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Free! 2013 Strategic Leader Survey Report

The 2013 Strategic Leader Survey digs into use of strategic planning and implementation in all types of organizations. Strategy development and execution approaches that work and those that don't are identified. It assesses how leaders evaluate strategic risks and opportunities and how this aligns with their approach to planning.

New! Strategic Planning infographic

"Strategic Planning.  Why to use it. How to make it work" shows how to plan for great results.  

Free! 2012 Strategic Leader Survey Report

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The 2012 Strategic Leader Survey exposes "the strategy gap" - why leaders aren't more strategic and why organizations don't plan and implement- and shows how leaders can think and act strategically and instill planning and effective implementation in their organizations.

Free! 2012 LinkedIn Success Survey Report

LinkedIn Survey
The 2012 LinkedIn Success Survey shows how to strategically use LinkedIn for greater benefit. We surveyed LinkedIn "connectors" and "users."  The report offers direction for professionals, executives, managers and entrepreneurs seeking greater value from LinkedIn.

Free! 2012 Association Corporate Membership Packages Study

Association Study
The 2012 Association Corporate Membership Packages Study offers pricing and value-added benefits insights for association and individual membership organization leaders seeking to attract corporate members.

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We build organizations.  We can help you achieve more.

    • We counsel senior management for best results and help Boards, teams and groups raise their effectiveness and reach goals. 
    • We facilitate strategic and business planning, provide planning systems and ensure implementation.  
    • We help organizations resolve strategic issues and tackle strategic opportunities.  
    • We provide "best practice" solutions to management, branding and marketing, customer and revenue creation, and communications needs.

Who are we?

Forrest Consulting is a high-level strategy and implementation consulting firm. We serve company, association and non-profit leaders and Boards. We have been building success in scores of industries and business segments since 1988.

How are we different?  Why should you care?

We take the strategic view when we counsel you and offer solutions. We assure your strategies move you toward your vision. We focus time and resources for greatest impact.

Our top credentials begin with founder Lee Crumbaugh:

    • MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; BS, Communications, University of Illinois.
    • Strategic Management Professional certification. Among the first 50 SMPs certified by the Association for Strategic Planning: credentials for delivering "best practice" strategic planning and strategic management counsel.  
    • Association for Strategic Planning international president (2014-2016) and Board of Directors chair.  
    • International Association of Facilitators member. 
    • Author, AHEAD: Strategy is the way to a better future, 2013 (Amazon paperback and Kindle e-book), and Strategic Thinking & Strategic Action blog.


Our talented professional consultants - Forrest Consulting associates - offer you a depth of affordable management and specialist expertise.  To meet specific client needs, we source and manage our team of associates on a per assignment basis.

Our training builds successful organizations 

Forrest Training is the education delivery division of Forrest Consulting. 

Leaders engage Forrest Training to provide professional training on:

  • Board and team effectiveness
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Strategic planing
  • Plan implementation. 

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Phone 630-909-9360, Cell 630-730-9619

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