Featured Projects

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    Client: Is your project in need of innovative design and solid management?

    Challenge: With the demands of everyday work, it's not easy to know the best path forward for particular initiatives, or to even take the time to think through and design the best strategy for a project.

    The Solution: Our patience, creativity, and execution of the most essential tasks at the most essential time, allow us to guide projects that are off-track or not quite working to the successful implementation you need.

    Testimonial: "When the inevitable challenges with our project arose, Matt took charge and managed the issues and relationships deftly, helping us to achieve our goals. He is equally comfortable working with high level professionals in the tech arena and folks in community-based environments. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a project manager. You won’t regret putting your trust in Matt." - Rebecca, Vice-President

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    Client: Are you in need of a facilitator for your next meeting or planning process?

    Challenge: To build your organization's capacity to manage change, design creative solutions, and lead more effectively, you need processes that inspire innovation and new insights.

    The Solution: In addition to our core work of guiding strategic planning processes and coaching leaders, we offer a full line-up of facilitation services rooted in emotional intelligence and deep listening to help you achieve your goals. And if you're looking to strengthen the facilitation skills within your organization we offer training and coaching specifically for that need.

    Testimonial: "Your teaching habits are unconventional yet effective; your passion for mentoring and passing wisdom to students and attendess is incredible. You seek to create a sense of self-knowing and comfort within all of us. This is a skill that will help those you train and speak to succeed in both their personal lives and professional careers. Thank you for believing." - Alex, Creative Leadership Student

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    Client: Is your project in need of innovative design and solid management?

    Challenge: With the demands of everyday work, it's not easy to know the best path forward for particular initiatives, or to even take the time to think through and design the best strategy for a project.

    The Solution: Our patience, creativity, and execution of the most essential tasks at the most essential time, allow us to guide projects that are off-track or not quite working to the successful implementation you need.

    Testimonial: "When the inevitable challenges with our project arose, Matt took charge and managed the issues and relationships deftly, helping us to achieve our goals. He is equally comfortable working with high level professionals in the tech arena and folks in community-based environments. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a project manager. You won’t regret putting your trust in Matt." - Rebecca, Vice-President

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    Client: Is your organization considering it's next strategy?

    Challenge: It's easy to become comfortable with the way we already do business, or the way that we think we should do business because that's what everyone else is doing. Looking to the future takes time, a careful process, and a willingness to bring together your vision, strategy, and leadership capacity.

    The Solution: We help organizations design one-year strategy sprints, or three to ten-year strategic plans. Our design thinking methods help you increase your brand visibility, refocus your mission, and increase your client or membership engagement. This is strategic planning that helps you break through and not only flourish, but become a leader in your sector, defining the next movement forward.

    Testimonial: "Matt guided the organization through successful strategic planning sessions and project implementation, while always holding the larger vision for our statewide organization. He compelled us to think bigger as a board and take care of accomplishing the necessary day-to-day tasks." - Erika, past-President Matt's collection of feedback from all stakeholders before the meeting allowed us to be very targeted the day we all came together. He is a great facilitator with the ability to allow a group to explore options without getting too far off the path ... Matt is easy to work with and has amazing follow-through." - Michelle, President

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    Client: Looking for guidance on implementing current initiatives?

    Challenge: With a strategic plan already in place or new programs underway, it might seem like it's too late to do anything when things aren't quite working. Even if things feel a bit off track, there's always room to maneuver.

    The Solution: In the start-up world, we call this a pivot and it works in many other organizations as well. Over the last decade, the Rocky Mountain Innovation Lab has provided team development, vision and transition brainstorming, event and change management strategies, and leadership coaching to organizations in the midst of shifting their focus or making adjustments.

    Testimonial: "Matt is a compassionate and strategic leader, he brings attention to detail, enthusiasm about the mission, and astute facilitation skills to any organization he works with. While working with Matt he helped grow Global Seed Savers strategy from serving one family farm to over 70 farmers in the Philippines under a new brand and mission. He also grew the operational capacity of our Board of Directors helping us establish clear job descriptions and leadership roles for each board member." - Sherry, Executive Director

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    Client: Does your organization want to take staff to the next level?

    Challenge: Working effectively in an organization takes the hard skills to do the job, but it also takes the more nuanced skills of self-awareness, dedication, and a growth mindset. None of this is easy as a seasoned professional or a new hire.

    The Solution: We provide professional development and individualized coaching to transformational community leaders, reflective educators, and the next generation of innovators. Trainings provide skill development and new perspectives about work, while 1:1 coaching sessions offer individuals the opportunity to grow their personal leadership style and design their impact.

    Testimonial: "Matt’s strengths in program design, training, and coaching have been a tremendous asset to our program. His success is evidenced in the continual growth of Fellows and their consistent positive feedback of his work. It has been a pleasure to work with and learn from him." - Jason, Program Director

Our Process

Organizations risk stagnating.  Inundated with the day-to-day operations, leaders find little time to brainstorm new and innovative ideas to keep themselves and their organizations on the cutting edge.  Or the ideas flow, but leaders can’t find the time to create thoughtful strategies to implement changes with the necessary support of stakeholders. And then sometimes there’s the challenge of seeing so many different possible directions to take that leaders feel lost in the shuffle and haze. Just a little bit of clarity would help.

Sound familiar?

We’re ready to build capacity within you as a leader and with your organization to align your vision with an innovative strategy that will work for your organization. Let’s define your challenges, design your goals and break through in 2018.

“Matt has the ability get you thinking outside of the box and to shine a mirror on the great things you do as a team.”

– Emily, Nonprofit Board Leader

 

How do we do it?

— By using design thinking concepts, we help you clarify your vision, making sure it’s crystal clear and that it makes sense.

— Together, we’ll build a strategy that carefully identifies the key steps you’ll implement to reach your objectives. We’ll ensure that you observe your particular context, ask a lot of pertinent questions, gather the strongest team, and reach your full potential as an innovator.

What matters most right now that you are ready to accomplish?

— We’ll analyze that strategy, recognizing that sometimes it’s not about overhauling the whole direction of the organization, but about creatively managing one area of work to achieve your goals. We’ll spend time determining which steps in your strategic plan are most essential. What matters to your community and how will this impact them? What matters most right now?

I would highly recommend the Rocky Mountain Innovation Lab: Matt has the ability to listen intently, ask the right follow-up questions, complete thorough research and find the best path for success on a project.

– Dan, Program Director

— Through our Leadership Coaching we stick by you, helping you implement the plan and manage change effectively.

You already have the creative skills necessary, our process engages and focuses that creativity into a strategy that matters.