TEAM & LEADERSHIP TRAININGS

The Team-Building LeaderSHIP Program

The purpose is to examine the ways that different leadership styles communicate with each other and their teams. It is a fun, fast, interactive, experiential and powerful way to bring teams together, unlock their creativity, catalyze their ability to communicate and collaborate, and overall empower participants as leaders and followers.

Breaking Down Diversity & Inclusion

If you are going to succeed in today’s global and ever-growing society, we know that you have to create an environment that unlocks the potential of every type of person. Diversity is not just how a team looks, but all the unique skills, talents, perspectives, and intelligences that the people in your team bring. In this workshop, participants get the basics of what it means to “build diversity & inclusion”, why its important, and how to further your efforts by looking at some of the best practices and insights on the topic.

Unconscious Bias

By nature of being a human, you have biases. It is how our brains work and how we make sense of the fast paced world surrounding us. Having biases isn’t the dangerous part; what can be dangerous is when we let them affect our decisions and behaviors without knowing it.  In this workshop, we’ll explore types of unconscious biases, what they look like, and where they might show up in your personal and professional lives. The good news is that there are things we can do to limit their impact and make sure our thoughts and behaviors align with our actual values.

Defining Your Leadership Style

There are endless best practices and insights on what it means to be a great leader; while these can be immensely valuable it is important that people first have a sense of the foundation beneath their own natural leadership style. What are your strengths? Needs? Drivers? Preferences? This workshop is designed to help participants identify and explore their leadership strengths, how to engage others around them, and how to navigate dynamics when interacting with styles different than one’s own.

How to Collaborate Effectively

You’ve got a group of people and they need to work together to achieve something. Easier said than done. Tense interpersonal group dynamics is one of biggest losses of productivity in the workplace and even in your life (think about “that tense family dinner”). This highly interactive team-building workshop is designed to build that sense of trust and team cohesion your team craves in order to make the day-to-day easier, more enjoyable, and more effective.  Participants will grasps the important of diverse leadership styles and gain tools to communicate and collaborate with styles similar and different than their own.

Creating a Trusting Team (Psychological Safety)

Want to know what makes the most effective team? Psychological Safety. Want to know what that actually means and how to create it? Take this workshop. The term was coined by Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson who found that the best teams have a "a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking." This takes trust, understanding, communication and structures to keep those characteristics present. This workshop breaks down this concept, the best practices for creating it and helps participants create their own action plan to strengthen the psychological safety in their teams.

Fail Fast: Accountability & Responsibility

“Work is killing us” was a recent headline reminding us that the workplace is a source of stress, and that stress – when not managed – is dangerous. Thankfully there are ways to navigate, manage, and alleviate stress both in the moment and long-term. This experiential workshop explores the importance of stress-management, introduces the concept of mindfulness and guides participants through an interactive skill-building to help transform their stress and increase their positivity.

Being a great coach

We know that one of the most valuable aspects of being a manager today is being able to coach others. Coaching is not hand-holding or micro-managing but rather taking an interest and active role in supporting others in achieving their ultimate goals. This workshop introduces best practices to launch or strengthen your coaching process. Participants walk out with strengthened skills and new techniques that will build their confidence and increase their toolbox to keep team members engaged and empowered.

Effective Communication

“Talk to him/her/they.” Easier said than done. Being able to immediately communicate a message, engage a person, and build rapport with anyone is a skill and talent than can be taught and strengthened. This workshop introduces best practices on interpersonal dynamics and offers techniques and tools to communicate effectively and in a way the furthers and strengthens the relationship.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

A deeper dive into the workshop on Giving Feedback & Reinforcements, this workshop focuses on how to navigate difficult conversations with anyone. Whether it is a client, a peer, a superior or a friend, the reality is we are not always on the same page as others and we need to address something. While it is tempting to avoid the conversation all together, that is an injustice to the relationship. This workshop introduces key skills and perspectives to ensure the quality of these conversations and offers participants tangible tools to initiate and navigate them the whole way through.

