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Gurus in modern data governance programs that actually add value to your organization.

Data Governance

Gurus in meaningful data visualizations that align to key success measures, inform decisions and drive action.

Data Visualization

Gurus in proven strategies for building internal data-driven communities with lasting and far-reaching impact.

Data Culture Strategy

OUR SERVICES

 

Data Governance

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Not many argue with us when we say data governance as we know it is broken. Traditional data governance is centered around security, compliance and correctness in a very command-and-control manner. Fast-forward to today where we have petabytes of unstructured data from disparate sources being analyzed by users of all experience-levels and functions, and ever-changing business definitions - and you can begin to understand the root of the problem.  

We're helping companies modernize their data governance programs by redefining what it means, who plays what role in it and how we measure it's success.

Data Visualization

Turning data into useful information can be really challenging.  It generally requires getting the right data to the right person at the right time - so, lots of room (and usually little tolerance) to miss the mark. 

 

We help companies to think holistically about their data products and their actual usefulness to the business, using our "Who, What, Why, When, How & What Next" framework for visualizing data.

 

Data Culture Strategy

Investing in new technology is easy.  Even implementing new technology can be pretty straight forward. But changing human behavior on a large scale, on your timeline is hard - really hard. While most organizations make efforts to build a culture centered around data, McKinsey reports that just 8% of them actually achieve analytics at scale. 

We're helping companies beat the odds by developing strategies that focus on enabling and mobilizing internal communities of passionate data champions that grow naturally and eventually become self-sustaining.

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

DIRECTOR, ANALYTICS

LARGE HEALTH PLAN 

...valued consultant and advisor to me, always willing to tackle challenges with a great sense of humor.

...practical advice based on deep experience, delivered in a collaborative and supportive manner.

SVP, STRATEGY

MENTAL HEALTH TECH

...pragmatic advice and the ability to pivot quickly in a start-up environment.

...trusted advisors to tell it like it is with the right mix of professionalism and candor. 

CIO

ONLINE RETAIL

…delivered an innovative, game-changing solution to our code-heavy data bottleneck. 

...part-time, flexible availability worked well for our schedules and budget - appreciated their pricing transparency. 

SVP, ANALYTICS

LARGE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

…I needed support to improve the operational efficiency of my large, geographically dispersed team. 

...a mentor and coach, providing valuable guidance, which allowed me to focus on critical strategic efforts.  I knew she had it well in hand and I didn’t have to worry. 

OUR GURUS

 

LAURA MADSEN

Laura Madsen

Laura Madsen

Data Program Guru

$150 - $300/hr

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Disrupting data programs

The status quo

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20 Years experience

15 Years experience

Serena Roberts

Serena Roberts

Data Culture Guru
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$130- $155/hr

Doing shit the hard way

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User-centric data visualizations

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20 Years experience

Nate Harrell

Nate Harrell

Data Strategy Guru
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$175 - $200/hr

Unnecessary meetings

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Building trust in data & AI

WORKING WITH US

 

As a Co-worker

Our people are everything and we know the best way to serve our clients is to hire top talent and keep them happy. We aim to offer the best of both worlds; the freedom of being your own boss, with all the benefits of belonging to a team. 

 

As a Client

Nothing we can say about what it's like to be our client will be as important as understanding how we treat our people, so if you skipped over that part, please check it out. After that, we want you to know we're not here to create dependencies on our resources - our goal is your long-term success without us. 

 

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Flexible Employment

Our gurus keep the lion's share of their billable rate. Paying generous commissions instead of salaries, allows us to offer unparalleled flexibility and huge earning potential.

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Support

We maintain a highly supportive team experience for our employees and contractors.  Always there when you need help, but zero interest in micro-managing your work.

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Benefits

We leverage newly available HRAs to offer our eligible employees health, vision and dental coverage of their choosing, as well as retirement account options.

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Transparency

Our employees and contractors know exactly what their bill rate is and how much of it they get to keep. We are committed to operating with as much transparency as we can, because we believe that is how trust is built.

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Top Talent

Our employment model attracts highly capable and experienced, self-starters.  We give them the flexibility and support to perform at their best in every aspect of their lives.

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Integrity

Every company says they have integrity, but all too often they compromise in pursuit of short-term gains.  We consciously filter business decisions through our principles and trust that doing the right thing will always pay off in the long run.

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Transparency

Ever seen a consulting firm publicly post their rates? We haven't either, but we do because that's how we roll. No games, just honest work and trusted partnerships.

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Project-based 

We like project-based work because it requires defined outcomes and deliverables, and start and end dates. Long-term staff augmentation tends to create dependencies; if we wanted that, we'd just come work for you ;) 

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