Welcome

My name is John Lamy, and I’m a management consultant. I show companies how to get solid results, year after year. If you have problems consistently achieving the results you want, consider an engagement with Lamy Consulting. The purpose of this website is to show you who I am and what I do, to see if we might work well together.

I’ve been consulting since 1995. For 25 years before that I worked as an engineering manager for a large Silicon Valley company. Friends and clients tell me three things about my approach that stand out:

First, my personality and temperament are unusually friendly, outgoing, and warm. I work deliberately to earn your trust, to build a relationship with you that is truly peer-to-peer. Call me any time, and I’ll be there for you to try out ideas and to give you honest reflection.

Second, my DNA still says “engineer.” I’m capable of rigor and clarity, and I’m especially good at helping people get organized. Many times I walk into a complicated mess, help the team figure it out, draw a diagram or two of how things could be, and set out a time schedule to make it happen.

And third, with a few exceptions I’m an empty box, meaning I don’t enter your environment with a pre-conceived off-the-shelf program. Instead, I ask a ton of questions and talk to a lot of your folks. Why? Because there’s always the presenting problem that’s causing your immediate heartburn; but there’s almost always a set of somewhat obscure underlying conditions that contribute indirectly. Those deeper indirect factors often keep the problem going year after year. So a big part of my questioning is to draw out your best insight and wisdom, and frame it into the solution.

Until 2020, all my consulting work was done in person and on site. Since March of 2020, every engagement has been remote, using Zoom or Google Meets. This opens the door to working with clients anywhere in the world.

Here are some of the disciplines I’ve had experience with:

Consulting Services

Getting Results

Getting solid, dependable results is the centerpiece of the Lamy Consulting practice. We offer a process called Get Results that reliably delivers results, year in and year out.

General Management

Running a company is one of the hardest jobs there is. Sometimes challenges appear that are just outside your skill set...and you'd appreciate a little help and triangulation.

Strategy

The essence of Strategy is how we'll win in the marketplace. If your Strategic Plan is a little thin or not really up to date, I can facilitate your leadership team through the process to a new Strategy.

New Product Development

To survive over the long term, you need a reliable stream of new products and services. New Product Development (NPD) is an inherently creative process, but it need not be haphazard or random. I can show you how to implement a solid NPD program in your company.

Project Management

Behind the art and science of Project Management is a time-honored process involving Work Breakdown Structure and Gantt Charts that guides you through your project. I have taught Project Management for decades, and people uniformly love it.

"I Just Need to Talk"

Very often we discover that our principal client is also looking to cultivate a trusted friend to bounce ideas off of, and to provide some kind of congenial accountability and honest feedback outside the walls of the company. All of our services include this kind of personal vibe, plus we offer a weekly remote connection program, over the phone or video. People really appreciate the deep support, and the convenience.