John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
To survive the rugged ebb and flow of business and community leadership, there are times when you know what is not getting done and want it done - now.
The Virtual Tide Pool is specifically curated for leaders who are ready to address specific key performance areas and subjects that directly impact their businesses. You get fast help with organizational alignment, unblocking projects and initiatives, developing strategy, reducing risk, and getting focus.
Tide Pools are focused business courses and intensive studies designed for a leader ready to dive deep and develop solutions in specific areas of risk or pain. Our Tide Pools bring together proven methods, coaching guidance, and professional experience you need to move your wishes and intentions into action and success.
The Pools are facilitated by coaches and leaders who have walked a mile in your shoes and cover topics from starting, growing, and scaling your business to discovering your ultimate exit strategy.
You select the sessions that are relevant to your situation, and we’ll make sure you get everything you need to set course to create real change – the kind that truly accelerates your success.
Dedicated to developing visionary, principle-centered thought leaders who have hunger and imagination for new projects. You will reexamine your business and market assumptions and explore the underlying foundations of category and vertical leadership. You will improve critical leadership skills and project plans by gaining access to your own strengths by becoming self-aware, self-correcting, and self-fulfilled.
At the heart of every company is service, acknowledging that companies exist to serve its customers. Executives learn the premise that a high-performance team has at its core service; felt, shared, and honored. You will examine how your business is using practical and measurable aspects of making business work for the betterment of all.
Answering the question: what is the process for creating ROI balance and integrating a higher purpose in the bottom line? We provided executive advisory sessions on how leaders can quickly advance principled ROI and community stewardship.
The Return-on-Investment conversations are foundational to modern-times decision-making. You need valuable data, insights, and resources to help you move confidently and quickly. With aligned processes, you will find new opportunities to innovate and experience transformation.
In today's competitive world, leaders must focus on the balance of cost to value within their market and portfolio strategies. We help leaders connect and combine to form a balanced mix of solutions, programs, products, services, and market that will help you act with confidence and positively impact your business. Learn techniques for growth company leaders on a quest to deepen their product portfolio, explore new markets and verticals, and build a sustainable business.
Leaders learn to optimize experiences, have a sense of calm, and strengthen your ability to correct your course when things aren't going well. You will have a deeper visibility into selling, delivering, and implementing a balanced mix of products and services at the right time. Find measured success by decreasing the sales cycle and increasing the close rate. The overall result of these efforts is a turn-around from stagnant or lost market share to significant increase in market share.
Maximize CLV and implement a value-based marketing strategy, customer acquisition tactics, understand agile change management, find trends, and present insights.
Implement a streamlined PMO with SMART processes, procedures, and templates. Navigate and manage internal relationships to enable the PMO to be optimized.
We discuss agile life cycles and template design as well as methodology, deliverables, process, and roll-out training. Streamlined and simple are the program goals to deliver products on time and to cost and performance standards.
Communities have a desire to thrive and not lose itself in rushed change. Supporting the establishment of robust business development and promotion programs as well as cultivating and encouraging local investment vehicles would provide much needed viability to the overall sustainability of community growth policies.
Paired with strategic grants and state/federal funds to help communities evolve into sustainable and resilient ecosystems, there are ample opportunities for all communities to share in the post-COVID national economic revitalization efforts.
There are an infinite number of paths to take. Planning is vital to ensuring whichever direction rural communities take is scalable, sustainable, and does not destroy the numerous attractive attributes and characteristics – the WHY and reasons community living is desirable. Encouraging business leaders and their businesses to support a sustainable economic future is key to that planning.
Businesses and critical infrastructure that are scaled to a community and connected to their unique employment base are core to long-term survival.
Where your business is located matters. What you do for your community matters. And who your business is as a "neighbor" is critical.
Because of the interconnected nature of a community, businesses have significant impacts on every aspect of life. If businesses are doing great, morale is usually high. And if businesses are struggling, it can have a negative impact on the whole community.
This is the time to think about the impact your business does and can have on your community.... and how some changes can help you and your employees.
Downtowns are the heart of our communities, and a community is only as strong as its downtown. As we emerge from the pandemic, we will need to take stock of the past year’s opportunities and challenges. We have lessons learned about what we did well and how downtowns were vulnerable to change. We can validate what has been effective and:
Communities can and should shape their own economic development futures. It should also build opportunity from within by encouraging businesses to start, stay, and grow in town without losing sight of its purpose: to have a welcoming community where people are drawn to live, work, shop, and enjoy life throughout their lives. Beyond skill and experience, communities need leaders who have their mind, heart, and soul embedded in their success.
We help you optimize past and present experiences to earn loyalty from the start. We analyze and advise on ways to understand your community so you know when to have a sense of urgency and moments of calm. This enables you to have the ability to seamlessly correct your course when things aren't going well.
Supplier diversity initiatives can deliver powerful advantages.
Companies with ambitious commitments to building an inclusive supplier base also know that creating the right foundation for success takes time, commitment, and organizational change. Learn about programs that promote the use of diverse suppliers through long-term strategic aspirational goals, annual functional spending objectives, leadership programs and event sponsorship, and sourcing tools and resources.
Learn how to invest in the capabilities required to support new or developing suppliers, including onboarding, risk mitigation, and mentoring.