Frequently Asked Questions

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Explore our FAQs for valuable insights into our processes and how we can drive your organization’s success.

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Getting Started with Innivee Strategies

Why should we work with an outside consultant like Innivee Strategies?
Working with an outside organizational development consultant brings a fresh perspective and specialized, dedicated focus to address specific challenges within your organization. We can introduce innovative solutions, facilitate effective change management, and enhance overall performance, drawing on our experience to tailor strategies that align with your unique needs and objectives. Our objective viewpoints often lead to valuable insights, fostering organizational growth and efficiency.

How can our organization begin working with Innivee Strategies? What is the first step in beginning a partnership with Innivee Strategies?
The first step to working together is to complete our project request form, which gives us basic information about your organization and project and allows us to determine whether or not it is something we can take on at the time. If your project appears to be a good fit, we will set up a meeting to discuss it further. After this meeting, if your organization is interested in Innivee Strategies’ services, we will send a proposal for your review, then a contract to sign if we agree to work together!

The majority of our projects begin with a kickoff meeting to review the project objectives, timeline, and review our respective involvement in the project. If it is our first time working together, we may also conduct an organizational discovery, where our team will ask yours to share documents, data, and other information to help us fully understand your program(s) and organization.

How does the onboarding process with Innivee Strategies work, and what criteria determine an organization’s eligibility to work with you?
Whether or not we work with a client is contingent on a number of factors, such as their desired timeframe, budget, and whether Innivee Strategies is the right fit for the project. If we do not feel we can deliver the results you and your organization deserve, we will do our best to point you to another resource.

What is the typical duration of a consulting engagement with Innivee Strategies?
Change takes time! We prefer to work with our clients over a period of time, which can range from three months to one year depending on the organization and its needs. That said, every project is different. We invite you to contact us and discuss the project you have in mind.

Strategic Planning & Execution

How does Innivee Strategies involve key groups in the strategic planning process?
We believe that community engagement is integral to a successful strategic planning process. We typically engage key groups throughout the process by:

  • Collecting information from constituents through surveys, focus groups, and/or interviews
  • Forming an ad hoc committee made up of various constituencies to assess the data gathered and determine top priorities
  • Communicating regularly with the organization’s constituents throughout the process
  • Working with clients to establish an implementation plan that allows everyone to track, measure, and celebrate the organization’s progress, together!

What methodologies does Innivee Strategies use for needs assessments and data analysis?
Depending on the project, we will collect data through literature reviews / analysis of existing documents and information, surveys, focus groups, and interviews. When analyzing data, we look for common themes and trends, but also for the gaps in our data and for information that helps us understand the needs of marginalized, minority groups.

How do Innivee Strategies’ services integrate with our organization’s existing strategies?
We recognize that organizations are constantly managing a number of priorities and needs. We aim to tie strategies together in a common thread where possible.

To what extent does Innivee Strategies assist with strategy implementation?
Our strategic planning projects typically end with an implementation phase, where we discuss and define how your organization will implement the strategies we developed over the year to come, identifying specific actions, milestones, and metrics. The best strategic plan is one that is used!

Leadership & Organizational Development

What distinguishes Innivee Strategies’ approach to development?
At Innivee Strategies, our approach to organizational and leadership development is highly customized yet comprehensive. We maintain a deeply human-centric philosophy while also leveraging findings from research and best practices. At Innivee Strategies, we:

  • Recognize that each organization is unique. Our approach involves crafting tailored strategies that address the specific needs, challenges, and aspirations of our clients, which not only results in immediate improvement but sets the foundation for sustainable growth.
  • Incorporate the latest findings in organizational philosophy, leadership studies, and industry best practices. Plus we regularly participate in leadership and organizational development of our own! This ensures that we go beyond the intuitive, providing tried-and-true solutions backed by data and research.
  • Understand that leaders are humans. With this in mind, our leadership development programs go beyond skills training: we emphasize the cultivation of emotional intelligence, authentic communication, and trust-building. We intend for our human-centric approach to not only benefit leaders, but their organizational cultures as well.
  • Are committed to fostering environments that embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We strive to always acknowledge our own biases and narrow lived experience while also challenging leaders and organizations to champion their values and create environments that thrive on the strength of diverse perspectives.
  • Maintain a track record of success, with numerous organizations and leaders benefiting from our support. When we work with a client, we’re not only searching for a new leader or developing a new strategic plan, but looking holistically at how we can enhance team collaboration, foster innovative problem-solving, and have a positive impact on the organization’s culture.


