Strategic Direction & Implementation

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett


We turn strategy into action

Many strategic plans are the result of a break-away session and they remain just that. They are owned by a few and seldom gain the momentum expected. A well thought through business strategy is more than just crafting direction, it is about the ideas gaining traction.

the how

Our core strategic learning philosophy is at the heart of your success. It is the mindset required to shape your new future. Our core beliefs about learning offer a process approach that can embed strategic direction into the daily activities of your business.

We believe there are eight key principles that underpin your success. This is a useful place to start. Before you embark on a strategic process use this tool (Strategic Learning Mindset) to chat to your leadership team and map out the scope of what you are willing to do to make your strategy work. There are eight actions that result from these beliefs, but it’s no good trying the actions if these beliefs are not in your DNA. These eight beliefs are the foundation of Mila’s approach to strategic direction and shape the scope of our strategic projects. We guide you in creating the mindset to embed your strategy.

the what

There are no two strategic direction interventions that are alike. Every organisation’s strategy journey is unique, but we use a well validated, structured framework to guide you as we establish the project scope and agree the process.

Adapted from The Drivers Model© framework for strategy development, we have designed a ROUTE MAP specifically for business. This guides our project scope discussion as you decide on the support required. The path is not linear, it is a cyclical. A series of continuous thinking while doing. Our iterative and pragmatic approach ensures leaders have clarity about what to prioritise and feel confident in making strategic decisions.

We provide…

the route

a 7 step process

A simple, scalable process approach adapted from The Drivers Model specifically for business.

the route map

A comprehensive excel download template.

This tool is used to capture the thinking, monitor milestones and communicate your goals.

You take ownership of the template and shape it into an action plan that is a working document. Includes quarterly snapshot of progress for feedback.
Creates clarity and accountability for milestones. Includes strategy review guidelines.

the change map

turn your strategy into action faster

Turn your strategy into action faster with our cyclical change approach.
In shaping the future, you have taken the initiative and essentially become an agent of change. You are creating a future that you have crafted with your team. Now you will need to gain momentum and embed the change initiatives required to realise your strategy.

We use the Change Map© methodology that resonates with leaders who want to accelerate change. This practical little wheel ensures your strategy gains traction to deliver on results.

the next steps

high impact consultation

Investment: ZAR 1 950​

  • 1:1 online high impact interview to create your business Strategic Mindset Checklist​ (70 minutes)
  • This strategic conversation will result in a bespoke checklist for your business to evaluate current and future strategic processes. This can be used as an opening conversation with your leadership team. ​
  • Includes a copy of Strategic Mindset Framework shared at the World Education Summit 2024​
  • Recording of Zoom call for further discussion with management team or board ​

Investment: ZAR 1 950​


Strategic Mentorship for Business Leaders

Investment: ZAR 9 800 for Full package

  • Five x 1:1 Strategic Discussion Sessions (60 min online sessions) 
  • SEI Leading Through Change Assessment
  • These highly engaging sessions take the form of a coaching conversation.
  • We will:   ​
    • Unlock your barriers, concerns and vulnerabilities to find next steps
    • Use your SEI Leading Through Change Assessment results to raise impact   ​
    • Explore your hopes for the process and share practical tips and tricks ​to get buy-in
    • Use The Change Map© to find points of leverage to move your strategy forward ​
    • Using the Zoom platform, booked online ​
  • Includes:​
    • Strategic Mindset Framework shared at the World Education Summit 2024​
    • The Change Map© from Six Seconds ​
    • SEI Leading Through Change Assessment for Whole-hearted Leaders ​valued at ZAR 2 400

Investment: ZAR 9 800 for package of  5 sessions including SEI Leading Change Assessment (valued at ZAR 2 400)


Strategic Planning Projects ​

free 30 minute consultation

Every business is unique.

Setup a free 30 minute consultation to share your business strategic needs and we can develop a proposal to support your strategic planning and implementation. ​

"Carey’s impactful facilitation skills and strategic process have ensured Woodridge is future fit. Her ability to keep tabs on such a vast Strategic Plan is phenomenal. A true professional, she adds value and comes highly recommended in every respect."
"The process was absolutely amazing, well done Carey, you are a wonderful facilitator. There is so much possibility that I can live into, both in my personal life and also in driving & increasing the impact of VWCT."
“Honestly believe the process was outstanding in all respects… and I have been subject to plenty of such exercises – by far the best! Preparation well done and fluent and precise facilitation of the process.”
"Thank you for an amazing session Carey. Insightful noticing my feelings in certain situations and making the active decision to shift from reacting to responding."
“Thank you for your time Carey. You are a remarkable change agent!"
“The Route Map strategic process certainly prepared me to make informed decisions and forced me to think deeper and be more intentional.”
“We have definite clear guidelines as to where and what to do. I like the way Carey succeeded in getting us to take ownership of the strategy.”
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the workshop, thank you Carey for taking us on a very relevant and needed adventure of reflection and inner exploration."

A flexible and engaging partner to walk the journey with you

One stop solution that includes: Tools for gathering data and Templates for managing process

Tools for gathering data and templates for managing process

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