Testimonials

We work with businesses and communities, private and public, locally, nationally and internationally. Here is what some people have had to say about us - our individual practices, as well as through StrategyStory.

'State of the art thinking'

Kate Buell-Armstrong, founder of confused.com and The Admiral Group

'StrategyStory’s approach is refreshing and really resonated with my team when we were testing and refining our strategy. As we began to tell our stories we found, to our mutual surprise, we didn’t all know them; and if we don’t then why should we expect others to be better informed? We came away with new ideas, lots to think about and opportunities we might not have otherwise found.'

Neil Kermode, Managing Director,
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Limited

'Nothing Short of strategic brilliance'

Ian I Mitroff,
Professor Emeritus, University of Southern Carolina

'Kate brings many professional talents to the table but, most strikingly, she brings vision, clarity and strong organisational skills.'

Kaye Adams,
TV and Radio presenter

'StrategyStory has allowed us to involve and engage staff in developing our strategies. It is a dynamic and interactive way of communicating our strategy to all our stakeholders while listening to and including their voices.'

Dr Tracy Shimmield,
Co-Director, the Lyell Centre, British Geological Survey

'Kate brings sharp editorial focus and effective processes for aligning content and developing a team.'

George Boag, Chief Executive at Targeting Innovation Ltd,
Director of Digital Services at Skills Development Scotland.

'A strategy will only ever deliver value if it has generated a sense of ownership amongst those engaged in implementation. The StrategyStory process is one that guarantees this is achievable.  In capturing views of stakeholders delivered through audio and visual content we have been given the ability to capture imagination and belief in an entirely different way. Strategy Story deliver based on a unique understanding of the cultural values of rural people and businesses.'
Alison Milne, Co-Chair: National Council of Rural Advisers

'Donald exemplified that by gathering ideas and stories of our members and weaving them into a thread shows how the organisation can be made whole again.'

Marga Biller,
School of Graduate Education, Harvard University

 

'The StrategyStory team have a deep understanding of business and rural organisation in the Highlands and Islands and a refreshing respect for the power of ‘the story’. They have combined this knowledge and sense of place with high level strategic thinking and communication skills to create a unique and exciting new approach to business development. Their extensive experience, creative energy and pioneering outlook have made a vital contribution to the concept development and strategic progression of Ionad Hiort, the St Kilda Centre.'

Malcolm Maclean FRSA, Adviser to Ionad Hiort, the St Kilda Centre, Former Chair Of UNESCO Scotland and CEO of Proiseact Nan Ealain, the National Gaelic Arts Agency