Consultants and Services

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Consultants and Services


Alisting of consulting futurists. For information about being listed in the directory, published in every issue of THE FUTURIST and available on the Web at www.wfs.org, call Jeff Cornish toll free at 1-800-989-8274 or 301-656-8274, or fax 301-951-0394.

AAI Research

929 Westminster St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202-332-0846

E-mail: ir004286@mindspring.com

Contact: Tim Mack

Connecting foresight to the public policy arena and marketplace. Training, fundraising and organizational development assistance.

Karl Albrecht International

3120 Old Bridgeport Way, 100, San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: 858-576-3535 Fax: 858-576-3536

E-mail: futures@KarlAlbrecht.com

Web: KarlAlbrecht.com

Contact: Dr. Karl Albrecht, Dr. Steve Albrecht

Management futurist, consultant, speaker. Author, Service America! and Northbound Train. Strategic reviews, executive strategy retreats.

Alternative Futures Associates

100 N. Pitt St., Suite 235, Alexandria, VA 22314-3134

Phone: 703-684-5880 Fax: 703-684-0640

E-mail: futurist@altfutures.com

Web: www.altfutures-afa.com

Contact: Clement Bezold, Jonathan Peck, Bob Olson

Vision and scenario development, strategic planning, trend analysis, workshop design and facilitation, presentations, keynotes, consulting.

Alternative Futures Research Associates, Inc.

4000 Cathedral Ave., N.W., 204B, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202-333-2799 Fax: 202-333-3262

E-mail: didsbury@wfs.org

Contact: Dr. Howard F. Didsbury, Jr.

Keynote speaker; future-oriented studies (conferences, films); executive training; special projects director, World Future Society.

James Alvino & Associates

6112 Winslow Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: 714-903-8584 Fax: 714-844-4861

E-mail: jalvino@mindspring.com

Contact: James Alvino, Ph.D.

Strategic planning/visioning, creative problem solving, leadership development, team building, stress management, meditation techniques, results!

Amber Network

15363 NE 201st St., Woodinville, WA 98072

Phone: 425-415-6155 Fax: 425-415-0664

E-mail: aviv@ambercoaching.com

Web: www.ambercoaching.com

Contact: Aviv Shahar

Future vision, creative coaching, enhanced leadership training, Whole Person Development--living through evolving change, workshops.

ArchPort

1550 Larimer St., Suite 270, Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-906-8440 Fax: 303-893-2204

E-mail: info@archport.com

Web: www.archport.com

Contact: J.P. McLaughlin

Strategic planning, technology master planning, integration of technology and the built environment, keynotes, briefings, visioning.

Atlas Safety & Security Design, Inc.

770 Palm Bay Ln., Suite 4-1, Miami, FL 33138

Phone: 305-756-5027 Fax: 305-754-1658

E-mail: ratlas@ix.netcom.com

Web: www.cpted-security.com

Contact: Dr. Randall Atlas, AIA, CPP

Pioneers in crime prevention through environmental design. Design of jails, prevention of premises liability lawsuits.

Birnbaum Associates, Business Strategy Consultants

1798 Oriole Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-549-2990 Fax: 714-435-1157

E-mail: Strategy@BirnbaumAssociates.com

Web: www.BirnbaumAssociates.com

Contact: William S. Birnbaum, CMC, President

Strategy for today's new economic reality.

Keynotes, workshops, consultation, facilitation, coaching. Publishes Business Strategies Newsletter.

Winston J. Brill & Associates

4134 Cherokee Dr., Madison, WI 53711

Phone: 608-231-6766 Fax: 608-231-6794

E-mail: wbrill@winstonbrill.com

Web: www.winstonbrill.com

Contact: Winston J. Brill, Ph.D.

Keynotes, seminars, consulting to help organizations stimulate creativity, innovation. Publishers of the monthly Innovative Leader.

CEB & Associates

2822 Croix Ct., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Phone: 757-496-3278 Fax: 757-496-2016

E-mail: cbublick@ceb-associates.com

Web: www.ceb-associates.com

Contact: Christina Bublick, CEO

Netpreneur and futurist. Specialize in strategic Internet start-up business and Web consulting.

Christensen Associates, Inc.

8168 Manitoba St., No. 2, Playa Del Ray, CA 90293-8291

Phone: 310-578-0405 Fax: 310-578-0455

E-mail: chris@camcinc.com

Web: www.camcinc.com

Contact: Chris Christensen, CMC

Avoid devastating surprises! Exploit ANY future!

Stimulating and entertaining keynotes, workshops, assessments, and consulting.

Joseph F. Coates, Consulting Futurist, Inc.

