Strategy Development for Peak Performance

We’ve all seen it before. The strategic plans developed in an ivory tower now sit on a shelf, collecting dust and never to see the light of day. They aren’t worth the paper they are printed on.

Or worse, strategic plans that are woefully out of touch with reality, actively disengaging and demoralizing employees – only making things worse.

There is an antidote to this age-old problem.

Our Solution

We specialize in coming alongside executive leaders to perform holistic strategy development for innovative solutions to your most complex business problems.

We reinforce and build upon the capabilities you have, assess your go forward strategy, and create a clear and shared vision for future growth.

We help you elevate and accelerate performance, with solutions that your team will put their full weight behind, enabling you to achieve exceptional outcomes.

Our Approach

In partnership with executive sponsors, we develop a tailored approach toward developing your strategic plans to meet your desired outcomes.

We can help you with the design and delivery support of your communications, operations, systems, and people strategies to custom fit the scope of your project.

Frequently, we pair these efforts with a custom Organizational Planning Summit, built on the foundational tenets of appreciative inquiry, design thinking, and continual improvement best practices.

Throughout the process, we will work closely with your executive leadership team to assess appropriate action steps so you achieve your desired outcomes.

Our unwavering commitment is to deliver as much value as quickly as possible so that you can de-risk and accelerate your business transformation, gaining immediate positive momentum that will result in exceptional outcomes for your organization.

Past Client Successes

Anna M. Amato, Ph.D.

Anna M. Amato, Ph.D.

Caretaker, Company Culture (CCC), edtec central, LLC

“It’s easy to fall into routines and patterns of thinking. Patrick and Amber helped my team think differently about the challenges and opportunities in front of us. With their help, we created a strategic vision that was both inspiring and practical. Most importantly, they got the whole team excited and mobilized for the path ahead. It was transformative.”

Missy Schrock

Missy Schrock

Executive Director, Center for Healing & Hope

“Patrick, and everyone at Ad Lucem group, combine the right amount of critical strategic thinking with organizational empathy that is rare among consultants. We felt challenged as well as supported throughout our strategic planning process. We were equipped to have important, and sometimes hard, conversations that have brought us to a place where we have a better understanding of ourselves, our board, our staff and our mission. We were able to break out of our arrested development as an organization and take the next steps toward becoming a sustainable nonprofit with a vision for how to serve our community. We learned that being strategic isn’t static; the tools we received from Patrick will serve us well into the future as we continue to grow.”

Jennifer Haney

Jennifer Haney

Regional Development Coordinator, Crossroads United Way serving Elkhart, La Grange, and Noble Counties

“Ad Lucem Group brought a concise and systematic approach to our strategic planning efforts. I was impressed at how they tailored their approach to meet our diverse stakeholder needs. The preparation and direction they helped us undertake was particularly beneficial. I knew I could always reach out to them with any question and they would be responsive and quick to answer. Ad Lucem Group listened closely to what our goals and needs were, adapted to our team, and made the process easy and fun. We accomplished a lot of hard work in a short amount of time, and I’m grateful for all of their efforts.”

Brent Graber

Brent Graber

President, Elkhart Civic Theatre Board of Directors

“When we first started the morning of our summit, I had only a glimmer of what the day held in store. At the end of the day? My goodness. We covered a lot of ground, from interviews with each other to think about high points with ECT, to concrete smaller ideas that have been captured so we can wrestle with them, to broad brainstorming of opportunities for growth during the next three years, to prototyping around five broad areas: finances, diversity, education, volunteer engagement, and membership engagement, all of which, ultimately, grew out of our initial stories. Thank you. Thank you for contributing your energy and spirit to a room of people all pulling for ECT. Thank you for your unflagging attention during the day. Thank you for your creative expression that brought life to our appreciative inquiry process. And thank you for your continued support of ECT.”

And we can help you achieve similar results.