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Advising

Impact

I am not a consulting shop. I am quite targeted in this work. In practice, this means that I take on a curated set of clients and help strategically drive them toward their outcomes of interest. While not exclusive, this work increasingly focuses on clients within healthcare, technology, venture capital, and at times, family-run businesses. I have a particular interest in companies or organizational ecosystems pursuing market disrupting solutions to complicated social and economic problems. 

In this work, I bring my own expertise on strategy and organization, and I pull in partners who are experts in other fields if the scope of the problem, and the particularities of the client’s needs require it. This work moves from imagination of what is possible to solution design and implications for delivery– all the while guided by the explicit organizational values in play and the data that best elucidates the underlying opportunity landscape.

If this work is of interest, please drop me a note as I am happy to chat and share more of my consulting method.

We are imaginary creators. In other words, sometimes we see things before they can be articulated. The process of collective imagination allows us to envision new realities. But a dream is just a dream until it is designed into practice. Marrying together what can be with how it must be designed is a crucial part of addressing complicated organizational realities.

Organizations are inert. As people, our routines calcify, a process that holds our potential at bay in a world that is fast changing and rewarding of innovation. Turning a designed vision into practice requires thinking about how our systems are nudged into motion, and corralled into motion. This is as much art as it is science.

Values articulate what we believe should be true– whether priorities to live out or direction to aspire toward. But the pulse of the world is felt in data, the traces of behavior that point to the current state and the pain points all around. Client engagement should walk the line between the two, knowing how to blend what should be with an understanding of where things stand. 

Subset of Previous Advising and/or Executive Education Clients

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