For over 25 years, we have helped organizations and teams improve operational efficiencies, gain strategic clarity, creatively solve the unsolvable problems, build alignment on contentious issues, and redesign organizational structures to improve value delivery. Examples of our work include:
Facilitated year-long implementation of a new truck and rail division. Coordinated work of industry experts, strategic planning facilitators, and transportation management. Facilitated all review meetings and assisted management in data interpretation and message development. Lead project manager reported it “could not have been done without your assistance” and that “ability to cross lines of expertise and management levels” was “vital to the success of the project.”
Oversaw communications and change management program for a start-up division of a major airline. Assisted in shaping executive messages for large employee meetings. Developed format for daily project team meetings which allowed for rapid exchange of information. Designed and conducted statistically-based process studies. Facilitated multiple project team, cross-functional department, and conflict resolution meetings. Project was completed from idea inception to first take-off in a record six months with company-wide acceptance and praise for change process.
Facilitated the leadership transition of a third-generation family business firm over a 2-year period. Led the re-design of the company governance structure, creating an executive board that provide counsel to third generation and oversaw establishment. Facilitated multiple conflict resolution meetings and conducted communication audits to shape correct message during the change process. Second generation owner indicated five years later that “Katherine is probably is the best I’ve seen at creating an environment that encourages participation by all people.”
Enhanced Corporate Communication Strategy
Coordinated a change management program within a global software consulting industry in conjunction with new strategic direction. Facilitated the multi-cultural management team in the identification and implementation of major initiatives necessary to implement strategic plan. Assisted executives in the development and delivery of the strategic message.
Re-Engineering of a Critical Process
Led a 6-month effort to re-engineer a cargo delivery system for a major airline. Facilitated cross-functional problem identification meetings, designed and conducted statistical process validation studies, interpreted results, coordinated recommendations for improvement, and assisted management in designing more effective operational reports.
Development of Technology Portfolio Management Process
Facilitated development of R&D strategy and portfolio management process in the oil and gas refining industry. Conducted multiple top leadership stakeholder interviews, facilitated multiple steering committee meetings, worked closely with R&D VP in devising strategic options and framing communications to gain support with both internal staff and C-suite. Subsequent results of a customer & business value-driven technology strategy and success in tying innovation to key company challenges gained overwhelming support from top leadership.