Empowering businesses and nonprofits to take your best next steps.
Cummings Collaborative, LLC
Cummings Collaborative was launched in January of 2018, in Ohio. When Nancy moved back home from Ohio to Clermont, Florida in June, 2018 - our focus transformed. We experienced our own breakthrough innovation. Clarity of purpose and a realignment of our services evolved as Nancy transitioned to be with her father during his new season of life. We became hyper client-focused and made the decision to serve clients across all industries; not just healthcare and higher education. If a clients' needs match the services we can deliver, we want to work with them. So, in June, 2018, the Collaborative was restructured and established as a Florida-based LLC. Like Nancy's grandfather, Oakley Seaver - a philanthropist, social activist, and community leader - she wants to empower businesses in the community to understand the unique challenges that they are facing and create bold solutions to address them.
Pivotal experiences through the years that resulted in both successful and non-successful attempts with organizational innovations allowed us to discover some consistent themes. This collection of experiences is what truly sparked our creation. First, few great decisions are made in isolation. The collective intellect, wisdom and learning that develops when working with others provides an environment where courageous decisions can be made. Second, integrity and trust are values we seek in everything we do. Third, excellence is an ongoing expectation of ourselves and our work. Finally, we enjoy what we do and want to make a positive impact along the way. These four pillars weave the fabric of our culture together - a safe space where all voices are treasured. All the time.
As a boutique consultancy, the Collaborative focuses on businesses and non-profits who need guidance taking their best next steps. Whether it's leadership transitions, benchmarking, mission and vision realignment, cultivating partnerships, training and education, or reaching out to your Board and stakeholders. We get to know you and your team. Together, we create bold strategies and solutions that will empower your organization. If you're trying to get ahead or stay ahead, we help you get where you need to be. This is what we call - 'Breakthrough Innovation'.
What's innovation? Innovation is when you find yourself in one of two situations. You need to change something you are currently doing or you need to create something totally new. Either way, having the right roadmap so your organization can be nimble and innovate is mission-critical. Maintaining a competitive understanding requires intention and deliberation, integrity and trust, passion and courage. We're here to walk alongside you and deliver the targeted solutions you need.
Clients - Our clients are people. People who understand the importance of delivering what their clients deserve. People who value a network of trusted, collaborative professionals. You are our client. You recognize that bold steps are necessary; yet might not know how to do that. Breakthroughs in your current processes are critical so your team is empowered to take your best next steps towards innovation and sustainability. Whether driven by the need to maintain competitive standing or the necessity to disrupt a current direction, our clients embrace the fact that the status quo is no longer an option for their long-term success.
With over 65 years of combined experiences across several dynamic and complex industries (healthcare, leadership, education, nonprofits, start-ups, technology, faith-based organizations, elite sports performance and teams, local small businesses), you can count on us to deliver relevant strategies. Non-profit organizations and businesses across diverse sectors connect with us so current practices can be challenged. We collaborate with your team and guide your best next steps. The Collaborative welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your team, wherever you are.
Mission - Collaborating to create bold solutions that empower breakthrough innovation.
Vision - Empower extraordinary.
Innovation - We encourage transformations that drive good results. We recognize that change can be uncomfortable. We are nimble in how we discover and collaborate.
Challenge - We engage with the pressing issues that confront your business. We seek novel solutions. We prompt real conversations and are relentless in discovering your best next steps.
Zeal - We pursue our work and our lives with tremendous enthusiasm and energy. We choose to make a significant difference in the world around us. We celebrate.
Integrity - We hold each other accountable. We believe in honesty and authenticity in ourselves and our work. We create and support safe spaces for everyone involved in our community.
Trust - We expect truthfulness and character with people in our community. We aspire for excellence; it's a part of our DNA. We anticipate silos will break down as respect increases.
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