Your Growth

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Your Growth is my Goal

There are several ways I can help you develop yourself and your teams.

Peer Community

After three instances of colleagues expressing something like: I don’t have anybody to talk to about this, I’ve put together a virtual community where you can interact with me and others like you looking for collaboration.

Within LinkedIn, I’ve created a private group called Conquer Your Change. Use this forum to ask questions and share your experiences to help others grow.

Periodically, I host live video sessions for up to ten leaders (date/time announced in the group). Join in and ask others how they handle the challenges you’re facing. Topics will be selected based on the most active conversations in the LinkedIn group – hint: submit your question and generate a conversation!

Contact Me to learn more and receive your invitation to join.

Resources

Over the years, I’ve found and created tools to help leaders get results and retain employees. I’ll continue adding resources I think provide value to leaders.

Group Coaching Workshops

Group Coaching Workshops offer the greatest opportunity to develop skillful habits. Each week, participants work on job-related challenges and learn from others’ experiences and feedback. Follow the links below to learn more about each workshop. Check the Calendar for upcoming public workshops or Contact Me to schedule a private group.

  • Solving Problems (A3 Problem Solving Method)
  • Getting Results
    • Visual Management – so everybody knows the score
    • Coaching for Continuous Improvement (MDI)
    • Leader Standard Work
  • Managing Change (Change Formula and Motivational Interviewing for helping people conquer the change that’s holding them back)
  • Leading Yourself
    • Increasing Your Effectiveness by understanding and managing your emotions and relationships.
    • Activate Your Personal Strengths to increase your success and fuel your fulfillment
  • Leading Others
    • Coaching (Growing Critical Thinkers vs Recruiting Doers)
    • Strength-based Leadership (Knowing Your Strengths, Investing in Others’ Strengths, Getting People with the Right Strengths on your Team)
    • The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, Results)

Private Coaching

Coaching is only relevant when you have something that’s worth improving in your work life. It doesn’t matter whether I think you should improve on it, the change has to be important to you. If you can achieve the goal on your own, you don’t need coaching, although you usually get there sooner with a little help.

Once you’ve selected an area for improvement, I become your partner in pursuing your goals.  You bring expert knowledge of yourself and your environment to the partnership: circumstances, strengths and weaknesses, what’s working and what’s not, what’s worked in the past and so on. I bring the process. I walk you through clarifying your goals and connecting them to your values. I help you recognize obstacles and develop action plans. As your partner in your improvement journey, I encourage and support you, I advocate for you when you beat yourself up,  and I help you set up methods to hold yourself accountable.  My role is to remain emotionally neutral in the details of your change and stay vigilant in the process of getting you from where you are to where you want to be.

Sometimes the coaching process uncovers inconsistencies between what you say you want and what you actually do. In these cases, we may need to explore your ambivalence. (I liken this to having two committees in my head, each vying for opposite goals. For example: I want to lose weight; and I love to eat!) This exploration helps us attach value to your improvement goal, making it clearly more important than staying with the status quo. Only then can we effectively move on to action planning and implementation.

If you’re wondering whether this coach-partnership can help you develop professionally, let’s talk about it. In about 30 minutes, I can learn about the challenges you want to overcome and you can decide if you’re comfortable with me. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about me or the coaching process. By the end of the call, I hope you’ll leave with your next steps that may or may not include coaching with me.

Are you ready for coaching? Contemplate these questions, then contact Me with questions, or schedule this no-charge Strategy Session.

Special Interest Groups

Oftentimes, a segment of leaders land on a topic they want to explore in greater detail. Special Interest Groups provide a venue where leaders challenge themselves and each other to grow professionally and sometimes personally. Contact Me to have your name added to the “I’m Interested!” list for future Special Interest Groups.

Speaking

Sometimes all it takes to get your team moving is a little inspiration. Invite several of your team members or peers to join you and share in the learning experience. This is an easy way to help them catch your vision – hearing it from someone outside the company. My presentations engage the audience and yield nuggets that participants can apply in their workplace.

I’ll be happy to visit your group in person, or interact virtually. These are samples of my talk topics, I’ll be happy to discuss other topics that may be more relevant to your group:

  • Leading Change
  • Helping Employees Overcome Resistance to Change
  • 3 Timeless Principles of Facilitating Blended Virtual Groups (physical groups with remote participants)
  • 10 Ways to Cut Wasted Process Time
  • The Power of Visual Management
  • Engaging Employees through Managing for Daily Improvement
  • How to Make Change Successful by Involving Stakeholders
  • How to Make Decisions Based on Facts, Not Emotions
  • How to Solve Problems: Six Steps to Success
  • Critical Differences between Teams and Groups
  • Strength-Based Leadership

Contact Me to schedule an interactive talk.

Prayer

I believe God cares about our success and fulfillment through work. I pray this for all my clients (unless you ask me not me to). If there’s something specific you’d like me to talk to God about, I’ll be happy to lift that request. If there’s nothing specific, I’ll also pray for you according to this BREAD acronym:

  • Breakthroughs
  • Results
  • Energy
  • Answers
  • Development (as a leader)