We offer three separate, yet compatible and customizable sets of products and services to grow your business, capabilities and culture for adaptability and growth. Third Angle creates value with you by identifying and weaving together hidden, disconnected and underutilized resources and motivations from across business systems. Our clients develop the mindsets and skills to distinguish good complexity from bad complexity, and bring together knowledge, relational, technological, operational, cultural and financial resources into proven patterns that create various forms of growth and rewards for the businesses and people involved. We work with clients to identify and unblock barriers to growth, whether those blocks exist at the coal face of where the business is conducted, the external environment, or in the minds and behaviors of the people involved. We invite you to learn what Third Angle has to offer leaders with an eye toward innovation and growth.


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Clients come here to see and grow new things, or to see and grow things in new ways. Third Angle provides access to a team of experienced executives who have traveled the road to growth multiple times across varied and robust career paths. Talent is coupled with Third Angle’s deep analytical, creative and practically proven methods and tools that enable positive growth while building capabilities and a culture poised for long-term value creation. Third Angle’s Advisory & Analytics channel is the preferred partner for each step of the journey that serially successful intrapreneurs, innovators and growth-oriented leaders undertake to achieve success for their business, their team, their people and themselves.

We support serially successful intrapreneurs, innovators and growth-oriented leaders on a distinct journey toward positive growth.

Frame – This sets the stage for your broad aim or question. It defines the parameters for the system you plan to impact through growth – the same system that will impact your chances for growth. Framing is a necessary step within and between the strategy and execution phases.

Discover – The Discovery phase reveals what you can create and/or do that will cause growth and can be adopted by external and internal markets in the near and long terms. It also reveals who and what to involve, where and how to involve them, and why they will facilitate or block the growth strategies. This phase also tests whether or not you have the Patterns of Profitability© (factors present in all successful growth initiatives) or whether work is required to develop them alongside the growth strategy and execution work.

Create – In this phase you design your growth catalyst and the means to make it work.

Embody – The indicators that lead to growth play out in real time, and you are now orchestrating adoption and execution into the culture within and beyond your business walls.

Harvest – The Harvest phase calls on you to harvest various forms of value or capital that have been grown, and to recognize and re-invest it or distribute it appropriately.

Learn – Learning is the intentional, continual process that makes growth profitable, sustainable and repeatable across conditions.

Third Angle helps companies frame, design and position across diverse disciplines, with the ultimate goal of positive growth. From workshops to model building to investment mapping, the Advisory and Analytics Practice leverages a rich toolkit to yield powerful results.


One of the proprietary tools that proves useful during any phase of the journey is the Third Angle Action Lab Experience (TALE). TALE© is a multi-day workshop/learning session where companies bring some of their toughest nut problems and the teams (often cross-functional, even cross-institutional) charged with transforming them into growth solutions. Third Angle brings the experience and camaraderie of our multi-industry executive bench, relevant researchers and proven methods and tools for use in facilitated workshops. Together, we discover new solutions and design action plans that are realistic and fresh. Teams test their ideas and action plans with the executives in the room and with each other in what we call “The Dolphin Tank” (a kinder, gentler shark tank). We work with teams prior to and following TALE© to ensure solutions are thoughtfully designed and strategically positioned to benefit a variety of stakeholders. This is where positive growth breakthroughs occur, and how capabilities are built for the future.


Third Angle offers multi-modal data collection and analysis tools for all sizes and types of quantitative and qualitative data, both external and internal to the company. We often use mapping to represent results and to help our clients see the connectivity of resources and needs across resource networks.

Third Angle is pleased to offer the services of our strategic partner, FirstSight. FirstSight was founded by Dr. Daniel Diermeier of the University of Chicago and utilizes the analytical and computational power of top tier researchers and analysts from across the globe. FirstSight offers intelligence that is rigorous, scientific, granulated, customized, anticipatory and actionable. This intelligence is accessible for managing three key areas of your business: reputation and non-market forces, customers and culture. FirstSight’s cutting edge tools assist you in: (1) reputation management and early detection of issues brewing in your external environment, (2) marketing and understanding current and potential customers and what really drives their behavior and relationship with your product or brand and (3) understanding your true corporate culture and underlying perceptions that are deeply engrained in your business and ways of working.

In each of these three areas, Third Angle with FirstSight helps you answer critical questions, such as “where is culture created in our organization?,” or “what do all of our customers care about but are not revealing?,” or “how can we address the call of activists for new regulation, boycotts or legislation?”


The Third Angle Institute provides powerful ways to learn while doing and transforms the way clients see and do business. The Third Angle philosophy and approach empower you to build growth, innovation, collaboration and intrapreneurship capabilities while working on real projects and achieving valuable results. The Institute provides access to a variety of customizable learning vehicles, business and executive coaching, tools and subject matter experts from multiple domains with the aim of helping clients learn to grow through the power within.

