When it comes to hiring a consultant, we know that you have many qualified options. We also know that bringing someone in from the outside isn’t always easy, especially when so many consultants focus on what isn’t working. Our experience tells us that the best place to start is by looking for – and celebrating – the things that are working well. Research has shown that focusing on what does work and using that as a basis for continued improvement, growth, and creative transformation is a much stronger approach than only focusing on what needs fixing.
Many of our competitors recycle their solutions, products, and programs from one consulting project to another. While we learn from each of our consulting engagements, we believe that our engagement with you deserves a solution that is designed specifically for your needs. You are unique – your mission, your goals, your growth. So why wouldn’t you expect a consultant to focus on you and your unique qualities? Because it’s scary to be creative in consulting. It means you have to look at what’s happening, focus on what’s working, and find ways to connect things through problem-solving and depth of thinking. Stowell & Associates wants you to see us as an extension of your team – as a partner – working towards the goals that are important to you.
Let’s face it, not everything you do needs fixing – so why pay someone to tell you only what’s wrong. Why not hire Stowell & Associates to paint a broad picture about how things are going – both strengths and challenges – and work from there? It’s the only way to work. For us, this approach is simple and effective. Try Stowell & Associates – I think you’ll agree that our approach – and the results – are worth the investment.
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Founder and CEO, Stowell & Associates
Stowell & Associates is an agile consulting firm that utilizes experience, research and best practice to help you develop effective, sustainable and mission-driven solutions grounded in the strength of your organization, leadership, people, policy and culture.
We work with educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and associations and champion a unique approach that enables your organization to build a proactive structure and culture to meet external and internal challenges. By unleashing creative ideas and thinking, as well as a thorough assessment of leadership, policy, and culture, we enable your organization to move beyond an identified symptom to pin-point root causes and challenges and transform your strategic effectiveness.
Our consultants have a wealth of practical experience, academic knowledge, and a strong in-depth understanding of the industry and the various functional areas of our client organizations. This makes for a very efficient and effective partnership right from the start of any engagement.
Our consulting team builds on strategic as well as operational expertise; offering solutions that cover organizational needs from strategy development into implementation. The size of our firm also allows us to be very agile in meeting unique needs and budgets in an ever-changing environment.
Solutions Guided by your Strengths
The guiding principle for Stowell & Associates is to build on the strengths that exist within an organization. This positive approach means respecting the existing people, systems and processes and focusing on supporting the staff, leadership, policy and culture to develop organizational agility. This approachable style builds trust and rapport within an organization and leads to a more inclusive solution, a higher buy-in rate and smoother implementation throughout the organization.
Long-term, Sustainable Solutions
Stowell & Associates offers a customized consulting approach to meet your organization’s needs, budgets and goals. Our holistic evaluation approach ensures that any solution is long-term and sustainable, and takes the organizational environment into consideration. We offer permanent solutions to root problems and challenges instead of simply masking a symptom. Our flexible approach to consulting means we go in the direction that the information takes us in order to address issues, find strengths, and develop sustainable solutions.