What People Are Saying


“… those of us who were on that call and witnessed Nick Arden in action. It was breathtaking… he knew instinctively how to speak into and build up another person on that call, who had dared to be vulnerable and share how hard it has been recently to find the energy to keep the momentum up, to fuel the fire, to remain focused on the ultimate goal…For the person who received this gift and for the rest of us who observed the ‘gifting’… it was pretty Awesome”


Nick Arden – the compassion and understanding you exemplified during your recent encounter with a member was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Thank you for continuing to share your caring and wisdom! You truly bless us all.


Nick has been my mentor for (over) 10 years … I found him to be a trustworthy, reliable, and most importantly, resourceful thinker. Nick is knowledgeable in many different areas … Nick is always willing  to help. When I have questions and doubts, he is there to listen, analyze, and counsel. There has not been a single time I walked away from my conversation with Nick without learning something meaningful. Nick never ceases to amaze.

Senior Project Manager

Nick has been mentoring me since August 2020, … my success in developing strong business and entrepreneurial skills can be attributed to Nick’s resourceful thinking and vast experiential knowledge … Nick has the unique gift of capturing problems and detailing effective solutions in a matter of minutes … after each mentoring call I come away with at least one ‘eureka moment’! … Nick is kind, supportive, insightful … pushes me each call to be the best business leader I can be!

Startup Entrepreneur

Nick (was) my mentor, helping me with my career planning and job search. I have found him to be very knowledgeable in both of these topics. He is professional, supportive, reliable, well-organized, empathetic and very easy to work with. He has helped me regain confidence and has made the entire process less stressful and more enjoyable.

Principal Scientist

I have known Nick for (over) 40 years. We provided support for each others’ clients when we were on vacation … Nick contracted me to represent his construction software in the Toronto area … Nick combines wonderful interpersonal skills and a sense of humour, with meticulous and imaginative thinking.


Nick combines strong business acumen with innovation and imagination … a positive attitude which enables him to see any roadblock as an opportunity to achieve a successful solution … Nick’s interpersonal skills are also an enormous asset when communicating across varied professional fields (and generations).


I designed the infrastructure for Nick’s Construction Accounting System … I learned a lot from Nick … a great person to work with when the pressure was on. His skills in designing systems and gathering user requirements were top notch. The system design that we created was in use for 25 years … exceptional in that industry.

Business Systems Designer

Nick has assisted ActiveState Software with its SRED claims – 10 claims to date. Nick is highly effective in his SRED work  and a great asset to our team during our year-end financial work. He is professional, knowledgeable, a detailed worker, and understands the changing developments of the SRED program.


I had the pleasure of working with Nick on my company’s SR&ED claims … a great listener, logical thinker, and very personable … I also credit Nick with providing some insightful ideas and suggestions on the processes in our company. Thank you Nick!


 instrumental in Equicare Health’s successful SR&ED claims (including the defense of a claim during a CRA audit) … $2 million returned … over seven years …  very professional and knowledgeable … capable of succinctly summarizing complex software development and architecture into coherent language that was easily understood by reviewers.


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