In a competitive world where speed and agility are critical, you can’t afford to spend months populating a framework. You need to execute. Besides, a drawn-out process tends to put tough issues on spin cycle, rather than easing decision-making. With simplicity, flexibility, and focus, I help you develop a sounder, more concrete strategy in a matter of weeks.
Whether it’s with members of your board, aggrieved stakeholders, or workers on the front lines, facilitating productive conversations about what’s important to people requires authenticity, a steady hand, and a nuanced ability to make connections. I facilitate sensitive conversations that quickly reveal what people can agree on, what their concerns are, and how those concerns can be addressed given the constraints that bind you.
People will not execute something they don’t understand, agree with, or know how to act upon. Engaging more stakeholders through the process reveals and addresses hidden operational pitfalls and drives buy-in. Using a radically inclusive process to engage more stakeholders at every step, I help you deliver actionable strategy that is enthusiastically embraced and adopted.
If your strategy lives in an 80 page PowerPoint deck, it has already failed. Nobody reads. Nobody has time. Nobody cares as much as you – certainly not employees who have work to do. Only strategies that can be summarized concisely, using language and concepts that instantly resonate, stand a chance. Together, we’ll articulate yours with elegance, clarity, and flair.
For my clients, our work together has been a turning point. In part due to the Fast Forward Plan, New York’s transit system was rewarded with a historic capital investment. In the wake of its rebranding and repositioning, Sienna Senior Living became one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures and went on to double in size. Accompass became widely recognized as a leading independent benefits, retirement, and compensation firm, before being acquired by Gallagher. Bridgeable is now one of the leading service design consultancies in the world.
When I think about where we were back then, and what we dreamed of accomplishing – we’ve accomplished it. Chris Ferguson Founder, Bridgeable