I work with clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors offering clear, focused and practical solutions
Every so often, teams and organizations need to refresh: get a clearer picture on priorities, fine-tune operations, create a focused and engaging strategy and action plan, and learn from the strengths of their competitors. Leaders also benefit from outside counsel to help them focus on what matters, get the most from their team and stay positive and creative in the face of an overflowing in-tray.
I love working with organizations and teams at this moment of transition. I bring 20+ years’ experience running teams and leading organizations. I’ve also built two non-profits from start-up to sustainable ventures. I especially enjoy the challenge of working in environments where sensitivity, political acumen and complex multi-stakeholder engagement are vital.
What I do depends on what you need, but typically I offer the following services:
To help you understand who is out there, what they are doing, how they are regarded, and what you can learn from them.
Done in collaboration with your competitors, a benchmarking study allows you to look in much greater detail, get under the skin of what you and your peers are doing, and allows an opportunity for dialogue and learning, especially good for teams and organizations with shared missions.
Strategic review and planning
Every 2-3 years, organizations and teams need to take stock and create new goals to keep them moving forward. I work with clients to manage the whole or part of the strategic review process and bring challenge and motivation in equal measure.
Organizations often don’t understand the full range of skills and experience they have, which leaves talent untapped and people unmotivated. I work with leadership and human resources to audit what you have and help you to understand how to get the best from your people.
It can be really lonely at the top of teams and organizations. I know from experience just how helpful it is to have an independent, dispassionate and experienced mentor on hand to help you stay focused, trouble shoot problems, and remain positive and creative in the midst of a busy and stressful job. I help leaders to either work through a defined problem for a fixed period or mentor over a longer time frame to assist professional development.
I facilitate meetings, events, retreats, away days and processes for organizations who want focus and clarity, a constructive and engaging process, and tangible deliverables.
Get in touch
If you’d like to discuss how I can help, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
I promise no hard sell and absolute confidentiality.