Certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Professional consulting services are typically focused on solving problems. Grinnell Appreciative Consulting is a company taking a different approach – focusing on success.
Grinnell Appreciative Consulting was founded in 2008 as a Woman Owned Company based on the principle core value of integrity. This is a company that can provide independent consulting services or offer a prime vendor a quality subcontractor for satisfying government contract MBE/WBE requirements. Certification as a WBE and a DBE is active in the home state of Rhode Island as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additional certifications as a WBE have been acquired for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Missouri, Delaware, North Carolina, and Indiana. We are also certified nationally through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Corporate expertise covers Tax and Health and Human Services programs. At Grinnell Appreciative Consulting, we specialize in business development, proposal management/development, system test management, client relationships, project management, training, quality assurance, and problem resolution.
Jan Grinnell is the founder and President of Grinnell Appreciative Consulting. She has extensive experience in software consulting that is based on over 30 years of software development in the public and private sectors.She has been a manager of large development systems for both federal and state projects. Ms. Grinnell is currently an independent consultant with extensive experience in government and commercial systems development, planning, implementation, testing, and training, including over 18 years experience in Child Support Enforcement, and serves on two national association boards of directors for Child Support. She has demonstrated success in business development, proposal management/development, system test management, client relationships, project management, training, quality assurance, and problem resolution.She has been a speaker at several national conferences and training seminars. The corporation's business is structured around these areas of expertise.
Why the use of the word Appreciative in the corporate name?
Jan Grinnell has been trained in the Appreciative Inquiry approach to organizational management, and bases her approach to doing business on this methodology. Here is a quote that summarizes this successful way of doing business:
“The traditional approach to change is to look for the problem, do a diagnosis, and find a solution. The primary focus is on what is wrong or broken; since we look for problems, we find them. By paying attention to problems, we emphasize and amplify them. …Appreciative Inquiry suggests that we look for what works in an organization. The tangible result of the inquiry process is a series of statements that describe where the organization wants to be, based on the high moments of where they have been. Because the statements are grounded in real experience and history, people know how to repeat their success.” Hammond, Sue. The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry