5 Success Levels for Leaders and Teams
We’ve categorized our offerings into
5 Success Levels for Leaders and Teams:
Workshops are available in person, virtual, or hybrid.
Typically, our virtual workshops are:
90 minutes - 2 hours
Run on the Zoom platform although we can customize for varied platforms
20 attendees maximum per session for best results, exceptions are welcome
Typically includes materials, custom experiential exercises, and practice homework
Building & Expanding Trust
Building and Repairing Trust in The Workplace
In this workshop, participants will explore what it takes to build and establish trust in any environment. The highly experiential exercises will cover the “Trust Equation” and how to apply principles to specific interactions with individuals and teams.
Communication & Social Styles Through the Lens of DISC
Influencing and Communicating – Leveraging DISC is a workshop that delves into preferences and communication styles based on personality differences. Every person has a behavioral style that identifies "How we tend to communicate with others?" and "How we prefer others to communicate to us?" Learning the differences can increase our resonance with others and increase our influence within a team or organization. This is especially handy in conversations where people have differing opinions to share or stakes feel high.
Connect & Communicate
When we see ourselves in others and see our true selves, we can explore effective communication skills to ensure our messages resonate and build strong partnerships with others. We can play at our Best and create an environment where others are at their Best. The course is designed for virtual, hybrid, or in-person teams and is designed as a stand-alone three-hour course (that can be refined to 2 hours in length if desired) and is the “Gateway”/precursor course prior to Having Hard Conversations and Giving and Receiving Meaningful Feedback.
Dare to Lead™: Rumbling with Vulnerability in partnership with Suzy Benson, Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator
Dare to Lead™ is based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown and is an empirically based courage-building
program designed to help leaders become more courageous. The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. In this highly experiential workshop, participants will learn why vulnerability is the foundational skill set of courage, how to lean into vulnerability, and how vulnerability leads to more creativity, innovation, change, and psychological safety.
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we perceive and express ourselves, how well we notice and perceive others' social cues, and how we can develop and maintain social and business relationships. In this workshop, you'll attain a deeper understanding of the importance of EQ in effective performance and leadership. You'll participate in a diagnostic self-assessment to identify your strengths and areas to develop your EQ further to enhance your leadership impact. Assessments may optionally be shared within the team environment for deeper bonding and results. Individual coaching is available for customized follow-on results.
We are authors of our own lives, yet we get up every day and engage in habitual behaviors. Left unexamined, we may not realize how much of our results are determined by unconscious motives and actions. Some people take the time to reflect and change automatic habits, continuously changing over the course of life, taking responsibility for how they show up with others. In character science, we refer to this as a “growth” or an “agile" mindset. Some remain fixed over time so that others have to adjust to them, and we refer to this as a “fixed” or “rigid" mindset.
Embracing Conflict & Seeking Alignment
Building Value with Negotiation
Good negotiation should build relationships, not destroy them. The old win/win adage holds true and
delivers both parties long-term, mutually beneficial outcomes. But the difference between a reasonable negotiator and an outstanding negotiator is the ability to maximize your win while the other party walks away satisfied. In “Building Value with Negotiation,” we learn how to reach the best possible outcome from our negotiations and maintain the valuable relationships we have with clients, partners, or colleagues.
Dare to Lead™: Shame Resilience, Empathy & Self-Compassion in partnership with Suzy Benson, Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator
Dare to Lead™, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, is an empirically based courage-building program designed to help leaders become more courageous. In this highly experiential workshop, participants will take a closer look at shame. Participants will learn that the antidote to shame is empathy and self-compassion. They will make an empathy and self-compassion commitment and learn to talk to themselves the way they would talk to someone they love.
Having Hard Conversations
Having Hard Conversations is about getting to results faster by managing emotions, clarifying mutual purpose, and having effective and direct conversations about tough topics. Closing the gap between issue identification and discussing tough problems is imperative to company growth and building stronger relationships. This course provides the tools to have these high-stakes conversations as honestly and respectfully as possible. Whether the issue is product feedback, concern about a critical decision, the performance of a peer, or a difficult question for management, being able to talk about tough challenges is the key to personal and professional success.
