Helen Chambers consulting

A Strategic Future

Bespoke solutions meeting your real needs

Strategic Planning

Bespoke sessions based on some hard listening. Anyone can google tools and implement them badly. I focus on understanding your needs and then designing sessions around them, after doing some deep listening about what you want to achieve.

ImplemenTAtion

With day-to-day pressures it is very easy to invest in developing strong strategic intent that then fades away as operational pressures come to the fore. I can work with your senior team to make sure you actually land your ambitions.

Advisory

With over 30 years experience I can help with one-off or longer term support when having another perspective is valuable. This could be to support recruitment, risk analysis, options appraisal or senario planning.

Executive Facilitation

As leaders it can be tough to both hold the room and have space to develop and contribute your thinking. I bring calm, structured and action focused sessions.

REBOOT

The last few years have been intense. And if anything, the environment has become more challenging. Perhaps you are not at a point where you need a total strategic overhaul, but taking some time to reflect and refocus can make a huge difference to your future success. I am currently running 3 types of workshops to help.

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SCENARIO PLANNING

The last year has been extremely challenging, and the next year looks like that too. You maybe facing challenges to your funding or sales that you didn’t anticipate. Book a session for you and your senior team to work through some pragmatic options.

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STRATEGIC PIVOT

Things have changed since you developed your strategy. You don’t want to drift away from your vision but you need to take into account the new realities. I can help you adjust whilst still meeting your overall ambitions.

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RE-ENERGISE

Take some time with your senior team to check-in, reboot and re-energise. This session helps you all to focus again on your strategic ambitions and take some time out from the operational work that absorbs so much capacity to re-connect with your overall goals.

BLOG

If you are too busy to take timeout, than that is when you really need to…

After my first year of consultancy, I’ve taken some time to reflect on what really matters when delivering successfully. Here are the top three things that I think are critical to keeping sane these days and to deliver strategic plans well.  More…

recent work

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5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN TO EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

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IMPACT INVESTING IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

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FUNDING PROGRAMME EVALUATION

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PROGRAMME IMPLMENTATION

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INFLUENCING APPROACHES & TACTICS

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EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & BELONG EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

About Me

A senior leader with over 30 years experience in social, public and business sectors. I have  a significant track record in both founding and growing organisations to scale. I also have significant experience of successfully developing, implementing and  influencing public policy. In a voluntary capacity I am Chair of the Edinburgh Trust, and a Trustee of the UK-wide Turn 2 US, both organisations focused on alleviating poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

sectors

Philanthropic

As a co- founder of one of Europe’s largest venture philanthropy organisations (t.o.>£30m) I bring over a decade’s experience of working in the philanthropic sector. I am able to give a wide ranging perspective to your needs.

Social Business

I have supported several businesses who work to the three bottom lines of people, planet and profit. My expertise lies in how to move from the initial boot-strapping phase into growing into a mature and scaling business.

Government

From both working  inside government as Head of Child Poverty developing the £50m Working for Families Fund, and in influencing public policy externally, I have a good understanding of public policy development and delivery.

Private Sector

I have advised a number of businesses, from the start up phase through to the crucial pivot to maturity and scale. I can help with bringing an acute focus on the bottom line without losing your ‘special sauce’ and values.

Academic

Throughout my career I have worked closely with the academic sector including sitting on the School of Management Advisory Committee with The University of St Andrews, holding a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship  at The School of Social & Political Science at The University of Edinburgh, and  giving occasional guest lectures at the UoE’s Business School on social purpose businesses.

Voluntary Sector

I understand the voluntary sector from a number of perspectives as a founder, Board member, leader and volunteer. I know the pressures and realities and can help with bring forward workable solutions.

“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first.

The quality of our thinking depends on the way we treat each other while we are thinking.”

Nancy Kline

LTD co.

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based

Edinburgh, Scotland.

contact

helen@chambersconsulting.org