Lloyd Fickett founded Lloyd Fickett & Associates, Inc. in 1983, a management consulting firm initially focused on leadership, team-building, and extraordinary performance.
In 1990, Fickett developed The Collaborative Way® while working with Rodel, the market leader in providing consumables for polishing silicon wafers. Rodel needed to find a way to meet the challenge of a massively expanding marketplace while having limited resources compared to their competitors. Fickett developed The Collaborative Way® as an answer that could face these challenges and beat the competition by building an extraordinary way to work together. Rodel credits TCW as a critical element in their subsequent success including growth from 30 million in sales in 1989 to 200 million in 1997 and an expansion rate of 40% per year starting in 1994.
For the last 20 years, through supporting companies adopt and practice The Collaborative Way®, Fickett has helped those companies build the futures they envision while navigating rapid growth, mergers, acquisitions, competitive challenges and other market pressures. Clients of Lloyd Fickett & Associates, Inc. benefit from the durable sustainability of The Collaborative Way®, such as American Infrastructure, a company that has been practicing The Collaborative Way® for over 19 years.
Fickett is co-author of two books, The Collaborative Way®: A Story About Engaging the Mind and Spirit of a Company, and Leading the Collaborative Way: Overcoming the Seven Most Common Pitfalls. Fickett has also been involved in community work as the Founder and former Chairman of the Board of the Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation. Most recently, he served for 5 years as the Chairman of Shanta Foundation, which brings sustainable health, education, economic development to rural villages in Myanmar.