Welcome! My name is Tony Adams and I am a Project Leadership Consultant, Enabler, Change Agent, Flag Waver, Futurist, Speaker, Writer, and Mentor.
Building new things is always cool, but here’s the thing – building solutions and delivering outcomes that our clients need – bringing the client’s voice to life in a way that helps people engage quickly, connect personally, think creatively, collaborate, share ideas and drive real, immediate and powerful benefits – that’s REALLY cool.
Sure, project management is about getting stuff done. We build things, solve problems, plug gaps and deliver new stuff. But that’s not always what the client is really looking for.
Project leadership is something different – it’s about looking beyond the statement of work and talking to your team to understand why that widget matters, how it can help run your business better, and what lasting, measurable business value it can enable.
This is where I live.
Over the last 25 years, I have been lucky enough to work with brilliant, creative people and companies from around the world, leading complex, innovative change programs that shape the way their users live and work.
My passion is bringing Human-Centred Design Thinking to Project Leadership – blending innovation, design thinking and the client voice with traditional project management practices and disciplines.
Innovation. Creativity. Discipline. Value.
Breaking large, complex problems down and pinpointing the things that matter most to your business, then working through them systematically, with discipline and structure to deliver elegant, value-driven solutions.
Based on the Doblin Ten Types of Innovation framework, I use a structured, systematic approach to drive innovative opportunities and outcomes across the project management spectrum by looking at your business from three angles:
- Configuration – how can we improve the way your business delivers change outcomes?
- Offering – how can we drive the best value outcomes from your core products and service offerings?
- Experience – how can we improve your client engagement, retention and share of wallet?
I love working with creative people – sharing ideas, listening to others share their stories, watching their eyes light up, seeing what excites and motivates them and finding ways to harness that energy.
There’s something very exciting about using the rich, vibrant energy of face-to-face communication to connect people. People connect with ideas. People love to be engaged, to feel part of something bigger.
Changes are not delivered by schedules and budgets, but by people. Sure, spreadsheets and budgets have their place, BUT the real power comes when we grab our stakeholders and connect with them – engage them, immerse them, make that emotional connection so that they can SEE what we are building and FEEL how their lives will change.
Connecting people. Sharing a vision. Understanding what matters most. Helping people improve the way they live and work.
Creating real, immediate and lasting value for your organisation.