Thanks for checking out my second installment. We’ve covered that C is for Consulting, or the need for experts that know what they’re doing in order to help resolve an issue. 

S is for solutions – pretty straightforward, right?

Hands raised – who likes to work with an expert (could be the know-it-all in school, a high-priced consultant, a plumber, painter, auto-repair mechanic, etc.) who will look over your situation, charge you for their time (by the hour, of course) and then say something like, “Well, there’s yer problem.”

Yes, there is a time and place for folks like this.

Yes, getting someone in (that can fix an obvious issue that has an easily defined beginning and end) is useful.

But…what do you do when you have something that isn’t open and shut?

What do you do if you need to talk to someone about options that go above and beyond the obvious – for example, maybe a seemingly “obvious” car issue could be prevented by spending time and effort on building a different road bed surface that would prevent the wheel from falling off. Maybe a preventative maintenance program would ensure that the vehicle’s health was better understood before hitting the road, etc.

In other words, solutions are useful but what is ultimately needed are results.

Check out my next installment where we really get into how putting together the whole ball of wax (consulting, solutions, AND results) makes the CSR way to go, the best way to go.

Alex is a game changer, a fixer, and a no-nonsense entrepreneur who gets to the heart of the matter with business owners. Alex has more than 25 years of experience driving organizational change through strategic planning and execution. By focusing on a client’s specific value and the subsequent growth and scaling of the enterprise, Alex has driven businesses to more than 11M in revenue growth, with up to 61x ROI on their investment. An Atlanta native, Alex graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and received a Master’s degree in Information Systems from George Washington University. After a 15-year career in manufacturing, health information management, and financial services, Alex broadened his experience even more by working in diverse industries ranging from multiple professional service verticals (e.g., law, medical, engineering, etc.) to the non-profit sector. He was instrumental in the turn-around of a public company that started at $18MM and subsequently sold for over $300MM. Alex’s roots run deep through the Atlanta community he serves. He is a mentor in the Georgia Tech Mentor Jackets program, President Emeritus of the Georgia Tech Intown Alumni Network, and an event sponsor for the George Washington University Alumni Association Atlanta Club. He currently serves on the board of Pinecrest Academy and past board chair of Lifecycle Building Center, a nonprofit community resource whose mission is to make the lifecycle use of the built environment increasingly efficient and sustainable.