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Your teams work smarter, faster and "nicer"

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Costs keep going up while the demand to reduce your overheads increases.

Your stakeholders are unhappy.

And you have teams of technical experts who cost millions and are hard to manage.

The Smarter Data People program assesses your team’s potential, targets the opportunity, and makes it all happen.


“The salary bill for my team is astronomical. They are really hard to manage. They hoard information and annoy their customers. The work they give me has to be reworked before I can pass it on. My job is harder because they don’t do their jobs. I’m cleaning up their mess all the time. They’re not bad people, I know they can do better!”

12 months to make it work

Sign up for the full 12 month program and watch your stakeholders celebrate. Talk to me now.

Make sure your teams solve the important technical problems faster with less hassle. And thank the heavens for how great they are.The program involves 3 elements:

  • Measure
  • Focus
  • Build acumen.




Measuring means we:

  • Set benchmarks
  • Measure potential
  • Target opportunity

I can tell you more about this when we speak. It involves things like Meeting Time Management Analysis and Management Operating System reviews.  Let’s find out what works and what could work better.


Focusing lets us:

  • Create management systems
  • Get clear vision
  • Follow through
  • Do what matters

Some of these things you’ll already be doing. Some of them you could do with more gusto, more commitment or even with more cut-through to the teams.


Build acumen

Building acumen means:

  • Build stakeholder trust
  • Say “No” nicely
  • Manage scope
  • Break down silos
  • Fill knowledge gaps

These are the soft skills to support the changes, and it’s where the real rubber will hit the road. We can target particular behaviours we find in the measure and focus stages, and it’s an ongoing opportunity to make your team work smarter, faster and “nicer”.

Cindy Tonkin Smarter Data People

Three Reasons To Choose Me

That’s me, Cindy Tonkin in the photo. (You probably already know me if you’re here. But just in case!)

There are three key reasons to choose me for this assignment:

  • Specialist in data analytics in banking
  • More than 30 years consulting experience
  • Soft skills with ROI

There are a host of other reasons to choose this comprehensive program which combines process improvement, soft skills and strategic planning: here are some.

Unleash the Smarts!

So get Smarter Data People. Make a time to talk to me now.

Are you leaving 20% (or more) of the millions you spend on staff on the table?

Get Smarter Data People

Here’s what clients say about my work

“More than 9 months after the course ended, my team members were reaching for the course learnings to help work out how to best handle the situation” GB, General Manager, Data Analytics, Major Bank

I can’t believe the changes coming out of a 90 minute meeting. I think it has had more impact than the sum of all meetings I have had in my professional life. DM, Senior Data Analyst, Research and Analytics department of a major bank

The usual weekly customer call lasted 40 minutes rather than the usual 2 hours. I had 110% control, politely told them how things are going to work from now on. They lapped it up and [the customer] is now my best friend! AC, Entrepreneur who used to have stakeholder problems

Put your data science teams to work on the important problems faster, target wasted time, delight stakeholders and save money.

You Look Better And Your Team Is Happier

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