Guiding the way to
REACH YOUR GOALS
We work closely with you and your organization to ensure you take the right steps to achieve the desired outcome.
- Reaching Your Peak: Identify and Trigger 3 Key Leadership Traits to Navigate Around the Great Resignation
- Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Strategies to Overcoming Adversity and Becoming More Resilience
- Turning Impossible into Possible: Strategies for Accomplishing Far More than You May Have Imagined
- DEFINE the executive’s goals
- ASSESS their skills
- SET a development plan
- COACH to that plan
- EVALUATE our success
A Vice President of Finance wanted to improve his confidence and ability to present a more powerful story during All Hands Meetings and company events. This was one area that was holding him back from future promotions. No matter how old or successful we get, we all have insecurities and this executive was no different. He knew that to improve his chances of becoming CFO, he had to focus his development in a few areas.
Over the next six months we worked on those areas including his confidence, his ability to present in large group settings, and several other development goals he had set.
RESULT: Over the next two years he received accolades from his boss and eventually became a CFO. I continue to stay in touch and recently worked with one of his referrals.
This book will guide you there and help you go higher.
Everyone at some point in their life wants to do something big. Something EPIC. But the clock on achieving your dreams is ticking fast—probably faster than you think.
From managing multimillion-dollar projects with hundreds of employees to running 205 miles around Lake Tahoe in 76 hours to cycling 300 miles in a single day, performance expert and ultradistance athlete Bryan Gillette knows
what it takes to achieve extraordinary results.
After interviewing a diverse group of more than 100 high-achieving executives and endurance athletes, he developed the five pillars of
the EPIC Performance framework to simplify the steps so that you can walk your own path to doing things you never thought possible and
living a more fulfilling life.
E = Envision: Clearly see your goals for your company, career, and life.
P = Plan: Create a step-by-step blueprint for making your dream a reality.
I = Iterate: Repeatedly practice with intention and evaluate your performance.
C = Collaborate: Work with others, and learn from those who have gone before you.
Perform: Put your plan into action.
Filled with timeless practical advice, unforgettable stories, and expert-tested exercises that will reorient your daily life from average to epic, EPIC Performance is a must-read, no-nonsense guide for those looking to do big things.
EPIC Performance will be published in Summer 2022. Learn More.
Below are some leadership and communication programs we routinely provide to our customers. Alternatively, we can customize these or design others for your organization. Most of these programs range from a few hours to a full day.
Executive Board Retreat Five-Year Planning & Team Building
A CEO had two failed Board Retreats from previous companies. The first one he was fired and the second one he fired his team. When I was called, he was just appointed as CEO to lead this new organization and wanted to align his executive-level Board together around a five-year plan. He and his Chief Operating Officer, understandingly so, were nervous about conducting their first retreat together.
I asked the questions to determine what they hoped to accomplish. I guided them through the process to put their minds at ease. I kept them focused on the goals we had discussed. And, I facilitated the two-day retreat with great success.
RESULT: The Board was thrilled with the outcome and convinced the CEO that ‘we need to do this every year, so we are all aligned around our key objectives and our vision.’ The vision and strategy they set that day continue to be the focus. They continue to use my services each year to facilitate their executive retreat.
Non-Profit Three-Year Strategy Planning
A non-profit community sports organization needed to align their volunteer board around some key priorities. They were seeing the demographics of the community changing which would potentially impacting enrollment and revenue. I was asked to guide the organization through a strategic planning process, so everyone was focused around a few themes.
RESULT: I worked with the senior executive team to identify their goals, so they could have a productive board meeting with the larger group. During this meeting, we identified three main pillars that would drive all major projects. Two years later and major headway on two of the pillars, the team is still focused on those themes and makes sure all major initiatives link to one of them.
Most teams rarely experience the highest levels of performance so in this program, you will learn key strategies to avoid and practical methods to incorporate in your team. Using a trusted team assessment with all team members giving their input, you will learn how well the team is doing around Goals, Roles, Processes & Procedures, Relationships, and Leadership. With this information, we will develop a game plan that drives you to a higher level.
Rolling out a new program, system or policy can be hard because it means people have to change. And during this process, productivity is often reduced to a standstill. Learn how managers can gain support, speed up buy-in, and reduce disruption by understanding where people are on the change curve. You managers will also learn how the change process is impacted when certain components of your strategy or missing.
We each have a style and method to communicate and when it differs from others, disagreement, confusion, and missed opportunities occur. Learn your style, your peer’s style, and your manager’s style so you can more effectively work together and better align around each other’s needs. As part of this exercise, each person will complete the DiSC Assessment.
Competition is great when you have identified the right competitor. Unfortunately functions within the same company often compete against each for resources, attention, money, and deadlines. When this happens, it often results in one function winning while the other loses and has a severe cost to the overall organization. Using the Thomas-Kilman Instrument, you will learn the five elements of conflict and how to more effectively manage, and in turn eliminate, these problems.
Most managers have a difficult time giving performance feedback, but it doesn’t have to be. In this program, learn how to gather your facts, deliver clear and easy-to-receive messages, and set development plans so employees feel valued and supported. You will walk away with some easy-to-use and effective listening models and tactics to more effectively give feedback.
We all have the same amount of time in a day but choose to use those valuable minutes differently. In this program, you will define what is most important to accomplish, assess your time management skills and identify strategies to focus on those critical projects.