Gerry Spitzner


We All Need Help to Realize What We Want Most.

pharmacySOS is a Vancouver, BC based retail Pharmacy business management consultancy with advisory services and guidance to support Pharmacists starting, buying or strategically realigning their practice. 

I believe in helping people develop strategies to succeed. “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that doesn’t yet exist and the ability to communicate it.”

Simon Sinek

Topics I Discuss


Start a Business

Start a business not a startup. A successful business starts with a strategic plan. 


Customer Experience

You can only grow your business if you have loyal customers and make them feel special.



Strategy is making choices, trade-offs and setting yourself apart from the competition.


Daily Operations

Every business needs to deliver its product or service effectively and efficiently.


Brand Image

Connect with customers on an emotional level.


Team Management

The right people working together can deliver outstanding results.



Get the most from your largest dollar investment.



Delegate well to show the way, then get out of the way.

Main Services


One-on-one / CEO Coaching

Showing how to best approach different situations with overall strategy and laying out the steps that should be used when executing the task.


Business Coaching

Have a better understanding of your business’s strengths and weaknesses and know how to make it more successful with a competitive advantage.


Management Coaching

Effective coaching skills are developed to help others achieve personal, leadership or professional goals to arrive at a solution on their own.


Workshops & Seminars

In person or virtual training courses designed to help people enhance their skills, learn new aspects, and the latest information.


Some Nice Things People Have Said About Me

“Gerry's advice as business consultant has allowed our organization to grow immediately. His eye for detail has helped us to implement changes to our policies that have made our organization more efficient and profitable. In many aspects, we owe our success to Gerry. I would love to work with him again. He is very honest and fair.”

Tyson, CPA, CGA

“It was such a pleasure to meet Gerry in a recent mentorship program with FWE. His experience, knowledge and suggestions were very helpful and I so appreciated the extra time and interest that he gave to research more information for my product. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Gerry as a teacher/mentor!”

Lianne Wessner

"I am extremely fortunate to have connected with Gerry through LinkedIn. Gerry offers incredible insight into the pharmacy profession having expertise in pharmacy ownership, consulting, and instructing - to name a few. Through multiple communication exchanges I can speak to Gerry's ability to clearly identify and articulate business problems, possible solutions, benefits, as well as long term strategy. I've gained so much from our connection and appreciate his passion for helping others and his profession. I highly recommend Gerry to any pharmacist interested in entrepreneurship."

Trina Nguyen

"Gerry was asked to deliver an effective educational lecture to Pharmacy Students at UBC on Pharmacy Business Strategic Planning. Gerry provided an excellent session that was interactive with the students and as a result was asked to deliver additional lectures. Working with Gerry to develop an effective presentation was easy and productive. Gerry showed genuine passion in helping the students learn, understand and begin to apply the concepts. Would recommend Gerry in teaching anyone to understand the business of pharmacy as well as incorporating customer services."

Alan Low, BSc.(Pharm.), Pharm. D., RPh, ACPR, FCSHP, CCD

Clients I've worked with