For the last few years, News Corporation America has been engaging the Karrikins Group to transform the way its leaders think about their business, and the talent within it. From the creatives in the editing rooms of LA, to the Chairman himself in New York, the Karrikins Group has had a profound impact on this company.
– By Tiffany LaBanca, News Corp, Senior Vice President
Our company performance was lagging industry peers and we were in need of transformational thinking to change outcomes. The work Karrikins Group did with our executive team and our sales organization was instrumental in helping to shift our perspective and begin to think differently about our sales strategy, resourcing and opportunities we should pursue. The engagement catalyzed our organization to strategically grow culminating in company record fourth quarter sales 77% higher than the previous quarter. We have transformed the sales organization, positioned our company more appropriately as a solutions provider, and lifted all of our sales reps in the process.
– By Jim Buie, Senior VP Sales, Via West
Karrikins Group was the ideal partner for our Strategic Planning needs. Karrikins Group brings a positive, energetic and pragmatic approach to what can be a daunting task of strategic planning. Their unique approach and tools helped keep the team moving throughout the process. They helped us work through ideation and prioritization of opportunities and concepts that we can pursue to grow the company. Karrikins encouragement to include our entire team in defining the strategic plan was extremely valuable. It helped drive broader acceptance by the rest of our company when the prioritized initiatives were ultimately presented.
– By Karen Kemerling, President & Chief Operating Officer at Accruit
Karrikins Group has been an absolute wonderful partner, adjusting to our transitions and pivots along the way, and leading by example continuous learning and incorporation of each executive speaker's bridging learning points. Brilliant. Agile. Trusted. Confidant. Integrity. Inspiring. These are some of the attributes I use when describing your contribution to AT&T University and LwD, and beyond. Thank you for what you have brought us...it is corporate life changing for AT&T!
– By Ken Fenoglio, President, AT&T University
“Karrikins Group is the quintessential partner. They are simultaneously rigorous and creative, bringing the highest degree of professionalism to the project. They are confident, but humble enough to listen and partner. We couldn’t ask for a better partner on our journey to changing the lives of young Americans.”
– By Dr. Julie Heath, Director, Economics Center and Professor, Alpaugh Family Chair in Economics, University of Cincinnati
“We have worked with Karrikins Group to reframe our go to market thinking. Not only do they provide a fresh view on how to approach the ever changing market, they do it in such a way as to build buy in and excitement among our team. They are thorough, optimistic and effective. In my mind one of the best values in a consulting engagement we have had.”
– By Don Casey, CEO, Medical Segment, Cardinal Health
"I wanted to let you know that my team and those who’ve seen me grow throughout the years said that this morning’s keynote was the best I ever delivered. I can’t thank you enough for all of your coaching, support and encouragement. It made a difference. You made a difference in my life – my confidence and how I show up."
– By Jenna Ballestrino, HR Director, Microsoft
The team at Karrikins Group worked with us to develop strategies for improving the efficiency and overall performance of the State’s Court of Appeals, including methods for identifying and working through institutional issues. What we learned and accomplished in our session with Karrikins Group was beyond our collective imagination before we began. It was made possible by the Karrikins Group team’s commitment to the project, exhaustive preparation, comprehensive and insightful needs assessment, and extraordinary depth of knowledge about the workings of our Court. We have no doubt that we will benefit from our work with Karrikins Group for years to come as we strive to implement our strategies to better serve the institution and the people of our State.
– By Incoming Chief Judge, State-level Appellate Court
"They are a group of people that help you think forward. They encourage change and question current methods and frameworks for addressing the market. They help you think about your plans from a very different perspective because they bring knowledge of multiple industries to help solve problems creatively."
– By Eva Vyas, Founding Partner, Indigo440
Karrikins Group was engaged to help the CEOs and Board chairs of LCUC, an association of the largest 16 credit unions in Canada, create better alignment and decision making across the group. As an association of friendly, competing organizations, LCUC members were struggling to make collective decisions and drive the industry for the betterment of each organization and the communities we serve. The Karrikins Group team helped us break through and understand how we could identify issues, recognize where individuals stood, and work through barriers to commitment. The engagement fundamentally changed how we approach decision making as a group. The decision framework that Karrikins Group provided will serve as the foundation for how we collaborate and build agreements in the future as well as will be highly leveraged within each of our individual organizations. Karrikins Group has greatly enhanced our executive leadership and strategic decision making.
– By Tamara Vrooman, CEO Vancity