Corporate and Small Business Strategy

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Corporate and Small Business Strategy

Feel like you're spinning your wheels?
Let me help get you on track.

 

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How Can I Help?

Corporate Strategy

Non-profit | NGO | Corporate | Government

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Small Business Strategy

Solopreneurs | Entrepreneurs | Start Ups

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Speaking and Training

Keynotes | Workshops | Custom Training

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MY APPROACH TO CORPORATE CONSULTING

You need someone to walk beside you, providing professional support and guidance

I make sure you have what you need to support your board and lead your team

A strategy is one of the most powerful tools a leadership team can develop to achieve alignment, performance and results. But not all strategies are created equally - and the path to get there is often as important to organizational culture as the actual plan itself. 

Through comprehensive support customized for you, I help you go from where you are now (with ideas, but no real clarity to support decision-making) to a place where your organization is fully aligned and empowered to deliver results. 

Our core service offerings include:

  • Strategic and annual business planning¬†
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Organizational culture assessment and planning
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Workshop development and facilitation
  • Process improvement
  • Government relations and Board advisory support
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SATISFIED CLIENTS

Recent Corporate Projects

EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS

Client Feedback

Cordella Friesen

"Your ability to support a President and CEO in in effectively supporting a board is your magic. You're organized, so well-written, and you know how governance and decision-making works. I have felt completely supported working with you."

Lindsey Cooke

"I wanted to share the positive feedback received from both the board and leadership team. Joanne was the best facilitator we have ever had at the organization. It was a valuable and productive day, and we are very happy with what was produced."

Fred Meier

"Thank you so much for your effort, leadership and persistence. Everyone loved the plan. The commitments, the words, the boldness, and the swagger of the brand. We wouldn't be here without you."
 

NICE TO MEET YOU

I'm Joanne Zuk

As a business strategist and consultant, I love working with CEOs, boards, and leadership teams that want to have a positive impact in our community. With over 20 years of facilitation experience and training in multiple innovation methodologies, I help teams navigate their most complex challenges, where the path forward isn't always clear. 

Because I spent the last 5 years of my corporate career working in the Cabinet office of the Manitoba government, I have a strong understanding of power, politics, and how to move sticky issues forward. As a result, I often work with organizations that have a complicated relationship with governments.

While I am a soloist by choice, I have a community of smart and trusted consultants that I regularly work with. Together, we are able to take on large and small projects, based on the unique needs of each of our clients. 

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Let's talk about your business and see if we are a good fit to work together.

HOW I WORK WITH SMALL BUSINESSES

Owning a small business can feel like being in a rowboat in the ocean in the middle of a dark night 

My gift is shining light and helping you to see a path where before, there was only darkness

The future of your business depends on you making strategic decisions that minimize risk, maximize profit, and optimize efficiency. But when you are your business, it's easy to get trapped in the daily challenges of operations while you're trying to keep your head above water. 

You probably don't have an executive team you can rely on for advice, which limits your ability to assess your challenges and opportunities objectively. That's where I come in. 

I bring my 20+ years of experience in strategy, leadership, culture, Lean, and Human Centred Design and together, we create a customized approach that can take you from an overwhelmed entrepreneur to an empowered business owner with a clear path. 

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WAYS TO WORK WITH ME

Services for small business owners

Group Strategy Session 

In this full-day facilitated small group session, you'll design your five-year vision, three-year strategic plan, and 12-month tactical plan. Throughout the day, you'll work alongside five other entrepreneurs, offering each other feedback, challenging assumptions, and building your network of support. 

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1:1 VIP Strategy Day

This one-on-one full-day session takes you from overwhelmed and brimming with ideas to a clear strategy and implementation plan to guide your business decisions over the next year. It's ideal for solopreneurs or business partners who have big dreams and want absolute clarity on how to move forward in a strategic way to ensure results. 

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Not sure which option is right for you? Let's have a conversation about where you need help. 

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Book your consultation

Let's talk about your business and see if we are a good fit to work together.

NICE TO MEET YOU

I'm Joanne Zuk

As a business strategist and consultant, I love working with business owners who want to grow sustainable businesses (that don't burn them out) to have a positive impact in our community.

I find most small business owners are bombarded by ideas and recommendations for cookie-cutter solutions, when what they actually need is for someone to listen to them and provide customized support and advice.

I have an education in psychology, executive leadership, government and business administration. I have taught leadership and strategy at the post-secondary level. I spent 16 years navigating the murky bureaucracy of government, where I learned how to mobilize people and execute projects. 

My experience with multiple innovation methodologies means I have an extensive toolkit to draw from as I help you solve the strategic challenges facing your organization today and into the future.

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