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Are you or your business
in the midst of change?

Do you agonize over decisions and need to develop a clear path forward? Do you feel confused, worried, stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated by the things that are affecting your business or life?

Transition Designs can help.

We help professionals create their strategy
and manage change in the midst of uncertainty.

A transition represents a passage from one state to another. It means that a new start is required. In order for that new start to happen, an ending has likely already occurred or will be necessary. Transitions happen within organizations, teams, leaders, and individuals. They can be complex, such as a multi-departmental implementation of a new system or creation of a multi-year strategic plan. Or, they can be more straightforward, such as a job change or welcoming a new baby into your family.

These times can feel like a mix of emotion and can feel disorienting as you work to get to the ‘new normal.’ The purpose of Transition Designs is to support individuals, teams and organizations as they navigate transition.

Who We Serve

Businesses Navigating Change

The organization needs to create a strategic plan, overcome resistance, guide the team through change, adjust the strategy, assess impacts of market and internal shifts, assess the competitive landscape or uncover new ways to provide value to your customers.

Individuals Experiencing Transitions

You want to find a more fulfilling role, contribute in a deeper way, pursue a financial goal or achieve greater life balance. You want to work on a relationship, change a habit or achieve a personal goal. You want to take a holistic approach and maximize your potential.

“It isn’t the changes that do you in. It is the transitions. Change is not the same as transition. Change is situational: the new site, the new boss, the new team, the new policy. Transition is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external, transition is internal.”

– William Bridges

Gaining Clarity Amidst Uncertainty Is Possible

The success of high performing organizations and individuals can be traced back to key decisions to invest in and develop new core competencies and capabilities when the approaches that you are currently using become outdated or no longer work. It involves a willingness to disrupt current processes and ways of thinking. It involves investments in innovation and new approaches despite what is happening in the market or situationally.

When you are in the throes of change and decision-making, however, the path forward can usually seem unclear. How does one create a plan and a strategy amidst uncertainty and increasing rates of change? The answer lies in:

  1. Capitalizing on your core elements so that you can shift and evolve from a position of strength.
  2. Clarifying your vision while also being willing to divest what has been holding you back.
  3. Taking a more iterative approach to planning your future.
  4. A willingness to adapt.

Transition Designs Client Testimonials

I am referring the consulting and advising work performed by Dr. Melissa Francisco. She assisted with strategic planning, economic impact studies, research in market needs and potential competition. Recommendations were delivered on time, with high fidelity and were effective in helping us achieve our initial round of funding.

Chester Kennedy

Founding Member, BRIDG

Experience Kissimmee hired Dr. Melissa Francisco as part of a team to update our organization’s strategic plan. This involved surveying community partners, meeting with our Board of Directors and presenting findings to industry stakeholders including the Osceola County Commission. During the process I found Dr. Francisco to be very responsive and accessible. The feedback from our team and Board regarding the overall process and final plan was very positive.

Misty Johantgen

Chief Operating Officer, Experience Kissimmee

As a part of developing our strategic plans, Osceola County has worked with various partners over the years, including a team that Dr. Melissa Francisco was a key component. These plans often involved significant research into County operations, market needs and potential competition for services. The research was useful in presenting a final product that our end users could understand and appreciate. In addition, I personally found her to be easy to collaborate with and professional.

Donna Renberg

Assistant County Manager, Osceola County, Florida

Take the next step today to

  • Overcome resistance
  • Formulate a compelling vision
  • Create or adjust your strategy
  • Articulate what is most important
  • Respond to market changes
  • Enhance your capabilities
  • Discover new ways to provide value
  • Find fulfillment and clarity
  • Contribute in a deeper way
  • Achieve greater focus
  • Align your resources

Whether it is for a business or an individual, we assess your current situation, create a plan that is congruent with your goals, understand what to adjust, and manage the ‘in between place’ along the way. Our clients typically desire a custom transition plan tailored to their unique situation and goals and complete it within 5-6 working sessions.

Are you or your business
in the midst of change?

Do you agonize over decisions and need to develop a clear path forward? Do you feel confused, worried, stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated by the things that are affecting your business or life?

Transition Designs can help.