Snowstar Consulting – leadership & strategic development consultants
Snowstar Consulting strives to build long-term relationships with our clients and provide not only fully tailored and bespoke solutions to your leadership and organisational needs, but also provide the necessary coaching, support and guidance required to effect lasting change.
We passionately believe that your success is our success.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
Most leading companies now recognise the value of developing authentic leaders and Snowstar Consulting has been specialising in this area since 2005. Authentic leaders constantly develop and seek to understand themselves – heal themselves where necessary – thus improving the relationship with themselves and therefore others.
Becoming an authentic leader allows for the development and maintenance of strong core values, principles and confidence from which to effectively govern the organisation. It is also vital in creating an excellent corporate governance framework and positive organisational culture, both of which rely heavily on ‘Tone at the Top’.
CEO’s rank strategic execution as a major concern because a winning strategic plan can only create value for the organisation if it is;
- Fully communicated and put into action,
- Aligned with the organisation,
- Tested, monitored and adapted where necessary.
Snowstar Consulting can assist with strategic execution and support your organisation through the execution process.
Snowstar Consulting can enable your organisation to achieve clarity, establish what it seeks to achieve, decide on a strategic direction and create a working strategy document that acts not only a valuable form of guidance and aid in future decision making, but also as a tool that acts as both a focal point for the organisation and an on-going reference framework.
Strategic development serves to sharpen and refine goals and develop creativity and innovation. This helps your organisation to align efforts and achieve its goals in a way that is both agile and in alignment with organisational vision, mission and values statements and provides a starting point from which progress can be measured and monitored. A sound strategic plan can provide a strong foundation that helps to promote longevity in a rapidly changing business environment, achieve competitive advantage through differentiation and ultimately, enhance employee engagement and motivation.
A good corporate governance framework protects reputational capital, reduces organisational risk and creates trust. Corporate governance utilises a set of principles that determines what a board of directors does. The core principles of corporate governance are
Accountability – not only acting in the best interests of shareholders but also other affected stakeholders through activities such as corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental policies.
Transparency – the extent to which an organisation’s activities are observable by outsiders.
Probity – ‘the quality of having strong moral principles, honesty and decency,’ – core requirements of an effective and authentic leader.
Focus – on the long-term sustainability of the organisation.
Snowstar Consulting are thought leaders in corporate governance and can assist organisations understand and assess various corporate governance risks including bribery and corruption, human rights issues and community and stakeholder engagement. We can help our clients to develop and implement effective corporate governance strategies and frameworks and implement appropriate governance cultures, policies and procedures and incorporate these into broader risk management frameworks.
Snowstar Consulting can assist an organisation identify and develop both internal and external CSR programmes that adds value to the organisation itself as well as society.
Snowstar Consulting recognise that CSR efforts are more likely to be maintained and developed if they are beneficial to both parties, rather than being viewed as simply a reduction of the bottom line. While this sounds like greenwashing it is not.
Snowstar Consulting believes that a social initiative programme is more likely to be maintained if it creates organisational value. For example, Nescafe’s CSR programme supports and educates coffee bean farmers to achieve better crop yields using sustainable and environmental farming practices. The farmers benefit as they achieve higher prices for each yield and Nescafe benefits from improvements in the quality of their coffee, which is appreciated by their customers, thus creating brand loyalty.
Snowstar Consulting can assist organisations to achieve the ISO14001 standard. Again, rather than being seen as a restriction and an outlay of resources, an appropriate EMS system can save an organisation money, reduce wastage, foster teamwork and create significant competitive advantage.
Snowstar Consulting is recognised by the British Assessment Bureau as an Associate Consultant (Number 068).
Snowstar Consulting can assist organisations achieve the ISO9001 standard. A QMS defines and sets out a set of policies, processes and procedures within the core business area of an organisation in line with the organisation’s purpose and strategic direction to improve the organisation’s ability to efficiently and consistently not only meet the needs of their customers but also enhance their satisfaction.
Snowstar Consulting develop quality management systems on a continuous improvement basis, which serves to reduce errors and improve efficiencies, aids in decision-making and increases customer loyalty. All of these factors have a beneficial effect on the company’s bottom line. Snowstar Consulting is recognised by the British Assessment Bureau as an Associate Consultant (Number 068).