20+ years in V.P., Director, Executive, and Chief level positions. I know what it takes to get the job done in any organization.
Created and built 4 companies from scratch, including fundraising, product development, marketing, and operations.
Some people talk about the school of hard knocks. I went there, but they don't give out diplomas. So I got an Executive MBA.
I've worked with everything from start-ups to global brands; as an independent consultant and with large consultancies.
First Things First
Business Is A Competition. Play To Win.
You are here because you have an idea for a business, a job that demands new ideas, or you need a seasoned executive to help take your business to the next level. Everyone needs help in generating big ideas, getting off the ground, and working through all the hard day-to-day issues. Everyone. You're here, congratulations.Let's Talk Business
Work Is Play
Success is a lot of fun.
It's also a lot of hard work and grinding away at difficult challenges. But learning to get the right things done, no matter how insurmountable the task seems, is the key to success.
What do I do for fun? I'm a trail runner. On almost any given Saturday morning, I throw on a water pack, lace up my shoes, and join some friends for a 10-15 mile run deep into the mountains. Yes, it's hard. But when you crest a peak and the warm morning sun hits your face, it is exhilarating. And every week I am reminded that I am capable of anything.
A Unique Approach
Many consultants act like The Wizard of Oz; keep the curtains closed to maintain power.
I don't believe that approach helps you succeed.
One reason has to do with the old story about teaching someone to fish; by learning how to solve problems yourself (with a professional guide), you are better equipped for the long haul. Another reason I work differently is I believe collaboration is far more powerful for generating new ideas, making plans, and getting through difficult challenges. Together, we are far better.
Experience real, actionable, ideas and no-nonsense feedback.
What Services Do You Need?
These are the three types of companies and engagements that work best for my skills. Are you a fit?
B. ScottMarketing Executive
“We thought we'd tried it all. Bruce quickly had us thinking about our Marketing in new ways. And the team was really excited again.”
E. CrawfordV.P. Operations
“Bruce spent his first week carefully listening to everyone. He spent the next week getting everyone talking to each other. And honestly, that was all we needed. The skills were here already. We'd just gotten lost in our own problems and culture.”
“We had an idea for the business and really thought we could make great money, but didn't really know for sure. Bruce put the numbers together a showed us a real path to profitability.”
Zak R.Executive Director
“We were desperate for an injection of new ideas, and everyone in our division was frustrated with tight budgets. Somehow, Bruce turned a roomful doubters into a motivated team within minutes. Unleash him on your team.”
M. NawaralaV.P. Human Capital
“We brought Bruce in to hold down the fort for an Executive level vacancy while we did a search we knew would take months to fill. Working just three days a week for us, he did more for the business than his predecessor did in 60 hours a week.”