STRATEGIZE TO GET UNSTUCK
We approach seemingly impossible challenges with the counsel and process for self-sustained forward movement. We are in there figuring it out with you, but the breakthroughs are yours.
BUILD CAPACITY FOR CHANGE
We train teams, industries, and sectors—sometimes whose mandates and views are at-odds—how to move forward on shared interests with vigor in uncertain times.
PIVOTAL EVENTS TO RESET + RENEW
We bring fresh air to stale mandates, collaborations, or friction points, helping people renew the intention behind their individual and collective work and go forward.
When it's time for big change.
By bringing fresh air and clarity to persistent challenges, we can transcend overwhelm to make a better world together. That's what we do: we help collaborators and problem-solvers get unstuck with unforgettably pivotal events, capacity-building, and strategy that sparks significant change and moves toward equity.
Tim & Tuesday
As outsiders, we have the advantage—the clarity and calm—of not being entrenched. When overwhelmed by repeated patterns and blocks, fresh air helps. We don't tell you what to do. We help organize for progress.
Our extended cohort of talented coaches, facilitators, evaluators, and project leads help set the stage, and an energetic back-end team cover legal, branding, design, communications, and administration.
Following: this is what we stand for. This is how we work, what we'll ask of you, and how we'll listen. And this is why it matters.
1: Open it up.
MORE PEOPLE = MORE IDEAS. BE GENUINELY OPEN TO EVERYONE AND EVERY PERSPECTIVE.
The integration of equity into design and delivery fuels movement and big change beyond the way things always go. More voices at the table seeds practical honesty. Unexpected allies. Better strategy. An openness despite uncertainty that deeply shifts power, resources, and systems.
When more people, ideas, and perspectives are welcomed into the mix, good things surface and grow. Freed from the limitations and marginal outcomes of the status quo, we can organize better to have the kind of impact we all want to see.
EMBRACE every voice. bring people, ideas, and perspectives in from the outside.
2 : Sketch
TO SKETCH IS TO STAY FLUID, SEE THINGS IN NEW WAYS, AND BE OPEN TO A BIT OF A MESS.
What do you see? OVERwhelm and opportunity? impossible odds? Alright. That's a great place to start.
When a room is blocked with complexity or legacy struggles, we reorient to shared work without requiring everyone to collapse into sameness or ‘alignment’. Different spaces, mindsets, or mandates are not in the way. You share vested interests. Your concerns overlap. We begin here.
The Outside is fresh air, relief, and progress in moments of heated stuckness. Diversity, dissonance, and uncertainty generate the friction required for radical rethinking and action. Together, we surface significant interventions and designs. Constellations of people feel relieved and optimistic with us, seeing a new way forward.
3. New ways through.
WE PARTNER WITH YOU IN THE WORK.
We do not believe in three-ring binders. We believe in rooms full of energized people who know how excellent it feels to make progress, and who are incentivized by those good feelings to make more progress.
Though the status quo approach may feel easier or less uncertain, defaulting for comfort stunts movement. Let's look outside the usual expectations, assumptions, and actions for the greatest possible potential. This is how we enliven the space we share. Events, training sessions, the long game of systems change. Practical experimentation. Mindset-altering learning. This is how we turn the ship into an entirely new current.
collaborators—cohesive or clashing across sectors—habitually cling to legacy beliefs. that's normal. The good news: there's a way through it.
"Fresh air galvanizes the spirit. That's what The Outside does."
Caroline Blackwell, VP Equity & Justice
National Association of Independent Schools
& National School Reform Faculty