We spend time with you to understand where you are and where you want to be. We listen for your passion, purpose, cause, and goals. Using experience-proven practices, we will customize an approach your organization can work with. You’ll know what you are getting with each step of the process. Our guarantee is that you are satisfied with each step we take with you, or you don’t have to pay us for that step. We thrive when you thrive.
We’re more than just a consulting firm. JDLake Business Partners is just that – a partner with your organization to assist you along the journey. We come alongside your leadership core as a guide along the journey. We’re a small business as well, so we know where many of the “potholes” are, and can guide you around them (or, if necessary, through them).
There is significant difference between working in your business and working on your business. One is operational, the other strategic. Yet so many owners of small and mid-sized businesses spend so much time focusing on the operational, that they have a tendency to neglect the strategic.
That’s where we can help. We listen first – take the time to understand both the small as well as the big pictures of where you see your organization. We’ll help you take a look at your 1-year, 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year “flight plans” so that you have an idea not only as to where you are going, but how you are going to get there. We work on looking at what has caused you to “get stuck” – what’s holding you back. We look at forces that you can control, those you cannot control, and those that you may be able to influence!
The best consultants and coaches don’t always answer the questions. Sometimes we’re needed to question the answers! “Help me see things from your perspective.” “What do you mean by that?” “What are you seeing?” These are just a few of the questions that are used to get into your team’s heads and get their thoughts, ideas, issues, and concern out on the table.
To quote King Solomon… “There is nothing new under the sun.” You don’t always have to “think outside the box.” Many of our best practices have over 50 year track records of successful implementation. Even the newer ones are built on excellent ones of the past. With over 40 years experience, we start with what we know will meet your expectations, then make modifications to your specific situations.