Our client work and experience has included a broad section of industries including not-for profits, education, healthcare, and technology. Below are a few examples of how we’ve helped our clients craft and execute successful strategies.
A newly formed senior leadership team was created inside of a Fortune 6 company. As a result of a recent re-organization, 5 senior leaders inside of a large reporting and analytics organization were re-aligned under a new leader spanning a broad set of functions including business development, complex project management, new client implementation, and financial planning and analysis. Not only were the functions broad, but the team was entirely remote with all of the employees working from home across the country and the senior leaders did not have a lot of experience working with one another previously with one senior leader being new to the organization. This led to an executive challenge.
A small college was struggling with implementing their strategic plan effectively. From our assessment, a fairly decent (but not great) high level plan had been developed, however; a year later the colleges administrators had been unsuccessful at meeting any of their targets. The college’s President decided to host a all-day strategy retreat over the summer with all 125 of its employees in order to re-set efforts and solve for their key strategic issues which were published into their formal plan. Our consultants were engaged and were asked to facilitate the retreat.
All organizations face pressures which force a need to change and adopt a new strategy. Some of these pressures are internal, some external, some which are controllable, and others which are not. This is much the case with catholic education. Socio-economic factors, changes in demographics, declining church numbers, and political factors all weigh heavily on private schools and especially catholic schools. After successfully leading a strategic planning project for a catholic school a few years prior, our consultants were asked to create one for an entire diocese.