How does Innivee Strategies customize services for individual organizations?
At Innivee Strategies, customization is at the core of the services we provide. We begin by conducting a thorough assessment of each organization to gain an understanding of where the organization is today and where it aims to be tomorrow. This allows us to tailor our services, crafting context-specific solutions that align with the organization’s mission values, and goals. Our team collaborates closely with you and your constituents, ensuring every intervention is calibrated to address specific areas for improvement.

Board and Leadership Enhancement

Can Innivee Strategies help our organization with board development and governance?
Yes, Innivee Strategies specializes in board development and governance services. Our approach involves a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s current governance structure, followed by tailored strategies to enhance board effectiveness. We work closely with your board members to strengthen their understanding of roles, responsibilities, and best practices. Our goal is to enable your board to lead with transparency, accountability, and strategic vision, ensuring alignment with your organization’s mission and long-term objectives.

Can Innivee Strategies work with our existing leadership team to enhance skills?
Absolutely! We provide a range of leadership and board development services, from individualized coaching to comprehensive leadership evaluations to board governance training and more. Our customized solutions are geared towards elevating the collective effectiveness of your leadership team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. Contact us to learn more!

What kind of follow-up support can we expect after a project is completed?
At Innivee Strategies, we believe that your success is our success. Leading up to the conclusion of our project together, Innivee Strategies will work with you to ensure that you have a clear plan of action in place and are equipped with the tools and strategies needed to sustain the transformation of your organization. Our team also remains available for consultations and new projects together. In fact, we’ve found that our most impactful transformations come from working with the same organization on multiple projects over an extended period of time. Whether we work together for one month or one year, our goal is to develop a long-term partnership, supporting your organization’s growth and development beyond the initial project.

Consulting Differentiators

How does Innivee Strategies measure the success of its engagements?
All of our projects are broken down into phases with specific deliverables under each. Beyond the essential elements of our project scope, we believe that “success” also includes deepening trust with your community, fostering a more positive organizational culture, and boosting the confidence of your leadership and staff that they are on a shared path forward. We conduct post-project surveys and interviews to gather qualitative feedback to understand the impact we had on the organization’s culture and development, as well as areas where we can improve. This comprehensive evaluation process allows us to continuously refine our strategies and ensure our interventions align with the evolving needs and goals of your organization.

What types and sizes of organizations does Innivee Strategies serve?
Innivee Strategies serves a diverse range of organizations, including non-profits, educational institutions, government agencies, and corporations. Our adaptive approach tailors services to meet the unique needs and goals of each organization, ensuring leadership excellence and fostering organizational growth. From small non-profits to large corporations, our commitment to personalized solutions spans organizations of all sizes and sectors.

Given that Innivee Strategies is deaf/disability owned, does it mean they only work with deaf and other disability organizations and communities?
While Innivee Strategies has expertise in working with and advocating for the unique needs of Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and disability communities, we are not exclusively limited to serving these organizations. We are equipped to work with a diverse range of clients, including non-profits, educational institutions, government agencies, and corporations across various sectors. We frequently find that our unique lived experience and perspectives enable us to gain an even deeper understanding of our clients, bringing innovative perspectives, ideas, and approaches that other consultants do not.

Change Management and Confidentiality

In what ways can Innivee Strategies assist in managing change within our organization?
Innivee Strategies offers a comprehensive suite of services to assist organizations in effectively managing change. Our change management consulting provides strategic insights and practical solutions to minimize disruptions and engage employees during periods of transition. We specialize in leadership development tailored for change agility, ensuring that leaders are equipped to guide teams through transformative phases with adaptability and resilience. Customized training programs address specific challenges, preparing teams for change and fostering a smooth transition. We emphasize communication strategies that maintain transparency and trust, and our commitment extends to cultural transformation, aligning organizational values with evolving landscapes. Through strategic planning, coaching, and continuous monitoring, Innivee Strategies supports organizations in navigating change successfully while prioritizing the well-being and growth of individuals and teams.

