"Given the increasing complexity of the higher education market, the success of the workforce depends on shifting the focus away from static jobs in a rigid organization to a talented workforce in an agile, flexible and strategically responsive organization. Axiom Consulting Partners helps organizations create a robust and usable competency-based program by getting to know the culture and guiding the articulation of capabilities and behaviors necessary to achieve their goals. DePaul’s Division of Enrollment Management and Marketing is moving in this direction in more than 20 departments comprised of about 275 employees. We are so pleased with the progress we have made that we continue to engage Axiom in other division projects."
"Axiom have carried out a number of assignments with Invensys based on a series of internal recommendations. We have particularly valued their ability to integrate effectively with our work teams and to quickly produce practical solutions that have enabled a step change in our capabilities. They work hard, keep a refreshing control on costs, and are incredibly flexible in meeting the demands of a global business. They produce high quality outcomes that don’t require the rework of some consultants who often don’t get it first time round. What also helps is that we enjoy working with their consultants. They are good people who have worked in industry and understand our challenges."
"Shockproof reinforces what I have believed for many years. No company can be resilient, adaptive and achieve its objectives unless effective talent management processes are in place to ensure a steady supply of the right talent, at the right time to execute the strategy."
"M3 Capital Partners brought in Axiom shortly after our founding to help us develop approaches to human capital on par with the guiding principles and best practices of well-managed global firms operating in the financial services sector. Our goal is to recruit top talent, set clear expectations, measure performance and fit, and provide constructive feedback to optimize the contributions of our people. We have worked with Axiom for over 5 years and, from the onset, they have exceeded our high expectations and earned a place as one of our most trusted advisors."
"When we were looking to develop a more robust program to reward our key leaders for the growth and success of our business, we chose Axiom to partner with us. The Axiom team thoroughly assessed our culture and guiding principles, and worked with us to develop a clear and concise incentive program that reinforces our execution-oriented and performance-based business. They delivered a top-notch product, on time and on budget that works for our business. I look forward to another opportunity to engage the Axiom team."
"An essential read for leaders in professional services. An insightful guide for designing an enduring business."
"This book is a must if you find your organization in the midst of complex challenges to remain innovative and relevant for the future. Shockproof offers a proven approach to success that is presented with clarity, practicality and illuminating insight to transform your organization and the talent within."
"We are happy we chose Axiom Consulting Partners to help us develop the Association of Corporate Counsel’s new strategic plan. The Axiom team has demonstrated a disciplined (and flexible) approach, creativity and a real interest in understanding what makes us unique and successful. Their international reach and implementation orientation began creating value well in advance of our project’s completion."
"Our relationship with Axiom has been a true partnership. They don't tell us what we want to hear. They remain objective, truthful and honest and are willing to challenge us. The team has been incredibly responsive. They share our intellectual curiosity and the passion for our work. Plus, it's really clear that they enjoy what they do, which is solving problems. There's a huge transformational quality to the nature of their work. They have work at both the strategic and implementation levels to affect the kind of change we've envisioned and have set us on a path of transformation that The Ounce of Prevention Fund is still following today."
"Axiom doesn't just consult; they partner. They invest to understand before they act to solve both the problem you knew you had as well as the ones lurking beyond your immediate consciousness. Their people see through the immediate challenge and help you focus on the longer term strategic opportunity. They are the rarest of partners who seek first to serve rather than to promote."
"The concepts in Leading Firms provide an exceptional roadmap to business success."
"I found the greatest attribute Axiom brought to the table was a willingness to roll up their sleeves and become full-fledged working members of our team. Throughout the process Don, Garrett, and Donncha built credibility and trust by leveraging their insight from prior experience with our company and developed relationships with me and my team that grew stronger even as the work grew more challenging. This happened quite naturally over the course of our engagement and was invaluable as we entered the challenging territory of organizational re-design which not only affected the entire business but also the roles and responsibilities of the leadership sitting around the table."
"Leading Firms both validates the challenges of running a modern-day professional services firm and provides pragmatic, thoughtful and essential strategies for dissecting those issues and maximizing long-term competitive advantage."
"Axiom supported Crown Imports with our first major sales organizational redesign in over 10 years. The Axiom Team we worked with challenged our senior sales leadership group to find new perspectives on our business, to think differently about an industry we had all been a part of for years. And it worked. In the two years since the organizational redesign Crown Imports has outperformed the industry and our segment by delivering a greater focus to our most strategic customers"
I have had the privilege of working closely with Axiom’s Marc Timmerman over the last two years on the creation and delivery of a European leadership development program. During this time I have found Marc to be extremely professional in his work where he effectively engages others with his passion for what he does. He brings to the table a huge depth of knowledge and experience in the area of talent management and development. He is highly credible and immediately gains respect and attention from his audience. For me, Marc is both inspirational and thought provoking and I place high value on his counsel. He is highly influential with leaders, helping them to view and approach talent development differently and to value the differences between men and women in leadership. It has and continues to be my great pleasure to work with Marc and to gain from his expertise and vision. Without question I would recommend Marc to any organisation/company wishing to develop talent in a more lasting and effective way."