Our unique approach
What makes us different isn’t just what we do, but how we do it:
We are singular in our focus on making our clients stronger by equipping, enabling and empowering them to work to the highest and best use of their talent.
Somewhat unusual given our consulting business, a hallmark of our success is to reduce our clients’ dependency on consultants.
Our assignments are grounded in a commitment to knowledge transfer and capacity building – we do this by offering clients exclusive access to the Results Map® System.
We work as partners with our clients and pride ourselves on creating a powerful alchemy between our external expertise and our clients’ unique knowledge and know-how. Our fees are structured on a project basis rather than on hourly rates, which allows space for the kind of informal exchange and collaboration that generates the best results.
We are not afraid of the messy middle. In fact, that’s where we shine. By developing deep client
relationships and immersing ourselves in our engagements, we are uniquely positioned to help co-create strategic deliverables.
We work from a stance of “allyship” or accompagnement – walking alongside rather than ahead of our clients.
We bring the very best and latest in methodological rigour to every assignment. What’s more, we are at the forefront of developing methodological frameworks and tools. While we are the developers of the Results Map® methodology, we are intentional about blending research, models and frameworks from a range of disciplines to design customized solutions to client challenges.
Our approach is disciplined, rigorous and evidence-based.
We tell leaders what they need to hear, not what they want to hear.
Over the last 20 years, we have earned a reputation for being trusted advisors who can respectfully, but courageously be candid. We will speak the hard truths that others avoid, and our clients can count on us to deliver a professional – and often rare – challenge function.
- IABC Best of the Best Gold Quill Award for Change Communications (see case study)
- IABC Gold Quill Award for Change Communications
- IABC Silver Leaf Award for Excellence in Change Communications
- IABC Ottawa Distinguished Service Award
- IABC Excel Award for Crisis Communications
- Top 40 Under 40 Award
- Hygeia Award for Excellence in Health Communications