Strategic Solutions International was formed in 1990 as a privately held consulting practice by Connie Charles. The primary focus of the business in the initial days was on customizing the design of training and development programs, as well as improvement processes for major corporations. This yielded assignments that included sales training, executive coaching, meeting design and team development. Since then, the SSI team has grown and so has the organization’s menu of products and services, developed through solid experience.
One of SSI's early marketing partners was John Jacobs Golf schools. SSI created a series of programs and products for golfers, with the vision that the executive golfer was also the target for the business services SSI provided. As a result, SSI created an Executive Golf School marketing strategy that successfully drew key corporate decision makers to a one-day program that introduced them to SSI's products, services and staff. Many of SSI's longstanding clients can be traced back to one of these events.
Through its use of The Birkman Method®, SSI has become expert at helping companies take snapshots of their people and teams that accurately portray the human assets and liabilities which contribute to their business success.
The Birkman Method® is a management tool that was designed to profile the behaviors of people in the workplace. Its research, endowed by the National Science Foundation, has resulted in sophisticated reports that describe, with startling accuracy, human characteristics that impact organizational success. Strategic Solutions first licensed the Birkman® technology in 1993 and has designed a portfolio of educational programs and consulting applications based on information generated by the software.
The process is to guide the clients
through four distinct steps:
1. Self-Awareness: Who am I and what is my personal potential? 2. Self-Management: How do I adapt my behaviors to a wide spectrum of changing circumstances? 3. Relationship Management: What do I need to do differently in order to be more
effective with other people? 4. Action: Lead, sell, teach, coach ... whatever your aspiration, success is just around the corner when your actions are
based on a solid foundation of self-awareness, self-management and the ability
to manage relationships.
For more than 20 years, SSI has continued to deepen its relationships with its clients and broaden its network of associates. Today, the global SSI team is sophisticated in its business acumen, passionate about helping people achieve their potential and positioned for continued growth.