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.

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Attitude

The #1 thing you can control.  “I don’t wake up happy.  It’s a choice.”

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Trust

The most powerful force in business.

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Integrity

Directness & Honesty.

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Teamwork

Power of one.

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Simplicity

Life is simple. We tend to complicate it.

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Humility

Get over yourself.

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Empathy

Truly understand others’ situation. Unconditionally be good to people.

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Competitive Excellence

Having “that edge.”

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Passion

You must believe to be effective.

Values.

Primary Services.

We are here to help.  For many people, business is reacting to situations on a daily basis.  That is fine, but we want to step back and ask the tough questions – What are you doing?  What should you be doing?

Developing Strategy

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Clearly defining your business/vision. Simple, focused, doable plan.

Communication

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Vision/Plan understood by all.
Alignment across the organization.

Building Your Brand

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Understanding your Customer/Consumer.
Understanding what sets you apart.

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Leadership Development

Building a winning culture.
Motivating people with a shared vision.

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Growing Your Business

Focusing on the right opportunities.
Sales and Profitability.
Clear set of Strategic Initiatives.

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Execution

Strategic Priorities/Actions Clear.
Quantify/Measurements.

Our Approach.

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Research

 We ask questions first, then work with you to develop actions.

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Create

Creating a plan that is: Straightforward, Understood, Sustainable, and Doable.

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Assessment

First we seek to understand: Current landscape & strategies, What’s working & what isn’t, Uncover the best opportunities.

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Involvement

We involve all key managers because ultimately, we need a shared vision.

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Documentation

We have a “Learning Document” that leads a robust process of truly learning the business and helping lead us to the future.

Onward Advising Leadership Model

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Strategy & StructureBuild the StrategyDefine Success & Winning Aspiration
Develop Game Plan & Strategy
Create AccountabilityFormalize Structure & Alignment
Assign Roles & Responsibilities
Communicate ExpectationsCascade Strategy & Targets
Clarity, Consistency & Frequency of Message
ExecutionDirect Effort & ActivityProvide Focus & Prioritization
Who, What, When, Where & How
Facilitate the ProcessProvide Tools & Eliminate Roadblocks
Seek Feedback & Listen
Manage PerformanceMeasure / Track Results
Identify Performance Gaps
CapabilitiesDevelop Skills & AbilityAssess Capabilities & Give Feedback
Coach / Train Fundamentals & Disciplines
Celebrate SuccessRecognize & Reward Performance
Build a Winning Culture
Recruit TalentEstablish Success Criteria
Identify Traits, Behaviors & Skills

Our Difference.

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”

Let's Move Your Business Onward