Cobalt Group
Gathering Perspectives

Gathering Perspectives

It starts with listening…

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Understanding Needs

Understanding Needs

Issues-based change is the foundation of what we do…

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Exploring Options

Exploring Options

Strong leaders make decisions neither in isolation or by consensus…

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Building Capacity

Building Capacity

Sustainable change requires capital…

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Leading Change

Leading Change

Sustainability starts with leadership…

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Measuring Outcomes

Measuring Outcomes

Anything worth doing is worth doing well…

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Public Sector

Trends in society and long-emerging structural shifts in our economy require that our civic leaders and citizenry collaborate and innovate in ways never thought necessary or possible. Investments in education and infrastructure have emerged as the main strategies for communities to promote growth, sustain a competitive advantage in the global economy, and create sustainable environments in the city and beyond. In short, the quality of people and place are equally important in our communities today. Our engagement of citizens and their leaders is at the core of how we help communities thrive.

Private Sector

Helping companies at any stage in any industry to reach their full potential is a core pillar of Cobalt Group's practice. From market, funding and growth strategies; to organizational design, leadership development and growth management; we have the experience and expertise to guide corporate leaders through complex and sustainable change.

Partnerships

Partnerships between public and private entities is the key to successful economic development and community enrichment. Cobalt Group has a rich history of crossing boundaries between private companies, public institutions and non-government organizations to create partnerships, facilitating the accomplishment of initiatives that otherwise would likely be impossible to achieve.

Our Community

Proud To Have Leaders Like CMSD’s Bishara Addison in Cobalt Group’s Network

We were thrilled to see one of our new friends, Bishara Addison, Executive Fellow to the CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, featured...

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Proud To Have Leaders Like CMSD’s Bishara Addison in Cobalt Group’s Network
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We were thrilled to see one of our new friends, Bishara Addison, Executive Fellow to the CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, featured as one of four ‘emerging’ leaders in Cleveland on Fresh Water Cleveland‘s web site, and couldn’t...

Watch ‘My So-Called Enemy’ And Chat With Director

Just a few days away from the PBS World Channel broadcast of “My So-Called Enemy,” the film’s director, Lisa Gossels,...

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Watch ‘My So-Called Enemy’ And Chat With Director
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Just a few days away from the PBS World Channel broadcast of “My So-Called Enemy,” the film’s director, Lisa Gossels, shared some additional ways to see and respond to the documentary. The film documented a...

Middle East Peace Possible? All Humans Should Watch This Film For Hope

The recent news coming out of the Israel and Gaza —  the deaths of three Israeli teens, and a...

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Middle East Peace Possible? All Humans Should Watch This Film For Hope
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The recent news coming out of the Israel and Gaza —  the deaths of three Israeli teens, and a Palestinian teen, rocket fire exchanges and an on and off again cease fire — made...

Voters, Cobalt Group, Inc. Help Move Cleveland City Council Into Digital Age

In today’s electronic environment where people are looking for jobs online, getting notes from their child’s teacher by email...

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Voters, Cobalt Group, Inc. Help Move Cleveland City Council Into Digital Age
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In today’s electronic environment where people are looking for jobs online, getting notes from their child’s teacher by email and event planning through social media, shouldn’t Cleveland’s City Council and staff be able to...

#Vision #Leadership #Courage

As Cobalt Group enters its 18th year I am reminded that the process of change is messy, ambiguous, lengthy, complicated...

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#Vision #Leadership #Courage
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As Cobalt Group enters its 18th year I am reminded that the process of change is messy, ambiguous, lengthy, complicated and full of many perspectives as to how something actually gets done. As I reflect...

#Happy Birthday #Cobalt Group!

Cobalt Group is celebrating its 18th Birthday today! We are so fortunate to have so many family, friends, colleagues and...

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#Happy Birthday #Cobalt Group!
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Cobalt Group is celebrating its 18th Birthday today! We are so fortunate to have so many family, friends, colleagues and clients who have supported us in so many ways. You know who you are.  Thank...

Healthy Students Learn Better, Neighborhood Partners Take Action

Health and education are so inter-related that if one suffers, so does the other. This theory was the subject of...

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Healthy Students Learn Better, Neighborhood Partners Take Action
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Health and education are so inter-related that if one suffers, so does the other. This theory was the subject of a Capstone project in 2012 by Jesse Honsky, an instructor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of...

Second MetroHealth Health School Clinic Opens, Cobalt Helped to Open First Clinic

Students, teachers and community leaders celebrated the opening of the second school-based health clinic at a Cleveland Metropolitan School District...

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Second MetroHealth Health School Clinic Opens, Cobalt Helped to Open First Clinic
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Students, teachers and community leaders celebrated the opening of the second school-based health clinic at a Cleveland Metropolitan School District school Thursday April 24, 2014. The MetroHealth Medical Center mobile clinic at Lincoln-West High School  will offer...

Cobalt Group Plays Major Role in Youth Violence Prevention Working Group

Patti Choby, Cobalt Group, Inc. was one of 18 members who served on the Youth Violence Prevention Working Group...

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Cobalt Group Plays Major Role in Youth Violence Prevention Working Group
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Patti Choby, Cobalt Group, Inc. was one of 18 members who served on the Youth Violence Prevention Working Group from its inception in 2011. The primary purpose of this initiative was to examine different...

Cleveland City Council’s Clerk and staff more productive after five years with Cobalt Group

Cobalt Group Case Study: Cleveland City Council Operations and Sustainability Initiative (OSI)   After working for the last five...

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Cleveland City Council’s Clerk and staff more productive after five years with Cobalt Group
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Cobalt Group Case Study: Cleveland City Council Operations and Sustainability Initiative (OSI)   After working for the last five years with Cobalt Group, Inc., the Cleveland City Council Clerk and her staff of 25...

Save the dates for the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival presented by Dollar Bank will be held March 18 – March 29, 2015 at Tower...

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Save the dates for the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival
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The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival presented by Dollar Bank will be held March 18 – March 29, 2015 at Tower City Cinemas. The Cleveland International Film Festival has grown by 179% since 2003 and welcomed...

Women of the World Sidebar Film Wins Award at Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cleveland – April 16, 2014 – One of the films in the Women of the World...

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Women of the World Sidebar Film Wins Award at Film Festival
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cleveland – April 16, 2014 – One of the films in the Women of the World film sidebar, sponsored by Cobalt Group, Inc., won an award at the Cleveland International Film...

Cobalt Group, Inc. Celebrates 5 Years Sponsoring Women of the World Films

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cleveland – March 13, 2014 – Cobalt Group, Inc. is celebrating five years as sponsor of...

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Cobalt Group, Inc. Celebrates 5 Years Sponsoring Women of the World Films
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cleveland – March 13, 2014 – Cobalt Group, Inc. is celebrating five years as sponsor of the Women of the World sidebar at the Cleveland International Film Festival March 19-30. The...