Advising & Consulting
Leadership is everything to the success of your business.
This starts with the leadership team.
This is core to my work and fundamental to your success.
Leadership is too often addressed from the “bottom up”, because senior leaders are too busy with other issues, think they are already good enough, or are reluctant to address their challenges publicly.
My work starts with the executive leadership team because they are the moral and performance barometer for the whole company. When leaders truly want to change and improve their business, it’s important that they see themselves as the starting point for change and growth.
Most organizations and mainstream consultants see leadership as an individual endeavor. This is not the most effective approach because your company’s success depends on the effective teamwork and collaboration of your leaders, not their individual talents. This is why I work with leadership teams.
Executive Ownershift® is a transformational growth program designed to help executive teams play at their best. This process helps executives to clarify those issues that matter most for their current and future success, enables them to focus on these initiatives and then ensures that they implement and follow through on these issues. This brings momentum and success to the entire organization.
Executives often say this is the most powerful and effective work they have ever done as a leadership team. This is because we focus on real issues, in real time, for real results. At the end of the day, the Executive Ownershift® Program is effective because it helps executive teams reown their executive agenda. This renewed ownership to the things that matter most have a positively profound effect on members of the executive team, their direct reports and the rest of the organization.
If you lead or are a member of a senior leadership team and you feel there is potential that has not yet translated into performance, please contact us and we’ll discuss if Executive Ownershift® is an appropriate approach to create breakthrough growth for your leadership team and your business.
The best ideas often come through rigorous and challenging conversations; most executives admit they do not get the challenge needed for these ideas to rise. Other times senior executives are looking for a “sparring partner” where they can test ideas before taking them to their leadership team and stakeholders.
“It’s just good executive insurance to have you as an expert outsider challenge assumptions we have about our business and our markets”, a senior executive recently shared.
I have advised executive and strategic leaders for many years. Through these experiences, I have developed cross-discipline best practices that help you encourage ownership and exceptional performance. These insights and practices are innovative and proven solutions to help you become a high performance leadership team. My suggestions will bring immediate results to your team and are simple to replicate throughout your organization.
My advisory services support you and your business needs, addressing tactical, “in the now” situations and strategic options, as well as critical people decisions that impact the performance of your team and business. As your confidential advisor (for you or members of your leadership team), I will help you explore options, test assumptions and practice critical conversations vital to your success. My responsive and no nonsense approach cuts through the fog of diplomacy and politeness to get to the real issues.
If you are an executive leader who is looking for a professional partner to challenge you, and/or your leadership team and help you accelerate your ideas into growth actions, please feel free to contact me.
Executive Growth Labs
Do you have a clear and deliberate roadmap that enables you to develop and improve greater than the rate of change around you? Would you benefit from the insights of an expert leadership mentor as well as high performance leadership peers who, like you, want to maximize their potential as a leader?
If you answer yes, one of my leadership growth labs could be of interest to you.
The Leadership Growth Lab is made up of four to ten leadership professionals, often coming from diverse companies and industries and who share a desire to accelerate their growth as a leader and results for their business.
Growth Labs run for 12 months, with three, two days intensive leadership labs taking place at das Gartenhaus in Munich (or any other location as long as it’s mutually agreed upon by all members of your Growth Lab).
During these Growth Labs, members have the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals to practice their understanding of high performance leadership, expand their executive network and get innovative tools and language from my coaching and mentorship to accelerate your confidence, speed and expertise in critical leadership situations.
In addition to the three intensive learning labs, you have access to me as your growth coach for the twelve-month Growth Lab cycle. This means you can use me as a sparring partner to help you play at your best when you need it most.
None of us is as smart as all of us; you will grow faster—with fewer wrong turns and much more enjoyment—leveraging the insights you develop in the Leadership Growth Labs. Throughout your growth lab cycle, you will get personal advice, practice sessions and strategic business exchanges on topics that matter most for your leadership success.
- have experience leading teams, managers of teams and a business function successfully
- will provide a letter of recommendation confirming your leadership growth desires and aspirations from a mentor, superior or HR partner
- agree to sign a confidentiality agreement that states you will keep information, ideas and strategies specific to other group members businesses within the Leadership Lab and not exploit such ideas that would be advantageous for your business without permission of the contributing Lab partner.
- commit to develop and share in writing with your growth lab colleagues your behavioral leadership goals, business objectives and personal aspirations that you am committed to improve
- share your goals with partners and stakeholders inside and outside your Growth Lab who can observe these behaviors “in action” and provide candid feedback to you
- respond to feedback and suggestions with a thank you or expression of gratitude
- agree to the payment terms and meeting guidelines developed to ensure constructive and respectful interactions and accelerated growth for you and other Growth Lab members
- agree to make the Leadership Lab and work around the Growth Lab a priority for your personal and professional calendar for the course of one year
If you have additional questions or interest in one of our upcoming Leadership Growth Labs, please contact us and I’ll be happy to answer your questions and see how you can make the most of our your Growth Lab.
I facilitate and speak at leadership gatherings to provoke your thinking and actions about how you can “raise your game” as leaders and as a leadership team. Executives tell me that my presentation content and style brings an energizing and fresh perspective to their leadership community, with pragmatic and powerful insights that they can take back into their teams and business.
Dynamic keynote experiences are a process not an event, and I work with you and your organization’s stakeholders to define and create a dynamic, engaging keynote or workshop tailored to fit a particular event or audience that is interactive and leads to sustainable change.
Dynamic keynote speaking to me means helping you to imagine, create and act with new mindsets and behaviors that lead to new results. My years of experience as a hands-on executive consultant and coach enables me translate these experiences into pragmatic tools for your success.
Every experience with me includes a sustainable growth takeaway package to ensure that messages, activities and tools are anchored in everyday business practice after our session.
To work with me at one of your upcoming conferences or executive events, please contact me directly so we can discuss how together, we create an executive leadership event that meets and exceeds your aspirations and objectives.