Our Approach to Strategic Planning is Rooted In Engagement

What’s the quickest pathway to achieving your vision? Strategic planning, creating a detailed and fully developed framework that guides your company and its people.

Speaking of people.

Our approach to strategic planning begins by fully engaging with your people, both one-on-one and as a group, to gain their perspectives on your organization’s past, present, and future.

  • Where have you been?
  • Where are you today?
  • Where do you want to be in the future?

Our Strategic Planning Services

Our strategic planning services are completely customizable to your organization. Our engagement philosophy allows us to work with your leadership team, enabling them to become the agents of change that drive the implementation of your strategic plan. We’ll also provide “reality gut checks” along the way to maintain accountability and ensure you have the people, processes, and systems in place to implement your strategic plan.

What You Get:

A comprehensive strategy that outlines your goals, key performance indicators, and timeframe.
action plan
A high-level one-page strategic plan that helps you communicate this strategy to your colleagues.
12 month action plan
12-month action plans to support your overall strategic plan. These action plans identify the people responsible for completing each portion of the plan, including their timeframe and metrics for success.
post plan support
Post plan support: we don’t deliver your strategic plan and run. We’ll check in to ensure you have what you need to meet your goals.

Project Management

Enterprise project management combines strategic planning, effective communication, and solid execution, all of which are supported by the organization’s resources and people. Put simply, it’s the combination of the work that needs doing, the people who are going to do it, and when and how it is going to get done.

What You Get:

A project management system that identifies the techniques, team members, touchpoints, and tools needed to execute your plan. This includes:

An outline of the work that needs to be completed and how it will be organized.
The key deliverables and metrics for success.
Identifying who will do the work and how you can track their progress.
Timeframes and how to identify success.

Prouty Red Teams

Prouty Red Teams bring together some of the best minds in business to help you create a strategic plan or solve a persistent problem. This carefully curated group of brilliant minds includes executives and business leaders from General Mills, Target, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and other industry-leading companies, all of whom stand ready to tackle your greatest challenges.

These unique opportunities allow you to think creatively with a room of proven leaders in order to:

Uncover new business opportunities.
Tackle ambitious challenges.
Navigate uncharted territory.
Stress test plans to mitigate uncertainty and risk.
Reimagine your products, marketing, strategies, and anything else!

We host these meetings in our Creative Think Tank, Strategic Leadership Lab, or Steinway Studio.

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Strategic Immersions

What companies, both within and outside of your industry, can you learn from? Our strategic immersions help you take a deep dive into organizations both like and unlike your own, helping you decipher what makes them successful, and how you can replicate that success. What can you learn from these businesses? What did they do right? What mistakes did they make? All of this can help you choose the right path for your organization.

With one valued, long-term client, the “immersions” included Berkshire Hathaway, Newman’s Own (all profits go to charity), and Patagonia.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Is your company merging with or acquiring another? Do you know what the process looks like and what you can expect? Are there mistakes to avoid? Our team can help make the transition a smooth one for your organization. We’re very proud to have helped many organizations navigate these uncharted waters, including helping to orchestrate a 3-way merger ($8 billion + $5 billion + $4 billion) over 18 months, which included exciting work around the Big 4: New Headquarters, New Company Name, New CEO, and New Board of Directors. This is challenging and very exciting work that presents a new future for your organization. Let us help you get started on the right foot.

Client Spotlight

Compeer Financial

The Prouty Project Facilitates a 3-Way Merger for a Multi-Billion-Dollar Firm (When 1 + 1 + 1 > 3)

The rules of arithmetic are often set in stone. When you add 1+1+1, you always get 3. But as the old saying goes, “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Philosophically speaking, there are instances where 1 + 1 + 1 > 3. Prouty’s long-time partnership with Compeer, a multi-billion-dollar financial services firm echoes this sentiment, and our strategic planning work with the board and senior management team demonstrated how this concept can be true in real world applications.

See how The Prouty Project helped in the creation of a $20+ billion financial services firm.

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Family/Generational Business Strategy

We help our clients navigate the challenging dynamics of working with their mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, etc., and even the occasional in-law. We’ve partnered with family businesses as small as $2 million in revenue and up to more than $5 billion in revenue, helping them to learn how to work together with their loved ones effectively.

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We Help Leading Organizations Grow

Converge One
CH Robinson
Cuningham Group
DLR Group
Fidelity Bank
Frerichs Construction
General Mills
Kainos Capital
Lakewinds Food
Lifetime Fitness
LR Falk
Mairs & Power
Mathiowetz Construction
McIlhenny Company
Manitoba Harvest
M.A Mortenson
North Memorial Health
Northside Achievement Zone
Sick Inc.
St. Catherines
Tastefully Simple
The Toro Company
Valley Queen Cheese
DLR Group

“In three years, we have nearly doubled in size and revenues working with The Prouty Project. The Prouty team has been great to work with and they have become a trusted partner to our business and strategic planning efforts.”

Griff Davenport

Chief Executive Officer, DLR Group