Find a clear path forward

An early stage consulting practice, guiding partnerships to solutions for over 20 years. Sandro brings his problem solving experience, from his many years practicing law and his "zero to 1" experience founding software startups, to help founders forecast, flesh out, and resolve conflict so that they can stay focused on healthy growth.

How we get the work done

Consulting

Consulting sessions help to assess the potential for problems in the partnership when there is no active legal/business dispute. This method is more to identify and resolve areas of potential conflict before they advance into actual blockers for the team. Also a great option for founders trying to assess compatibility at the outset of building a company.

Mediation

This method of dispute resolution involves working on existing or impending friction within the team, by having a mediator (a neutral third party) to work with all stakeholders equally—to help them to establish a safe space to communicate, to clearly frame the problem(s), and to ultimately enable the team to find alignment on a clear path forward.
In all relationships, whether it be personal or professional, there is the potential for competing interests.
It is from this friction where the real problem solving begins. Mediation oriented consulting can play an instrumental role in crafting mutually beneficial solutions for parties who are (or could soon be) stuck and unable to move forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are your typical clients?
I typically work with founding teams at early stage startups. This can mean a lot of things, but it generally boils down to founders and heads of departments/divisions when product/market fit is still early.
How long is your typical engagement?
Sessions are typically 60-90 minutes and are usually scheduled 1-2 weeks apart. Although each team's needs and availability varies, it is recommended that they be prepared to commit to 2-5 sessions at the outset- and then schedule sessions as needed from that point onward.
What types of services do you offer and what does it cost?
Sessions are either in a "all-hands" type format, where everyone is in the same room (and/or on the same call) at the same time, or they can be staggered to allow for split sessions. For those who prefer more of a workshop approach, this can be arranged as well. All services are billed at $275 an hour, not inclusive of any preparation time and/or travel needed.
How do we get started?
All engagements begin by completing a relatively short questionnaire that will set the framework for the discussion (see "Get Started" button at top). It is recommended that all of the stakeholders seeking to be involved with the process complete a questionnaire, although we can certainly explore how the process might work with just one or two members of the team first. For those still unsure about whether this process is the right approach, I offer a 10-15 minute introductory call- which you can request by completing the "Get In Touch" form below.

Testimonials

Muse & Co. Outdoors
Sandro helped us, as co-founders, to think through some big picture questions about the future direction of our business, with a refreshing clarity and fresh perspective. Sandro’s level-headed personality and depth of experience made our time working with him as pleasant as it was rewarding.
Karyn & Noah Veneklasen
Brighter Tonic
Sandro has been such a big help. As a new founder it’s been great to lean on his insights and various ideas to keep things moving when we’ve felt stuck or at a standstill. The startup space is stressful and even the best relationships get tested. Having Sandro as a go-to for advice has been priceless.
Danny Olivas & Elizabeth Varnell

Get In Touch

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