With the support of key senior advisors, Dan and Julian founded The Telosity Company to draw alongside leaders and their teams so that they might discern, activate, and carefully shepherd their company’s purpose and identity to be declared in their brand and embodied by their culture. From a distinctive and practical point of view, The Telosity Company will work together with you to create and evaluate the necessary strategies, operations and systems for harnessing the enormous power of profit to fuel your purpose, declare your brand, and activate your culture.
It is our conviction that every organization, regardless of its history, must deliver social impact in an economically sustainable way. These are the companies of the future. The world will look to these companies to address the pressing social and economic issues of a 21st Century that will be marked by climate change, social disruption and breathtaking technological revolution.
The roots of Telosity – our story – stand on the shoulders of grandparents that taught us to think creatively, to get hard work done well, and who infused in our families the same deep values and convictions that fuel our company.
We built The Telosity Company on the foundations laid down by Chris Houston, who from his roots as a fisheries biologist, tending the stretched fish populations of an unstable environment, and learned to do the same in the board room, challenging and strengthening the business clients of Change Alliance over more than thirty years.
Change Alliance was founded in 1991 and became the vehicle by which Chris served his corporate and not-for-profit clients through the delivery of services such as business strategy, organization design, executive team development, leadership coaching and governance. Through participation in the management process of a wide range of businesses (banks, insurance brokers, manufacturers, advertising agencies, consumer businesses, B2B businesses, etc.) Chris noticed that a new demand was being made of business – to do good, not just do well.
Chris codified his observations through a series of blogs, over three years, that one of his global clients published as part of their thought leadership channels – called “Telosity.”
Because the themes and concepts laid out in these blogs are so pivotal for our approach to consulting, we have decided to republish them in our own space. They are supplemented with our personal commentary as well as recent case studies that highlight key points and ideas.
In 2017, the series of blogs became a book; “For Goodness Sake: Satisfy the hunger for meaningful business.” Chris wrote For Goodness Sake as an encouragement to an emerging generation of leaders who, as both employees and consumers, were by their demand for sustainable products and meaningful work are today re-shaping the role of business in society.
The book has been received well, and internationally recognized post-secondary institutions have used it as core reading material for commerce courses.
In his letters to the shareholders of Blackrock, a global behemoth of investment capital, Larry Fink wrote—in 2018 and again in 2019— “purpose is not the sole pursuit of profits but the animating force for achieving them.” Purpose – a social benefit – is the reason a company exists, and profit is a powerful and essential mechanism that serves such purpose as means, not end. Telosity is no trend; what it stands for is now recognized as the foundation for the future of business. “Serious Money” is moving towards sustainable business.
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In 2018, over ninety local leaders from every sector, gathered at Chris’s Ontario farm to imagine what might happen if an entire region embraced business as a force for good. What would happen if we set out to transform the whole character of Business in a specific geography and show that companies that put Purpose first reflect that purpose in the precise identity of its brand and the culture of its organization and uses profit as a fuel for doing more good? The response to the idea was very positive, but there needed to be a business case for Telosity.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across our world, our country, our region and our homes, we find this is a time, more than ever, to know our Purpose as a business and to live it out every day. For us, at The Telosity Company, we seek to help leaders Build Healthy Human Companies that Do Good Work.
More than ever, this is our commitment to our clients, to serve by helping you know your Purpose and Identity as a company and live it out, creatively, every day in the Good Work you can do in your community, especially when it is so needed.