I'm not a traditional consultant. In fact, I hate to be described as such. I would much rather be thought of as a field guide on your exploration into the future, carving out a path through the Unknown so that we can explore the future together. I won't have all the answers, but will work with you to help create the future you decide.
Often processes work now, but it is debatablewhether they will be successful in the future - think of the unfortunate cases of Kodak or Nokia. Could your business be next to become obsolete?
One example is the work I am doing with the United Nations to help the Nigerian Government create their 2030 future strategy. Through a series of conversations with thought leaders, government officials and subject matter experts we are create robust scenarios to help create the world of the probable to a world of the preferable. This work will present the Nigerian government with a set of strategic decisions that will determine if you will be irrelevant or irreplaceable? Sometimes you need a provocateur to push you in your thinking. Through my various consulting engagements with Barclays (corporate culture), Standard Bank (scenario planning), and Allan Grey (education scholarships), I've learned that the greatest skill is to listen objectively and push the boundaries of what you deem feasible. Only after I've thoroughly understood the client's specific problem do I help you to learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Often there is no established solution and you must build from the future - much like I did with B4SA as the head of innovation to create a new plan for South Africa to determine a path towards economic growth. This requires bold, innovative thinking, shunned by the status quo as it goes against all that exists today. But if there is anything we know to be true: change is a constant.And so you should too. I'm not here to be an expert on all things - only to provide questions, frameworks, and be a partner in your learning journey.