Transform Your Friction Points Into Innovation.

Friction points become hottest when urgent business needs meet implementation barriers. Alan Willett is the master transforming the heat of those friction points into the energy of innovation and results. 

What Alan Does

Bespoke workshops

Examples of workshops that are customized for the specific culture and needs of your organization.

  • Strategic Direction Setting that Transforms Directly into Action
  • Transforming Destructive Conflict into Creative Innovations
  • Creating a Portfolio Management Process Obsessed with Value and Results
  • Power Tools That Accelerate the Development Process
  • And many more... inquire with alan@oxseeker.net

"Many consultants have helped our organization. Alan has had a more positive impact than anyone else." Ed Battle, Division Manager, NAVO

Leadership Development

Alan coaches individual leaders and groups to a new level of leadership power.

The following are key examples of the value Alan provides with his mentoring.

  • The keys to taking ownership of your leadership power
  • Coaching on dealing with difficult people and situations
  • Leading with style from your leadership sweet spot.
  • Building your radar for trouble and opportunity.
  • Master the immutable laws underlying the mindset of exceptional leadership.
"I used to think our competitive advantage was our technology. I was wrong. After months of working with him, I now know that my company's secret weapon is Alan Willett." Greg Kops, CEO of Think Topography


Organizational Transformation

All organizations at some point need a paradigm shift to a new level of performance.

Alan works with the key players at all layers of the organization to produce improvement that sustains. The key ingredients Alan leads organization to put into place are:

  • The need for mountains. Produces the clarity of the need for change and the thrill of the possibility!
  • Heighten the strengths that will enable change.
  • Creates the structures needed to sustain change.
  • Enables key opinion leaders at all levels to bring the change together.
  • Creates crystallizing leadership moments that put organizations at a new level of performance.

"Our morale was suffering and overtime and heroics were the norm. With Alan’s consulting, we transformed into a highly productive, enjoyable organization where top talent lined up to join our team." David VanEpps, Marketing Technology Direction, Acxiom

Speaking

Alan’s speaking events provide people with power tools they will use them immediately!

Alan has spoken at events around the world to audiences large and small. A small sample of the topics he has spoken on include the following.

  • Unwrapping the gifts of the Unleadable (Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and other troublesome behaviors)
  • You have the need for speed, we have the jet fuel to achieve.
  • Overcoming Technical Debt for Fun and Profit.
  • The Exceptional Engineer
  • Leading the Exceptional.
  • And many more... inquire to alan@oxseeker.net

"Alan's enthusiasm and inspiration is contagious. His constant optimism and true-life experiences were very refreshing. Alan’s leadership showed new avenues to explore, without losing hope in our fellow humans even when it’s not always smooth sailing." Catherine Sealby, Nedbank, South Africa

Increase Your Speed to Value

Alan will work with you to transform the heat of your friction points into dramatic value.

The following are some examples of frictions points transformed.

  • Former fiercely competitive companies merged. The heat of conflict was incredible. Alan lead the transformation to be amazing and fast.
  • A new executive was creating waves of anger wherever he went in the organization. Alan's work with him led to personal and organizational transformation.
  • A high technology development team was besieged with quality and schedule problems. Alan's work with them on mastering the immutable laws of high technology development results in a highly profitable product and a highly productive team.
  • Many more examples upon your request to alan@oxseeker.net

"In my 25 years of running a business Alan is the best consultant I have hired at bringing together people and process. He has a way to bring people together to own the issues and make the changes that are necessary for improvement." Steff McGonagle, CEO, Envisage Information Systems

Alan’s path has led him all over the globe helping many great organizations reach their next level of performance excellence.

Alan in the News

Alan Willett - Leading the Unleadable @ CEO Wisdom Exchange - MAR-2017

CEOx at the CEO Wisdom Exchange - March 31, 2017
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#Nextchat RECAP: Transforming Troublesome Employees

Society for Human Resource Management - April 19, 2017
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Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Soundview - April 17, 2017
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"its true message is how to become an exceptional leader who can manage any­one in any situation"

BizEd: The Leading Voice of Business Education - February 22, 2017
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Books: Survival Skills

Associations Now - April 02, 2017
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Alan provided laser clarity on a challenging problem for us. His great questions, the structure, and his leadership of the engagement resulted in a strong consensus on how we should move forward.

