CURRENT TOPICS - Splitting the Board Chair and CEO Roles Having separate roles for your company's Board Chairman and CEO has become a topic of intense debate recently. We have been tracking this issue for several years now and believe that a split can have big advantages for corporate governance. Checkout our whitepaper entitled "The Non-Executive Chairman" and download it here.
Who we are Cullen Coates & Associates is an international management consulting firm committed to helping you increase the value in your business and reduce your implementation risk by embedding in your organization's culture a fundamentally superior approach to business strategy development and execution. What we do We provide consulting for development of your strategic plan; we help you embed disciplined processes for managing execution of your strategy; and we deliver online software solutions to enable your management team to track execution progress.
The Next Stage of Competitive Advantage Whether you are looking to achieve Strategic Competitive Advantage through better strategy execution, or implementing more Effective Performance Management, or Managing Organizational Competencies, we have a variety of whitepapers and consulting processes designed to help you reach that higher performance plateau.
Learn how to embed aligned, trusted decision making processes throughout the organization. Knowledge worker productivity is The Next Stage of Competitive Advantage, and we and our affiliate company Crystal Bay Solutions can help you implement inexpensive, fast custom solutions to drive significant improvement in employee effectiveness. Download our whitepapers and brochures here.
How we are different
We bring a distinctive combination of professional operating experience, consulting services methodologies, and easy-to-use performance management software applications for managing strategy implementation. Our differences include:
Deep and wide operating experience combined with strong credentials in strategy development - most consultants provide only one or the other.
A different process that starts with developing a clear definition of the value you create for your constituents - customers, investors, employees, suppliers and partners.
Issues-driven planning - your strategy is based on what you must do, not just what you want to do. It’s driven by the issues you face, not just a collection of “good ideas”.
A focus on driving systemic, aligned and disciplined strategy execution. Following our process ensures consistent, exception-based management of strategy implementation.
Software applications for workgroup productivity. Using Intuit’s QuickBase rapid software development platform, we convert your implementation requirements into effective and affordable applications for information tracking and sharing within your team. We offer these through our affiliated company Crystal Bay Solutions.
How you benefit
You create demonstrably greater value for your company and your constituents.
Your team achieves tight alignment around the critical competencies that drive higher performance.
Your team develops clear focus on your critical issues and strategic goals.
You significantly reduce your risk in the businessby embedding disciplined, systemic strategy execution management and regular implementation review.
Your team understands the organizational competencies that are required to drive your success.
Your team learns how to allocate scarce resources using a strategic budget framework that ensures that you are not cutting into the muscle of your competitive advantage. Strategy-based budgeting in difficult times gives you a leg up on your competition.
Our clients include both corporations and non-profit organizations, with a general focus on medium-sized organizations and rapid growth technology companies.
Overall we have consulted with CEO’s and senior management of organizations from startup through Fortune 1000 companies.
Coates has more than 25 years of hands-on operating experience at all levels, including CEO and Chairman of the Board.
has an operating management track record in more than 20 companies in
as many industry sectors - spanning a wide range of functional
competencies and work on four continents.
Depending on the requirements of a particular project, Cullen will add associates to the team who have expertise in particular industry or client issues that need to be addressed as part of the overall work.