A Look Back As We Move Forward To Celebrate a Common Purpose

As we reflect on CommonSense Consulting’s 10th and Urban Design Perspectives’ 20th annivesaries in business, we are excited to annouce the launch of Common Perspectives blog.  To mark this occasion, we knew that it was more than just celebrating our success. We also wanted to do something good and invite our community of clients and colleauges to join us on this adventure of paying it forward.

Our mantra for this TenTwenty celebration is Give. Press. Shake.

GIVE: Freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone)

We all have something to give whether if it’s your talent, time or treasure. The organizations we have selected are places we have served or simply want to help. Our experiences outside of the office enhance our lives, enabling us to pay it forward through meaningful contributions to create greater good.

PRESS: News media and agencies; collectively move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force.

It’s the birth date of Common Perspectives Blog.

We plan to track our giving journey and progress as we press forward. Post TenTwenty, we plan to use this space to share ideas, success stories, and creative solutions for small businesses. As entrepreuers, we have to think different, be flexible and creative all while making purchasing decisions, marketing and managing people and projects. The list can go on….yet, we wouldn’t choose a different path! Our common purpose is to uplift, encourage and empower the strategically small, but mighty.

SHAKE: Disrupt the norm; upset the composure of; shock or astonish

Not your typical anniversary celebration, so we have done a bit of shaking up to speak. This is reflective of the way we work. We understand how to creatively tweak and restore work environments guiding them toward their highest level of operation and potential. We are undeterred, moving our clients and partners toward a state of unshakeability…so they are rightsized, optimized, and positioned for growth.

SHAKE EVENTS | Service | Honesty | Adaptability | Kindness | Experience

September 14 | Open House Social and Blog Launch

October 15 | Loves and Gloves

Its Global Handwashing Day and we will be making care packages for the homeless.

November 16 | Karma Yoga Class

Experience the gift of wellbeing through donating items or funds to the Minneapolis Crisis Center.

December 1-15, 2018   | On-Line Book Drive

Donate books, Amazon or Target gift cards to a local school

January 2019 | Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication  

A welcome home celebration for a family’s new home

Look for a future invitation to join us. In the meantime, enjoy our SHAKE playlist.

Shake – The Supremes

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Shake Your Grove Thing – Peaches and Herb

Shake Your Bon Bon – Ricky Martin

Shake It – Heavy D

Shake Down – Mary J. Blige, Usher

Shake It Up – The Cars


Janice Downing, President | Common Sense Consulting

Alicia Belton, Principal | Urban Design Perspectives