State of Compliance

Vicious Cycle of Non-Conformance

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Based on our experience working with hundreds of organizations we learned that many take a silo-ed and reactive approach to meeting their obligations.


They wait until they have been audited or for a serious incident to occur before they improve their compliance. However, these improvements often use the same reactive behaviours and practices that led to the incident in the first place.

This creates a vicious cycle of non-conformance where obligations are not met, risk increases, and stakeholder trust diminishes over time.

These organizations experience the effects of never being sure and always catching up.

We call this The Reactive Uncertainty Trap™.  

Virtuous Cycle of Conformance

What we have also learned is that you can escape this trap if you take a proactive and systems approach to compliance.​ 

Organizations that do, anticipate, plan, and act to ensure that they keep all their promises associated with their obligations.


They create a virtuous cycle of conformance that leads to meeting more obligations, lower risk, and engendering greater stakeholder trust over time.

These organizations experience the benefits that come from always being in compliance.

This is the outcome of The Proactive Certainty Program™

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A Road to Improvement

To escape The Reactive Uncertainty Trap™ and realize the benefits from your compliance we recommend you do three things:

  1. Take ownership of all your obligations ; don't wait for an auditor to tell you what to do.

  2. Establish real-time systems that always let you know the status of your compliance and risk.

  3. Intentionally improve your compliance over time.

We offer two choices: basic and advanced to help you improve your compliance.


For the basic, we can provide you with compliance consulting services. Of course, you can get the basic from many other consultants. 

However, our advanced program – The Proactive Certainty Program™ – takes everything to a much higher level and is only available from us. It's important to point out that you don't need to give up any existing consultants to join the advanced program.

The Proactive Certainty Program™ is not for everyone. It's for ethical organizations with aspirational objectives and strive to always improve their performance.

If staying between the lines is mission critical consider joining this program.

To help you decide if this program is right for you we offer the first step at no cost.  Learn more here:


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