How they do this…
Employee Engagement Assessment
Employee engagement has strong links to customer satisfaction, revenue growth, and profitability. Many companies do not know how their workforce is engaged and are blind to how they are competing with their peers in the marketplace as a result. The Gallup Organization’s 2017 State of the Global Workforce report indicates only 15 percent of the global workforce is fully engaged in their work, meaning putting forth real effort, enthusiasm, and commitment to get the job done. American and Canadian workforces are the most engaged in the globe, though their average engagement is 4 in 10, or 40 percent (with the best-run companies fueled 70 percent engagement). We can help you assess your company’s engagement levels and develop a plan to markedly improve those critical numbers.
Creating a Purpose-Driven Culture
Employees infused with meaning and purpose are the engine that drives organizational results. How an organization operates and rewards performance is a product of its culture, which must be intentionally designed and daily honored to inspire the desired results from the team. Culture can be described as the unwritten set of values, behaviors, and practices that govern the operation. All too often, company leaders are not aware of their culture and how it positively or negatively contributes to employee performance. Consider that purpose-driven organizations outperform their peers in the market by an average of 6:1 (according to Jim Collins). We can help you first assess your current state of culture, and then build a custom purpose-driven culture that reflects who you really are, how you provide the product or service you do, and why doing so critically matters.
Discovering our unique purpose as leaders requires authenticity and vulnerability to discover and express in our organization and to our teams. But the rewards are well worth the time and effort it takes to find our specific contribution. Helping each team member discover his or her own purpose and mapping it to the organization’s larger purpose unleashes a bustling, thriving group of individually empowered and motivated people who are committed to performing their best for the organization while actively working for the life they so ardently desire. If you aspire to be the kind of leader who really makes a difference to the lives of the people you’re responsible for and help propel your company’s results, this 3-month program is for you.
Modes of Engagement
Do you understand your personal connection to the work you do? The way we experience our work can be incredibly empowering, unleashing tremendous energy and creativity – or dismally disappointing and draining. The meaning we ascribe our work has a powerful, synergistic impact on how we experience its relationship to our personal identity – that is, who we are, how we think of ourselves, and how we present ourselves to the world. And that connection between our work and how it may inform our personal identity drives our decisions, behavior, and overall effort. In this 4-hour program, participants will learn their own current mode of engagement, realize the pros and cons that accompany it, and consider ways to adopt other modes of engagement that may better suit their values and goals, if desired. Whether your current mode of engagement is your ideal, this program allows both the organization and the individual to discover ways to enable a more fulfilled, engaged, and productive workplace.
Strengths-Based Teams and Leadership
While many professionals recognize they must “overcome weaknesses” in order to have a successful career, they often do so at the expense of maximizing their strengths and thus miss the opportunity to thrive in their organization. By way of synergy, organizations that foster a culture grounded in strengths also register greater levels of productivity, innovation, and retention. When employees are encouraged to do tasks they really enjoy, they experience increased intrinsic motivation and longer periods of concentration, and thus persist at tasks longer – all of which propel creativity and productivity. This 6-hour workshop includes the following modules: Introduction to the Strengths Paradigm, Business Case for Strengths, Myths and Truths about Strengths and Weaknesses, Identifying and Communicating Strengths, and Strengths at Play (with an organization-specific work application final exercise).
Public or Individual- Oriented Offerings
Chart Your Course – Creating the Life oF PASSION You Really Want
A day for designing the next chapter of your life! In today’s hustle and bustle world, we can find ourselves going through the motions or on “auto pilot,” rather than truly living the life of passion and purpose we really want. Wherever you are, have you considered, what will you do with your one, precious life? In this full-day retreat, you’ll join fellow adventurers on a guided, creative discovery of rest-of-life possibilities. You’ll start by writing a 2-3 page life story and taking the Enneagram assessment (both pre-work), and then in the retreat gain a fresh perspective, develop a clarified vision for your life, consider transition fears and motivators, and build a personal plan of action. Whether you’re 70 or 20, male or female, if you’re stuck and want a fresh start, this program is for you.
Cultivating a Strengths-Based Life – for Youth (ages 9-13) and Their Parents
Kids who are alerted to their strengths early in life gain the advantage of building a satisfying and successful life grounded in their unique talents. They gain powerful self-awareness and self-confidence that allows them to more fully blossom and make the most of who they are. When parents focus on their child’s strengths, they can have an extraordinarily positive impact on his or her development. Further, a child who can crisply articulate her strengths is better positioned for scholastic and future career opportunities. This 2-hour workshop is attended by both the youth and parent(s) and is facilitated by Alise who is a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach. Child participants will take the online Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer assessment administered by the Gallup Organization. The workshop provides a guided exploration of the child’s strengths with activities and reflection.
The most fulfilled individuals and the most successful organizations often view learning and development as a life-long journey of excitement and skill development that also facilitates a healthy bottom line.
Discover and Leverage Your Strengths – At School and Work (For students age 14-22)
High school and college students are in a unique stage of life, embarking on their adulthood as they navigate their academic careers. Those students who seek to discover, develop, and apply their talents during this time can build a base from which to leverage them for greater academic and career fulfillment and success now and throughout their lives. They gain powerful self-awareness and self-confidence that allows them to more fully develop their talents and make the most of who they really are. Also, students who can crisply articulate their strengths gain competitive advantage for scholastic and future career opportunities and set themselves apart from their peers. This interactive 2-hour program provides a venue for students to explore their strengths in academia and possible or current work settings, consider how to apply their talents to achieve important life goals, and consider how they may best relate to others given their strengths. This program is facilitated by Alise who is a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach.