STAN: David, could you give me a brief overview of your company, “Fearless Revival”? Why did you form Fearless Revival?
DAVID: I saw a number of trends that indicated that certain consulting firms were causing harm to people, companies and society. After studying the history of consulting, I saw that the consulting industry had deviated from the original purpose, value proposition and value delivery. I saw a need for senior executives to have a better alternative.
STAN: What differentiates your brand of strategic advisory services? How are you different from all those other strategy consulting firms out there?
DAVID: Fearless Revival encourages people to challenge assumptions and receive the best consulting possible. Doing that delivers consulting services that can make executives’ lives better and can make them feel that there is hope for a new way forward. Executives can then take actions to create a different or better future once they recognize the root cause issues and discover how to address them.
STAN: How did you gain the experience to be a knowledgeable strategic advisor?
DAVID: I did work in startups and digital marketing strategy. I kept seeing examples where the business strategy, digital marketing, technology and organizational resources were not aligned and not high performing. In one situation working directly with a company president, I altered marketing strategy and improved business performance around 600 basis points. Earlier in my career, I worked for BlackRock during the 80 to 800 person hyper-growth phase. BlackRock taught me about workforce transformation in a live environment.
STAN: What would you consider ideal situations where you can make a significant difference for people?
DAVID: My favorite situations are the ones where there is a sense of urgency about symptoms that need to be translated to the proper root cause issues for immediate action. The situation could involve a new CEO, CXO or one or more board members, a competitor taking market share, a business model or profitability challenge, a disagreement between executives about major issues and/or unexpected crises.
STAN: Who are your primary influences?
DAVID: My former teammates at BlackRock. They include historic people that I call posthumous business influencers as I researched thousands of books and articles. They include people who invented entire fields like Russell Ackoff for systems thinking, Chris Argyris for organizational behavior, W. Edwards Deming for quality, Peter F. Drucker for management and Warren G. Bennis for leadership. Others include inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs such as Thomas Alva Edison, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Marshall Field, Elmer Wheeler and Gustavus Franklin Swift.
STAN: Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself or Fearless Revival?
DAVID: Fearless Revival can bring certainty in an uncertain world. Consulting projects don’t have to be open-ended. Rapid results are possible when you challenge assumptions and question priorities about organizational structures and talent. We want you to explore and obtain a better future.
STAN: What is the best way for a potential client to learn more about your expertise and get ahold of you?
DAVID: Interested parties may learn more about our unique service philosophy on the Fearless Revival website at http://fearlessrevival.com/. Please call us at +1(520)223-4808 or fill out our contact form.