• Guiding Organizational Results Since 2001

Rudder is a multi-sector consulting firm.

We believe every organization, large or small, for-profit or nonprofit should experience the thrill of effective strategy, collaboration and governance.

About Us

We provide innovative expertise that enables organizations to create courageous strategies, unlock common purpose and deliver brilliant results.

Our Services

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Rudder believes collaborative strategic planning, involving both leadership and tactical managers, is critical to ensuring strategic plans are motivating, achievable and deliver on the organization’s mission.

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Governance & Board Development

Governance & Board Development

Unlike many models, Rudder will work collaboratively with your governance group or board to create customized solutions that achieve your desired outcome and fit within your organizational culture.


Facilitation & Collaborative Services

Facilitation & Collaborative Services

Rudder facilitation employs versatile methods to listen, diagnose and focus in a manner that draws out innovative thinking in a non-confrontational manner. Collaboration trumps competition – every time.

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Catherine S.

Vice President / UnitedHealth Group

Rudder excelled in conducting a detailed analysis of our business’ risk and trends in our industry.

Robert W.

Global Master Planner / 3M Company

Rudder will motivate and guide your team to see the forest through the trees when building and implementing strategic plans.

Dan F.

Vice President, Marketing and Technology Solutions / Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

Kristine senses what’s important to a group or organization and instinctively guides people towards the desired outcome.

James H.

Chairman / Fairview Foundation

Kristine is collaborative in dealing with Fairview Board Members and articulate in her presentation of ideas. I highly recommend her!

Justin S.

Vice President, Technology / Optum

Kristine has an ability to balance and drive many initiatives concurrently and hit delivery targets without compromising on quality.

Kim B.

Assistant Principal / MN School District 196

Rudder utilized experience in leadership and human behavior to identify critical challenges, remove barriers, and create a prioritized action plan to increase our productivity. Highly recommend!

Tom D.

Founder & President / SPIN

The tools Rudder created for our engagement were pivotal in helping leadership understand findings and recommendations. Rudder developed feasible options, vetted them thoroughly and helped us create a plan to thrive.