Chris Haley
President, Manage First Technology (previously, Senior Vice President ParTech)

Many consultants have helped our organization. Alan has had a more positive impact than anyone else.

Ed Battle
Division Manager
NAVO N64 (The Naval Oceanographic Office)

I used to think our competitive advantage was our technology. I was wrong. After months of working with him, I now know that my company's secret weapon is Alan Willett.

Greg Kops
CEO
Think Topography

Alan’s knowledge of software development and ways to improve productivity and quality have helped me succeed in every role. His mentoring has provided a benchmark for how I approach difficult situations.

David Howerton
Oracle

Alan has demonstrated a finely-tuned ability to perceive what we really need to understand and execute on in order to improve. He has proven over and over again that he will listen deeply and collaborate for optimal success -- magic happens!

Mer Boel
Envisage Information Systems

Our morale was suffering and overtime and heroics were the norm. With Alan’s consulting, we transformed into a highly productive, enjoyable organization where top talent lined up to join our team.

David VanEpps
Marketing Technology Director
Acxiom Automotive

Alan is one of the best consultants in the world. He has coached me and mentored me long before the “Mentor Coaching” concept was around. Any organization who engages Alan is lucky to experience his magic.

Said Nurhan
TSP Coach, President
Consulting Org.

Thank you Alan for the customized approach you took with my mentoring. I learned a lot and my confidence level has rocketed. I wish everyone could have a mentor like you!

Liliana Cazangiu
TSP Coach
Oracle

Alan has been a wonderful mentor coach to me. He has always proactively guided me and given great advice in challenging situations that I have faced. He doesn’t just provide answers, but shows how to apply critical thinking to complex situations.

Carl Wyrwa
Director of Quality
Software Medical Device Co.

Alan's enthusiasm and inspiration is contagious. His constant optimism and true-life experiences were very refreshing. Alan’s leadership showed new avenues to explore, without losing hope in our fellow humans even when it’s not always smooth sailing.

Catherine Sealby
Nedbank

If you tried to stimulate change in your organization and are meeting with only a minimum level of success, contact Alan Willett and be transformed. We have experienced real change in our team, both individually and collectively, thanks to Alan.

Cathy Steding
CFO
Envisage Information Systems

Alan is one of the most talented individuals who I have every known. He is a great motivator, project manager, problem solver, and a truly wonderful person. If I ever do another start-up he is my first phone call.

David Scherb
Business Manager
Software Engineering Institute

I came to know Alan and his work quite well and have been particularly impressed with his ability to recognize the essence of complex issues, to define practical solutions, and to convince management and team members to implement these solutions.

Watts Humphrey
SEI Fellow
Software Engineering Institute

Alan’s coaching armed a good team with the tools and perspective needed to deliver superior quality work on time. Alan doesn’t just coach a process, he coaches the people.

Tim Lancaster
Project Manager
Biomedical Company

Alan is an incredible leader who moves people and teams to learn and improve the total work environment. Intelligent, chopping complexity into small bites in sophisticated ways, and always hopeful, Alan is the essence of a perfect consultant.

Susan Unger
Analyst - Large Enterprise Operation Financial Planning & Analysis
Xerox

In my 25 years of running a business Alan is the best consultant I have hired at bringing together people and process. He has a way to bring people together to own the issues and make the changes that are necessary for improvement.

Steff McGonagle
CEO
Envisage Information Systems

An SEI instructor called Alan “the best natural change agent I have ever met.” I agree with his statement. Alan has an organic, natural style that people respond to. His advice and guidance are often sought by many people, myself included.

Sharon Ditmas
Quality Manager
Xerox

Change is not easy but Alan can make it look like it is. Alan provided the trifecta of what we needed: breakthrough insights, relentless focus on VALUE, and the magic ability of getting buy-in with key stakeholders.

Don Sevey
Director of Information Technology
Cornell University

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