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Wisdom for those seeking more meaningful lives relationships businesses communities

Wisdom for those seeking more meaningful

lives, relationships, businesses, and communities

Assent means to agree with a thing. Epictetus is quoted as saying, “It is better by
assenting to truth to conquer opinion, than by assenting to opinion to be conquered by truth.”

When you are presented with information or “an impression” you must make a
judgement about it. There are only three options when assenting to “an impression”
– the first is that it is a correct impression and aligns with nature, second that it is
wrong and against nature, or third that not enough information is available to make
a judgement. When you incorrectly judge something, you cannot correctly
understand your desires from right and wrong, nor can you choose good and bad actions!

Assent Services’ purpose is to help you and your community properly assent and act in accordance with the good and natural laws of the world.

Consulting and Management Services:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Administrative Support
  • Financial Practices- Systems, Billing, Credentialling, and Intelligence
  • Federal and State Grants
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Support
  • Leadership and Management Training
  • Staff Development and Human Resources
  • Marketing and Associated Services
  • Managed Services for Organizational Transformation
  • Virtual Leadership (CFO, CIO, CMO, and other executive leadership)

Service Sectors:

  • Mission Focused Organization
  • Healthcare Industry
    • Primary Care Providers
    • Health Centers
    • Counseling and Behavioral Health
    • Dental and Oral Health
    • Pharmacies
    • Nursing Homes
    • Hospitals
  • Non-Profits
  • Principled Leaders
  • Other Select Individuals, Organizations and Communities

Assent Services Consulting Approach:

Assent Services consulting approach focuses on areas reflective of the Five Principles:

  • Purpose – strategic guidance, board/governance support and training, leadership coaching, mission and vision advisory services, and business/organizational planning.
  • Skills – technical support including leadership, operational, financial, billing, clinical, quality, information systems, grants management, facility, compliance, and customer/patient experience.
  • Relationships – supporting recruitment and retention of key staff; staff development; government, vendor, and other partner relationship development; enhanced customer/patient relationships; and leadership/management coaching.
  • Industry – competitive analysis, industry positioning strategies, and marketing advisory services.
  • Resources – operational, financial, and staffing resource analysis and support.

Why Choose Assent Services:

What drives value is the ability to see things for what they are. A different perspective can often see what is missing or what is often right under the surface. 

What makes Assent Services different is that it recognizes the need to understand how the world really works, from a risk-taking perspective. What is under our control and not under our control? How should one adapt and change to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities? 

Assent Services does not know all the answers. It is our willingness to tinker, to learn, to be foolish, adapt, and protect ourselves from fragility and failure that make us a good choice.

Why Choose Assent Services:

What drives value is the ability to see things for what they are. A different perspective can often see what is missing or what is often right under the surface. 

What makes Assent Services different is that it recognizes the need to understand how the world really works, from a risk-taking perspective. What is under our control and not under our control? How should one adapt and change to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities? 

Assent Services does not know all the answers. It is our willingness to tinker, to learn, to be foolish, adapt, and protect ourselves from fragility and failure that make us a good choice.

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The Assent Podcast:

Christopher Clay

The Assent Podcast – The Journey of the Old Testament, Special Episode #4

This odyssey through the Old Testament is not merely a backward glance into antiquity; it is a mirror reflecting our own struggles, aspirations, and quests for a life imbued with purpose and meaning. The ancient paths of the patriarchs and prophets, marked by trials, tribulations, and triumphs, parallel our own journey through a world often shrouded in darkness and despair.

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Five Principles, by Christopher Clay CEO of Assent Services:

The Five Principles provide a process for living a meaningful life. It integrates five foundational principles to guide you in the development of the skills, relationships, and resources that help you to position yourself effectively within your environment to discover more meaning in life. Businesses, communities, and individuals of all types have achieved lasting and meaningful success using these principles throughout history. This book is an affordable guide to these principles and an easy read to help you along this path. The real price is in the purposeful, focused, and disciplined execution of the principles in this book.