Blankenship Change Consulting, LLC is a boutique, certified, woman-owned consulting firm focused on the people side of change.
We have nearly 100 consultants focusing on managing and leading changes of all sizes in the areas of organization transformation, talent development/management, learning, communications, process design and strategic program management and leadership. Our team members have top-tier consulting and design firm experience as well as depth in their areas of expertise, but value flexibility of schedule and/or reduced work hours. This business model allows us to offer big firm skills and services at small firm prices.
WOMEN MENTORING WOMEN
Blankenship Change Consulting holds mentoring as a key company value — particularly mentoring women.
In fact, Dana Blankenship, Owner and CEO, was a 2020 recipient of the Maura Women Helping Women Award, sponsored by the Texas Women’s Foundation. Previous recipients include former First Lady Laura Bush, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Martina Navratilova, former senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, and many others. Dana is committed to advising, developing and building relationships with women both inside and outside her firm – and her passion for this investment in time is shared by the women she hires. To understand some of her approach, here’s a Leadership Forum Q&A.
Blankenship Change Consulting creates customized solutions, leveraging the collective experience of our team. We learn our clients’ businesses and build a deep understanding of company culture and ways of working. We develop long-term relationships with our clients and generally become a trusted extension of their teams. Our consultants offer innovative thinking and new approaches, and are also comfortable using any and all established change methodologies.
New engagements begin with a conversation about the problem to solve. We seek to understand the current situation and gather information on what success will look like for the client. This leads to scoping and estimating the effort required to realize the full desired benefits of the work.
After visiting with clients about their business needs, we typically develop a high level project plan that guides the estimate. We collaborate with the client to create the estimate, ensuring that our anticipated work is on target with their goals. We begin with the end in mind, aligning on key deliverables and end-state work products.
Design & Development
Design & Development
We take a collaborative and iterative approach to the design and development of client solutions. Our project leads have deep skills in change leadership and are experienced program/project managers. The firm also has consultants with Agile expertise, ready to support client engagements leveraging this methodology.
One of our firm’s differentiators is our focus on sustainment: implementing solutions, ensuring they take hold with the desired results, and supporting efforts to make them stick. Our communications planning and messaging expertise brings clients’ ideas to life and reinforces the change narrative for lasting impact.