“The Economic Recovery Is Here. It’s Unlike Anything You’ve Seen.”  WSJ

Is your team riding the recovery wave or getting buried by it?

“The Economic Recovery Is Here. It’s Unlike Anything You’ve Seen.” WSJ

Is your team riding the recovery wave or getting buried by it?

Our work is built on a radically simple idea: that leadership is no accident

We help our clients successfully navigate these ambiguous and increasingly uncertain times.

Things move fast. They change even faster. Unpredictability reigns. Some days it’s like you’re playing whack-a-mole just to keep up. So you work harder. You look to apply expertise and solutions that worked in the past. But the more control you exert, the less control you have.

Traditional, tops-down management methods no longer work.  To compete and thrive in an increasingly complex world, you need modern leadership.  It means being adaptable, embracing uncertainty, and seeking solutions from previously untapped sources.  You reward experimentation.  You understand that failure is often the best teaching tool. You value learning over knowledge.

Modern adaptive leadership starts with relationships, driven by conversation. It calls for reflection over reaction, empathy and engagement over prescribed answers and the courage to risk failing in the first place.  And it leads to a more engaged and creative organization, one in which employees have a sense of inclusion and ownership.

The results? Improved performance and the ability to adapt to whatever the future holds.

Our Clients’ Results Speak For Themselves

Larren, Fortune 100 Supply Chain Leader

As a senior manager in a global fast paced supply chain organization, I needed to accelerate the creation of trust within my team and the session led by Andy exceeded my expectations! The staff rose to a level of trust in a short period of time and communications between staff members were much clearer and action oriented. The level of performance to schedule rose considerably, and conflict and tension arising from miscommunications and unclear commitments fell to insignificant levels.

Faith, Principal Engineer, Fortune 100 company

Somehow words seem inadequate to describe the impact that Andy has had on my life. First as a leader, then a mentor, and finally as a coach. He’s fantastic at all three, but coaching is by far the richest experience. It’s uncomfortable at times but always rewarding. I credit his skill at asking insightful questions and getting me to think differently about situations as a key factor in transforming myself and my career. I highly recommend him as a coach!

Kim, HR Leader

I recently finished a several month coaching engagement with Andy and I have to say it was game changing for me. I found every session with Andy to be engaging and he often stopped me in my tracks with a question that really challenged my thinking or assumptions on a topic. One thing that was pleasantly surprising was how quickly I saw results from the tools, exercises and mind shifts Andy encouraged me to make.

Kai, Design Director

I learned a very different way to handle conflict within the team! I can feel our team starting to gel in a very positive way. Thank you for opening up new ways for me to have conversations with my team.

Jess, Operations Director

I’ve gotten much more comfortable with asserting myself…it has allowed me to do my job much better.

Franz Resseguie, USA Swimming - National Team Coach

“Having your coaching would have made the last 10 years of my life a whole lot easier.”

Fortune 100 company

Our employee engagement scores have improved substantially compared to last year, much of it because of the Adaptive Leadership work we did with Oyster. We now have a much healthier organization.

Communications Coaching Client

It was AMAZING!! I took all of your advice & it really allowed me to connect with the audience. Thank you!

Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Health Sciences University

We have found tremendous value working with Oyster and their ability to help us advance our leaders in the department. For the past three years we have worked with Oyster to provide a customized leadership training and 1:1 coaching program for our clinical and administrative leaders in our department. As we’ve faced different challenges, the Oyster team have flexibly interwoven these actual problems into the sessions, creating opportunities to apply the tools and teachings in real time, while also working with each individual to identify and develop areas of personal growth. The comprehensive approach has created cohesion in our leadership team and facilitated our ability to synergistically lead together through very difficult times.

Kevin Adler, Founder Miracle Messages

I used to think coaching was baloney, but I’ve found it to be utterly transformative.

Marceau Michel, Founder - Black Founders Matter

Executive coaching has been a revelation in my development as a leader and critical thinker.

Communications Client, Fortune 100 company

It went very well! Lots of positive comments afterward. I kept it simple and clear. Your advice on presentation preparation was super helpful!

Barbara Duffy, President, Lane Powell PC

I feel like we have created engagement where people are much more focused on working together…our results last year were some of the best in decades and our earnings exceeded our targets by over 26% and we increased our revenue per lawyer by more than 11%. We just had a really fantastic year!

