What we do.
What we do.
We create a higher self-awareness within the leadership team, offering support across a broad range of (strategic) topics, including CEO succession, leadership development and selection, executive team coaching, and team and organizational effectiveness.
We help to create high-performing teams to reach their strategic goals faster, easier, and with more trust & confidence within the team. We dare to combine focus & vulnerability to give individuals and teams new insight into their way of working, while we bring the same discipline and objectivity to mission-critical human capital decisions that real leaders routinely apply to strategic, operational, and financial ones.
Management Team Due Diligence
We assess the current state of the human capital of potential portfolio companies against the forward looking investment thesis. This organisation scan is a zero measurement of the leadership, team dynamics and organisational structure within your company, particularly those in key leadership and management roles. The final report identifies the teams strenghts, blind spots, optimal organisational model, opportunities to leverage as well as insights into areas where the team may benefit from team and leaderhip development.1
Management Team & Organisation Scan
This organisation scan is a zero measurement of the leadership, team dynamics and organisational structure within your company, particularly those in key leadership and management roles. The final report identifies the teams strenghts, blind spots, optimal organisational model, opportunities to leverage as well as insights into areas where the team may benefit from team and leadership development. The proces includes: intertakes, interviews, a kick off session and accelerator session.2
During these sessions we meet with the investor, founder and management team to make the transition towards the next phase of growth. We look back at the earlier management scan to see if the right steps are being taken on the human capital action points. We look back on the past period, identify challenges and successes to align the strategy, team and leadership for the future. We evaluate the existing quality of the relationship between the investment team and the management team, establishing a foundation of trust to optimize connection and cooperation between the investment team and theur portfolio companies. We also support founders and leaders in reflecting on their own role and responsibilities.3
Creating High Performing Teams
During periods of rapid company growth, both individual leaders and the management team as a whole must undergo development to to ensure they can keep pace with the changes. We assist leaders & teams to reach their goals, while creating an environment that cultivates long-term excellence and success. During our High Performing Team sessions we guide teams & leaders to create self awareness, align around a common purpose, establish inspiring spirit and vision, define clear roles, commit to team accountability, make powerful choices and take affirmative action. We do this through offsite facilitation, leadership development programs and one on one coaching. We also assist by conflict resolution or team stagnation.4
Founder Succession Planning
We guide portfolio companies by identifying and developing the individuals who will take on key roles in the company, ensuring a smooth transition during succession. We sit together with the CEO or investor, to help identify the key qualities required from the leadership of the future, and sit along with interviews when needed. The goal is to secure the long-term continuity and success of the organisation, maintain its core values and vision, and facilitate a seamless transfer of leadership and decision-making responsibilities.5
Buy & Build Team Advisory
We provide guidance for PE / VC firms by integrating multiple operating companies in a buy & build phase. This includes human capital due diligence, post-acquisition integration, and value creation, helping your firm execute its buy-and-build strategy successfully. During this phase, taking the team along in communication and building a team that can execute on the future strategy are crucial aspects for a succesful integration.6
Investment Team Advisory
We support Investment Teams to professionalize the way they work together with their Management Teams. Through our work with many different investment professionals and investment firms, we can advise investment teams on what the essential steps are to professionalize their way of working. We make this explicit by doing workshops and session with your investment team and discussing live case studies. All with the goal to improve connection and cooperation with management teams.7
Supervisory Board Review
During this review we will create an open and constructive dialogue to ensure the board is fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and strategic roles. It involves an analysis of the board's composition, decision-making processes, and alignment with the organization's goals and culture, with the aim of identifying areas for improvement and creating aligned relationships.8
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Theory behind our Human Capital Approach
The five behaviors Lencioni identified will result—if each is maximized—in a team that operates as efficiently and effectively as possible. The characteristics of a cohesive team are Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.
Theory U is a model for fundamental change. The principles of Theory U help leaders break through past unproductive behavioural patterns. The U-process allows people to look at complex issues in a different way. This results in new insights and profound transformation that is permanent.
4 day leadership trails
Due to the high pace of life and work, we hardly stand still and reflect we hardly rely on our personal leadership and our professional development. During this leadership trail we take 4 days to become aware of what lives in us, where we come from, what has formed us, and where we want to move from our being. This trail takes place in the Italian Alps. By 'being' and walking in untouched nature, without the distraction of phones or watches, and with a group of leaders from PE/VC world, your personal growth speeds up.
Next trail: 19 Juni - 22 Juni 2024, Italy
Target Group: Investors, Founders, CEO's, CFO's of portfolio companies.