44North | Find Your Way

Growing a Successful and Profitable Organization

No one knows your organization better than you and your team, and no one else can drive it forward. But we can help. Using the StratOp process by Paterson, we’ll guide you to a winning strategy by empowering your team to create a culture of excellence and define a path to move forward.

At 44North, we don’t create a plan and throw it to you to execute, leaving you to convince others in your organization to follow along. We serve as guides in the process, gaining valuable information about your organization and creating conversations that get the most important issues out on the table. We help your team to imagine the ideal future and create a clear vision and a focused plan to achieve this vision.

Our process is a powerful, customizable, proven method for growing a profitable and successful organization.  It has helped hundreds of organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and it can help you.

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Where are we now?

Establish perspective before planning

Where are we headed?

Core strategies and vision rooted in truth and perspective

What’s important now?

Action plan developed and led by empowered teams

What form best facilitates our plan?

Organization Structure is validated or changed

How are we doing?

Management after plan launch

What must change?

Renewal when the core strategies must change

We’ll guide you and your team to clarity, focused on results:


Phase 1: Pre-StratOp Discovery

We get to know your company and your team to prepare you for success.


Phase 2: Three-Day Facilitated StratOp

We uncover where you are and how you got there, identify your company’s true mission, lay out a plan for moving forward, and empower your teams to move into action.

*This is followed by a 6 to 8-week Gap – Teams Create First Version of SWOT/Action Initiative Plans


Phase 3: Two-Day Follow-Up to Scrub and Officially Launch Plan

We help with organizational structure changes, review ideas from your teams, and launch your Action Initiative Plans.


Phase 4: Support and Quarterly Reviews

We meet with the team leads and Company StratOp Champion periodically to offer guidance as needed.

  • ~3 Months – Coaching of StratOp Champion and AIP Team Leaders for plan implementation.
  • Quarterly Review – Facilitation of plan review and necessary adjustments.
  • ~3 Months – Coaching of StratOp Champion and AIP Team Leaders for plan implementation.

Phase 5: Two-Day Annual Renewal Retreat

We get back together with your original team to review your plan and adjust for the upcoming year.

 Ready for Action: The Plan on a Page

To help you execute your plan, we put all the key elements of your plan onto one page.  This becomes your primary tool for managing your strategic plan forward.  The Plan on a Page is updated as your plan changes and moves forward.

(Example Plan)


To any organization looking to unite their strategic thinking and operational efforts around one systematic yet powerful process, look no further than StratOp. And we give our highest recommendation to Eric as a facilitator. Eric masterfully harnessed the diverse expertise and collective wisdom of our leadership team to help us create a bold, systematic and action-oriented strategic plan that will guide our operations as we move to achieve our now clear vision for the future of our company. Thank you, Eric, for investing in our success and for your continued support.

Charles M. Shoop, Esq., General Counsel, Professional Finance Company, Inc.