Data and analytics are the linchpin of digital transformation, yet culture is the hardest part.
Data literacy is the missing link, and the key to cracking the culture code.
We believe that the foundation of nurturing a data literate workforce (from executives, to data and analytics professionals, to your front-line associates) is fostering a shared language around the use of data, or Information as a Second Language™ (ISL). And that cracking the culture code starts with making this language personal.
We believe that culture change is an “inside out” job. And there is only so much that external consultants can do to help your organization transform.
Yet with a rapidly emerging area like data literacy, there is a natural catch-22: you and your teams don’t have the bandwidth to “figure out” how to grow data literacy yourselves, to navigate all of the market developments, and to find others who are in the same position across the globe.
You have a need for shared methods, blueprints, plans, accelerators and a forum for connection with others on the same journey. We are here to help you with a facilitated, train-the-trainer approach, and shared forum for productive, focused collaboration.
Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language™ Explained
Answering the question, "What is it, and why do I care?"
How We Work
Adopt & Go
We work with agility and an “adopt and go” mentality. We curate shared methods, templates and accelerators that you can adopt, tweak and go. We constantly learn and grow together.
We partner openly across the Data Literacy landscape to leverage respective strengths of partners and providers for collective value.
We respect diversity and believe that data literacy creates a bridge across diverse people, backgrounds, and capabilities. We create a safe space to learn, and believe that everyone brings something of value to the table. Everyone.
"In just a short time, Valerie provided very clear concepts and approaches that have revolutionized my thinking about what we are doing and where we are going.
Director, U.S. Military Operations Agency
"My legacy here will be data literacy and storytelling. I’ve been coaching a couple of senior leaders on the topic and helping them tell a better story when it comes to data literacy. Thank you for showing me how."
Director of Data Governance, Global Healthcare Organization
"Many thanks, Valerie. You left us even more excited about the path ahead and provided very clear advice on how to make progress."
SVP of Data & Analytics, Global Financial Services Firm
"Thank you for two valuable and informative data literacy workshops!"
Chief Data Officer, U.S. State
"Six years in Gartner sales, and you delivered one of the best client sessions that I have been part of!"
Gartner Sales Account Executive
"Valerie clearly has a great understanding of the importance of understanding data and how to derive value. Excellent call with an analyst that was a joy to connect with!"
VP Data & Analytics, Services Firm
"Great session. Valerie immediately understood the problem and provided in-depth support."
Senior Analytics Executive, Global Media Company
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