Until I met Sarah and Lime, I did not work with organizational consultants because I didn’t see the value. She changed my mind. It is rare to come across someone with the combination of pragmatic business savvy and deep understanding of the human and cultural dynamics that drive performance. Sarah worked with the senior team at Gilt, and with several other key leaders, over a period of two years. During that time she impressed me with her ability to transform the performance of leaders through coaching and facilitation of team events. I would recommend her to any senior executive seeking to lift the performance of their team.
Kevin Ryan Founder and Chairman, MongoDB (Previously Founder, Chairman and CEO at Gilt Groupe)
I engaged Lime early in 2017 to support me and the leadership team of Asia-Pacific to mature our leadership, our culture, and our operating rhythms. At Uber in Asia, we are focused on continuing to get better at meeting the diverse needs of our customers across the region. Lime has played an important role in helping us understand the different viewpoints and experiences of our teams, clarify priorities, and strengthen cross-functional collaboration. They did not attempt to apply popular (and often trite) management guru theories to our organization. Sarah and her team collected primary data – and lots of it – from myriad stakeholders inside our organization and from our customers to paint a highly informed and relevant picture of how our team works and where we can improve to become more effective. Lime Group helped us to unlock new and better ways of working together. They aren’t just strategic on paper – Sarah and her team have an amazing ability to understand and move the practical levers that make the biggest difference – quickly. I intend to work with them again in the future and would highly recommend them to any leader seeking to improve his/her organization.
Mike Brown Former Regional General Manager, Uber APACx
In 2016, I was asked to shape a Digital Strategy for Microsoft Australia. This meant us thinking very differently. We needed to create a platform for digital transformation in a business that was already stretched operationally and had no time appetite for deep thinking. Lime helped us identify what we wanted to achieve and navigate through the steps to operationalise it across the Services and Enterprise teams of Microsoft. Lime’s clear thinking and structured approach to complex problem allowed us to form the core of a strategy that people understood and could execute on. I will work with Lime again and would recommend them highly to any senior leader facing a complex strategic or organisational problem.
Michelle Tea Services Director, Microsoft Australia
Sarah stands out from the crowd. Her insight, her direct, clear style of communicating, her ability to apply the ‘soft skills’ in a practical, results-oriented way. We had more than one disagreement along the way; discussions from which I inevitably learned and for which I am now grateful. Through a combination of analytics, robust conversation and persistence, she coaxed me and my team to do things differently and it got the results we needed.
Paul Thomas CEO, Roka Bioscience (Former CEO of LifeCell)
Lime is a group of the most gifted organisational consultants I have ever encountered. I first engaged Lime over five years ago (while at Gilt Groupe) to help with several leadership development and alignment challenges. I was so impressed by the results they achieved that I have continued to call on them for help with my most difficult leadership challenges. Lime is able to get results in a short time frame with smart and opinionated senior leaders who have not responded to other types of interventions. More than that, they bring a combination of clear thinking, direct talk, and humor that makes them a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Lime without reservation.
Melanie Hughes Chief Human Resources Officer, Moody's
Early in 2017, Uber APACx started working with Lime to help us mature our culture and our leadership. This project is truly transformational, enabling us to move into the next phase of our growth while building on the qualities that made Uber great – amazing innovation, a focus on growth, a passion for our customers. One of the most important aspects of our work with Lime is coaching for senior business leaders. I am delighted to be one of them. Lime’s approach is quite different. Because they are partnering with us in broader business change, the coaching is all about helping individual leaders and the organisation to develop together. Simultaneously, I have been deeply understood personally and assisted in enhancing the culture around me. I have been challenged, inspired and supported in equal measure. We are all seeing the benefits in terms of working as a mature business and focusing on our top priorities. Lime has a knack for cutting through complexity, seeing the key issues and helping us to address them for ourselves. Anyone looking for coaching partners to create a transformation that really makes a human difference in a real business context should take a good look at Lime.
Renaud Besnard Director of Marketing, Uber APACx
We first hired Lime to help us manage a project with a large, senior team that had very different perspectives on the strategic direction of the initiative. The work had stalled and our project team was spending more time trying to ‘herd cats’ than focusing on the content. Within a week, Lime had transformed the situation. Lime’s work to immediately realign the team based on their personal and professional motivations removed the logjam and let us get on to the real work of building a business strategy to transform the industry. Without Lime, it never would’ve happened. We’ve turned to Sarah and her team at The Lime Group several times since then with similar results. I wholeheartedly recommend Lime, especially when the stakes are high and you need to get people to perform.
Brad White COO and Managing Director, Brighthouse (a BCG Company)
Lime is a rarity in this crazy business world of ours. They understand the complexities and details of businesses, yet are gifted in grasping the people dynamics and behaviors that are what actually drives the success or failure of companies. I plan to work with Lime many more times in my future and can assure that others who do certainly won’t be disappointed.
Jackie Yeaney Chief Marketing Officer, Ellucian (Former Head of Strategy and Marketing RedHat)