Intrinsic Motivators Through the Lens of DISC
Intrinsic Motivators Through the Lens of DISC: Why We Speak/Act is a workshop that builds upon the DISC: Influencing and Communicating workshop. Communication styles are based on personality differences and preferences. When we are delivering “high stakes” messages or want to resonate more deeply with another individual, knowing others’ styles is critical for maximum effectiveness. It’s How we speak/act around others and flex our style to speak our message in their language that yields higher resonance. “Like attracts like,” after all.
Managing Up, Down, and All-Around
Managing Up, Down, and All-Around is about influencing and inspiring insights. We all interact with people who have different levels of responsibility, authority, and span of control. In this workshop, participants learn how to be a solid influence through positive, assertive communication that works at any level while building trust and respect. The primary model in this course covers five key factors that impact one’s influence-ability: Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Fairness. This course is for Individual Contributors, Leaders, or Teams who are interested in understanding 1) the environment needed for brains to do their best work and 2) the vast amount of control each person has about creating this environment both for themselves and for people in varying positions of power in an organization. Participants who take this course will walk away with knowledge of how to influence a team, an organization, or a valued one-on-one relationship.
This workshop shows how to give and receive feedback, reviews neuroscience studies about what happens when we listen to it, identifies how we feel when it seems like a weapon against us, and addresses how to successfully give and receive meaningful feedback. We provide honest, immediately actionable tools that help before, during, and after as a “go-to” resource for feedback discussions. Participants will use the COOL Feedback Blueprint to plan, conduct, and evaluate feedback discussions with an actual situation they’re facing.
The Tilt365 Positive Influence Predictor is an interactive tool that collects real-time feedback about how those around us perceive our character strengths. And it can be used on an ongoing basis. When we use this tool to expand our positive influence, dysfunctional interactions decline, and so does the drama that drains our time, energy, and focus. Developing our positive influence increases productivity, creativity thrives, and outcomes are exponentially more generative.
Dare to Lead™: Living into Our Values in partnership with Suzy Benson, Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator
Dare to Lead™, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, is an empirically based courage-building program designed to help leaders become more courageous. The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. In this highly experiential workshop, participants will become clear on their values and learn to take them from professing words to practicing behaviors.
Effective Meetings is a course designed to identify key meeting types and outline what is needed for each to ensure maximum efficacy for hosts and participants. We will practice designing how to lead and organize meetings that serve a distinct purpose between information-sharing, team bonding, brainstorming, decision-making, and/or action reviews. Get ready to roll up the sleeves and understand what works and doesn’t work around meetings and how you can become a Meetings Master!
Mindfulness in partnership with David Perls
Why is everyone talking about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and why are so many corporations promoting it as part of their wellness program? In this workshop, participants learn what mindfulness is, how it "works," the research behind it, and how to use it. This is a one-session introductory workshop, followed by optional (transformational) 4, 8, or ongoing session workshops.
Get in the Groove - Resilience Strategies for Challenging Times in partnership with Synchronicity Learning
Now more than ever, we are being pushed beyond our capacity, even when we love what we do. Sometimes we compromise and give up the things we enjoy most just to keep up. This approach can lead us to feel chronically tired and overwhelmed. So, what’s the answer to this dilemma? Skillful energy management. Because, unlike time, energy can be renewed and expanded. This powerful experience is based on over 25 years of our work with more than 10,000 executives, managers, and individual contributors. This course is science-based, highly interactive, and engaging.
In this workshop, you'll learn what makes great leaders—from a place of courage, resilience, and vulnerability. We study how perfectionism, shame, or "little head voices" can stop us from living the purposeful and fulfilling life we want. You'll learn an in-depth model that explores fears and anxieties and translates them into confidence and direction.
• Your Unique Genius in partnership with Illumine Consulting
Playing to our strengths means a win-win situation for joy in your job journey and productivity for your company. In this ‘nothing but good news’ workshop, you’ll see what the results of your online strengths assessment reveal. From there, you’ll consider where you are not in alignment and perhaps find awareness of why. Each team member can see how they sit within the team and how they can bring more of their strengths forward and leverage others where needed.
