What do clients say?

The International Coach Federation (ICF)

 

I became aware of the work of Terrance Barkan CAE and GLOBALSTRAT through ASAE and learned about the quality work and thought leadership that they offered. 

The growth of the International Coach Federation (ICF) had been significant for many years but we had a problem focusing our efforts for the best long-term outcomes. As always, the opinions within leadership were plentiful and the possible directions that were considered were rather diverse. Our Board of Directors was certain that it was the time to engage a knowledgeable, experienced and unbiased party to help us to develop a plan.

GLOBALSTRAT was one of the several groups responding to our request. Based on the thoroughness of that proposal and a deep understanding of the issues we were facing, it was clear that they were the right partner in this endeavor.

Terrance and his team conducted a lot of research independently of the information we provided them. They were very attentive to the needs and desires of the staff and the Board for information, input or explanation. The plan they designed for us was very comprehensive and provided us with a detailed and specific roadmap on how to continue our growth globally. 

The plan called for some strong positions and necessary actions that by some may have been considered unpopular. GLOBALSTRAT was persistent. They used sound logic and business reasoning to support their recommendations. As a result, they managed to convince  the Board to pursue the plan. 

We are glad they did – three years later we are still observing an unprecedented growth worldwide, our retention rates continue to increase, even with an increase in membership dues, and the sharper focus of the organization seems to be attracting more professional and seasoned coaches as members.

GLOBALSTRAT, with their experience, expertise, industry insights and a track record of always staying current in the affairs of global associations is a proven resource for anybody who plans to grow internationally or for those that want to strengthen their international presence.

 

 


What do Clients Say?

International Facility Management Association 

 
"It was a mind expanding engagement working with GLOBALSTRAT on the International Facility Management Association’s, (IFMA), global organization strategy.
 
IFMA had previously used GLOBALSTRAT in an engagement to support growth in Europe, then based upon the continued relevant content and research produced by GLOBALSTRAT it was an easy decision to engage them again to help IFMA evaluate the support for a global chapter network.
 
GLOBALSTRAT conducted an initial research study of our current situation, then engaged our Board and Executive Management Team to consider different alternatives. Some of these alternatives were very bold steps forward.
 
GLOBALSTRAT then worked with the Team to put more data and information around the concepts. The ultimate decision was to adopt a hybrid approach which has now lead to a major global collaboration which will transform IFMA.
 
We are very appreciative of GLOBALSTRAT’s role and guidance in this process.
 
I highly recommend considering GLOBALSTRAT in your organizations strategic planning process as even when you are a national organization you still have to consider global issues.”
 
Tony Keane, CAE
President & CEO
International Facility Management Association
What do clients say?

The International Carwash Association®

 
Our work with GLOBALSTRAT was a vital ingredient in helping us to identify a new growth opportunity, shift our strategic focus and develop a successful approach to an unfamiliar marketplace.
 
We found Terrance and his team at GLOBALSTRAT through his one-day workshop, which presented us with a solid framework of things to consider as we began considering our first entry into the European market. Following that workshop, we worked with GLOBALSTRAT to accumulate primary and secondary data, and then build a product concept - which for us was the launch of a new trade show and convention.
 
Over more than six months of work, GLOBALSTRAT was able to bring expertise, perspective and sound business reasoning to our board and staff teams, resulting in a decision for us to proceed with a high degree of comfort in the concept and expectations.
 
Our first edition of Car Wash Show Europe was a highly successful “proof of concept” - attracting nearly 50% more participants than anticipated in the original plan. Based on those results, we have committed to the second event edition - with sales results that are already trending well ahead of the first event.
 
I would recommend GLOBALSTRAT to any organization that wants to identify growth opportunities through a collaborative approach with a uniquely qualified partner. 
 
 

 

What do Clients Say?

American Academy of Periodontology

 

"GLOBALSTRAT was a pleasure to work with on the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP) international growth strategy.

When AAP was first considering an international strategy, we attended Terrance Barkan’s Global Growth Strategy Workshop in Chicago; a full day course packed with insightful case studies and discussion. Immediately after this workshop, we put what we learned to use by completing their handy worksheets from the Workshop and set up a meeting to review with GLOBALSTRAT.

It became clear that we needed a strategic plan, and that they were the right group to help us. Over the span of several months, we worked with GLOBALSTRAT to provide AAP with a strategy that would help us target specific countries with realistic goals and financials.

GLOBALSTRAT was beyond responsive and made time to attend our committee meetings, Board meeting, and Annual Conference to provide information and gain insights on the international membership segment. Their proposal is now our blueprint for any questions regarding international activities, and has helped us to create an implementation plan for the upcoming year. 

I would strongly recommend GLOBALSTRAT as the first choice in an association’s global growth strategy. They have all the tools and resources to create a comprehensive plan, and are a key contact in the industry for their knowledge, expertise, and professionalism.

It’s clear that with their strategic direction, an association can tackle international priorities with confidence." 

 

Nicolette L Haton, MBA, CAE

Manager, Membership Engagement

American Academy of Periodontology


 

 

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With more than two decades of hands-on international association management experience, we have worked with hundreds of associations in more than 60 countries. We draw on a wealth of experience and insight to help you and your team build your capacity for global growth.

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