We can't wait to meet your need!
We choose our method of engagement to suit your need and desired outcome. But however we engage, our core philosophy is one of blending our external expertise with your interior and collective wisdom.
When you need to build, execute, or change something...and you know you need the candid, insightful voice and insights of your team to help define your problem, identify solutions, and become your partners and champions.
When you need to embed a coaching culture into your leadership...a habit and practice of peer support, collaborative problem-solving, best practice sharing and shared accountability for action
When you need to build a critical capability - across a team, a leadership bench, or the whole organization. Always a blend of insight, action, and accountability to behavior change.
When should you reach out?
As a guiding principle, we work to build you up - not break you down. Cost-saving reorganizations, addressing deficient performance, resolving issues of unsafe workspaces just aren't our bag.
What is our bag?? We're so glad you asked! Here are just a few representative experiences we hope trigger your connecting with us:
Your talent is languishing, disengaging, or even leaving! And you need to understand why - and how to turn it around.
You've got a change to lead. But rather than alienating or disengaging your change-fatigued teams, you're ready to run this one with empathy in order to trigger collaboration and championship with your team!
Your teams seem unfocused or focused on the wrong things which limits the impact you're able to deliver.
Your employee experience is underwhelming
Your culture feels off
Leaders are well-intentioned but need a stronger leadership capability
Your teams are feeling underinvested in
Your executive leaders are strong individually, but they don't operate as a true leadership team
Maybe you're striving to enhance your Employee Experience. Or turn your leadership values into defined actions and behaviors. Or you're seeking ideas from frontline employees. You may have an annual survey that offers you a quantitative measure or benchmark. But what you really need is qualitative, actionable insight from your teams and leaders. Insights that emerge from engaging dialog with them. Let us be your engagers.
Our Insights Generator an engaging, collaborative, employee-voice-lifting means of truly asking, listening, and quickly turning insight into action into outcome.
We begin by understanding your question or hypothesis. We design and facilitate a series of employee focus groups, we listen, capture, probe, clarify until we're satisfied they've been heard. And we present to you an actionable set of findings and recommendations to move you forward.
Here are a few of the questions whose answers we've provided with our Insights Generator
What is the current "lived" or actual employee experience, what is the ideal experience, and what tangible actions, behaviors, tools, and resources would help us to close that gap?
We have a set of leadership values (which are essentially motherhood and apple pie). To bring these to life and hold leaders accountable to living them, what behaviors must we define and hold them accountable to?
Our Employee Pulse results have told us where we have problems. But we need your ideas and solutions on how to solve them. What do you need more/less of from leadership?
How can we break down silos and drive greater collaboration across our functions?
How is our balance of psychological safety with accountability and what can we do to bump both up to drive a culture of innovation and execution?
Impactful leadership doesn't emerge from learning. Well... it's a little bit from the learning. But learning combined with practice, collective support, community problem-solving, a culture of peer coaching, and shared accountability.
Our Group Coaching cohort programs deliver a blend of all of the above. Our signature program is our Simplify-to-Amplify group coaching program...but it is our pleasure to tailor our modules and approach to your specific needs.
In our Group Coaching, we match an expert facilitator from our team with a cohort of leaders (generally 6-12) from yours. We focus on building skills, identifying and overcoming obstacles, identifying small actions within our locus of control, and then testing, practicing, failing, learning, and keeping on!
We design and deliver an experience that provides insight, action, and accountability for your leaders...but more importantly creates the habit, practice, and community within your cohort that sustains their shared practice of coaching and supporting each other well after our engagement has come to a close.
We don't do "training." Full stop.
Training, for us, rests on an assumption that we "the trainers" know all the answers and you "the students" are here to learn from us. It presumes there is a right way, and we will bestow said way on you.
We do bring insight and information - but that's table stakes and not the outcome. We work with you to build a capability - to begin with a foundation of learning (a tool, concept, framework, approach) and bring it to life through tools, dialog, shared learning, and action planning.
Depending on the transformation you're seeking, our workshops typically run for 90 - 180 minutes with up to 25 participants in a single session.
It is always our pleasure to build a program to meet your needs. Or if you're looking for client faves, here are some of our most popular:
Leading Through Change
Building Impactful Employee Experiences
Establishing a Climate of Safety and Accountability
Reframing and Unleashing Innovation
Keeping Burnout at Bay
Maintaining Purpose, Alignment, and Clarity
It's Time for a Team Reset!
When you need your executive leadership team to come together in a discrete moment of change, challenge or opportunity to collaboratively define and own a path forward, we design and deliver that experience.
We begin with a brief Discovery Process during which we understand the key opportunity and speak with any critical sponsors or stakeholders to ensure their full buy-in and perspective.
We then design - iteratively with you - the shape and flow of the ideal conversation that will bring leaders on the journey together
We then package and share back the outputs - whether an action plan, a series of leadership norms and commitments, or the artifact your team produced!
We have met a variety of executive challenges, and it would be our pleasure to learn about yours. Here are some of the questions and challenges we've had the pleasure of tackling:
How will we engage our employees in defining what the post-pandemic future of work means for us?
We are an executive team of competent leaders. But we need to become a true leadership team guiding the organization forward.
We do our day jobs well, but struggle to find time for “the stuff of leadership.” How can we shift this norm?
We as a leadership team have goals and plans…but not a great cadence for staying on track and anticipating shifts. How can we operate more fully and effectively as we lead our organization?
Our employee engagement is measuring low. How can we find our sparkle?
We’ve seen countless management trainings. But what really defines leadership in our organization, and how do we define the actions and behaviors we expect our leaders to demonstrate?
We know there are a million great ideas living in the minds of our team members. But we’re struggling to find them. How can we unlock our full potential?