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In the intricate web of our daily lives, the organizations we work for serve as significant cornerstones. They shape not only our careers but also
Effective leadership hinges on understanding the needs of your team members. Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory provides invaluable insights into human motivation and behavior.
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The realm of leadership has evolved over time, transitioning from authoritative approaches to more compassionate and heart-centered methodologies. Dr. Maria Church, an expert in organizational
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are disrupting DEI efforts of yesterday and removing the shaming, blaming, and guilting oftentimes associated with DEI efforts. Instead, our clients receive strategic advisement, individual and group coaching, workshops/training, and consultative support to embody a workplace where all employees can thrive by focusing on leadership and organizational culture development. Our research-based Government Leadership Solutions Pro-Human 7C’s™ model equips organizations to accomplish their goals by removing the barriers such as (resistance and fear that may be) associated with DEIB engagements. One of our clients actually stated, “Wow, they really do want to include everyone!”
Workplace Environment – It’s All About Your Culture
It’s your culture – the good, bad, and indifferent. It’s also your employee experience. Your culture happens every day, whether you are intentional about it or not. The power lies in your intentionality, to strategically design and create the culture that represents who you are and who you want to be as a local government. We help your leadership team and others through our Intentional Organizational Culture Process™ process and how to implement your desired workplace culture at every level of your organization. Our proven process has realized clients over 300% on their culture initiatives.
Executive and Group Coaching
In addition to an attractive workplace culture, leadership development is one of the factors new and existing employees are looking for – from Executives to Emerging Leaders. Have you ever worked with a rockstar SME (subject matter expert) who was super smart and effective – then promoted into a leadership position only to fail miserably? Or a senior leader who “already knows everything”? Unfortunately, that is a common occurrence in local governments (and private industry as well). One of the primary reasons is that many organizations do not develop the necessary leadership competencies to influence and motivate others – key components of leadership. We customize our forward-focused leadership development framework to fit your organization, include pre- and post-measurement, design for adult learners, bring concepts to life through application activities, and integrate participants’ managers into the training. No worries – we got this!
Executive Roundtable and Mastermind Discussions
Bringing together 8-10 leaders, and selected emerging leaders, into roundtable discussions and mastermind conversations brings about innovation and a synergy unparalleled by other meetings. We also facilitate those conversations you want to have, but may be avoiding for a variety of reasons. Our team excels at facilitating critical and difficult conversations. Explored in a safe, professionally facilitated environment, focused discussions spark initiatives, collaborations, solutions, and innovations.
Strategic Planning, Implementation and Accountability
We team with you to take a fresh, comprehensive, and experienced look at your organization – from the ground up. Then, we help you develop a plan and follow through to success. This one-of-a-kind, holistic Strategic Planning process starts at the top and does not end until the plan is in action and producing results that matter. We are not just consultants delivering a pretty binder that looks good on the shelf; we become partners with your team – beginning to end. One of our clients said that our facilitator actually made a complex process fun and enjoyable, easy to understand.
Bringing your team together for the day entails a significant investment of time and money resources. It is super important that the day accomplishes what you intend – including some fun! We know how to do this – with F³ (focused facilitated fun), we will guide your team in the direction you wish to go to accomplish your retreat goals. We don’t leave you hanging after the retreat as we know the importance of sustainable action. We design follow-up activites to make sure it wasn’t just a fun rah-rah session, but an effective movement in your desired direction.
Assessments – Individual, Team, Department, and Organizational
You name an assessment tool, and one of our team members is probably certified in it! We also design custom surveys and assessments to measure what you want measured. While trying to retain your talent, we know how important assessing your workplace culture is and we help you peel back the layers to see what your people are really thinking. Looking to promote from within? We can help with that too. From DiSC, MBTI, CQ, EQ, IDI, and so very many more, we assess leadership competencies and your organizational culture with our proprietary Love-Based Culture Assessment™.
Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, and Panel Presentations
Most of our team members are professional speakers. From inspirational keynotes to motivational keynotes, to educational presentations, to speaking on professional panels, we customize our presentations to your audience. Some of our frequently requested keynotes include Build it and They Will Come: Building a Workplace Culture that Attracts and Retains Your People, Leading with Love: The Heart of Success, and Is the F-Word Killing Your Organization?
Workshops, Learning and More
We work with you to co-design your Leadership Development Program, whether it is over a 12-month time program, a 12-week micro-learning experience, quarterly series, or a stand-alone training day. We’ll work with your needs and budget. Some of our most popular evergreen workshops include:
- The Currency of Trust – How to Build it and Lose it
- Team Dynamics – The Good, Bad, and Indifferent
- Communication to Connection
- Leading Through Change
- The Art of Motivating Yourself and Others
- Culture Matters – Align Your Subculture with Your Why and Values
- Multigenerational Teams: More Alike Than You Think
- Leading Virtual Teams Best Practices
- Being Resilient in the Midst of Change, Growth, and Uncertainty
- Difficult Conversations Mastery
- Leading with Emotional Intelligence
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Creating a Welcoming Workplace
- The Art of Effective Feedback
- Navigating Performance Conversations
- From Bud to Boss
- And so many more…
People Strategies - Employee Lifecycle
We offer a variety of Human Resource services to include:
- HR Investigations
- HR Audits
- Department Assessment
- Retention Assessment
- Employee Experience Mapping
- Succession Planning
- Third-Party Mediation
- Structure and Flow
- Job Descriptions
- Performance Metrics
- Assessments and Strategy
- Training and Development
- Compensation and Benefits
- Stay Interviews
Explore what your team really thinks and hear their ideas for innovation and improvements. Surveys are great and important, however, augmented with focus groups provide powerful data for decision making.