How does Innivee Strategies ensure confidentiality and discretion in sensitive engagements?
Our commitment to maintaining client privacy is upheld through several key measures. First, our team adheres to strict ethical standards and professional codes of conduct, emphasizing the confidential nature of client information. Second, we implement secure data management practices, utilizing encryption and other advanced security measures to safeguard sensitive data. Additionally, access to sensitive information is restricted to authorized personnel, and our team undergoes regular training on privacy protocols to ensure compliance with confidentiality standards. Clients can trust that Innivee Strategies prioritizes the confidentiality of sensitive information, providing a secure and trustworthy environment for all engagements.

Other Questions

How does Innivee Strategies determine the most suitable services for our organization?
By completing our project request form, you’ll give us the basic information we need about your organization and project, which allows us to determine whether or not it is something we can take on at the time. If your project appears to be a good fit, we will set up a meeting to discuss it further and make recommendations as to what services we feel your organization will most benefit from.

Can you provide examples of organizations similar to ours that you have worked with?
We’d be happy to! Feel free to check out our case studies and testimonials, or ask us for a reference.

How does Innivee Strategies stay informed about industry trends and best practices?
Our team actively engages in ongoing professional development, participating in conferences, workshops, and industry events. We maintain a robust network of experts and thought leaders, fostering dialogue and knowledge exchange. Additionally, our consultants are dedicated to staying informed through regular research and monitoring of emerging trends. This proactive approach ensures that our services are not only current but also reflect the latest innovations and best practices in organizational and leadership development.

What types of assessments or evaluations does Innivee Strategies conduct during engagements?
Innivee Strategies conducts a variety of assessments and evaluations based on the specific needs and objectives of each project. This may range from organizational assessments to understand the overall health and culture of your organization, leadership assessments to gauge the strengths and development areas of key individuals, and/or needs assessments to identify specific challenges and opportunities. We also utilize surveys, focus groups, and/or interviews to gather insights from constituents when appropriate. Our assessments are intended to give us and our clients a deeper understanding of the organization and tailor our collective interventions effectively.

How does the pricing structure work for your services?
Our pricing is determined after an initial consultation, during which we discuss the overall project and the specific requirements, goals, and desired outcomes. Factors influencing our pricing includes the complexity of the project, its duration, the level of customization, and the breadth of services provided. We are committed to ensuring that our pricing is fair, transparent, and reflective of the value we bring to your organization. Detailed proposals outlining the scope of work and associated costs are provided before we agree to begin working together.

Is Innivee Strategies available for international clients or remote engagements?
Absolutely! We are fully capable of collaborating virtually with clients around the world. Our team has extensive experience working in both domestic and international settings.

How does Innivee Strategies approach diversity and inclusion in its services?
We are committed to developing and cultivating connections with leaders and clients across cultures and communities and of diverse backgrounds such as women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQA+, and differently abled in every industry within our community. Our goal is to grow as a business by developing relationships with organizations that support diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion strengthen the quality of our services and our ability to present a broader range of perspectives to our clients. In our pursuit to implement and apply diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work, we:

  • Consult with clients on the importance of DE&I concepts in the organization’s work. When assisting our clients with the design and delivery of outcomes, we also ensure our clients are aware of what factors might help or hinder the recruitment of diverse candidates and an inclusive search process.
  • Our November 2022 event, Deaf Organizations Executive Summit (DOES), supported scholarships for six executive leaders who identify as members of minority groups or organizations with insufficient funds to support their leader’s attendance.
  • Our staff members maintain an annual obligation to partake in professional development pertaining to DE&I. Most recently, two of our consultants participated in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) for Consultants Program, a new cohort-based program offered by the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and designed for nonprofit consultants who are particularly interested in honing their skill and confidence in integrating a racial equity lens into their work with clients.
  • We have contracted with over 40 independent contractors, who have provided services to our company or provided services directly to our clients, whose owners identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, have additional disabilities, or come from other under-represented groups.
  • Of the candidates that Innivee Strategies, Inc. has successfully sourced and placed through our executive search services, 67% identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color.

How does Innivee Strategies handle potential conflicts of interest?
We take conflicts of interest seriously and maintain a rigorous and transparent approach to address them. Our consultants are committed to identifying and disclosing any potential conflicts at the onset of engagements, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that their team understands what a conflict of interest might entail. In the event that a conflict arises, we prioritize open communication with all parties involved and work collaboratively to find a resolution that upholds our client’s best interests. We maintain the highest standards of integrity and ensure that conflicts of interest are handled with professionalism, transparency, and in compliance with industry regulations and guidelines.

Can you provide details on the qualifications and expertise of your consulting team?
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