Timeliness & Responsiveness. I strive to provide meaningful responses in a timely fashion. You will always rest assured that your matter is receiving the attention it needs and that you will receive a timely response, even if just a personalized confirmation of receipt.
Transparency. I strive to provide transparency with respect to all aspects of our work together. You will know where we are in a given process and what steps lay ahead. To the extent possible, I will do everything possible to avoid surprises.
Mission Matters. Your matter will never be reduced to a wrought task and you will never receive one-size fits all advice. I strive to provide highly customized, yet efficient, counsel that seamlessly incorporates your organization’s mission and values into the matter. Your mission will always remain top of mind in our dealings and I will always advise you of potential threats to your mission.
Ethical Business Practices. I strive to be a sounding board for your decision making, whether legal, strategic or otherwise. I will counsel you through the process of ethical decision making with compassion, an open and non-judgmental mind, and objective reason.
Open Communication. I will communicate openly and candidly with you and I expect the same in return. Nothing is gained in a trust-based relationship with your counselor if you do not feel you can be open or if do not feel you are receiving candid feedback. While the sensitivity and confidentiality of your matter will always be respected, I will encourage open communication in your interaction with all stakeholders of your organization.
Respect. I will provide you with the most competent and thorough counsel I can, and I will respect your decisions. While we may not always agree on a particular course of action or about all issues involved in your matter, I will approach all dealings with respect and courtesy.
Entrepreneurship. I strive to work with entrepreneurial people who want to create positive impact for the world. I respect entrepreneurs who are willing to think big, act boldly and strive to change the world. To that end, I will strive to bring cutting edge solutions to your matter. I will counsel you through the ins and outs, the risks and rewards of new approaches and intrepid strategies. We will navigate risk as a team.
Democratization. When practical, appropriate and suited, I will advise you as to innovative ways to democratize elements of your organization. Whether it is in regards to governance, capital, supply, credit or finance, or otherwise, I will help you evaluate creative ways of distributing and sharing management, decision-making, control, wealth, risk management. To the extent meaningful to you and your stakeholders, I will help you maximize your role in building regenerative economies and communities.