A Practical Approach to Improve
Your Bottom Line.
“Onward Advising was founded to help companies improve their business performance. I want to share my experience in a straightforward, practical way to help you exceed your goals” – Chris Considine, Founder
I began my career more than 30 years ago with Wilson Sporting Goods assembling books for a sales meeting. During my extensive career I held many positions, spending the last 9 years as President and CEO. Wilson has a dominant position with thousands of elite athletes at all levels around the world as well as with major sports organizations: NFL, MLB, NCAA, AVP, USTA – Many of which I personally negotiated contracts with. I am proud to have led an incredible #1 Brand with outstanding people and leading positions in many sports – Tennis, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Badminton and Golf.
My experience runs broad and deep and I led the company to tremendous success:
- Turned around money losing division into top performer throughout parent company, tripling sales and exploding profits.
- Led two highly successful acquisitions.
- Led the team in securing new adoptions which drove over $50 million in sales growth.
- Created an Innovation Center for the company which became the hub for developing breakthrough products across the product portfolio.
- Employee engagement was at an all-time high with a 96% response rate. I was rated 4.8 out of 5 on Trust/Leadership by 2000 employees.
It is my belief that business is pretty simple. Our process gets you away from the daily grind to answer the important questions.
Smart. Practical. Focused. Doable.
These are our core values that transcend business. They are the foundation of our company and we strive to live them every day.
The #1 thing you can control. “I don’t wake up happy. It’s a choice.”
The most powerful force in business.
Directness & Honesty.
Power of one.
Life is simple. We tend to complicate it.
Get over yourself.
Truly understand others’ situation. Unconditionally be good to people.
Having “that edge.”
You must believe to be effective.
Clearly defining your business/vision. Simple, focused, doable plan.
Vision/Plan understood by all.
Alignment across the organization.
Building Your Brand
Understanding your Customer/Consumer.
Understanding what sets you apart.
Building a winning culture.
Motivating people with a shared vision.
Growing Your Business
Focusing on the right opportunities.
Sales and Profitability.
Clear set of Strategic Initiatives.
Strategic Priorities/Actions Clear.
We ask questions first, then work with you to develop actions.
Creating a plan that is: Straightforward, Understood, Sustainable, and Doable.
First we seek to understand: Current landscape & strategies, What’s working & what isn’t, Uncover the best opportunities.
We involve all key managers because ultimately, we need a shared vision.
We have a “Learning Document” that leads a robust process of truly learning the business and helping lead us to the future.
|Strategy & Structure||Build the Strategy||Define Success & Winning Aspiration|
|Develop Game Plan & Strategy|
|Create Accountability||Formalize Structure & Alignment|
|Assign Roles & Responsibilities|
|Communicate Expectations||Cascade Strategy & Targets|
|Clarity, Consistency & Frequency of Message|
|Execution||Direct Effort & Activity||Provide Focus & Prioritization|
|Who, What, When, Where & How|
|Facilitate the Process||Provide Tools & Eliminate Roadblocks|
|Seek Feedback & Listen|
|Manage Performance||Measure / Track Results|
|Identify Performance Gaps|
|Capabilities||Develop Skills & Ability||Assess Capabilities & Give Feedback|
|Coach / Train Fundamentals & Disciplines|
|Celebrate Success||Recognize & Reward Performance|
|Build a Winning Culture|
|Recruit Talent||Establish Success Criteria|
|Identify Traits, Behaviors & Skills|
What Makes Chris Considine & Onward Advising Different?
Experience & Proven Results
- Wilson’s decades of performance.
- From market leading businesses to building new brands.
'Hands On' Operating Executive
- Real world experience across all functional areas.
- Competitiveness; we are here to win.
Ability to Simplify & Focus a Business
- Common Sense, Practical.
- Process and emotional intelligence.
The Understanding of Your Investment
- You need ROI.
- “If I don’t help you, don’t pay me”
Organizations take on the personality of their leadership. Wilson is a
great partner – hard working and committed with a high level of trust
within their team and with the NFL. This was a direct reflection of Chris’
leadership. His team would run through walls for him.
“Chris is the ideal resource for everyone from the aspiring executive to
the seasoned CEO who needs unbiased, solid perspective. His ability to
combine traditional business values with a modern sensibility and
inspiring approach make his guidance indispensable.”
“Chris knows every aspect of the sporting goods business, including the
intangibles. From leading and managing his internal team, to building
strong and sustaining relationships with retail partners, to working with
C-level peers and competitors for best interests of the overall industry as he
did when he was on the SFIA Board of Directors, Chris has been a proven
leader and difference maker.
“Thank you for all you have done for us. Your strength, conviction, character, humility,
optimism, sense of humor and poise under pressure are traits that set
you apart, however it is your heart that makes your leadership so
unique. It’s your care and concern for others, your compassion and
your belief that people make the difference that has made Wilson such
an incredibly special place to work.”