MEETDavid Edward

How Can I
Help You?

Well, what if I told you that working with me would be transformational. That your good company and good people will become continually better with no limits on the potential for success. But I will not transform your company. You will. Here is how I help you.

I’ll bring my 30+ years of experience as an entrepreneur to your business. I’ll show you how to look into your company’s DNA to see what makes it good and what will make it better. I’ll show you how to be an explorer, how to seek out the greatest needs of your company, your employees and your customers. I’ll share my talent for decoding employee and customer behavior into programs and practices that will unlock their potential and possibilities for future success. I will challenge your status quo, norms and behaviors. I will challenge you to see your company, employees, culture and customers differently. I will encourage you to make the most of your company’s potential and your market possibilities so that your company serves better, performs better and becomes better, every day.

You will transform your company with the help of an agile planning system that makes the most of your experience, judgment and instincts. With a little help from the megabytes of data available to you!

I am a business consultant. So what?

Strategic Initiatives Group opened in 2003 providing strategic planning and marketing communications counsel. We developed theories on organizational performance and found that the drive for operational efficiency, while not wrong, was not the complete equation for success.

We discovered that successful organizations were highly effective at making the most of the potential of their talent, culture and customers to create results that exceed expectations.

Now, 17 years later, we work with organizations in manufacturing, tech, food processing, professional services, retail, education and family-owned businesses, using our unique inside-out planning system to help them discover their own level of effectiveness in their talent, culture and customer potential.

EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION PLANNING
100%
EFFECTIVE CUSTOMER PROGRAM
78%
STRATEGIC PLANNING & COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
82%
Our Guiding Principles
It is human nature to want to be better.
Competitiveness, leaving a legacy and making a difference, it is in our nature and is what we strive to do. We can always be better and do better.
Human-centered companies have an advantage that cannot be duplicated.
People and their potential for better is a company’s greatest renewable resource and source of competitive advantage.
Enough said.
Better companies balance the business need for efficiency and the customer need for effectiveness.
There is a business need for efficiency and an equally important customer need for effectiveness.
Find the balance in your company and find your better.
Becoming better is a challenge, every day.
We must be challengers of the status quo, of our assumptions, beliefs, limits and benchmarks, every day because we seek to be better, every day.
Be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Embrace the unknown. Seek to know more. Be continually curious. It is how we grow and become better.
Be empathetically agile.
Better companies are fast but not reactive. They are responsive without rushing to judgement. Sincere, empathetic commercial responses to customers’ needs serve them better than your competition.
Passion & Commitment
We have a passion for results aligned with our clients’ success, and a commitment to the highest level of work professionalism.
Straightforward
We have a deep intellectual openess and honesty to tell it like it is in straightforward language. However, we could be wrong.
Bold Thinking
We combine bold thinking with a practical approach that focuses on getting the job done, turning decisions into action.
All For One
We work as one global team—both with each other and our clients—to direct our collective energy toward achieving the extraordinary.
How We Started

I poured 30+ years of experience planning and strategizing for some of the world’s favourite brands and biggest manufacturers into a planning system that gives small and medium sized businesses the same planning advantages as global companies, with more flexibility and agility.

Thrive began as a question around becoming better in an era of unprecedented change and uncertainty. The answer was inspired by healthcare professionals who diagnose, plan and act in difficult and chaotic conditions with great certainty and grace.

For over 17 years my company and I have worked with manufacturing, tech, food processing, professional services, retail, education and family-owned companies. What has made SIG planning systems successful across different business categories is a shared belief in the potential and possibility of human-centered business.

My passion for human centered business is rooted in the Renaissance, the most prolific expansion of human potential in history. My study of the Renaissance has revealed best practices and principles that are now an integral part of Thrive.

At SIG, the belief in human-centered business has created more resilient and competitively differentiated clients. Our clients now work, solve and innovate more effectively because they believe, as I do, that talent is a company’s greatest renewable resource.

Our clients have achieved a marked improvement in innovation and solution creation; more engaging cultures, more resilient people, great customer relationships and significantly improved sales and financial results.

In these uncertain times that is transformational. Would you like to be next?

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How We Started

I poured 30+ years of experience planning and strategizing for some of the world’s favourite brands and biggest manufacturers into a planning system that gives small and medium sized businesses the same planning advantages as global companies, with more flexibility and agility.

Thrive began as a question around becoming better in an era of unprecedented change and uncertainty. The answer was inspired by healthcare professionals who diagnose, plan and act in difficult and chaotic conditions with great certainty and grace.

For over 17 years my company and I have worked with manufacturing, tech, food processing, professional services, retail, education and family-owned companies. What has made SIG planning systems successful across different business categories is a shared belief in the potential and possibility of human-centered business.

My passion for human centered business is rooted in the Renaissance, the most prolific expansion of human potential in history. My study of the Renaissance has revealed best practices and principles that are now an integral part of Thrive.

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Effectiveness and efficiency is not an either/or equation. Effectiveness adds value, experience and accountability to the efficiency of speed with minimal expenditure of resources. Aligning efficiency with effectiveness completes the equation of high performance and better results.

Performance effectiveness gains for our clients include:

Improvement in innovation, creativity and solutions
A more resilient, engaging workplace culture
Significantly improved sales and financial results
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Foundation for
Our Work

Our work is modelled on three fundamental principles that unleashed the highly creative and humanity-centered age of the Italian Renaissance:
The unlimited capacity of human potential.
The importance of cultural dynamics.
The power of ideas and its possibilities for positive change in the world.

About the Speaker & Facilitator

David Edward, founder of Strategic Initiatives Group, has led planning initiatives and strategy development on global businesses and some of our most beloved brands.

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David Edward

Founder

David works from the premise that it is human nature to be better than we are now. David has, in roles ranging from President, Client Services Director, Consultant and Board Chair, helped progressive organizations become more effective through the discovery and activation of the potential in their talent, culture and customers.

David is also a writer and explorer at heart. David’s discovery of better practices for effective human performance from the Italian Renaissance, now modernized for 21st century organizations, can be found in SIG’s Unlimited Potential Program (UPP), David’s keynotes and his forthcoming book “The Unlimited Organization”.

Stefanie Meyers

HR Management

Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence.

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Over 900 amazing companies trust Ippsum
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"We are helping companies untangle complex issues that always emerge during their digital evolution journey."

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JOHN RUFFALO

Founder and ceo

Open Positions

Our software development agency has a growth up to 30% per each year. If you are result-oriented, not afraid to take initiative – drop us a note and join our team!

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Better Than Now

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