Many individuals are excellent at planning, operations, and structuring growth capital; others are highly adept in life coaching and development of human capital. I bring an integrated perspective, described by a former IBM executive as "an ability to understand the whole person in the client and the whole picture in the client's business environment."
This comes from mentoring by my father, who took charge of a multigenerational family business; from owning a wide range of my own businesses; from working inside and along side multinational organizations; from guiding start-up and turn-around ventures; and from being the sounding board for troubled executives affected by tangible and intangible stress factors at work and/or at home.
These experiences highlighted how policies, procedures and processes determine the culture of the organization -- whether that means a company or a family -- and emphasized the great importance of the individual knowing themselves well in these environments in order to excel as a person and as a professional.
An organizational effectiveness expert once referred to me as "the white space on the organization chart...able to perceive situations and their implications more deeply and broadly than most people... offering points of view and solutions not thought of by others."
That's what you can count on from me.