About Trina

Photo by Aimee Isakson Photography: aimeeisakson.com
trina [at] 27shift.com
Tw: @telleni (though I’m rarely here)
FB: trinaisakson (follow me only; I don’t friend people I don’t know)

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Trina Isakson supports nonprofit executives with bold and future-oriented projects. Through research, facilitation, strategy, and process design, she helps leaders answer important questions and helps organizations move forward in changing times.

As principal consultant at 27 Shift, Trina’s clients include government, higher education, and national nonprofit organizations. She has also taught a variety of university courses on community development and nonprofit leadership and management, and is founder of the Quiet Changemaker Project and the Do Good Better Podcast.

She holds an MBA in community economic development from Cape Breton University, a Bachelor of Education from UBC, and a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from SFU.

Trina is an avid traveler and mountain-lover—her highlights include Tajikistan, Iran, Peru, and New Zealand. When she isn’t working, learning or travelling, Trina enjoys reading, backyard gardening and playing board games. She grew up in Salmon Arm BC, lives in Powell River on Tla’amin territory, and works for clients across Canada and beyond.


  • MBA in Community Economic Development | Cape Breton University
  • Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement | SFU
  • Bachelor of Education | UBC
  • Bachelor of Science | UBC
  • MBTI® Certification Program

Memberships and involvement

  • Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research