“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”

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REMEMBER WHEN CHANGE WAS A GOOD THING?

Every now and then a naturally occurring event reshapes the landscape. The formation of Sea Change Advisors is just such an event. Introducing a new kind of consulting firm that delivers senior talent with unique experience and subject matter expertise at entry level billing rates.

Whether you’re acquiring another company, reorganizing your own shop or simply need to educate, inform and/or motivate your workforce, we can help. We know communication, we know HR and we know what it takes to effectively engage people to drive business results. After all, when properly managed, change is a good thing.

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

  • EXPERIENCE

    60 Years Combined in Communication and HR Consulting

  • EXPERTISE

    Proven Leaders in Communication, Change Management & Human Resources

  • PRICE

    Fixed Fees and Hourly Rates at Half that of the Competition

  • FLEXIBILITY

    Where You Need Us, When You Need Us

  • OBJECTIVITY

    We Focus on Your Issues — Not Ones Dreamed Up by a Sales Team

WHO WE ARE

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DAVID E. KING

Partner
David is an award-winning communicator with over 25 years of management consulting experience. He was a Partner at Mercer, a Partner at Towers Perrin and he led PWC’s U.S. Communication and Change advisory practice.
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KEVIN R. BARRIS

Partner
Kevin is a senior human resources and communication professional with a 30-year portfolio of success in communications and public relations, human resource consulting and large, complex client management. He specializes in employee research and organizational culture development.

OUR SERVICES

COMMUNICATION

STRATEGY

CONTENT

CREATIVE

SOCIAL/DIGITAL

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT

CHANGE PROCESS DESIGN

CULTURAL INTEGRATION

PROCESS MANAGEMENT

HR ADVISORY

We have 60 years of combined HR experience. We’ll always offer our perspective and, when necessary, connect you with trusted professionals in our network.

TESTIMONIALS

See What Our Clients Are Saying

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Tammie Brailsford

EVP & Chief Operating Officer
MemorialCare Health System

David has helped us with three separate transactions. He appreciates the importance of incorporating individual and corporate values into integration planning and execution, and his ability to anticipate integration challenges and to align and unite diverse groups is impressive.

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Richard Loving

SVP, Human Resources
BWX Technologies

In multiple jobs with multiple employers, I've found Kevin and David to be very consistent; they get in, correctly assess the situation and get to work. With great results!

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Jack Kluepfel

Former Director, Compensation and Benefits
Schlumberger

I’ve known Kevin for 14 years, mostly while I was with Schlumberger and he was our Client Service Director with Mercer. He is skilled at team communications in analyzing the problems at hand, synthesizing possible solutions and assembling the right resources to provide expert advice.

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Aaron Brown

SVP, Human Resources
Synchrony Financial

I’ve known David for over 20 years. He always brings a fresh perspective and has the smarts and guts to tell it like it is. When we make changes – big or small – I know who to call.

PERSPECTIVE

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Change Rationale

‣ Why this makes sense
‣ How it aligns with our strategy
‣ How you can benefit from it

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Change Drivers

‣ Leaders
‣ Structure & Process
‣ Information
‣ Technology
‣ Career
‣ Rewards
‣ Measurement

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Required Change

‣ New product or market
‣ Merger/Acquisition/Divestiture
‣ Technology implementation
‣ Program or policy change

NEXT WAVE

Change is constant. Avoid apologizing for it and begin capitalizing on it for competitive advantage.

Charge the entire crew. Set a clear direction for the business and be specific about what’s required – at every level of the organization – to effectively execute the strategy.

Embrace course corrections. The marketplace is dynamic and successful businesses are constantly adapting to meet changing conditions, customer demands and shareholder expectations.

Reward agility. Make managing through change a core competency. Expect leaders to actively and visibly lead change efforts, and routinely measure and reward their progress.

Celebrate change. Harness the energy that comes with change and equip your people to not just weather the current storm but to anticipate and rise to meet the next wave.

CONTACT US

4200 Montrose
Suite 500
Houston, Texas 77006

Kevin R. Barris
Partner

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