We’ve been strategic advisors
to the C-Suite for 40 years.

After four decades of supporting leaders and change leaders in virtually every industry, large governmental agencies and global non-profits, we’ve developed significant insight into solving complex business, organizational, cultural and leadership challenges.

With our deep expertise in people, performance and transformation, we assist leaders to discover HOW mindsets, behavior, systems and culture need to transform to Achieve Breakthrough results.



Our areas of expertise:

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Organization
and Culture Transformation

We provide strategic advice and guidance on how to set up, design and implement organization and culture transformation.

Organization and Culture Transformation

  • Developing a transformation strategy that addresses culture, systems, structure, processes and technology, as well as leader and workforce mindset and behavior change
  • Establishing and maintaining required conditions for success
  • Strategies for ensuring full alignment of executives and the engagement and commitment of stakeholders
  • Methods for streamlining all change activities to build momentum and reduce wasted effort
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Human Development and Performance

We provide strategies and guidance on how to increase performance and transform mindsets and behavior in individual and teams.

Human Development and Performance

  • Catalyzing personal breakthroughs in mindset, behavior and performance in executives and teams
  • Executive and leadership development strategies
  • Developing leaders vertically to solve more complex strategic challenges
  • Unleashing workforce performance
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Strategic Change Initiatives

We provide guidance on how to set up, design and implement any scope or scale of change project so it delivers desired business and cultural results.

Strategic Change Initiatives

  • Developing a transformation strategy and process plan that ensures full adoption and sustainment of results
  • Staffing and supporting key change leadership roles
  • Establishing critical conditions for success from the beginning
  • Ensuring rapid course correction when needed

Enterprise Change Capability

We provide guidance to establish enterprise change disciplines that up-level the success of all change projects and provide the platform for developing change leadership capability throughout your organization.

Enterprise Change Capability

  • Developing Conscious Change Leaders and equipping them with methodologies that ensure successful change efforts
  • Strengthening executive oversight to ensure the highest priority change initiatives are successful
  • Solving capacity and resource challenges so the business can thrive while it undergoes change
  • Establishing Communities of Practice across the organization to ensure ongoing skill development

Transformation on Track

We provide an impartial audit of your enterprise transformation or strategic change initiative to identify how to accelerate its pace, reduce its cost or get it back on track.

Transformation on Track

  • Determining factors that are inhibiting success and where corrective action is needed
  • Identifying which critical conditions for success are missing and how to get them established
  • Identifying change leadership issues and how to resolve them
  • Identifying which critical change process activities have been missed or under-attended
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Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

We provide guidance to establish trusting partnerships across organizational or customer-supplier boundaries on large, complex multi-stakeholder projects.

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

  • Strategies to align parties with diverse or competing needs
  • Practices to promote greater trust, collaboration and open communications
  • Methods to reduce breakdowns and do-overs
  • Strategies to reduce conflict and project stagnation

Our areas of expertise:

network

Organization
and Culture Transformation

We provide strategic advice and guidance on how to set up, design and implement organization and culture transformation.

Organization and Culture Transformation

  • Developing a transformation strategy that addresses culture, systems, structure, processes and technology, as well as leader and workforce mindset and behavior change
  • Establishing and maintaining required conditions for success
  • Strategies for ensuring full alignment of executives and the engagement and commitment of stakeholders
  • Methods for streamlining all change activities to build momentum and reduce wasted effort
success-2

Human Development and Performance

We provide strategies and guidance on how to increase performance and transform mindsets and behavior in individual and teams.

Human Development and Performance

  • Catalyzing personal breakthroughs in mindset, behavior and performance in executives and teams
  • Executive and leadership development strategies
  • Developing leaders vertically to solve more complex strategic challenges
  • Unleashing workforce performance
human

Strategic Change Initiatives

We provide guidance on how to set up, design and implement any scope or scale of change project so it delivers desired business and cultural results.

Strategic Change Initiatives

  • Developing a transformation strategy and process plan that ensures full adoption and sustainment of results
  • Staffing and supporting key change leadership roles
  • Establishing critical conditions for success from the beginning
  • Ensuring rapid course correction when needed

Enterprise Change Capability

We provide guidance to establish enterprise change disciplines that up-level the success of all change projects and provide the platform for developing change leadership capability throughout your organization.

