December 22, 2016

GENIUS

Business Empathy doesn’t mean skipping the tough questions or hard challenges. Listening leads to action and measurable business results.

Need an objective, reflective partner? You’re in the right place.

Curious how we’ll work together? Set up your free 30 minute phone consult about our strategy, coaching, and startup advisory services. 312.208.7329

strategySTRATEGY CONSULTING

Strategy is alchemy—part science and part magic. It’s fluency in business and people. Understanding actions and distilling motivations. It’s thrilling and fun. With our empathy-based approach and decades of experience, we help businesses and business leaders understand and assess choices and make positive changes. Owners, senior leaders and executives of startup, small and midsized companies gain more focus, clarity, direction and confidence to become the leaders their teams and businesses need.

We dive in fearlessly to pursue a diagnostic or development plan to make the strategic shifts required, customizing the frameworks to your needs. Or, a custom plan can be created based on your specific needs and goals.

Business Diagnostic
Get a sense of where you stand, which may include:
Understanding your business vision and revenue goals
Reviewing your business model
Studying the known wants and needs of your customer
Examining your revenue and expense models
Studying your product set and how it serves your customers

Based on budget or customer preference, a deliverable consisting either one of:
A general overview based on the findings
A formal report detailing the findings of the checkup

Business Strategy Development
Build upon the diagnostic (included) and chart a course of action:
Clarifying your business vision
Articulating how your business vision serves your current and desired customers
Exploring the right business model for your business
Crafting short- and long-term goals
Creating your revenue and expense models
Understanding your competition
Identifying potential new products and services

Based on budget or customer preference, a deliverable consisting of:
A business strategy overview document
A formal report detailing each section of the business
A roadmap, or execution plan, of the new business strategy

Sixense coaching trophyCUSTOM COACHING

To lead with empathy means we get to know you, really get to know you, to understand the challenges and opportunities you face in your business, in your leadership and in your life. Our strategic coaching partner offers an intensive program specific to the realities facing those in leadership roles or heading entrepreneurial ventures. Develop your career, business plan and personal goals in unity with proprietary methods from an expert coach. Find fulfillment and success, as defined by you, with a customized program.

We’ll build a coaching plan to help you make and meet goals that resonate for every stage of your life’s work. You’ll have an objective advisor at your side who not only understands you but the landscapes important to you. We use what makes us unique to help you lead with what makes you unique. Satisfaction, happiness and achievement are not isolated feelings or independent events. They’re part of the systems and approaches that coaching can unlock.

Coaching is offered as a standalone service or you can work through the Sixense Empathy Model™ with a customized coaching plan.

start upSTARTUP ADVISORY

The entrepreneurial community is small, the startup community even more tight-knit. We’ve worked with startups in Chicago and beyond and bring our empathy approach to the unique (and exciting!) strategy challenges startups face, all rooted in our work—as investors in, consultants to and educators for—in the startup world. Advising early stage companies on strategy, nurturing leaders and promoting talent, we’re ready to empower the next generation of creative minds, game changing thinkers, and bold doers.

As with our corporate clients, we dive in fearlessly to pursue a diagnostic plan to test your assumptions about your startup and to suggest any necessary strategic pivots. We can also cover the art and narrative of your pitch and how to best connect with the right investors to maximize your fundraising success. A custom plan can be created based on your specific needs and goals.

Startup Diagnostic
Get a sense of where you stand, which may include:
Understanding your business vision and revenue goals
Reviewing your business model
Studying the known wants and needs of your customer
Examining your revenue and expense models
Studying your product set and how it serves your customers
What and how you pitch (and why)

Based on budget or customer preference, a deliverable consisting either one of:
A general overview based on the findings
A formal report detailing the findings of the checkup