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Player

Thinking Player

For Small- and medium-sized Teams at all stages.

Teaming is complex when you want 1+1>2.

You’re looking for rigour and creative discipline to uncover the exponential value of your team to enter new spaces, scale your culture and build something that lasts.

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+1 Player. ×10 Possibilities. aⁿ Impact.

As a Thinking Player docking to your existing or emergent Team, I inject not only new ways of working but the strategic rigour to forge the path ahead with new ways of coordinating, disparate expertise and an appetite for experimentation.

The 1st call and alignment workshop are free. After that, fees depend on your commitments and circumstances.

While no partnership is standardised, you may have a specific aim that requires a more prescribed journey.

If you are in need of Skills Investment, Venture Building or a Fractional Executive, get in touch to discuss options.

Bring your own relevancy.

No two sessions are the same. Nor are the days you make Change happen. Here are briefs for sessions I've run in the last year:

Scaling your culture in tandem

How we nurture the great things about our company as we scale?

Designing future roles

We're in the middle of repositioning our company. How do we think better about the roles that don't exist yet?

Developing bench strength and succession

I'm looking to retire soon and I'm worried about attrition of our best people and the future.

Developing new ways of working

We had a real shock during the pandemic in switching modalities. How do we make distributed really work for us?

Assembling a values-aligned board of directors

Our board feels really unbalanced and we'd like to have a better representation of skillsets and profile.

Communicating value to your stakeholders

Our clients don't fully understand what we can do for them from sales to our engagements. What can we do?

Balancing competencies

We've grown so fast and we're a little stuck in our old ways, overindexing on one part of the business to the detriment of others.

Transitions to new models

We've tried loads of different things this past year and it's hard to tell what's working.

Navigating a merger, acquisition or reorg

We're under pressure to make Change work but we're barely able to think about it.

Dynamic. Accelerated. Impact.

Here are the kind words of the amazing people I've teamed up with:

Veronica
Faiz is very analytical, trying to approach any new issue from a fresh and objective point of view, but at the same time he is able to read into people's dynamics and integrate such learning into the delivery.
Steve Guest
I’ve found his anecdotes and alternative view on the world make the team think outside the box. Sometimes it is far to easy to just plough ahead without considering are we doing the right thing today for the client.
Nate Gerber
Faiz's ability to cultivate the critical insight, sharp critique, intellectual humility and psychological safety required for change is remarkable.
Maria
Faiz is a great team player, always with good spirit and mood, listening patiently to everyone’s concerns and complaints. He stepped up every time the team needed him, not only solving the problems but always empowering other members in the solution finding process.
Jonas Wullrich
Faiz stood out by bringing his broad experience and by helping others to question the unquestioned and to grow both personally and professionally.
John Chiu
I have never worked with anyone as dedicated to making businesses succeed with specific attention to relationships and mentorship in the workplace. He had an immediate, and lasting, impact on me and our team.
Joel
Faiz has been integral to driving our strategic progress, and also to our cohesion and development as a team. He supports colleagues with mentoring, considers their wellbeing at all times, and has also organised rewarding social activities that have helped to maintain morale during the long months of lockdown.
Jade Deschenaux
Faiz is one of the best leaders I have worked with, and he always knew how to motivate people to learn and perform at their best. His patience, humility, creative mind, and business acumen made him the one to go to for advice, help and support.
Howard Tam 譚德
Faiz helped us clarify in a few months what we had been struggling to do for years. His kindness and patience are among his greatest qualities – never will you meet such a powerful, yet gentle soul with a big heart for building a better world.
Daisy
He is more than willing to share his ideas and coach his team members in an open, growth mindset to take the team to a higher level.

Specimen Pricing

You decide how often you need support, and we'll build our agreement that way.weekly./fortnightly etc

Everyone's circumstances are different. So are the breadth of options to fund working together. If you don't fit any of these categories exactly – don’t panic – we can come up with something that works for all of us. The price of the service will reflect your desired outcome, ambition and transformation. Please use the ranges below as a guide.

Not-for-profit

Leaders who are working on non-commercial propositions.

Pay-what-you-can Agreed by discussion.

Bootstrapped

Entrepreneurs and self-starters that are mostly self-funded.

$3,250/mo Additional fees apply for more than 5 participants.

Venture-funded

Startups and teams that are past Series A funding.

$7,500/mo Additional fees apply for more than 5 participants.

Enterprise

Corporates, VCs or Medium-sized businesses >$15MM/yr AR.

$12,500/mo Additional fees apply for more than 5 participants.

The 1st call and alignment workshop are free. After that, fees depend on your commitments and circumstances.

While no partnership is standardised, you may have a specific aim that requires a more prescribed journey.

If you are in need of Skills Investment, Venture Building or a Fractional Executive, get in touch to discuss options.

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