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Our Core Values
We uncover and articulate the essence.
We stitch together the essential elements.
But we’re not most people. We at Bluebird Sky get all excited about strategic planning. After all, what’s not to love about dreaming up an exciting future and then figuring out how to get there?
It’s difficult, if not impossible, for an organization to make consistently solid decisions without a clear decision-making framework based on a concise statement of mission, vision, and values—this is at the heart of any strategy process.
Bluebird Sky helps an organization’s stakeholders step back and envision a bright future and the path to get there.
New developments happen, new information becomes available, and you have to react. But how do you decide how to react?
Most organizations, from startup to established, have at least some strategies at hand — product, hiring, marketing, social media, and more — but not necessarily one strategic framework that aligns them all.
Evolution management is an approach that helps organizations respond to changing conditions thoughtfully and intentionally. Bluebird Sky can provide structure and coaching for managing evolution.
No one on the team is a neutral party; everyone has a dog in the hunt. And everyone’s calendar is already packed. This is the point at which an external facilitator can be the most productive choice to design and lead a meeting, retreat, or process.
Bluebird Sky provides custom design and facilitation services for a wide range of needs.
"What If?" Support
Bluebird Sky can help. Research questions, convenings and events, creative projects—let’s talk about the possibilities and see what paths to solutions we can brainstorm.
43 North Iowa (formerly NIVC)
Backyard Trails, LLC
Bicyclists of Iowa City
Bur Oak Land Trust
Cerro Gordo County Dept of Public Health
Doorway to College Foundation
Gems of Hope
Girls on the Run Eastern Iowa
IEEE Cedar Rapids Section
The Institute for Higher Education Policy
Iowa Bicycle Coalition
Iowa City Downtown District
Iowa College Recruiting Network
Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance
Iowa Startup Accelerator
Kirkwood Community College Corporate Training
Linn Area Mountain Bike Association
Mid-Prairie Community School District
Southeast Community College
Think Iowa City
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Jennifer Horn-Frasier of Bluebird Sky helps people and organizations get to where they want to be. Equally at home in established systems and in startups, with the big picture and the details, and with structure and ambiguity, Jennifer is a skilled facilitator and problem solver.
She focuses on evolution management—the art and science of imagining a desired future state, then mapping a path to achieve it. Jennifer became a Strategic Doing practitioner in January 2019 and is completing the process to be a Certified Workshop Leader. (Learn more about Strategic Doing at https://strategicdoing.net/) In addition to co-leading several Strategic Doing initiatives, she has adapted Strategic Doing for use with clients including the Institute for Higher Education Policy, the Iowa City Downtown District, the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, and 43 North Iowa.
Prior to founding Bluebird Sky, Jennifer held roles including junior high and high school language arts teacher; science editor for an educational publishing company; workforce development research program manager; director of strategic partnerships for ACT, Inc.; product development and program manager for a suite of tests measuring workplace English communication skills for an international market; director of marketing and communications for workforce development products and services; and launching, operationalizing, and serving as director of strategy and programs for ACT Foundation.
For fun Jennifer rides bicycles on gravel, dirt, and pavement; plays bass guitar, sings, and occasionally plays flute in various bands; writes poems; volunteers in her community; and goes on adventures with friends and family.
Jennifer Horn-Frasier, principal
Bluebird Sky, LLC