We make strategy planning a successful (and fun) experience.
Better Strategies is a professional facilitator for corporate and not-for-profit leadership retreats, strategic workshops, and long-term strategy planning initiatives, including:
- Fundraising & Capital Campaigns
- Go-to-market opportunities
- Product launches
- Talent development
- Shareholder Value Creation and Exit Strategies
We’re on a mission to make your strategy planning, workshops, and retreats more purposeful, valuable, impactful, achievable, and effective. We are the secret sauce for turning inefficient and mediocre strategy planning initiatives into powerful activities that inspire and excite your board and stakeholders.
We are a team of skilled facilitators that bring to the table a proven framework for your board of directors, board of trustees, and C-level teams to develop short and long-term strategies to achieve aspirational goals.
James W. Burnes founded our firm after spending nearly 20 years in corporate leadership roles, non-profit boards, and as a venture consultant being the catalyst and motivational leader for strategic planning, product / service launches, and innovation. He has spent most of his career advising boards and C-suites to develop visionary goals, architect effective go-to-market strategies, design incredible customer experiences, and use lean startup/agile/design-thinking methodologies to deliver results faster with less mistakes.
He has worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, software, and media in strategic development roles.
Better Strategies works diligently to provide end-to-end strategy planning services that offload the burden of meeting planning, agenda creation, workshop selection and documentation from your team so that you can focus on the opportunities ahead and not strategy administration.
Hiring our team means the investment of your team’s time and resources will have the maximum impact. We help you eliminate poor preparation, avoid ineffective workshopping activities, sidestep unproductive brainstorming, and miss out on follow-up through poor documentation. And the result? Clarity and a documented strategy that you can then align the organization to.
“When you have a clear strategy, everything else falls into place”
Don’t underestimate the power of hiring a professional expert to lead you through strategic planning. Our framework, expert experience, and an expansive toolkit make sure every session is worth your teams’ time and energy. Your participants will walk away saying “wow, this was awesome.”