We specialize in working with women. We’re eager to engage with the women in your organization.
Our expert trainers, coaches and educators are ready to help you meet your educational goals for your workforce. We have a large library of educational content that can be applied to help advance your high potential leaders, provide new skills to your employees, spark important conversations within your workforce, or provide specialized training or support to your women or minority populations.
Our educational content can be 100% customized to suit your needs, desired outcomes, and time constraints. We would love to have a conversation with you about how we can help elevate your workforce.
Our onsite training can be customized to your business, your group’s mission, or your intended educational outcomes. We work with local women’s organizations, as well as employee engagement and resource groups within a business. In additional to training opportunities, we can also offer strategic planning services for your group.
Many organizations are offering women the opportunity to gather together for support and education that is relevant to them, however, many of these groups lack and overall strategy and plan that is required for these groups to truly be effective. We offer a planning and strategy process to help these groups identify goals and outcomes and set a course to achieve them. We start with collecting quantitative and qualitative data from the membership. We then help the organization prioritize goals based on what the membership is sharing and then build a plan to advocate for the resources necessary.
Our organizational keynotes can be given to groups within the organization or the entire organization. We offer a number of standard talks, but can also customize content to best suit your organizational needs. See below for our diverse menu of topics that can be delivered workshop or keynote format.
Often employees are passive participants in their career journeys. Our Take Ownership for Your Own Career program empowers participants to be actively engaged in their career success and takes them through a 7-step process to help them understand how to define career success, identify their leadership skills and career goals, clarify how they are currently being evaluated, make an action plan, and advocate for themselves in the workplace.
How you communicate as a leader is critical to your success, however most consider these skills “soft skills”. Communication skills are not “soft skills”. They require awareness, intelligence, and skill. It also requires listening, a genuine interest in the person or topic, authenticity, and compassion. Communication is a skill people rarely practice and sometimes avoid, but it’s necessary to our work. We will focus on the communication skills necessary in leading people, communicating with confidence, and communicating “up” to supervisors and executive teams through interactive and immersive exercises that both challenge and encourage us to engage more with those we work with.
Stereotypically, men and women communicate differently – and we communicate to achieve different ends. Understanding the differences in how and why men and women communicate is important to our success in the workplace. It allows us to better connect and communicate on our teams, be perceived better by our leaders, and to get our point across more successfully. We’ll address the different communication styles, the different reasons people communicate, and the common mistakes women make in communication that diminishes our credibility. You’ll walk away with tools to connect more meaningfully, communicate more confidently, and position yourself to be heard more frequently.
In work today, you often find yourself responding to the constant stream of needs of others. You are interrupted with pop-ins, questions, personal needs, emails, phone calls, and something that’s inevitably urgent – making if difficult to manage your time and be truly productive. Learning how to enhance your productivity and better manage your time will enhance your overall success and achievement. We will focus on strategies to manage your time more effectively, set boundaries around when you’re accessible, and get more done day-to-day.
Communication isn’t easy and navigating conflict can be the most challenging interactions you will face. Most people will avoid these difficult conversations altogether. We’ll address how to best navigate these conversations by providing a framework to manage conflict and practice leveraging your strengths to succeed in the conversations that are hard.
High performing teams don’t magically happen; they are built and cultivated consistently over time using thoughtful recruiting and hiring tactics, as well as management practices that regularly provide praise, where appropriate, assess performance and areas of growth, and drive performance growth in your people. We’ll focus on getting the right people on your team, how to take your good performers and turn them into high performers, and how to motivate your high performers to perform at even higher levels.
Additionally, not every employee ends up being a high performer, unfortunately. Part of great management is knowing how to improve performance in your under-performers, but also knowing when it’s time to cut ties. Managing under-performers, disciplinary action, and terminations is a job every leader will have to face at some point in their career, however very few actually know how to manage it skillfully. We’ll also address how to navigate and manage your under-performers to increased performance or a career transition.
We believe that cultures of inclusion and respect care about and give a voice to each of their employees. We are the experts in research and online education that helps organizations identify potential blindspots™ and address issues of inappropriate sexual innuendos, diversity, gender bias and sexual harassment within their workforce. We are focused on helping organizations protect and enhance their current culture and ensure that all employees respectfully communicate and professionally interact.
Our research indicates that there is a disparity between the perceptions of men and women, when it comes to gender bias and discrimination in the workplace. While, for many, that is not surprising, however it illuminates a critical point: much of gender bias is unconscious and covert. The reality is that most men don’t understand or recognize the subtle, unconscious, and sometimes barely noticeable ways that women are treated differently in our organizations – and how they may be contributing to those experiences.
Creating gender equity and eliminating gender bias requires organizations to first create an awareness to the bias and inequities that exist, then understand how each individual can contribute to addressing and solving the problems in the every day work. Additionally, men and women must address how women can advocate for themselves and other women and how men can be both allies and advocates in the workplace. Creating gender equality in the workforce requires men and women to have hard conversations, challenge each other, and work together to achieve parity.
This workshop is intended to spark conversation, build awareness, and provide skills and tactics to individuals within the organization on what they can do to create an inclusive workplace, but also work towards gender equality together.