Urban Planning

Viswali Consulting

At Viswali Consulting, we collaborate to build human-centred plans, policies, and relationships with diverse communities to facilitate individual and systems change and achieve lasting results.

We offer services in career mentoring, cross-cultural and community relationship building, policy and planning research, public speaking, and training. Equity, diversity, and inclusion inform everything that we do.

Our Services:

  • Career Mentoring
    Individualized career mentoring and forward-thinking leadership advice, specializing in support for early and mid-career professionals, academics, and almost anyone in a life transition.

  • Building Community and Relationships
    Strategic and practical approaches to relationship building for community development and systems change.

  • Research and Writing
    Research that draws from human-centred planning and policy expertise, deep curiosity, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Public Speaking and Training
    Public speaking and facilitated training workshops that captivate audiences, and encourage conversation and action.

Let us help you to plan with purpose and design change.


Leela worked openly and graciously with a large group of stakeholders with diverse perspectives and needs. In the end, Viswali Consulting ensured that all stakeholder needs were met, and we couldn’t be happier with the final product. I feel absolutely privileged to have worked with Leela and Viswali Consulting

Erin Clow, Manager, Education and Training, Human Rights and Equity Office, Queen’s University
Leela’s approach achieves the perfect balance between structure and flexibility. I appreciated that our conversations were always organized, while also allowing the freedom to explore the full range of topics that were on my mind. Looking back, I am amazed at how much material we covered in just a few focused career mentoring sessions. I really appreciated that Leela provided so many new ideas, suggestions and resources in the detailed reports that I could continue to explore on my own after our initial conversations. After working with Leela, I felt a renewed sense of optimism and eagerness to take the next steps on my career journey.
Emily M, Planning and Real Estate Professional

Leela’s approach to developing Task Force recommendations with our members evolved as we dynamically worked towards our end goal. Her ability to, thoughtfully and strategically, determine the necessary changes to our process and timeline, can absolutely be attributed to our success.

Susan Wiggins, Executive Director, OPPI
What stands out for me working with Leela is that she obviously values the work of practitioners and community members. She finds ways to help that honour the position and circumstance of her partners and doesn’t try to apply a particular structure or theory that suits her best. Rather, she listens to what partners need and want and offers what she can that meets those needs. Leela establishes true partnerships, and leverages her resources and networks to serve the community. Leela shows you what is possible when you have the right partner: she keeps the fire lit for you.
Ellyn Clost-Lambert, Community Research Professional

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