Research has shown that the #1 most sought-after skill in business today is strategic thinking and that the most important role of a leader is to set strategic direction. We have experience across a wide range of industries and functional areas helping leaders at all levels sharpen their strategic thinking and planning capabilities. Rich works primarily with executive leadership teams to set direction, create advantage, and achieve their goals through facilitation of strategy workshops and provides executive coaching and strategic counsel for C-suite leaders.
The Strategic Thinking Institute has developed hundreds of resources to help all levels of leaders and individual contributors think, plan, and act strategically. In addition to executive leadership teams, we are able to customize development for groups in sales, marketing, finance, human resources, operations, information technology, account management, business development, accounting, clinical, medical, and other technical specialties. Our experience in a wide range of industries brings a comprehensive spectrum of best practices and tools to share with your team.
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“I highly recommend Rich if you or your organization want to increase your strategic capability. Rich takes the complex topic of strategy and provides a straightforward framework and practical resources to advance strategic thinking.”
“Rich Horwath did an exceptional job at helping our organization take a Deep Dive into how we were looking at strategy and planning. We received feedback throughout the organization that it was the best strategy workshop they have ever attended. The skills and tools have immediately made an impact on our organization.”
“No other coach has been more impactful on my professional and personal growth than Rich Horwath. Every session with Rich results in improvements for me, both professionally and personally. Learning new ways to decide, solve, and grow from Rich Horwath is the greatest gift my company provides to me.”
“Rich’s Deep Dive Strategic Thinking session with our global leadership team was incredibly valuable, serving as a springboard for our strategic planning process. The workshop provided my executive team with a methodical way of thinking about strategy and the tools to do so. There has been an immediate impact in the elevation in the way in which my team is thinking about strategy for the long-term health of our business. I give Rich my highest recommendation.”
“Rich Horwath does an exceptional job of quickly understanding your business and then applying the most effective and efficient strategic tools to add significant value to the organization. I would very much recommend Rich to any leader that is looking to improve their strategic thinking, planning, and execution to help enhance both top and bottom line. His Strategic Coaching program was a great experience!!”
“Rich has done the impossible — he has created an engaging, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining book on strategy that will improve strategic thinking and planning in any organization from the C-suite to your frontline workers. StrategyMan saves the day — this is the most creative business book I’ve ever read.”