Workshops




Leadership development is an ongoing process. Leadership Coaching accelerates that process, giving leaders the time, focus and support to:
  • Bring consciousness and structure to the process of professional and personal leadership development
  • Define a personal vision of leadership
  • Develop an authentic leadership style that supports that vision
  • Improve communications, internally and externally
  • Create and maintain authentic relationships built upon respect
  • Ensure that their leadership provides the right mix of vision, direction, inspiration, challenge, encouragement and compassion to optimize performance and development.

Coach: Karen Beckman



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A leadership team is an organization's greatest potential resource. As a group, these individuals can produce explosive thinking with powerful, tangible results. Leadership team coaching increases the focus, efficiency and productivity of these critical opportunities in addition to enhancing working relationships between team members.

Taking place on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis, leadership and management teams are coached to:

  • Gain consensus on vision and role of leadership team
  • Create processes and structures that support the effectiveness of the team
  • Improve internal and external communications
  • Tackle obstacles limiting group effectiveness
  • Identify and prioritize highest-potential initiatives
  • Develop tangible accountability processes to ensure that initiatives are pursued and progress is communicated to all team members

Coach: Karen Beckman


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The path to corporate management can often feel vague, ambiguous and isolating. Promoted on merits of a "job well done," people suddenly find themselves in management positions with entirely new responsibilities. Having mastered skills in more junior positions, executives often struggle to navigate unchartered terrain with the ease and success they previously enjoyed. Executive Coaching provides executives at all levels with the structure and support needed to accelerate the development process. With regular coaching, clients learn to:
  • Define a vision for their role/position
  • Identify and prioritize key challenges and responsibilities with particular regard to management issues
  • Create processes that support timely completion of responsibilities
  • Develop an effective management style based upon compassion and respect
  • Sharpen all aspects of communication
  • Increase flexibility and creativity, particularly under pressure
  • Manage the stress of new challenges with ease

Executive Coaches: Nancy Slocum , Ralph Mitchell


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In todays challenging economic climate it is more important than ever to make the most of precious time. Partnering with a business coach has proven successful in increasing individuals' abilities to operate in more strategic, productive and efficient manners. Business coaching provides business owners, partners and key staff the opportunity to:

  • Bring focus to the process of business development
  • Clearly identify business objectives, short and long term
  • Ensure a big-picture, strategic approach to achieving business goals
  • Develop processes that support business operations in the most efficient manner possible
  • Enhance time-management skills
  • Bring consciousness and vision to their communication and management styles
  • Create empowering employee development plans
  • Better manage stress and conflict


Business Coaches: Karen Beckman, Ralph Mitchell, Nancy Slocum


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Life coaching is a process that helps clients achieve personal and professional goals with greater ease and satisfaction. Like an athletic coach, the coach, motivates, challenges, gives objective feedback, raises the bar and gives an extraordinary level of support and encouragement. Through weekly coaching sessions, clients learn to:
  • Assess their current level of satisfaction and balance in all aspects of their life
  • Clarify the values that need to be honored for their life to feel fulfilled
  • Define a compelling vision of what they really want from life and work
  • Design a detailed plan to attain their vision
  • Strategize with the coach on setting priorities, building on strengths and overcoming obstacles
  • Create weekly action steps that move them closer to their goals
  • Continuously generate new learning and stronger muscles for change.


Life Coaches: Nancy Slocum
, Ralph Mitchell



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Relationship coaching is designed to support productive relationships between couples, family members and/or business associates. Through weekly sessions, those involved in the relationship are coached to:
  • Create a compelling vision of how they would like the relationship to work
  • Commit to working toward achieving that productive relationship
  • Develop mutual understanding and respect for individual styles and ways of relating
  • Identify and practice new behaviors each week that assist in shifting the relationship to a higher level of satisfaction, productivity and success.


Relationship Coach: Nancy Slocum


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The ability to successfully navigate workplace conflict in a manner that builds long-term strategic partnerships is an invaluable business competency. Personal training in collaborative negotiation supports individuals seeking to become experts at effectively negotiating workplace conflict. Training is tailored to meet individual needs by using specific workplace situations as the basis for skill mastery. With regular coaching, clients learn to:
  • Invite open, face-to-face communication
  • Embrace respectful, honest and frank discussion
  • Become astute at quickly identifying the "real" issues that create obstacles
  • Better understand colleagues' wants and interests
  • Initiate a win-win mindset
  • Face conflict with confidence thereby engaging more powerfully in workplace decisions
  • Negotiate collaborative working agreements that outline how they will work together toward greater efficiency and productivity

Trainer: Elaine Rosenblum, Attorney/Mediator


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The ability to be a third party mediator has far reaching applications in the corporate environment. One-on-one training in mediator skills assists corporate executives in becoming facilitators of conflict resolution. Training is tailored to meet individual needs by using personal workplace situations as examples for skill and role mastery. With regular coaching, clients learn to:
  • Assist conflicted parties in building strategic partnerships
  • Create non-judgmental forums to share issues of mutual concern
  • Gain the trust of others through honesty and integrity
  • Become an active listener, a respectful voice and problem solver
  • Loop information back to assure others that they have been heard
  • Reframe issues neutrally in an effort to manage the frustration or anger of others productively
  • Model the process of generating customized, win-win solutions
  • Build agendas for productive discussion toward conflict resolution
  • Activate key tactics for generating movement beyond the conflict
  • Write mediated agreements that work

Trainer: Elaine Rosenblum, Attorney/Mediator


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The ability to maintain fruitful relationships with internal and external business partners is essential for corporate success. Breakdowns in communication and ensuing conflict can upset even the most productive business alliances.

