Wise Strategic Advising
Karen Wise


timely solutions developed with and for mission-focused organizations and leaders



How can I help you?  Are you considering a new project, embarking on strategic visioning and planning, need timely help solving a practical problem, facing an organizational or professional transition? 

Now more than ever, organizations and our leaders must envision the future, responding to and anticipating the needs of audiences, clients and staff without loosing touch of mission and core assets.  Success requires agile leadership and new styles of organizational and staff development

I work with leaders and teams in mission and audience-focused organizations to articulate new and future requirements, set direction, develop strategy, prioritize and build capacity. As needed I help find and sometimes execute timely solutions, building internal capacity at the same time.

From discovering the mission, vision and goals to setting the stage for turnarounds or crafting narrative to staff development and capacity building,  I help leaders at all levels find and make key connections among seemingly disparate threads. 

My core practice is deep collaborations that result in practical solutions that honor mission, vision, audiences, circumstances and available resources.



Strategic Planning and Advising

  • Articulating strategic direction

  • Strategic visioning and planning

  • Revitalizing and rethinking organizations, projects, departments and initiatives

  • Loyal, honest and thoughtful coaching and advising for leaders at all levels

Project and TEam Development, and Oversight

  • Project conception, definition, planning

  • Team recruitment and development

  • Narrative, story and/or program development

  • Project oversight and execution

Capacity building, Coaching and MENTORING

  • Professional development and education

  • Coaching and mentoring of individuals and teams

  • Ethnography of organizational cultures and practices

  • Developing and improving organizational and/or team culture and practices including interdepartmental communication

  • Facilitation of charettes, retreats and workshops


Contact me

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