What You Get
My consulting services are based on 20+ years advising clients on how to identify and manage changes in the environment by developing strategies that drive growth, provide an advantage or improve efficiency.
Staying ahead requires more than just adopting new technology. It demands a problem solving approach, an outcome-oriented and frugal mindset, and being able to manage internal change all the time.
With a management consulting background of over 20 years across commercial, nonprofit and government organizations I can assist you with both developing your strategy, as well as with executing it. My services include helping you develop different types of strategies, and helping you execute them to success.
Whether you’re looking to devise more dynamic strategies, to drive growth, or to create the right conditions for innovation, I have the expertise and experience to guide and support your organization. I help you with strategy services at the overall corporate level (Corporate Planning), or for individual business units or categories (Strategic Planning and/or Business Planning). Click the links below to read more about my offerings.
Does the leadership team share a common understanding of the purpose of the organization? Are there clear decisions on directions to be taken? Is the process of decision-making transparent?
Does the leadership team have the bandwidth to lead a detailed planning exercise? Is an outside-in view being taken, or is it limited to existing knowledge? Have the competencies been assessed? Is there a growth mindset? Are the financial projections clear?
Have market opportunities been mapped and assessed? Do the value proposition and customer processes resonate with customers? Is the product mix meet the current and future needs of key market segments?
Which expansion dimensions – product, segment, geography – offer the best potential for growth? What will be the entry route? what are the Critical Success Factors? Is there a powerful business case that justifies entry? What are the risks?
Getting the job done demands a problem solving approach, an outcome-oriented mindset, and being able to manage internal change all the time. Read about my Execution offerings below:
Is there an understanding of the reason the organization has to change? Is the decision-making transparent? Are the goals and milestones and changes set?
Who is doing what? Are the different parts of the organization collaborating or hindering each other? So do you have the right organization structure? Develop the right shape and manpower levels through the right organization design, capability assessments and training, and manpower planning.
Can and will employees do their jobs differently or better so the organization moves forward? People have to be persuaded to change their way or working, and have to learn how to collaborate. Giving them technology-based tools is not a solution. Rather they need a mix of persuasion, logic and incentives to change their pattern of behavior.
Read about my Communications skills and experience.
Is leadership talking with employees? And are the right messages being heard by the right people? I work with communications experts to design internal communications and social media campaigns to drive customer and employee engagement, and influence behavior and brand reputation. I provide measured results and insights.
Are all your different initiatives making an impact, or are they all over the place? The art and science of planning and monitoring the execution of initiatives and ensuring that people involved understand, support and align to the plan.