What does the Strategic Process look like?
I'm Libby Brouwer, voice of Creative Cabbage. My friends affectionately refer to me as a business psychic. I leverage many traditional strategic principles and infuse them with a connection to the Collective Consciousness and the energetic world relying on my intuition and yours to determine the best solutions for you and your business.
I'm a taker of uncharted paths, follower of shiny objects, and adventurer for life. I believe in embracing joy and bringing levity and light to all I do. My curiosity prompts me to wonder how things can be approached in new and innovative ways — that's how ingenuity happens after all. The phrase "that's the way it's always been" tends to make my skin crawl and signals to me that there's something deeper below the surface for us to explore. I love where human understanding and technology intersect, eager to make processes streamlined and lives easier. I am always excited to see what's around the next corner… and of course, cabbage.
I've crafted a Strategic Process that uses both my business acumen and my intuitive abilities to deliver tailored solutions that fit your business, getting you the outcomes you desire with greater ease. I've had the pleasure of working with organizations of all types and sizes from Fortune 500 companies [PNC Bank] to national nonprofits [Girl Scouts] to startups — and everything in between.
I aggregate what I've learned from these clients and experiences to help you grow in the manner that makes sense for you. I love working with medium-sized businesses that are at the precipice of their next growth phase so that they can do so sustainably. There's no one-size-fits-all process [that's a myth in clothing and in business], so I'm here to help you navigate. Based on my experience, this Strategic Process results in the most advantageous solutions tailored to your specific objectives.
First things first. We'll go through a series of exercises to ensure that our aims and objectives are coming from a place of grounded wisdom and alignment — to each other and to Source. We'll establish Guiding Terms that will stand as our litmus as we get deeper into the process. They will allow us to see which is keeping with the overall vision when met with conflicting priorities. Each of the terms will include Indicators of Success to give context to their meanings. The North Star of our work will be a statement crafted to summarize the overall objective.
I'll do an honest, judgement-free assessment of the Current State of your business. In order to see where things stand, I'll create a Constellation of People through interviews and shadowing of the folks who are important to your business — staff, board members, clients, constituents and pull together Profiles and Experience Maps of their journeys. Together we'll define what's working, where change is beneficial, and growth opportunities.
The outcomes of the Holistic Review look different for everyone based on what we're aiming to accomplish. As such, I believe that this is where the magic happens. We're going to take the insights we've gained and do what we need to in order to chart a path forward that will result in success on your terms and by your definition. It will likely include some of the following — a timeline with benchmarks and objectives, process maps, a budget —but it might also incorporate something none of us has ever thought of before. That's the magic.
I like to talk. Interested in having me do so? Drop me a line. My favorite topics are Empathic Consulting, Facilitating Meetings, and Strategic Alignment. Unsurprisingly, there will probably be some cabbage photos in my slides.
I also love the joy of something new. Have you dreamed up something you'd love to work on together? Fantastic! Drop me a line with your proposal, and let's see if it resonates for us both. Exploring new ideas is how we grow.