Target the right customers with the right message.
Ensure employees, vendors and contractors all understand what the business does and why.
Use data for decision making:
⦾ define metrics
⦾ develop reporting and dashboards
⦾ apply market research
⦾ mine data for indicators and trends
⦾ assess and design data structure
Support innovation with a solid foundation and proven best practices.
Employ an agile approach to get teams humming.
Explore the best technical solutions for efficiency and scalability.
Identify functional areas needed for core business activities and those that can be outsourced to gain efficiencies.
Develop powerful company statements (Vision, Mission, Values, Principles) that clearly tell the worldwhat you do, why you do it, what you stand for and where you are going.
Create Company handbooks that educate and support employees with clear information and guidance.
Ensure retention of valuable employees by aligning their jobs and career path with personal values and organizational goals.
“Translate” between teams of experts to get everyone aligned on business goals. When all Stakeholders understand each other it increases support and adoption, and projects run smoother with amplified results.
Create solutions and transition them to employees with training and support.
Develop “train the trainer” materials for internal roll out of company-wide programs and initiatives.
Create product and business road maps that get buy-in from employees through the board-level.
Drive a Strategic Planning process to assess the right path for both businesses and teams.
Explore options including mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, asset sales and licensing.
Which of these outcomes can we help you accomplish? Let’s schedule a chat so we can get you started.
My time spent in the worlds of politics, Fortune 500 companies, and start-ups lends me the perspectives and experience that serves my clients on all levels.
As a career generalist my expertise is seeing patterns, understanding connectivity, and formulating solutions
The foundation for these skills can be found in my education — a BA in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, and Leadership Coaching Certification from Brown University.
If my ability to clarify complexity and design elegant solutions can contribute to the success of you and your company let’s have a conversation!
I formed Giffords Group to build an organization of professionals with diverse skills that share common values. We create impact by integrating a generalist perspective with tactical skills and embedding with clients to ensure solutions are integrated and seamless.
In addition to curiosity, collaboration, accountability and professional excellence we value time – ours and our clients. We don’t believe in excess meetings or unfocused documentation.
Our engagements are bespoke, yet in every case we avoid needless disruption of current operations and achieve outcomes by maximizing existing capabilities and resources.
Diagnose the root cause of pain points and blockers
Team building & retention
Increased bottom line profitability
Increased customer satisfaction
Maximized return on operational expenditures
Reduction in cross-functional conflict
Sustainable change management
Greater success with organizational change efforts
More effective team leadership
Accelerated goal accomplishment
Fact-based decision making
Improved self-awareness and self-management
Improved relationships with co-workers
Our engagements start with a conversation.
Tell us what is keeping you up at night and what goals we can help you achieve.
From these conversations we develop a proposal.
Sometimes this is a single meeting, other times it can be a long-term engagement. We respond to the specificity of each client and project with detailed proposals, measurable results and a defined end point.
Our pricing is equally responsive and reflects the level of expertise and time involved. Our preference is to bill by the project or as a monthly retainer – managing hourly billings interrupts flow and adds costs.
Organizations with a…
willingness to tie each engagement to a defined output
an understanding that decisions in the details have a seismic impact on broader business goals
a mind-set open to considering new solutions to old pain points
Leaders who are…
experts, yet aware of their limitations and -surround themselves with excellence
who are driven by their past success to create future successes for themselves and those around them
From organization to individual leaders who know that they grow best and fastest when they have a thought partner who engages deeply,challenges respectfully andactively partners in finding options, opportunities, and solutions.
Coaching is a beneficial tool for both individuals and teams, particularly when there is a desire to accelerate change and achieve outcomes. When Giffords Group is engaged for team coaching, we reach into our network of trained and certified coach partners to find the best match between coach and client. This matching process considers personalities, experience, approach and coaching goals. An intentional matching process combined with measuring success along the way, ensures the best possible outcome.
Wendy Giffords is a certified Leadership and Performance coach. She works one-on-one with individuals and oversees company coaching programs for organizations.
Giffords Group has a broad network of trained and certified coach partners, all of whom have business backgrounds.