Goethals Consulting Corp. has as its mission to help companies conduct better business in a more efficient manner. To governments its mission consists in providing them an exemplary intellectual leadership and in strengthening both its knowledge and its capacity around effective governance and accountability, management and a significant audit. The focus and the main beneficiary of our work is the public sector, given that at Goethals Consulting Corp. we deeply believe that as governments tend to modernize, adopting principles of Public Management, the better the conditions for private sector progress will be better and will lead the country where they are located, through their individual growth, to the overall development of society.
Goethals Consulting Corp. counts with a qualified team of specialists who can help solve the complex framework of the institutional relationships in which the country’s activity develops. The firm brings a wide spectrum of services from the Private Sector and complete assistance in restructuring and development plans for the Public Sector.
Those of us who have decided to join forces in this endeavor that we decided to call Goethals Consulting Corp. in remembrance of that extraordinary civil engineer that was George Washington Goethals, fundamental force behind the construction of the Panama Canal, saw in his knowledge and tenacity the essential elements that can be applied both to our own company, as well as those who choose us for their consulting services.
Perhaps one of the most alluded subjects through time is liberty, but strangely today it continues to be a pretty elusive reality, since too many people are unaware of its true meaning and scope, which leads us to lose it. If something characterizes our founding executives, it is a fundamental love for liberal principles and thus our corporate philosophy will always be directed to that vision.
Our motto “creating value in a dynamic environment,” is precisely what we try to carry out, first in our company and then applying it to our clients: In a globalized environment companies that enjoy lasting success have values and fundamental purposes that remain fixed in time, while its business strategies and practices continuously adapt to a changing world.
Companies that are truly great understand the difference between what should never change and what should be open to change, between what is genuinely sacred and what is not. This rare ability to manage continuity and change that requires constantly practiced discipline is narrowly tied to the ability to develop an ideology.
The fundamental ideology defines the enduring character of an organization, hence our mission that positions us as leaders of change, surfing the wave (adapting the concept of the local Panamanian reality of beaches possessing good waves), includes as its values a profound respect for the individual, a dedication to quality at a low price and reliability, a commitment to community responsibility and a vision that the company exists to make technical contributions for the advancement and wellbeing of humanity. Leaders die, products become obsolete, markets change, new technologies emerge and management trends come and go, but the fundamental ideology of a great company lasts as a source of guidance and inspiration.
The fundamental ideology is the glue that maintains an organization united while it grows, it decentralizes, it diversifies, it expands globally, and embraces the cultural diversity at its workplaces. Goethals Consulting Corp., a Panamanian company with global vision, accompanies the private sector in the execution of these processes, which translate into greater value for the company and therefore, in greater returns for its shareholders; in the public sector, the implementation of these processes, translate into more and better quality of life for its citizens.