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CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR BUSINESS

For many businesses, management consulting offers an outside perspective and “best practice” solutions both in terms of strategy and operations. But one size doesn’t fit all. We understand that every business is different, that’s why we offer customized solutions unique to your organization’s challenges.

Through a customized approach, Yvonne will help your organization:

  • Set priorities
  • Focus energy and resources
  • Strengthen operations
  • Ensure employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals
  • Establish agreement around intended outcomes and results
  • Assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment

Business Growth

Experts say slow, steady growth is optimal. Unfortunately, growth doesn’t always happen this way. Whether your business is growing too rapidly or you would like to spark growth, we can help your organization develop a growth strategy.

Yvonne will develop a customized plan to help you:

  • Assess your current business
  • Uncover new markets
  • Assist in hiring talent
  • Define long-term business goals
  • Manage growth and resources

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is important because it provides a sense of direction for your organization and outlines measurable goals. It is a valuable tool that is useful for guiding day-to-day decisions and also for evaluating progress and changing approaches when moving forward.

The prospect of putting together a strategic plan can seem daunting, but we can help. Through various activities, Yvonne will lead your team in developing a strategic plan that is customized, realistic, and measurable.

Strategic Visioning

A strategic vision is an ambitious view of the future that everyone in the organization can believe in and that is not readily attainable, yet offers a future that is better than what now exists.

In order to figure out where an organization is going, members of the group need to understand the organization’s past, its current position, and possible directions it could take in the future.

Key questions like “what does our organization do?” and “how do we excel among similar organizations?” can be asked of constituents such as management/administrators, employees and clients. The answers will help determine the vision, mission, values and strategies that the organization will adopt over a period of 3-5 years.

Utilizing The Grove Consultants International’s Strategic Visioning™ process, we will guide your team by using interactive visual tools to engage all participants with an equal voice in developing the best strategy and vision for your future. Strategic visioning will:

  • Create a compelling vision, develop a realistic strategy to achieve it, and identify action steps to take right away
  • Ensure multiple voices and perspectives are included
  • Hold the big picture and the small details at the same time

Family-Owned Businesses

Family-owned businesses present unique challenges to those who own and work for them, raising questions you may well be familiar with:

  • How should we manage succession from one generation to the next?
  • How do we take a professional approach to our business without losing our family spirit and values?
  • Should we set up a family office to manage our interests?
  • What’s the best way to share rewards between family and non-family members?
  • Can we attract a CEO from outside the family?
  • How do we draw the line between ownership and management?

At Consulting Solutions, we can help you navigate through these unique challenges and empower your team to find solutions that fit your company’s culture and goals.

Business Transitions

Often times, unique situations arise that warrant executive and leadership development, such as transitions and succession planning. Successful transitions are critical in today’s organizations, yet few companies provide the necessary training and support executives need to “hit the ground running.” In fact, recent studies indicate that 30-50% of newly hired leaders fail and leave within 18 months. Ensuring a positive trajectory for integrating new executive talent requires a systematic approach.

Yvonne can help your organization with transitions by helping leaders:

  • Learn the business and culture
  • Cultivate key relationships
  • Create a foundation for building a high performing team
  • Leverage his or her strengths

There are many reasons businesses need to think about succession planning. With careful planning and preparation, organizations can manage the changes that result from a generational transfer of leadership as well as the ongoing changes that occur regularly when key employees leave an organization.

Change Management

When your organization undertakes projects or initiatives to improve performance, seize opportunities or address key issues, they often require changes; changes to processes, job roles, organizational structures and types and uses of technology. There are many frameworks to consider, but essentially organizational change looks at moving from the current state to a future state.

However, it is actually the employees of your organization who have to ultimately change how they do their jobs. If these individuals are unsuccessful in their personal transitions, if they don’t embrace and learn a new way of working, the initiative will fail. If employees embrace and adopt changes required by the initiative, it will deliver the expected results.

So in essence, organizations do not change, people do.

Yvonne’s extensive work in Workplace Psychology makes her uniquely qualified to assist your organization in developing change management strategies that are crucial to your company’s success.

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