The art of espalier (training a tree or vine to grow on a trellis or wall) is a powerful metaphor for business. Supported by a strong and well-designed structure when it is young, a plant is trained to grow into a beautiful form that also produces higher crop yields – a marvelous leveraging of form and function.
I love finding what is working in a system and building on it. My roles in organizations have always been focused on improvement, quality and planning for the future. I left the corporate and non-profit world 21 years ago to try my hand at consulting and have never looked back. I love getting a new challenge everyday and helping teams gain fresh insights to ensure a healthy path to growth. I am always looking for a better approach, a deeper insight and a way to bring out the best in my clients.
- Assessing Organizational Performance
- Organizational Lifecycles & Design
- Strategy Development & Execution
My favorite business quotes:
“Every organization is perfectly designed to get what it is getting” – Arthur Jones
“The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate.” – Steve Gruenter and Todd Whitaker
Our board and staff enjoyed working with Sonya on a strategic foundation and plan for Dress for Success Cincinnati…
… Several members of our Senior Team and Board of Directors commented that this was the best strategic planning process they had ever been involved with…
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