“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

Ryunosuke Satoro

The Power of People

People Want to Do Their Best

Over the years we have worked with hundreds and hundreds of people in various industries, biotechnology, government, aerospace, construction and non-profit. We have worked with people from the shop floor and the board room, and we have yet to find a person who didn't want to do a good job. There may be exceptions, but they are exceedingly rare. We have seen plenty of people who were discouraged and frustrated, but none who simply didn't care.

The People Doing the Work are the Experts

When you have a group of people doing a job, they are generally the world's experts. There may be outsiders that know more about the technical aspects, but the people doing the work day in and day out understand the problems they face and the issues they deal with better than anyone else in the world. With this intimate, practical knowledge of the situation, the solution they come up with will probably be the best.


We've heard about empowerment for years, but its hard to know just how to exercise it. Giving people the chance to come up plans and solutions for themselves is one of the most empowering decisions you can make. And the sense of ownership they have over those plans creates a whole new level of commitment.

Helping Them Succeed

Just getting everyone in the same room, even with their knowledge and commitment is generally not a recipe for success. They need a process that will take them from where they are to where they need to be, and someone to facilitate that process. That is what we do.