Leadership & Team Development
Developing upcoming and existing leaders in your organization is arguably your highest priority, and could very well be what keeps your business viable in the long term. Luckily, helping clients develop their teams and leaders is one of the things we do best.
We provide Leadership Development expertise in three primary areas.
Team Coaching & Development
When properly selected and implemented, leadership assessments provide a fast and accurate way of both understanding and developing your team members.
Assessments are used to assess an individual’s behavior style, personality, skills, or cognitive abilities. More specifically, leadership assessments help determine an individual’s leadership capabilities in various areas and assess how they would fit into a specific role in the organization.
There are countless leadership assessments available on the market, each with its own objectives and styles. They must be reliable, objective, and benchmarked in order to be effective.
We offer assessments for individuals or teams, or in a broader workshop format, and as a stand-alone service, or as part of a coaching effort.
We deliver them virtually or in person, although in person is always preferred.
- ZImprove Executive Leadership
- ZBetter Understand New Hires
- ZLeverage Team Synergies
- ZDevelop Rising Stars
- ZEnhance Hiring Decisions
There are many benefits of leadership assessments, including…
We’re proud to be certified to deliver some of the industry’s leading assessments directly to our clients.
Team or individual coaching, coupled with the Business Accelerator Program, provides a powerful combination to level-up your organization.
Team Coaching & Development
Team coaching is an ideal tool for measurably increasing team collaboration, effectiveness, positive synergies, sense of purpose, and overall satisfaction. Whether for groups of leaders needing to work more cohesively or for newly formed teams seeking to jumpstart their group performance, team coaching is an effective means of quickly turbo-charging groups up to the next level.
One-on-one coaching is undoubtedly the most powerful professional development tool for leaders. We take on a very limited number of individual coaching clients, selected based on mutual rapport, the circumstance of the leader, and their stated objectives. Please contact us to discuss the transformative benefits of leadership coaching in detail.
Virtual Team Management
Onsite teams and virtual teams create completely different working environments, and should be managed accordingly.
Countless organizations have moved to a virtual, or at least partly remote, working environment, without giving the management aspect of their vitual teams a second thought.
That’s a huge mistake that could be costing your company lots of money in productivity and employee satisfaction.
People work differently when they’re at home than when they’re in the office. That’s great. That’s the way it should be. But a different working environment requires different tools, management styles, performance measurements, and more – also for a small businesses of under 250 employees.
Here’s just a preliminary look at the variables to take into consideration when managing virtual teams:
- RTrust Building
- RPerformance Tracking
- RPersonal Motivation & Accountability
- RUse of Collaboration Tools & Technologies
- RAdjusting Management Style
- RManaging Around Time Zones
- RAdjusted Reporting Requirements
- RExpectation Setting
- RCultural Differences
- RBoundaries and Codes of Conduct
Some of these items may be completely irrelevant to your organization. Others may be spot on. Many are possibly items that you’ve never considered, but probably should. Whatever the case may be, we have the knowledge, tools, and expertise to help ensure that your virtual teams are optimized for your specific business, culture, and general operational parameters.
Don’t sell your business or your employees short…get them working in high performace virtual teams!
We love what we do. And others do too!
Marina is passionate about, and highly effective at, helping people navigate the complexities of their leadership journey – especially through her unique and informed perspectives on intercultural and inter-generational connections. Whether you are looking to navigate these complex unique business and leadership perspective, or simply need an experienced consultant, business executive, and focused partner to help you take your personal and professional skills to the next level, I highly recommend you reaching and exploring your goals with her.
Marina’s thoughtful perspectives, questions, probes, challenges, support, and accountability strategies have helped me make significant positive changes that I can see and measure.
Marina and her team were instrumental in leading my organization through a critical change management initiative. She made implementing the Prosci ADKAR change model look easy, and successfully took my team through a prickly internal systems change process. Honestly, I’m not sure how well the change effort would have gone without her expertise. And I’m glad I didn’t have to find out!
Brian C. Jones
Marina’s direct yet warm communication style immediately resonated with me at the outset of our coaching work together. The effectiveness of her structured executive coaching program allowed me to explore my past professional narratives and courageously re-imagine how a new leadership career path can, and should, evolve. Her skilled questioning enabled me to re-envision my passions and experiment with the framing of my self-imposed limitations in a way that has liberated my thinking as an individual and as an organizational leader.
Marina’s refined coaching skills have had an immeasurable and positive impact on the way I now approach complex decisions and leadership choices.
Marina’s skillful coaching helped me define my core leadership strengths and longer-term vision. She empowered me to look at my professional challenges through a variety of lenses, ultimately guiding me to very meaningful insights and solutions. Marina helped me understand myself more accurately, gain clarity on how to best play to my professional strengths, and design a long-term roadmap.
Marina’s purposeful questioning and gentle prodding helped lead me to solid decisions. I am a better leader today because of her coaching.
Coaching with Marina has facilitated my professional growth with timely insights that have helped me build a stronger foundation for my career moving forward. Marina’s coaching strengths include a strong client-centered focus and wonderful empathetic listening skills. Marina excels at clarifying goals, shining light on and addressing any fears that may be impeding progress, and laying the groundwork for actively moving forward more confidently.
Anyone seeking to grow their emotional intelligence and interpersonal communications skills, should definitely take the opportunity to work with Marina!