KWA Transitional Leadership

For KWA construction, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft worked with the owner to prepare and finally transfer leadership to the younger generation.  The preparation took place over two to three years and involved several discussions to overcome a variety of issues to ready the owner to give up responsibilities and the younger generation to take them on.  Over several years, …

Global 15 law firm

For a Global 15 law firm, over three years, Conbrio designed and delivered a comprehensive leadership development program, including individual assessments of participants, development of a leadership model, team development, scenario and strategic planning, idea innovation for thriving in each of the scenarios, sales process and training to pursue work in teams, storyboarding and presentations.  Participants were young partners in …

Austin Industries

For several individuals in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including some participating in a leadership development program at Austin Industries, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft has provided executive coaching. Those he coaches generally fall into two categories.  First, people in their 30s, who’ve achieved success through their technical abilities.  Their challenge is to pivot to effective leadership and management.  But …

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

For dozens of successful Pricewaterhouse Coopers projects, Conbrio Principal Bill Bancroft provided a range of services, including strategy and facilitation, to partners, including the firm’s Senior Partner, pursuing the audits, tax or special work at Fortune 500 companies.  Conbrio worked with teams in all-day goal-setting sessions and in one-on-one meetings to plot strategy and draw implementation plans.  Conbrio Principal Bill Bancroft orchestrated more …

Consumer Products Company

For an Arlington, Texas-based consumer products company integrating eight recently acquired companies, Conbrio led a project to decide the merged company’s values. Conbrio led sessions where each of the acquired companies reviewed their histories and the genesis of their values, then suggested which values to keep in the merged company. The sessions were especially difficult because of hard feelings generated during the …

The Staubach Company

For The Staubach Company, before it was acquired by JLL, Conbrio designed and led a project to bring Staubach closer to DTZ, its partner in Europe and Asia.  The project culminated in a three-day, café-style meeting where 80 people sitting at small tables each equipped with a computer mulled over a series of questions and then answered them on the computer …

Jones, Lang, LaSalle (JLL) & Stratford Land

For  JLL and Stratford Land, two national real estate companies in the private sector, Conbrio designed and led scenario planning projects. One was to stress-test the company’s current strategy; the other was to find new offerings the company might add to its services list. In both instances, the Conbrio team guided participants in interacting with leading experts it had invited from …

KWA Culture

It’s said culture eats strategy for breakfast every day of the week.  And that culture is one of three things for which top leaders in organizations are most responsible.  The others are strategic direction and succession planning.  For KWA Construction, a Dallas-based company specializing in apartment construction, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft, certified in a Human Synergistics’ Organizational Culture Inventory …

Financial Planning and Investment Advisory Company

For the client advisory board of a financial planning and investment advisory company, Conbrio designed and led several meetings.  Financial planning and investment advisory is an extremely competitive sector with little opportunity to differentiate service. Using processes and tools for facilitated focus groups, Conbrio led client advisors through several exercises revealing how the company could differentiate itself in the market …