How we can work with your business
We take a facilitative approach rather than an expert approach to
consulting. This means we are experts in facilitating people to become
aware of what is happening - the dynamics of their current situation
- what needs to happen differently and what will work for them and their
team or organisation, more than we are experts in particular solutions.
We draw out the strengths of the individual, team or organisation and
encourage people to use their complementary strengths to increase their
effectiveness. Whilst we make sure we are abreast of "best practice"
in many areas, we work with people to find what will work for them.
Often people know what should be done but there are limiting factors,
so sometimes we work with them close the gaps in their systems, processes
In other situations, we facilitate and coach teams and individuals
to learn how to add to their systems, process and skills to achieve
better results and be the kinds of people they want to be, rather than
thinking of changing from one kind of person or one kind of organisation
By focusing on the best in each person, we support teams to access
their collective passion, which powers them to continuing action and
^ Top of Page
Our Consulting Focuses
at Four Levels
At the Organisational or Business Unit level,
we consult to identify the current and desired organisational stage
of growth and facilitate Business and Strategy Planning workshops. These
activities allow leaders at all levels of the business to clarify what
results are important to them, what values drive them and what skills,
systems and processes they need to develop to achieve those results.
Our skill is in facilitating teams to build plans for the future that
are implemented, not shelved. We do this by being both optimistic -
"what's your ideal future and what values does it fulfil?"
- and realistic - "where are you now and what time, effort and
resources can you devote to this?" We support Executive Teams to
build plans that access their passions and propel the team toward their
At the Team level, we conduct Team Building
and Team Planning workshops sessions that promote the awareness and
practice of team processes, especially goal setting and interpersonal
skills. We facilitate teams to understand how to effectively leverage
their diverse talents. We help teams to learn how to better achieve
results in face-to-face and virtual workgroups, whilst maintaining satisfying
relationships with group members, other staff, clients & suppliers.
We also work with team leaders and managers on a 1:1 basis to improve
their interpersonal skills.
At the Leader / Manager level,
we coach those in management roles to understand the skills required
to lead and manage others - to set goals and directions, choose and
plan actions to achieve the goals, perform competently, check progress
towards the goals and motivate others to keep going until they reach
their destination. We also focus on the mindset required to think of
self and others and to understand that success now means that the team
excels. And because Leadership and Management require others, we run
experiential workshops to give participants the opportunity to discuss
and practice with each other before they go back to the workplace. This
builds a sense of "team" between managers and team leaders
in or between organisations.
At the Individual level, we coach individuals
at all levels to develop their mental and emotional and skills to better
achieve results that are important to them. We cover a range of skills
including interpersonal skills, self -management and self-leadership
skills, personal efficiency and business planning. Our group and 1:1
sessions always include a follow-up facility and we act as a "gentle
external conscience", while people develop the necessary skills
and motivation to sustain new behaviours.
^ Top of Page