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Improved effectiveness for 1000+ executives through individual
contributors. Structured and implemented personal development
Created personal development plans using:
Enhanced executive presence through:
Problem resolution coaching for:
Teambuilding and Group Facilitation
Provides common ground for new leaders and newly formed /
merged teams to move forward.
Provided individual and group program design and coaching for
successful transitions for thousands since 1990 from on-site
transition through negotiation of offer and on-boarding.
Career Make Over - 5/14/09
Career Make Over
Retirement Lifestyle Planning
Wrote Your Next 25 Years to help individuals recognize the
stumbling blocks generally encountered in the retirement transition
process and how to plan to avoid them.
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you, where you want to go, and then assess the marketplace for viability. Once
you have established the direction you want to go we help you create your
written and verbal marketing collateral (resume, business cards, cover letters,
elevator speech, answers to tough questions and interview preparation). We
have found that unless these are all in alignment then the best written resume
will not effectively represent you nor help you achieve your goals.
In addition, we help you create a personalized marketing plan that
encompasses the strategies you should be utilizing in your search. This plan
establishes measurable goals and drives your activities in a measurable and
We teach you how to efficiently utilize the Internet in your
search, build a supportive network, target specific
companies / industries and work with recruiters.
During your transition we will be there to serve as a coach and sounding board
from the beginning of your search to the evaluation and negotiation of job
More so than ever we are identifying ourselves by what we do, not who we are,
as we cross that ephemeral boundary we are not sure who we are, have
become or are supposed to be. We miss terribly the ease of identification and
recognition that has served us so well through out our work lives. You will
become aware of the:
In addition, you will understand why our parents never advised us of these
issues. The average life expectancy for a man today is 76. This brings some
In addition to individual coaching I also speak at events and present the
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Interactive dialogue and fun exercises make learning a pleasure and more
likely that the knowledge will be retained.
1. Communication Skills –the Importance of Body Language (1 hr.)
We can make a statement without even opening our mouth! Do you know what
your body is saying? Is it congruent with the verbal message you are
delivering? If not, how can you know and what can you do about it?
2. Common Mistakes in Conversations (1 hr.)
What are the most common mistakes we make in listening to and
communicating with someone else? How do we recognize them and how can
we correct them? How detrimental are they to your work and personal
3. What is the Difference Between Power and Authority? (1 hr.)
How do you know you have power? How do you use it? Is it beneficial or does
it cause more harm than good? Real life situations are discussed to give more
impact to the learning process.
4. How do you Delegate to and Motivate Employees? (1.5 hr.)
How important is the way you delegate responsibilities? How often should you
check up on the progress? Should you just leave them alone? What if they
don’t do it the way you would? Fun role plays make this a significant learning
5. Making the Transition from Managing Self to Managing Others (1.5 hr.)
Quite often the highest performing individual contributors are reluctant to
change. They want to continue doing what had made them successful. First
time managers need to learn to reallocate their time so that they not only
complete their work but also help others perform effectively.
6. Appreciating Differences in Style (2- 3 hr.)
Utilizing the Myers Briggs Temperament Index (MBTI) scores from the team
they begin to appreciate that they all have specific styles that work best for
them. They also learn that their way is not necessarily the best way and how to
utilize the different approaches to maximize problem solving efforts. Interactive
situations allow the group to immediately see how people on their team think
and how it is utilized to achieve every day goals.
7. Giving Positive Feedback and Constructive Guidance (1.5 hr.)
What is the impact of both methods, when should they be utilized. What are the
up and downsides of both. What are the most common mistakes, how to avoid
them. Role playing enhances the experience and gives hands-on experience.
8. Crucial Conversations – Basics (2 hr.)
Understanding how important the communication process is and the natural
mistakes most of us make. Learning how to manage this process in a positive
manner is of paramount importance in the world of work as it is in our home
and or personal interactions.
9. Understanding when to use “Ask vs. Tell” approach in conversations (2
Is your organization an Ask or a Tell environment? What is the difference
between the two? When should you use one versus the other? Understanding
the difference between telling someone what you want and asking them how
you can help or support them is a powerful paradigm shift. Fun exercises and
interactive role plays bring this approach into immediate use.
10. Building Leaders – A Pipeline Approach (45 min to 1.5 hr.)
A basic primer on understanding what the stumbling blocks are as you go
forward in a career. What are the value changes you must make and how to go
11. How to Run an Effective Meeting (1 hr.)
How many times have you been in meeting where it appears that nothing gets
accomplished? What are effective ways to keep meetings short, to the point,
focused and follow up items delegated? Understanding the importance of a
parking lot and an agenda.
12. Why Things Go Wrong (1 hr.)
What are the most prevalent situations that cause career derailment? How can
you identify them and what can you do to prevent it from happening?
13. How to Identify Hidden Anger (1hr.)
Anger is one of those emotions that if stuffed will come out in strange ways. Do
you have hidden anger? How is it exhibiting itself in your management style
and life? Is this good or bad? How do you process or manage your anger?
14. Written Etiquette in the Work Place (45 min.)
In today’s busy world, is your email telling things you don’t want conveyed?
What are the rules in today’s electronic environment for communicating in
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