management consultant!