Work Better, Live Better
...because Life's Too Short for Work to Stink (#Lifes2Short4Work2Stink)
Our careers should be a space in which we thrive, not merely survive.
Aligning talent with organizational needs ...
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."
George Harrison said it, but we'll echo it. You need focus: What do you want to do? Who needs what you have? That's what we do. Help you figure out where you're going and get you there fast.
Do you have the right players in the right role at the right time?
Aligning talent with organizational needs is a strategic imperative in today's global economy.
Is your organization leveraging its talent to the fullest?
A sampling of the services our team offers
We provide highly customized executive coaching services for our clients, recognizing that each person's situation is unique.
HR + Strategic Planning Consulting
Our staff offer a range of expertise across business and leadership and executive development processes. We design content, deliver across platforms, and facilitate intimate leadership meetings.
Meet Our Team
... and our service delivery partners, SKH Solutions and C4C Consortium.
We pride ourselves on having a broad network of experts with which to partner to address a range of organizational needs.
Managing Partner | Consulting Practice Lead
"A great Customer Experience starts with a great Employee Experience -- which starts by aligning Talent with Organizational Needs."
Executive Coach | Leadership Development Lead
"Because leadership is a public act, leaders must solicit feedback, leverage insight, reflect, take prudent risks, and make a sustained commitment to learning & development. Are you ready?” "
SKH is in the business of helping people and organizations reach their full potential. We believe self-awareness and working from unique strengths leads to great results and we are passionate about helping people find paths for developing their strengths and overcoming barriers to success.
Consortium for Change (C4C) is a network of select coaches, consultants, leadership development experts, and transformation advisors who collaborate to drive transformational change in leaders and organizations.
The "Flourish Factor"
People often ask us where the idea for the Flourish Factor originated. It all started when Debra and her husband purchased a previously owned home in Northern California.
On the back patio, the previous owners had left behind a pine tree in a planter box. It was a perfectly fine little pine tree. It was green; it was growing; it was healthy.
After moving the pine tree around on the patio for a few years, Debra decided she wanted to plant it in the backyard.
Over the course of the next year, the pine tree grew at twice its normal rate -- flourishing in its new environment.
It was then that Debra realized that people are just like that pine tree. There are environments in which we can exist and survive, but in the right environment we can actually thrive and flourish.
When she shared the story with Danielle, they realized what a fitting metaphor it was for the research they were completing for the book. Thus was born the idea of the Flourish Factor profile.
Check out the Flourish Factor Profile for yourself in our book: FOCUS: Creating Career + Brand Clarity, 2nd Edition (http://amzn.to/2p7TkBl)
12-Month Career Checklist
We advise our clients to put 30-minutes on their calendars each month to proactively manage their career.
Often, our clients intellectually understood the idea, but struggled with execution.
This checklist is a tool to guide the possible activities you ideally should be completing.
If you find it helpful, please give us feedback on our CONTACT US page!
FOCUS: Creating Career + Brand Clarity
In the 2nd, expanded edition of their book, FOCUS: Creating Career & Brand Clarity, 2nd ed., the authors have outlined a very simple, easy to follow process that helps professionals gain clarity to be able to develop an entrepreneurial approach to determining their next-best-step.
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Because executive coaching is a unique and individual process for each client (whether corporate or individual), we limit the number of clients with whom we work at any point in time.
Our executive consultants personally guide the alignment of talent with organizational needs. On an individual level, they guide clients to determine the right “next best step” and help them get there fast -- even in the "confidential search" process.
As such, we are not always able to accept new clients. Please contact us about availability.