• Who We Are

    Sally Anlin

    Owner

    Sally has over 20 years of experience leading technical teams to deliver high quality solutions that meet business needs.

     

    Her areas of expertise include

    • Building, developing, and coaching high performing teams to meet business goals and objectives.
    • Creating performance and talent management systems.
    • Training, coaching, and mentoring executives and managers through change and process improvement initiatives.
    • Assessing current maturity level; designing and creating best practice Centers of Excellence.

    Key accomplishments and notable character traits include:

    • For Fortune 100 Global Manufacturer
      • Consult and advise on culture, process, and structure needed to turnaround 3-year stalled initiative for rapid execution.
      • Developed  Global Anti-Corruption Training.
    • Highly regarded by clients for ability to consistently turn troubled and/or transitional departments into organizationally healthy, high performing teams.
    • Exceptional listening, facilitation, and consensus building skills.
    • Perspective, insight, and creativity: an unique ability to quickly gain deep understanding to root cause challenges and set a clear path to resolution where one is not normally found.

    Education and Certifications

    • BSBA in Actuarial Science, Drake University.
    • CultureSync Approved Tribal Leader. Certified in organizational development and management for leading cultural change.
    • Project Management Certificate – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
    • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI
    • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), ScrumAlliance.
  • HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

    WE ARE A BRIDGE

    We are a boutique consulting firm which specializes in bridging worlds together. Constantly curious and asking why, we join divergent goals to a common focus, we unite diverse groups, we link your past with your future. Just a few of our specialties include:

    • Transitioning successful ‘two guys in a garage’ start ups to thriving teams ready for growth and expansion
    • Facilitating the adoption and implementation of Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and a variety of software development best practices
    • Coaching high performing ‘techies’ to excel in the management and leadership world
    • Integrating teams and products through mergers and acquisitions
    • Turning around troubled projects or ‘stuck’ teams

    WE CUSTOMIZE BEST PRACTICES TO FIT YOU

    We are Agile evangelists – within reason. Although we firmly subscribe to the Agile Manifesto and the benefits of Scrum, we understand that it can’t always be all-or-nothing. We appreciate both sides of the ‘scrum-but’ debate. In fact, we respect and admire those that can do Agile and Scrum in the purist form.

    Our strength, however, is in the world in-between. We take the time to understand your environment and your past. With a vision of the future, we help you determine what methodology(s) will reap the greatest payoff. Then we create and implement a framework for team optimization that is self-improving.

    WE TEACH YOU TO FISH, ENABLING SELF-SUSTAINING TEAMS

     

    Our goal is to get you to a point where you do not need us. Yes, a consulting firm is making this bold statement. Some call it crazy. Others call it foolish. Still others absurd and insane. Regardless, that is our goal.

    See this blog post for more on our inspiration for this philosophy… Tao/Montessori post

    We Are Guides. We …

    • Listen
    • Understand
    • Find patterns in chaos
    • Nurture and strengthen what works, eliminate what doesn’t
    • Carefully add people and discipline in the right place, at the right time
    • Work with each person on your team to help discover their greatest value

    We do this WITH you and FOR you. There is no one right ‘magic bullet’. We discover who you are and what makes your team tick. Then we take that and create a roadmap to continued greatness.

    Through execution, mentoring, coaching, and example, we lead while not creating long-term dependencies. We empower YOU and your TEAM for long term stability and scalability.

     

  • WHY CHOOSE US

    1

    We Care

    We believe in the potential of each and every human being

     

    We care deeply about you and about helping you and your team reach your full potential.

    2

    We Understand

    We understand where you are and where you want to go

     

    We relate to your needs and share in your strong desire to achieve success.

    3

    We Are Committed

    We are sincerely engaged

     

     

     

    With a primary strength of responsibility, we remain committed to you and your team until the job is done, the goal achieved.

  • Contact Us!

    To Schedule a Free Micro-Assessment Consultation

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