Our approach to strategy

Most modern approaches to strategy begin with urgency. They emphasise that we’re in a VUCA world: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. They stress that you need expert guidance (usually from a consultant), and that the road will be rough.

While we agree the world is full of complex systems and wicked problems, we also recognise that change is not new. We know that as humans we are magnificently creative and adaptive, and, above all, we know that panic won’t make things clearer.

Instead, we believe in strategy that starts with a mindful pause, has a strong set of guiding values, and keeps people at its heart.


Strategy services


Facilitation for
high-stakes conversations

Our first strategy engagement with many organisations is to help with designing and facilitating a high-stakes conversation. This might be an important board or stakeholder meeting, an executive team strategy review, or a strategy workshop for staff.

Our facilitative approach is one that is comfortable being provocative, juggling multiple viewpoints, and, like any good coach, pushing the group to get the best outcome.

Want to know more? Get in touch and ask us about our work with the Department for the Environment in SA, the Sunrise Foundation, or the Australian Conservation Foundation.


Full strategy process

Want to run a full strategic process? We can work with you to design a bespoke, robust process to create a strong guiding strategy. This might include reviewing your current purpose, capabilities, context, theory of change and business model, interviewing stakeholders to clarify your value propositions, business model and theory of change.

Want to know more? Get in touch and ask us about our work with the Clean Energy Council, Social Security Rights Victoria, or Riding for the Disabled SA.


Innovation strategy

Feel like you have a handle on your overarching strategy, but want to understand how your organisation can be more strategic about innovation?

We can run a rapid process with your department or organisation to adapt world-class best practice around innovation strategy to your organisation’s needs. We’ve run the process in as little as two weeks.

Want to learn more? Ask us about our work with CERES, Conservation SA, or our mentoring work with States of Change (NESTA).


Not sure what you need? Get in touch and we can talk it through.