About Tim and Jeanne LaFaver
We founded Globulus in early 2014 with a simple vision: create a business consulting firm dedicated to giving businesses access to real-world knowledge from seasoned industry experts with decades of experience.
We launched this unique firm with that vision after senior positions in a Fortune 50 company, and experience gained as part-time consultants since 2006.
The company’s name, Globulus, is a Latin term for chrysalis, or cocoon …and takes its inspiration from our visit to Mexico’s famed Oyamel Fir Forest, the winter home of millions of Monarch butterflies.
We joined the millions from around the world who marvel at the Monarchs’ amazing life cycle in all its remarkable development stages: from Cocoon to Caterpillar – to Chrysalis to Butterfly – and its daring flight of over 2,500 miles to Mexico as it migrates from North America.
The transformation and journey of a Monarch Butterfly can also reflect the business life cycle in all its stages – from its challenges and obstacles – to soaring success
We use a three phase approach to all engagement that aligns with; phase 1 of discovery, phase 2 of solution development and phase 3 of implementation and follow thru. We associated these with the phases of a caterpillar, cocoon and a butterfly. Our goal is to insert transformation elements into your business so that you can ensure they are sustainable and no longer need external support.
- Assess Current State of Business
- Identify Root Cause of Issue
- Identify Issue Cost or Opportunity
- Identify Target State
- Identify Roles: Customers, Employees & Owner
- Prioritize Opportunities
- Solution Alternatives — Cost & Time
- Custom Solutions to your unique situation
- Provider agnostic
- Practical, results-oriented solutions
- Term options — short-medium-long term
- Knowledge Transfers + Maintain & Enhance
- Implementation with follow-through
- Tangible Results
- Solution delivery
- Sustainable implementation
In review of small to large businesses, or review of departments in a smaller engagement, we’ve seen 99.9%+ of business problems fall into 4 buckets.
We engage disciplined reviews of policies, LEAN practices and Procedural Reviews of every operation and handoffs between functional areas of the business. We often begin to quantify end to end flows and impacts upon the Customer Experience, as well in the Product & Service review.
We engage in system architecture, automation, business rule-based engines, Agile development and system requirement. Here we may also assist with new system search or RFPs, as well as full implementation Project Management oversight.
We engage across product descriptions, market research, pricing, competitive research, marketing and sales, cycle time/capacity, customer experience and more. We realize the markets, product and competition change by the hour, and your approach needs to be adaptable for sustainable success.
We engage across elements of organization design, position descriptions, salary surveys, compensation/commissions and more. We are Certified Partners of The Predictive Index (PI) which enables Globulus to bring a host of additional tools to lead your employees and cultivate a high-performance team. It brings decades of proven tools to operations. These tools are beyond an “HR” thing; they bring 1:1 coaching, cultural engagement, merges business strategies with people strategies, Employee Engagement surveys and tools, Lower Turnover, Cognitive Testing, Behavioral Assessments, Matching Jobs with the right Skill and Will of an employee and much more.
and Keep Promises
In everything we write, say and do our integrity must shine. One way to demonstrate that is to keep every one of our promises.
Acknowledge Trust is Earned
& Aim to Earn It
The best relationships are built on trust, and we want to build that with each other and with our customers.
Passion to Serve our Customers
We are a service company. Clients Rule. Our passion is to Serve.
We know your business must see results. We want to play a part in delivering those results.
Always Speak The Truth
Whether its good news, or bad, always speak the truth. Shoot straight and provide perspectives that provide value to the situation.
The Team is Greater than
the Individual Parts
We acknowledge our individual strengths and expertise – and commit to working as a team – to maximize results for our clients.