Typically, our workshops are:
1/2 day: 2.5 - 3 hours in length; Full-day; 6 hours, or customized to your needs
Offered once or twice on the same day (with attendees able to attend either session)
Held at 9.30a and/or 1p (custom times available)
20 attendees maximum per session for best results, exceptions are welcome
Typically includes materials, custom group role -plays, and practice homework
5 Success Levels for
Leaders and Teams:
We’ve categorized our offerings within 5 Success Levels for Leaders and Teams: Results, Accountability, Commitments, Communication and Conflict, and Trust.
Building and Repairing Trust In The Workplace – Two Half Days or One Full Day
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.
“Now’s The Time.” Survey
Serious legal or ethical time-bombs may be lurking inside your company. When fear is involved, avoidance often happens. What if potential perpetrators don’t know if what they’ve said or done is an issue, want to come clean, but are afraid to contact HR? What if a victim has a hard time getting the courage and words together to communicate what happened? First, we work with you to create your “Now’s The Time” Survey Form that fits within your values and is approved by your legal counsel. Employees may anonymously register for a one-hour coaching session. In this session, the employee speaks with one of our trained coaches to facilitate the communication of their situation, using the structure of the form, to enable the company to receive the details it needs. Research suggests that if an employee can work anonymously with a coach, they’re more likely engage in communication. (Note: This is not coaching for the situation; it is coaching for communicating the situation effectively.) Rate: $495 per session. Up-front Form discussion/co-development, $475/hour.
“Now’s The Time.” Workshop
How do you get the word out quickly about your company’s position on Time’s Up, especially when your bandwidth is already taxed? Our experienced, trained facilitators will guide employees through a 90-minute webinar that defines #Time’s Up, #MeToo, how we got here, laws we must abide by, and your company values and stance in addressing this topic. We work together taking our proven webinar content and making it yours to fit your requirements. This is a powerful topic that your employees need to hear and understand in the context of your organization. Rate: Customization pre-work: $475/hour, Workshop Delivery, $1,750
“Now’s The Time.” Coaching Programs – 3, 6 or 12 Sessions
Coaching With Amnesty Program
What if there was an incentive for an employee to come forward and address the fact that he or she may have engaged in a policy conduct violation? The Coaching Amnesty Program creates exactly that incentive. In this program, the employee comes forward either under existing company process or completes the company’s “Now’s The Time” Survey (that has been co-created with us). In situations not resulting in separation, the employee receives coaching to learn and expand knowledge/skills gaps raised by the situation, for lasting behavior modification.
Coaching For A Fresh Start
Not everyone is going to come forward, even when you adopt our Coaching with Amnesty Program. Coaching For A Fresh Start can help even after an individual has been found to have engaged in wrongdoing in a typical investigation scenario. Here, a coaching package serves as both a key component of your compliance obligations and as a way to embed lasting behavioral change. In these sessions, the employee will review the situation, deepen the learning around culture and policy behavior, as well as discuss how best to move forward.
Coaching For The Courageous
It takes courage to come forward to raise an issue of discrimination, harassment or inappropriate conduct and for a range of reasons. The fear of financial and social repercussions is real. This coaching is a statement of support, to facilitate the recovery and transition of “going forward” in a professional work environment - with confidence and pride.
Communication and Conflict
Leadership Communication – Three Half Day sessions, or 1.5 Days
In this series, participants learn foundational communication tools required for any position. We'll cover techniques that build working relationships so projects will be completed faster and with more ease. They'll learn skills and techniques in listening, decision-making, influencing and negotiating. These ½ day workshops can be combined or separated over time.
“Powerful Presentation Skills” Workshop – ½ Day
Whether you are speaking in a hallway, staff meeting, all-hands meeting, or on CNN, you need the same basic tools to be effective. We have helped many presenters to receive accolades for their amazing presentations. Participants will learn to customize their conversation/presentation to different audience types, and learn slide creation basics, stage fright management and how to use humor. This will include role play for your specific upcoming session, or general techniques to keep you connected and influential no matter what arises. Follow-on individual coaching sessions optional.
Managing Up, Down, and All-Around – Half Day
We all have to interact with people who have different levels of responsibility. In this workshop, participants learn how to communicate in a way that works for any level, in turn, building trust and influencing abilities. The takeaway covers five factors that impact your influence-ability: status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness.
Situational Leadership: Fostering Confidence, Competence, and Commitment – Full Day
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. Situational Leadership is invaluable in teaching leaders to behave in alignment with their teams and to help them make the most impact.
People Styles At Work: Influencing & Communication Skills with DISC - Half Day or Full Day
Every team member has a particular communication and behavioral style. Research shows that teams with multiple styles have greater odds of success. This workshop delves into the differences between behavioral styles (how we communicate), and what motivates (why we take action) with powerful, experiential role plays for lasting self-awareness and influencing ability. This can be a one or two-part series of content, addressed to individual contributors, leaders, intact groups, or the executive team.
StrengthsFinder – Half Day
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.
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 whilst 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.
This program utilizes academic & industry research as well as real examples to illustrate 4 types of unconscious bias prevalent in the workplace and offers actionable things you can do to increase awareness of and counteract unconscious bias. In order to serve our diverse community, we need to be intentional in how we think about diverse perspectives and unconscious bias. We all have an unconscious bias—this is hard-wired for all of us. But when unconscious biases or associations are part of the important decisions we make about people, this negatively impacts our workplace and prevents us from achieving our most innovative work. Surfacing and understanding the implicit biases we have and learning how to counteract them are crucial for all of us to create an inclusive workplace.
