That's what we help you do!
We invite everyone to participate in a well-designed and innovative approach that is playful, yet with purpose; that not only empowers you, it empowers all involved for meaningful action. Working with TadZo, you will experience how much fun (and effective) it is to be inventive together through a focused approach that moves quickly from chatter to matter.
"People do not resist what they create."
To provide the greatest value, we customize every strategy approach to our client's project purpose and available resources. We are nimble, inclusive and inviting in our work.
Our goal is to truly help organizations, companies and communities in creating and implementing relevant and constantly evolving strategy that will help you navigate the complexity of your environment. All kinds of organizations and groups operate in diverse complex environments .
We help you cope with complexity by working with you to develop an enduring and adaptive strategy, as well as build capacity to support long-term transformative change.
We utilize a dynamic approach called Strategy Knotworking
— a cutting-edge approach to “shaping the future while creatively adapting in the moment. Strategy Knotworking addresses directly the complexity of responding creatively in dynamic markets.” Keith McCandless and Johannes Schartau
It helps you to:
Strategy Knotworking introduces a dynamic, iterative, and adaptive way of planning with groups of any size. This approach supports the creation of relevant strategy amidst uncertainty and changing conditions - What could be more relevant now?
This approach is centered on an infinity symbol representing the ecocycle of all projects and initiatives with focus on 6 questions to constantly evolve the strategy:
These six questions are best answered by all relevant stakeholders for a compelling strategic narrative to be authored, owned, and carried out by everyone.
At TadZo, we utilize Strategy Knotworking for our business strategy.
We have no “big document." Instead, we maintain a Mural with input, on a regular and frequent schedule, to our Strategy Knotworking exercises – nudging, adjusting, and even creatively destroying to make room for new innovations in our offerings and processes.
We offer strategy via consulting engagements, coaching and in a master class course.
When a client attains self-reliance to continue Strategy Knotworking without us, or any consulting firm, we are pleased with the results.
We spend time getting to know you and your organization to see if our approach is a fit for your situation. Your success implementing and constantly evolving your strategy is what is important to us. Once you are a client we check in with you to see how implementation is going and continue to be a resource long after our work is complete.
"It has been an energizing and enlightening experience working with TadZo on the Springfield Economic Look effort. Allison has facilitated an intentional process that created a road map of measurable action items, opportunities and partnerships for the next three to five years. Allison’s train-the-trainer style of consulting has empowered Springfield staff to not only implement the plan, but continue to adjust and build upon it into the future."
"It was a pleasure to work with Allison Larsen for Yakima’s 2020 Strategic Plan. She has a good understanding of smaller communities, including a sense of projects that could be impactful and ‘rightsized’ for Yakima. Allison’s facilitation expertise and enthusiasm were very effective in engaging leadership of numerous organizations to come together, determine priorities and set the stage for implementation."
"If I simply wrote the plan in my office, I wouldn’t have received outside expert opinions which our leadership so desperately needed, as well as buy-in from our stakeholders. They felt like they were responsible for the development of the plan.
Working with TadZo was invaluable."
"We hired TadZo to facilitate a “launch” of a new business sector partnership. Having never been through a new strategy such as this, and as the new Director of Business Services, I was more than a bit anxious. Allison promised to identify pertinent information and she did. She promised to get industry talking and she did. Industry is excited to partner with many entities to accomplish the goals Allison help draw out of them. She will help you get to where you want to be."