We provide general business consulting to help business owners overcome a variety of obstacles:
It’s a great thing when your business grows, this is often a primary goal! Sometimes with growth comes the challenges of how to upscale your business. Or other times a structure is in place because “that’s the way we’ve always done it”. Having an outside set of eyes look at your staff structure, your accountability plans, your chain of command and more can mean the difference between frustration and breakthrough.
Athena Consultants are skilled at looking through your business practices, procedures and policies to help you streamline your operations and discover efficiencies. This can include human resources, recruiting and hiring, financials, communications, change management, customer relationships/customer service, and more.
If your business or agency has experienced a “mission-drift” or a deviation from the values and culture you once held high, it may be time to take a critical look at these aspects of running your business. We can help you peel back the layers to examine the connection (or lack of) between your mission, your values, and the work that you are focusing on everyday. From there we can help you with realignment and improving culture.
The Entrepreneurial Operating System is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that have helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. Implementing EOS will help you and your leadership team get better at three things:
Getting everyone in your organization 100% on the same page with where you’re going, and how you plan to get there.
Instilling focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the company so that everyone executes on that vision—every day.
Helping your leaders become a more cohesive, functional, healthy leadership team.
Leading any business is challenging. Leading a nonprofit organization presents the additional demands of leading a board, focusing on your mission, and of course: fundraising.
You have dreams and aspirations for your organization. You exist to address a critical social need. And this almost always requires money. Few nonprofit organizations will be successful without robust fundraising. In fact, one major benefit you can provide the community is engaging citizens in your work through development. We specialize in helping organizations create structure, engage volunteers, develop plans and action steps, and build successful fundraising campaigns.
How do you recruit quality board members, who will support your mission and drive the vision for your agency? How do you keep volunteers engaged and active in the leadership of your organization? What can you do to make sure your board and committee members feel valued and appreciated? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, we can help. Creating a strong and diverse board is foundational to successful fundraising, so you want to be sure to get this piece right!
Strategic planning is no longer something that happens every 3 to 5 years with long term goals that you check on once a year. A successful nonprofit organization needs to continually compare their purpose for existing with the work they are doing. Creation of a living, breathing strategic plan can keep an organization on track and moving forward. We will help you with the development of a plan; as well as the systems for monitoring, making adjustments, and measuring success.
Being a great leader is extremely demanding. Your team and your business are relying on you. In order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself. Every individual is different and everyone’s wellness goals are different. We help busy leaders set realistic goals that align with their lives and their vision for wellness.
Facilitation & Training
Let’s face it. It’s challenging to both lead a meeting and be engaged in the important discussions that the meeting is all about. Add to that the new demands of creating engaging meetings through remote access, and you may be ready to cancel meetings all together. That’s where Athena comes in! With help constructing the meeting, managing the details, facilitating the discussion and recording the dialog – you can engage in the critical conversations, debates and decisions that will move your company ahead.
Whether it’s through training development and delivery or the creation of outcomes-focused retreats we will help you with the tools and experiences to create the team you want and need for success. Our staff will help you explore your needs, develop the best method of delivery, write curriculum, deliver training or train-the-trainer, and follow-up on results for desired outcomes.