Our Clients

Our Clients

While our expertise and approaches are industry-agnostic, many of our clients work in complex technical, scientific, or highly regulated fields, such as the life sciences, healthcare, and medical devices. 

They may find themselves or their teams at cross-roads and needing an objective, clear-eyed partner to help spark a breakthrough. They are CEOs, General Managers, leaders of leaders or members of teams. Whether they represent for-profit or non-profit entities; public sector agencies; corporations, foundations, or family businesses; start-ups or global multi-nationals, they are thoughtful professionals who want to know better in order to do better.

Client Challenges

While our expertise and approaches are industry-agnostic, many of our clients work in complex technical, scientific, or highly regulated fields, such as the life sciences, healthcare, and medical devices. They may find themselves or their teams at cross-roads and needing an objective, clear-eyed partner to help spark a breakthrough. They are CEOs, General Managers, leaders of leaders or members of teams. Whether they represent for-profit or non-profit entities; public sector agencies; corporations, foundations, or family businesses; start-ups or global multi-nationals, they are thoughtful professionals who want to know better in order to do better.

LEADERS AND TEAMS IN TRANSITION

Are you and your team facing challenging shifts in your internal or external environments? Our clients are navigating change at an unprecedented pace and frequency. For an individual leader, perhaps the transition involves the assumption of a new role. Other changes may be driven by internal decisions, such as reorganizations and “transformation” efforts. Even simple turnover in the team’s membership or amongst its stakeholders can shift dynamics or expectations. And, of course, external developments often require new approaches, structures, or ways of working. Whatever the driver, teams facing such challenges can benefit from expert guidance to explore how best to respond.

Our approach may involve individual executive or team coaching; organization development and change management consultancy; or other bespoke solutions. Regardless of the services, we believe in taking a high-engagement, co-creative approach that engages team members and stakeholders to ensure sustainability and ownership.

OPTIMIZING INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM EFFECTIVENESS

Are you satisfied with the impact that you and your team are having? Our clients wrestle with complexity and expectations that seem to be ever increasing. It can lead to a sense of overwhelm that dilutes focus and compromises results. The sources of the challenges are as varied as the teams, but we see patterns. Among them: weak team identity, vague priorities, unclear roles and accountabilities, ineffective interfaces, ill-defined processes for governance and decision-making, and even poor meeting hygiene. All of these drain energy and put individual and team performance at risk.

Our approach may involve individual executive or team coaching; organization development and change management consultancy; process design; or other bespoke solutions. Regardless of the services, we believe in taking a high-engagement, co-creative approach that engages team members and stakeholders to ensure sustainability and ownership.

PERSONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Are you facing a pivotal career opportunity, challenge, or impasse? We support leaders of leaders whose success relies on self-awareness, self-regulation, proactive career planning and personal development. We have a proven track record of helping clients ready themselves for their next leadership role, which often involves a stretch or elevation to C-suite or general management. Once in role, we provide a framework and strategic advisory to enable successful onboarding and accelerate time to impact.

Our approach may involve individual executive or tandem coaching. Tandem coaching is a unique, dual-coach Apriori offering that tailors the expertise required to the client’s specific needs. Regardless of the services, you have a thinking partner to ask thought-provoking questions, explore your options, and provide candid feedback.

STRATEGIC ADVISORY

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. These are the markers of the VUCA environment that our clients must navigate to ensure sustainability of their business. In this realm, a clear articulation of the problem is elusive; and there are no pat answers. For clients facing such challenges, we serve as strategic thinking and sparring partners. We help bring the problem into focus, explore unanticipated solutions, and tap all perspectives. When necessary, we serve as a broker of other expert resources to drive the deep analysis needed to support workable recommendations and inform decisions that leaders can stand behind.

What Our clients say

  • "Our impact as an executive team is night and day thanks to our work with Apriori. We are clearer, more aligned, and it shows in our outcomes."
  • "They are technically very good. They have a great line of enquiry and questioning. They help me explore my own path and empower me to come up with my own solutions. Working with them has been a very rewarding experience."
  • "When you get coaching from Apriori, you have a team. Their tandem coaching approach is totally unique. I was able to tap Philip’s CEO and Board experience and Joanne’s communication skills as I assumed my first CEO role. I really hit the ground running, thanks to them."
  • "They bring a unique mix of the qualitative and quantitative. They apply an evidence-based approach and this really takes away any judgement that could creep in. They create an environment in which people can acknowledge their emotions. They can build a bridge as people move from one state of mind to another. This allows critical discussions."
  • "For them and for clients, it never feels like this is just another contract."
  • "They have a great skill in asking questions. They listen very deeply and are able to distil our conversations in ways that we could not on our own."
  • "Their focus is pragmatic, practical, doable, tangible. They easily toggle between strategy and pragmatism. This is important because we are on the hook for outcomes."
  • "Our executive team has been working with Joanne and Philip for the past year. They designed and moderated our year-end review and planning meeting. We left fully aligned around our priorities for the year ahead and have already cascaded them to the organization. That clarity – what an accelerator!"
  • "They do a really good job of corralling and gently guiding people. They move us along when we get stuck."
  • "They make everyone feel seen, heard, and part of the process. They judge the problem, but not the person."
  • "Joanne and Philip are able to be in the room, but it doesn’t feel like they are orchestrating. The team always feels like we are getting there by ourselves."
  • "They have been able to find the path that aligns with me as a person. There are so many possible solutions; no wrong or right. They have enabled me to demand things from the system, such as empowerment, diversity and inclusion."
  • "I feel like I learn something new each time we work with Apriori. They make us smarter and maybe even a little kinder."
  • "When we went through a big transformation, all the structures changed, but no one really knew how to operate within them. Apriori introduced very practical, tangible ways of working that helped us make sense of it all and get back to business."