Giving Feedback (& Reinforcements)

As a social species, we crave approval and validations and as a growth-oriented species we need information to help us earn it. As leaders, managers, peers, partners, being able to give valuable feedback is essential to support the relationship and the goals you are working towards. This workshop teaches why feedback is important and, more importantly, how to actually deliver it in a way that strengthens the relationship dynamic. Participants leave with tangible tools on how to structure and provide valuable feedback to any person at any time of the day.

Imposter Syndrome (i.e., The Imposter Phenomenon)

One of the many shared parts of being a high functioning leader is the experience of ‘imposter syndrome’. This is that self-doubting experience where you think people are going to “find you out” or that your success is a product of luck instead of all that hard work you’ve done. Everyone has their own type of “imposter,” the question is how does it limit you? This workshop examines this experience, helps you uncover how it may be affecting you, and offers techniques to combat it and ultimately lessen its impact in your personal and professional lives.

Strength Based Leadership

The new direction of management trainings emphasizes the value of creating a strength-based team and leadership culture. That culture starts at the top. This workshop offers insights and tools for individuals to build their muscles for promoting a culture of strength-based leadership within themselves and for those around them.

Growth Mindset

For over 20 years, Stanford psychology Professor Carol S. Dweck studied how our beliefs influence our behaviors. Specifically, she found how one of the keys to success is the distinction between a fixed vs. growth mindset. Don’t know what that means? This workshop explains it while taking you through a journey to better understand your own mentality and how it may be limiting you. With aspects of Positive Psychology, Authentic Leadership, and Improv Comedy, this workshop will offer tangible tools to help refocus one’s mindset to be more constructive and supportive.

Goal Setting and Mapping

So many things to achieve and so little time! This workshop introduces best practices for goal setting and achieving. Participants are guided through an action-oriented process where they don’t just learn the techniques but have to apply them instantly and walk away with clarified direction and organized goals to get there.

Time Management Mastery

With an average 8.8 hour workday and recent findings that we really are only productive for 3 of those hours1, making the most of every minute is essential. Good time management is the secret to that work-life balance we dream of and being goal oriented is one of the best ways to make that happen. This workshop introduces best practices on being goal oriented and strategies to achieve those goals effectively and efficiently.

Being Inflammable in Fiery Situations

Whether your emotional state is obvious to others or not, it affects your ability to lead. This workshop explains the scientific insights and evidence based-tools for how to stay calm and grounded (and help other stay calm and grounded) during a challenging situation.

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bring your whole self to work

What does that even mean? This workshop breaks it down. Now more than ever we know it is very hard – and detrimental to team culture- to assume we can just turn off some parts of ourselves when in the workplace. This workshop explores what it means to bring your whole self to work, how to create structures to get fuel the full you in the workplace, and communication techniques to engage others in the conversation.

Creating work-life balance

Our work and roles in the workplace is important. It’s important because it provides the means to fuel our life, but it is not important enough that it takes over our lives. This workshop guides participants through an evaluation on what it means to have a work-life balance, offers tangible tools to create a better balance for themselves, and coaches participants through having a conversation about this with those that it would affect (i.e., manager, colleagues, romantic partner).

Stress Management & Mindfulness

“Work is killing us” was a recent headline reminding us that the workplace is a source of stress, and that stress – when not managed – is dangerous. Thankfully there are ways to navigate, manage, and alleviate stress both in the moment and long-term. This experiential workshop explores the importance of stress-management, introduces the concept of mindfulness and guides participants through an interactive skill-building to help transform their stress and increase their positivity.

Creating Connection & Vulnerability

This workshop helps individuals break down the walls of separation to inspire more connection, authenticity, and play in every area of your life. Participants will gain invaluable tools and insights on the power and meaning of vulnerability for both personal and professional relationships.

Bringing Play Back

Playfulness is quickly becoming a prominent value for company cultures. This workshop not only breaks down the importance of play but helps re-inspire that youthfulness in your team through experiential activities, games, and honest conversations. We end this workshop designing and customizing tangible takeaways on how to infuse more play in the professional setting.

The Game of Shame

Shame is one of the most intense and commonly triggered emotions within the human experience and yet the least talked about, especially in professional settings. In this session we explore the science behind this emotion and offer tangible tools for understanding and navigating shame when it occurs in both personal and professional settings. Together, we’ll shine light and humor on this human condition and practice the tools to embrace and empower each of us around moments of shame.

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