Our work requires a willingness to listen and a love of learning; interdisciplinary experience and dedication to detail; sharp political skills and more than a bit of bravery. We possess all of the above—and we’ve done this before. We’ve discovered concealed strengths and uncovered long-hidden weaknesses. We’ve turned hard facts into illuminating insights. We’ve spoken truth to power and helped bargain for change. Together, we’ve built, burnished, and brokered countless narratives in constructing the consensus necessary to implement actionable strategies for sustainable institutional advancement.