3738 Kanawha St. NW, Washington, DC 20015

Phone 202-363-7440 Fax 202-363-4139

Email: joe@josephcoates.com

Web: www.josephcoates.com

The future is my business: futures research, consultation, trend analysis, scenario development, visioning, scientific, technological and social forecasting, training, briefings, workshops, presentations and keynotes. Coates, over the past decade, has been the most frequently cited author in Future Survey and one of the most popular speakers at the World Future Society annual meetings. He is the co-author of five books, most recently 2025: Scenarios of US and Global Society Reshaped by Science and Technology. He has had assignments from half of the Fortune 100 firms, and has had published 240 articles on the future since 1990. If you have an interest in any subject, Coates can enlighten you on its future. Prepare for an unforgettable encounter, and onestop shopping on the future. Vita, video, and references on request.

Creating the Future, Inc. with Edward D. Barlow, Jr.

2907 Division St., Suite 108, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Phone: 269-982-1830 Fax: 269-982-1541

E-mail: info@creatingthefuture.com

Web: www.creatingthefuture.com

Contact: Ed Barlow (staff: Sandy, Tammy, and Wendy)

Relating influences of a changing world to industries, organizations, professions, communities.

Presentations, strategic planning facilitation.

R.L. Engwall & Associates

560 Choptank Cove Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-571-8623 Fax: 410-571-8625

E-mail: rlengwall@aol.com

Contact: Dick Engwall

Next Generation Manufacturing visioning, future trends, assessments, strategic planning, enterprise integration, and research and development.

Future Problem Solving of New Jersey

P.O. Box 474, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Phone: 609-927-9226 Fax: 609-927-4410

E-mail: drjeanne@aol.com

Web: www.fpsp.org

Contact: Dr. Jeanne Carlson, exec. dir.; Laurel Petersen, eval, dir.; Jason Navarino, associate eval. dir.

Six-step process encourages students to develop critical and creative thinking, communication skills, cooperative learning.

FUTURE SURVEY/Michael Marien

5413 Webster Rd., LaFayette NY 13084

Phone: 315-677-9278 Fax: 315-677-9248

E-mail: mmarien@syr.edu

Web: www.wfs.org/fsurv.htm

Contact: Michael Marien

"Ideas That Matter": custom keynote addresses based on synthesizing the latest futures-relevant literature. One-year (12 issues) subscription $98.

The Futures Corporation

1109 Main St., Ste. 299A, Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-345-5995 Fax: 208-345-6083

E-mail: futurescorp@aol.com

Web: www.futurescorp.com

Contact: Dr. John Luthy

Strategic thinking/planning; evolving leadership; organization design/development; public policy formulation; business growth strategies.

The Futures Lab

2130 Goodrich Ave., Austin, TX 78704

Phone: 512-416-1175 Fax: 512-485-3117

E-mail: connect@futures-lab.com

Web: www.futures-lab.com

Contacts: Derek Woodgate, Wayne R. Pethrick

International futures-based consultancy specializing in consumer, business futures. Leaders in the future potential business.

George Washington University Forecast Project (the GW Forecast)

Department of Management Science, Monroe Hall, Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: 202-994-5975 Fax: 202-994-4930

E-mail: Halal@gwu.edu

Web: GWForecast.gwu.edu and gwis2.circ.gwu.edu/~halal

Presentations, forecasts, studies, and most other consulting services focusing on Emerging Technology, E-commerce, Globalization, Knowledge Management, and Organizational Transformation. Bill Halal is a director of the WFS and recently substituted for Peter Drucker.

Glocal Vantage, Inc.

P.O. Box 26947, Austin, TX 78755-0947

Phone: 512-302-1935

E-mail: info@glocalvantage.com

Web: www.glocalvantage.com

Contact: Paul A. Schumann, Jr.

Business futurist; market research; technology forecasting; scenario planning; creativity, innovation, leadership and strategy development.

Stanford Green, Ph.D.

P.O. Box WW, Newport Beach, CA 92662

Phone/Fax: 949-720-0282

E-mail: StanfordGreen@aol.com

Contact: Stanford Green, Ph.D.

Mentor to leadership. Facilitator: organization planning, management team conferences.

Speaker on leadership, nurturance of creativity.

The Greenway Group

30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 200, Norcross, GA 30092

Phone: 770-209-3777 Fax: 770-209-3778

E-mail: jcramer@di.net

Web: www.greenwayconsulting.com

Contact: James Cramer, Chairman

Strategic change, trends, forecasts, research. Architecture and design technology. Bulletin: Design Intelligence.

Hazel Henderson

P.O. Box 5190, St. Augustine, FL 32085

Phone: 904-826-1381 Fax: 904-826-0325

Web: www.hazelhenderson.com

Contact: Janet Crawford

Seminars/speeches on Beyond Globalization (1999); Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators (www.calvert-henderson.com).

