CREATING SPACE FOR ENTREPRENEURS TO QUESTION ASSUMPTIONS, DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES, AND EXECUTE STRATEGIES FOR PURPOSE AND PROFIT
We provide you and your team the space and tools for reflection, discovery, and strategic focus.
We pair this with a game plan, systems, and priority action steps.
Advising and Coaching
Feeling stuck? Uninspired? Overwhelmed?
Built on a relationship rooted in trust, honest communication and consistency, we jointly develop a rhythm of communication that keeps you focused on specific issues, even when you don’t know you need it. For individual and teams!
Pivot and Strategy
Need someone to guide a brainstorming session? We can help you do that.
We work with you and your team to challenge what you think you "know” and support you as you create value, align with the market, increase workforce engagement and create the strategy and action plan to take your impact to the next level.
Hands on Help and Execution
You may have the vision and strategies to get the results you want, but what about the day-to-day steps to get there?
We help you test the plan and stick with you as you implement it. We walk the talk with you to create the systems, assessment and accountability to ensure your new plan succeeds.
Access to Capital that Makes Sense
Triple bottom line business, start-ups, growth and frankly all of us need access to capital that fits our needs.
We work with you to identify the types and balance of investment your specific enterprise needs to be sustainable. We offer tools to identify and raise capital, connecting you to partners where feasible.
Meeting Design and Facilitation
Does leadership feel lonely? Need an expert opinion?
We facilitate meetings with your team and/or partners to think strategically, leverage individual assets, work collaboratively, and improve management and communications. We work with a range of stakeholders to understand the value chain, value propositions and interests, and how each partner can best engage, given their competitive advantage.
“AS A RESULT OF WORKING WITH BARBARA OUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, SAW'S EDGE WOODSHOP, HAS IDENTIFIED KEY CONSTRAINTS HOLDING US BACK. BARBARA HAS COMPASSIONATELY BUT FIRMLY CHALLENGED SOME OF OUR PRIMARY STRATEGIES. THIS HAS LED TO TOUGH CONVERSATIONS, BUT IT HAS CREATED THE CONDITIONS NEEDED FOR LEARNING AND GROWING."
- BRANDON M. DENNISON, CEO, COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
“BARBARA'S DEEP EXPERIENCE AND GUIDANCE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMATIVE FOR FIRSTHAND COFFEE. IN JUST TWO YEARS, WITH BARBARA'S COACHING, FIRSTHAND HAS GROWN FROM A SMALL CAMPUS-BASED COFFEE COMPANY TO A BRAND WITH REGIONAL CLIENTS AND MAJOR SALES GROWTH. BARBARA HELPED UNLOCK OUR POTENTIAL."
- BRADLEY WILSON, BOARD MEMBER, FIRSTHAND COFFEE
BARBARA WYCKOFF IS SO CONNECTED TO THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MOVEMENT IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA, SO THERE WAS NO LEARNING CURVE FOR HER IN HELPING US TO TRULY IDENTIFY OUR PLACE AND TO DEVELOP OUR PLAN. GOING INTO THE PROCESS WE HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND DIDN’T REALLY HAVE A CLEAR VIEW OF WHAT THE PLANS FOR OUR FUTURE NEEDED TO BE – HOWEVER WHEN WE GOT TO THE END OF THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, OUR PLAN WAS SO CLEAR WE ASKED BARVARA IF SHE HAD A MAGIC WAND!
- JUDY MOORE, DIRECTOR, THE WEST VIRGINIA HIVE NETWORK
"WORKING WITH BARBARA HAS CHANGED THE WAY I THINK AS A BUSINESS LEADER ENABLING ME TO SEE MY ROLE MORE CLEARLY SO I CAN BE IN MY BUSINESS IN A SATISFYING AND ENGAGING WAY!”
- DEBRA FRAGALA PORIES, CEO, ACTIVE FITNESS & PHYSICAL THERAPY
“WHEN I MEET WITH BARBARA, I LEAVE WITH A SEEMINGLY SMALL PIECE OF PERFECTLY TIMED ADVICE THAT ENDS UP REDEFINING THE WAY I THINK ABOUT MY WORK. SHE'S MY FIRST CALL WHEN I FEEL LIKE I'M IN A RUT BECAUSE I KNOW SHE'LL HEAR ACTIONABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHANGE IN MY FRUSTRATION.”
- NATALIE ROPER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GENERATION WEST VIRGINIA
BARBARA HAS AN IMMENSE TALENT FOR CULTIVATING GROWTH IN INDIVIDUALS. AS I ASSESSED THE NEXT STEPS IN MY CAREER SHE PROVIDED INVALUABLE INSIGHT AT EACH STAGE, HELPING ME TO MOVE PURPOSEFULLY THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS. SHE HELPED ME NAVIGATE CHALLENGES EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AND HELPED ME IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP MY OWN STRENGTHS AND DIFFERENTIATORS.
- THERESE TEPE, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PROFESSIONAL
Creative Disruptors is here to help for-profit and nonprofit organizations see the things they can’t. With more than 40 years of experience, Creative Disruptors is a two-person business coaching team that helps organizations and leaders get unstuck and reinspired. Taking a holistic, anthropological approach, we’ll help you see your problems in a new light. We’ll ask the big questions. And we’ll help you get on the right path to turn your goals, value and mission into an actual reality.
Barbara Wyckoff brings an anthropologist’s lens to the world of business. Rather than examining a bottom line or trying to find efficiencies by nit picking a budget, Barbara helps organizations by listening, asking questions and offering a bigger-picture, systems-minded approach.
Dylan was only a freshman at the Fox Business School at Temple University when he built a business plan for a self-sustaining urban farm and successfully pitched it in a competition. Three years later he helped turn that idea into an on-line grocery store/farm to table aggregation and distribution business, with over $150,000 start-up capital from business plan competitions and much more from non-conventional investors. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Philly FoodWorks, Dylan has first hand experience in what it takes to build a business from the ground up, only to be forced to reposition the company a few years later.
Milka is passionate about expanding the opportunities available to small businesses and local organizations to support their success and maximize their community impact. She studied Economics and Political Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she currently resides. Milka believes that with the right tools, resources, and cooperation, enterprises can uplift and support their communities. Milka focuses on clients’ financials and internal operations to identify and provide access to the resources needed to meet their goals.
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