Author: Stephanie Kusibab

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Stephanie Kusibab is an accomplished and versatile strategy consultant with more than twenty years’ experience delivering programs that accelerate growth and drive mission impact. Through broad business experience and perspective, she quickly understands and assesses a situation to identify growth opportunities across industries and professions. Stephanie believes the most powerful ideas come from bringing people together. Through deliberate, structured interactions digitally and in-person, she helps organizations tackle high-stakes conversations, mine diverse perspectives, generate new ideas, build stronger teams, and understand market opportunities. Stephanie and her team at Essentiam assist client organizations in defining their future through strategic planning, mission and vision creation, market analysis, leadership development, identification of new business opportunities, new product development initiatives and strategy coaching.


Finding focus in the midst of uncertainty

In these unsettling times, refocusing on the future is both difficult and critical. Over the past few months, we have been forced to face crises head on. We’ve had to quickly adjust to working virtually, rethink in-person events, lead our teams and families through massive change, and acknowledge and internalize the racial inequalities that persist […]


How to hold a strategic planning session virtually

Replacing that one- or two-day in-person strategy session with a virtual process may seem far fetched. But it is possible. And, not just possible, but practical.  With modern technology and a good facilitation plan, you can still bring people together to think strategically and co-create for the future. In fact, in this uncertain environment, strategy […]


5 reasons your 2020 plan might fail

As we head into the new year, each of us has a set of organizational priorities for 2020. For your association, those priorities may be guided by a strategic plan and related formal work plan, or they may simply be a list of important deliverables you’ve jotted down based on your experience. Either way, successfully […]