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Clients' Stories  
small & mid-size businesses
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corporateS & Financial services
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Case studies

Alignment of a leadership team

Challenge: A startup wanted to ensure smooth relationships in their leadership team through their growth. 

Solution: We ran a series of regular workshops exploring challenges and their relationship as a team.

Results: The team made space for necessary discussions and improved in skills and performance. Now ready for their next growth stage and the next stage of engagement with them.

Techniques: Systemic Coaching, Wardley Maps, Cynefin.

improvements at a large bank

Challenge: A large investment bank successfully adopted SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) and was looking for the next level of improving their agility. 

Solution: We engaged with the leadership of the department to reorganise the system of work and improve alignment and flow.

Results: This ongoing engagement is progressively reorganising the teams, operating model and deploying continuous improvements.

Techniques: System Thinking, Systemic coaching, 1-2-1 coaching, Digital Organisation design, Kaizen.

digital thinking curriculum

Challenge: A client needed to compete in the competitive Digital environment and looked to build new teams with new talents. 

Solution: Working with a partner we developed a 10-day Digital Thinking curriculum complementing the technology training and their recruitment programme.

Results: We are completing the first cohort with amazing progress of the young talents. 

Techniques: Digital, Design Thinking, Systemic Coaching, Agile, Lean, DevOps, Cynefin.

strategy

off-site

Challenge: An enterprise wanted to model the extension of one of their solutions into a Product. 

Solution: We ran a workshop with the leadership team to map the value chain, the movement to Product and options to play a role in the underlying open-source components. This used Wardley Maps and Climatic Patterns of movement.

Results: The enterprise gained a better understanding of their product play from this improved situational awareness.

Techniques: Workshops, Wardley Maps, Systemic Coaching, Cynefin

Unifying a DEVOPS team

Challenge: An enterprise needed to reinforce the alignment of their DevOps team in support of Agile adoption.

Solution: We are running an initial 6-month Coachulting™ programme aiming to align the team and progress through a joined set of goals. 

Results: This ongoing engagement is allowing the team to connect more, while exploring a packaged offering in support of internal projects, and joining-up the previously siloed functions.

Techniques: Systemic coaching, Workshops,  Lean, ToC, Kanban

leadership development

Challenge: A newly promoted CTO was needing some support in organising and leading his teams. 

Solution: We are running an ongoing one-to-one coaching programme with a focus on flow, team communication and leadership.

Results: The work is being visualised and the teams are progressing through their understanding of flow. New hires, role distribution have happened and we are developing the systemic leadership.

Techniques: 1-to-1 Zoom coaching, Systemic Management, Lean, Kanban, ToC, Cynefin.

testimonials
Our team was new to Wardley mapping, and was wrestling with the direction we wanted to take on one part of our new strategy. Philippe created an effective and productive environment for our workshop, and helped us wrestle with our first steps into Wardley mapping. We came out of the session with a far better picture of the options and paths that were available to us than when we went in.
 
Matt Barrett - CEO
Thank you so much for all your mirror holding and honesty. You have truly inspired us to improve and to look at things from a different aspect!
I really valued your perspective in all our discussions and offering a view which helped us to learn and become better
The way you facilitated various Engineering session helped us in forming the strategy and we learnt some new tools
Thank you for all the help and support! I've learned lots and what's most important, I've learned that I need to learn much more
Thank you for all your help and guidance and for constantly challenging all of us to improve and think about things differently. You've brought a lot of valuable insights and ways of working into the team
You were one of the few people who kept the leadership council honest. Your open questions made me think differently.
A big thanks for all the support and guidance you have given me over the last year. It's been a steep learning curve but having the opportunity to work through it with you has made a massive difference
helping all sizes of businesses

Scale-Ups and Mid-Size Businesses have the most leverage toward making a big play. Scale-ups and mid-size companies can disrupt established players and industries with smart strategic moves. 

We support scale-ups and mid-size businesses with: 

  • Keeping collaboration and performance through growth

  • Developing leadership

  • Operating model across multi-teams

  • Retaining agility as the size grows

  • Keeping morale, preventing attrition and attracting talents

Scale-ups & Mid-Size

Like athletes or sports teams, all types of businesses can benefit from performance coaching in Digital.

Corporates face ever-increasing challenging times. The size of their system is getting in the way to change at scale and speed. Corporates need to get fit and lean fast. 

We support corporates with: 

  • Assessing the scale and entanglement of the systemic change

  • Finding pathways to accelerate​ change

  • Offering coaching assistance to operate in new organisation models successfully

  • Introduction of best practice agility

  • New techniques for strategy, leadership, collaboration & excellence

Corporates

Startups have to be masters of navigating ambiguity and possibilities at the start of their business. They need to focus on their offering with flexibility to the weak signals from emerging opportunities. 

We support the startups with: 

  • Emerging effective emergent & adaptive operating models

  • Building a culture of excellence from the beginning

  • Developing strategic competencies (Mapping/Complexity) to spot opportunities

  • Developing the leadership to be ready for growth

Startups

We also co-label our services via Consultancies, Resourcing Agencies, Venture Capitalists and Incubators to bring our innovative coaching, facilitation and advisory programmes to their clients/investments. It supports the Practices, Competencies and Leadership that should develop alongside the technical solutions. 

Professional Services