Powerfully aligning your team

Organizations, and the teams that comprise them have to navigate ebbs and flows in stress. When teams thrive through the stressful periods, they significantly enhance the likelihood of organizational success.

Sometimes the stress is driven by internal factors; more often it is the consequence of environmental pressure. Some argue that the frequency of these stressful peaks is increasing as the pace of life quickens. Some stressors bring defining moments to organizations, forcing a bifurcation in their strategic timeline that leads to either triumph or disaster.

The good thing is that teams seldom encounter a unique, novel pressure. Somebody somewhere has experienced or is experiencing the same pressure. It may surprise you that nature is doing this all the time. In an ocean near you, or distant tundra, or a tropical jungle there is a species that has successfully navigated the same challenge that you’re facing. There is an ecosystem facing the same stress that your organization or team is wrestling with today. In nature, these events are known as selective pressures, and depending on the response of each species, there are winners and losers. We will help you and your team to learn from these natural examples.

We follow a carefully structured methodology to ensure your success:


First, we listen intently to your description of your circumstances, your challenges, your goals and aspirations, and we interview, key team members so we have a comprehensive view of your context and opportunity.


Next, we work with leading natural scientists to find a species or ecosystem that closely matches your situation.


Then, we work closely with you and the scientific expert as we identify the key insights specific to the species or ecosystem that match your strategic intentions.


Finally, we implement. With you as the clearly visible lead, we integrate the scientific model into your team or business. The species or ecosystem becomes a parallel and safe mirror for self-scrutiny, an elegant and engaging icon around which you will rally your team.

I implemented the first BioSimilars Program almost 20 years ago. I still receive feedback from members of the team reminding me of their learning and fun, and more importantly the success they achieved. What surprised and delighted me was the reciprocal learning. The scientist, a world leading carnivore expert, was astounded by the close parallels between the social structure and behavioral traits of his species and the current business context; making his research so much more relevant and valuable. Both parties won big!