We help our clients build the organizational capacity to achieve their strategic goals and objectives through removing business obstacles and leveraging their internal assets.  Our work and reputation is built on fundamental values and principles that guide our efforts.

Our Core Values

  • We just don’t consult we truly care about our clients and their outcomes
  • We are committed to on-going learning and best practice thinking
  • Our job is to enable our clients to be successful not just have successful outcomes
  • We resist cookie cutter solutions and instead try to tailor our engagements to meet each client’s individual needs
  • We respect and leverage our client’s strengths and resist a “deficit consulting” mindset that focuses only on identifying and fixing what’s broken
  • We stay focused on what we were hired to do rather than always looking for additional work
  • We are consulting generalists not subject matter experts and know when the latter is called for and refer our clients accordingly


Our Advisory Role

  • We advise you on the best course of action for your organization
  • We coach the leadership of your organization to maximize its effectiveness
  • We design customized solutions around our practice areas of focus that fit your specific project needs
  • We facilitate dialogue and discussion amongst your senior team to enhance their collective performance
  • We research industry standards and best practices to provide objective feedback
  • We train your management and leadership teams to broaden their knowledge of targeted subject areas.


Core Purpose and Personal Priorities

Several years ago Ed spent considerable time thinking through his core purpose and personal priorities.  His goal is to use this information to help him live his life in alignment with what is most important to him personally and professionally.  The work of Capacity Building Solutions is built firmly upon this foundation. 

Core Purpose: To be a force for good, vessel for positive change and conduit of love and support

Personal Priorities:

  • To do work that I am passionate about and can also do well
  • To create an environment where my children thrive and realize their potential
  • To be a loving father/partner/sibling/son/friend especially when it isn’t easy of convenient
  • To help other leaders who strive to make a positive difference achieve their dreams/aspirations
  • To never forget to have fun, explore my non-work passions and enjoy people
  • To translate my views/opinions to a larger audience and engage people in a thoughtful and useful dialogue
  • To stand up for the things I care about; be the change I want to see in the world