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What People Say
"It was a great pleasure to work with Black Fox Strategy. They did a really good job throughout the whole strategic planning process and working with our board and management team."
— Andrew Guy, CEO of Calista Corporation
Strategy Is All About Risk
Taking the right risks at the right times to capture opportunities and gain competitive advantages, all while staying within acceptable risk tolerances.
Regardless of planning methodology, a balanced approach to purpose, growth and evolution is essential to a healthy risk/reward appetite and successful strategy design.
I work with my clients to improve risk visibility, fine-tuning strategy decisions and tactical execution plans without unnecessary reinvention or complexity.
This is Essential Strategy.
Who We Work With
We work with public and private organizations in all industries and of all sizes, and types, using a blend of your unique, internal expertise, experience-based knowledge, and guiding principles that apply across organizational boundaries to inform the consulting services you receive.
Think you need an expert in your own industry to support your risk and strategy needs?
You don't need us to tell you things about your business that you already know. What you do &need is someone who will help you find the blind spots and accurately identify the hidden drivers that are hindering performance.
We have that deep expertise in strategy and risk systems, with real-world experience in applying it in virtually any environment.
Our clients range from start-ups to billion-dollar global entities. We know how to build risk-based strategies and improve performance in non-profits, universities, local government administration, Alaska Native Corporations, Tribal entities, and even churches.
Our extensive experience takes us across more industries than most, and we succeed because our focus is on bringing new insight to the strategy-risk discussion in a way that adds value to your own process.
We are strategy, risk & resilience experts – it is simply all we do.
“We've lost our brand identity after a recent merger, now we are losing revenue.”
Erin Sedor is a risk and strategy expert supporting clients in a variety of industries in the for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors. She designed the Essential Strategy approach.
An emerging thought leader in the area of integrated strategy, risk, and resilience systems, Erin has more than 26 years of experience as a risk professional, C-suite officer, non-profit board chair, and now executive consultant and advisor.
Why We Are Different
Our unique value comes from our ability to assess and identify the drivers of strategic performance risk wherever it exists within your organization.
You and your team know what your strategy needs to be – we will make it even better by helping you identify and solve potential gaps in the design and execution of your plan.
Our Promise to You
We will NEVER try to fit your problem into a pre-determined solution, ask you to start over from scratch, create more complexity than you need, or sell you a service that doesn’t solve a problem.
We WILL bring greater visibility to what is slowing you down.
We WILL reveal how to improve goal execution success..
We WILL help you define and articulate risk appetite and tolerance.
We WILL show you how to strike a balance across purpose, growth, and survival.
We WILL teach you how to create actionable, sustainable process and programs.
“We worked with Black Fox Strategy in 2019 to gap assess an issue we had affecting client capture in one of our groups. From the start, we thought we knew what the problem was and that Erin would simply confirm our suspicions. We were enlightened when her analysis revealed that what we thought was an issue wasn’t one at all – we actually had a completely different problem. She then worked with our team to create an action plan to get the group back to an optimum level of performance. The results have been extremely successful – we couldn’t be happier! Erin’s ability to get at the root of a problem and then support a team in crafting the solution is exceptional.”
~ Lydia Griffey, Senior Principal at Stantec
What to Expect When You
Work With Us
Our job is not to do it for you – our job is to add our expertise to yours, revealing new perspectives and opportunities to help you do what you do even better.
We don’t “off the shelf” anything - your project is built for you.
We optimize whatever you already have in place to create synergy without reinventing the wheel.
We believe in action-oriented outcomes and prioritized action plans to help you take the next step.
We will show you how to define and measure the ROI of your project.
We expect participation. We will all be rolling up our sleeves together.
Our clients are unique and so are the solutions we design for them. While we use the best industry tools and analytical processes to diagnose and solve problems, you will not find us depending on a one-size-fits-all product. Our goal is to help your organization so we will scope and design a project that gives you the results you need within the budget you have.
Strategic Performance Alignment
Organizational Health & Performance
Whether you’re dealing with rapid growth, considering a merger, or just want to take a look under the hood, our comprehensive SO360 addresses strategy, risk and resilience from the Board to the front lines.
To better support Strategic Planning, we developed our SPA product to address disconnects between the Board and Leadership, and across the organization in areas of strategic vision, risk appetite, governance expectations and tone of culture.
Strategic Performance Alignment
Enterprise Risk & Resilience
Our Enterprise Risk projects address both program design & performance risk in all aspects of the organization. We can help you start from scratch, meet regulatory requirements, and audit the effectiveness of your program.
Board & Executive Transition
We support both new Executives and Boards with a clear understanding of the performance maturity and critical risks of the organization so they can make better decisions faster.
Customized Team Training
We believe that having a core understanding of strategy, risk and resilience is critical for every manager and leader, so we continually incorporate training into our projects, as well as developing new learning content for Boards, Managers and Leaders.
Business Continuity Planning
A complete, core business continuity program design package includes a proven framework and best-practice templates that can be modified to fit the organization.