Tony Sattout consulting provides a tailored approach to performance improvement for individual leaders, complex projects and challenging problems. Tony was the "right hand person" every CEO needs and when I was leading a large, complex Financial services company that was the role he played for me. He has lead very complex projects and integrations, IT implementation and performance improvement projects and its this first hand experience which uniquely places him to give practical advice which really works.
Excellent at Stakeholder Engagement.
It has been such a valuable experience for me, both personally and professionally, to experience Tony's unique and effective business analysis and workshop facilitation. I found his ideas would shift the thinking outside of the proverbial box, and help to identify creative solutions myself in an empowering way.
Thank you for your valuable contribution and to your ongoing support.
Excellence. By design.
Tony has performed numerous project reviews and also conducted stakeholder engagement training for my teams. Tony has deep understanding and experience in what makes for successful project delivery. He wastes no time in getting to the point and exposing where projects may be struggling. This often can be in areas of stakeholder engagement and executive sponsorship. Sometimes uncomfortable findings are presented, however Tony also backs this up with meaningful action plans that can be undertaken if a company really wants to move up the maturity curve.
Gets to the Heart of the Issue.
Tony has been invaluable in helping our team to really understand how well or not we are going in operationalising our strategy.
Looking under the hood is actually the only way that you can tell how well the engine is or isn't performing and to do it you need a mechanic that can do the diagnostics for you quickly and effectively - if this is you then Tony is that mechanic.
Insightful Reviews with a Great Coaching Style.
Tony Sattout Consulting has helped our organisation to mature our approach to projects. Our PMO is more efficient, our frameworks are stronger, and actionable insights have been gained through well executed project reviews. Personal coaching is high quality and has helped develop individual skills in project execution.
Tony has the Recipe to Setup Projects for Success!
Tony is a big personality who has a refreshing trait of calling a spade a shovel, whist at the same time making a sound like a compliment. His experience in both private and public sector allows him to deliver outcomes that make a difference to the business and his ethical and moral compass is unquestioned.
His only failing is that he doesn’t drink red wine, but he counters this with a voracious appetite for coffee. It has been a pleasure working with Tony and I hope to do so again in the future.
Expert, Realistic, Consulting.
Tony is an expert in helping organisations make progress on complex challenges. He has unique ability to look at things at a whole of system level, translate complexity to a form that allows deeper understanding and insights, and set up the necessary conditions for progress and success on tough issues. He demonstrates high integrity, and builds rapport and trust with stakeholders at all levels. An outstanding professional!
Building a Team and a United Vision.
Tony has an innate ability to ask the right questions and pin point the main issue in a swift and productive manner. He is outcomes focused, cuts through the "noise" to provide an organisation/individual with a concise and logical solution. What more does any organisation need …. it is a pleasure working with Tony and he constantly highlights the value he brings to our organisation in making the complex simple.
Outstanding Advice - Delivering Superior Performance.
Tony has a remarkable ability to grasp complex concepts quickly, and to think through logical solutions. I feel that when we interact he not only asks the right questions, but also that he really understands my responses – as a stakeholder, I feel engaged and valued.
An Insightful Operator.
I have known Tony many years, and he consistently delivers strong business outcomes in project management generally, and in operational excellence in particular. He builds on robust theoretical foundations using a pragmatic approach designed to suit the size of the task, and a people oriented approach.I would recommend him for the design or review of complex projects or operational excellence programs.
Cuts to the Chase.
Tony has an innate ability to cut through the guff and showy superficial exteriors in order to identify the heart of the issue or concern. He skill-fully manoeuvres sensitive and political areas without causing tension or offence. He provides timely and practical recommendations which add value to projects and work areas. On top of that he is a genuine and nice guy.
Looking Under the Hood.
I have worked with Tony over a number of years across a number of sectors. Tony has a great ability to get right to the heart of issues and surface them in a way that is constructive and insightful. This is then blended with a great coaching style to work on addressing the right topics. Really good understanding of process, people and culture and how to navigate and integrate these.
Insightful Project Leadership.
Tony has made one of the most meaningful contributions to my professional growth. He was brought in to give a group of project managers some insights of the “softer skills” needed to setup a project for success, with the course’s focus to deviate from your typical technical aspects of the profession and more into the day to day human side to managing people. One of the key things I took away with me, was the kick-off agenda and its purpose. This simple, yet effective agenda is often the most forgotten tool by project managers to clarify the vision to the team, quickly gain control of the project and create alignment.
The second most important contribution was defining our relationships and agreements. The roles and responsibilities are most often assumed, which leaves room for gotcha’s, finger pointing and hinders relationships in the long run. As Tony mentioned:
“You can’t manage what you have not agreed”
I am now using Tony’s learnings in my everyday job! I highly recommend Tony to any organisation that is seeking to build a high performing team.
He Doesn't Drink Alcohol.
I have engaged Tony on a number of occasions, his consultancy always delivers realistic, pragmatic workable results.
Use Tony if you need outcomes and not "Big 4 Waffle".
Go to Person for Solving Complex Problems.
Prior to working with Tony, our team was a group of disparate individuals who went about their roles in isolation of one another. We were experiencing similar frustrations and felt a lack of support from our team and the senior leadership group.
During the workshops with Tony we were able to develop our personal leadership style as well as create a cohesive brand for our team. We developed a genuine trust between us and learnt how best to work with one another. We created a clear vision and purpose that we could articulate clearly and concisely to all stakeholders. This was invaluable in gaining support for our initiatives within our division and our organization more broadly.
We realized that we were stronger together and we would not have been able to reach this realization if we had not been challenged by Tony to open our minds to an alternate approach. We could not be more grateful and the results speak for themselves.