de Montaigne Strategic Consulting partners with businesses across the engineering, medical, manufacturing, commercial and non-profit organisations (NPO) and not-for-profit (NFP) sectors.

Whether you are a start-up or an established business undergoing growth or change, we can mentor you and your staff and provide you with the practical tools, knowledge and confidence to drive and achieve your future goals.

We specialise in the following services:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning and Leadership Training
  • Incident Assessment
  • Change Management
  • Risk Review
  • Succession and Staff Planning
  • Contingency Planning
  • Business Analysis and Design.

Customised Systems Thinking Approach

We use the internationally recognised Systems Thinking Approach, developed by the Haines Centre for Strategic Management.

Systems thinking translates concepts and principles into sustainable models of innovation and change, and it’s these key elements that are the building blocks for self-motivation, problem-solving, team-collaboration and consistently achieving better results.

Founded in 1990, The Haines Centre is a leading-edge, global team of strategic management consultants, facilitators and trainers who are renowned for their practical application of systems thinking principles to business sustainability.

Step-by-step tools and clearly-defined action plans will help you go beyond traditional planning, which focuses primarily on problem-solving existing issues.

Examining the past, current and future, we utilise a dynamic 10-step framework which defines and refines strategy allowing us to implement action plans to meet annual strategic priorities, department plans, and budgets based on the Strategic Plan.

Conducting one-on-one and small group consultation with your customers, internal and external stakeholders and sponsors, we tailor our model to your situation and current level of planning.

Our framework also has a unique ability to plug in external management tools and integrated processes.

We understand that time is a precious commodity for senior executives, so we will conduct most of the stakeholder involvement with your level of engagement subject to your availability.

However, it is crucial that you and your staff at all levels adopt full ownership of your strategic plan. We will provide extensive training on how to implement the operational plans that link directly to your uniquely designed strategy.

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

Author, Alan Lakein

We will deliver a viable strategy developed at a reasonable cost, that is bespoke to your needs, not run using ‘one-size fits all’ corporate strategic planning templates.

The de Montaigne Difference

People support what they create! Our Parallel Involvement Process ensures total staff buy-in.

While we will be there to offer ongoing mentoring, our major aim is to empower your team, and give them, and you, the tools and skills to move the company into the future.

It is best that it is your staff who help you work ‘on’ the business and implement the operational steps of your strategic plan. This enables you to build real internal capability to move your company forward.

The framework relies on embedding both skills and knowledge necessary to roll out the plan into the organisation and cascading down the key objectives and success measure to management so they, in turn, can create and drive their business areas plans.

The system also demands that the process is continuously monitored and refined based on internal performance and any changes to the organisations operating environment.