Knowledge. Skills. Perspective.
While we engage a broad network of talent around the world for different projects, Adam, Charles and James have been working together in various combinations since 2011. What brought us together is the same thing that keeps us collaborating – the possibilities that occur when individuals, teams and organizations face unique circumstances and conditions that challenge them to adapt and change. All three of us collectively build the client programs, and divide responsibilities with Adam working closely with senior management, James working with employees from the ground up, and Charles bridging bottom to top.
Adam Lerner is the Founder of Solvable, and also the CEO of the real estate digital marketing agency Two by Fore Interactive. While the context of the two roles differs, the efforts dovetail in the strategy and execution of digital strategy. Solvable combines the various tools of the social web to make magic happen in groups large and small. We are experts at online and offline engagements, using technology to scale greater numbers of participants, and deepen engagement from those who participate. Since 2011 we have worked with health research networks, SMEs, and not-for-profit provincial associations to understand their assets and build a strategic path for advancement. Our focus now is on executive coaching for Fortune 100 executives to prepare them and their organizations for a changed digital future.
Charles Holmes is a skilled facilitator and educator whose 20 years of experience have honed a passion for creating meaningful dialogue among groups whose diverse opinions might otherwise work against a common understanding of potential outcomes and commitments to working together.
The meetings he has designed and facilitated have focused on complex multi-stakeholder engagement, innovation, conflict resolution, scenario planning and 100’s of strategic planning sessions and other team and group engagements. He has taught in business and executive programs in a number of Universities. He has also helped to establish a range of different organizations, including the Learning Strategies Group at Simon Fraser University, the Cool North Shore Society (focussed on helping citizens reduce their carbon emissions) and Training Resources for the Environmental Community. In all instances, Charles’ number one interest is helping groups to see possibilities for what they might create together, to acknowledge, but not be constrained by the past, and to explore opportunities for working in collaboration to create better futures.
James Tyer draws upon fifteen years of designing learning and collaboration experiences having worked in L&D, HR and IT for tech consultancies, startups, membership associations, PwC and UBC. Most recently, James was Global Lead for Digital Collaboration at Kellogg Co where he coached and trained all levels of employees in new ways of working with digital technology – from interns to the Global Leadership Team (C-Suite). James specifically works with companies to reduce formal training spend. He helps create collaboration experiences and social learning that allow employees to learn in the flow of work.
We think of ourselves like extensions of our client’s team rather than as consultants, working hand in hand with the leadership team. This approach has created better project outcomes time and time again, with the secondary benefit of building internal capacity so the team/networks are much stronger than when we began. In other words, we can only do this with you.