We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Jasper and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lisa, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
In 2008, the technology landscape was a little different than it is today. Most companies were looking at technology and IT resources as costs to reduce, but we saw an opportunity for executives to lean into the uncertainty and leverage technology as a competitive strategy. Having spent the bulk of our careers in the consulting industry, we saw an opportunity to operate differently as a firm — through genuine collaboration. We believe that the best solutions to problems, and the most innovative ideas, come from bringing diverse perspectives together. So, we built a firm that was designed to encourage collaboration over individual competition and created a process that allows us to work together WITH our clients on the hard stuff. Over time, our work has evolved from technology strategy to business transformation, but the unique way we work with our clients has endured.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We want to make a difference out there, and we want to do it by bringing diverse perspectives together to solve problems. Over the last few years, we have realized that our purpose goes beyond just the core work we do with our clients. Our purpose is to solve problems collaboratively that transform our clients, our communities, and the world. We want to inspire every organization we touch: our clients, our broader networks — even people who hear about how we work third hand — to work better together to solve problems. The projects we do for our clients generate bottom-line results for their businesses, but we feel even more fulfilled by the people we work with, from the executives all the way down to the analysts on the team, knowing that their lives are better for us having been there. A palpable example of this is our work with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), which we prioritize for ourselves and for our clients. We believe our focus on DEI is not only the right thing to do but is a strategic imperative for making a better world, and that through our work, we can help other companies achieve more diversity, more equity, and more inclusion.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Favorite spots – The alley behind my house where we hang out with the neighbors Restaurants – Osaka Sushi, Jerusalems, Milk Market, Luca, and Osteria Marco
Golf Courses – Lakewood, Common Ground, Sanctuary
Hikes – Lair of the Bear, Mt. Falcon

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Jacqueline Bonanno. The creativity and vision she is bringing to the Denver food, culture, and business communities is amazing!

Website: https://www.thoughtensemble.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thoughtensemble/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2128238/admin/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thoughtensemble

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThoughtEnsemble

Image Credits
Megan E. Anderson at Graphique Fine Art Photography, LLC.

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