Strategic solutions and operational infrastructure support to empower intelligent enterprises
AN OUTCOMES-BASED MINDSET
What We Prioritize
REVENUES & PROFITABILITY
What We Do & How We Do It
Escalate Solutions assists organizations in a variety of capacities ranging from preliminary strategic plan reviews to hands-on interim c-suite engagements.
Strategy isn’t just about planning. It influences every aspect of operations:
- Strategic Planning to formulate and document strategic initiatives, priorities and objectives, and to position for ongoing, proactive disruption
- Alignment of Stakeholders to permeate the entire organization with the mission, vision, value and goals, and to empower employees with a positive corporate culture and technical capacity
- Implementation & Execution to translate the vision into measurable actions and tactics – both manual and automated
- Refinement & Optimization to plan, test, monitor, measure, analyze, discover, refine, improve and/or pivot, applying digital solutions whenever possible to yield more intelligent outcomes
A full range of third-party advisory services to help businesses optimize, expand or improve operations.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE PROGRESSION
Digital transformation and intelligent enterprise progression require three core elements: (1) a significant investment into the technology/digital solutions that serve as the framework for the evolution; (2) paradigm and mindset shifts from the perspective of corporate culture, strategy and business/operations models to enable and maximize such investments; and (3) the irreplaceable elements of human ingenuity – ethics, empathy, emotions, innovation, creativity, imagination and the desire/propensity for proactive disruption – that are needed to identify and strategize tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.
Escalate Solutions focuses on helping enterprises with the more intangible aspects surrounding the two latter elements – the global ecosystem mindset, corporate culture, business paradigm and model shifts, humanity-forward priorities and tomorrow-centric strategy.
Targeted strategy solutions that ultimately generate an ongoing value proposition for clients. An effective strategic process is visionary, proactively disruptive, aligns all stakeholders within the process, establishes tactics for execution and implementation, and allows for adjustments to optimize and refine the approach based on outcomes.
Guidance regarding targeted initiatives that can help organizations increase such metrics as revenues, sales volume, market penetration, and service/product offerings. Notably, short-term profitability is not always a requirement for growth (as it is with scaling and long-term sustainability).
INTERIM C-SUITE ASSIGNMENTS
Cross-industry experience and diverse skill sets that allow for temporary c-suite assignments to guide clients through critical timeframes or periods of growth or scaling.
BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
Compensated director roles and experience assembling formal and advisory board structures.
OPERATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY
Advisory services focused upon organizations struggling with the inherent “growing pains” associated with success, diversification and/or geographic expansion. Specific to digital transformation, this involves the unification of all elements of the infrastructure through end-to-end insights and communication, and the elimination of “silo” mindsets. Hiring consistency, maintenance of corporate culture and employee retention/advancement are additional common operational needs that Escalate Solutions can help with.
Research and evaluations to help investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders considering investments, mergers, acquisitions or other strategic moves.
Turn-key exploration of growth and value advancement through a variety of relevant organic, horizontal and vertical integrations.
MARKET RESEARCH & ANALYTICS
Research tools and activities that develop and compile data about markets, demographics, products, services, development impacts and overall consumers.
Advisory services for organizations advanced beyond growth, and exploring specific opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency so that increases in sales, volume and revenue to not have a proportional increase in costs or expenses.
PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Escalate Solutions is a SBA woman-owned enterprise and has WBE, SBE, DBE, EBE and other disadvantaged business certifications with the City and County of Denver. Escalate Solutions can support a variety of government assignments, particularly public private partnerships (PPPs).
Diverse skill set, past/current board experience and multiple c-suite and owner engagements allow for streamlined facilitation for even the most complex and challenging of organizational needs.
GUEST LECTURING & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Compensated speaker engagements on a wide array of subjects ranging from “leadership mandates in growing and scaling organizations” to the “intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy”.
As a growing business, WorthGroup engaged Escalate Solutions to advise regarding a strategic planning exercise, however, the guidance and involvement has yielded benefits and outcomes exceeding our expectations. As the core elements of our long-term business plan were crafted and refined, we began to identify gaps in our internal structure that provided additional opportunities for Escalate Solution’s input.
Kimberly helped us with our executive transition strategy, establishment of an external board of directors, the organization and repositioning of our marketing and sales team, and other corporate realignment and planning. She also provided one-on-one mentoring and coaching for several emerging staff members, with immediate benefits observed by all of our partners and senior managers. She even had the capacity to serve as our Interim COO as we worked to identify a more permanent placement.
An individual like Kimberly Arnold, who can step in with such a diverse array of growth planning and operational infrastructure considerations, is both rare and valuable. We are grateful for her involvement and strongly recommend her as a strategic advisor.
APPROACH & FOUNDATION
Want to Escalate Your Strategy? Start by Asking the Right Questions
The two most valuable skill sets that Escalate Solutions offers its clients are (1) listening, and (2) asking the right questions. We never to walk into a room thinking we have all the answers, and excel at guiding our clients through candid conversations that identify the aspirations and challenges.
Leaders are engaged in "strategic" discussions every day, but all too frequently aren't talking about what really matters when it comes to growth, scaling and sustainability. Using Kimberly Arnold's "8 Critical Topics of Strategy" as a launch point, Escalate Solutions helps clients take a deeper dive into the (often difficult) subjects that must be explored before an organization can move to the next level.