Coaching for Insights and Creativity
Coaching for Insights and Creativity is a course designed to promote the generation of insights, whether managing a direct report, working with a peer, or teaming with a cross-functional partner. In this half-day workshop, participants will understand the basic skills of how to empower workers to take risks for greater creativity. This workshop heavily emphasizes the difference between coaching versus giving advice, commands, or directives.
Dare to Lead™: Daring Leadership in partnership with Suzy Benson, Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator
Dare to Lead™, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, is an empirically based courage-building program designed to help leaders become more courageous. The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The greatest challenge in developing brave leaders isn’t a lack of skills or knowledge. The greatest challenge is helping them answer their own personal call to courage. Additionally, we will explore the eleven elements of Armored Leadership and how we can move into Daring Leadership.
• Leading with Accountability and Autonomy
In this workshop, participants will define accountability, identify personal, professional, and environmental obstacles, learn tools to initiate and manage expectations, all in service of creating a culture of accountability in others. They will also dive into the psychological aspects of managing driven, high-achieving individuals in a way that allows them to thrive, elevating the whole team and its impact. Finally, they will work together to design a handbook of considerations when determining the risks/rewards of autonomy & accountability in various situations.
TILT Strategies for Teams
Innovation warrants the need for independent teams that can make and implement decisions fast. When the leaders and members of teams better understand how to manage their dynamics to fit the situation, they can become generative. That is their productivity, creativity, and innovation increase exponentially. Tilt enables individuals and teams to become generative by creating healthy, innovative climates that keep the focus on generative results.
Creating Healthy, Atomic Habits
We’re not just talking about creating goals or resolutions that end up lasting a few short weeks, then creating a sense of failure when we can’t stick to them. No way! We’re interested in creating sustainable positive changes that really stick!!! In this workshop, we move through guided exercises focusing on values, how to create healthy habits/break bad ones, and carve out the time, space, and motivation to keep our desired habits strong for the long term.
Dare to Lead™: Rising Strong in partnership with Suzy Benson, Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator
Dare to Lead™, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, is an empirically based courage-building program designed to help leaders become more courageous. The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. In this highly experiential workshop, participants will learn how we get emotionally hooked and create stories. In addition, we will explore the ways we offload hurt as it relates to reckoning with our emotions and how to write a SFD (Sh*tty First Draft).
Focus and Finish: Prioritizing for your Talents and Energy.
This workshop is dedicated to helping people create new habits that support an organized system at work and in life. It covers many of the basic skills involved in organization and also adds new information to support the current reality of being connected to work 24/7. It is designed to support people who either don’t have an organizational system or have one that isn’t working well.
SLII, A Situational Guide to Leadership
This workshop helps leaders learn to establish effective relationships that bring out the best in people - through reading situational cues and context, understanding individual development needs for a task, and then flexing to them. A Situational Guide to Leadership is invaluable in teaching leaders to behave in alignment with their teams and to help them make the most impact.
Diversity & Inclusion
Active Allyship, Here & Now
Active Allyship is a workshop dedicated to diversity and inclusion engagement. While it’s critical that we recognize and understand that underrepresented minorities (URMs) have a different starting point regarding equal opportunities, they alone cannot resolve tensions brought about by inherent bias. Active Allyship aims to create a brave space for teams and managers to talk openly about the challenges experienced by URMs and anyone who has faced exclusionary circumstances and work to understand how we can face these challenges and create a different future. Stronger Allyship is the way through hardship and inequality.
Changing Hearts and Minds - Going Beyond the Checkbox
Diverse thoughts are contagious and add significant value to any creative process. Embracing diversity means redefining it within the organization and perceiving it as an essential element to innovation. Organizational diversity alone is not enough; equal attention must be given to creating and cultivating an inclusive environment. Our diversity and inclusion training helps employees recognize and value individual differences in order to maximize all employees' potential. Participants leave the course inspired to create an inclusive and respectful environment where employees feel recognized, express their ideas, collaborate with others, and work toward common goals.
