Our Approach and Uniqueness

Our Approach

We focus on our clients and the issues keeping them from reaching their vision. Everyone is different; we develop a unique approach for each situation. We use the following process.

Determine where you are now:  we will begin by examining where you are now; your personal motivators, strengths and weaknesses and then the state of your organization.

Determine where you would like to be:  we ascertain what you would like to achieve.

Learn what makes you tick:  We use assessments to better understand you. This allows us to fully develop and use your strengths while working on minimizing your weaknesses.

Design an action plan:  We will work together to designing an action plan allowing you to set your unique path to achievement.

Methodology:  We will provide specific tools, methods and materials with which to develop focus and clarity.

Verify progress:  We use a “carefrontational” approach.  As your coach, we will provide the encouragement, support and constructive criticism that will help you reach your plan. We will continually monitor progress and hold you accountable for accomplishing your plan.

Success:  We regularly pause to acknowledge and celebrate success as you reach your goals.

My Uniqueness

Tom Northup has more than 30 years of real-world experience in operations management, practical people expertise, and thoughtful leadership as the CEO and principal of three successful businesses.

Highlights include expanding sales 500% in 5 years and positioning company as world leader, turnaround a money losing operation in one year, expanding distribution generating 45% compounded sales growth, developing staff to meet quality and delivery requirements in a high growth situation.

He understands the complexities faced by today’s busy executives. He brings the tools, experience, and proven processes you need to grow revenues and profits, beat the competition, and innovate and lead in the marketplace. The bottom line is he helps you build value – personal and organizational.

He has experience in a wide variety of industry; manufacturing, insurance, service companies, engineering and architectural, staffing and non-profit. 

He has four keys that differentiate him.

Tom has CEO Experience. He personally understands how to build excellence and “unfair” competitive advantage.

Tom is results oriented. He holds clients accountable to meet their hard-to-reach objectives.

Tom’s process is transformational. Clients make permanent organizational, behavioral and attitudinal changes for long-lasting success.

Tom is practical. He knows theory but provides proven methods and practical how-tos for every day work.

Now that you have a better idea about the results you can expect by working with us and our approach and philosophy of working with clients, next go to the Our Services page to learn about the specific services and programs we offer.