What I do
My mission is to help you get more impact and higher rewards from what you know and do best.
That means you earn more money.
It means you get to feel even better about what you contribute to the world.
It also means you are gaining more freedom to create new ideas, visions, and adventures.
As your Thinking Partner, you can count on complete confidentiality.
- Unbiased listening
- Sounding board
- Fresh eyes
- Opportunity realization
- Leadership excellence
- Agile thinking
- Organizational leverage
- Accelerated results
I bring 20+ years of experience in C-level leadership, a Ph.D. in science, a strong analytical mind, and business turnaround successes. I am also a certified executive coach, trained in Harvard breakthrough methods. Above all, I am devoted to you reaching your goals!
We document your expertise for:
- Efficient onboarding
- Reduced brain drain
- Improved processes
- Seemless delegation
- Enhanced efficiency
- Accelerated growth/scaling-up
- Increased business value
- More market impact
- Make intangible expertise tangible
I am an expert at capturing and systemizing expertise. My proven Brilliance Extraction System gets fast results. I do this without bogging down you or your staff.
Intangible expertise becomes transferrable and trainable. You now have a durable and valuable asset.
We create courses and company academies with and for you.
- Onboarding new employees
- Training your team
- Improving processes
- Educating prospects
- Supporting customers
- Selling your expertise online
- Make intangible expertise available
Our academy offers business and leadership courses, workshops, and coaching for subject matter experts who are leaders. As a "recovering Ph.D. chemist" I am familiar with the dilemma of being a subject matter expert and learning other skills when taking on business and leadership responsibilities.
Brands we work with:
Need a Thinking Partner?
When others recommend me to their friends they often say that I am wicked smart. They say that I have helped them think through something quickly and that they have gotten a great result. They also say that I really want to help - and that I did help them.
Do you want a fresh perspective, and have someone on your side to help you think through a situation, a plan, or a vision? The first call/ Zoom meeting is absolutely free, and we can see whether I can help you.
After turning around several companies successfully, I was asked to write about how we did it. It was a bigger task than I thought!
Two practical, quick-to-read Top-Notch CEO Guides were published as a result:
- Volume 1: "101 Quick Tips for High-Talent Companies" (expertise-driven companies)
- Volume 2: "101 Quick Tips for ESOP Leaders" (leaders of employee-owned companies)
These books are a great stand-alone read, and they are even better when digested and applied in a small circle of your peers, guided by Dr. Stephie.
Get your printed copy on Amazon or the eBook version here.
I have found that once or twice in a decade, if I'm lucky, I'll walk away from a discussion that has the potential to impact the way I live my life. Sometimes the potential is to impact the overall happiness of others or me; sometimes it is the potential to impact my career. The word "profound" comes to mind following one of these rare discussions. I just had one of these discussions with Stephie; this one has the potential to impact both others' and my own overall happiness and my career.
Jon MacDonald, Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Dr. Stephie Althouse started out her career as a Ph.D. chemist, award-winning scientist, and innovator. She became a group leader heading up her own research area and then got intensely passionate about learning what it takes to successfully commercialize innovation.
MIT Technology Review Magazine recognized her as 1 of the 100 most promising young innovators under the age of 35. She also won two coveted "Small Business InnoResearch Research" Awards.
Driving to succeed in her career and for her innovations to make a tangible difference in the world, she searched for courses on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, and business. She absorbed this knowledge and applied it to the innovations her research group was developing.
In 2005, Dr. Stephie Althouse (she goes by "Dr. Stephie) quit her job as a scientist and started her own company.