NEWS RELEASE: Launch of "ELO Counsel"

Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen is pleased to announce the launch of “ELO Counsel” ( which provides  transition, governance and strategy solutions for family businesses and entrepreneurs across Canada.  

  • Transition - succession, management buy-out or sale.  ELO Counsel, along with key partners, is able to handle the buying/selling process on behalf of clients. 
  • Governance - organizational audits, creation and management of a board of directors, advisory boards and advisory summits. 
  • Strategy – curated leadership sessions, strategic reviews, innovation audits, analyses, recommendations and action plans. 

ELO Counsel works closely with several “best of class” financial planners and wealth management firms across Canada in order to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service for clients.  ELO Counsel’s focus is to create value for high net worth family business owners and entrepreneurs and to help them be more effective difference-makers.  The bottom line: ELO has unrivaled experience and expertise understanding, working with and providing value for entrepreneurs.  ELO has worked with and researched the best practices of over 500 entrepreneurs and business owners since 2005.   Current clients include:  smaller businesses; those who are Canadian leaders in their field; and Canadian companies who are international leaders in their industry. ELO offers a unique value proposition that resonates with family business owners and entrepreneurs. 

ELO Counsel is part of “ELO Group,” which has since 2005 established a premium brand among family business owners and entrepreneurs across Canada.  ELO Group includes ELO Network and the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute.  The purpose of ELO Network ( is to connect, equip and celebrate Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders.  ELO has since 2005 successfully organized over 50 ELO Forums and other events in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore.  ELO Network impacts about 100,000 people annually through its newsletters, social media, events and online resources.  ELO Group also established the Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute in collaboration with Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford (   This global centre for excellence launched the very successful “Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme (ELP),” a one-week executive education course, attracting top business leaders and instructors from around the world.  ELO Group continues to grow significantly.  In 2018, ELO had Forums in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto; a public lecture in Singapore; a Workshop in Vancouver; and successfully launched the Oxford ELP.