Start With Strategy
WHEN YOU REMOVE RHETORIC AND JARGON, STRATEGY BOILS DOWN TO 6 SIMPLE WORDS. WHERE TO PLAY. HOW TO WIN.
Every business leader we partner with has a distinct set of challenges requiring an artfully-crafted strategic approach. We enjoy business relationships where leaders are driven by excellence; and the companies, organizations and administrations they lead constantly endeavor to raise their own bars. They value a strategy-based approach to achieving their mission-centric objectives; and value a business partner dedicated to helping them win. These are our kind of people.
There's nothing templated about our strategy development process. Our clients deserve and demand better than an off-the-shelf solution. Our business relationshps are based on a mutual regard for expertise and know-how and in delivering value and achieving outrageous outcomes. When we say "once a client, always a friend", here's what it looks like. We get in. We do great work. We help you win. We get out of your way. When a new challenge is on the horizon, we jump back in, roll up our sleeves and get to work; with coffee in hand, of couse.
When we say, "start with strategy", it means giving you a framework where intelligence, insight, and imagination clear the path and set you up to win. Are we your kind of people?
Delivering Our Best
FOR 18 YEARS IN 14 INDUSTRIES ON 3 CONTINENTS.
Started in 2003, YELLOWWOOD is a strategy consulting company with strategy development and mobilization experience, as well as strategic know-how garnered from client relationships across 14 unique industries spanning 3 continents. We partner with private-sector business leaders, business owners, and public-sector agencies and administrations to transform ideas into objectives and objectives into outcomes. Wondering if we work with non-profit companies? Absolutely, we do!
The formula for delivering our best work starts with equal parts intelligence, insight, and imagination. It has served our clients well and has cleared the path to help them achieve uncanny results by leveraging unconvential methods. It's hard to believe that our journey began at a modest dining room table with one employee and one client. That one client trusted us to do our best work; and we did. While that was many years, many clients and many awards ago, we are proud of our grass-roots beginnings at that dining room table. A lot has changed since then. But if that dining room table could talk—oh the stories it would share.
Strategy Is A Verb
WE ARE RELENTLESS ABOUT DELIVERING VALUE AND EXCELLENCE
WITH AN OUTCOME THAT IS MEASURABLY DIFFERENT THAN OTHER FIRMS.
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT: Strategy is agile, responsive, and actionable - not clumsy, static, and dormant. Opportunities and threats are both local and global so don't navigate the strategy development process from a silo. Ensuring the company remains relevant and competitive is priority one. Priority two… the work that brings priority one to life. Our core strategy consulting capabilities include:
- Turnaround Strategy
- Stabilization Strategy
- Offensive Strategy
- Defensive Strategy
- Differentiation Strategy
- First Mover Strategy
STRATEGIC PLANNING: We reengineer your vision, mission and value proposition to produce meaningful objectives and outrageous outcomes. Clients say that our approach to strategic planning is unconventional. They also say it's wildly effective. Once a "strategy strike team" is assembled, we mobilize - armed with our simple, yet proven strategic planning philosophy:
- Strategy is a verb.
- Indifference creates inertia.
- Rational thinking doesn't solve irrational problems.
- Build strategy from the bottom/up - not the top/down.
- Never treat strategy and execution as mutually exclusive concepts.
If achieving strategy excellence were as simple as thinking outside the box, everyone would be a strategist. Solving today’s business challenges requires more than brainstorming and whiteboarding. You need a purposeful playbook complete with new plays to run. Request our latest whitepaper, Achieving Strategy Excellence to discover the new thinking required to stay relevant and be exceptional in your market.
Helping Leaders Win
DON’T LET THE SPEED OF EXECUTION SABOTAGE YOUR EFFORTS AND PUT YOU
FURTHER BEHIND THAN IF YOU HAD TAKEN NO ACTION AT ALL.
We’ve seen our fair share of strategy gone wild over the past 18 years. We’ve also seen good intentions derail a strategy because it was guided by gut, intuition and hope. Hope is not a strategy. Strategy is strategy. There is no substitute for a framework that will set you up to succeed. That framework, for us, is a proprietary model we developed called The Architecture of Strategy™. It's our framework for mobilizing strategy, accelerating your efforts and ensuring you achieve better results faster.
We also use a strategy scoring index called Strategy P.O.I.N.T.E™. We developed this proprietary tool to evaluate the likelihood of you achieving the outrageous outcomes you want, as well as identifying what might change your strategic trajectory. A framework, a tool and our relentless pursuit of strategy excellence. That’s how we help you identify where to play and how to win.
Yes, Flat Fee
WE DON’T DO TIME & BILLING AND WE DON’T DO PIECEMEAL PROJECTS.
OUR FEES ARE BASED ON ADDING VALUE AND DELIVERING ON OUR PROMISE OF EXCEPTIONAL WORK.
Depending on how you choose to work with us, you’ll have the option of individual strategy sessions, or an engagement agreement with a defined scope of work. Strategy sessions are ideal if you want to solve a single acute business challenge. While an engagement agreement option is best used for solving long-term or inter- related business challenges that require the coordination of priorities, talent, resources and efforts.
Our fixed fee strategy consulting options are intended to be flexible choices to accomodate a variety of working budgets - from the very modest, to the most generous. Regardless of which of our strategy consulting options best fits your business needs, rest assured, you will receive an execution-based strategic approach to crush what's holding you back and help you thrive.
Let’s Do This
If you’re looking for a strategy consulting company to partner with you to provide meaningful insight, thoughtful recommendations and a strategic approach about what it takes to help you win, then you’re in luck. That’s exactly who we are. Come on - let's do this.
WE'RE HERE. AND READY.
Call. Email. Mail. Meet.We're always delighted to hear from prospective and returning clients - any excuse to fire-up the Keurig. Yes, we are a wee bit coffee obsessed.
Mail: PO Box 99029 Raleigh NC 27624
Meet: 6739 Falls of Neuse Rd Raleigh NC 27615