Strategic planning consulting services

Bring our strategic planning services onsite to help transform your organization by building a strategic plan & putting everything in place to move it into execution.

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For organizations who need an expert to lead a custom approach for strategic planning.

Our team of experts will develop a custom approach to define your growth strategy.

Our core capabilities and areas of expertise:

Retreat Facilitation

Our team of expert practitioners will facilitate custom-built strategy sessions with proven methodologies, practical tools and hands-on exercises for designing a strategy and putting an effective management system in place. Learn more.

Market Assessments, Competitive, & Industry Analyses

Explore where the greatest opportunities for growth exist with customized research to gain strategic insights into current and emerging players in your market, industry trends, and market shifts.

Ongoing Strategic Management Services

Add a real-world strategy practitioner with years of experience in developing and implementing strategy to your team. We’ll coordinate and drive your monthly or quarterly strategy review sessions. Learn more.

Employee Insights

Engage your organization in the strategic planing process. We’ll develop a targeted survey to gather insight from board members, managers, and staff. Learn more.

Customer Insights

The voice of your customer is at the heart of any growth strategy. Work with our Research Team to build a targeted, practical approach to gathering your customers’ perspective so you know why you’re winning or why you’re not. Learn more.

Organization Benchmarking

Benchmark your organization’s strategic performance against high performing organizations that are successful in strategy design and implementation. Learn more.

  • You won’t find a team of Harvard MBAs here. We are professionals with years of practical experience building smart, simple strategy.

    Howard Olsen

    President, Ph.D.
    Senior Strategist

    Howard’s Clients:
      Industries:
    • Tourism
    • Government
    • Faith-Based Non-Profit
    • Technology & SaaS
      Brands:
    • RSCVA, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
    • Washoe County, City of Reno
    • C12 Group, Sparks Christian Fellowship
    • Microsoft, OnProcess Technology
  • You won’t find a team of Harvard MBAs here. We are professionals with years of practical experience building smart, simple strategy.

    Erica Olsen

    COO/Co-Founder
    Senior Strategist

    Erica’s Clients:
      Industries:
    • Retail
    • Tourism
    • Construction
    • Non-Profit & Government
      Brands:
    • Patagonia, Gabriel & Co.
    • MGM Resorts, RSCVA, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
    • Brycon Corporation
    • Washoe County, City of Reno, Make-A-Wish
  • You won’t find a team of Harvard MBAs here. We are professionals with years of practical experience building smart, simple strategy.

    Jeff Brunings

    Senior Strategist

    Jeff’s Clients:
      Industries:
    • Technology & SaaS
    • Professional Service Organizations
    • Retail
    • Non-Profit & Government
      Brands:
    • Intuit, IBM
    • Miller Heiman
    • Volcom, Williams Sonoma, Ocean Spray
    • YMCA, Reno Rodeo Association
  • You won’t find a team of Harvard MBAs here. We are professionals with years of practical experience building smart, simple strategy.

    Kathleen Colombo

    Client Engagement Director

    Kathleen’s Clients:
      Industries:
    • Healthcare
    • Gas & Oil
    • Media
    • Pharmaceutical
      Brands:
    • Siemens, McKesson
    • GE, Baker Hughes
    • Gannett, PR Newswire, Universal
    • Bayer Corporation, Baxter Healthcare
  • You won’t find a team of Harvard MBAs here. We are professionals with years of practical experience building smart, simple strategy.

    Kim Perkins

    Senior Strategist

    Kim’s Clients:
      Industries:
    • Technology & SaaS
    • Education
    • Non-Profits
    • Retail
      Brands:
    • Google
    • University of Santa Cruz, Oxford School District
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • Patagonia
  • You won’t find a team of Harvard MBAs here. We are professionals with years of practical experience building smart, simple strategy.

    Lorna Shepard

    Senior Strategist

    Lorna’s Clients:
      Industries:
    • Packaged Goods
    • Retail
    • Tourism
    • Financial Services
      Brands:
    • Clorox, Oscar Mayer
    • Eyemasters, Sears
    • Santa Monica CVB, Allegiant Airlines
    • Wells Fargo, Vantage West Credit Union

A pragmatic approach to strategic transformation.

Take a proven approach to transform your organization.

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