Engineer and Military Commander by training, strong grounding in economics, over thirty years in strategic consulting.
Developed own tools and methods with regard to highly effective strategic analysis and strategic plan design.
My methods help you to analyse your strategic and operational environment and develop plans that are owned by the leadership team and which are easy to implement.
“Your process has been quite amazing. And as everybody has said, your approach and your tools have actually assisted us to arrive at this point in time so quickly.”
I think your process made that easy, it made it comfortable for us as well as to express our individual perspectives.”
Tina E, Group Managing Director
“I found this exceptionally valuable.”
“I’m really excited about this; I really think it was very valuable to us.”
Gerhard S, Group Executive, Strategic Support
“I think the process is also very easy to understand and very easy to follow.”
Andri D, Head: Financial Control
“What was even more interesting was how your tool was able to collect different views and put them together and interpret into a singular view.”
Sihle M, Chief Information Officer
“The plan that we have put together is realistic and manageable. When we have presented to Exco, they were very impressed.”
Itzik Levi -- Group R&D Director, FMCG multi-national
“You really know what strategy is, and what work you have to do to do it.”
“The more I know you, James, the more I'm impressed with the fact that you just have such a deep and organic understanding of strategy going way back… I used to work strategy at the beginning of my career with people that really understood strategy at a granular level, and it's been a real delight to work with you because you know the real essence of strategy… A lot of people talk about strategy or present work on strategy that's so thin, you know, that's so superficial. You don't. You really know what it is. You really know what strategy is, and what work you have to do to do it.”
Michael Utvich -- Strategy Expert
“Deceptively simple – incisive and powerful.”
“Completed in a true partnership between consultant, algorithm and your business that will enable you to continue forging ahead in the new normal. Give it a try. It wont break the bank and, certainly in my case, I know will direct more pounds to my account and ease my current work-life balance frustrations.”
Clare Wright -- Town Planner, Author
“James and Paul take you through a logical methodology for making sound business decisions and leave no stone unturned in this pursuit.”
“The Strategic Snapshot Workshop is very thorough. James and Paul take you through a logical methodology for making sound business decisions and leave no stone unturned in this pursuit. When you go through the Strategic Snapshot process you will feel more confident in your decisions and you will have the plan and the steps to follow through with your decisions/intended goals. The plan is flexible with built-in tracking capabilities to track where you are versus where you want to be. I found this most valuable and insightful. After the session, James and Paul offer ongoing support for you and your team so that you can constantly check the temperature of meeting your intended goals.”
Augusta Massey -- President, National Bar Association (Las Vegas Chapter)
“I came away from it with a much clearer vision, new feasible, and achievable objectives and in particular what was on the hearts of my staff in these most difficult of times.”
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation and that of all our staff in thanking you and Paul for an informative, well-structured, well-illustrated two way communicated workshop. Not knowing what to expect I was suitably impressed by the clarity of thought and sound logic, which when presented, resonated with myself. We found the workshop to be of great strategic value and one which was thought provoking and given us much food for thought. It is always good to have a neutral outsider’s perspective as I came away from it with a much clearer vision, new feasible, and achievable objectives and in particular what was on the hearts of my staff in these most difficult of times. Your presentation and guidance was both professional and enlightening.”
Louis Fourie -- Occupational Health and Safety Consultant
“Building a brighter future with confidence and certainty…”
“Due to the latest epidemic, we are reinventing the company and consulting a specialist in business strategy. Dr James A Robertson has inspired us to identify and clarify our challenging areas and goals as a company. The Doctor identified the diversified opinion of management and brought it all together with ease and with great tactfulness, allocated areas and responsibility for action and later review, providing worksheets and KPI’S for us to continue on the identified and projected growth path. As a company we look forward with excitement and new vision to building a brighter future with confidence and certainty with the guidance and the addition of the Strategy Doctor to our management team in the coming year.”
Keith Thompson -- Business Owner, Retail Transformation Specialist
"...it's a no-brainer."
"Once in a while you find gadget or device that you didn’t know you needed but once you have it then you realise that you just don’t want to be without it. The StratSnap is that device, in this case a piece of really useful software which has been well proven in practice. A bargain. The selling point is that… the decision-maker can identify various problem areas in their current business strategy, and concretise their thinking (very quickly)… it’s a no-brainer.”
Charles Whitaker -- Small Business Owner
“Invaluable for teams and companies with multiple stakeholders."
"I was fortunate enough to participate in a Quick Attack session with James and Paul and was fascinated to discover priorities and highlight areas to emphasise within my business. The report delivered after the session has helped me to create concrete plans for my business moving forward and helped crystalise points of tension into firm decisions as a business owner. I highly recommend the workshop and if it was valuable for me as a solo-preneur I can see it would be invaluable for teams and companies with multiple stakeholders."
Jennifer Bishop -- Marketing Consultant
"It has certainly made me think about how I approach my planning and priorities for events and day to day work going forward. The tool is a great way to assess as a team where your priorities lie and where they may differ, and how through some simple calculations and discussions a resolution can be found. I hope to utilise the tool in future event planning and longer term projects."
Melissa Bourne -- Marketing Consultant