Confidential Consultation: Whether it's a quick sounding board, customized intervention with a difficult employee, or rapid performance improvement, time and speed are crucial to effective leadership and business management. With this in mind, how much is your time worth? (See calculating cost below).
This is an opportunity for customized, accelerated learning and rapid improvement.
We Offer 3 Types of Senior Level Support & One Unique Opportunity
Recently Launched - We call it > Q&A <
It is a 50 minute experience where you ask questions on any or as many subjects as time allows. Whatever you need an answer to; sort through an issue, unwind confused thinking, get clarity or gain a customized how to.
After conducting thousands of personal and professional learning seminars and workshops over the years through-out North America, to a variety of audiences, (and 40 years of professional experience) needless to say, I have a pretty extensive knowledge base on a variety of topics, combined with my expertise in human behavior.
Here's just a brief list: managing conflict, creative thinking, problem solving, tactful-diplomatic communication, professional speaking (giving a speech), managing a difficult employee, time management/productivity, effective decision-making, improving relationships (both personal and professional - this goes for marriages too), leadership-management-executive effectiveness, talent management, hiring better, personal empowerment, financially quantifying people performance, team development, how to fire someone, when to fire someone, managing stress... anything related to the human experience (in a variety of situations), I can probably help you with.
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It's the ultimate in customized, confidential targeted learning & help - exactly what you need when you need it! No long term commitments, sitting through hours of training workshops or seminars (online or offline) you don't need.
We think this is a cool, creative twist to traditional "coaching & training".
We invite you to try it!
As you research my experience, you can see that I have a scope of experience. I also know that there is a sense of risk in taking advantage of this offer. So let's do a 30 minute "laser call". Book one now
Click the link, submit your needs or questions in advance, so our time will be spent efficiently.
Should you choose to book more Q&A Sessions, your investment would be $150.00 for 50 minutes (a bargin when you're clear on how much your time is worth and the value of quickly getting help or significantly shortening your learning curve - see example below). Try one now.
You can check out my LinkedIn profile for comments about the power and value of just one session.
Here's a few:
Deanna Mills, "JoAnn's ability to help clients reconnect with and fine tune their greatness and immediately put it front and center is both quick and unmatched."
Alan Allard, "JoAnn is that rare coach, speaker and writer who understands both business and people. She is incredibly intelligent and equally pragmatic; she knows both the "what to do" and the "how to do it" when it comes to her craft."
Daniel Downs, "I was only able to have one coaching session with JoAnn...but what a profitable time it was. In one conversation JoAnn's expertise and extremely practical input gave me a solid foundation from which to launch my career search. Her approach and direction was truly a paradigmatic change that has simultaneously broadened yet focused my career search. I wasn't sure how much I would gain in one session but my expectations were far exceeded. I highly recommend JoAnn's expertise and helpful ideas to anyone needing direction, reinvention, or enthusiasm in their job search."
The Next Three Options Follow a Bit More Formal Advisory - Coaching Format__ Add an Expert to Your Leadership Team : Retained - On Demand - Let us get to know your business and receive on-going support whenever you need it. Via a fixed monthly billing, your time becomes the priority in our schedule, taking as much time as you need to talk through a need. You can have timely access to help, exactly when you need it, as often as you need it. It's like hiring an expert to be on your executive team so that you can quickly fill knowledge gaps, minimize critical mistakes, accelerate progress and improve decision-making. You have a confidential, independent discerning ear whenever you need one.
__ Single Laser Consultations - Need to talk periodically, you can schedule a call. We'll set up a coaching bank for you. You'll make deposits and then use as needed.
__ Performance Development Intensives - 3 month cycle of targeted focus on one key area. It includes weekly conversations, strategic actions with tracking of activity and measured improvements combined with ongoing feedback from key stakeholders.
Our Mantra: Minimize costly mistakes by borrowing our expertise, experience, and knowledge until you gain your own.
Ask...> How much time and money is your leadership team's capacity worth?> What if you could expand or free up that capacity by quickly resolving or successfully addressing an issue? > How much would it be worth? > Have you ever calculated it for you and/or your team?> How much is untrained, underdeveloped managers costing?
Here's an example: Let's say an annual base compensation is $200,000, given 1,920 hours of work over the course of a year, that would translate into $104.17 / hr. (For many of our clients, their compensation is much higher -- so translate the example accordingly. You'll notice the financial impact is much higher.)
