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Topics & Outcomes

  • The Coach Approach: Ask More and Change The Way You Lead

This full day session addresses 3 questions:

  1. What is coaching (the mindset and paradigms of coaching)?
  2. How do I coach (a coaching model)?
  3. What skills do coaches need?

The strength of the session is how it combines content with practice. Participants leave with the ability to coach.

  • Team Building: Growing Teams Faster

There are 10+ activities to pick from that enable groups to discover or rediscover the principles of teamwork. And, because they are interactive, the participants have fun along the way. Time needed ranges from 30 to 90 minutes.

  • Managing Change: Surviving and Thriving in a Changing World

This 60-75 minute presentation explores the four stages of change and six suggestions for successfully navigating through these stages.

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (Certified)

This 2-3 day workshop requires a contract with Franklin Covey and a certified facilitator (Rick). It’s base on Stephen Covey’s all-time best seller by the same name. Literally millions and attended this workshop in the past 20 years.

  • Myers Briggs(Certified)

MBTI is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. It allows individuals to score themselves on four continuums:

  1. Extravert———Introvert
  2. Sensing———–Intuition
  3. Thinking———-Feeling
  4. Judging———–Perceiving

Participants gain great personal insight and increase their ability to work with other “types”.

  • Training the Trainer/Presentation Skills

Participants acquire greater understanding of how to be an effective speaker or trainer, with opportunities to practice during the day. Topics include personal presence, preparation, promoting interaction and discussions, visual aids, and dealing with classroom situations.

  • Promises Promises: An Interactive Simulation around the Challenges of Teamwork

This 3 hour simulation focuses on the challenges of teamwork, but in a most unusual way. Participants become citizens of one of 10 fictional countries where they are the elected delegates to the United League of Nations. They are challenged to fulfill their campaign promises while functioning a a united group. Literally, they see if they can become a team or not. The debrief always brings out great insights about teamwork.

  • BaFa BaFa: It’s More About Inclusion Than Diversity

BaFa is a 2-3 hour simulation that examines diversity and inclusion in a whole new way. Participants become members of one of two cultures: Alpha or Beta. After “learning” the values and rules of their culture, one third of each group migrates to the other culture for a short period of time. Each returning group helps prepare the next third before they migrate. The central questions are, “What is it like to be the “outsider”? and “How do I learn to exist in a different culture”? It proves the old adage, “experience is the best teacher”, correct.

  • PACE Palette: A Quick Look At Personality Difference

Based on temperament theory, this quick personality assessment is lots of fun. You discover more about yourself and how others see the world. After taking the assessment, participants are grouped with like individuals to answer some questions. Sharing the answers with other groups is engaging and enlightening. The entire sessions is 90 minutes of discovery.

  • Alphabetability

This one hour session takes a unique look at success. Assuming most people have the ability to be successful, Rick explains six “secrets” to success. The catch? The secrets go in alphabetical order and each ends with “ability”. Participants are challenged to select one or more to focus on.

  • Generations (Talking About My Generation)

Based on a book by William Strauss and Neil Howe, this 60 minute presentation looks at the current generations through a different lens. According to Strauss and Howe, there are only four rotating generations in American history with predictable characteristics. This theory creates a thought-provoking look at generational differences and issues.

  • Pebbles in the Saddlebag

Beginning with a parable about a group of travelers who make an interesting discovery in the saddlebags, Rick examines the proposal of how the little things we do along the way end up being very significant. You will come away from this 60 minute presentation wanting to find “more pebbles.”

  • Leading By Losing

The thesaurus shares several interesting synonyms for leaders, including boss, commander, lion, and ruler. What if we changed that paradigm? This one hour presentation examines another paradigm of leadership based on “giving away power” and the impacts of this different paradigm.

  • The ECHO Principle of Leadership

Leadership author, John Maxwell, says “leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less”. In this 2-3 session (discussion and activities), participants look at some of the ways leaders gain influence. ECHO is the acronym for four key leadership principles: Enthusiasm, Credibility, Honoring the Follower, and Ownership Transfer.

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