Clients: Corporate

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Acadia Insurance (2013)

Acadia Insurance specializes in commercial property casualty insurance programs for small and midsize businesses throughout New England and New York State. We were hired to facilitate a Senior Management Team retreat to explore company culture.

Acadia Insurance (2014)

Acadia Insurance specializes in commercial property casualty insurance programs for small and midsize businesses throughout New England and New York State. We were hired to facilitate a Senior Management Team session called “Collaboration Basics – When and How to Work as a Team.”

Acadia Insurance (2015)

Acadia Insurance specializes in commercial property casualty insurance programs for small and midsize businesses throughout New England and New York State. Acadia hired us to facilitate a professional development training session focused on key elements of a learning organization.

APS Healthcare (2014)

APS Healthcare works with a variety of healthcare system parties (Medicaid Agencies, state and local governments, health plans, employers, and others) to design and deliver disease management services, care coordination, clinical quality and utilization review, and behavioral health services. We were hired to plan and facilitate a staff retreat for the leadership team of APS Healthcare in Maine, with a special focus on what makes a great team.

Atlantic Mariculture (2019)

Atlantic Mariculture harvests and sells certified organic sea vegetables, located on the island of Grand Manan, New Brunswick. We have been hired to plan and facilitate a strategic planning session.

Bangor Hydro Electric Company (2006)

At Camp Kieve on the shores of Damariscotta Lake, we worked in “outdoor classrooms” with the senior management team of Bangor Hydro to develop team skills and appreciation of different personality styles.

Bangor Hydro Electric Company (Spring 2013)

Bangor Hydro Electric Company and Maine Public Service are regulated electric transmission and distribution utilities serving eastern and northern Maine and wholly owned by Emera, a full-service energy company based in Nova Scotia. We were hired to facilitate a multi-day team building retreat among company leaders. We also prepared a complete report of the retreat. 

Bangor Hydro Electric Company (Winter 2013)

Bangor Hydro Electric Company transmits and distribute utilities to eastern and northern Maine. We were hired to plan and facilitate a meeting among leadership to debrief a recent event, celebrate successes, and learn lessons for the future.

Bank of America (2009)

Bank of America convened a community roundtable of Portland area leaders in the philanthropic and nonprofit communities to share information and identify potential collaborations between organizations. We facilitated the roundtable and prepared a report.

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce (2008)

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Town of Bar Harbor and other key institutions, convened a series of meetings among business and community leaders to discuss innovative approaches to developing more business activity in the shoulder seasons. We were hired to facilitate these multi-stakeholder meetings and prepare the resulting summary reports.

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce (2007)

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Town of Bar Harbor and other key institutions, convened a meeting among business and community leaders to discuss innovative approaches to developing more business activity in the shoulder seasons (spring and fall). We were hired to facilitate the meeting and prepare the resulting report of findings.

Bay State Gas / Northern Utilities (2007)

Bay State Gas / Northern Utilities serves 280,000 customers in Massachusetts and 55,000 customers in Maine and New Hampshire and they are always seeking to improve customer service. We were hired to conduct a telephone survey of sales staff, facilitate a staff retreat, and prepare a complete report.

Camden National Bank (2010)

Serving Maine since 1875, Camden National Bank has grown to nearly 40 locations statewide. We were hired to provide leadership and team building sessions for company officers at their annual Leadership Development Forum, held at Point Lookout in Northport.

Chalmers Group (2009)

This well-established, family-owned group of insurance companies based in Bridgton, Maine has hired us to help them develop a strategic plan. The process included one-on-one interviews with management staff and a strategic planning retreat.

Chalmers Group (2010)

For the second year in a row, this well-established, family-owned group of insurance companies based in Bridgton, Maine, hired us to help facilitate their strategic planning retreat. We provided a complete report of the meeting as well as an updated draft of their strategic plan.

Chalmers Insurance Group (2013)

The Chalmers Group is a family-owned group of insurance companies in western Maine and New Hampshire, now managed by the fourth generation of the Chalmers family. Building on our past work with them, we were hired to facilitate a one-day retreat for managers to review and update their insurance services strategies and plans. We also prepared a complete report.

Chalmers Insurance Group (2014)

The Chalmers Group is a family-owned group of insurance companies in western and southern Maine and in New Hampshire, now managed by the fourth generation of the Chalmers family. As in the past, we were hired to facilitate a one-day retreat for the leadership team to review and update their insurance services strategies and plans. We also prepared a draft Strategic Plan and a Complete Report of the retreat.

 

Chalmers Insurance Group (2015)

The Chalmers Group is a family-owned group of insurance companies in western and southern Maine and in New Hampshire; leadership now includes the fourth generation of the Chalmers family. As in the past, we were hired to facilitate a one-day retreat for the leadership team to review and update their insurance services strategies and plans. We also prepared a Complete Report of the retreat.

