You’ve hired the best people and want to keep that talent in house to maximize your business performance.

At Difference Consulting, we help CEOs, executives, and business unit leaders proactively develop and retain high-potential leaders with difficult-to-find skill sets to maximize performance and reduce expensive turnover.

We specialize in understanding the full picture to help create smart and actionable strategies aligned to your organization’s top priorities to build collaborative leadership cultures and drive lasting change.

Our holistic, data-driven approach to working with our clients is rooted in a “partnership from the start” philosophy. We customize a plan of action to best meet your organization’s needs and deliver sustainable results.


Our process starts with an initial complimentary consultation, where we clarify your company’s key challenges and desired outcomes and determine compatibility. From there, we follow the strategic framework below:

Phase 1 – Needs Discovery: We partner with organizational leaders to align around a vision and expectations for the overall initiative. This process may include key stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys, and/or strategic discovery meetings to fully understand the opportunities and challenges and their root causes.

Phase 2 – Strategy: Leveraging the insights from our discovery process, we facilitate a robust and data-driven discussion around your company’s top priorities. This powerful alignment session helps to generate the final information necessary to develop our strategic approach.

Phase 3 – Execution: Our experience has shown that creating new outcomes takes both awareness and a strong commitment to build on strengths and close gaps. Our customized solutions often combine multiple methodologies such as strategic advising/consulting, assessments, leadership development, and executive coaching to drive change and create sustainable results.

Phase 4 – Measurement: Measurement is a key step to assessing the quality and impact of any engagement’s results. Similar to our discovery phase approach, we use a variety of assessment tools and internal company metrics to demonstrate value.

Phase 5 – Maintenance: Developing a strong leadership culture or supporting a major change initiative isn’t a one-and-done activity. We design our engagements to include intentional follow-up with sponsors to ensure your company’s long-term success.

Most importantly, we strive to not only meet, but exceed our clients’ expectations and create lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect.

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