We drive innovative discussions on

Product strategy 

Culture, company performance, and goal-setting

Market strategy and growth

Prioritizing initiatives and allocating resources

Governance and top talent



What will drive our next stage of growth?

What does our future org need to look like-- and how do we build the great team we need?

How do we get better (not just more) data and insight?  

How do we prioritize critical vs. nice-to-haves?

Where is our market headed, &

how do we shape it to our advantage?  


the plan & what’s step one?

How do we get more leadership focus

& bandwidth

on the important stuff?

How do we get more efficient?


Tim Gallagher
Emily Howe

Strategy. Organizational performance. 

New paths to growth.

Change. Leadership.  

Getting "unstuck."

Tim helps executives and Boards of corporations and public institutions including Fortune 100 companies, universities, governments, private equity firms, not-for-profits, and successful early-stage companies to create strategies and build operational capabilities. 


He has done projects across a wide range of industries including airlines, business services, electronics, consumer products, and manufacturing.


Tim brings an active and collaborative problem-solving approach to the most difficult strategic and organizational questions facing today’s leaders.


Formerly, Tim was a Partner with McKinsey & Company, and was a member of McKinsey’s Strategy and High Technology practices. 


Tim holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University. 

For 15+ years, Emily Howe has lead change management, user adoption, and strategic communications efforts.

Emily has served public and private universities, nonprofit and arts organizations, philanthropic groups, large international companies, government entities, and individuals.

Additionally, Emily has a particular skill in helping clients initiate and re-strategize culture change efforts.​

Emily received her MA degree in Gender/Cultural Studies from Simmons College. 


Emily is Prosci certified in change management and is a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals. 


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