Simplicity Sprints

The Simplicity Sprints are designed for cross-functional teams that have a need to quickly assess the impact of an innovation theme and activate their organization to start making improvements.  The program is perfect for teams that are seeking to kick-start a new innovation theme in their organization. The sprints are based on the Simple Business Design framework and have specific content related to the type of innovation, such as sustainability, digital, and agility.

Your Outcomes

The cross-functional team participating in the sprints will achieve the following outcomes…

  • Clarity about the baseline position of the organization and unlock creativity from within the team on how to accelerate.
  • Confidence about how to start in an achievable way and maintain momentum through structured accountability.
  • Control through the identification of risks and the next best actions to accelerate strategic innovation.

The Journey

The Simplicity Sprints are comprised of 5 half-day sessions across 3-4 weeks. Working with the sponsor, we begin with a structured start with a clear agreement on goals to be achieved and your current confidence levels on different dimensions of your business.

Each of the workshops typically involves a holistic approach based on all areas of the Simple Business Design framework and is enhanced with information and speakers based on the specific theme of your sprint goal.

Your Investment

The participants of the Simplicity Sprint will need to invest time in some pre-work, the five half-day sprint sessions and having discussions with other people between the sessions. Each of the workshop sessions is 4-5 hours and there will be homework such as validating topics with others and reflecting on concepts between the sessions.

The Simplicity Sprint program costs EUR 20,000 (excl. VAT) for two coaches to facilitate up to twelve participants. Additional coaching is EUR 350 (excl. VAT) per hour per coach.

Your Coaches

The coaches for the Simplicity Sprints include Chris Parker, the founder of Ebullient Business Designers, as well as a rich diversity of expert coaches and consultants from our community.

elmasry

I am delighted to write this recommendation for Chris Parker, a remarkable individual whose influence and guidance have been pivotal to our success.

Whenever we faced challenges that seemed insurmountable, Chris’s positive demeanor and unwavering support inspired confidence in each of us, empowering us to face the hurdles ahead and push for that extra mile. His problem-solving skills and exceptional leadership had an immeasurable impact on our team’s growth and development, laying the very foundation upon which our company stands today. We are indebted to him for his countless contributions.

Mohamed Elmasry
CEO
evers

A great program for keeping an eye on your business and keeping on track!  Things became much clearer for me after using this canvas.  I saw new connections between different parts of my business and made some significant improvements.  It made me think about things which are not daily routine but are very important!

Corina Evers
Solopreneur
van beek

These are confusing times. If you want to get rid of the clutter and focus on what will really help you to accelerate your business have a look at the ebullient canvas as we did for two businesses. Chris, with whom we have worked before, has guided us through the process and helped us to focus on what will really push us forward. The outcome: simplicity of strategy and clarity of execution. If you want a few days of fun and innovation, Chris is your guy!

Jessica van Beek
Director
ooms

I can highly recommend trying out the simple business canvas. Not only does it help you as an entrepreneur to ask yourself the right questions on what you’d like to achieve, but also it facilitates you to make the connection to how and with whom you’d like to achieve this for your business. I does it with utmost simplicity and it does not take a lot of your time.   It does focuses on the key topics you always need to take into account and balance when starting, growing or improving your organisation (big and small). In this way it will support and accelerate your own thought and decision making process.

Michiel Ooms
CPO
tag

What stands out about Chris is his deeply human approach to leadership. He has this innate ability to engage with people in a way that allows their passion and professionalism to truly shine. Chris’s ability to seamlessly align all teams with business goals ensures that our organization continues to innovate and create value.  But Chris doesn’t just stop at being an exceptional leader and executive. His role as a business design coach and consultant is where his human-centric approach flourishes. Witnessing how he supports and guides leaders through personal coaching and team alignment, especially during times of change, is deeply inspiring. It’s clear that his involvement leads to more coherent and empowered leadership within the company.

Ihab Tag
Product Manager
wittenstein

I was skeptical at first, being a serial entrepreneur with four companies under my belt. However, the Ebullient experience was super helpful as I pushed through a pivot in our strategy. Working with Ebullient felt like a conversation to me. I’d answer someone else’s questions, and that would give me new ideas (super quickly) to ponder. It felt much faster and more certain than just thinking through things alone. If you need to change directions (or set your first direction), I recommend Ebullient!

Mike Wittenstein
Founder
mader

Chris is an extremely generous person and a talented coach. The Simple Business Canvas he designed has helped me gain clarity and confidence in my business strategy as an entrepreneur. Chris uses a powerful balance of coaching techniques and business advice. I would recommend his program to anyone who feels lost in complexity and needs to gain clarity on their strategy. His own pursuit of simplicity is tangible and infused in his approach. Simple questions, simple observations, simple actions. This has made me feel lighter and more focused throughout the journey.

Charlotte Mader
Coach
falch

Frequently reflecting on your company is a must for every entrepreneur, but often falls short due to everyday challenges. Working with the simple business canvas of ebullient was an easy entrance to straighten and refresh my thoughts on my changing business environment. It is both a simple and a confronting process, though insightful and powerful. I’m convinced that it will accelerate your business as well.  You will love the way Chris leads you through the process. He has the ability to ask the right questions at the right time and provides a trusted and fun atmosphere to get the best output for you, your team and your customers.

Lars Falch
CEO
tornquist

Over the past couple of years Chris has helped me to transform and improve our IT and project organisation. His human approach to challenge and coach everyone to grow through simplicity is super refreshing and effective.

Jonas Tornquist
Chief Operating Officer
micheli

I have the privilege of working with Chris Parker as my leadership coach since becoming IT Director, and his impact on my professional growth has been remarkable. Chris’ vision, experience, and knowledge are invaluable assets that you can rely on.  He has an exceptional ability to simplify complex situations, helping me navigate the intricacies of our ever-evolving Business Technology landscape. Chris is not just a coach but an efficient sparring partner, always challenging me to think critically and strategically.  His unwavering commitment to placing people at the core of every initiative ensures that our solutions are not only efficient but also genuinely human-centered and user-centric.

Vincent Micheli
IT Director
lapre

Working with Ebullient is exactly what I needed to grow my business. I was confused with the direction to take my work, and this drained my mental and physical energy. This programme has cleared my thinking and revitalised my energy to give my business the boost it needs. This is definitely a programme that will continue to allow my business to grow whilst being aligned with my vision.

Ljuba Lapre
Owner
marlier

I hereby would like to fully and unconditionally recommend Chris Parker, as an executive Coach. He has been pivotal in helping me grow and remain solid, in the fundamental transformation of our “Enablers Network” Community.  Chris is one of those very rare people capable of mastering the three levers of Logos (intellectual brilliance, thought leadership, and a rare intelligence), Ethos (behaviors, manners, ethics) and Pathos (Values and emotions) with rare success.  Far from the “Teflon Coach” model that we see too often, he is capable, whilst pushing his own ego and needs to the side, to be fully there for you, challenge and support you and disagree when he thinks your intellectual integrity is at risk.  Chris has a rare skill in coaching or being an agile “sparring-partner”.

Didier Marlier
Managing Partner
brod

Using the simple business canvas was simple, quick and insightful. Chris guided us carefully to build it up in steps and iterate so that the final version feels robust. It makes a coherent, focused plan to achieve strategic aims faster while taking account of the realities on the ground. Chris has a talent for fostering teamwork while clearly identifying pain points and addressing them; and creates a fun atmosphere to accomplish work.

Simon Brod
Director Innovation and Development

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