Who We Are

Management Consulting

Management Consulting services in areas of increasing competitiveness of the business. Increase profitability, margin, cash flow. Help our clients to reduce costs, get better organized, have higher employee morale, more employee engagement, and tighter customer focus, focus on competitors and threats on the horizon.

Business & Personal Mentoring

Business coaching and mentoring to help our clients in areas of career advice, how to shine in their position, how to become promotable, how to better manage all aspects of their life, how to improve relationships, how to find greater happiness, inner peace, plan their life, provide life coaching advice.

Seminars & Key Note Speaking

Vino is a Key Note Speaker and motivational life coach. He has attended and spoke at many seminars and events, he has been Conference Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer, with talks on Game Changing Innovation, How to think like a CEO, How to compete in a globalized world, How to succeed in Business.

Our Principles

Our business philosophy is to help the client do phenomenally well and exceed all expectations. We are able to achieve that end result about 80% of the time. We do the best for our clients even if that means we have to give up our own contract with them.

1. PROTECTING THE CLIENTS INTERESTS ABOVE OUR OWN (telling the client the truth, especially things he does not want to hear. There is a risk involved in this. We may be fired in the process. We gladly accept the risk. Challenging the client if we feel he is not right)

2.ETHICS (Being very ethical with the clients in terms of: not taking advantage of any situation, observing all confidentiality of the work we do, and upholding the trust the client has placed upon us).

3. BEST JUDGMENT (Giving the client the best judgment possible.)

Our Expertise & Successes

Some Examples

Organizational Transformation & Productivity Improvement
A multibillion dollar Fortune 1000 Company was at the inflection point and not competitive. Worked with the executives and down the line to help transform the company through: correct focus, priority, higher urgency, eliminating waste, teamwork to achieve the critical fee. Excellent results: Culture change, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, speed, quality, and reduced cost.

Strategic Plans cascaded all the way down to the individual level. Sharpened focus from 10 priorities to 3. Organization became well aligned leading to a major transformation.

Transformed Company by streamlining process from Mining through Refining and delivery via pipeline to the end customer 300 miles away. Increased throughput from 130,000 Barrels Per Day (BPD) to 200,000 BPD through Capital Projects. This project changed the beliefs and thinking of people, permanently transforming their culture. Productivity gains achieved were game changing.

Eliminated bottlenecks at Syncrude Canada Ltd, a leader of oil sands development producing 15% of Canadas energy needs. Identified opportunities to increase productivity of their production systems. NPV of gains translated to over $1.5 Billion over a 10 year period. Peoples beliefs were changed, procedures modified, employees trained and the company transformed to a reached a higher plateau of overall achievement.

The President of a Newspaper targeted a 3% productivity gain. Gain obtained upon implementation was 26%+. Evaluated and streamlined process and reduced costs. Worked with and influenced the people to a better way. ROI on the engagement was very high.

One Departments annual budget trimmed from $38 million to $26 million within 3 years while increasing performance on most metrics such as: reliability, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, safety and environmental compliance, etc. Performance was sustained. This set a benchmark for other departments. Doubled productivity of a scheduled plant shutdown.

Culture Change
Changed Culture from one of assigning blame to personal accountability, from traditional and outdated thinking to progressive, from task oriented to strategic, from reactive to proactive. Coached, trained and mentored people from Executives, Managers, Supervisors, line personnel to embrace change, dream about the future, believe in themselves and create pathways to success. The company became a progressive leader in the industry.

Achieved world-class customer service, customer/employee satisfaction and retention, and accompanying high profitability. Changed culture by involving employees to rethink their business, mission, customer focus and retention. Used competitive intelligence / strategy to improve the product and service.

Employee Transformation and Retention
People coached have been promoted to higher levels and/or greater responsibility.

A Vice President promoted to Senior VP of Operations in line to be the CEO.

A Director of HR in the Silicon Valley accepted an Executive position with a multinational company.

Divisional Managers, who had been bypassed a number of times for promotion, were promoted to more strategic Management positions. Some then started dreaming of reaching Executive levels.

Helped turn-around young professionals who were high potential and high flight risks towards promising careers within the company.

Relationship between Management and the Union become softer and they started to collaborate with one another. In another company, the employees decided against collective bargaining. In both companies, employees understood the importance of making the business prosper.

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