"Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necesary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence."
Margaret J. Wheatley
What do you envision for your team and how can you get there more effectively?
The path to meaningful and sustainable effectiveness begins with clearly defining what success looks like and engaging the minds and hearts of key stakeholders at every level. This usually begins with your most direct team, such as your own leadership team.
We collaborate with you to create a highly customized blend of the best of existing tools, frameworks and methodologies, and co-create new exercises and approaches with you as needed, to best address your current circumstances and future goals. We then work with and through you, as the "team leader," to develop your team as we simultaneously build your own capacity for developing and sustaining high-performance.
"The Stages of Team Development" based on work by Bruce Tuckman
"Good to Great" by Collins
"First, Break All The Rules" by Buckingham & Coffman
Design and facilitation of a hybrid Strategic Planning and Leadership Team Development program
Customizable diagnostic tools to assess and monitor team progress along the way
A variety of assessment and development tools to build a shared language while leveraging diverse skills
Sample assessment tools and approaches include the MBTI Step II (Myers-Briggs), Behavioral Styles Profiles (The Effectiveness Institute), the Conflict Dynamics Profile (Center for Confict dynamics) and beyond. Please see About Coach Kelly for a more complete listing of related certifications.
What makes team development meaningful to us?
It was while leading teams in corporate settings in the 1990's that Kelly first earned the nickname "Coach Kelly." Fascinated by what made some teams outperform others, despite similar levels of talent, she devoted herself to the study of team leadership and team dynamics.
Kelly continued to hone her skills with the helpful guidance of mentors, formal training, and executive coaches, and became known for her ability to turn-around under-performing teams, and for developing high-performing teams that continued to retain talent, even during the hottest days of the "dot com boom," when talent readily jumped ship for the next "grass might be greener" offer. A favorite story was when one of Kelly's more seasoned team members said, "I've worked in a lot of settings that talk about 'teamwork,' but this is the first time I've ever truly experienced it. Do you know how rare this is?"
This background translated to a management consulting role where Kelly helped turn-around small and medium-sized companies (working with and through their leaders and teams), and to being recruited by a company founder to lead their company as President. This role included developing a diverse, nation-wide leadership team with leaders at every level, to transform the privately held firm into the founder's vision of a 100% employee-owned company, nationwide.