Chalmers Insurance Group (2017)

The Chalmers Group is a family-owned group of insurance companies in western and southern Maine and in New Hampshire; leadership now includes the fourth generation of the Chalmers family. Like in the past, we were hired to facilitate a one-day strategic planning retreat for the leadership team and prepare a Complete Report.

Chalmers Insurance Group (2019)

The Chalmers Group is a family-owned group of insurance companies in western and southern Maine and in New Hampshire; leadership now includes the fourth generation of the Chalmers family. We have been hired to facilitate a two-day strategic planning retreat for the leadership team.

Dragon Cement (2010-2019)

This Thomaston, Maine producer of cement products retains us to facilitate a community advisory panel. The group meets quarterly and serves as a forum for learning and dialogue between plant managers and community leaders.

DuPont (2005-2019)

DuPont (formerly FMC) manufactures carrageenan in Rockland, Maine. As part of its Responsible Care initiative, the company retains us to facilitate a community advisory panel. The group meets every two months and serves as a forum for learning and dialogue between plant managers and community leaders.

Eaton Peabody (2014)

Formed in 1939, Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with more than 40 attorneys and offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth and Portland. We were hired to facilitate a planning discussion at a retreat of firm attorneys.

Emera Maine (2014)

Emera Maine is a regulated electric transmission and distribution utility (formerly known as Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service) serving northern and eastern Maine. We were hired to plan and facilitate a full-day meeting among company leaders to review and discuss current strategic initiatives. We also prepared a complete report of the meeting.

Emera Maine (2015)

Emera Maine is a regulated electric transmission and distribution utility (formerly known as Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service) serving northern and eastern Maine. As in the past, we were hired to facilitate a multi-day retreat among company leaders to discuss strategic initiatives. We also prepared a complete report of the retreat.

Emera Maine (2017-2018)

Emera Maine is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving northern and eastern Maine. We were hired to facilitate a series of interactive, participant-driven training sessions on positive peer-to-peer communications among employees in a variety of roles.

Emera Maine (2018)

Emera Maine is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving northern and eastern Maine. We were hired to facilitate a team building workshop for Emera Maine Human Resources staff.

Emera Maine (2019)

Emera Maine is an electric transmission and distribution utility serving northern and eastern Maine. We have were hired to deliver a series of training sessions.

Genetics Squared (2005)

This Ann Arbor, Michigan startup company asked our help with developing communications and decision making norms among its executive leadership team. They wanted a culture of collaboration, yet the fast pace of their work environment demanded efficiency. We helped them find the balance.

KPFF / Casco Bay Lines (2017-2018)

Casco Bay Lines operates year-round passenger, vehicle, and freight service to six Casco Bay islands in southern Maine. Casco Bay Lines hired engineering firm KPFF to review and make improvements to ferry schedules and services. We partnered with KPFF to provide stakeholder input facilitation and related services for the project.

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables (2013-2019)

Located on the beautiful Downeast coast, Maine Coast Sea Vegetables harvests, dries, and sells about 100,000 pounds of certified organic sea vegetables annually. We were hired by this socially and environmentally conscious company to facilitate a series of long-range planning meetings among senior staff. We also facilitated all-staff meetings to discuss company changes and provided coaching and related services to leadership staff.

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables and Atlantic Mariculture (2017)

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables and Atlantic Mariculture are two companies that harvest and sell certified organic sea vegetables, located respectively on the coast of Downeast Maine and on the island of Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Craig was hired to facilitate a retreat between leaders at the two companies to discuss mutual opportunities and challenges for the future.

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables and Atlantic Mariculture (2018)

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables and Atlantic Mariculture are two companies that harvest and sell certified organic sea vegetables, located respectively on the coast of Downeast Maine and on the island of Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Craig was hired to facilitate a retreat between leaders at the two companies to discuss mutual opportunities and challenges for the future.

Medical Rehabilitation Associates (2009-2010)

This highly successful partnership of physicians with offices in Brunswick, Lewiston and Augusta hired us to help them better define roles and governance procedures.

MRG (Management Research Group) (2013-2014)

MRG (Management Research Group) is a 30-year old consulting company in Portland, Maine. We were hired to facilitate a full-day retreat of senior managers to help prioritize and engineer future projects. We also facilitated several half-day follow-up retreats to review progress and to continue planning for the future.

NAHGA Claim Services (2016)

Part of the Chalmers Insurance Group, NAHGA Claim Services provides third party claims administration, specializing in sports associations and student athletic programs. We were hired to plan and facilitate a strategic planning retreat among company leaders to build shared understanding of the company’s core competencies, future opportunities, strategic direction, and productivity and accountability protocols. We also provided a complete report of the retreat.

