We knew that we needed to make a profit to sustain helping others. So we made a company that helped others do the same.
Forward Planning is a social-impact firm that utilized the past to understand the future through analysis that helps us create sound strategies for improving the efficiency of companies and neighborhoods.
"ASK MORE QUESTIONS"
Is the motto that drives us to throoughly understand a situation before beginning improvement.
Dallas has been our inspiration. Since beginning work with South Dallas Community Leaders five years ago, our work has transformed from merely collecting data to utilizing the analytic skills of the industry to teach efficient growth. Now, we offer analyses in both data and situational arenas to help leaders learn from their inefficiencies, further their leadership skills, and define new strategies for greater success. Providing additional management and designs helps our client link ideas to action. We operationalize, we implement, and we execute success for you.
Our team’swell-rounded and de-siloed approach to development comes from both the large spectrum of our cumulative experience and creativity that drives our research and work to unlock potential. Our experience traverses national, academic, public, and private social-geographies.
All profits aid development in low income neighborhoods through company and non-profit incubation, collaboration facilitation, and leadership development.
Doric (MBA, PhD) has 30 years experience working as an executive for large corporations, creating small companies, and launching new service concepts. He holds a PhD in Public Affairs, with a focus on Urban Planning from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he lectures on Economics of health care. He currently working in economic development and Place-building, focusing on entrepreneurship, through the creating of an incubator for entrepreneurs in the Fair Park Area of Dallas (The District).
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Ph.D., Public Affairs, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
M.B.A, Strategic Marketing, 1984
B.A., Film & Music, 1994
Economics of Health
Public Private Partnerships
Leo is the founder, owner, and lead consultant at Dallas Admissions Consulting. Leo assists with educational and career planning and collaborates with public, private and nonprofit educational agencies on developing immediate impact strategies and long-term positive outcomes. He studied philosophy, psychology, and economics at New York University’s prestigious Gallatin School and also holds a B.A. from the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is an Eagle Scout, avid reader, Spanish speaker, and has visited 21 countries.
Design and marketing director
Aidan is a Seattle based graphic designer with a specialty in digital marketing ventures and a seep passion for his own art. With a bit of experience in anything from animation, illustration, to 3-D modelling and beyond Aidan loves to learn and try new things. He has especially relished the opportunity to work with Doric and his varied range of projects and design challenges.