Clerestory leads clients through transformation- al change by influencing the way people think, act,
feel, and interact to realize
the benefits of new strategies,
technologies, and operational
improvements. Linda Toops,
Managing Principal, sat down
with Consulting to discuss the
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Toops: Clerestory's unique and
compelling value proposition has
kept us at the forefront of Change
Management’s evolution as demand
for our services has increased. Executives increasingly appreciate the
impact that change management
has on critical initiatives—and the
success of the organization. We apply high-impact Change Management techniques in every aspect of
our clients’ projects. Engaging our
clients’ staff produces measurable
results and rapidly delivers specific
goals. Our team of 65 consultants
has the right blend of experience,
skill, and personality.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Toops: 2019 has been another ex-
citing and fast-paced year at Clere-
story. We are on track to close out
the fifth consecutive year of 25 per-
cent growth in staff and revenue, as
recognized by Inc. 5000. We have
added new clients and new capa-
bilities by expanding our service
offerings. We offer in-house video
production capabilities and expand-
ed our design, development, and
delivery of eLearning. We have in-
creased our investment in staff de-
velopment. Everyone at Clerestory
is excited and looking forward to
another great year in 2019.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020?
Toops: Clerestory’s 2019 projections point to continued profitable
growth. We increasingly apply our
expertise to a smaller number of
more significant client initiatives.
Several multi-year client projects
and many new opportunities are in
progress across multiple industries.
Clerestory’s deep roots in operations
consulting and change management
makes us a preferred provider for
clients in post-acquisition integrations. Our methods produce impactful results at the intersection of people, process, and technology where
a significant change is taking place.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2020?
Toops: Clerestory’s strength is hiring exceptional consultants who are
strategic thinkers and are passionate about implementing change at
our clients. Change is wearying for
clients, and our team must have the
pace and skill to persuade, encourage, and model the behaviors required in transformed environments.
Consulting: What does being a
Fastest Growing Firm mean to your
firm, employees and clients?
Toops: We are honored to receive
the recognition of being named
again as a Fastest Growing Firm.
We take great pride in the successful
outcomes that we achieve with our
clients every day. This honor validates that we continue to deliver as
we grow consistently. We founded
Clerestory to offer a different consulting solution to clients. We have
proven that we can partner with clients across industries and functional areas. Consulting’s recognition
is an acknowledgment of our past
accomplishments and a vote of confidence in our future success.
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