Strategy Development and Execution

Failing less, reducing injuries, implementing programs, improving performance or involvement are not strategies, they are desirable destinations. Without a clear purpose, vision, goals and measurements of progress, how does an organization know results are being accomplished because of the initiatives or luck? Organizations executing initiatives to improve and achieve safety excellence must ensure their activities are deploying against a strategy.

Excellence is the ability to duplicate and sustain success. Strategies to achieve this desirable outcome will be elusive if the information flow is compromised, decision rights are vague, proactive accountability is absent and if the motivational impact of visible progress is forgotten. Moreover, if you, the leader, are unable to describe in vivid detail what excellence looks like and your strategy to achieve it, don't expect others can. Visions, missions, goals and strategies are only as effective as the population's ability to repeat them, believe in them, and the leader's ability to measure leading-indicator progress towards achieving them. Absent a detailed vision and strategy, your results will fluctuate, with sustainable improvement being only an elusive dream.

ProAct Safety®'s Strategy Practice assists organizations to develop and execute a safety excellence strategy, obtaining breakthrough results in culture and performance. Contact ProAct Safety to discuss and explore a range of path strategies to fit your organization.


Spent Tuesday in a work shop conducted by Shawn Galloway (President of ProAct Safety and coauthor of several bestselling books including STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence (2013) and Forecasting Tomorrow: The Future of Safety Excellence (2015). Both of which I've had the pleasure of reading and personally recommend to be added to everyone's library). The amount and quality of the information during the work shop was almost overwhelming. I only wish I had had the ability to bring Shawn in for a two day workshop with our people

Dennis Leonard, Safety Director , Kiewit Mining Group

"If your company or business is striving to achieve safety excellence, I would strongly encourage you to consider ProAct Safety. We recently partnered with ProAct to develop a path to achieving a zero-injury culture. We are now confident that we are heading in the right direction on a journey to safety excellence. ProAct was very effective at helping our organization think in new ways about the value of safety as a business initiative. They were very organized, prepared and delivered as promised. For us, the help we received from ProAct was a game changer in our safety evolution."

K. Willian MacPherson, Mill Manager, Kingsport, TN, Domtar Paper Company, LLC

"In 2014, FMC Technologies, Inc., Western Region Subsea Business Unit (BU) sought the external assistance of ProAct Safety to provide an outside perspective on our safety excellence strategy and the current safety culture within the WR Subsea. We saw ProAct Safety as a team of highly experienced consultants that have worked with other companies in a variety of industries to achieve impressive results… and our experience with them this year has proven this out!

ProAct Safety's goal was to provide our BU with profound insight into what was motivating our safety performance and culture and what was necessary to further our injury-prevention efforts and enhance the existing safety culture. Through their proven methodology of assessing a business' safety culture, they were able to identify the beliefs most important to advancing our current safety culture and determine precisely what experiences were influencing beliefs to sustain or improve them. They have identified a strategic framework with prioritized objectives and initiatives that will align expectations to advance both injury-prevention and cultural enhancement efforts.

ProAct Safety's Terry Mathis and Shawn Galloway ensured the project was based on the needs of FMC Technologies rather than the expertise of the consultant. Their approach was collaborative, proactive, results-orientated, fit-for-purpose and strategic (yet practical in nature). Their experience, knowledge, dedication, passion and customer focus was continually demonstrated and visible throughout the project.

I highly recommend ProAct Safety for any organization seeking external support in improving their safety culture. ProAct has proven to be a valuable partnership in our journey to achieve and sustain safety excellence."

Larry Barnett, Western Region Subsea HSE Manager, FMC Technologies Inc.

"Shawn will take your safety program to the next level with his keen insights and excellent teaching and coaching skills. Outstanding safety culture is not industry-specific, so no matter what industry you're in and no matter how well-developed your safety culture, you will appreciate his instruction."

Fred Miller, Safety & Health Bureau, Montana Department of Labor & Industry

"ProAct worked directly with our supervisors identifying what elements were needed to become safety leaders and how to implement these principles within their own work groups. The feedback from even long term managers was overwhelming positive which has not only produced noticeable improvements in safety behavior, but has energized the employees around safety in general. I would highly recommend using ProAct, particularly for improving safety culture and behavior."

Steven Caddell, Division Manager, Plains All American Pipeline

"Shawn is a high energy & talented professional. Thorough understanding of his business as well as the underlying principles & strategies for success. Highly recommend."

Dino Rosati, Plant Manager - NY Operations, Hollingsworth & Vose

"Shawn has an excellent ability to help an organization size up its current safety culture and to identify prioritized steps forward."

Greg William, Director - Safety, Health and Environment, MeadWestVaco

"Shawn has provided us with excellent support and guidance in further developing our safety program and addressing the "human element" side of the equation. Shawn was able to come in and provide honest evaluations and enabled us to identify areas that would give us the most opportunity for success. He and his company have made a significant difference for us."

Bob Tucci, Director - Safety Application and Compliance, GenOn Energy

"Working with Shawn and ProAct has been a great move for our organization. The professional expertise and personal care provided was exceptional and our safety culture has made dramatic improvements since implementing the strategies shared."

Brian Ingles, Employee Development, Roquette America Inc.