Enliven! Services - Helping Organizations Improve

The Challenge of Transformative ChangeBack to Enliven! Services

The poet Robert Burns said
The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!
(The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,For promised joy!)

Plans for change and growth change fail far more often because of deficits in human performance than shortage of ideas, effort or resources. Organizational health assessment addresses this tendency. Every organization, whether seeking continuous improvement or encountering a game changing transition, should be able to function with "zip and crackle" instead of "grudge and sludge". Enliven! Consulting helps organizations improve by identifying gaps in human performance and designing ways to learn transformative, life giving skills.


Enliven! Consulting has an array of tools to measure critical success factors such as direction, leadership, teamwork and engagement. These measurements provide valuable information about what is really going on within the organization, paving the way for strategic investment in the actual health of the organization. These measurements are in the form of online or paper surveys, as well as in person or group interviews. These thoroughly tested measurement tools can be repeated on a regular basis, providing incentive and feedback on effort.

Interpretation of Results

Enliven! Consulting helps its clients unpack the results of the measurements taken. Insights are provided about gaps in organizational performance areas such as direction, structure, leadership, communication, alignment between organizational departments.

Structured Coaching

Enliven! Consulting helps clients address the gaps identified in measurement and interpretation through structured coaching. This process includes building a support base within the organization for ongoing learning, building a mutually supportive learning team, equipping learners with relevant information, holding learners accountable through quarterly work related assignments.
If preferred, clients can self direct their learning process with strategic coaching provided to organizational leaders.

Board Development

The leadership of the board is key to the health of the organization. Enliven! Consulting’s Good Governance approach helps boards grow into their full potential as fiduciary, policy setting bodies. Key conversations for board development include: strategic planning, oversight, foresight, , ensuring effective management and board self assessment. The Good Governance approach is built on careful listening to the board’s experiences and needs. Board members are then equipped to address these needs and jointly engaged to become a highly effective team.

Return on Investment

When an organization is in the midst of transition, or overwhelmed by "business as usual" it is easy to put off organizational health measurements. There is, however, no time like the present to begin working on organizational health. Enliven! Consulting facilitates the disciplines of change in manageable steps, such as quarterly workshop days. Attention to organizational heath results in savings, increased earnings, enhanced morale, and greater ability to meet the organization's goals.