We drive renewed growth & capability into companies.
We twice DOUBLED Profit at Colgate Palmolive (+US$100Million O.P)
We de-mystify strategy & structure thinking
What we can do for you
Grew sales by 69% in 2 years at Colgate Palmolive
22 new products in 2 years, doubled profits
Activate double digit growth results
Embed real, lasting capability
Companies are often frustrated that BEE investments into training aren’t leading directly to measurable results. Some of the reasons include:
Teams are taught theory, often by those who have never walked the walk or who don’t have a PROVEN commercial track record of their own success.
Training is often general, “cut and paste” – not applicable or made DIRECTLY RELEVANT to solving their own particular business challenges. So it’s quickly forgotten.
Teams are not taught HOW TO THINK differently, in a way that replicates the success of leaders.
They are not given the thinking and process frameworks and structures that ALIGN & ENABLE people to replicate prior success, approach and solve challenges, move forward withconfidence, and get results.
In the end, skills and capabilities are not being transferred, only “knowledge” is. And knowledge does not lead to know-HOW.
1. It’s not “Training” - it’s “Activation” (Thinking into Implementation)
2. Delivers measurable results & growth in customer demand & sales revenue, profitably
3. Based on Global Best Practice of blue chip multinationals - and it’s PROVEN (up to 69% sales growth in 2 years)
4. Major Clients have included Unilever Foods, Weetbix, University of Sydney, Colgate Palmolive (Australia) Hills Pet Food, Novartis- USA (Marketing & Innovation), ABSA, Reuters, Orange 3G (Sales)
4. Developed, delivered by a commercially proven operator , 25 years expertise and experience: 10 yrs in senior corporate positions - ex Unilever, ex associate Innovation Director at Colgate Palmolive Innovation Centre-Europe
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This is what our clients had to say about us…
This is what our clients had to say about us
“We’ve been working with Tessa for 12 months now. Tessa brings a deep understanding of marketing strategy and implementation to every project. Her ability to see things through a different lens provides an excellent counterpoint to existing management thinking and creates new growth options for the business.”Adam RamshawCEO GENROE Customer Experience and Research Consultancy - Sydney, Australia
“Out of all the capability coaches at the Successness Fest in Cape Town that were there that day Tessa went the extra mile. Her workshops were practical, interactive, and down to earth. Tessa created a space of trust, which enabled everyone in the group to feel comfortable sharing our "stuckness". I walked away feeling heartened that we are not alone in feeling stuck at times.”Kim FisherMD of CT Recruitment & IT Consultancy
“I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of how grateful I am for all the wonderful and insightful business teachings I have learned from Tessa Plen through the Seed Academy thus far. It has been extremely valuable for me to learn about running a private practice as a business. In the healthcare industry, we are not taught the basics of managing finances, how to do sales and marketing and reach the greater community with our services. This program has taught me how to change my mindset and literally grow the sales of my practice as business and not to prioritize my assumptions about patient’s finances over the their healthcare needs.”Varsha SewpersadAudiologist. South Africa 2017
“We used Tessa’s services for innovation capability projects, marketing coaching and training extensively over a 3 year period. She enabled our team (30 people) to really leapfrog our learning and capabilities in the areas of Marketing and Innovation. She has a global know-how that would have taken us many years to establish on our own. Tess is direct, structured and brings clarity to an otherwise complex and difficult area. In short, she makes strategy easy to implement and as a result we were able to think out the box, launching a veggie burger with McDonalds and numerous successful extensions which revitalised our Weetbix and So Good Health Food brands.”Rex SheehyMarketing Director Sanitarium Health Foods (sister co. to Pioneer Foods Australia)
“Tessa gets to the nub of complex problems incredibly fast. She did an excellent job of detailed, clearly laid out action step by action step-marketing planning with a templated system that we have used for planning each year since. The Results speak for themselves: by following the plan, our sales grew 48% over 2 years.”Mike FisherCEO Brita Water Filters, Sydney Australia