In Your Business
Transition Smoothly Through Stages of Growth
Choice Points for Stability and Growth
All businesses go through developmental stages. Whether you choose growth, or to sustain successfully over time is a Choice Point requiring different strategies and approaches. Many just don’t have the clarity to know the type of growth they are aiming for, nor the resources to make it happen so they are successful for the long haul. They aren’t sure what’s missing, but they know they aren’t getting the desired results. This choice point is common. It’s also manageable and surmountable with a clarified vision, the right team equipped with the proper tools, direction, and strategy.
Do you, and your leadership team, have the necessary and complementary skills to reach for your vision?
Do you upgrade your vision and mission regularly so you and your team stay focused on the outcomes you desire, knowing you have the resources to take the next level, without risking it all?
Before you take steps to go to the next level is everyone on the team functioning at the higher level to be successful? What would need to happen? How do you assess and fill the gaps?
Lead with Clarity and Confidence
Don’t let your team, business, or career get sidelined when goals aren’t being met. We’ll touch down and create a strategic plan that considers the long-term, enabling you to make decisions and take action steps confidently. Surround yourself with the people and processes you need, that support you to go further faster, experiencing success that impacts your business and all areas of your life and wellbeing.
I have been working with Jan for the past few years on a one-on-one basis to tackle some specific communication and leadership issues in my professional career. Jan has acted as my personal coach on dozens of challenges as our company has grown from 7 employees to more than 50 over the past three years. With her direction and insight, I have developed new leadership muscles that have enabled me to work more efficiently. Jan has also been an instrumental partner in my pursuit to align my professional and personal goals. The overall result is that I am a happier person and a more effective leader.
On a more personal note, Jan is simply a fabulous person to work with. She is insightful, direct and compassionate. Her suggestions and insights are well-grounded and she has a great sense of humor (which is a requirement for anyone I work with). It has been a great pleasure to learn with her and I consider my consulting time with Jan to be one of the most important development tools I have in my life. I have recommended her services to many of my associates with great success and will continue to do so.
Jan has been an invaluable resource to grow, define, and sharpen our (family) business. She is supportive, intuitive, clear, and creative. She has helped us vastly improve our hiring, employee management, and risk management processes, often with simple, creative strategies that make a big positive impact. She’s also helped us step back and look at the Big Picture, further defining our (business’s) mission, values, and visioning for the future, and then grounding that vision in the present. Her blending of the practical improvement of systems with the creative visioning for the future has been an inspiring part of our work with her. With Jan’s help, we’ve been able to move our business forward without sacrificing our quality of life and partnering goals.
As owner of a small service company that has operated on a day-to-day basis for a number of years, there had been a lack of direction and focus – aside from the monthly budget and the immediate problems before us.
Working with Jan Hoistad has helped me tremendously in three different areas: clarifying my role as leader, planning in a realistic but wide ranging fashion and creating an exciting vision of what possibilities are on the horizon for our business. She has been patient, creative and a great help in moving a ‘stuck’ enterprise forward.
Jan Hoistad is a creative powerhouse. She can quickly identify key issues and guide people to find innovative solutions that move business forward. I have worked with Jan many times over the past ten years and I always leave our meetings filled with ideas I can put into action immediately.
Jan’s expertise, professionalism, creativity and warmth are a powerfully effective combination. She can “size up” a situation very quickly and she knows so much about so many things that she has ideas what to do about it. I always go to Jan if I get stuck. She has had a profound impact on my personal and professional life over the past 25 years. I never hesitate to recommend her services.