What’s Jeanne Goldie up to now? And why should I read this blog?

Jeanne_GoldieI’m a “Start it Up” or “Turn it Around” plug-in strategist for businesses. The person hired when a business wants to fix something that’s broken or create something entirely new. For the past twelve years I’ve worked in the Financial Services industry leading organizational strategy after doing similar work in the government and non-profit sector (NGO’s).   I’ve worked on projects as varied as redesigning public housing, historic preservation, tech start-up companies, insurance sales, opening an African American research library, and had a really wild stint as a wedding planner. (Yes, there is video).  Did I mention I was once an accountant as well? (No video of that – sorry).

All the opinions in this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect on my current employer. As a matter of fact, I will only be sharing one story from my current position, involving the desert, teambuilding and SPF 70.  You’ll know it when you find it. Otherwise they’re off limits.

Unfunded mandates, budget shortfalls, regulatory adventures, zero authority but total responsibility for results, I’ve lived them all and learned a few good lessons along the way.   I’ll share those here, and hopefully you’ll get some answers, not to mention a few laughs.  If you run a corporate department, a struggling non-profit, a family-owned business, a government agency whose policy direction changes with every election cycle or maybe you just got tasked with creating the strategic plan for your boss, this site is for you.  It doesn’t matter if you’re formally named the “Change Agent” or if you got the title by default. [Read more…]

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