When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I help businesspeople get promoted.
Mark Wood, Senior Consultant
Our facilitators are the difference
The talent of our facilitators is the foundation on which we build client relationships. Our people view every training engagement as their opportunity to make a measurable impact on your business.
Therefore, we can’t just hire people who are professional presenters – you can’t put a career presenter in front of a room of senior executives hungry for a discussion on their company’s weighted average cost of capital trends. That’s not going to work. Likewise, we can’t just hire people who are experts in the field of business and finance, because a lengthy lecture that goes over most people’s heads from some number cruncher isn’t going to work either.
For this reason, we invest heavily in finding and developing facilitators who are capable of teaching any professional, from any industry, about the business of their business. And they must do it in a way that is both clear enough to reach the individual contributor and yet sophisticated enough to challenge your most senior executives.
This is uncommon talent, that’s admittedly hard to find, but it’s essential if you’re serious about your talent management initiatives and want to achieve unprecedented results through business acumen training.
What I see in the classroom every day are people who want a legacy-driven career, and when they realize that what I have to share is likely their best opportunity to achieve it – the experience is career-changing.
Ben Cook, President
We know business
As a world leading authority on business acumen, chances are pretty high that our facilitators have either taught or conducted research on the companies you admire, compete against, and sell to. They have an unparalleled perspective into a wide range of industries which sets them apart from all other outside training vendors and internal training resources.
What are the main strategies for driving growth in retail? How are hospitals navigating new industry regulations? Who’s leading in the energy sector? We know the answers to these questions and more, and we’ll give your team the tools they need to become similarly sophisticated.
That’s why industry leaders, ranging from long-term Acumen Learning clients to organizations we’re proud to be piloting this year, have turned to our deeply experienced team to help them equip their employees with key insights to make faster, more informed, and more strategic business decisions.
Creating partnerships that win
You don’t need an outside training vendor to teach your employees what your CEO wants them to know – you need a partner.
We treat your business as if it were our own and recognize that if we’re going to help you transform how decisions are made organizationally and day-to-day we have to look at your business through the lens of your chief executive. Only then can we ask the right questions, tailor our approach, and step into the classroom confident that we’re going to make an immediate and enduring impact on your business.
And our partnership doesn’t end there. We follow through with participants to make sure that what was learned in the classroom is translated quickly into action back on the job – creating a wake of momentum well into the future.
We’re not in business without strong long-term client partnerships, therefore we take them seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. People tell us that for a bunch of really sharp financial wizards (their words not ours), we’re surprisingly easy to work with, we really enjoy what we do, and we take the complexity out of business and finance, which can actually be a lot of fun.