The speed of transformation for individuals and organizations increases dramatically when leaders receive one-on-one coaching. We help CEOs keep their promises and meet their goals. Our coaches apply real world experience with proven executive coaching tactics.
Our comprehensive offerings support leadership development for individuals, teams, and entire organizations. We believe in the possibility of the realization of human potential at work. The achievement of our fullest selves through the workplace generates energy which has the power to create limitless value.
Our coaches recognize corporate leaders as multifaceted beings - not just executives running companies. Our clients learn how to work better with people by understanding oneself and the corporate and social culture where they work every day. This approach helps CEOs become more valuable to their teams, their industries, and their world.
The focus on driving hard, solely to reach bottom line results, ended when capitalism became our captor, rather than savior.
Outcomes matter, but Marea Partners knows helping CEOs and founders grow through a conscious approach gets the results needed, in a way that is best for people, the planet, and society.
Now, capitalism is transformative.
Marea Partners provides an array of consulting services to assist and enhance a company’s economic, social, and environmental impact on the world. We partner with our clients to develop and execute realistic growth plans that build tangible value and serve people, planet, and profit. We believe shared value creation builds companies that serve the greatest good.
GROWTH & VALUE ADVISORY
Today’s companies face serious challenges: disruptive technology, economic unpredictability, global dynamics, fierce competition, and quickly-changing consumer preferences. The market demands growth in spite of these challenges; growth accounts for nearly 75% of shareholder returns over a 10 year period. Less than half of companies that develop a plan for growth build value. Growth with value requires the right strategy, a clear and actionable plan, and sufficient resources.
Do you experience uncertainty in how to grow your business? Is your business growing but not adding the desired value? Marea Partners works with you to assess the value of your business model and co-create new growth plans that transform growth into value. Our growth and value advisory helps companies find untapped potential, new market opportunities, and unrealized cost savings in their core businesses while determining the best path for continued expansion and impact.
- Strategic business planning
- Building growth strategies for impact
- Value creation
- Growth without sacrificing culture
- Go-to-market planning
Global sector leaders race to dramatically scale the impact—not just the size—of their organizations and programs. These successful organizations manage programs and products that serve large numbers of people in need. But they want to do much more. The question is, how do they achieve truly transformative scale?
Marea Partners works alongside our clients to address several interdependent questions: For which results should we hold ourselves accountable? How will we achieve them? What will the results really cost, and how can we fund them? How do we build the organization we need to deliver those results?
Together, those questions provide a framework for developing pragmatic, specific plans of transformative action for our clients in both the near and longer term.
TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE MANAGEMENT
“80% of the companies that existed before 1980 are no longer around—and another 17% probably won’t be here in five years.” - from “The scary truth about corporate survival”, Harvard Business Review, 2016
The business world today faces a reality of economic unpredictability, disruptive technology, globalization, and unprecedented competition. In such an environment, traditional ways of achieving a competitive advantage—such as sheer size or proprietary assets— no longer suffice. Companies must continuously adapt to flunctuating conditions. Inevitably, everything changes.
Whether you need to transform your business model or become an effective leader in today’s dynamic landscape, Marea Partners can help you embrace evolution and build an approach to push to new limits.
We collaborate with our clients to manage through change and to align people, process, and technology to lead effectively in a fast paced world.
- Development of comprehensive and structured change efforts
- Creating processes, governance, metrics, and behaviors
- Defining milestones and measurement
- Evaluating senior management commitment
People and Culture
TALENT & CULTURE
According to research from the Conference Board, globally, across all regions, CEOs rank attracting and retaining top talent as their #1 internal concern. (From: The Conference Board C-Suite Challenge 2019™.)
We help our clients attract, develop, and retain impact oriented talent that is aligned for their business and mission. We believe every person wants to learn, grow, evolve, and do his/her best. We unlock the potential a company’s most valuable asset – its people.
Employees are not merely human resources – they are human beings. We help organizations define how to put people first: respect, equality, growth, belonging, and purpose.
- Creating a culture for growth
- Clarifying and instilling a purpose-driven culture
- Conscious leadership development
- Diversity and inclusion
- Organizational assessments
- Succession planning and career development
- Strategic recruiting processes
Marea Partners supports the Virgin Unite 100% Human at Work Initiative, sponsored by the B-Team.
People and Culture
According to McKinsey research* agile organizations have a 70 percent chance of being in the top quartile of organizational health, the best indicator of long-term performance.
World-class people and organizational capabilities deliver competitive advantage. Successful organizations become agile and focused with the right leaders in the right positions. They build the infrastructure, talent, communication, and eco-system for the next phase of business. These organizations manage change and embrace new ways of working in an age of constant disruption. The high-performance culture at a winning enterprise engages and inspires employees. All functions align to support a winning strategy.
High-performing, transformative organizations exhibit strengths across five areas—leadership, decision-making and structure, people, work processes and systems, and culture. We help our clients identify their organizational strengths and weaknesses, and develop action plans to increase their organizations' ability for sustained impact.
- Organizational design and development
- Team structure and composition
- Tools and enablement
- Infrastructure and systems
- Optimization of workflow, teams, collaborations, meetings, etc.
Operations and Products
OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN
Many companies’ supply chains and operations fail to manage the complexities of today’s marketplace or to meet quickly-shifting customer expectations. Modern supply chain ecosystems evolve at an accelerated pace. Organizations need to be able to deliver the hyper-personalized experiences that customers increasingly demand. Scaling a socially-minded enterprise requires building responsible and sustainable supply chains.
- Sourcing and procurement
- Supply chain optimization
- Inventory management
- Purchasing and planning
- Manufacturing optimization
- Performance tracking
- Operations improvement and efficiencies
Operations and Products
INNOVATION & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Innovation is challenging, but necessary to remain relevant. Nearly $1 trillion in revenue is at risk by companies’ failure to remain relevant.* Top performers look at innovation as a system. They combine a sharp vision for where and how to innovate with a fast, agile, and lean development process that efficiently transforms ideas into profitable growth. Marea Partners works with clients to create product development roadmaps focused on building value for the enterprise. We provide authentic connections from our own experiences that enlighten the innovation process.
- The Next S curve – nothing grows forever
- Identifying new value
- Innovation and operations
- Strategy choice cascade
FINANCE & FUNDRAISING
Navigating the landscape of finance, capital, and fundraising requires clarity of options. Marea Partners works with clients to best understand the financing options available. Not every investor fits every enterprise. We show how to choose the most suitable financial partners. Transformative companies need sustained success. We develop capital structure plans that support long-term visions of social impact.
- Financial and capital structuring
- Creative financing options
- Impact investing and social impact fundraising
- Financial planning and analysis
- Financial and management reporting
- Cost and profitability analytics
- Performance management, evaluation, and implementation
Organizations We Admire
Big Path Capital works exclusively with more impact companies and funds than any other investment bank in its space, taking the new economy from the margins to the main stream.
Align Impact is aa specialized impact advisory firm that serves families, foundations, and their financial advisors to increase the effectiveness of their philanthropic grants, impact, and mission-related investments.