Flare Consulting is me, Alastair Mills-McEwan. I'm an Ottawa-based management consultant specializing in operational performance improvement and business transformation using a low-cost / high-value added approach.
32 years management consulting experience with global and niche firms.Broad experience of transformative change in the private sector, public sector, high-growth middle market, and professional firms.
No affiliations with other vendors, no software or other services to sell.I provide best advice and help you to implement it.
How do I deliver superior value compared with many other management consulting firms?Simple: High-impact Consulting means focusing you and your team on delivery, with targeted interventions from me, and NOT using expensive consulting resources to do things better left to your team.
Some facts about me
I specialize in working with clients to deliver sustainable performance improvements through the re-alignment of people, processes and technology, and the effective management of business transformation through projects.
I have substantial experience of helping major clients achieve cost leadership and business advantage through the development and implementation of new operational strategies. As an experienced project and program manager, I’m well placed to ensure that the solutions I co-develop with my clients are practical and implementable not sterile, textbook approaches.
I’m also a certified Project Manager, a visiting speaker for the University of Ottawa’s Executive MBA Program and a member of the Advisory Board for an international business.
My experience, both here and internationally, includes work for well-known organizations such as:
From an original background in software development, I’ve since held senior positions with Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young Management Consultants and a smaller, niche business and technology consultancy which specialized in financial services.
My roles have included responsibilities for sales and business development, client management, product and service development, project delivery, coaching and mentoring.
I bring over 30 years experience to bear on client problems and my reputation is for practicality, objectivity and integrity.
High-impact Consulting uses my 32 years of experience and passion for business improvement to help you and your team solve your problem and achieve your goals
Value from the use of management consultants can decline exponentially over time. Too often the consultant becomes “part of the furniture”, losing their objectivity and accepting, rather than challenging, the status quo. It creates a dependency culture where external consultants are doing things that would be better left to in-house staff.High-impact consulting avoids this – it comprises focused interventions where the value is highest, delivering value in days, not months.
A one-day, focused and intensive consultation with you, and maybe members of your team, to identify the key problem areas that matter to you in your business or operations.
Co-development of a concise action plan for you and your team to address the priority topics.
Robust, independent challenge to help keep you and your team focused, energised and delivering: identifying blockages, not avoiding risk but managing it.
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I'm always keen to hear from people with difficult problems or interesting projects, so drop me an email and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.