Consulting and Strategy

Consulting and Strategy

If you can combine great insights with a case for change, and deeply engage people in bringing their strengths to that, shifts can be created quickly and then sustained, not by processes, but by people. What I bring to the table is a unique ability to see the interconnections and patterns of business performance, individuals and teams. The approach brings together the rigour of a strong background and track record in Strategy and Business Leadership from within my 20-year international career with Coca-Cola combined with Syntegrate and other methodologies to help businesses drive more effective and agile problem solving, without the need for cumbersome and heavy business processes.

Change comes about from developing and supporting individual and team development through coaching combined with designing and applying growth strategies, problem solving adaptability and prioritisation approaches that simplify and lighten the complexity of addressing and tackling change.

Our partnership approach to clients

My approach to Consultancy is guided by partnership. It is tailored to each client’s goals and outcomes. It involves working closely with CEO’s , GM’s and Founders plus individual leaders and leadership teams to work through and problem solve business challenges together.

A single project brief often leads to a long-term partnership that evolves and builds as we drive business and team growth together. I approach each client brief with design thinking and draw on three decades of strategy work to design a solution in collaboration with the people who are living the work. The work is quite modular, often adding a bit of Think.Plan.Live (or life design), a strategic planning framework and some coaching. It’s bespoke for each client, joining the dots and using a bank of knowledge, a number of techniques and the Syntegrate method. Some people would call it business performance, and I would say it’s a light version of that.


Consulting brings together Strategy and Coaching, with Energy and Inspiration.

In the corporate world there are a lot of frameworks for strategy. At Syntegrate we understand that strategy is both an art and a science. We have added human-centred design so that we take into account our values, strengths and energy sources, and understand each person’s unique Life Fingerprint. That is aggregated in teams, where we can bring our best selves to work, using our unique gifts and operating models. That way we can build the strength of teams by deeply valuing what gives people energy and we are able to build trust, respect and understanding. Using tools like HBDI for whole brain thinking shines a light on how we think and what drives behaviour, helping leaders and teams to work out how best to solve problems that that need solving. When we surround the problem with whole brain thinking (and understand how each person thinks normally and under pressure) we can get things done and drive better problem solving. We can capitalise on the opportunities and move on, using the collective wisdom from the individuals.

The main shift has been moving from analytic thinking to asking everyone what they know. Agility increases and the problem-solving is quicker and the solutions are well thought through, using the collective wisdom of the team. Contribution and connection goes up, and people are more satisfied. Tricky problems are better solved. The investment from the whole team creates an investment in the outcome.




SC Johnson

Partnering with SC Johnson over several years working with all levels of the business including High Performing Teams work with the Exec Leadership Team and annual Conference Workshops for the whole team focused on Life Design one year and Change Agility the next.


The Consulting and Coaching partnership with Carman’s has focused on the areas of Strategic Planning and Business Plan Development.

Take 3 for the Sea

Supporting Take 3 in the creation of the pillars of their strategic plan, and in coaching and mentoring the CEO in Founders as the organisation has grown and scaled.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

- Oprah Winfrey

Let go of who you think you are supposed to be. Embrace who you are.

- Brene Brown, PhD

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership is even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader

-Indra Nooyi

I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.

- Virginia M. Rometty

I realized I was more convincing to myself and to the people who were listening when I actually said what I thought, versus what I thought people wanted to hear me say

- Ursula Burns

What I know is, that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfils you, the rest will come.

- Oprah Winfrey

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.

- Arianna Huffington

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

- Warren Buffett

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humur, and some style.

- Maya Angelou

If People are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.

- Michele Ruiz

There is no passion to be found playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

- Nelson Mandela

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

- Maya Angelou

Look for 3 things in a person- Intelligence, energy & integrity. If they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two.

- Warren Buffett

The most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

- Mark Twain

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.

- Steve Furtick

Don't find fault, find a remedy. Anybody can complain.

- Henry Ford

If you aren't making a difference in other people's lives, you shouldn't be in business- it's that simple.

- Richard Branson

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

- Maya Angelou

The difference between successful people and really successful people, is that really successful people say no to almost everything.

- Warren Buffett

If you don't know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.

- Oprah Winfrey

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

- Oprah Winfrey

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

- Maya Angelou

Don't go around saying the world owes you nothing. It was here first

- Mark Twain

Success is commonly defined as money and power, but that's like a two-legged stool, and you will fall over if that's all that you measure your life by.

- Arianna Huffington

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbur. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better.

- Maya Angelou

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.

- Dr. Seuss

The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.

- Richard Branson

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

- George Bernard Shaw

Everyone who got where he is, has had to begin where he was.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

- Dr. Seuss

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.

- Brene Brown

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do; you can act to change and control your life.

- Amelia Earhart

Your dreams don't work unless you do.

- John C. Maxwell

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

- St. Augustine

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.

- C.S. Lewis

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

- Henry David Thoreau

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

- Dr. Seuss

Live as is you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

- Mahatma Gandhi

If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes.

- Albert Einstein

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made feel them.

- Maya Angelou