WHY HIRE SOMEONE TO FACILITATE YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN?
Anyone can create a strategic plan, and many skilled executives can design, facilitate and summarize a planning session themselves.
The benefit of an experienced facilitator is experience in the process. Strategy dialogue runs seamlessly, delivers intended results, and avoids costly mistakes. In addition, seasoned facilitators have witnessed strategies that work and don’t and have the advantage of broad cross-industry perspectives.
Most importantly, strategic planning facilitators free leaders to be a part of the planning process. When someone both facilitates and contributes to a strategic planning process, your attention is divided, you are wearing two hats and each role suffers.
Finally, an external facilitator is not involved in the internal politics of your team or organization. Instead, their independent role can help elevate voices, ask challenging questions, stimulate creative ideas and help pull the team together by highlighting the best ideas – regardless of who shared them.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TEAM WILL BE IN 3 YEARS? 5 YEARS? 15 YEARS?
Leaders and their teams often lack the support they need to achieve their full potential. This hindrance creates unwanted anxiety, distracting conflict, siloed behaviour and suboptimal results. However, when you put suitable structures in place, people and teams thrive, achieving impact beyond their wildest dreams.
VIDA STRATEGIC PLANNING: OUR APPROACH
We follow a tried and true framework to:
- clarify and apply your vision, purpose, mission and values
- set priorities and align team
- define effective strategy and direction
- focus energy and resources
- mitigate risk, threats and disruption
- maximize returns and opportunity
- engage employees and stakeholders to shared commitment
- measure results and track process
- cascade communication though organization and marketplace
- review and adjust strategy quarterly and annually
How It Works
The key leader consults with the executive business coach to share current business processes. Then, the coach probes to look for gaps and opportunities for optimization while the leader understands the proven best practices in strategic planning and execution.
After incorporating learnings from a short survey, the coach presents a facilitation plan to the leader. The quick poll digs deeper into the organization's needs, people, and leaders.
Your executive business coach facilitates a finalized and customized strategic planning session, focusing on thinking big, stimulating creativity, actionable execution, and communicating the plan effectively to others.
I’VE WORKED WITH OVER 500 GROWTH-ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS, AND HERE’S WHAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE.
Without an effective Strategic Plan, reviewed and adjusted quarterly and annually, organizations consistently fail to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, that’s revenue left on the table and solutions to problems not found.
Leaders and their teams often lack the support they need to achieve their full potential. This hindrance creates unwanted anxiety, distracting conflict and suboptimal results. However, when you put suitable structures in place, people and teams thrive, achieving impact beyond their wildest dreams.
The highest performing executives and entrepreneurs employ Executive Business Coaches. We like to glorify leaders as lone wolves who defy adversity and conquer against all odds. This fairytale is untrue. Top executives achieve through immaculate planning, consistent execution and diligent accountability. It’s not sexy, not widely advertised, and it works. One of the critical roles for your Executive Coach is to facilitate your leader’s Personal Strategic Plan, followed by an Organizational Strategic Plan.