Strategy Coaching

Unlock Your Business Potential with Joe Newsum's Strategy Coaching

Navigating the complexities of today's business world demands a clear vision and a strategic path forward — this is where Joe Newsum excels as your guiding partner. With an impressive foundation built upon years of leadership in management consulting at McKinsey & Oliver Wyman and direct executive experience in diverse roles and industries, Joe offers unparalleled insights to address and solve your unique strategic dilemmas. His expertise is not merely theoretical; it's grounded in real-world applications tailored to meet the specific needs of your business. Whether you're at a crossroads seeking direction, aiming to overhaul your business model, or needing strategic decisions that propel you forward, Joe's comprehensive approach is your key to unlocking potential and achieving your objectives.

Joe's passion lies in empowering businesses and leaders to transform challenges into stepping stones for growth. Through his coaching, you gain access to a depth of knowledge and a perspective honed by years of navigating the intricacies of various business, leadership, and strategic situations. Joe's method goes beyond conventional coaching, offering a collaborative partnership deeply invested in your success. This partnership is crafted to refine your strategic vision, align your actions with your goals, and inspire confidence in your decisions. For those seeking to refine their direction, expand their market reach, or enhance their strategic skill set, Joe provides a path to success marked by strategic clarity and actionable steps.


Joe Newsum 049 Web

Joe Newsum distinguishes himself as a strategy coach through a unique blend of top-tier management consulting experience and extensive executive leadership across diverse industries. His background features a rich consulting background at McKinsey & Company and Oliver Wyman, enriched by significant roles such as CEO, COO, CMO, and CFO in sectors ranging from software, manufacturing, CPG, and retail. This blend equips him with a holistic view of the business, strategy and leadership, allowing him to offer actionable, strategic insights tailored to the specific challenges and goals of each executive he coaches.

Joe's reputation as a strategy coach is also bolstered by his tangible results. Clients frequently attest to the transformative impact of his coaching on their businesses and their personal effectiveness as leaders. From clarifying vision and refining business models to enhancing market positioning and driving growth, Joe’s contributions have led to significant milestones and achievements for those he works with. This track record of success, coupled with his dedication and expertise, is why executives across sectors seek Joe Newsum as their strategic coach, looking to leverage his insights to gain a competitive edge and achieve sustainable growth.

Be sure to use discount code  NewClient for 50% off for your first session.


Strategic Problem Solving Coaching

This type of coaching focuses on systematically problem solving a particular strategic issue or opportunity. It involves collaboratively problem solving to define a problem or opportunity, disaggregate and diagnose a situation, develop a compelling solution set, decide on a particular strategic path, and create efficient and effective plans to realize the solution.

Business Model Strategy Coaching

I support many clients in creating a fresh and compelling perspective on their business model. We examine every aspect of the business model to come up with a competitively advantaged and focused business model to help drive sustainable long-term growth and align the organization to be more effective and efficient in their efforts.

Strategy Implementation Coaching

Once a strategy has been defined, implementing it effectively is crucial for success. Strategy implementation coaching focuses on guiding leaders through the execution phase of their strategic plans. It involves identifying potential barriers and challenges, devising action plans, establishing metrics to track progress, and providing ongoing support to ensure the strategy is implemented and yields the desired results.

Strategy Review and Evaluation Coaching

Periodically reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of your strategy is vital to staying competitive in a dynamic business environment. It involves assessing the performance of your current strategy, identifying areas of strength and weakness, and exploring opportunities for improvement.

Achieving Strategic Clarity and Confidence with Joe Newsum

Clients partnering with Joe Newsum for strategy coaching are empowered to tackle their strategic issues and seize opportunities with enhanced confidence and insight:

Access Unparalleled Perspectives for Strategic Solutions: Joe's coaching offers an external lens to view complex strategic challenges in new ways, revealing innovative solutions and fresh insights that internal perspectives might miss. Leveraging his vast consulting experience with McKinsey & Company and Oliver Wyman and leadership across diverse sectors, Joe enables leaders to think creatively and approach their strategic dilemmas with novel, effective strategies.

Benefit from Tailored Expertise and Experience: With Joe's extensive background in strategic planning and execution, clients receive bespoke guidance that taps into decades of industry wisdom and practical experience. This personalized advice ensures that strategies are grounded in best practices and custom-fit to address the unique challenges and opportunities each client faces, maximizing their strategic impact.

Develop Strategic Acumen for Long-Term Success: Through Joe's coaching, leaders enhance their strategic thinking and decision-making capabilities, which are essential for navigating the complexities of today's business environment. Joe's constructive feedback and challenges to conventional thinking foster a deeper understanding of strategic principles, equipping leaders with the tools to make informed, future-proof decisions.

Ensure Confidential Dialogue for Trustful Exploration: In the safe, confidential space Joe creates, leaders can openly discuss sensitive issues and strategic challenges. This environment of trust is crucial for thorough strategic exploration, allowing for honest dialogue and profound insights that lead to impactful strategic decisions and transformations.

Joe Newsum's strategy coaching addresses immediate strategic challenges and equips clients with the insights, skills, and confidence to turn strategic issues into opportunities for growth and innovation, ensuring their long-term success in an ever-changing business landscape.


I support leaders on a myriad of strategy topics whether they are leadership skills & strategies or the following business model strategies:


Develop a clear strategic vision across your business model to fuel long-term growth.


Create a deeper understanding of targets, to improve strategic value, alignment and effectiveness.


Improve the overall value proposition to drive customer value better than the competition.


Turbo charge your go-to-market through best-in-class distribution, sales, and marketing strategies.