True Courage – Full Day
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.
Effective Meetings: Less Frequent and More Productive – Half Day
In a recent study, leaders say 40% of the meetings they attended were ineffective, but 90% of the meetings they lead were very effective. This unique workshop begins with a facilitated conversation with company leaders to determine what the meeting culture should be. From there, foundational meeting principles are discussed and several experiential mini-meetings are held to discuss best practices and how to handle challenging meeting situations.
Killer Feedback – Half Day
Feedback is simply information–about a product, process or a person’s performance. So why is this so laden with emotion? Our caveman brains are built for survival–and that means fitting in and doing well. This workshop will: show how to give and receive feedback; review neuroscience studies about what happens when we listen to feedback how we feel when it seems like a weapon against us, and how to successfully address it.
The Mindfulness Advantage in Women's Leadership – Full Day
The focus of this workshop is an internal (r)evolution. We participate in the evolution of possibility by building the internal scaffolding of leadership potential through self-awareness and inner wisdom. This isn’t about gender prioritizing, but a movement toward inclusive leadership that makes room for courage alongside compassion, competence alongside cooperation, and confidence alongside connection. Through mindfulness practices, group exercises, somatic exploration, and writing exercises, each attendee will leave feeling more connected to themselves and the commitment needed to actualize a new paradigm of women’s leadership. Practical tools will be woven throughout our time together that can be used immediately in the workplace and beyond.
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 results - and faster. These sessions tend to be monthly or bi-monthly, typically with 5-20 participants.
Creating a Team Culture of Accountability - Two Half Days or Full Day
Working in fast-paced, highly competitive markets means little time for deadlines to be missed. Projects and company success can be affected radically when one team or function has miscommunicated or not met expectations. A great challenge in addressing accountability is about creating beliefs that support an accountable culture. 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.
Managerial Coaching Workshop - Half Day
Leaders have a responsibility in managing and guiding their direct report’s career development. In this workshop participants will understand the basic skills of how to coach with trust, what kinds of questions bring insights, and how to empower workers to take ownership of their environment, situations and professional development.
Peer Coaching Workshop - Half Day
Sometimes peers are brought together to share expertise for the benefit of the client or project. Participants will learn basic coaching techniques to build trust and respect and learn communication influencing techniques.
Workshop Facilitation Skills – Half Day or Full Day
This workshop is designed to provide front-of-room facilitators, potential facilitators and "train-the-trainer" workshop leaders with the expertise needed to enable small or large groups to work together more effectively. The facilitator's goal is to assist groups in thinking deeply about the skills that determine success, as well as to harness the energy in the room to create dynamic learning environments. This 6-hour workshop covers excellent facilitation practices, such as establishing credibility, creating strong connections, managing disruptors, challenging comfort zones, generating respect, building momentum and building accountability. This workshop can be delivered 1:1 or with a team.
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.
Focus and Finish: Tasks & Projects – Half Day
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.
Resiliency Training – Half Day
Almost everyone is feeling the pressure to complete more and more tasks in their work position, to the point of burn-out and frustrations. In this workshop we incorporate the best of the best skills of Mindfulness, Search Inside Yourself, and practical EQ for participants to understand a personal awareness of grounded truth. The result is a more resilient, confident journey. This workshop is currently delivered to the U.S. Air Force and San Francisco Giants – true success!
Search Inside Yourself – 2 Full-Day or 4 Half Days
Born at Google and based on brain science, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) uses the practice of mindfulness to train Emotional Intelligence skills, leading to resilience, positive mindsets, and centered leadership. In the midst of complexity, it’s about finding the inner capacity to create, to thrive, to lead. And it’s surprisingly fun. Backed by some of the world’s leading experts in neuroscience and mindfulness, SIY is changing thousands of lives in over a dozen countries.
Corporate Mindful Parenting Workshops, Classes & Keynotes
Are you one of the millions of parents wishing you could press the pause button more often, allowing yourself to feel more grounded and connected? Pew research uncovered that more than half (56%) of all working parents say the balancing act between work and family is difficult. Practicing mindfulness can be an antidote to the stress so many parents are experiencing. Options include ½ day and full day workshops, a 6-week course, and keynotes. Optional 1:1 parent coaching can be added to any visit.
Mindfulness – Half Day
Why is everyone talking about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and why are so many corporations promoting it as part of their wellness programs? In this workshop, participants learn what mindfulness is, how it “works”, the research behind it, and how to actually use it. This is a one session introductory workshop, followed by optional (transformational) 4, 8, or ongoing session workshops.
Insights, Creativity, and How to Enhance Productivity
Companies and employees want to be as productive as possible—it feels rewarding and has a measurable result. With the latest advances in neuroscience research, we now know that insights and creativity come when certain conditions are met. This workshop will define and discuss how to create an environment that fosters these conditions.
The Blueprint 1:1 Half-Day Discovery Backpack – Half Day
If you are an individual who wants to "take it to the next level" in your career, the Discovery Backpack is for you. Geared toward self-starters and high-achievers, this 1:1 coaching session will lay out your past, present and future in a way that you've never seen before. You'll leave with an armory of tools to reference as you need them in your new journey. We tailor the tools given based on each individual’s goals and objectives.
Selecting Extraordinary People
A company’s success is based on the talent it hires. Holding quality interviews in a consistent, structured way yields better odds of bringing in top talent the first time. In this workshop, we’ll review what works and what doesn’t work in the selection process, develop skills to conduct Behavioral Based Interviewing, review effective interview structure/format and tips, and much more.