Strategic Planning

  • Anyone interested in producing a serious strategic plan that will provide a roadmap to their future as they determine it, one that is honest in its process and useful in its purpose, one that is accomplished with integrity and requires an intensive work ethic and is not afraid of honest analysis so long as it points to their highest aspirations, I would recommend you consider SoLVE KC and Aviva Ajmera.
    Jeffrey J. Bentley
    Executive Director, Kansas City Ballet
  • Embarking upon our strategic plan required the artful combination of both heart and rigor. Informing our process was the inclusion, collaboration and insights from varied constituents. Thanks to the guidance of Aviva and Teddi, who brought energy, heart and rigor, we have a clear path forward to make an audacious impact.  
    Bernard Huff
    Owner and CEO, Hantover, Inc.
  • SoLVE KC provided a whole new level of strategic planning and thinking to reStart! They have a very strong process that really helps your organization and team to dive very deep into who you really are, where you really want to go and then build a solid plan to get there! SoLVE KC is a very collaborative, they were not just a consultant, they were part of the reStart team. Their level of investment in our plan and process had a positive impact on the level of commitment and investment from our team. Though the work was challenging, SoLVE KC came to the table everyday with the energy and enthusiasm to get the team motivated and to see the big picture plan and possibilities of impact for reStart! As the CEO, I really felt like I could be involved in the process and think big with my team. I knew I could count on SoLVE KC to lead the process. They really understood what we wanted to accomplish and gave 110% every time!
    Stephanie Boyer
    CEO, reStart
  • SoLVE KC helped our organization create a strategic plan that we built together, own and understand how to implement. To do, so they spent significant time with our leadership, Board of Directors, staff and key community leaders and influencers. SoLVE KC helped us create an enhanced vision & mission. They navigated and cut through our red tape. They encouraged our ambition while ensuring we would hold ourselves accountable for the work to be done. We are a better organization for their talents.
    Dan Carroll
    Board Chair, Community LINC, CEO, Founder, AdPredictive
  • I had the pleasure of working on a strategic planning team led by Aviva. I can't say enough good things about her leadership throughout the entire process. Aviva was organized, thorough, clear/concise, strategic and tactical as needed, task and results oriented, guided the work appropriately and all of this ultimately ended in the creation of a strong multi year plan for the organization/board that I currently serve as board chair. Thanks Aviva for helping us to reshape/redefine our future along with plans for getting there.
    Debbie Ballard
    Board Chair Central Exchange, President & Executive Director, Spirit Foundation

Board of Directors

  • I learned about SoLVE KC from a colleague and invited Aviva to work with my board of directors at our annual retreat. We were a couple of years into our existing strategic plan and were accomplishing our strategic priorities, so I wanted the board to start thinking about what was next. Aviva led the board in an engaging and collaborative workshop that resulted in a clear direction and an action plan. She was organized, clear, and tactical in her approach and the resultant interaction and conversation was robust. Management and the board left that day saying it was one of the best retreats we have had. Thank you, Aviva and SoLVE KC!
    Bruce Jones
    CEO, LCPS Management
  • Aviva and Teddi worked their magic with the board to refine our historical mission statement that many of the board members struggled with, including both the meaning and reciting.  The result was a well-crafted revised mission statement that truly defines ACG and simply rolls off the tongue. I recall feeling awe struck that a 19 member board could arrive at consensus around a 13 word mission statement so efficiently.
    Bill Conway
    Chair, Board of Directors ACG, Managing Director, CC Capital Investors
  • Aviva and Teddi were more than consultants for reStart. From day one, they lead our team with compassion and resilience through a journey of transformation. Along the way, they became our friends and genuine advocates for our mission.
    Susan Schaffer
    Chair, Board of Directors, Vice President, JE Dunn Construction

Marketing Strategy and Implementation Plan

  • Aviva and Teddi bring energy, focus and ideas to the table. They listen well and they hand out homework with clarity. Without a marketing constituent internal to our firm, we had much to consider, create and implement. Aviva and Teddi helped us with each aspect in an organized fashion such that we could accomplish a significant task in small portions. We had tough decisions to make along the way and they each contributed valuable guidance in our round table discussions with the intent of helping us improve and solve our strategic initiative. Their dedicated time and efforts provided us with a concise road map to follow for the future.
    Mindy Corporon
    CEO, Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management, LLC
  • SoLVE KC is a great strategic partner. Teddi and Aviva bring expertise, energy, and passion to their work. They truly know how to connect us with the right people and generate leads for our business.
    Michelle Webb
    Owner, TW Sportswear
  • SoLVE KC’s expertise in consumer marketing and acquisition helped me launch and grow my yoga studio, Home Holistic, in a highly competitive market. I’ve worked 1:1 with SoLVE KC as well as attended their small business owner SoLVE IT! workshops. I appreciate their ability to understand the challenges of running and growing a small business. They were not only useful to start my business, but also have helped me grow my business in a very personalized and unique way. The SoLVE KC team is generous with their time and their support for me has been invaluable. They are highly responsive and focused on helping me grow my business.
    Ashley Walburn
    Owner, Home Holistic

Work Process Design and Organizational Design & Effectiveness

  • Our company has experienced phenomenal growth and we needed to re-evaluate our Marketing structure to help maximize and support that growth. We decided to bring in some outside expertise to facilitate our evaluation and restructuring process. Aviva and Teddi from SoLVE KC led us through workshops that challenged us to think strategically about the Marketing functions and organization. And challenge us they did – in a good way! Their leadership, facilitation and insights were invaluable to the process and we could not have accomplished what we did without them. We were so pleased with the outcome that we have also engaged them to help us roll out the plan. Their work will no doubt have long-lasting and powerful impact on our company’s success.
    Nancy Whitworth
    SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief People Officer, McCownGordon Construction

Marketplace Assessment and Client feedback

  • SolveKC is the point of the spear when it comes to gaining in-depth market analysis. If you want to really know how your business is doing, engage Aviva and Teddi. There are a myriad of ways you can gain 360 feedback from the marketplace but SolveKC takes their time to understand your business’ core values, strategic direction and target market. They then probe with exacting questions that leave the user feeling appreciated for being asked while bringing back critically important data and achievable goals to the brain trust of our organization. It was a great reset for our business. They are the real deal.
    Brian Johanning​
    Vice President of Business Development, Superior Bowen

MarketPlace Assessment - Competitive Analysis - Consumer Research & Insights

  • We needed additional knowledge and skills within our group that SoLVE was able to initially provide and then trained our staff in the areas where we had gaps. They rolled up their sleeves and worked side-by-side with our team to effectively jumpstart an entirely new product within a VERY aggressive project timeline. “SoLVE” is a very good name for this energetic, ambitious group!
    Hilary Philgren
    COO, Hantover, Inc.