The Herman Group

4057 Battleground Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone: 336-282-9370 Fax: 336-282-2003

E-mail: joyce@hermangroup.com

Web: www.hermangroup.com

Contact: Joyce Gioia (joy-yah)

Professional speakers and authors on workforce/workplace trends. Presentations for any context, depth, or duration.

Glen Hiemstra, www.futurist.com

P.O. Box 2308, Kirkland. WA 98083-2308

Phone: 425-576-1441 Fax: 425-576-0167

E-mail: ghiemstra@futurist.com

Web: www.futurist.com

Contact: Glen Hiemstra

Inspiring keynotes. Vision retreats. Consulting in preferred future planning. Trend forecasts, scenarios. Founder of futurist.com

H.G. Hudson and Associates

34 Warren Dr., Newport News, VA 23608

Phone: 757-874-5414

Contact: Henry G. Hudson, president and CEO

Management consulting help in advanced administrative services, operations, systems, methods, procedures, policies, strategy, and management.

In Business

419 State Ave., Emmaus, PA 18049

Phone: 610-967-4135 Fax: 610-967-1345

E-mail: Biocycle@jgpress.com

Web: www.jgpress.com

Contact: Ann Miller

Bimonthly magazine on building green enterprises and sustainable communities. For environmental entrepreneurs and community activists.

Innovation Focus Inc.

111 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster PA 17602-2703

Phone: 717-394-2500

Web: www.innovationfocus.com

Contact: Christopher W. Miller, Ph.D.; William A. Robson; Diane K. Ray, M.B.A.; Kirk Ward

"The idea is growth." Innovation consultants in ideation, strategy, research. Clients include Kraft, Yahoo!. FirstUSA, Kimberly Clark.

Innovation-TRIZ, Inc.

18222 Collridge Dr., Tampa, FL 33647

Phone: 813-994-9999 Fax: 813-907-8868

E-mail: jwhinnovator@earthlink.net

Web: www.innovation-triz.com

Contact: Jack Hipple

Applying TRIZ methodology to forecasting trends in systems, improving patent filings, and improving technical systems.

Institute for Alternative Futures

100 N. Pitt St., Suite 235, Alexandria, VA 22314-3134

Phone: 703-684-5880 Fax: 703-684-0640

E-mail: futurist@altfutures.com

Web: www.altfutures.com

Contact: Clement Bezold, Jonathan Peck, Bob Olson Helps U.S. and international organizations choose preferred future through tailored presentations, scenarios, and visioning processes.

Institute for Global Futures

2084 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone: 415-563-0720 Fax: 415-563-0219

E-mail: jcanton@futureguru.com

Web: www.futureguru.com

Contact: Dr. James Canton, CEO

Business think tank advises Fortune 1000, government on competitive advantage of new tech, innovation, strategy.

Institute for Participatory Management & Planning

P.O. Box 1937, Monterey, CA 93942-1937

Phone: 831-373-4292 Fax: 831-373-0760

E-mail: ipmp@aol.com

Web: www.ipmp-bleiker.com

Contact: Annemarie Bleiker, Hans Bleiker, Jennifer Bleiker

We teach public-sector professionals how they can develop informed consent for their controversial proposals.

Johnson West Associates, Inc.

245 N. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104-4302

Phone: 336-725-9465 Fax: 336-723-8374

E-mail: kay@johnson-west.com

Web: www.johnson-west.com

Contact: Kay Johnson, Kate McCaully. Pat Messick Trends, visioning, planning. Keynotes, seminars, consulting, retreats. Focus on creativity, innovation, and strategic planning.

KAIROS Future AB

P.O. Box 804, S-10136 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: (46 8) 545 225 00 Fax: (46 8) 545 225 01

E-mail: info@kairosfuture.com

Web: www.kairosfuture.com

Contacts: Mats Lindgren, Jorgen Jedbratt, Hans Bandhold

Values, work, technology, marketing. Methods: scenarios, studies, lectures, seminars, consulting. Public and private sectors.

Leading Futurists LLC

4420 49th St., NW, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202-271-0444 Fax: 202-966-5499

E-mail: jbmahaffie@starpower.net

Web: www.leadingfuturists.biz

Contacts: John B. Mahaffie, Jennifer Jarratt Futures consulting, workshops, scenarios, research, keynote talks to help organizations discover new opportunities and challenges. Members, Association of Professional Futurists.

Minkin Affiliates

1840 Schooldale Dr., San Jose, CA 95124

Phone: 408-265-1800

E-mail: barryminkin@earthlink.net

Web: minkinaffiliates.com

Contact: Barry Minkin

Keynote speaker, bestselling author, global management consultant, three decades linking emerging trends to corporate action.

Morgan Madison & Company

1301 West 22nd St., Suite 603, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2015

Phone: 630-954-5880 Fax: 630-954-5889

E-mail: info@morganmadison.com

Web: www.morganmadison.com/

Contact: Mr. Kevin Booth, President; Mr. Terrence Metz, Vice President

Idea management: holistic approach managing inspiration, concept, and opportunity evaluation; guides planning and technology investments.

