Unlock BIG Growth
Berkeley Insights Group unlocks BIG change with strategic planning
Create Positive Change
BIG's mission is to develop and deliver strategic plans that create positive change
Analyze. Align. Ascend.
We help organizations find a better way
To unlock BIG growth
- The BIG Reality™ (3 months)
- The BIG Plan™ (6 months)
- The BIG Change™ (6-12 months)
The BIG Reality™
ANALYZE and understand your business and its challenges
- In-Depth Internal Understanding
- Holistic Operational Assessment
- Competitive Landscape Analysis
The BIG Plan™
ALIGN leadership and construct the BIG Plan
- Clear Vision and Goals
- Balanced Resource Allocation
- Realistic Roadmap
The BIG Change™
ASCEND to the next level
- Comprehensive Change Management
- Employee Empowerment
- Proactive Monitoring
We create BIG results for private, public and government institutions.
- Customer-focused B2B Sales
- Aggregated voice-of-customer to increase share-of-wallet.
As instructors of Design Thinking at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, we combine our applied innovation curriculum with our expertise in strategy work to unlock BIG change.
"If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got."
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
American Computer Scientist
Meet The Changemakers
Jeff skillfully blends empathy, insight, and pragmatism to drive innovation in the corporate world and academia. As the Managing Partner of The Berkeley Innovation Group, he specializes in crafting five-year strategic plans for mid-market companies to navigate complex landscapes and achieve sustainable growth. At BerkeleyHaas, Jeff draws on his rich consulting experience to stimulate students' curiosity, open new spectrums of possibilities, and direct them toward unexpected yet innovative solutions. Beyond the classroom and boardroom, Jeff serves as a mentor to a diverse range of talent—from budding student entrepreneurs to ambitious founders and seasoned executives.
He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Clark is a curious soul who brings an unending passion for creativity to his Design Thinking practice. He has led consulting engagements with corporations, non-profits, governments, and universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He has twice completed a 365-days of art challenge.
Strategic planning is a roadmap for medium-to-long-term success, aligning an organization's daily efforts and valuable resources toward well-defined goals. At The Berkeley Innovation Group, we take an exploratory approach, diving deep into your current state and market realities. Our plans not only guide resource allocation and management alignment but also address challenges like resistance to change. The result is a dynamic, evidence-based strategy that evolves with your needs, setting the stage for sustained growth and competitive advantage.
At The Berkeley Innovation Group, we believe in crafting custom strategies rooted in your unique context. Our process starts with 'The BIG Reality,' a deep dive into your organization's internal dynamics, market positioning, and challenges. We then co-create an actionable strategic plan, employing targeted KPIs for measurable outcomes. Our data-driven insights and stakeholder engagement ensure a plan that's closely aligned with your specific needs and goals.
Absolutely! At The Berkeley Innovation Group, we excel in balancing short-term actions with long-term visions through our three-phase approach: Analyze, Align, and Ascend. We craft adaptable roadmaps that consider immediate needs while setting an unambiguous North Star for your future. Our focus on actionable KPIs and ongoing support ensures a holistic, dynamic approach to achieving success.
We directly address challenges like resistance to change through our 'Ascend: The BIG Change' phase, integrating change management into the strategic planning process. We emphasize stakeholder engagement at all levels, offering clear communication and tailored training. This focus not only minimizes resistance but also empowers your team to actively contribute to a smooth transition and successful strategy execution.
At The Berkeley Innovation Group, we establish actionable KPIs and OKRs during our 'Align: The BIG Plan' phase to serve as benchmarks aligned with your strategic goals. Through ongoing support and regular monitoring, we not only track progress but also make data-driven adjustments, ensuring your plan remains dynamic and responsive to real-world conditions.
Absolutely. At The Berkeley Innovation Group, our commitment extends beyond the planning stage. Through our 'Ascend: The BIG Change' phase and beyond, we offer ongoing support that includes consultations, progress tracking using actionable KPIs, and data-driven adaptations to ensure your strategic plan meets its objectives and adapts to evolving conditions.
Yes, strategic planning is universally beneficial. At The Berkeley Innovation Group, we've partnered with diverse industry leaders—from the Oakland A’s baseball team to Google's data center division to Recology, a billion-dollar waste management company—to deliver customized strategic plans that drive growth and transformation, regardless of size or sector.
Getting started is straightforward - contact us via our contact page, and we'll arrange an initial consultation to assess your organization's needs, challenges, and goals before creating a tailored strategic planning approach to suit.
This depends on various factors, including the complexity of your organization, the depth of analysis required, and the extent of collaboration required - we work closely with you to develop a timeline that suits your needs and goals. However, full creation, refinement, and implementation is a year-plus process.
Our experienced team guarantees a comprehensive strategic planning approach tailored to your organization's needs. They're committed to developing actionable strategies and effective change management processes and offering ongoing support that helps your goals come to life.