A business can only continue to travel on the path to success when its people are growing, operational processes encourage direct dialogue, and leadership forges competitive strategies. Leaders worldwide concur that developing the next generation of leaders is a pressing challenge. Product innovation and competitive positioning further round out three of the top ten challenges reported by chief executive officers. The crucial issues facing companies worldwide include people (talent acquisition, development, retention, coaching, and skill gap closure), strategy (product innovation, outperforming the competition, and economic security post-pandemic), and effective digital transformation, merger, and acquisition due diligence. Does your organization have all the talent available to address these challenges? Do you need interim support? Parrish Partners exists to enable, support, and drive accountability.
Globally, various firms specialize in providing consulting services, yet Parrish Partners stands out from the rest. Parrish Partners is a leadership and management consulting company. Since 2003 the company has served as a catalyst enabling its clients to grow, change, and achieve unprecedented financial and market position results. Parrish Partners’ services include people services: executive coaching, executive search, leadership training, technology services, merger and acquisition advisory, and more — all with trusted relationships at the foundation. The company has the pleasure of serving a broad range of industries across all development stages, from start-ups to elite private companies and Fortune 50. Based in Orange County, California, Parrish Partners’ partnerships extend internationally, enabling us to make a difference for clients worldwide.
In conversation with Dr. Jeanette Winters, Partner at Parrish Partners LLC
Q. Is it essential to break the myopic view to remain unbiased and stay focused on devising an effective strategic plan?
Strategic thinking, and subsequently strategic planning, is all about looking ahead and envisioning what is possible. Strategic thinking is more right brain work, requiring a more holistic thinking process. An excellent approach to strategic planning is to start with an environmental scan. How is your environment changing? How must you/your business change to compete and lead in the changing competitive environment? Strategy, in its essence, is how you will compete with available resources. Therefore, strategic planning defines what you will do to compete for the foreseeable future and what resources you will deploy to do so. Stepping out from under the business’s day-to-day tactical operations and envisioning what you wish to create down the road is essential.
Q. Consultants do not come with guarantees, so there is always a possibility that you might not achieve the results you had planned when you had hired them, irrespective of the cost. How can businesses overcome this uncertainty?
As strategy consultants and facilitators of strategic planning, we guarantee that each client will walk away with greater clarity on what they wish to create. Our process delivers clarity through questioning, discovery, conversation, debate, data collection, and dialog. While there is never a guarantee of a winning strategy, there is a guarantee that you will have a plan to execute built upon the thoughts, insights, and deliberations of a fully informed executive team well aware of the market dynamics faced.
Q. Strategic business consulting and planning is the process of creating a set of offensive and defensive business maneuvers designed to increase and keep a competitive advantage over your competition. How do you help businesses stay ahead of the curve?
Staying ahead of the curve requires anticipating that the path to success winds and turns. How sharp is the curve? Is the road up or downhill? Might it instead be long and arduous? Defining market-driven curve dynamics is part of what strategic planning involves. The executive team gets to opine on the road ahead and determine how best to navigate in a well-defined and executed planning process.
Q. Expertise is the first and most significant advantage of the right business consultant. How do you source the right talents to maintain the quality of your services?
Parrish Partners employs only seasoned consultants who demonstrate not only excellence in their field of expertise but also excellence in providing a client experience that is personalized, meaningful, and results-driven. Our values define our ethos: ICARE–integrity, commitment, acceleration, results, and excellence. We bring our values, unparalleled expertise, and experience to each engagement.
Q. How do you market your services?
We reach our potential clients primarily through newsletters, social media, webinars, and word of mouth. Our Partners tell our story, and their results speak for themselves.
Q. Do you have any new services ready to be launched?
Yes, given the risks of meeting face to face during the pandemic, we are now offering virtual strategic planning sessions. For more information, please go to www.parrishpartners.com/2021/01/16/mastering-strategic-planning-at-a-distance
Q. What does the future hold for your company and its customers? Are exciting things on the way?
We are continuously offering new services that exceed client expectations while matching emerging trends in the business community. We stay ahead of the curve, offering cutting-edge programs at value-based prices. Last year, we launched multiple new leadership and management training programs, integrating them with executive coaching, strategic planning, executive emotional intelligence, and more. Stay connected to us through our newsletters and social media to be in the loop on the latest offerings and opportunities to partner.
Meet the leader behind the success of Parrish Partners
Dr. Jeanette Winters is a Partner at Parrish Partners LLC. “Dr. J” is a results-driven people professional passionate about combining culture, innovation, leadership, and inclusiveness to create work experiences people love and find nothing short of extraordinary. Her initiatives are built on data and scientifically validated methods and practices. She strives to enable organizations to align business and talent strategies to achieve desired results.
Dr. Winters is a business person specializing in people (individual and organizational productivity), technology (HRIS and knowledge platforms), and corporate transformation. She passionately strives to enable employee and corporate growth, meet expectations for transformation and revenue generation, and enable achievement. She has a well-established track record of designing and implementing world-class solutions in challenging global environments resulting in performance and productivity improvements. Her work as a strategist guarantees buy-in and alignment critical to fulfilling objectives. She guides shared understanding to solve complex problems. Her “super power” is coalescing and motivating teams to tackle the impossible and achieve beyond expectations. Jeanette has led corporate human resources, including talent management, diversity & inclusion, organizational development, and enterprise learning functions at global Fortune 500 organizations, privately held companies, and start-ups (Intel, American Express, Pitney Bowes, Amgen, and Igloo Products Corp). Jeanette has also served as an interim HR executive in several companies. She is committed to helping organizations perform more successfully while supporting all.
Jeanette holds a doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Masters of Higher Education Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts from American University in Washington, D.C. She is a certified Executive Coach from the Hudson Institute and a certified Talent Optimization Consultant. She also holds a certificate in neuroscience and leadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute and is certified in the Neurolink suite of tools.
“We build cultures of commitment, including our own. We are committed to exceeding customer expectations and delivering unprecedented results.”