Our 4-Step Delivery Process for Strategic Performance Excellence
Assess, Analyze & Understand
Challenge assumptions by understanding internal capabilities and external market needs and industry drivers. Reveal hidden opportunities and blind spots to improve strategy design.
Align the organization and its resources around deep purpose, create an intentional plan for growth, and evolve capabilities to meet the continually changing needs of those served.
Build Strategic Discipline
Create alignment around key strategic priorities, build a discipline around meaningful and efficient performance measures, and design agility through proactive observation and testing of anticipated results.
Iterative performance enhancement through individual leader and team coaching to raise awareness of self-perception and impact on others, team dynamics, and effective mentorship.
You don’t need a consultant who is going to tell you what you already know.
You need a consultant that will help you find hidden opportunities, emerging risks, and blind spots that threaten your strategy.
We dig deep into your unique operation to identify gaps and emerging threats, find systemic weaknesses and key performance drivers to help you define, articulate and operationalize risk appetite and tolerance to execute your strategy and achieve vision.
We're not driven by process alone.
Our deep expertise will enhance your institutional knowledge to help you understand how well you are balanced across purpose, growth, and evolution.
We then help you craft a plan that meets those objectives and defines the mission-critical path to performance excellence and strategy success.
Our clients range from start-ups to $1 billion dollar global entities. We've worked with for-profits, non-profits, and local governments, universities and tribal entities.
Our sweet spot is working with CEOs navigating their first 12-24 months in a new organization or who are facing significant change or disruption of the business.
We help our clients gain greater visibility and traction by revealing key opportunities and gaps in the current state environment, enabling rapid situational awareness that supports key decision-making.
We aren't your typical strategic planners. We are experts in risk identification and its impact on the delivery of strategy.
Our ability to assess and identify the drivers of strategic performance risk wherever it exists within your organization is how we help you build more than a plan - we build strategic performance discipline.
This is what makes us different.
You and your team know what your strategy needs to be – we will make it even better by assessing 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 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.
Efficient. Personal. Customized.
We value your time as much as our own. Our goal is to work alongside your team, using our expertise to add to your institutional knowledge, leaving you in a better place than where you started and providing exceptional value and return on your investment.
Think you need an expert in your own industry to support your risk and strategy needs?
While our extensive experience takes us across more industries than most, we succeed in any environment because we focus on bringing new insight to the strategy-risk discussion in a way that adds significant value to your own process.
We get to know you so that we understand your concerns and challenges, what works and what doesn’t.
We dig deep to help you understand the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.
We work with you to find solutions that are achievable and sustainable based on what you already have in place – sometimes it's a baby-steps kind of conversation.
We do all of this on a scalable basis to fit your budget, your resources, and your timeline.
We leave you with a tactical, prioritized action plan to continue moving forward even after we are gone.
“Working with Erin Sedor of Black Fox Strategy for the past two years has been an amazing experience. During our strategic planning sessions, Erin professionally guided our board and senior management staff through a series of visioning exercises to meet the ongoing challenges our organization faces, while at the same time helping us recognize our inherent strengths and tremendous progress. She is a skilled facilitator, who can synthesize varied sources of information and input in real-time. Erin produces strong visual and written products, which guides our organization in the form of our strategic plan. We value our partnership with Black Fox Strategy and look forward many more effective planning sessions.”
~ Dr. Jessica Black, Fairbanks Native Association Board President