What if you could change the way
you we all do business?
Wanderwell is a home for business owners that believe in modeling change within our own ecosystems in order to prototype news ways of being and doing. Wanderwell's Director Kate Strathmann is an expert in the strategies and structures that build successful businesses that reach beyond the status quo.
I partner with leaders and business owners to envision and implement strategies and systems for change and am a leader in thinking about businesses as world-changing projects modeling economics beyond Capitalism.
My approach is inquisitive, and ultimately, in service of you, the visionary entrepreneur. My practice is guided by a strong social justice lens, and a belief that our businesses are microcosms for creating a more just and equitable world. I work hands on with leaders to turn visions and values into successful and sustainable operations.
How we can work together.
I coach, consult, and advise creative & visionary leaders in the strategy and execution, business model and systems development, team development, and finance of human-centered businesses and organizations.
If you are a leader with an existing business interested in cooperative structures, profit sharing, or other radical experiments in equity and redistribution within the structure of your business, or you’re looking for thought partnership in your strange and exciting business model, then you've come to the right place.
While I love to support visions and dreams, all of my work is grounded in the concrete reality of your financials and the day-to-day workings and constraints of your business and the economy we live in.
Most of my clients are well into their business journey (some for decades!), have or are building teams (even if tiny ones!), and have annual revenues from $200-$300K and up. Having worked with a broad swath of business types, I'm adept at recognizing patterns and implementing strategies that work across sectors.
I have particular affinity for working with folks who do not have traditional business backgrounds or skills and for whom traditional business structures and advice have long left out-- including BIPOC and queer & LGBTQAA+ folks; artists and makers; and all kinds of self-described weirdos. I also frequently work with business partners and am adept at being the neutral third in the room when needed.
Get in touch to see if we're a good fit.
Here's how it goes: you fill out this short form so I can learn more about you, then we'll connect to schedule a 30 minute or so call to talk more about what you're looking for and how I might be able to help. By the end of that call, we'll have talked through your needs, ways we can work together, and whether we're the right fit.
If you had told me three years ago I would have an absolutely vital mentor in my "business consultant" I would have cringed hard, but I didn't know there was Wanderwell. Talking to Kate continues to help O&M build our enterprise with a conscience about working with each other and with our clients. Recommend!
Our business has taken on new growth this past year, which highlighted the need for change in many of our financial practices and long-term planning. Kate helped us wade through our finances and prioritize the aspects of our business that required attention. She took time to understand our business and our values, and we were impressed by the strategic and creative way she approached problem solving. With her help, we were able to complete a pricing audit and make informed and strategic changes that will help support the long-term viability of our business. We're excited to see the positive impact of these changes unfold over the coming months and years!