"Curtis has a "knack" for understanding the process required to obtain funding and I feel lucky that we have access to that talent!"

Rob Smith

Chair, Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development


"As a team and as individuals, you have solid credentials in international trade, market intelligence, business processes, intellectual property, competitive intelligence, and many other aspects of business.  We have had excellent feedback regarding your work.  We feel fortunate to have found in you a team that combines the strengths of expertise in international trade with good journalistic writing.  Thank you for your professionalism, attention to detail, and a job well done."

Nicole d'Entremont

Marketing Manager, Team Canada Inc.


"Curtis understands the area of community economic development "to the extreme."

Rob Smith

Chair, Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development


"On behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, I would like to thank you for your New Exporters to Border States Seminar.  From all accounts the event was a resounding success."

Steven Haddon

Business Development Consultant, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade


"Curtis is visionary, inspiring, and has an impeccable ability to convey leadership and vision.  Working with Curtis was an excellent experience in effectiveness and efficiency in highly complex, and thorough, economic development initiatives."

Lance Douglas

President, O-Net


"Curtis is fastidious in his attention to detail and will report on, at any given time, pretty much anything that is requested.  He brings a real "systems approach" to his work."

Rob Smith

Chair, Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development


"Competitive Intelligence is an invaluable "practitioner's guide" to the field of competitive intelligence.  Written in a clear, cogent, straightforward style, the Cooks have produced an indispensable business guide for the "intelligence age."  Their book provides readers with a myriad of useful tools and techniques that are essential for companies wishing to succeed in today's global economy."

David Hartman

Deputy Director, Market Research Centre, Foreign Affairs and International Trade


"Get your hands on this book before your competitor's do."

James Daly

Editor-in-Chief, Business 2.0


"More valuable than your business plan, Competitive Intelligence:  Create an Intelligent Organization and Compete to Win will soon become the industry standard for competitive intelligence.  Michelle Cook and Curtis Cook have fashioned a guide which is a must-read for any executive looking to become a global industry leader."

Derek Mellon

Technology Journalist, Ottawa Business Journal


"As a consultant, Curtis Cook has added value to every project that he has worked on at the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)."

Caroline Tompkins,

President, Forum for International Trade Training


"Michelle (Schoffro Cook)'s books are my health bibles. I adore her work and refer back to her teaching time and time again.

If you want glowing, vibrant health, let brilliant Michelle be your guide."
Kris Carr, NY Times Best Selling Author & Founder of


"Michelle shares her compelling story of healing with wisdom and compassion as she gently guides you through this exceptional book. Read her book carefully and put into practice her simple, straightforward, common sense principles, and you will be glad you did for the rest of your long and healthy life."
Harvey Diamond
#1 New York Times Best-selling Author of Fit for Life


"Michelle Schoffro Cook takes us on a whirlwind tour of the microbiotic subculture of our bodies and in the process reveals the astonishing number of ways good bacteria can help us live longer, stronger, and happier lives. You'll walk away with all the tools you need to take your level of well-being from so-so to super."

Carol Brooks

Editor-in-Chief, First for Women magazine


"Dr. Cook's work is unique, empowering, informative, and guides us toward a healthy future. I highly recommend her work and books."

Mallika Chopra



"Thanks so much for all your writing and time; we couldn't do it without you."

Cara Spangler, Editor,