The Third Angle Institute emphasizes learning and discovery with direct value creation for your business and the work you do in it. We design goal and problem-based learning with the means to apply what’s learned across situations. This is in contrast to generic, content-based teaching that does not transfer. Learning must be profitable and purposeful to connect with its audience and context, and to add real value. The Institute is powered by Third Angle’s international bench of seasoned executives, learning scientists, subject matter experts and researchers. It’s the client, along with their growth challenges and opportunities, that remains at the center of our work. The Third Angle Institute offers:

1 – Custom workshops
We tailor and combine deep technical knowledge with the best of what is known about changing mindsets, skill sets, systems, and achieving creative breakthroughs. Examples of custom workshops:

  • Making Sense of Big and Little Data
  • Turning Complexity into Competitive Advantage
  • Whole Brain Innovators & Intrapreneurs: Integrating Economic & Human Value
  • Consistently Winning with Innovations
  • Building Bridges: Facilitating Knowledge Transfer & Next Phase of Life Post-Retirement

2 – Master Classes and Key Notes
We offer specific talks and interactive sessions with deep dives into specific areas:

  • Tapping & Motivating the Power Within
  • Fast Learning in Complex Environments
  • The Arrogance of Certainty
  • Getting into the Flows of Patients and Customers
  • Understanding Your Patterns of Profitability

3 – Executive Learning Programs & Curricula (ELPs)
We co-design programs for your company’s business and learning needs alongside you, taking into account your unique context and needs. We take a best-of-the-best approach by offering a more customizable set of options than you’ll find through a traditional executive education, and we make learning actionable and value-producing. We tap domain expertise from around the globe as well as executives with experience who are excellent at teaching and facilitating. We also leverage the internal expertise and leadership of client companies, as well as the voices of their employees to paint a complete picture.

1 – Project Partners
We help executives with collaboration, innovating from within, leading change, successful internal entrepreneurship, developing strategies and teams, and stewarding implementation and adoption of innovation.

2 – Leadership Effectiveness Coaching
Through experience and certification, we work with leaders individually to be more effective in specific areas, as well as in more general leadership competencies and self-care. This includes collaboration, emotional intelligence, and clarity of goals.

3 – Personal Coaching
We coach individuals in transition, planning for their future in work or in “retirement,” improving professional and leadership excellence, and improving health, well-being, and “mindful” ways of being.

1 – Transformation of Science to Practical Applications, Mindset and Behavioral Change
Through publications, coaching, workshops, advice, and experimental designs, we provide models, frameworks and tools, and design applications rooted in an array of scientific theories and research. We draw on these resources to determine and execute problems in new ways, and to encourage sustainable new thinking and behaviors. For example, we apply complexity science, cognitive science, data science, and biology to inform the design of adherence to new, safer practices for patients.

2 – Subject Matter Expertise Across Domains
Third Angle sustains a network of subject matter experts across the globe who teach and advise on specific matters as part of a broader learning or research engagement. We match the experts who best suit our clients’ needs. For example:

  • Experts in Biochemistry and Physics— Informing energy businesses on new technologies and ways of understanding their space for breakthroughs through short presentations and panel discussions
  • Leaders from Major Government Regulation Agencies—Informing pharma on innovation needs through innovation sessions and shared model development
  • Experts in Reputation Management—Informing boards and businesses on how to actively protect the reputational assets of their companies by providing a friendly critique of ideas and explaining the “whys” behind what works and what doesn’t

We offer licensed Third Angle games, assessments, methods and tools for use and adaptation under licensing agreements. Train-the-trainer sessions are also available for select tools.


St M's House

Serially successful growth, innovation and intrapreneurship require changing mindsets and seeing things in new ways. Often described as The Four Seasons Hotel-meets-Jedi Academy, St. Michael’s House is a mind-bending, inspiring, and personally transforming experience that changes the way people see and do things.

The results of the St. Michael’s House Experience are breakthrough, creative paths forward that occur only when you are led to recognize your situation in light of analogous situations in domains far different from yours. Studies prove that metaphors, like those created through the St. Michael’s House Experience, are the most powerful cognitive strategies for transforming minds. The domains may differ, but the analogy translates into practical application. Guests learn how surprisingly similar patterns exist across all kinds of complex, dynamic systems.

Imagine coming to breakthrough insights and strategies about how to grow your financial services business organically through lessons on farming.  Or consider exploring how the human body is designed imperfectly to allow for adaptation and evolution and applying that to your organizational design.

Individuals and teams who reap the most from the St. Michael’s House experience are intellectually curious, open to change, and humble enough to learn, reflect and be surprised. When we distance ourselves from familiar patterns, we grant ourselves the freedom and clarity to question our assumptions and discover new insights and pathways to growth.

In inspiring venues, participants explore and experience concepts, methods and systems from diverse domains and practice translating that knowledge as metaphors into implications for business, personal, professional and team development. Examples include:

      • Participate in wine making in Napa Valley to learn lessons from the vineyard, and their application to growth processes that yield a successful harvest for current year (while preparing for future seasons).
      • Spend time at a farm-to-table establishment to learn about farming, and use that new, out-of-the-box knowledge to conquer a sustainable supply chain challenge.
      • Experience physiology and neurology through strategically selected spa treatments in order to design new ways of seeing and engineering information and capital flows.
      • In majestic nature settings or in ancient buildings, consider what many of the great philosophers and saints from both Eastern and Western traditions have to say about conditions for mindset change, creativity, and innovation and then employ their simple practices in your work and personal life

Perhaps most telling is that participants have told us these experiences are personally transforming and have freed them to grow in new ways inside and outside their business lives.