Enterprise Change Capability

  • Developing Conscious Change Leaders and equipping them with methodologies that ensure successful change efforts
  • Strengthening executive oversight to ensure the highest priority change initiatives are successful
  • Solving capacity and resource challenges so the business can thrive while it undergoes change
  • Establishing Communities of Practice across the organization to ensure ongoing skill development

Transformation on Track

We provide an impartial audit of your enterprise transformation or strategic change initiative to identify how to accelerate its pace, reduce its cost or get it back on track.

Transformation on Track

  • Determining factors that are inhibiting success and where corrective action is needed
  • Identifying which critical conditions for success are missing and how to get them established
  • Identifying change leadership issues and how to resolve them
  • Identifying which critical change process activities have been missed or under-attended
team

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

We provide guidance to establish trusting partnerships across organizational or customer-supplier boundaries on large, complex multi-stakeholder projects.

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

  • Strategies to align parties with diverse or competing needs
  • Practices to promote greater trust, collaboration and open communications
  • Methods to reduce breakdowns and do-overs
  • Strategies to reduce conflict and project stagnation
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
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"Strategies and tools for leaders using strategic change as a competitive advantage..."

“Being First captures the science and the art of orchestrating organizational change by providing both practical and insightful strategies and tools for leaders who must use strategic change as a thoughtful competitive advantage.”

Jackie Alcalde Marr
Director, Org and Talent Development
Oracle US
“Being First guides leaders safely through the turbulence of leading change..."

“Being First guides leaders safely through the turbulence of leading change, helping them mitigate the transformational dangers of overwhelm, chaos and uncertainty. Whether you are launching new products, restructuring, cutting costs or growing, you’ll learn how to take effective action with confidence.”

Faith Ralston
President
Faith Ralston and Company
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"Equips and encourages leaders to understand how to deliver breakthrough results..."

“Transformative times require transforming the way we change. The Being First approach challenges, equips and encourages leaders to understand how to deliver breakthrough results. It is not just about change…it is about YOU as a leader in these transformative times.”

Todd D. Jick
Professor, Columbia Business School
President, Global Leadership Services
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"They inspired us to create genuine transformational change..."

“Being First provided us with the catalyst with which we jump-started our Allied Command Transformation’s approach to our transformational journey. The Being First team inspired our multinational middle and senior management community, and provided us with the means with which we could bind the tremendously rich mix of cultures in NATO together, and then create genuine transformational change.”

Tony Johnstone-Burt
Former Chief of Staff
NATO’s Allied Command Transformation
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"They have a unique capability in Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation...:

“Over the past twenty-four months, Being First has demonstrated a unique capability in Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation. Their unique capability had an enormous impact on our organization. They were instrumental in developing our high-performing executive team. The significant progress we've made is because of their experience and sound counsel.”

Vicente Trius
Former President
Loblaws
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"Enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our strategy..."

“In my role as Executive Head of the New Brunswick Region of HRSDC, I planned the transformation of our organization's structure and culture using Being First's Change Leader’s Roadmap. It was enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our strategy to the 1200+ people in our Region.”

Lousie Branch
Assistant Deputy Minister
Service Canada, Atlantic Region
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"A unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence..."

“Being First has a unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence. You leave the experience with hope and a clear picture of how to proceed.”

Jack Healy
EVP
United Way of Greater New Haven
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"Enabled and empowered our managers to lead our company through transformational change..."

“Being First provided excellent insight to our staff, providing the tools and skillsets necessary to our managers, enabling and empowering them to lead our company through transformational change.”

Carolyn Young
AVP, Finance
Servus Credit Union
"Their approach makes the change leadership process understandable, clear, and actionable—so you can succeed..."

“Being First brings its many decades of practical experience in supporting leaders in system-wide change to their Approach. It makes explicit the relationships among mindset, leadership actions, project planning, and complex change. While it's never easy to accomplish complex change at an enterprise level, their Approach makes the change leadership process understandable, clear, and actionable—so you can succeed.”

Katheryn Goldman Schuyler, Ph.D.
Marshal Goldsmith School of Management
Alliant International University
"The most comprehensive set of strategies and tools I have come across globally..."

“The Change Leader's Roadmap is the most comprehensive set of strategies and tools I have come across globally and the most practical in its guidance toward understanding what works best in each individual situation.”

Christian Forthomme
CEO
Real Change Network, Inc.


CLIENT CASE

RELEVANT RESOURCE

VIDEO How Leaders Transform Mindset and Behavior to Solve Complex Challenges

Vertical Leadership Development is a breakthrough in executive development that allows leaders to expand their consciousness and see the broader perspectives necessary for transformation.

Presented by: Dr. Dean Anderson and Andrew Johnson

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