nadatodo® (pronounced nah-dah-too-doo) means nothing to do—at least for you. It’s a communications agency and consultancy offering clients services in writing and editing, ideation and strategy, and mentorship. It also brings its own creative concepts and projects to life, while assisting others to do the same. nadatodo® is spearheaded by writer, editor and consultant Anastasia Koutalianos.
Founded in 2009, nadatodo® started as an online events calendar just in time for the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Today, it supports clients in all their communication needs while developing its own projects.
nadatodo® offers a wealth of services including editing and writing, ideation and strategy, and mentorship—from personal statements and press kits, to web copy, marketing and action plans and beyond. Past clients include the Government of Canada, Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, Reconciliation Canada, Canada Wide Media, ad agencies, award-winning filmmakers, multi-disciplinary artists, industry professionals and graduate students.
I’m a Vancouver-based writer, editor and consultant. I co-wrote the cookbook From the Olive Grove: Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil with my mother (Arsenal Pulp, 2010) and write children’s titles. I love a good challenge and enjoy working collaboratively with diverse thinkers and shakers. Out of the box is my type of thinking.
I adore nature and art, and draw inspiration from thoughtful leaders who want to make the world a better place. In 2015, I was voted best career mentor for my work with MOSAIC, an agency that helps newcomers settle in Canada and the Canadian workplace. My latest passion: examining how we live, what we produce and ways we can reduce our eco footprint. As such, I’ve spearheaded a tiny house collective think and do tank that is exploring ways to incorporate tiny homes into our cities’ affordable housing strategies (in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada). I’m on the waste committee for the environmental non-profit SPEC, co-organizing greening event initiatives in the GVA through my involvement with the Master Recycler program; I’ve also co-founded Talkin’ Trash, the city’s first radio show exclusively on waste (bi-weekly on Co-op Radio).
On the professional front, I was a research consultant with Indian Affairs for over seven years and director of marketing and communications at Habitat for Humanity in Vancouver. I’ve written and edited for publishing houses, magazines and film companies (not to mention a bunch of private clients), reviewed local art and theatre performances, thrown events and fundraisers, and hosted/produced community-based radio shows. On a personal note, my family produces exceptional organic olive oil and sells it to local retailers and restaurants (shout out to Basil Olive Oil Products), so I do my best to champion makers of all things yummy and good for the earth. In my spare time, I support initiatives that conserve, uplift and celebrate our differences.
I have an honours bachelor of arts in French literature and language (with a double minor in history and political science) from the University of Toronto. I studied magazine and book publishing at Langara College, and have a certificate in plain language and usability testing from the International Consortium for Clear Communication. I’m also trained in intercultural competency, ESL instruction, and in 2016, studied project management and facilitation through the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. To me, learning is a lifelong practice. Hence, I read as much as I can on topics that interest me: leadership, management, marketing, communications, editing and psychology.
I look forward to connecting soon!