Andrea Akryod

Andrea Ackroyd, Owner

Over the last 10+ years, Profits Through People founder Andrea Ackroyd has helped a number of diverse organizations capitalize on opportunities, reach their goals, thrive through change and improve their profits.

After more than two decades working in a large corporation across Canada in a variety of operations leadership, accounting and project management roles both in the field and at head office, Andrea founded Profits Through People so she could apply her business expertise and knowledge to help other organizations achieve their goals.

Today, as a Business Resource, Andrea uses her unique blend of people skills and business savvy to support large and small organizations by temporarily augmenting existing talent as they onboard business, implement new systems, refine reporting, improve processes, transition to new organizational structures, build skills and ultimately increase profits.

Profits Through People is now based in Kelowna, BC and from that location Andrea serves clients in the Okanagan region, BC and across Canada.

Project Leadership & Facilitation

Accomplish big goals with a project leader who can build and lead cross functional teams to utilize the talents in your organization to successfully complete projects. As your project leader or facilitator, Andrea can help your team:

  • Take on new business
  • Implement a new business system or best practice
  • Prepare proposals, and presentations
  • Complete Requests For Proposal (RFP) or Quote (RFQ)

Business Analysis & Reporting

Have your data mined and turned into useable information to guide key decisions. When traditional financial statements are not enough, Andrea’s ability to mine, manipulate, analyze and translate data will give you the clear, concrete, meaningful information to monitor, manage, and report on your business that you need to make the right choices.

System Migrations

Provide the necessary focus and framework to transition to a new system. Andrea’s experience in business mergers, systems conversions, accounting and change leadership equip her with unique skills to drive orderly system migrations.

Learning Design & Facilitation

Give your team the tools and support they need to move your organization forward. With her experience in business and adult education, Andrea creates and facilitates custom workshops to suit your unique learners, objectives and organizational culture. Andrea builds skills and knowledge in an interactive, engaging and safe learning environment.


Pasture to Plate
The Meadows Waterfront Community
Lake Excavating Ltd
pmac Professional Medical Assessment Centres
In-House Design Services Ltd
Schickworks Signs and Stitches
SPS Spectra Power Sports
unisource a Veritiv company

Client Testimonials

Her ability to manage a team is what I remember most about Andrea. Many times I worked with Andrea as she took very complicated business issues (margin improvement, cost reduction, process improvement, etc) and boiled them down to manageable mission statements. Then she would meticulously lead a team through the process of identifying route causes and building a solution. All the while driving the team forward, building consensus, and holding all team members accountable!
- Bruce C.
During a time of growth and transition, Andrea was able to step in, take a knowing look at my business, pick up the threads, and offer experience-backed advice and support to get me back on track. -Mary C.
- Mary C.