Align the organization to effectively and efficiently develop and deliver the value proposition and go-to-market.

What to Expect from a Strategy Coaching Session?

Booking a strategy coaching session is straightforward: clients can easily schedule an hour or two of coaching right here. Prior to our meeting, I encourage clients to share any relevant documents or background information to set the stage. Our session will unfold over a video call, where we dive into the heart of the matter, engaging in deep collaborative problem-solving. Expect to be asked probing questions as we work together to unravel the complexities of your situation, identifying both challenges and opportunities. Together, we'll craft innovative solutions and strategies, laying out clear next steps.

These sessions are designed to ignite creative thinking, encourage solutions that break the mold, and bring into focus the strategic clarity you seek. Clients find these interactions enlightening and value the chance to collaborate with an impartial, experienced professional. The goal is not just to solve problems but to foster an environment of learning and mutual discovery.


If you would like a deeply experienced thought partner to support you in developing a strategy, set up some time below, and we'll have a session. I'll refund your money if you don't find value in your first strategy session. If the schedule below doesn't work, contact me at, and we'll find a time that works for both of us. Be sure to use discount code  NewClient for 50% off for your first session.


 "Joe is my strategic coach. I have worked with the brightest minds in private equity and the top minds in technology, so I have very high standards. As soon as I read Joe's content, I knew he would make me better. Joe can immediately provide nuanced strategic advice for any topic on my mind, from services to product. Our conversations span risk, go-to-market, cost tradeoffs, and most importantly, to me: life impact. "


Gina Galligan
Managing Director

“I’m thrilled to have connected with Joe. He’s on a different level. He brings depth that is both thought-provoking and grounding. He punctures the sessions with questions to get to the point. He is very clear as to what course of action I should take given the stage of my business. Joe’s clarity of thought and depth of experience is impressive. Joe ensures you leave his coaching session with clear actions. He will add value to any entrepreneur/executive that seeks for an independent and experienced perspective on what they're working on. Thanks Joe!”


Srinivas Bhadriraju, MD

“Joe has done strategy a big favor by providing so much insightful and valuable content on, but it doesn't compare to spending time with him one-on-one. In one session, we collaborated on clarifying my goals, business model, and action plan for my healthcare startup. I am grateful for the time and energy I will save and the improved prospects of the business. If you need a fantastic thought partner, I highly recommend setting up some time with Joe!”


Rich Ferraro
Managing Director
Compello Partners

"Joe is my strategic coach. He provides concise, thought-provoking and strategic advice that drives real business outcomes to my consulting firm. He’s an excellent listener, intuitive, and ensures that my personal goals balance m professional goals. I’m very confident Joe will help me take my firm to the next level. "


Dr. Trina Clayeux
Give an Hour®

"I can’t say enough about Joe’s aptitude for capturing the essence of our work and strategically mapping it within the context of our business opportunities and pain points. We’re are in a much more advanced state of planning due to his expertise."

scott lazarus

Scott Lazarus

"Joe has the rare skill to help generate and think through the right strategic options and drive to action to scale your business for years to come."

niklas rudd

Niklas Ruud
Managing Director
Hellermann Tyton

 "Joe is great at strategy and my go-to coach. He challenged the direction of my growth company during a time of uncertainty. During a coaching session, Joe provided insight, clarity, and focus, and one month later my sales doubled. Talk about ROI."


Jens-Kristian Leth Zimmer

 "Joe´s great coaching sessions have provided me with invaluable guidance in order to progress my career and have fun while doing so. Joe has an ability to cut through the noise and simplify, which makes the coaching very actionable. Best of recommendations”


mckinsey logo
  • 5 years leading strategy, marketing, org, operations, and technology projects
  • Worked with high-tech, industrial, financial, non-profit, and consumer clients
  • Led McKinsey's incubation of the Management Innovation Exchange
  • Won numerous knowledge competitions and taught McKinsey's Mini-MBA

oliver wyman logo

  • 2 years focused on internet, digital, sales, and marketing consulting projects
  • Developed Oliver Wyman's perspective on internet and digital strategy
  • Worked with high-tech, consumer, financial and retail clients

goalzero logo


  • Founded one the fastest growing and largest sites on strategy and leadership
  • Bootstrapped and self-funded growth to over half a million users in 2 years
  • Supported hundreds of clients with their strategy and leadership needs

kentley insights logo

  • Founded a high-growth and very profitable market and industry research company
  • Deep analytics and research coverage on over 1200 industries
  • Clients include all of the top banks, consulting firms, and many Fortune 1000

openmethods logo2 1

  • CFO and CMO of a leader in telephony and CRM integration software
  • Supported 25X profitable revenue growth and multiple rounds of funding
  • Led marketing, finance & accounting, legal, and board support


  • As SVP of Store Operations, led 20,000 associates across 480 stores. Reorganized stores and drove increase in customer satisfaction and average basket.
  • As SVP of Marketing, ran $120M budget across digital, print, and TV. Developed and launched The League loyalty program with 20 million members.


tuck logo
  • MBA with High Distinction (top 3% of class)
  • Edward Tuck Scholar, Digital Strategies Fellow, Education Chair of Consulting Club
  • Earned offers at top consulting firms (Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Monitor, & LEK)

stanford logo 1170x526 2

  • BS, Science Technology & Society with a concentration in Computer Science
  • Tua Beta Pi Honor Society (top 10% of engineering class) and Sigma Chi
  • Member of Varsity Track Team and PAC-10 scorer in long jump, high jump & sprints

Frequently Asked Questions

twittericonfacebookiconsm icons linkedIn In tm
linkedin profile