THE BECKHAM COMPANY
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Here Are Views of The Beckham Company from Our Clients
"I had the pleasure of working with Dan Beckham over a five year period in my role as President and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. I found him to be outstanding in terms of his ability to work with the administration, board and physicians, his communications skills, willingness to think out of the box and to deliver a superb product in a very timely fashion. He is particularly knowledgeable in physician issues and organizational challenges but also very expert in overall organizational planning."
"I want to thank you so much for the strategic planning support you've provided to me in leading the five-hospital group that make up the Cleveland Clinic Health System - East Region. The outcome of the process has exceeded my expectations beyond my wildest dreams. When I submitted our strategic plan early last fall to Dr. Floyd Loop, the CEO of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, I was hoping for acceptance of the plan so we could drive my region to greater heights. Never did I expect that my plan would become a core element in the future of the entire system.
"There are many strategic planning consultants that very effectively sell the 'process of planning.' A number of the accounting firms we interviewed were very direct about their ability to organize the strategic planning process. Dan's forte is really the art of strategic planning. He makes sense out of uncoordinated market trends. He helps organize thoughts into clear, consistent strategic theme that can be translated into actionable criteria. We believe this orientation makes Dan fundamentally a better consultant when compared to the other firms that emphasize the process."
"Dan's abilities as a consultant are many. First and foremost, he is an excellent thinker who grasps strategic implications and has the conceptual communications skills to articulate their consequences in clear and powerful terms.
"In every instance, I have found their work to be of the highest quality and completed in a timely fashion. Both are very dedicated, hardworking professionals who possess a keen sense, perception and insight. They communicate and listen extremely well as they conduct their various consulting assignments. I would highly recommend them as health care consultants who are extremely knowledgeable and highly competent."
"You and Lise Petrich have been the right combination to assist us through this very difficult subject. In particular, Lise has dealt with the involved physicians in an exceptional manner."
"I can easily sum up some of my impressions of Dan: Practical; Thorough; Follows through; Makes the job enjoyable; Communicates well - oral and written; Good facilitator of group; Able to synthesize information and present in document form; Available for consultation; Relates well to executives, board, physicians; Able to draw upon his experience, both vicariously and first hand; Well aware of national developments; Has worked with a variety of institutions, systems, physicians, and others; Humble; Creative; Small enough firm to give personal attention; Good teamwork from his end; Well respected
I hope the above gives a synthesis of some of my feelings about the fine work that he has done for us. I do give him a strong recommendation."
David Ridderheim, President & CEO, Parkview Health System, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"It is a great pleasure to serve as a reference for The Beckham Company. Parkview Health System has had an outstanding experience with this fine organization. As facilitators of our strategic planning process, Dan Beckham and his associate, Lise Petrich, were superb. They kept us on track without dominating the process, so it truly remained our strategic plan. They made sure that we received maximum value from our efforts through inclusion of implementation strategies and plans. Their outstanding knowledge base allowed us to minimize start-up time and background sessions. Our experience was far superior to previous strategic planning processes with other facilitators."
"Dan has a very non-threatening style which facilitates genuine communication. As a result, he is able to deal effectively with diverse groups, such as physicians and board members, in developing cohesive strategy. We were very pleased with Dan's performance and the outcome he was able to achieve; I would recommend him highly for similar projects."
"Many thanks again for helping us get the Mayo Foundation Marketing Resource Group up and running."
"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."