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Paul Millerd - Freelance Consulting Services 2019

Freelance strategy consulting from a former McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group consultant.

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Paul Millerd - Freelance Consulting Services 2019

  1. 1. Vivo Strategies Practice Overview 2019 On-demand Top-Tier Consulting
  2. 2. The Work I Am Drawn To I work with managers and leaders who want to “go deep,” create exceptional work and engage in a human- centered way
  3. 3. Nice to meet you… 3 The Gist Paul has over ten years experience working as a strategy consultant to top global organizations and non-profits. His expertise is in organizational culture, strategy, talent development & operations. Superpowers • A love for “sensemaking” and turning complexity into a clear story • Finding creative tools or technologies to make an idea become a reality • Making the complex simple in writing or online course content Currently Living In Boston, MA and Taipei, Taiwan (all work is done remotely) What I’m Inspired By These Days I’ve been enjoying David Epstein’s book Range Paul Millerd Founder & Principal Consultant
  4. 4. #1 Invest in relationships first and look to add value to other people #2 Be human - do what’s right, not always what makes sense on a spreadsheet #3 Stay humble, continue to learn and be willing to admit mistakes #4 Be willing to think different and challenge conventional wisdom or practice #5 Embrace the Charlie Chaplin quote: “a day without laughter is a day wasted” FIRM PRINCIPLES
  5. 5. Kinds Of Work I Am Drawn To 5 • Hands-on consulting support and project management for strategic and organizational projects • Market research and strategic plan development • Coordination of creative freelancers (e.g. web design, graphic design, research, consultants) Project Execution • Partnership with senior leaders (e.g. CEO, CHRO, Founder) to identify opportunities for personal and business growth • Ongoing support around best practices, new ideas and leadership • Collaborative, hands-on and business- oriented approach Startup Advisory & Coaching • Review of company strategy and people strategy • Assessment of current culture, mission and values through review of materials, interviews and surveys • Identification of target state culture and gaps • Roadmap and action planning Talent & Culture Assessment • Development of content and facilitation of workshops for managers and front- line research & knowledge workers • Facilitation of existing training programs, including advisory on improving content • Review of training programs and strategy Training & Facilitation
  6. 6. How We Work With Clients Embedded In Team Work on-site with your team 1-5 days per week (only available in Asia) Remote Work with you or your team remotely leveraging video and the latest technology Virtual Team I work closely with your team and also leverage a network of other highly skilled consultants and creative freelancers Coach / Advisor I partner with you as a coach and thought partner on strategic projects and ongoing initiatives
  7. 7. End Product Examples Project Examples – 2017 - 2018 7
  8. 8. Consulting Firm: Steel Industry Research On-demand industry research on 24-hour response (additional fees for high-speed delivery)
  9. 9. Professional Services: Positioning, Culture & Strategy Developed brand storyline & branding template, articulated competitive positioning and defined internal culture for 50- person professional services firm through interviews, benchmarking and market assessment
  10. 10. Professional Development & Facilitation 10 Consulting Skills Training Program For Mid-Sized Software Consulting Firm Facilitated in-person trainings for all consulting staff on: 1. Structured Problem Solving 2. Structure Communication 3. Persuasive Storytelling
  11. 11. Website, Video Content, Layout & Design See site here =>
  12. 12. Interactive Excel Tools
  13. 13. Executive Presentation & Story Development
  14. 14. Market Research & Insights: Digital Learning
  15. 15. Appendix Detailed Bio & Past Consulting Project Experience 15
  16. 16. 01 03 02 04 Project Execution – Good Jobs Institute • Worked closely with MIT Professor and Executive Director to refine mission, values & purpose and to create content, website, launch strategy and communications for the Good Jobs Institute • Worked closely with graphic designers, video editors and website developers to ensure high quality, consistent messaging and on-time delivery CEO Succession – US REIT • Developed criteria based on interviews with Board, C- Suite and review of overall company strategy • Developed framework for assessment that integrated experiential and leadership criteria and psychometrics • Assessed interviews results and developed Board- ready presentation with recommendations Top Team Effectiveness – Global CPG • Led project management for project working with global C-level executive team to increase alignment behaviors and practices on overall engagement with the Board • Worked closely with VP of Strategic Projects to develop recommendations for maximum buy-in • Benchmarked comparable Boards and behaviors Business Coaching – Family Office CEO • Worked with new CEO of family office to develop vision, mission and personal goals around business focus and values • Helped client define his unique strengths, team goals and refine business industries in which to invest Additional Project Examples
  17. 17. Paul Millerd, Founder: Detailed Experience 10+ Years In Strategy, Operations & Talent Development Completed 25+ client projects working with $1B+ public and private company boards on Board Effectiveness, Top Team Effectiveness and CEO & Executive Succession. Helped launch advisory division in 2017 CEO Succession & Board Advisory – Russell Reynolds Research analyst for global operations practice supporting client teams, completing research & analysis, developing insights and practice materials and managing the practice with senior partner and practice manager Lean Operations & Strategy – McKinsey & Company As Knowledge Leader for the global transformation practice, helped to re-launch the practice, work with global project teams and developed articles and tools for BCG Perspectives working closely with senior Partners and practice experts Organizational Transformation – Boston Consulting Group a-connect is a contingent staffing firm for freelance strategy consultants Served multiple roles, including developing project plans for client projects, being staffed as a consultant on projects and leading talent and recruitment of freelance consultants for US market Future of Work & Talent – a-connect Paul Millerd Founder