Painted Picture


The Painted Picture exercise helps leaders think holistically. It is intended to help free the mind to envision your desired future in a 3-5 year timeframe, without initially focusing on where you are today, or how to get to that future state.

Painted Picture Graph

We seek a holistic approach to the extent you desire – talking about goals that impact all aspects of your life – personal, family/friends, spiritual and professional, The emphasis is on the professional and we will talk about the other areas as much or as little as you wish.


As part of the painted picture exercise, leaders complete pre-work which we review, and which helps sets the stage for a 2-3-hour session. We will then provide a summary report and meet with you to review/finalize.

Listed below is a sample of the series of questions:

  • what level and type of involvement you want to have in your business at that date – What role and level of decision-making do you want to have?
  • Is it important to have anything of your legacy, values or brand left behind?

There are a series of thought-provoking questions in each category.

What not to include: what you are doing today or how you want to get to the next phase. Avoid focus here for now. This helps you get to a true picture of what is important to you in the future.

This helps clarify and define what matters to you in terms of the future you desire. Once we have this in hand, you will find it much easier have clarity on your top priorities.

The Painted Picture is the precursor to any future planning process – e.g., strategic planning (we call it Orion), or exit strategy planning.

Simplifying the process is our speciality.

1. Schedule a Call

We’ll hear from you about your goals, what you’re looking for, and help determine which steps to take next. We’ll be the guide and you stay in the driver’s seat.

2. Develop a Plan

Our hyper-customized plans for M&A allow us to move intentionally and with focus. Whether you’re trying to leave a legacy or start something new and exciting, we’ve got your best interests in mind.

3. Celebrate a Spectacular Deal

At the end of it all, a spectacular deal is waiting for you. We’ll celebrate with you and help you transition into the next part of your life with ease.