Stuart Morse is the Principal lead at The Morse Group. His experience as an artist, engineer, coach and business leader drives the unique approach that The Morse Group brings to all business and leadership development challenges. Stuart is often described as an organizational and team coach with a balanced approach of analytic and creative methods that produces greater results across strategy and culture. His focus is to enable leaders to take people to the next level of performance and exceed expectations.
Stuart is uniquely qualified in this area as he has lived, worked and studied the dynamics of the human condition and mind in both highly analytic and creative environments. He has successfully designed, built and created solutions in both arenas from engineering to fine art.
This broad scope of experiences is grounded in a multi-cultural consciousness that stems from his international upbringing living in Spain and Iran as a youth. This has created an awareness and continual focus on embracing the power of diverse perspectives as a key enabler in his work with leaders and companies.
Seeing the world as an intersection of complex variables across people and business has allowed Stuart to create The Morse Group philosophy that embraces the strengths of the analytic and creative for a wholistic approach to gain better results for leaders, teams, and organizations.
The essence of The Morse Group methods and processes grew out of the time Stuart spent working in his art studio creating very large fine art paintings. Pushing creativity at this scale required the support of the engineer in Stuart. It required him to put processes and methods in place to engage his analytic mind in partnership with his creative mind to be able to engineer creativity to succeed on a large scale.
Similar to how Stuart addresses his large paintings, he approaches business challenges by managing scale. Simplifying the challenge helps to ‘get inside’ the essence of what you are trying to achieve, and creates a central guiding vision to drive a successful outcome. He says, “anyone can paint a 1-foot square, but when that space is much larger, you must change your approach and ‘get inside’.” This is similar to how he views large business challenges. To allow himself to see the whole challenge, he addresses it from both a rational and emotional vantage point and coaches his clients to do the same.
A key tool that Stuart has also learned to use is the dry erase marker and whiteboard. These are essential to open up people’s minds and allow for more agile discussions. He calls the dry erase marker the ultimate tool because you can “easily erase, elaborate, hand to others to build on your idea, etc.” Stuart has a mobile dry erase board that he will bring with him when the location does not have one of its own.
As an entrepreneur with a background rooted in the arts, Stacey has developed a unique brand using an analytic and creative approach to deliver solutions to a diverse network of clients. Through consulting projects and leadership roles, she works to help community leaders, nonprofit organizations, educators and businesses realize their growth opportunities and meet new challenges with effective strategies and systems to deliver the greatest impact.
Stacey has taken the methods developed by The Morse Group to empower people, teams, and organizations to lead and co-create balanced solutions that address the needs of the community. Her work helps individual donors, companies and nonprofit organizations come together in more effective ways to gain clarity around the challenges and opportunities we face in the world today with new thinking focused on shared purpose to drive results. The process relies on developing an aligned view of what success can look like for all stakeholders coupled with community investment strategies that leverage financial and in-kind resources, pro bono expertise, and the collective power of people and their networks.