Listen Community Consulting was founded in Montreal in 2019 by Sarah-Jane Morris. Listen and Sarah-Jane would like to begin by acknowledging that Listen Community Consulting is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which Listen conducts business. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
SJ spent 6 years in San Francisco building inclusive developer communities at companies like Mashery, Intel, Keen IO, and most recently, Shopify. Prior to working in San Francisco, SJ spent 9 years in Montreal working on marketing, community, SEO and branding at both B2B and developer-facing companies. She’s driven by an audacious vision of a diverse and welcoming tech industry.
SJ named her consultancy Listen for a number of reasons:
Healthy, inclusive communities take the time to listen and learn from each other. Respectful, empathetic listening is a core building block for any community.
In the 1970s, SJ’s dad, George Morris, founded a recording studio and advertising agency called Listen! Audio Productions. SJ’s dad is the reason she’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Carrying on the Listen name is a true privilege. ❤️