Creating human enterprises.

Why do some organizations seem like they’ve cracked the code?

Momentum, trust, loyalty. These things aren’t magic. Nor is the growth that follows.  

For too many organizations, potential lies dormant. Good work is undermined by a lack of focus. Innovation is defeated by silos and turf battles, while market opportunities sail by because teams are consumed by the daily grind.

We help organizations crack the code of meaningful growth.

We specialize in purpose-driven brands that have learned how to convert untapped potential into greater impact. Our practice is grounded in the reality that business is a human enterprise. True success comes only when we integrate our business and human systems. When tools and processes empower deeper relationships and trust — and vice versa — that’s when “magic” happens. Only then can we fully realize an organization’s potential.

We believe:

  • Every organization has hidden resources, starting with the human systems on which the business operations stand.
  • Organizations that use their brands to shape their culture, operations, and customer experience produce faster growth, greater margins, and better employee satisfaction and performance.
  • Organizations that create conditions where people are free to express their talents and find meaning in their work outperform the competition and create more value.
  • Organizations have an obligation to improve the lives of their stakeholders.
    Stuart Wood

    Stuart Wood


    Prior to launching a consulting practice in 2007, Stuart Wood developed his people-first, brand-as-business model as a leader in niche marketing firms where he was a brand strategist, creative director and award-winning writer. Stuart studied English Literature and Anthropology at Carleton College. Raised in the Green Mountains of Vermont, he now lives in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.


    A few of our clients doing good.