Interviewing for Team/Company Culture
Values are central to any company’s/group’s culture. It’s who a company is, what they want to achieve, and how they want to get there. Interviewing for culture fit can enable a company’s culture to continue to thrive by ascertaining whether a candidate embodies the values that are an essential part of the company ethos. Using the behavioral questioning format when asking cultural questions can facilitate mitigating bias.
An unbiased interview for culture fit starts with careful planning and creating well-crafted interview questions.
Interviewing for company culture must start with thorough preparation to be effective. Creating behavioral questions to ask each candidate is key. Interviewers must know which facet of culture they will focus upon. They must also determine the components of a good, excellent, or poor response prior to the interview event. Team members can mitigate bias by asking the same question of each candidate and by rating answers consistently.
Interviewing Without Bias
This program is built on research about how to mitigate unconscious bias before and during the interview process. A fair and unbiased interview starts with careful planning and creating well-crafted interview questions. The mission-critical effort of interviewing must start with thorough preparation to be effective. Creating behavioral questions to ask each candidate is key. Interviewers must know their area(s) of focus and determine the components of a good, excellent, or poor response prior to the interview event. Team members can mitigate bias by asking the same question of each candidate and by rating answers consistently.
Managing Bias & Microaggressions
This program utilizes academic & industry research and real examples to illustrate four types of unconscious bias and offers actionable things you can do to increase awareness of and counteract unconscious bias. It also addresses the microaggressions that can happen in a WFH environment. With home and work lives merged in many ways, it can inadvertently create a situation where microaggressions might increase in prevalence. In order to serve our diverse community, we need to be intentional in how we think about diverse perspectives, microaggressions, and unconscious bias. We all have unconscious biases—it’s hard-wired in each of us. But when unconscious biases or associations become part of the important decisions we make about people we work with, it negatively impacts our organizations and prevents us from achieving our most innovative work. Surfacing and understanding our unconscious biases and learning how to counteract them is crucial as we strive to create an inclusive work environment.
Mitigating Bias in Job Descriptions
Best hiring practices start with writing and publishing inclusive job descriptions. Unconscious bias can easily creep into job descriptions but can be mitigated with mindfulness and well-crafted words. This program is based upon recent research about hiring a diverse workforce. All humans have an unconscious bias—it’s hard-wired in each of us. When unconscious biases or associations influence important decisions about people we choose to hire, it negatively impacts recruiting and retention rates, productivity, innovation, engagement, and customer service.
Focused Packages for Client Engagement and Continual Learning
In order to create a solid learning path based on continual skill development, we have combined sets of courses designed to be taken in succession, with in-tact teams, for collaborative and additive learning.
These are designed to meet for 2 hours of workshop time monthly, and the sessions are intrinsically connected to deepen the foundational building blocks for your organization in the critical areas of Healthy Communication and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Includes the Following Workshops:
□ Connect and Communicate
□ Having Hard Conversations
□ The Art of Giving & Receiving Feedback
Includes the Following Workshops:
□ Active Allyship, Here & Now
□ Changing Hearts & Minds
□ Interviewing without Bias
□ Managing Bias & Micro-aggressions
Custom Facilitation - Your Team's Topic
Fast-moving companies need to make well-informed, important decisions with little room for error. This often requires a rich and diverse gathering of personalities and levels to discuss, brainstorm, debate, decide and determine accountability and success factors. Outside facilitation of meetings ensures everyone gets a voice, the pace keeps moving, rat-holing is eliminated, status is leveled, conflict is managed, and results are gained. We often give pre-homework to participants to gather their pulse, or you tell us your meeting topic. Topics typically include organization pulse, strategy and goal setting, team building, bonding and fun, tough decisions, managing through change, new business development, and more.
Clinics - Sharing Our Wisdom With Each Other – ½ Day
The wisdom of groups may not only solve important issues quickly but also develop bonds and trusting relationships. Discussing issues in an open, somewhat vulnerable matter with colleagues can result in fast solutions with total buy-in, especially if facilitated by a leadership coach. Whether the team is reinforcing new tools they’ve learned (e.g., Building Trust or Giving/Receiving Feedback) or is creating the space to present new issues, learning how to be the ally to others can bring richer and faster results. These sessions tend to be monthly or bi-monthly, typically with 5-20 participants.