Making sense of business
We are an advisory business helping companies and their leadership teams navigate change, disruption, growth, and uncertainty.
Our work gives strategic purpose and momentum — often liberating resources by making them more connected and efficient.
Core outputs are confidence, clarity, enterprise value, and more focused people.
We work in the present — but can scenario plan for future eventualities.
Our work is founded on extensive C Suite experience, intellectual rigor and the forensic analysis of a company's eco-system - how it is connected ( or unconnected ) and where its systems are unproductive or failing.
But critically, guided by an intuitive sense of what actually makes business sense.
We view this through a local/global lens across market category, geography, competitive set and company lifestage.
Work with leaders and their teams to develop and implement an enterprise's vision, strategy and value chain.
Assess. Advise. Assist.
Through the lens of business ecology — a nature-inspired systems thinking approach to strategy — work with organizations and their leadership teams to effectively navigate and execute:
New business models
Intellectual property commercialization
Immerse with the client organization to co-create and execute recommendations — not “write a white paper and run.”
The Leadership Journey
Coming from a systems thinking lens, as well as having sat in the chair of being a CEO and entrepreneur, I offer a unique set of eyes, ears, and experience to walk the talk with leaders as they navigate the complex leadership journey.
It is a whole person's journey. One with which I am familiar and experienced. This includes times of deep dialogue and deep listening. A journey I facilitate and support, including asking and helping to address difficult questions — which often uncover new opportunities.
Business Ecology Retreat
Whether you are a leader and leadership team that does understand the nature of your business ecology and the need for adaptation, or one that does not, taking a day " away from the noise" to explore, map, assess and look strategically at the nature of your business ecology could have significant value for the future of your business – and the bottom line.
Collaborate in development and execution of initiatives, ecosystems and new ventures.
The journey of entrepreneurship is not a solo endeavor. I have entrepreneurship in my DNA. Several generations in fact. I have worked with entrepreneurs and venture creation for over 20 years.
I have served as a turnaround CEO of a water technology company and supported leaders and their teams through my professional practice over that time. And while I have taught graduate-level entrepreneurship and leadership, I believe entrepreneurs and leaders are enabled more than taught.
Addressing Critical Truths
Do you have a "back burner" of issues, a vision or critical truth that may be a key to your future and your enterprise that you delay addressing year after year? Did the pandemic bring them and other issues to the front burner?
I work with entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders looking for a place to go deeper around such issues important to an organization. It could be the need for a new business model. The turnaround of a company. A broken and dysfunctional system. Aligning the culture of the company with a new vision and purpose. Pandemic related trauma.
A creative systems thinker. I have a natural ability to see beyond obvious horizons for systems approaches and solutions to a business opportunity or dilemma.
Work with leaders, enterprises and systems to envision and create their future.
I have been there both as a CEO and working with Boards and executive teams, thus bring both an experienced and consultative perspective to leadership challenges and demands.
A creative systems thinker, I have a natural ability to see beyond obvious horizons for systems approaches and solutions to a business opportunity or dilemma.
My skills and passions include curating and connecting original thinkers and doers to deliver solutions to complex problems. I have worked with cross-cultural, geographic and generational teams – in person and virtually – for over two decades.