We believe that leaders are responsible for impact in their worlds. We help leaders have impact through innovation, with their people, and in their communities.
Leadership doesn’t happen once by reading a book or taking a course. It is a behavioural process that happens over time, consistently. Our leadership trainings instill participants with the skills necessary to be responsible for their worlds and for their impact.
In this hands-on interactive, conversationally based experience, participants will identify leadership gaps that need to be reinforced in their organization with 4 questions.
Leadership always starts with the self. In this experiential workshop participants will learn:
Once equipped with the skills of leading self, participants will learn the skills of how to lead others.
Trust is a like filling a marble jar, measured with small, deliberate moments. The ingredients of trust are:
Conflict is a fundamental part of the human experience. This workshop teaches the steps to healthy conflict.
This capstone workshop weaves the learnings from previous workshops in an experiential simulation.
We help co-create cultures where employees are engaged, inspired, and intrinsically motivated to come to work. A shared sense of purpose, common values and collective belonging are some of the ingredients.
Why does your organization exist? What value does it bring to the world? And how can members of your organization lend their unique skills to this common purpose? These are just a few of the questions that an organization must answer if it hopes to reach its goals, and ultimately, creates a culture where employees are intrinsically motivated to work together towards a shared vision.
Employees who are inspired by their organizations enjoy cultures that are deeply rooted in values and behaviours that reflect who they are. Transparency is at the heart of these organizations. Information flows without restraint. At Six and a Half Consulting we help organizations establish protocols for communication and systems for positively reinforcing these values-based systems.
Inspired workplaces share a lot in common: from effective time management practices, to efficient meeting agendas, to clear procedures and protocols. This is because at the core of what they do, engaged employees all share a common vision and want nothing more than to achieve their goals in the best way possible. We help organizations craft these imperative systems that co-create responsibility and accountability.
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, in control of, and express one’s emotions in a way that preserves interpersonal relationships both judiciously and empathetically. At Six and a Half Consulting we help all levels of an organization understand what EI is, develop self awareness and self-regulation in themselves, and positively develop those skills in others through empathetic listening and shared understandings.
At Six and a Half Consulting, we don’t strive to create conflict-free work environments, as we believe healthy conflict is where growth happens. Conflicts are a natural, and necessary, part of life. We provide leadership trainings so that all levels of an organization can engage in conflict in healthy, productive, and proactive ways. Our goal: to equip teams with the collaborative skills to move an organization forward in a space where people are seen and heard.
For organizations to thrive, all levels of an organization must feel psychologically safe, have some degree of autonomy, and be relationally connected with their co-workers. This means that managers must develop the leadership skills to respond to each situation appropriately so that all employees can grow in a culture of learning. Connection and intimacy are not words reserved for private life. These skills are the bonds that glue a culture together.
Leaders today must be trained with coach-like skills. We train leaders in the essential coaching skills needed for impact and influence.
Foundations is the first course in our 5 part series that provides a powerful introduction to the techniques and skills of coaching. Participants are introduced to concepts like powerful question asking, how coaching is different than managing, how to listen, and how to be with the person in front of you. With a focus on experiential learning rather than traditional lectures or slides, participants will have numerous opportunities to practice coaching and receive feedback on your newly acquired skills.
At the end of the course, participants will have a clear idea about how coaching will positively impact your communication and relationship skills, at life and work.
Dreaming is about envisioning possibility. It is the state of imagining what could be and enlisting yourself and others in a process of creation. In this coaching course, participants will develop skills to help themselves and their relationships step in discovering and living their unique values, identifying self-limiting beliefs, and creating their personalized vision for a resonate future. By the end of this course, managers will be able to create compelling visions for themselves and their teams in new ways.
Dreaming, in the end, is about the human art of imagination and execution. If we can imagine it, we can build it.
We are always in a perspective. And just because we’re in one doesn’t mean that is the truth. It is a truth.
This workshop will train participants in noticing how their own mindsets shape their worlds, and how some mindsets are more powerful than others. Like anything, having the ability to notice and shift one’s mindsets requires repetition and skill, which is why the second part of this training is dedicated to forming powerful and lasting habits.
With the right mindsets and habits to reinforce them, anything is possible!
The 17th century French philosopher Descartes once said, “I think, therefore I am.” We believe that this is only half of it. Emotions make up the other half.
In this training, participants will expand their emotional range, vocabulary, and ability to simply “be with” strong emotions. To be a good coach relies far less on problem solving but far more on establishing relationships of trust and open communication. At the heart of this is the ability to empathize in a way that makes team members feel heard and seen.
In the end, isn’t this what we all want?
Being a coach-like manager requires incredible presence, self-awareness, and self-management. It also requires holding team members as naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. This can be a delicate balance for coaches (who are also managers), who must often balance competing agendas at the same time.
This training will engage participants in the careful dance of coach and manager, and the dance of interchanging the skills learned in the 4 previous trainings: Foundations, Dreaming, Mindsets & Habits, and Emotional Literacy — sometimes done all at once.
You need your investments in culture development to stick - we know what makes for lasting change.
Videos can be used as a critical part of an overall learning arch. In addition to full team Zoom training, Triad Coworker group work, and Key Executive Consulting, our videos on Thinkific are a critical way to lock in learning and shift behaviour for your team. They can be white labelled with your brand and used to measure employee engagement in the learning and development experience.
How they fit:
We know that people learn best in psychologically safe, collaborative environments. Effective learning requires a multi-platform approach that takes into account different learning styles. Our videos are facilitated and have a predictable cadence with a "practice and progress" plan.
People learn new skills and shift when they can:
define (explain it)
model (show it)
reflect (absorb it)
collaborate (practice it)
review (integrate it)