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WORKING WITH COMPANIES TO ACCELERATE GROWTH.

Change is inevitable. To stay the course with the status quo is comfortable but dangerous, and sometimes fatal in today’s business environment. Taking action to stay in front of the change, to build new offers and teams who quickly embrace new opportunities – generates results, company-wide excitement and sometimes surprising innovations.

Bright Operations can help you “operationalize” your goals so you reach them. We can assist in determining what separates you from the pack and how to differentiate your value to your clients. We will help you “step on it” and drive focused actions toward success.

Bright Operations methodology will grow your market share nurture your ambitions and deliver a rich sense of accomplishment. Funny thing about success… afterward the team players will proclaim “Wow! Look at what we’ve accomplished!” Then what inevitably follows is “Hey, let’s go for it again.”

Changing markets demand

we move

faster and smarter

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Changing at the Speed of Light

At Christmas this past year, my son Steven and dear Anna (his girlfriend) gave books to everyone based on their interests. I received “Thank you for being late – The Optimists Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman, the NY Times reporter and editorialist and author of the book “The World is Flat.”  Steven and Anna hit it out of the park in choosing this book for me.  It is 460 pages of fascination.  My next few blogs will address fascinating […]

by Ann Banning - Wright

June 16, 2017

TESTIMONIALS

"Ann facilitated the creation of a vision for the Cal Poly architectural engineering program. The faculty is a healthy mix of researchers and seasoned practitioners where consensus is very difficult to attain. Undaunted, she interviewed each member to understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and roadblocks facing the department and successfully orchestrated our reaching a vision."

Dr. Allen Estes

Professor & Head, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly
"Companies that have been in business for many years or starting out new will see the importance of Ann's approach and the ensuing results."

Brett Shwery

Senior Vice President, AECOM
"She may be one of the best "planners" I have seen where steps are mapped out - first over a multi-year program and then drilled down further into months and days of actions needed to move ever forward."

Gary Brennen

Co-CEO, Syska Hennessy Group
"Ann is an advocate for change, not simply for change's sake, but to keep the organizations she serves at the forefront."

Gary Brennen

Co-CEO, Syska Hennessy Group
"Given the volatile economic climate, Ann's ability to quickly wade through the murky business waters and provide clarity through research and discovery, has enabled our practice to better understand our business markets and the clients we serve. This discovery and understanding has led to Ann's team approach of recommendations to operationalize ideas into a strategy for success."

Brett Shwery

Senior Vice President, AECOM
"We needed some discipline, some organization, some guidance...and Ann provided all of that with enthusiasm and smarts, and made it fun the whole time!"

David W. Cocke

Founder & President, Structural Focus
"Ann has helped us over the years to continue to discover our value differentiators and strategic direction while astutely being able to put those directions into action plans that are doable and measurable over time."

Gary Brennen

Co-CEO, Syska Hennessy Group
"While chatting over lunch one day, I mentioned the concept of a new service offering that we were playing with - Ann jumped all over it and helped us put it all together!"

David W. Cocke

Founder & President, Structural Focus
"Ann's energy and enthusiasm engaged the entire office in a process of reaching out to our clients, gathering information and culminating in an office retreat where we put into words our core values and strengths.

Richard Berliner

Principal,Berliner & Associates
"Ann is the consummate strategist. Her ability to rapidly assess a situation, bring a fresh and creative perspective to our thinking, and place realistic solutions in front of us is indicative of her personal approach."

Brett Shwery

Senior Vice President, AECOM
"Ann did not do what I originally thought I wanted. Instead, she started asking more and more questions until she finally helped me to see the bigger picture. She then helped our leadership team identify our market distinction and map out a plan for our firm's long term"

David W. Cocke

Founder & President, Structural Focus
"Through Ann’s efforts, we have developed a vision for growth along with a road map of goals that we need to achieve in order to get there. As a result, we have already more than doubled our fundraising efforts over the last 5 years, which enables us to help more students interested in the AEC industry."

Lori Guidry

Chairman, ACE Mentor Los Angeles Board
"Ann led our team with great skill and professionalism. She was empathetic and nurturing at times and tough as nails at others. Ann was responsive, dedicated and persistent. She remained perpetually positive and possesses extraordinary people skills. She really got to know everyone and gained tremendous insights into the department in a very short time."

Dr. Allen Estes

Professor and Head, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly
"Ann successfully led our architectural engineering program retreats where she gave assignments, established sub-committees and involved all members of our faculty. She approached the task with gusto and enthusiasm. I highly recommend her to others and would gladly hire her again myself."

Dr. Allen Estes

Professor and Head, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly
"Ann's insights into our firm helped kickoff our rebranding process and re-energized our business development and marketing efforts."

Richard Berliner

Principal, Berliner & Associates
"Ann’s help leading our strategic planning has ensured that we can continue our strong growth, while improving the delivery of services to our clients. She is an essential partner to PlanNet."

Dan McNary

CEO, PlanNet
"Leadership, creativity, business savvy and market leadership is what Bright Operations brings to PlanNet’s executive team."

Dan McNary

CEO, PlanNet
"There came a moment recently when I realized the executive coaching work I had been doing with Ann clicked into place for me. Applying all the valuable guidance, insight, constructive feedback, and the straight forward hard facts about the challenges faced as a firm leader are starting to take hold in my everyday awareness and being."

Zak Zakalik

Principal, Summit Engineering Inc.
“Ann has a true understanding of our business, the architecture/engineering industry, how the players play, and what firm’s need from their leaders. It was important for me to gain some needed tools and skills to improve how I was interacting with my team members. It has been a great experience having Ann as an executive coach."

Zak Zakalik

Principal, Summit Engineering Inc.
"Ann facilitated the creation of a vision for the Cal Poly architectural engineering program. The faculty is a healthy mix of researchers and seasoned practitioners where consensus is very difficult to attain. Undaunted, she interviewed each member to understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and roadblocks facing the department and successfully orchestrated our reaching a vision."

Dr. Allen Estes

Professor & Head, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Cal Poly
"Imagining a firm’s potential is both critical and personal. Ann interviewed us, learned about us and advocated for our entire team in the development of our new vision statement. Her guidance allowed us the ability for exploration while at the same time pushed us forward when we got lost. With Ann’s leadership, our passion and vision came to life motivating our entire organization."

Kim Lum

CEO and President, Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.

Our clients and the marketplace always know what they need and how we can create the best value. But do we listen? This case study is an example of how listening to clients pays great dividends.

CLIENT: Large Engineering Firm

CHALLENGE: Extend and secure new contracts in the area of Data Centers for telecommunication, finance and media industries.Our clients and the marketplace always know what they need and how we can create the best value. But do we listen? This case study is an example of how listening to clients pays great dividends.

METHODS & SERVICES

ABOUT US

Bright Operations is a business growth accelerator for results driven CEOs. The Bright Operations model of augmenting teams to achieve greater profits was developed after Ann Banning-Wright, the founding partner, saw a need to help time-starved CEOs and C-Suites achieve greater success for their teams and their firms. Together we create methodologies that will help you accelerate your company’s market share, nurture individual and company ambitions and achieve a rich sense of accomplishment.

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