innovation & growth

Greetings and welcome to VENTURE WORKS Inc. — a strategy, innovation, and talent development consulting firm that helps leading companies and organizations to grow consistently by unlocking the full potential of their businesses and the genius in all of their people.

Innovation & growth

We began thirty years ago with the simple idea that every business and every employee had the ability to learn, grow, innovate, create greater value, and make a much greater difference in the lives of those they serve. And that this commitment to continually raise the bar was vital to the ongoing success of companies, organizations, and all of the people in them.
Today, more than 300 customers later, we are even more passionate (and hopefully a bit smarter) about helping our customers to:
  • Learn at the speed of business and life
  • Think in new and powerful ways
  • Understand and deeply engage their people and customers
  • Design, deliver, and support the right new products, services, solutions, customer experiences, best practices and business models ahead of their competitors

Representative Projects

& Results

Over the years our work has become as varied as your needs and aspirations. The only common denominator is a keen desire on the part of our customers to learn, innovate, grow, and be curious about how to unlock the full potential of their companies, organizations, and people.

Find out about some of our projects and the results we have helped customers to achieve…

How We Work

We see ourselves as partners in your success. In every project we take on, we are keenly focused on the results you are hoping to achieve and committed to continually raising the bar for what valued consultants can be…

  • By rolling up our sleeves, getting behind the wheel, and quickly learning as much as we can about your needs, hopes, and real potential.
  • By asking the obvious and less obvious questions in ways that will inspire you to be honest about your business and its possibilities.
  • By helping you and your colleagues to rediscover your innate ability to be curious and open to new thinking.
  • By challenging you to get out of your comfort zone and out of the office to explore a world filled with great ideas, insights, and starting points.
  • By enabling you to connect the dots, see opportunities, and achieve results you couldn’t see or achieve without a bit of assistance.
  • By hanging in there and making sure your best ideas move from the drawing board to the marketplace.
  • By being completely vested in your success and completely focused on your results.

At VENTURE WORKS we are consultants, facilitators, partners, teachers, questioners, instigators, and trusted advisors, and we’re in the business of helping companies, organizations, and all the people in them to do remarkable things in a rapidly changing world.

Our Customers

Our customers include a wide range of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial firms, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in the U.S. and around the world. These are some of the customers we have had the privilege of working with:
Columbia Asia
Discovery Communications
Kaiser Permanente
Mercedes Benz
Omnicom Group
Lockheed Martin
International Monetary Fund
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  • Abt Associates
  • ACT / IAC
  • Airline Reporting Corporation
  • Beijing Capital Group
  • Bloomberg BNA
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CGI
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • China Construction Bank
  • Citibank
  • Columbia Asia Healthcare
  • CVS
  • Deloitte
  • Discovery Communications
  • Educational Testing Service
  • EuroMotorcars
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Google
  • Host Hotels and Resorts
  • Hyperwave Technologies
  • ICF International
  • The International Monetary Fund
  • L-3
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marriott International
  • Mary’s Center
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • MK Data Services
  • Morgan Franklin Consulting
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Noblis
  • NutraSweet
  • Omnicom Group
  • Raytheon
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • The Segal Group
  • City of Sioux City, Iowa
  • Specified Technologies
  • Swedish Marketing Federation
  • Transamerica
  • Unisys
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Verizon
  • Westat
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • The World Bank Group
  • Yash Papers
  • ZS Associates
Donation Star

20% For Good

At VENTURE WORKS we are committed to giving back to the places we work in. And while we don’t donate shoes or eyeglasses to people in need, though we think these are awesome things to do, we do donate 20% of our products—i.e., our time and know-how—to small and innovative nonprofits working to make our communities better for everyone.
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We have four areas of focus:

  • Education and creating opportunities for at-risk young people
  • Enabling people with differing abilities to reach their full potential
  • Ending homelessness
  • Protecting and restoring the environment

The “process” is simple…

If you think that any of our skills might be helpful in supporting your efforts to make an even bigger difference in the work you do, send us a note that tells us something about your organization, what you are hoping to accomplish, your timeframe, and how you think we can help. If it seems like a good fit, we’ll get back to you quickly to learn more and figure out the next step.

And while we love handwritten notes, the most efficient way is probably to send us a quick email at the following address:

Let's Connect


1210 Woodside Parkway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(Washington, D.C.)


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