Lars, Healthcare Executive Leader

As the leader of a large and diverse team of healthcare providers my goal was to improve patient outcomes through a transformation of our culture. Andy and his team at Oyster helped us analyze the situation and develop a variety of interventions to improve the culture and communication within our organization. I have no doubt that the advances in our team work, measured through Oyster’s regular surveys, are related to the improvement in patient outcomes.

Our Clients Results Speak For Themselves

Larren, Fortune 100 Supply Chain Leader

As a senior manager in a global fast paced supply chain organization, I needed to accelerate the creation of trust within my team and the session led by Andy exceeded my expectations! The staff rose to a level of trust in a short period of time and communications between staff members were much clearer and action oriented. The level of performance to schedule rose considerably, and conflict and tension arising from miscommunications and unclear commitments fell to insignificant levels.

Faith, Principal Engineer, Fortune 100 company

Somehow words seem inadequate to describe the impact that Andy has had on my life. First as a leader, then a mentor, and finally as a coach. He’s fantastic at all three, but coaching is by far the richest experience. It’s uncomfortable at times but always rewarding. I credit his skill at asking insightful questions and getting me to think differently about situations as a key factor in transforming myself and my career. I highly recommend him as a coach!

Kim, HR Leader

I recently finished a several month coaching engagement with Andy and I have to say it was game changing for me. I found every session with Andy to be engaging and he often stopped me in my tracks with a question that really challenged my thinking or assumptions on a topic. One thing that was pleasantly surprising was how quickly I saw results from the tools, exercises and mind shifts Andy encouraged me to make.

Kai, Design Director

I learned a very different way to handle conflict within the team! I can feel our team starting to gel in a very positive way. Thank you for opening up new ways for me to have conversations with my team.

Jess, Operations Director

I’ve gotten much more comfortable with asserting myself…it has allowed me to do my job much better.

Franz Resseguie, USA Swimming - National Team Coach

“Having your coaching would have made the last 10 years of my life a whole lot easier.”

Fortune 100 company

Our employee engagement scores have improved substantially compared to last year, much of it because of the Adaptive Leadership work we did with Oyster. We now have a much healthier organization.

Communications Coaching Client

It was AMAZING!! I took all of your advice & it really allowed me to connect with the audience. Thank you!

Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Health Sciences University

We have found tremendous value working with Oyster and their ability to help us advance our leaders in the department. For the past three years we have worked with Oyster to provide a customized leadership training and 1:1 coaching program for our clinical and administrative leaders in our department. As we’ve faced different challenges, the Oyster team have flexibly interwoven these actual problems into the sessions, creating opportunities to apply the tools and teachings in real time, while also working with each individual to identify and develop areas of personal growth. The comprehensive approach has created cohesion in our leadership team and facilitated our ability to synergistically lead together through very difficult times.

Kevin Adler, Founder Miracle Messages

I used to think coaching was baloney, but I’ve found it to be utterly transformative.

Marceau Michel, Founder - Black Founders Matter

Executive coaching has been a revelation in my development as a leader and critical thinker.

Communications Client, Fortune 100 company

It went very well! Lots of positive comments afterward. I kept it simple and clear. Your advice on presentation preparation was super helpful!

Barbara Duffy, President, Lane Powell PC

I feel like we have created engagement where people are much more focused on working together…our results last year were some of the best in decades and our earnings exceeded our targets by over 26% and we increased our revenue per lawyer by more than 11%. We just had a really fantastic year!

Lars, Healthcare Executive Leader

As the leader of a large and diverse team of healthcare providers my goal was to improve patient outcomes through a transformation of our culture. Andy and his team at Oyster helped us analyze the situation and develop a variety of interventions to improve the culture and communication within our organization. I have no doubt that the advances in our team work, measured through Oyster’s regular surveys, are related to the improvement in patient outcomes.

Client Success Stories

A Major Business Group Within A Fortune 100 Company
A Key Function At Oregon Health Sciences University
Ending Relational Poverty – Miracle Messages
Growing The Next Generation Of Leadership at Lane Powell

Our Services

Transforming Leadership Culture
Advanced Leadership For Challenging Times
Foundations For Effective Leadership
Executive Coaching

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