About

Founded in 2016, we are on a mission is to eliminate human suffering in the workplace, wherever it may exist—from the front line to the C-suite—through education, coaching and consulting that is reality-based and agile-driven.

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We are Agile agnostics on a crusade to purge organizations of money-mangling, time-trashing, resource-robbing, dignity-demeaning, emotion-exhausting, pride-punishing, value-vexing nonsense, and to restore the conditions needed to connect, create, surprise and succeed. 

One team at a time, we help organizations transform themselves from ones that are divisively political, time-starved, resource-poor and neurotic, to ones capable of changing their world and making the future a way of life.

Our Mission

Our Vision & Values

We are an employee-owned company serving people who are trying to make their organizational world a more rewarding one for all with a stake in its success.  More rewarding by delivering more value more often to those who depend on your work to do theirs.  More rewarding by simultaneously improving the quality of work life and economic well-being of all members of their organization, as well as of those to whom their organization answers.  And one that does all of this while the world in which their organization operates becomes increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.  

Toward this end, we will, in this order:

  • Strive without reserve for the most effective blend of agile-driven theory and reality-based pragmatism in our services; to be the unsurpassed standard of comparison; and to be recognized as a company strength, honor, courage and kindness, comprised of people who are no-nonsense truth-tellers and path-finders unconstrained by conventional thinking helping others make the future a way of life.
  • Direct our growth in the areas of organizational agility where we display maximum strength and ability; we will gather people and provisions that augment these areas; we will continuously build on these areas through our own on-going education, research and development; and we will avoid participation in areas where we cannot make worthy contributions.
  • Make a fair profit on current operations to meet our obligations, sustain our growth, and reach our goals.
  • Share the fruits of our success, and the pain of our failures, fairly among all employees; we will recognize the personal worth of employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, and advancement opportunity; and we will do all of this without regard to rank, gender, race. sexual orientation or identity.
  • Be a good citizen in the communities to which we belong.

 

We are seasoned developers of agile teams, organizations, and leaders.

There are firms that will seduce your business with a senior partner or two, but once won, they unload a bus of recent MBA grads who do the work while subjugating or displacing your staff. When they think they’re done, they vanish to their next engagement leaving you with those senior partners who’ve spent their time cloistered in a conference room building a multi-year plan to stay in your wallet.

We won’t do that to you. As your partner in Agile success, we promise to:

  • Be present: We want to be the consultants who win the engagement by performing the engagement.
  • Teach: We’ll show you the principles, models, concepts, methods and tools you need to be effective, including the what, why and how.
  • Coach and assist: We’ll support you in the practical application of these principles, helping you move from concept and theory to pragmatic issues quickly.
  • Guide: We’ll help you separate reality from mythology, signal from noise and information from speculation. We’ll show you the things to focus on and the things you should avoid.
  • Be your right-hand: You must be the leader, but we’ll be your right-hand.
  • Have the good grace to leave: When you become self-reliant, we’ll have the good manners to move along, while remaining just a phone call or email away should you need us.

Our Promise to You

Credentials, Professional Affiliations, and Partners

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Are you ready to experience Agile and get back to enjoying your work? If you’re ready to be a leader in the change, send us a message.