Great strategy comes from great strategic planning.


Strategic planning should be the high point of the year; a time of honest reflection, courageous vision, critical decisions, and aligned commitment.

But it’s often a low point; bureaucratic, political, frustrating, uninspiring.

There are hundreds of ways to approach strategic planning. Choose a path that meets your unique needs and aligns with your values and culture. We are experts in sparking great strategy by reimagining the strategic planning process.


How We Help

Whether you are looking for a partner to lead you through creation of your strategy or looking holistically at how you approach strategic planning, we can help.


Strategy Facilitation

We offer strategic planning facilitation for meetings, off-sites, and retreats. We’ll push you make tough tradeoffs and decisions, and help you communicate back the results with clarity. Let’s make strategy fun again!


Strategic Planning Process Design

Our methodology will guide you to evaluate your current process against your needs, reimagine how planning could work in the future with outside inspiration as a guide, pilot your design quickly so you can learn and iterate, and finally execute your approach–first with our guidance and ultimately on your own.


Navigational System Detox

Purpose, vision, mission, strategy, north star, value proposition, business model, operating model, values, principles, pillars—the list goes on and on. We’ll help you take inventory of all the elements of your current navigational ecosystem and measure what is currently working so you can simplify and provide the clarity your organization needs to execute.


"Our annual planning process had gotten really long, convoluted and disconnected from our strategic plan. The FWD team helped us create a process that cut our planning season in half while focusing us on what really matters. Now we spend less time planning and more time working toward our mission."

Cynthia Vernon
Chief Operating Officer, Monterey Bay Aquarium


Ready for strategic clarity?