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Our Work


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Icarus Consulting proudly considers itself a team of transformers.  We like taking on challenges and solving problems — and we’re good at it. We help our clients ‘defy gravity’. We talk to people and get the data and feedback that matter. We help you to understand what these insights mean for your company or community and to develop a plan, resulting in transformational change that is sustainable.

Our small team of consultants intentionally includes not only former chief diversity officer, but researchers and strategists. We boast nearly five decades of total; experience in utility, energy, transportation, higher education, manufacturing, healthcare, and government work. For our clients we’ve delivered culture scans,  BRG/ERG positioning, D&I scorecards, talent visioning, supplier diversity outreach, D&I communications, and D&I training. And we’re always eager to learn more to get the job done for our clients, tailoring a project to meet your needs.

If you have a big problem — or a big dream — chances are our team of versatile and agile experts can help. Check out what we accomplished while working hand in hand with organizations at the national, regional, and local levels in the case studies below.

Case Study – William Grant & Sons

Challenge: William Grant & Sons (WGS) saw that times were changing in 2017 and that its future revenues and operations were on the line. Younger generations will increasingly spend less on WGS legacy brands more on brands — if they drank any WGS brands at all.

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Case Study – Wisconsin Work Force Development Association

Challenge: Wisconsin’s Office of Workforce Development recognized that being more efficient and productive isn’t just a challenge for today — it’s also a challenge for tomorrow. In 2017, the office sought a way to inform, inspire, and empower its agencies across the state to prepare for major changes in the coming years.

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Case Study – Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI)

Challenge: MCFI engaged Icarus Consulting in late 2016 to provide generational training to all 2,000 employees. With a workforce ages 18 to 72, MCFI had five distinct generations interacting daily in one workplace.

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Case Study – Two Sigma Investments

Challenge: Two Sigma Investments engaged Icarus Consulting in late 2018 to provide leadership development training for its Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). With a workforce ages 18 to 72, MCFI had five distinct generations interacting daily in one workplace.

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Case Study – Transit Authority of River City

Challenge: In 2018, the multimodal transit system in Louisville, Kentucky,  was all too often viewed as just a public bus system that served only the limited population — exclusively within city limits.

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