M.S. Program in Studies of the Future

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058

Phone: 281-283-3396 Fax: 281-283-3397

E-mail: bishop@cl.uh.edu

Web: www.cl.uh.edu/futureweb/

Contact: Dr, Peter Bishop

2-year Master's or special Summer Intensive Master's program in two consecutive 6-week summers.

Pinto Associates

11645 Caminito Magnifica, San Diego, CA 92131-2119

Phone: 858-695-6788

E-mail: jim@jimpinto.com

Web: www.JimPinto.com

Contact: Jim Pinto

Speaker and consultant: technology futures, investment arenas, global business trends, Internet business relationships.

Preview as

St, Olavsgt. 21b, 0165 Oslo, Norway

Phone: 47-22-700-100 Fax: 47-22-991-811

Web: www.preview.as

Contact: Terje Osmundsen, Tom Karp

Foresight consulting and business development; scenarios, strategies, change navigation, innovation, keynotes, seminars, and lectures.

Qi Systems

35 Seacoast Terr., Apt. 6P, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Phone: 718-769-9655

E-mail: QiSys@msn.com

Web: www.qisystems.org

Contact: Ronn Parker, Ph.D.

Spectrum Counseling: conflict resolution, conscious evolution, martial arts, meditation methods, mindbody strategies, transformational learning.

Rosado Consulting for Change in Human Systems

990 Buttonwood St., 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3814

Phone: 215-769-3132 Fax: 215-769-6785

E-mail: calebrosado@earthlink.net

Web: www.eastern.edu; www.rosado.net

Contact: Caleb Rosado, Ph.D.

Inspiring, bilingual keynoter-trainer (English/Spanish): race relations, workforce diversity management, memetics, social change, spirituality.

David Pearce Snyder, Consulting Futurist

The Snyder Family Enterprise, 8628 Garfield St., Bethesda, MD 20817-6704

Phone: 301-530-5807 Fax: 301-530-1028

E-mail: snyderfam1@aol.com

Web: www.the-futurist.com

Contact: Sue Snyder

High-impact motivating presentations.

Strategic assessments, socio-technologic forecasts/scenarios. Keynote addresses, strategic briefings, workshops, surveys.

Social Technologies

Address: 2805 Farm Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302

Phone: 703-683-6970 Fax: 703-683-6971

E-mail: info@soctech.com

Web: www.socialtechnologies.com

Contact: Tom Conger, Atul Dighe, Don Abraham

THE FUTURE IS OUR BUSINESS. We build the capacity of organizations to understand and influence the future. Our RESEARCH generates insight and foresight to inspire and guide action. Our CONSULTING embeds systemic, proactive thinking into everyday business processes. Our EVENTS change the way people approach and experience the future. And our PRODUCTIONS provide innovative tools to develop and communicate foresight. Clients are Fortune 500 companies, large nonprofits including associations, and government agencies.

Gene Stephens, Futurist

313 Lockner Ct., Columbia, SC 29212

Phone/Fax: 803-772-6320

E-mail: gstephens@thefuturegene.com

Web: www.thefuturegene.com

Contact: Gene Stephens

Consultant: a-v presenter; keynote speaker; interactive workshops; motivational futurist on all topics. Vita on request.

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Strategic Futures Consulting Group, Inc.

113 South Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-836-8383 Fax: 703-836-9192

E-mail: info@strategicfutures.com

Web: www.strategicfutures.com

Contact: Ron Gunn or Jennifer Thompson

Strategic planning, facilitation, and organizational change consulting to both anticipate and create your organization's future.

Technology Futures, Inc.

13740 Research Blvd., Bldg. C, Austin, TX 78750

Phone: 512-258-8898 Fax: 512-258-0087

E-mail: info@tfi.com

Web: http://www.tfi.com

Contact: John Vanston, David Smith

25 years of experience: technology forecasting; technology management; strategic market research; telecommunications; and strategic planning.

van der Werff Global, Ltd.

345 Poplar Ave., Suite 0-503, Devon, PA 19333-1339

Phone: 888-448-3779 Fax: 888-432-9263

E-mail: terry@globalfuture.com

Web: www.globalfuture.com

Contact: Dr. Terry J. van der Werff, CMC

Confldential advisor to corporate leaders worldwide. Futurist, speaker on global trends and executive leadership.

Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.

200 E. 33rd St., Suite 91, New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-889-7007 Fax: 212-679-0628

E-mail: weinerbrown@earthlink.net

Web: www.weineredrichbrown.com

Contact: Arnold Brown, Edie Weiner

For over two decades, the pioneers in detecting emerging trends and linking them to action.

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