We would love to explore custom programs to meet
the needs of your organization.
Personal Branding: Make Your Mark and Make It Count!
Branding is not just for products anymore. YOU are a brand. Personal branding has become a MUST— not a maybe—if you want to progress in your career, build your success, add value to your organization and stand out from your peers and competition. Personal branding shows your uniqueness, your value, your goals. It’s the reason people choose to work with you.
Personal branding has emerged as the new differentiator and competitive imperative for individuals, teams, and organizations. And yet, there’s still significant confusion about what personal branding is- and isn’t- and why you should begin thinking of yourself as a brand. Personal branding is not, as a recent Fox News executive suggested, a “swoosh” or a “Just Do It” tagline. Learn how to differentiate yourself, gain greater visibility, impact, and market value through a deliberate and dynamic process.
Tom Peters wrote this in Fast Company. “Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in any business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.”
Professional Presence: An Image of Excellence
Put yourself in the place of greatest potential.
When your Brand and Presence converge —you’re there! That’s the place of leadership distinction.
Research tells us that only 15% of success in any business is due to technical knowledge, while 85% is due to people skills and a professional image. Our transforming global market requires finely tuned professionals with the tools to thrive in an ever-changing work environment. Those who practice projecting the right professional presence for the situation at hand will quickly and effectively position themselves for success.
Take a purposeful approach to your personal style. Harness the power of how you “show up” with a professional image, appropriate business behavior, and strong communication skills.
Team Building Retreats
Yes, it’s true. Great teams have great leaders. And great leaders consistently seek ways to develop their team…to be more energized, inspired and productive. It all starts with people – knowing them, valuing them and supporting them in being their best.
That’s where we come in. We partner with leaders to understand what barriers are in the way and what core competencies are necessary to have a high performing group of individuals who sincerely want to give their best. We use the proven concepts of building trust from Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Topics typically focus on:
- Building Trust through Effective Communication
- Discovering the Team’s Personal Brand
- Best Practices for the Work of Leaders
Additional Custom Developed Programs
Many corporate clients have requested custom programs to solve specific issues. Some of these include:
Managing Sideways to Influence Your Scope of Reach
- So — you rely on others in various departments to get what YOU need to get YOUR work done. What happens when others don’t deliver for you on a timely basis? To influence others you must be totally confident in yourself and what you are needing to achieve. This program gives concrete methods to effectively communicate with those across departmental lines.
Coaching High Performing Teams
- Critical skills for supervisors and mid-level managers who need to develop a more collaborative team environment and coach to accountability and results.
“Transformational leadership is a process where leaders and their followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation.” From James McGregor Burns’s book, “Leadership”
- We facilitate teams to create positive change with people and culture. It takes vision, inspiration and execution along with people committed to the direction: that defines transformational leadership.
As the business environment has become more global, the demand for savvy social skills and awareness of etiquette practiced in other cultures is higher than ever. More companies now seek individuals who are proficient team players and able to function well in any situation, whether at home or abroad. Do It Right: The New Book of Business Etiquette written by Valerie Sokolosky, is a comprehensive guide to accepted practices in todays business community.
When you expect excellence and you get fantastic, it is memorable. Your programs were a gigantic success and are the most talked about events we’ve had in a long time. They gave our managers the confidence and skills to function in any environment.Jerry Acuff