In these instances, mediation is an invaluable tool that empowers even the most damaged relationship to flourish going forward.

Mediation for Team Alignment provides neutral, outside mediation and conflict resolution services that restore conflicted partnerships. Relationships are rebuilt using principles of collaborative negotiation. During the process of mediation, the mediator is continually modeling collaborative bargaining skills that parties or teams learn and incorporate into their daily, interpersonal relationships. This ensures that positive, collaborative interaction will certainly outlast the conflict at hand.

While engaging in MFA, inter-divisional partners and or teammates join in a process that enables them to:

  • Access a non-judgmental forum, facilitated by a neutral mediator, to share mutual concerns
  • Meet face-to-face to communicate openly
  • Better understand one another's wants and interests, regarding various relationship "hot points"
  • Overcome obstacles
  • Refrain from assigning blame
  • Create custom resolutions acceptable to all parties
  • Create negotiated working agreements through facilitated, frank discussion.
  • Maintain control over vital decisions affecting their work lives
  • Generate an agreement that outlines how the parties will work together moving forward

Phase I Diagnostics: Prior to joint discussion, the mediator meets participants individually to determine objectives and desired outcome.

Phase II (optional): Formal presentation of diagnostic assessment to all involved members

Phase III: Mediation process

FAQ's regarding MFA:

In what types of relationships is MFA appropriate?

  • To rehabilitate an at-risk company-client relationship
  • To rejuvenate intra-company team/divisional partnerships in which effective interaction is essential
  • To remedy discord and reduce stress among valued employees, who must work together, but find their partnership is not operating effectively or efficiently
  • To improve dialogue and dynamics between a vendor and vendee or any other service provider relationship, whether at risk or not

How long does this process take?

It depends on the issues at hand and the number of parties involved. MFA can take as little as two hours or continue as long as participants believe they are working productively. A typical Phase I-III process requires 2 business days, in terms of committed hours.

Why use an outside third party?


An outside mediator is a true neutral with no political ties to any organization or a vested interest in the outcome. This independence encourages honesty, trust and open discussion among the participants.

 

Mediator: Elaine Rosenblum, Esq.


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People often believe there is a 'magic formula' or genetic predisposition to being organized. This is simply untrue. Professional Organizer, Margo Morrison, works with individuals and groups to provide simple, practical, easy-to-understand tools that inspire even the most organizationally-challenged to get and stay organized in the areas of paper, time and space management.

Ms. Morrison will come to your office or home and work beside you to create systems most appropriate for your particular needs. Her most recognized talent is a simple and foolproof filing system that is guaranteed to get and keep anyone organized! Results yield workplaces and homes that are free of clutter and clients who have more time, space and energy to focus on priorities.

Morrison can help organize practically anything and specializes in helping clients:

  • Customize and implement easy-to-maintain filing systems
  • Decorate their homes and offices
  • Set up and handle online bill-paying discreetly and confidentially
  • Organize photos and create family photo albums
  • Create space where none was thought to exist
  • Design and organize closets
  • Arrange furniture in a way that blends both form and function
  • Frame and arrange artwork

Organizer: Margo Morrison


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Stress management training teaches clients a variety of ways to stay calm and centered in the face of "stress." Through regular coaching, clients learn self- hypnosis tools to enhance performance:
Learn natural tools for focusing and relaxing
Enhances ability to do work under stress
Allows for composure in stressful situations
Enhances ability to stay present without unhealthy anxiety

Gain specific tools to manage emotions
Identify personal trigger points
Gain skill in handling the emotions of others
 
Gain awareness of healthy boundaries
Learn to work successfully with difficult people
Learn to conserve energy and resources around energy zappers
Learn to know when to say 'no' and how to do it with grace
 
Improve decision-making abilities
Learn to be in touch with body wisdom, what 'feels right'
Learn to gather information and evaluate choices
Learn envisioning: trying on new choices for the future

Coach: Susan Spiegel



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Yoga is a process of self-transformation, helping us to recognize and challenge our self-limiting beliefs. Yoga addresses all aspects of our being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, bringing about change in the whole person. Through movement, breath, awareness, guided visualization, relaxation and meditation we gain strength, flexibility and balance not only in our bodies but in our lives, leading to a greater sense of health and well being.

Heidi works one-on-one to co-create a practice to fit individual needs. Pooling from a wide range of experience and knowledge, she designs practices that are both safe and challenging.

Heidi has worked with a variety of conditions including: pregnancy, limited range of motion, illness, and stress management.

Heidi offers Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions - a technique for unlocking emotional blocks and beliefs held in the body through stretching and verbal expression.

Group yoga experiences are also offered.

Private and group meditation sessions are also available.

Yoga Coach: Heidi Frieze


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