Bringing passion, creativity and knowledge to deliver tangible solutions.

Stefanie Shedd is a management consultant who helps clients grow their business through providing strategic, marketing and project expertise.

She focuses on small and medium-sized business, culture-related institutions and non-for-profits as she believes they have the entrepreneurial spirit and driving ambition to make a difference in their own unique way.

Her philosophy is to add value by working in partnership with clients, collaborate with the wider community to facilitate ideas, probe existing methodologies to find new ways forward, and always act with integrity.

She offers to be a trusted partner to bounce around ideas with, add a timely extra pair of hands and provide tools and courses - such as the Start-Up Clinic or Project Management 101.

The Solution Shedd was founded in 2001 and over the past 15 years Stefanie has moved seamlessly between global corporates, entrepreneurial start-ups, leading museums and international charities and consistently delivered value.

Each business is unique. It's not about cookie cutter solutions.

I don't have one-size fits all type of consultancy approach.  I listen to my clients first and find an approach that fits their needs.

Historically my work has largely revolved around Strategy Development, Market Research and Positioning, Financial Analysis, Operational Strategies and Project Management.  Some pieces of work have included:

  • Worked with a start-up undertake market research and assist with their business plan to ensure it had strong foundations

  • Repositioned the products of a fledging higher education technology company to successfully penetrate the competitive US market 

  • Created a ‘Best In Class’ framework for a professional service company's IT, Client Care, Finance, Compliance and Research teams to identify how they should be restructured and analysed the respective financial costs and benefits involved.

  • Created extensive financial models and scenarios for companies looking to raise capital and find investors.

  • Project managed an array of projects from £10K up to £3m and am Prince 2 certified.

I am fortunate to have worked with some brilliant companies and charities in the past such as Save the Children, Epigeum, Cosaveli, CBRE, Alzheimers Society, Museum of London, ACEVO, TechnoServe. 

Having worked with Stefanie on a number of projects in both the NFP and commercial sectors, I have always found her to be a creative thinker with entrepreneurial flair and the ability to find innovative ways to solve problems.
— Neils Bryan-Low (CEO of Cosaveli)

Stefanie is a highly effective strategist who produces results. I hired her to address a problematic market entry strategy for our online products in the US. We had invested 2 years of work with full-time, committed and experienced US staff. Stefanie got to grips with the issues, conducting a thorough client survey - really getting to know what clients wanted. She produced and impressive report and within a month of implementing her recommendations we started to see sales come through. Its been an incredible achievement. Our clients like her. She is a great consultant; intuitive enough to ask the right hard questions, is thorough and hard-working and delivers. When she presented her recommendations she impressed my whole board; seasoned experts in the field. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
— David Babington-Smith (Founder, CEO of Epigeum)

Stefanie is a strategist and project manager who offers fresh thinking and different perspectives to business and organisational problems. She takes a deep personal responsibility for her work and brings a passion to help her clients succeed.
— Tim Kirk (Partner, Oliver Wyman)
We faced a challenge in how to define what best in class looked like for aspects of our core service - Stefanie did a tremendous job helping us approach the task in a strategic way and then she devised and executed on a plan to systematically gather useful comparative data before completing a perceptive appraisal of our present position relative to the best in class. Stefanie has the ability to think strategically, perceptively challenge the status quo, and ensure that all resultant actions and change tie back to the strategy. We were very pleased to have her on our transition team.
— Martin Lewis (COO of CBRE)

We used Stefanie to help with our work for the Coventry and Warwickshire Infrastructure Consortium. She came up with an excellent way of helping us to evaluate our work on a matrix system. She was friendly and approachable and helped us to focus on the solution. Everyone appreciated her skills and abilities.
— William Clammy (Chief Executive at Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs)