Value Drivers -- it is who we are and what we do.

We help emerging and current leaders in middle-market companies make a bigger impact, sooner -- especially when their success depends on accelerating their company's growth or profitability.

 

  • Owners and leaders of professional services firms rely on us to help them go farther and grow faster with our client loyalty assessments that reveal with certainty and specificity the unmet and emerging needs of their clients,  identify incremental revenue opportunities, and help them avoid the perils of complacency.

  • Owners, board members, and CEOs use our strategic operations diagnostic and culture map to: 1) reveal the perceptions, assumptions, misalignments, and blind spots that need attention and 2) accelerate the on-boarding of their newly appointed board members and C-level executives.  They also call us when they have tried to fix their problem(s) at least once, but haven't gotten the results they needed and cannot risk another failure.

  • Management teams use our strategic planning process to focus on fewer and bigger initiatives and create roadmaps that deliver breakthrough results with clearly defined and quantified  objectives, goals, strategies and measures.

About

 

Each of our Advisors have track records of leading and building businesses in multiple industries, companies, functions, and countries. We didn't start out as consultants.  We are C-level executives helping C-level executives.

 

We've dealt with the complexity and issues that accompany a growing company's success.  We've stressed over meeting a payroll, developed and launched new products and services, been surprised by the loss of customers whom we thought liked us, bought and sold companies, hired and fired employees, etc.

 

Having  walked in your shoes, we are able to bring you sure-footed insights, fresh perspectives, market-tested tools and processes, and best practices.

 

We excel at being hands-on in helping leaders grow their businesses  faster and taking them farther by:

  • Increasing their self-awareness of blindspots and misperceptions

  • Identifying critical issues and risks

  • Adding structure and discipline

  • Developing and executing business value enhancement plans

  • Holding others accountable for their commitments

 

 

 

 

Process

 

Current, market-based insights are essential to making good decisions.  Having them gathered by an independent, third party ensures they are candid, honest and unbiased. 

 

Each of our engagments starts with an assessment -- of the market, your core operations, your clients and employees, lost clients and prospects, and/or other key stakeholders.

 

This is why our typical engagment includes a culture assessment.  We have found that developing break-through strategies without connecting them to a company's culture usually leads to those strategies sitting on the shelf.

 

We also won't leave you with just our report and some words of encouragement.  We will be available as a sounding-board and to provide you with hands-on support to implement and stay focused on the strategies and tactics that will reduce business risk and accelerate the improvement in the value of your business.

Services

 

Each of our services has been designed by and is delivered or facilitated by C-level executives.

 

Our services emphasize diagnostics and data / facts and include:

  • Accelerating the impact newly appointed board members and C-level executives have on a business

  • Leadership assessments and workshops

  • Strategic business operations assessments

  • Customer and client loyalty / Net Promoter Score assessments

  • Strategic and business planning

  • Hands-on support for implementing our suggestions and proposed action plans

Examples
  • Newly appointed leaders get up to speed on their business in six weeks rather than six months -- and before they start in the job

  • Professional services firms discover with certainty and specificity who will refer them onto others and the unmet and emerging needs of their clients

  • Strategic plans that clearly define what is to be accomplished, how it will get done, and what success looks like -- in 5-7 pages