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Our expertise helps you to create strategic culture change through customized, successful solutions to your complex business issues, in all economic sectors, through:
  • strategic leadership

  • strategic planning and execution

  • organizational transformation

  • employee engagement



Summit Advisors' President recently returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Kingston, Jamaica where he was consulting with companies on strategic planning. He also conducted various three-day management workshops for companies on Executive Leadership and Improving Managerial Skills. He will be returning to Argentina and San Paulo, Brazil in a few months.

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Strategic Planning

It’s that time of year to begin reviewing your strategic plan. If you have not yet developed a strategic plan, now is the time to commit.

Below are five questions to consider, developed by Peter Drucker, as an effective way to begin strategic planning.

1. What is your mission? Why does your organization exist in the first place? What are you trying to accomplish for your customers?

2. Who are your customers? Describe the organization you wish to satisfy with your actions.

3. What does your customer value? What is it that you do especially well that you are uniquely suited to provide to your customers? How can you exceed the standards set by your competition?

4.What results are you trying to accomplish? How do you measure success?

5. What is your plan? How do you go about satisfying your customers and getting the results that are most important?

Summit Advisors can help facilitate your strategic planning process.

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These actual comments describing Jack Pratt are from managers  and executives attending recent training workshops/seminars. Names and companies will be provided at our first meeting.

"Pratt is one of the most impressive speakers I have ever had the opportunity to hear. Tremendous form in teaching that I feel will truly benefit me with my everyday management practices."

"Pratt is one of the most impressive speakers I have ever had the opportunity to hear. Tremendous form in teaching that I feel will truly benefit me with my everyday management practices."

"..Jack Pratt is a tremendous teacher and leader!"

Not once was I ever bored in your class - that says a lot for a 3 day training, ... You really helped us see through the eyes of an executive and went well"

"...a tremendously informative and absolutely delightful Executive Leadership class. My expectations were exceeded, and I came away with a ton of ideas how to move myself into the next phase of my career."

"... tremendous, content packed seminar. Your presentation kept me on the edge of my seat for three full days and will impact my work for many years."

"... I appreciated your knowledge and the class itself. I thought you were an absolutely fantastic teacher! Your anecdotes and experience really drove home a lot of the points.... Already, I have made use of some of the tools from the class and , I have to admit, I may be impressing people. I hope you will continue to find time in your busy schedule to teach..."

"..made me feel comfortable. This is by far the best seminar I have ever attended"

"Mr. Pratt has an excellent background in management and a genuine concern to pass it on to others."

"Dynamic, experienced speaker who does an excellent job of maintaining class attention and interest."

"This is the most influential seminar I have attended."

"I recently took a leadership training course from Jack and it was so good that I have already suggested that 5 of my direct reports attend his next class."  (Company President)

"I was extremely impressed with the level of dedication Mr. Pratt had toward the subject material. More importantly, because of this seminar, our company will excel in our industry."

"Great teacher!"

"I appreciated the enthusiastic direct approach!"

"..knowledgeable and very pleasant, I really enjoyed listening to him speak."

"Jack was extremely knowledgeable and very motivational"

"He adapted the class to meet our specific needs and stayed after class to address individual concerns."

"Jack was a very informative inspirational speaker, the detail given was very practical and easily adaptable to my office."

"Mr. Pratt was excellent, he has a lot to offer any prospective manager. He should be utilized in other classes as well."

"One of the best seminars I have ever attended. Mr. Pratt is an outstanding facilitator."

"Best informative, interactive, team building seminar I have ever attended."

"I came to this seminar a bit apprehensive . Jack did an excellent job of being concise, human, giving great tools and insight. Great seminar, this should be required for all managers; Jack was outstanding, entertaining and educating."

"Very effective mode of instruction."

"Excellent perception of material."

"Great explanations of material."

"I hope to attend other seminars by Jack, I'm motivated and the wheels are already turning on new ideas."

"Jack does a great job of bringing course content into real life reality."

"This was absolutely the best seminar I have ever attended. Very eye opening, I found out that what I thought were my weaknesses were actually my strengths, and my strengths were my weaknesses."

"This was the first seminar I have ever been to where I wasn't in a rush for it to get done. Excellent!!"

"Outstanding content and delivery."

"It's obvious that this "teacher" has a true love and devotion to others happiness and success with their careers."

"Well done Jack! Your personal experience sharing added a great depth to this course."

"Jack did an excellent job of moving the discussions along - allowing time for questions and keeping the attendees interest."

"Speaker was excellent! Jack added much value to the seminar with his extensive experience."

"Jack was excellent as usual!"

"Mr. Pratt's delivery was honest and sincere. I don't feel for a moment that he wasn't enjoying what he was doing. He is enthusiastic with his interactions with the class."

"What a well prepared speaker. He has a well rounded knowledge of a wide variety of industries and situations. Excellent at keeping the attention of the students on the subject of discussion. All of my supervisors and managers should attend Jack's class."

"He is very delightful and easy to understand."

"He can really make you open your eyes and see what you have to improve."

"Provided a clean guideline to improve managerial skills."

"Excellent presentation given by Jack. Addressed everyone's questions and was always accessible during and after class."

"Excellent leader - Great motivator - I would go to war with him as a leader."

"Jack is an excellent teacher, person, and mentor."