What We Do

We provide transformative strategy to the education and nonprofit sector. Our capabilities include strategic planning, marketing, enrollment planning, research, positioning, identity, visioning, organizational leadership, and executive search. We have served over 400 clients in every state and several countries since 2003. Download our iBook, check out a listing of our clients, review some recently published strategic plans, or view some of the executive searches we have completed.

Why We Do It

We believe education and the social sector remain the most powerful weapons we can use to change the world, solve social problems, and build sustainable communities. We launched the #justcause campaign in 2011 to help empower organizations using education to overcome poverty.

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Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements

Puget Sound Independent Schools - Keynote
May 10, 2019
Seattle, WA

Enrollment Management Association - Admission Leadership Council - Keynote
May 17, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Florida Council of Independent Schools - Heads of School - Keynote
June 12, 2019
Palm Beach, Florida


Long Live Strategy - A Complete Collection of White Papers

Our first book, Long Live Strategy, is now available now here.  Long Live Strategy is a collection of 21 high level, select white papers focused solely on strategic thinking in education.  In this collection you will find Ian's innovative thinking about both best practices and future trends in education, including white papers from his Ten Trends series, The Pivot Point, Seven X-Factors of Market Sustainability, and much more.

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