We offer innovative leadership development and cultural change initiatives using ontological coaching as a foundation for all our work. We work with individual leaders and teams to help them more fully embody the core values of their organization – resulting in measurable improvements in employee morale, engagement and business performance.​

We help our clients to embody a generative way of being, which means intentionally encouraging those around you to reach their highest potential in service of the organization’s mission. We focus on
increasing the performance of your company’s emerging high-potential leaders in the following ways:

Building win-win relationships – developing listening, empathy and negotiation skills for mutual benefit.

Increasing productivity and innovation – mobilizing teams to coordinate impeccably and break through to new levels of creativity.

Creating a leadership legacy – building the skills of self-awareness and critical observation that engender trust and inspire people to new sustainable levels of performance.

Developing results-driven strategies – cultivating a culture of increased transparency, greater responsibility and more effective action.

We tailor our solutions to the needs of our clients. For those looking for “off the shelf solutions” here is a sample of our courses:

The First 100 Days

The First 100 Days program will help you to arrive at your new assignment confident, relaxed, optimistic and prepared to operate at your best. The first few days at your new role are filled with curiosity, challenge and intrigue. Expectations and anxiety are high. This is the time to build momentum, set the tone and establish expectations. It is when first impressions are formed, your leadership style is establishing and initiatives are planned. This program will help you to ensure your success with:

  • Clear objectives
  • Understanding of your strengths/areas for development
  • Stakeholder strategy
  • Elevator pitch
  • Plan for high performance team
  • Vision statement

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Global Mindset

Designed to help talented local managers become effective global leaders, this program focuses on helping individuals make shifts towards greater:

  • Self-awareness
  • Comfort in discomfort
  • Cultural agility
  • Global networking acumen

Based on research conducted by the Hofstede Institute, Aperian Global, and the Najafi Global Mindset Institute, this program focuses on better understanding the characteristics of global leadership role models, and learning best practices in unfamiliar cultural contexts. We use coaching methodologies and Appreciative Inquiry as a model to explore when to minimize, when to adapt, and when to integrate, through “third-way” solutions.

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Agile Teamwork

In today’s fast-paced business environment, teams no longer have the luxury of time. They need to be able to rapidly form, build trust, clarify purpose, determine roles, and execute. Innovation and decision-making processes often need to be developed from zero base. What has worked in the past often needs to be set aside in order to think in new ways.

In the 6-month Agile Teamwork Program participants will focus on partnerships as a creative force while creating a shared vision and a strategic plan for achieving that vision.

The Agile Teamwork Program will help your team to:

  • Quickly formulate, build trust, create shared goals and execute plans
  • Adopt a global mindset and develop cross-cultural bridges
  • Optimize communication channels
  • Create and clarify context
  • Create and share knowledge
  • Distribute leadership among team members
  • Provide a framework for embracing conflict as necessary for innovation
  • Understand how a leader’s emotional state influences others
  • Collaborate effectively, make decisions, and set/manage strategy
  • Embrace conflict as an opportunity to deepen connections

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Creative Conflict

Conflict exists. Although we generally don’t enjoy it, conflict is part of life. Change brings uncertainty and uncertainty can bring conflict. Conflict also comes from working with other people. Opinions, values, communication and leadership styles, for example provide more than enough grounds for disagreement. How does your team deal with conflict?! Although conflict may be inevitable, how you deal with and prepare for it can make the difference between success and failure. There are 2 common reactions to conflict:

  1.  Conflict gets dealt with through authoritarian decree, meaning people are told what to do by an authority figure. This often leads to resistance and apathy.
  2. Conflict is ignored or avoided. This generally results in concessions and compromises which leads to mediocrity.

Now, a third way is available: Creative Conflict

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Action Values Café

Organizations possess enormous amounts of tacit knowledge and energy that often lay dormant within dynamic networks. The Action Values Cafe (AVC) capitalizes on this knowledge by making it explicit in a way that captivates and motivates people into action.

Through a rotating conversation where the only rules are to be curious, open-minded, and use active listening, every voice is heard as a contribution. Individual engagement levels rise and the group energy increases. New ideas emerge as the collective intelligence becomes aware of itself.

The benefits of an Action Values Café are:

  • Increased Clarity of Values
  • Enhanced Motivation for Action
  • Increased Engagement
  • Clear Action Steps
  • Specific Accountabilities
  • Effective Cultural Change Initiatives

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