What does it take to receive the Workplace Vitality Award sponsored by Mars Drinks? Check out what Rob Kathol, Founder & Managing Partner of Navigate, has to say as we highlight one of the excellent small businesses that drives the Greater Philadelphia region. Join us to celebrate the 34th Annual Excellence Award winners on Thursday, November 17 >>


Navigate Corporation is a management consulting firm focused on helping clients solve their business problems. Providing solutions in the areas of strategy, business operations, technology and risk, Navigate’s effective project management, organizational change and leadership flow through everything they do. Objectivity, practical advice and regionally located consultants offer clients a better consulting experience.

Throughout his career of working with a variety of clients, Rob Kathol, Founder and Managing Partner of Navigate, has discovered what works and what inevitably fails within a company. “I had seen many times where executives and/or departments were not operating well or collaborating within a company,” explains Kathol. “The ‘silo-ing’ of business unites really hurt overall effectiveness and deteriorated culture.”

By 2005, Kathol had seen enough companies collapse in on themselves to motivate a change, so he founded Navigate to be the bridge for all business units to work together to get the business operating more effectively, more profitably, and with increased employee engagement. “This really gets to our mission – to be a consulting firm focused on strengthening collaboration among executive management, business operations and technology,” says Kathol. “I wanted to create a firm that not only delivers objective advice and creative solutions for its clients, but that is 100% committed to relationships and is enjoyable to work with.”

A big advantage of Navigate is its regional focus and experienced workforce. As a locally sourced firm who only hires experienced professionals, the minimal travel requirement helps attract top talent that’s looking for a better and more balanced lifestyle from smaller, more focused and flexible delivery teams.

“We truly put people and culture first and live by our core values. While you might see ‘commitment’ and ‘impact’ among values upheld by other firms, it’s the combination of those with