The Watson Difference

We’ve worked in hundreds of boardrooms. Our clients say it shows.

Our unique approach combines empathy for the very human challenges Boards face, skill at handling complex issues, and a practical sensibility, all honed through deep experience.

We really get Boards.

We delight in the complexity of different organizations and contexts, bringing our experience with hundreds of Boards, across the full spectrum of sectors and organizations, to bear on what makes you unique.

“It is clear Watson knows governance, but they also quickly came to know us and our unique situation. They provided ongoing counsel and advice on governance structures and options that made sense
in our context.”

We understand top-level leaders and their dynamics.

The people and culture of your boardroom are more important than any written policies. We find the right Directors and CEO at the right time for your organization, and ensure they’re set up for success. We are fluent in how human dynamics can block or unlock a Board, and in how to shift them.

“Watson’s knowledge of governance practices and procedures is extremely helpful, but what sets them apart is their ability to understand, empathize and handle complex human dynamics.”

We make the how work for you.

Governance on paper is very different from governance in practice. We know from experience how a small change can make a meaningful difference. Our support is practical, proportionate, tailored, and actionable.

“They understand the sensitivities and ensure the process adds value to our Board in the most efficient and productive way possible.”

We tackle the hardest truths.

Our clients trust us to help them navigate their highest stakes issues with sensitivity, confidentiality, candour, and pragmatism. We may not always tell you what you want to hear, but we’ll always support you to take the best next step forward.

“Watson is in a different league…[They] brought to the forefront some issues that would need to be navigated to ensure a successful outcome.”

Take your Board to the next level.