Thank you for guiding our association through an outstanding strategic plan review process. Our Board benefitted from your insight, research, and support to position our association to go to the next level. Our Board conversations were well-facilitated and thoughtful. It's not often an entire board is fully engaged on Zoom for hours on end! You were outstanding and we hope to keep sharing how your efforts have brought us forward in the future.
Andrew is an amazing facilitator, with a clear, knowledgeable and quick mind. Presenting tough options for consideration with a keen eye towards capturing the ideas and strategic direction shared in the process. Our strategic plan is the stronger for his guiding hand!!! Great to work with!
Andrew's expertise in designing good governance, especially in the not-for-profit sector, is second to none. Through Elevated, Andrew is able to help organizations navigate the waters that lead to good governance and thereby achieve their core objectives, and help boards and management work together to provide really effective leadership.
Medical Science Liaison
I have worked with Elevated for over five years. Becca has always been professional, responsive, timely, and proactive. She and her staff are continuously bringing new ideas to the table and reliably deliver a product that our group can be proud to disseminate. I would give Elevated my highest recommendation!
Elevated are our "go-to" experts on trade association governance, matters of strategy and structure. They understand the theory but can back that with a wealth of experience and examples. We've done some significant pieces of work with them that include change management, and it has proved helpful when tested in practice. They pitch things perfectly and tailor to an audience putting all at ease.
Many thanks for such a great session today. Impactful and very much enjoyed and appreciated by the team. Everyone clearly enjoyed the opportunity to engage and genuinely valued the structured engagement and development activities. They commented on how well you worked as a team. Great partnership and an excellent day - well done!
I have worked with Andrew for several years, first in his role as CEO of ARMA, where he developed and implemented a transformational strategic plan, and most recently in his role at Elevated. CARA appointed Andrew to lead a review of its governance policies and we greatly benefited from his expertise. Andrew developed several key policies and documents for CARA and I look forward to working with him again on future initiatives.
The Elevated team delivered an excellence competency framework and undertook assessment, validation interviews, and analysis with BPCA's Executive Board. The work established a sound governance framework on which the association can build. The initial work developed and delivered by Elevated still forms the basis of our governance assessment and board development process.
We engaged Andrew on a full review of our governance, which was over 10 years old and holding us back. After some searching discussions with the trustees and me, Andrew gave us the confidence to go forward with an entirely new set of documents that met our needs. Along with refresher training for trustees, this was a much needed review that we could not have undertaken on our own. Andrew's approach is raw and honest and really get to the heart of the issues.
The success of our governance review was founded on Andrew's ability to win the confidence of the Board from the very start, to ensure they understood what he was doing and why, and how it would help them to be more effective. It also helped that he was willing to adapt his approach to our circumstances, showing that his focus was on using his experience and knowledge to find the right solutions rather than taking a rigid and dogmatic approach.
Andrew very helpfully provided us with exactly what we needed: a thorough, well thought out scoping of options to help us through a governance exercise. We really appreciated Andrew's responsiveness and how well his approach addressed the questions we were asking.
From the very start I knew that Andrew understood my needs and those of the Association. He brings a wealth of evidence and reality to planning and discussion which helps make issues 'real' for colleagues. He can distil many issues and create appropriate plans of action. His enthusiasm is infectious and inspires other to want to be involved in the work.
The team at Elevated are proactive in identifying any issues that need to be addressed in a timely manner. They are incredibly helpful when it comes to navigating any problems that arise and are very easy to work with. They always exceed my expectations.
Membership bodies face challenging times but having Elevated provide a range of services to develop and support them is crucial. Having worked with Andrew for several years he, and the Elevated team, have an in-depth understanding of the sector and can really get to the heart of the issues associations face. It is great to know there are experts in your corner.
We engaged Elevated to review our governance and the role of the Board. In a pragmatic and positive way they were able to quickly comprehend both the needs of the organization and the role it plays in the wider industry. The interactions with our team are open, friendly, and very constructive and they gave us sound and robust advice on how to strengthen our adoption of modern governance.
Head of English Regions
We commissioned Elevated to develop our first ever Volunteer Strategy. This was an important piece of work to get right and their approach was spot on. Andrew's insights, particularly in terms of organisational culture and change management along with his communication skills and personality ensured everyone was 'bought into' the process we needed for the work to succeed.