Strategy Development

What if you entire team shaped the future for your organization and/or community?

That's what we help you do!


We invite everyone to participate in a well-designed process 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.


To provide the greatest value, we customize every strategy development project to our client's project purpose and available resources. We are nimble, inclusive and inviting in our work. Following is a high-level overview of typical planning phases, where the steps for each phase are synchronized to meet your needs.

Phase I - Insights

What is the current situation?

Depending on the project, this involves a variety of analysis, all of which engage groups and individuals for quickly focusing on most important issues. Moving from chatter to matter quickly.

  • How is your service or product received? 
  • Data
  • Ecocycle Planning to review programs, initiatives and activities

Phase II - Imagination

What do you want to achieve together?

Working with you to review insights and boldly imagine what you want to achieve together, our process helps you to shape the future together. 

  • Stakeholder input - What do stakeholders (customers, clients, partners, etc.) want or need?
  • Setting Strategic Direction - What are the bold things you want to work on together?

You will be surprised how quickly your strategy will start taking shape.

Phase III - Action!

How is the plan developed for effective execution of priority work? 

The way we help you build teams for priority work fosters ownership and commitment for getting your important work done. With robust engagement, we help teams define specifics for:

  • What actions will you take?
  • Who does what by when?
  • What resources do you have or need for implementation?
  • How will you stay on track?
  • What will you measure & report?
  • How will you celebrate?


What our Clients have to Say

Courtney Griesel, City of Springfield Oregon

"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."

Sean Hawkins, City of Yakima

"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." 

Marie Synar, Muskogee City‐Co. Port Authority

"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."

Dean Craig, Willamette Workforce Partnership

"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."   

Interested in how this may work for you?

We spend time getting to know you and your organization to see if our process is a fit for your situation. And if so, then we customize a scope of work for your needs. Your success implementing a plan 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 your planning project is complete.