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Oliver Wyman is a global consulting firm that is a leader with selected industries. Innovative Thought has worked with Oliver Wyman to help develop the skills of their support function as part of a significant organizational reorganization for both their consultants and support professionals. Innovative Thought partnered with key stakeholders to develop and deliver an extremely successful global management program for their support managers. Oliver Wyman continues to partner with Innovative Thought to develop the curriculum for their support professionals.

Big Heart Pet is a leader in the Pet Food and Snack category, with many iconic brands such as Milk Bone and 9Lives. Innovative Thought has worked with Big Heart Pet in leadership and management development as well as in the area of innovation and recruiting. Innovative Thought has created specific innovation recruiting processes and assessments and has helped manage the recruiting process.

NERA is an international economic consulting firm that employs some of the leading thinkers in the economic world.  Of NERA’s senior and middle managers almost all have earned a PhD from  prestigious Universities and are seen as being on the cutting edge of their research.  NERA has faced the challenge of creating a management culture that maximizes the potential of their teams.  Innovative Thought provides support in the formulation of a management development program through assessment, advice, consulting, training and coaching.  Innovative Thought has created unique training programs in management skills, feedback, professional skills, project management and network and relationship building.  In addition, Innovative Thought has provided executive coaching to a number of senior executives within NERA.

Innovative Thought has worked with Delmonte Foods to enhance their innovation process for new product development.  Delmonte Foods is driving growth through the creation of new products based on their world-class brands. Innovative Thought has worked with leaders of the Delmonte Innovation team to enhance their ability to develop creativity within their teams and to become leaders of innovation within the organization.  Innovative Thought works with the leaders of their innovative process to identify ways to drive growth and development in a creative and effective way.  When appropriate, Innovative Thought provides creative thinkers to participate in their innovation process.

Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) is an independent, investor-owned company providing energy and energy-related services to customers in Vermont.  Innovative Thought worked with CVPS as they reorganized their Information Technology department and created the role of business analyst.  Typically, IT organizations are filled with experts that have a combination of unique  skills. These same experts often find change difficult and daunting.  Innovative Thought provided advice, training and coaching to support the new organizational structure and to develop a new culture to enhance performance.

Example of other organizations that we have worked with:

  • Credit Suisse
  • General Motors
  • Grant Thornton
  • International Rugby Board
  • Learning Tree International
  • Penn State University
  • Raytheon
  • Teleflex
  • Thompson Corporation
  • True Position
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • US Army
  • US Marines
  • USA Rugby