We are FocusFirst.
The management consultancy to accelerate
organizational, project and transformation goals.
What we do
We help leaders in corporates and their teams to achieve their big goals faster and with a lasting effect.
Our projects range from supporting leadership changes, projects at risk or needing acceleration, post M&A integration, key stakeholder engagement to repositioning – from individual functions to entire organizations.
We do this through the creation and combination of inspiration and focus – or as we call it: Inspired Focus.
To achieve that, we apply the most impactful elements of strategic consulting, communication, and success psychology.
Top Innovator 2020
Selected Consulting Projects
– acceleration from the beginning –
A new leader had the mandate to turn around a global organization within six months.
After a merger, a new leader inherited a global organization that lacked motivation and focus.
– accelerating progress when time is short –
A digital project was very successful, except in strategic Asian markets, which required a transformation strategy and execution.
Employees worldwide resisted a new way of working
in a highly regulated area.
– quickly realigning projects for success –
A global program was in crisis mode. Stakeholders were against it, the team unengaged.
A billion-dollar E-Business team did not make their sales numbers due to lack of focus.
As all our projects are treated with utmost confidentiality, we’re not revealing the names and functions of our clients here.
However, references can of course be provided upon request. Please feel free to contact us in this regard.
Professional Development Program:
Building Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement Capabilities
Being an effective leader in these challenging times calls for new levels of adaptability. This particularly includes engaging with teams to instil confidence and inspire performance, as well as building productive stakeholder connections through impactful communication. We offer a bespoke modular professional development program to support leadership teams with exactly this: Building leadership and stakeholder engagement capabilities.
Who will benefit from the module
- Marketing / Commercial / Service organizations working on major projects and interacting with multiple stakeholders
- New leadership teams coming together following an organizational restructure or merger
- Leadership teams based in different international locations
What the module can help you with
- Building trustful relationships with both internal and external partners
- Fostering cross-functional collaboration vs. silo thinking
- Driving project and business success
How it works
- Combination of structured individual workbooks,1:1-sessions,
and team workshop
- Ideally designed for leadership teams of 5-9 people (typically executive / senior leadership level)
- Module can be delivered fully virtually, and timing is flexible to accommodate work schedules
“Leadership in general and digital transformation specifically require good communication and stakeholder management. Having high aspirations with our agenda, my team and I needed and wanted to make a step forward. FocusFirst and David Jeans have helped us successfully to build our capability to the next level. Based on a sound and comprehensive framework, FocusFirst gave us a good blend of personal coaching and workshops, ad hoc and structured support that was very helpful.”
We are happy to provide a proposal tailored to your organizational needs.
Why select FocusFirst
1. We know corporate
FocusFirst has in-depth experience of how corporates work, with their visible and invisible structures.
2. We know how to focus
FocusFirst has methods to help human beings focus on what is important now.
3. We achieve goals faster
Only results matter. That’s why we are here;
that’s why we exist.
What our customers say…
“For me, FocusFirst stands for experts with a friendly and focused attitude. They deploy a strategic approach and are highly reliable.“
„Passionate, inspiring and focused.“
„My global program was driving with 100mp/h against a wall. SteerCo was close to shut it down. I’m thankful for your support. Your consulting approach is truly unique.“
About the founder
René Esteban has worked many years in the corporate world. During that time, he observed many leaders and how they achieve their goals. Many goals were not achieved, just because of the leaders’ approach. René did not only observe these failures; he also made them. All too often, leaders do not meet goals in time, quality, nor budget. Naturally, this triggers frustration and leads to even more elbow tactics, corporate politics, or trying to be someone they are not.
So, he experimented with how corporate leaders can achieve their biggest goals faster and more human-friendly. Change management alone was not the answer. It did not take long for him to discover principles from neurosciences and success psychology that are transferrable into the corporate world. He combined these insights into an innovative approach that has helped many leaders to accelerate their transformations since.
René’s passion for goal achievement brought him to found FocusFirst, built on the fundamental belief that achieving goals together is faster, more favorable, and more enjoyable, and that inspiration and focus are keys to achieve epic goals. To share his insights with the world, he also wrote the book “Do Epic Stuff! – Leadership after Change Management”.
Would you like to join the FocusFirst team and achieve great goals together with us?
Feel free to take a look at our job offerings and send us your application.
We are looking forward to getting to know you!
„Inspiring and focused. René Esteban showcases
that achieving epic business goals is possible.“
New York Times Beststeller Author of „Goals“
Do Epic Stuff!
Available as Book, E-Book, and Audio book – In Store & Online
- Empowering employees to set one goal, keeping it in mind and working towards it with enthusiasm.
- Field-tested know-how from the corporate environment with amazingly effective methods from success psychology.
- Blue-chip top executives report on how they inspire people and set off for new horizons.
We love good challenges.
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Neue Mainzer Str. 66-68
60310 Frankfurt, Germany
64372 Ober-Ramstadt, Germany