We don’t Just Help Our Clients Discover Success By Challenging How They See and Think…
It’s How We’ve Built Our Reputation!
Since 1995 For Evergreen Innovative Strategies has been helping its clients navigate through barriers once perceived impenetrable, to find opportunity on the other side. Not just the typical opportunity “in a can” mass produced by the consulting industry at large, but fresh, re-energizing, even unexpected opportunity found in those places where no one seems to look or venture – The kind of opportunity that transforms organizational culture, elevates governance, architects winning relationships and develops creative, innovative, advanced strategic thinking,
"how we see and think about a problem or challenge is really where the discovery begins."
There are many terms and catch phrases used today that suggest how to adapt to the changing environment and challenges. The reality is that how we see and think about a problem or challenge is really where the discovery begins. Steve Jobs once said, “…the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
What We Have Done For Others
Our clients tend to be those seeking to rethink the challenges or needs they have. They are seeking fresh, dynamic thinking that challenges the status quo and current culture of how they do things. In some cases, our clients are seeking outcomes where those before have not been successful in doing so.
Our advanced strategic thinking and enabling ideology has helped our clients break frustrated deadlocks at the negotiating table; find solutions to confrontations and political stand-offs; advance municipal governance and administrative management to achieve uncommon success in social and economic development; create economic development where least expected; successfully lobbied government to get past long term entrenched regional issues; effectively navigate the proverbial mine field of challenges between Indigenous rights and commercial development; rethink entire operations, in both government and industry, to set up the path of growth going forward; and developed inspiring business plans that re-energize commitment and drive success.
Here’s a few samples of discovering success where least expected:
What We Can Do For You?
We see our clients needs as individual challenges representative of the unique environment they exist in. We bring a diversified background ranging from executive management in the commercial sector to lead governance roles in government, as well as decades on the ground level gaining unique understandings in advancing Indigenous affairs. However, we focus on the clients unique circumstances and needs as the priority while enhancing the outcomes with the diversity we bring in experience, not the other way around as many consulting firms tend to do. We don’t take a cookie cutter approach. While we seek low hanging commonalities that could benefit our clients, the assignment is all about the distinct challenges and uncommon nature presented by our clients own situation.
Our network includes first level relationships at the highest levels of political leadership, staffers and management in the political, industrial and Indigenous sectors. We’re connected with some of the leading experts and consultants in a very wide net of disciplines. Our network allows us to effectively pull together insight and even teams of experts specializing in our clients needs.
We’ll dig deep into the underlying issues leading to the challenge, and architect outcomes that not only get out of the box and rethink the path forward, but in some cases, may even throw the box away all together.
Peter Politis is the Principal at For Evergreen Innovative Strategies. His experiences include executive management in commercial enterprise, a two term municipal Mayor spanning eight years, a business management consultant, and an Indigenous affairs specialist on both sides of the issue. He is a community builder, as well as a municipal social recreation and economic development innovator. Peter has continued to advance his vocation training in prestigious institutions like the Harvard School of Business and the Karass Institute for Advanced Negotiations.
Everywhere he’s been, he has developed a reputation for being a dynamic, out of the box thinker, who challenges conventional thinking and has a flare for finding solutions in situations previously thought to have none.
Peter led and drove municipal Ontario Provincial Police cost reforms right across the province, at the time thought to be too large and complicated a challenge to attempt. He led a small rural municipality used to accepting being small and having minimal expectations, to become a regional socio-economic engine, breaking trail on unprecedented social, economic and cultural developments, and a leader in municipal financial reforms that realized historical accomplishments while maintaining some of the lowest taxes region wide. Peter’s “don’t think small, think capable” inspired thinking also helped struggling Indigenous communities become leaders in economic development taking a path forward considered a paradigm shift in opportunity development.
Peter is a driven and successful entrepreneurially minded problem solver. At the same time, he is a dedicated family man whose family values are founded on wife, children and the virtues of honour and faith.
What Are Others Saying?
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