We are innovation coaches, activators, and collaborative partners, with a passion for helping clients overcome the cultural challenges that stymie innovation and growth.
We are not a consultancy, we are a collective of practitioners.
Think of us as catalysts.
We embrace your unique culture and help you develop a unique roadmap that fits—and is realistic. We respect the line of risk tolerance while thoughtfully pushing you into provocative, often uncomfortable, territory.
That’s when real transformation begins.
What We Do
We leverage our experience and thought leadership to provide executive coaching and advising.
We provide private advising an coaching to executives and their companies to help them navigate friction so they could be transformative. Services range from 1:1 advisory and insights about a key strategic challenge, to curating relationships and connecting the executive with external influencers and networks that offer new perspectives and inspiration.
We don't deal in theory. We're here to help you build practical, transformational capabilities, refresh your culture, and cultivate internal networks - positioning your organization for long-term sustained growth. It's hard work but results in a clear, well-aligned way forward.
We provide select engagements to be your CXO to help your organization innovate and grow. This may include fractional leadership roles in marketing, strategy, innovation and general management.
Incubate and Activate
Benefit from our practical experience and objectivity. Bring us in to lead breakthrough or disruptive projects that either don't have a natural home or stretch beyond the capacity of internal teams.
Looking to take innovation to the next level? We might be the right fit for you.
We're not just theorists; we are practitioners who have been in your shoes. Our experience lets us see the big picture for our clients, and our ethos drives us to use collaboration as a growth lever.
Chief Executive Officer
Alex spent many years managing the same challenges you struggle with. His experience includes senior executive roles as both a general manager and as well as directing global strategy and innovation functions for multiple Fortune 500 & 1000 companies – and it’s through that lens that his work resonates with and achieves strong results for client companies. In addition to leading Highwire, Alex is also a renowned speaker and author on corporate innovation, culture, brand and strategy, and their combined role in transformative business growth.
Chief Innovation Officer
With almost two decades of experience leading innovation initiatives for corporations and consultancies, Karen has nurtured the evolution and growth of some of the biggest brands in business – including Coke, Kraft, Snapple, Pepsi, Sara Lee, and Kimberly-Clark. Her insatiable curiosity and drive for real-world solutions ignites the spark and momentum clients need to meet their goals.