About Us

Good things mixed with a common vision: making a difference

Solid Ground Consulting is a small firm of 18 great people from across the country connected by a common bond: We want to make a difference. It’s a desire we share with thousands of people in every corner of every community. And sometimes they need help.

As organizational, strategy, and leadership consultants, we’re on this planet to help others make a greater impact. By instilling greater confidence, by expanding their capability, by offering a clear pathway to achieve their goals. Within organizations, these are not small things – they often represent transformational changes that can make all the difference in the world.

A can-do team

Clients need us to be strategic and smart. They need us be able to plan ahead but also innovate on the fly, based on our own experience. Can do. You’ll find every one of us at Solid Ground works hard to apply what we know and where we’ve been with intention and intelligence.

And not just that: Like Julia Child in her kitchen, we’re unafraid of trying things in a different way. (And we’ve burned our fair share of food, just not on television.) Our clients value that about us. They also appreciate that we care about their work, their organizations, and their people.

We stand side-by-side with those we support, as partners, to bring meaningful change and improvements to their efforts.

What we bring to our clients is more than what we know. It’s who we are. And who we are fuels our belief that what we do every day matters – to the success of our clients and to the communities we serve.

We stand side-by-side with those we support, as partners, to bring meaningful change and improvements to their efforts. We know their community, because we’re part of their community. We invest in it, we work in it, and we care deeply about it. And until our clients are wildly successful, our work is incomplete.

Our mission and our values matter

We have worked hard to define our mission and values. We think about them. We hold ourselves accountable to them. And when they aren’t just right, we change them. But more than anything else, we live them. They represent our best effort to make the biggest impact. They will always be our most important bottom line.

What does this mean for people working with Solid Ground Consulting? We believe three important expectations emerge from all of our efforts:

  • Quality: We do work that makes a lasting difference and inspires confidence.
  • Authenticity: We bring who we are to what we do.
  • Integrity: We make thoughtful commitments and keep them.

While we may be different from our competitors, we’re not different from the people who hire us.

Does that make us different?

Well, we think it does. At least it makes us different from many consulting firms out there with more rigid, cookie-cutter approaches and a lack of long-term commitment to the communities they serve. You can find a lot of smart people who would love to help. The question is: Who do you want by your side when it’s time to go to battle?

While we may be different from our competitors, we’re not different from the people who hire us. We see them in us and they see us in them. We share their commitment to a healthy environment, vibrant communities, and thriving economies.

As strong, strategic partners, we build a united front with our clients to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way. We’re proud to be part of a team that matters. It’s why we love what we do so much.

But what about the specifics?

Facilitation. Training. Engagement. Consulting. Virtually everything we do as a firm to help our clients fits into one of these four boxes. Here’s a look inside each: