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It would be our privilege
to help you put your business firmly on

the path to extraordinary results.


With more than 30 years of experience working with corporate executives, executive directors, and Board members, Chris Ward and Bob McCulloch know what it takes to map out a strategic direction that inspires, engages, and focuses your team on producing extraordinary results.

Top performance demands a well-thought-out strategy – one that's supported by management and staff – and an unwavering focus on overdelivering on the value stakeholders expect.

As seasoned strategists and facilitators, we can help you identify and resolve differing perspectives and reach consensus on the path to pursue. Evidence of our capabilities can be found in the many testimonials received from satisfied clients.

"Your approach to [achieving extraordinary results] was just what we needed to bring Board members with strongly held views together to prioritize our challenges and agree on key initiatives.”

At the centre of our Strategic Directions Planning System are facilitated workshops. These bring decision-makers together to agree on purpose and vision, prioritize opportunities and challenges, explore alternative paths, and collaborate on what will be done, how, and by whom. One extremely important outcome is a revolving action agenda that gets execution off to a fast start and keeps the action fresh and relevant.

Are you leading a small or medium-sized for-profit business, division or department of larger business, professional services firm, association, or charity looking to improve your performance? The Strategic Directions Planning System is adaptable, scalable, and ready to go to work for you. 

Learn more about how we can help put your business on a fast track to extraordinary results. Check out our Planning System or return the form below.

Meet Some of Us

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Chris Ward MBA, CMC Principal

Chris’s eclectic business background – as a senior executive in retailing and manufacturing, founder of three successful companies, and advisor with a national firm of management consultants – has prepared him to guide clients through a rigorous facilitated planning process while providing perspectives and strategic advice based on deep business experience. An MBA and CMC, Chris is Entrepreneur In Residence at the Ivey Business School at Western University where he coaches and mentors students engaged in real-world consulting projects. 

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Bob McCulloch MBA, FCMC, CEC Principal

Bob is a strategic advisor and executive coach to senior leaders and their teams. In his practice, he moves smoothly across the roles of independent advisor, educator, facilitator, and individual and team coach, Bob's primary focus is on the strategic thinking of leaders in the organization, both individually and collectively. He brings the ability to include and bridge diverse personalities, distill and synthesize disparate ideas generated in facilitated sessions, build consensus and commitment around the resulting powerful themes, and coach and guide leadership teams through implementation.

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Lynn Bennett BBA, FCMC, ACC Senior Associate

Lynn assists leaders and their teams to shape compelling visions, establish supporting strategic goals, and move quickly to action all while building and sustaining relationships and achieving results. She blends her expertise in conducting organizational reviews with strategic and operational planning, incorporating a broad range of team and executive coaching modalities. Her clients describe her unique ability to balance “a clear and challenging mind with a highly constructive, pleasant approach, leading to break-through thinking.”

If you think working with us might be for you, we’ll set up a 30-minute meeting to answer any questions you have and make sure the Strategic Directions Planning System is the right fit for you and your business. 

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