“Steve has an aggressive and involved method to project management. He is amicable, easily approachable, retains an open approach when entering new projects, and maintains lessons learned from previous experiences.”
— Person | Team | Business | Association | Community | City | Region | Country —
Insight Solutions helps groups of people solve complex problems, create shared vision, craft strategic plans and work more efficiently together, to tackle opportunities.
We build deep connections through the use of powerfully designed questions, storytelling and experiential facilitation. These deep connections bring out the best in organizations and are the essence of what builds a high performance team.
We take a different approach. Instead of asking “what’s wrong?” or “what’s missing?”, we prefer to view the environment through a positive lens and ask “what’s working” and “what strengths do we have?”. We use this approach to help our clients answer a simple question:
How can they perform at their best?
(sources: The Employee Engagement Group, Gallup Poll)
Our process is guided by several core principles:
➥ Always focus on strengths
➥ Uncover where systems are operating at their best
➥ Engage the whole system
➥ Develop solutions through a task-oriented experience
Our programs bring together whole groups and systems, in a strength-based environment. We ask powerfully designed questions and use experiential activities to extract the best wisdom from the group and most importantly, deliver results. Programs are co-created with the client to accommodate various group sizes and outcome goals, scaling in length from several hours to half and multi-day retreat style formats.
Steve Bouchard is the Founder of Insight Solutions, a firm that serves its clients with the proven, strength-based methodology of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Steve is a LEAF Certified Practitioner with a passion for helping organizations, communities and teams work more efficiently together. Insight Solutions works with clients to construct powerful questions and experiential activities, which are designed to leverage the collective wisdom and best strengths of the group. Experiences can be delivered in the form of retreats, workshops and facilitation engagements.
Steve’s 15 plus years of professional experience include roles with both public and private companies in the areas of Sales, Engineering, Product Marketing & Development, Global Supply Chain, Global Business and Sales Management. Steve has traveled to over 20 countries throughout his career. This diverse experience, coupled with the AI facilitation approach used by Insight Solutions, offers a unique value and different perspective for clients.
In 2015, Steve co-founded Cerno, a company focused on developing high performance culture through adventure based, experiential learning programs. This was where Steve first experienced the power of Appreciative Inquiry and the profound effect it could have on organizations, teams and groups of people.
This realization led Steve to pursue formal training and certification in the application of Appreciative Inquiry. Steve is now a LEAF Certified Practitioner, trained in the experiential facilitation techniques of Appreciative Inquiry, developed by Dr. David Cooperrider, at Case Western University.
Insight Solutions is how Steve now serves clients, which allows him to combine his professional experience with the power of Appreciative Inquiry in the form of Workshops, Retreats and Facilitation.
Steve speaks for universities, professional groups and other organizations. He has served in Board and leadership positions for several non-profit associations. In addition to being a certified facilitator, Steve is a trained career coach, holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Global Business. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with in-depth knowledge of Green Building practices. When Steve isn’t helping clients perform at their best, he enjoys running, cycling and spending time in the mountains. Steve lives with his family in the Charlotte, NC area.