EXECUTE your Plans

Master the Art of Adherence


A good plan gets you into the race, but Adherence propels you into the winner's circle. "Adherence" is simply consistent execution.

The Adherence Equation was introduced by our co-founders in their very first book (and bestseller), Sticking to It. After applying the model, honing it and developing tools for 10 years, they co-authored an enhanced and expanded version titled Stick with It: Mastering the Art of Adherence.

Take a look at our robust, time-tested Adherence process that:

  • Aligns your organization,

  • Engages your team,

  • Equips your leaders,

  • Boosts accountability for results, and

  • Creates winning teams!


Drive results FAST with our Stick with It 1-on-1 Execution Coaching.

Accelerate Winning Results and Relationships with our Accountability workshop.


Client Impact

We have successfully applied Colan's powerful tools for 12 years to help drive our business growth and organizational engagement. Stick with It delivers another clear model and supporting tools presented in Colan's practical and actionable style. We have integrated his thinking into our business which has been an important factor in our ability to adapt and thrive in the market.

Barry E. Davis, President & CEO
EnLink Midstream


Stick with It simplifies the complex topic of business execution. We have applied these concepts to create winning business results and a winning culture.

Paul Spiegelman, CEO
The Beryl Companies


The Art of Adherence is to Strategy what The Theory of Relativity is to Physics. It's just as compelling but much simpler. Why settle for anything less than eloquent execution and stratospheric success? You don't have to with Stick with It as your guide book.

Ronald G Rossetti, Esq., Associate Vice President, Trial Division
Nationwide Insurance


We have applied the concepts from Stick With It and we have won! Colan's practical approach makes the hard work of execution very logical, and this book lays it all out clearly and simply.

Andrew Levi, CEO
Aztec Systems


The Adherence Equation presented in this book is perhaps one of the single-most important leadership formulas ever produced. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind based on personal observations that the 'stick with it' principle separates the great leaders from the good ones. The authors articulate this principle masterfully in this book and break the components – focus, competence and passion – into understandable and applicable actions. I not only read the original 2003 edition in one day, I took my entire Leadership Team through it. I plan on doing the same with this book!

Larry Taylor, Ph.D.
Head of School
Prestonwood Christian Academy


The Stick with It model works in any company because Colan's strategies are grounded in real organizations and in the reality of human nature – not the theoretical. His passion for 'keeping it simple' gives leaders confidence they can successfully create positive change.

Joe Bosch
Chief Human Resources Officer


Colan's cut-through-the-clutter approach to strategy enabled us to spend more time on important questions about our business. The Art of Adherence does the same thing when it's time to put the strategy to work and execute. Stick with It brings it all together in a quick-read and easy to apply format.

Mike Barnes, CEO


The Adherence Equation (Focus x Competence x Passion) is a powerful formula for driving growth and winning in today's market. Stick with It balances research with real-world examples to deliver field-tested tools. You can read it on Friday and apply it on Monday.

John Walker, COO

Stick with It is being applied by leading organizations including corporations, government agencies, hospitals, banks, churches, schools and military:


ABF ♦ Aflac ♦ AIG ♦ Alamo Group Inc. ♦ Allstate Insurance ♦ Amazon.com ♦ American Heart Association ♦ AMCOR ♦ Bank of America ♦ BellSouth ♦ Berlex Laboratories ♦ BlueCross BlueShield ♦ Border Books & Music ♦ Botsford General Hospital ♦ BP ♦ Bristol-Myers Squibb ♦ Carnival Cruise Lines ♦ ChartOne ♦ Chili’s ♦ CitiFinancial Auto ♦ City of Los Angeles ♦ Conway Southern Express ♦ Countrywide Financial Corporation ♦ Crosstex Energy Services ♦ Cummins ♦ Curves ♦ Darling Homes ♦ Davidson Hotels ♦ Dow Corning Corporation ♦ Ellijay Telephone Company ♦ Ernst & Young ♦ Faith Baptist Bible College ♦ Federated Department Stores, Inc. ♦ FedEx ♦ Hanover Compressor Company ♦ Harrah’s Entertainment ♦ Hennepin County ♦ Heritage Healthcare ♦ Honeywell Aerospace ♦ Hoosier Energy ♦ Integris Baptist Regional International Paper ♦ Isle of Capri Casino ♦ JB Colts Restaurants, Inc. ♦ Jefferson Pilot Financial ♦ Jiffy Lube ♦ JPMorgan Chase ♦ KFC ♦ Kids in Common ♦ KonicaMinolta Business Solutions ♦ KPMG ♦ Manpower Staffing ♦ Marathon Ashland Petroleum ♦ Maple Grove Covenant Church ♦ Mayor’s Jewelers ♦ MBNA ♦ Mercedes Benz USA ♦ Nationwide Insurance ♦ Naturally Women Fitness Centers ♦ Navy Army Federal Credit Union ♦ New Penn Motor Express, Inc. ♦ Northrop Gruman ♦ Noven Pharmaceuticals ♦ Pei Wei Asian Diner ♦ People en Espanol ♦ Philips Semiconductors ♦ Pictures Plus ♦ Pinnell's Carpet One ♦ Porter-Cable/Delta ♦ Prudential Network Realty ♦ Reuters ♦ Riceland Foods, Inc. ♦ Rite Aid Corporation ♦ Rosewood Hotels & Resorts ♦ Sam's Club ♦ Saturn ♦ Sbarros ♦ Scranton Gillette ♦ Shriner s Hospitals for Children ♦ Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. ♦ Sodexho ♦ SoftBrands ♦ Spalding University ♦ St. John Knits ♦ Standard Insurance Company ♦ Staples ♦ State Farm Insurance ♦ STERIS Corporation ♦ SYSCO ♦ Tabernacle Christian Center ♦ Texas Instruments ♦ The Hanover Company ♦ The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. ♦ TXU ♦ Universal Fidelity Corp. ♦ University of Colorado ♦ UPS ♦ Verizon Wireless ♦ Wal-Mart ♦ Wells Fargo Bank ♦ Wendy's International ♦ Weyerhaeuser ♦ Whole Foods Market ♦ Zale Corporation


Get Started

1. Measure your ability to stick with your plans. Take this FREE individual Adherence Assessment

2. Receive a real-time feedback report. Share it with your team and receive a team report.

3. Contact us to discuss your results and a how your team can master the art of adherence to WIN!