North Country Associates (2005)

North Country Associates is a leading provider of post acute Medicare skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care in New England. This private corporation operates 20 facilities and has about 1600 employees. They hired us to work with their senior management team over a six month period to improve communications and overall productivity, and help establish their strategic direction.

North Country Associates (2006)

North Country Associates is a leading provider of post acute Medicare skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care in New England. This private corporation operates 20 facilities and has about 1600 employees. They hired us to work at specific facilities to improve communications and effectiveness among department heads.

Providence Service Corporation of Maine (2009)

Providence Service Corporation of Maine, also known as Providence of Maine, is an organization specializing in nonresidential community-based services. We were hired to facilitate a strategic planning retreat with the management staff.

Providence Service Corporation of Maine (2010)

Providence Service Corporation of Maine, also known as Providence of Maine, is an organization specializing in nonresidential community-based services. We were hired to facilitate a focus group discussion among high school educators to explore potential opportunities for collaboration in light of new federal funding.

R.H. Foster (2016)

R.H. Foster Energy provides heating fuels and operates convenience stores throughout northeastern Maine. We were hired to plan and facilitate a full-day strategic planning retreat among members of the leadership team. We also prepared a complete report of the retreat.

R.H. Foster (2018)

R.H. Foster Energy provides heating fuels and operates convenience stores throughout northeastern Maine. We were hired to plan and facilitate a full-day strategic planning retreat among members of the executive team. We also prepared a complete report of the retreat.

R.H. Foster (2019)

R.H. Foster Energy provides heating fuels and operates convenience stores throughout northeastern Maine. As part of an Executive Team Retreat, we have been hired to plan and facilitate a full-day strategic planning session.

R.H. Foster Energy, LLC (2007)

R.H. Foster Energy, LLC of Hamden, Maine, with about 370 employees, operates convenience stores, transports oil and propane, and provides energy services and sales. They hired us to facilitate a full-day retreat of 25 managers to review 2006 initiatives and establish a strategic plan for 2007. The day was a productive mix of critical decision-making and fun team building. We also prepared a report to serve as a preliminary strategic plan.

R.H. Foster Energy, LLC (2008)

R.H. Foster Energy, LLC of Hamden, Maine, with about 370 employees, operates convenience stores, transports oil and propane, and provides energy services and sales. Like last year, they hired us again to facilitate a full-day retreat of 25 managers to review 2007 initiatives and establish a strategic plan for 2008. The day was a productive mix of critical decision-making and fun team building. We prepared a complete report to serve as a preliminary strategic plan.

Sebago Technics (2015)

Sebago Technics is a Maine-based employee-owned company providing civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, site planning, and environmental services for public and private clients. We facilitated a meeting to help design a strategic planning process for the company.

Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. (2011)

Based in Cumberland, Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. has provided landfill, groundwater, hazardous waste and environmental engineering services to public and private sector clients throughout the United States since 1985. We were hired to facilitate a strategic planning retreat of owners and senior managers. We also prepared a complete report of the retreat.

Stantec (2013-2014)

Stantec is a global company that provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. Their Topsham, Maine office hired us to help develop a strategic vision for the next 3-5 years.

Subway Development of Maine (2014)

Subway Development of Maine hired Craig Freshley as a keynote speaker and trainer for their Annual Fall Meeting, attended by hundreds of Subway restaurant franchisees and managers. Craig delivered an interactive talk on “Collaboration Done Right” and a training session on how to design and run great meetings. As with all Craig’s keynotes and trainings, he provided a written summary of the group’s conclusions and lessons learned from the sessions.

Taggart Construction (2009)

Based in Freeport, Maine, Taggart Construction supports, promotes, and design buildings for high performance and sustainability. They hired us to work with the company president and senior management to develop a new strategic plan.

Thornton Oaks (2012)

Thornton Oaks, a retirement community in Brunswick, Maine, is a community with a mix of private homes and apartments. We were hired to design and conduct focus group sessions with current and potential residents to help Thornton Oaks plan for the future.

Transformit (2008)

Transformit is a Maine-based company that produces and installs interior tension fabric structures for companies and events around the globe, and is known as the artistic and technical leader in tension-fabric structures. They hired us to facilitate a full-day retreat of managers designed to improve team effectiveness and build leadership capacity.

Vreeland Marketing & Design (2011)

Founded in 1978, Vreeland Marketing & Design in Yarmouth offers a full range of marketing, creative, and public relations services to clients worldwide. Vreeland hired us to help them refine their strategic direction. The process included confidential staff interviews and a full day staff retreat with follow-up.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff / PACTS Multimodal Priority Corridor and Centers Planning (2017-2018)

Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) coordinates transportation planning and investment decisions among state, municipal, and public transportation organizations for the greater Portland, Maine region. PACTS hired the engineering firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop a multimodal transportation corridor plan in Portland and South Portland. We partnered with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide stakeholder input facilitation and related services for the project.