When looking for understanding, it’s critical to know precisely what the situation is (the ground under your feet) and then understand the possibilities and how to achieve them.

This process can begin over a quick conversation with coffee and sometimes wine. During this conversation, we can develop a map and language that will start the process of understanding.

As this understanding develops, we can see if there is a way for us to work together. The model of engagement, either mentoring or consulting is far less important than the fact that we have an understanding of the situation and the direction of travel.