Values – It’s Who We Are

Insight Specialty Consulting is a woman-led business with our head office in the Lower Mainland, and we have been in business since 2011.  Our values drive who we are and guide all of our work. Integrity, creativity, equity, and learning are at the heart of what we bring to our clients.

We have embedded our values into our business practices and strive to be leaders in social, environmental, and governance systems.  Social responsibility is at the core of our values, and we work hard to be good corporate citizens.  Some examples of our practices that demonstrate our commitment include:

  • We are a certified Living Wage employer meaning that all of our staff and contractors are paid a minimum of $24.08, with most making well over that figure.
  • We actively recruit within equity-deserving groups, including women, immigrants, LGTBQ members, and those from less advantaged backgrounds.
  • We provide our team members opportunities to learn and engage in training that aligns with their professional goals and interests.
  • Our staff have always been able to choose their preferred working location, and we have team members and sub-consultants across the country.
  • Our practice focuses on serving the public and third sectors, assisting them to maximize their resources towards their mandates and goals.
  • We conduct as many of our meetings and engagements remotely as is practicable to reduce our transportation emissions.  Where in-person engagement is required, the preferred modes of transport are walking, biking, or public transportation, in that order.
  • We are largely paperless with minimal printing requirements, including reports and documents for our clients.
  • We bank locally with Vancity, a community-minded credit union in BC.
  • We are active in our communities and volunteer with boards, industry groups, and non-profit organizations.  Dr. Hansen has led several pro-bono advisory mandates with the PMI Volunteers, which seeks to connect senior project managers with non-profit organizations.

We want to make a difference in our work, starting with our practices.  We bring this ethos to our clients, ensuring that decisions are made in ways that advance the organization and the community it serves. To address underlying issues, we look beyond the surface to identify systems and structures that impact outcomes.  Nothing exists in isolation; it is all connected, and reflecting this interconnectivity advances the environmental, social, and governance outcomes that our clients are striving to meet as well. 

Dr. Mandy Hansen

Dr. Mandy Hansen


Mandy has over 25 years of experience in management consulting and real estate strategy, and has served government, non-profit and private sectors at an executive and leadership level. Using her decades of industry knowledge, Mandy has managed portfolio programs, strategic assessments and more, taking initiatives from strategy to implementation. Mandy has earned a Doctorate in Social Sciences, researching housing economics. She has a Bachelor of Business in Real Estate, and an MSc in Public Administration. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP), and proudly carries the RI designation from the Real Estate Institute of BC.

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Namiya Jain 

Qualitative Researcher

Namiya is a Senior Researcher specialised in applying Behavioural Economics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Human – Centred Design concepts to financial, healthcare and organisational behaviour sectors. She has extensive experience in strategy consulting and research Management. She has worked with clients such as PATH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, JHPIEGO, Facebook and Johnsons and Johnsons. For ISC, she leads quantitative research initiatives, program evaluations, and policy reviews.

Valerie Gosselin

Senior Analyst

Valerie is a bilingual, results-driven professional with 10 years of analysis, reporting, program coordination and community engagement experience in Canada and abroad.  She is passionate about building healthy and sustainable communities through education, capacity building and collaboration. As part of the ISC team, she focuses on financial analysis, program review, and project management.

Meghan Wingrove


Meghan Wingrove is a graduate of UBC’s sociology program and has experience in research design, conducting interviews, and analysing participant feedback.  She is advancing her data analytics and reporting expertise with a MSc from the University of Edinburg in Data, Inequality, and Society.  As part of the ISC team, she undertakes qualitative stakeholder engagement, quantitative analysis, and research.

Aayushmaan Chauhan

Junior Analyst

Aayushmaan is an ambitious finance analyst with a background in finance and economics.   He has joined ISC as a junior analyst, bringing his research, finance, and modelling experience to our clients.  He has technical skills in Tableau, SQL, Excel and Python to analyse data and identify trends.  He brings a diverse background to the ISC team with experience in marketing, analysis, and consulting roles.


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