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Julio Graham

 Collaborator

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Collaboration & Facilitation

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Passion

  Co-create innovative approaches to deal with business challenges whilst avoiding unintended consequences along the way.  

Business Mix


Business Objective

Help business owners and managers create implementable solutions to their business challenges.

Business Activities

Creation:

  • Management Systems
  • Accountability Mechanisms
  • System Specifications
  • Operational Processes
  • Management Processes
  • Methodologies
  • Governance Mechanisms
  • Organisational Resilience

Diagnosis:

  • Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Management Systems Effectiveness
  • Company Structure (viability)
  • Organisational Maturity
  • Distressed Organisations
  • Implementation & Project Success

Implementation:

  • Integrated Management Systems
  • Project Management
  • Interim Management
  • Alignment of Strategy, Goals and Objectives
  • Strategy - Scenario Investigation
  • Process Implementation
  • Organisational Resilience
  • Organisational Maturity (Talent & Knowledge Retention)

Integral Skills


  • Systems Thinking
  • Process Design
  • Scenario Planning
  • Organisational Resilience Framework
  • Certified Business Systems Professional
  • Strategic Conversation Design
  • Interactive Planning
  • Viable Systems Models
  • Soft Systems Methodology
  • Requirements Specifications
  • Software Selection
  • Software Implementations
  • PAS 99 - Integrated Management Systems
  • BS 65000 - Organisational Resilience
  • CobiT
  • IT Governance
  • ITIL - IT Services
  • ISO 9001 - Quality
  • ISO 14001 - Environment
  • ISO 18001 - Health & Safety
  • ISO 15504 - Organisational Maturity
  • Collaborative Project Design
  • Collaborative Project Management
  • Prince II - Project Management
  • PMBOK - Project Management
  • Work the System Methodology

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 Speaking

I generally take on no more than 6 - 8 speaking engagements a year. Fees range from £2,000 to £10,000, based on the audience, the preparation necessary, the length of the presentation, and the size of the group.

I speak about a wide range of subjects with my general philosophy always being about retaining and recycling knowledge whilst creating practical approaches to business challenges.

My systems thinking experience and knowledge helps give these talks a different perspective and in many cases a totally new way of viewing common issues.

I can talk on a variety of operational, management and leadership topics. One of my favourite topics is Practical Strategy Implementation and I've got an adaptation of a methodology that I can demonstrate or even turn into a full day's work.

Lastly, if you really want me to jump around and get joyously excited, ask about my take on Organisational Processes and Knowledge Retention. I am a firm believer in NOT sweeping clean as it destroys knowledge and value. I have some practical advice on how to retain knowledge and when to invest in knowledge management systems and when not.

Talks vary from 18 minutes to 8 hour workshops.

I always suggest having a conversation about the talk you need and specifically what you are trying to achieve. If we mutually agree that this is a good fit, you’ll receive a firm quotation on the fee. The fee must be paid in full two weeks before the actual speaking engagement.

Audio/video recording is only allowed after mutual agreement beforehand.


Please contact me with more information about your speaking opportunity.


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Other Interests

 I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’ 
~ Maya Angelou


Sailing and Wooden Boats

Growing up at 1600m above sea level you would think that I would prefer mountains and grasslands to the sea.

I did, until I moved to the coast way back in the early 1990s. Boy was I pleasantly surprised.

I started sailing with a group of older guys who had many corny jokes but were a wealth of information. My favorite quip when someone was seasick comes from these jokers:- "You should've eaten strawberries before coming out to sea today." The poor sod who is being seasick (this includes yours truly) thinks about it and when they eventually ask why, (it took me a few months of trying strawberries before I asked), they get told:- "They taste the same coming up as they do going down!" - followed by guffaws and thigh slapping.

After almost 10 years of sailing other people's yachts I eventually let my heart rule my head and I bought a wooden sloop that was built in 1975 in Mauritius and had circumnavigated the world. I bought a dream and I'm still living it with constant repairs and maintenance interspersed with the odd great sail.

Home Truths

  If God had wanted us to build fibreglass yachts he would have made fibreglass trees. 


 Wherever there are 2 yachties, there will most likely be 3 opinions about your problem. 

 Contact Me

The easiest way to get in touch with me is via email.

Location and Contacts

London

02081 910 710

New York

(347) 352 0010

email: julio@juliograham.com

web: https://juliograham.com