Client Testimonials: Strategic Planning

“I hope this email finds you well. I want to thank you for leading our team through our strategic planning for 2014. I know everyone not only found it very helpful but enjoyed being part of the process. You do a great job facilitating the process. Thanks again for everything!”

—Don O Nelson, CEO, Nelson Construction - Dec. 2013

“Way to out-deliver on expectations Barry. Nice job & Terrific report, now, on to the follow-through. It was good fun to watch you work and see the results that are now pending.”

—Dave Weinkauf, Vistage International Chair-Eugene, OR - Feb. 2014

“Thanks again for all you've helped us with. I am excited to move forward with a fresh outlook and most of all an achievable plan. It is my pleasure to send your invoice to be paid. If you send me some more books I will definitely promote your business, I've already started.”

—Will Akin, CEO/Owner McKenzie/Taylor - Feb. 2014

“Barry MacKechnie's Strategic Alignment process has been transformative to our business and the impact to me as the CEO has been astounding. By the end of the three-day strategic off-site meeting we had a clear and detailed plan of how to achieve our financial objectives and each and every leader understood the role they play. Now that each employee is working on 2-3 initiatives the entire company is working in unison and it's freed me up to focus three to five years out and less on day-to-day issues. I now have every confidence that we can achieve our very aggressive growth plans.”

—Eric LeBow, CEO, Spanlink Communications, Inc. Minneapolis, MN

“The facilitation of the planning session was masterful. We were constantly reminded of our goals for the retreat and kept on track with attaining those goals. Barry's leadership during the retreat was unobtrusive but constantly persistent in providing us direction during our discussions.”

—PRISM International, Board Member

“Barry provided us with the space to discuss and plot our strategy without intruding but was always in control of that space to make sure we achieved the goals of our strategic planning session.”

—CollinsWoerman Architects, Executive Team, Seattle, WA

“It was the first time that I truly understood the need and outcome of a strategic planning session. It produced actionable items and mutual commitment.”

—CollinsWoerman Architects, Executive Team, Seattle, WA

“Barry's systematic approach to developing and implementing a strategic plan throughout the company made the process easy to understand and easy communicate to my executive team and new CEO.”

“Barry's approach of working with my executive team as a group and then working with each member individually resulted in a comprehensive plan that was quickly adopted.”

“I have worked with a lot of consultants over the past 20 years, and MacKechnie stands out due to his professionalism, his diligence and his ability to accomplish a lot in a short time without getting in the way of the company's day-to-day efforts.”

—Electronic Evidence Corporation, John Jessen, Founder/CEO/Chairman, Kirkland, WA