Let's estimate 5 hours (1 hr a day) could be freed up and redeployed to more productive activities, what would be the improvement value? The immediate financial impact for the first month - appx. $2,083.00 (20 hours) sustained for a year would be appx. $25,000. ...if improvement accelerated and expanded...even higher. With our hpt (human performance technology) approach, momentum can be gained, sustained and improvement expanded, so these are very conservative numbers.
When a leader changes there is usually a "ripple effect" with regards to others and operational improvements overall.
So let's do this example for your entire leadership team. What financial impact could there be? As an example, let's say you have 4 key leaders with a similar improvement percentage. That would 4 x 13% = 52% improvement value for your leadership team! Wow!! (And the interesting fact, with our expertise, it really doesn't take much to achieve this).
[Translated into dollars with annual earnings at $150,000 each - it would be around $19,500 x 4 = $78,000 + yours = total of $105,083.00. This is at a minimum. It doesn't reflect the leadership impact to stock price and other operational/revenue issues.] (See the article listed below -The Cost of Poor People Management)
If you'd like more information on how to financially measure human performance in business - pick up a copy of our executive briefing: Show Me The Money - Solving the Mystery of ROI to Unlock Profits and Increase Company Value available on Amazon or email us for a complimentary pdf version: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the value in quickly getting help? Calculating cost also calculates value. The value and tangible financial impact of key leadership improvement is typically very substantial.
As mentioned in the Core Focus section, there are a variety of needs business leaders have to which our expertise can be applied. We serve as sounding boards, trusted advisors, coach and educator, interventionist and strategist.
Imagine if you were wrestling with a problem employee and conflicted about how to proceed...not knowing whether to fire them or hang on. Now imagine having someone to call -- someone with a discerning, educated ear -- someone that could help you quickly sort out the issue, so that you could move on -- freeing up your precious mental bandwidth/capacity.
Imagine wrestling with the best person to hire and you could quickly get help to confidently decide... feeling really good about the decision made.
We found the most popular area of need for business leaders is that of judgment- decision-making... they just slug it out on their own, when a simple phone call could make all the difference...saving time and money.
| IMPROVED DECISION-MAKING | "The greatest psychological need any human being has, is the need to be and feel heard."
Confidential Sounding Board - Trusted Advisor Here's an area that we've discovered is a significant need. You know that phrase "It's lonely at the top"? Well, we've experienced for many senior leaders that phrase has proven to be true. Many leaders have difficulty finding a confidential, discerning and trusted resource to express thoughts and needs to gain clarity and maintain positive energy from which to function and make critical decisions – in essence to function at their best in the midst of a particular challenge or transition.
And so…many confide in fellow colleagues who may have a vested or competing interest, and therefore do not provide the independent, unbiased input they need. Or, they may work with other business advisors who do not have the specific expertise needed to adequately address the issue.
The bottom line?... to be and lead at their best, leaders need a safe place to talk, process, be real and brutally truthful, stripping away barriers and pretension -- removing any fear of judgment. They need to be able to lead with clarity, confidence and positive energy. They need someone who will speak truth to them operating for their highest good.
| MAINTAINING MENTAL AGILITY | "You cannot solve a problem at the same level of thinking and understanding at which you arrived at it." - Albert Einstein
Creative Brainstorming - Problem Solving - Getting Unstuck How you think impacts the decisions you make! Creative, agile thinking is essential to better problem-solving. Let's jumpstart your creative thinking! We all get stuck from time to time when trying to generate ideas or solve problems for a variety of business needs.
One of our specialties is helping leaders and teams learn to "think more effectively". Our approach is to facilitate an experience of creative, critical and innovative thinking which can be done individually or with teams.
We offer sessions for both. By the way, there are huge benefits experiencing this within teams. Our sessions are an exceptional resource for establishing a framework for and a culture of learning, constructive collaboration, managing conflict and innovation. (Not to mention, it's down right fun!)
Whoda thought a fun experience of creative thinking could teach people how to manage conflict effectively? Learn more about this special offering.
Side Note: The ability to financially calculate and measure leadership and employee performance and its impact to the P/L is important to running a business and making effective decisions. We teach how to do that in our executive briefing book : Show Me the Money, Solving the Mystery of ROI to Unlock Profits and Increase Company Value. You can request a complimentary e-version or grab a copy on Amazon.
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