Our focus is to partner with our clients to drive high performance. We achieve this by drawing out the potential in people, coaching them to see their potential and empowering them to achieve it. This is where the magic happens, true transformation, when people reach further, achieving results often beyond what they thought possible.
‑ Skipp Williamson, Managing Director and Founder.
Partners in Performance story begins with a vision and ambition to create a different type of management consulting firm.
After five years of consulting at McKinsey & Company, Skipp Williamson became convinced there was a better way to deliver value to clients. In 1996, she made the bold decision to launch her own firm. She wanted to go beyond delivering a smart strategy, which she saw as only a starting point, to create a consultancy committed to driving high performance across all levels of the organisation. Partners in Performance was founded on genuine partnership with clients to unleash their full potential and achieve operational excellence, delivering measurable value and lasting impact, every time.
Skipp has an established reputation for being straight‑talking and candid about how organisations can improve their operations. Her pragmatic and practical approach is the bedrock of Partners in Performance and now part of our firm’s DNA. We thrive on ‘rolling up our sleeves and working alongside client teams – from the front line to the Boardroom – making material change happen at all levels of the organisation.
We have come a long way since serving our first Pulp and Paper client in Europe 25 years ago. Our rapidly growing 650‑person team is led by 40 Directors across six regions – the Americas, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australasia.
Thoughtful, but quick to react, we pride ourselves in staying ahead of the game – proactively looking for opportunities to create value through continuous improvement, innovation and growth.
Our values keep us centred when we need to make difficult decisions and ensure we deliver on our promise to create lasting, positive impact.
We’re in it together with our clients. Things will go wrong. There will be setbacks; and it’d be easy – for us and our clients – to abandon ship and say, “hey, we gave it our best shot”. But we stick with it. We figure out what’s required to make it work, together. Building trust and true partnership takes time and that’s fine, as we’re in it for the long haul.
We are not ones to labour our thinking and strive for perfection. We go straight to the heart of any issue to resolve it, and then move forward confidently.
We take responsibility for our impact on people and the planet. We take proactive steps to improve the health and wellbeing of our people and the planet.
We have the integrity and courage to speak up, ask tough questions and have open conversations. Every day we need to be honest, compassionate, and brave in order to create change.
The driving force behind the impact we help organisations achieve, is the way we work with you as our client partners. We help you execute your strategy and build a high performance organisation. What makes us stand out is our focus on getting the result through effective collaboration.
As part of our commitment to building high performing teams, we have partnered with INSEAD to deliver a capability‑building program that combines formal training and on‑the‑job coaching to help your people build the skills needed to lock in the gains we make with you, and acquire the competence to drive improvement both now, and long after we have left.
Digitally designed, the ‘Leading Continuous Improvement’ online course is the first of its kind, co‑created with content from both a consulting firm and INSEAD academics. Click to learn more about the ‘Leading Continuous Improvement’ program.
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We believe unleashing our individual potential starts when people feel empowered to bring their entire selves to work.
But first, we need to feel safe and supported to speak up, share our ideas and spark courageous conversations that help bring out the best in all of us.
We are passionate advocates of the immense power of people.
We believe enabling people to apply their skills and untapped talents, in new and unexpected ways, enables organisations to exceed expectations and deliver the exceptional. Why do we believe it? Because we have experienced it first‑hand with every client that we have partnered with over the last 25 years.