Strategy Planning and Implementation

Strategy Planning and Implementation

Your team of trusted business advisors

Develop and execute a strategic plan that guides and focuses your organization to achieve and sustain results. 

Leveraging our business expertise, Stratford has helped
organizations like yours successfully navigate times of growth, reorganization and transformation for over ten years.

Combining years of expertise with an emphasis on strategy and execution, we work with your company to help you articulate and implement strategic and operational plans that drive results and accountability.

Jim Roche

Trusted and respected by leaders of growing organizations

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“Right from the beginning, the Stratford team expressed a desire to align with our goals. They balanced respect and professionalism with the confidence to challenge our assumptions and biases, including my own. The result was a stronger plan than I had expected, and a validation of our mission, vision and values.”

Why Stratford?

The teams we’ve supported through strategy implementation & development chose us because…


Methodologies, templates & frameworks


Executives who've been in your shoes

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of strategies developed & implemented
Help to operationalize

Lean in support to drive successful implementation

Implementation focus

Aligns your exec team and operating plans

Featured Strategic Development Tools

Discovery Business Assessment

Knowing where to focus your strategic efforts can be daunting. Here is a short assessment to help you identify the key drivers of your business value.

Implementing Your

Strategy typically fails during the implementation stage, that's why building in the capacity for continuous improvement is necessary in your planning process.


Employees must understand strategy in order to implement it. Here are three key steps to help you connect the dots between strategy and the day-to-day.

Our Approach

Stratford combines leading-edge tools with real-world experience to build strong and growing businesses. Following a comprehensive current state assessment and gap analysis, we’ll help you create a strategic business plan that guides and focuses your organization. With a strategy in place, we’ll then provide actionable and measurable plans that bring alignment throughout your entire organization, along with an operating rhythm to ensure effective implementation.

Strategy as a journey – tying it all together

Research and stakeholder input

Current state assessment and gap analysis.

Set desired future state

Develop and gain alignment on key strategic objectives

Strategic Plan Alignment

Develop, articulate, and finalize strategic plan initiatives

Operationalize the plan

Define tactics to ensure success and supports follow up efforts

Quarterly accountability Reviews

Follow up on strategy implementation success.

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“We were very satisfied with how [Stratford] lead EORLA through the development of a strategic plan. Stratford's team mix was excellent, they brought in the strengths we needed at the right time.”
Stratford Strategic Planning Framework

Strategy as a journey - tying it all together

Stratford offers a number of customized solutions for strategy development and implementation. If you need to optimize your business processes and develop scalable new business models to improve your organizational effectiveness and achieve stronger financial results, we’re here for you. 

Strategy Development & Implementation Solutions

  • Strategy facilitation
  • Executive retreat facilitation
  • Strategic and operating plan development
  • Balanced scorecard and key performance indicators (KPI) development
  • Implementation frameworks
  • Accountability reviews

Strategy Resources

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Strategy Execution and Culture

Tackling Amorphous Barriers The Unwritten Rules of Strategy Execution & Culture Culture is comprised of values, beliefs, and practices that are both declared and tacitly shared but are often not

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From OK to OKR

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