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New Strategic Plan Firm Focuses on Leadership Relationships

Posted by: Jennifer Hollingshead  | August 1, 2017

GREENWOOD, IN – Three partners have formed a new consulting firm that guides nonprofit groups and companies through a unique strategic planning process.

Arête Purpose Consulting LLC focuses on relationships among an organization’s leaders and helps them create a strategic plan based on collaboration and commitment.

Arête’s partners include Elizabeth M. Johnson of Greenwood, Jeffrey W. Owen of Franklin and Abbey D. Parker of Indianapolis. Johnson and Parker are licensed therapists while Owen is a long-time strategic plan consultant and digital marketing business owner.

“People, purpose and passion are at the core of successful organizations,” said Johnson, who is Partner and Clinical Director of Stillpoints Consultants, a counseling firm in Greenwood. “We engage our clients in courageous conversations that help them resolve conflicts or confusions that can hinder the strategic plan process.”

Owen said the firm’s partners have served in leadership positions in private business and nonprofits for decades.

“We have charted many courses and navigated numerous strategic plans. Because we have sat in their chairs, we can help boards and leadership teams get a great plan in place and execute it,” said Owen, who also is Partner at Clever Dogs Media Inc. in Greenwood.

Besides working with leaders in several companies, Arête’s partners have been consultants in strategic planning projects for the Kappa Delta Pi International, Disability Legal Services of Indiana, the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Johnson County, the Johnson County Public Library and the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County.

“We believe our knowledge and experience – coupled with our passion – make us a perfect partner in our clients’ strategic plan journey,” said Parker, who also is Partner and Executive Director at Stillpoints Consultants.

Arête’s office is at 622 North Madison Avenue, Suite B-4, Greenwood, IN 46142. More information is available on the firm’s website, AretePurpose.com. The partners can be reached at 317.825.8140.