Clients contact Flourishing Culture Consultants, LLC when their organizations are struggling. Perhaps they have a new initiative and it’s failing to produce the desired results. Or, they have “people” issues — a lackluster management team, a disengaged workforce or interdepartmental conflicts. We offer the following assessment, tools and customized interventions, which help an organization transition from its current state to the desired state, a high-performing organizational culture where its people flourish and grow.
Corporate Response to Black Lives Matter
I feel encouraged by efforts being made in corporations to root out anti-blackness. We see the slogans and hear about the plans for increased education in diversity and inclusion and for programs to recruit people of color and ensure they have equal opportunities for advancement. While these efforts are extremely important, it is my opinion they only start the process. What I believe to be missing is a focus on the internal work people need to do to address their assumptions, beliefs and biases about race. This work is essential because our actions spring from the inside out.
As your organization develops its response to racism, make sure this internal work is part of the plan. And if you want help thinking through this approach, please contact me. I have diagnostic tools such as the Cultural Deep Dive© and the Negative Communication Loop©. These exercises facilitate the process of people looking into the mirror — they gain an understanding of their current behaviors and the work they need to do on themselves so they can truly effect the desired change.
New Webinars to Help You During the Corona Crisis
Pockets of Calm for Educators: 4 Weekly Meditations and a “Be Calm” Strategy from our First Aid Kit
This pandemic has taken a toll on our educators. It has forced them to learn new technologies and to adapt lesson plans to accommodate a socially distanced classroom, a virtual classroom and everything in between. They are tasked with taking care of our children but who is taking of them?
These interactive webinars are designed to provide respite for our hard-working educators. There will be four 30-minute sessions conducted weekly. Each session will feature a guided meditation and one of our “Be Calm” strategies, which can be done on your own to help you transition to a more centered and calm place.
From Anxious to Effective Decision-Making: Practices to Help During These Stressful Times
The pandemic has elevated the level of anxiety businesses and nonprofits experience while running their organizations. It presents constant challenges with many questioning whether this crisis will be their undoing. This webinar creates the space for participants to acknowledge their fears. It provides practices and a decision-making model that can help participants put their anxious thoughts on pause so they can approach decision-making with improved concentration and a clearer mind.
The information is presented in an interactive way, allowing the participants to process how it can be applied in their organizations.
Pockets of Calm During Corona First Aid Kit
This webinar offers strategies to help the participants put their anxious thoughts on pause. Its objectives are to: (1) provide content to help participants understand how they can use their brains to improve their states of mind; and (2) share practices that participants can do on their own to help them transition from feelings of fear, anxiety or panic to a more centered and calm place. This webinar includes content delivery, a guided meditation and a graphic recording, which creatively summarizes the information covered in the session.
This workshop is priced for these economic times. Plus, it can be customized to include your organizational leader. It’s an ideal way to send an “I care” message.
Opening to New Possibilities: How to Emerge from the Crisis Stronger Than Before.
This webinar helps to reposition the post-pandemic workplace as an opening to new possibilities. It includes people from all levels of the organization and its intent is to process what was learned during the pandemic and to plan for the future. It includes pre-session interviews, which create the space for your employees to share their feelings. Plus, there is a guided meditation to open people up and a graphic recording, which captures the discussion. The participants leave the workshop with a sense that the company cares about what they think and feel, and a renewed commitment to the future success of the organization.
Mindfulness at Work: From the Inside Out.
In today’s workplace, we have developed ways of working that are counterproductive and stressful. Organizations want high performers but set standards that undermine people’s ability to do their best work. Under constant pressure to perform at optimum levels, meet unrealistic deadlines, do more with less and be available 24/7, employees become apathetic and depleted overtime. You’ve heard that implementing mindful practices help combat workplace stressors but where do you even start? This workshop teaches the benefits of mindfulness and provides practical applications. You’ll get tools to help your workforce make more mindful and intentional choices, which improve interactions and working relationships. Participants walk away with simple, mindful strategies that pave the way toward a happier, more productive and fulfilling work life.
One-Day Flourishing Culture Assessment.
This dynamic and interactive workshop features a streamlined approach to get the data you need to effect change. Designed to reboot and refresh your organization’s culture, this one-day event provides both quantitative and qualitative data. The Six S Flourishing Culture Survey supplies the quantitative data. It has 30 items, which fall within one of six cultural dimensions. This quantitative data while valuable is limited in its ability to explain how people truly feel about working in the organization. That’s why qualitative data is gathered through activities designed to surface people’s experiences, observations and stories about the way work is done. The workshop is co-facilitated by a graphic recorder, who captures the findings of the group and helps the group process its learnings. The workshop ends with the group coming to agreement about the key issues that need to be addressed.
Inwardly-Focused Outwardly-Effective Leadership® Workshop: Five Practices.
Today’s organization asks a lot of its managers. In addition to running the business, they need advanced people skills and the ability to facilitate change. There are countless books written and classes offered on the topic of leadership. Yet, many don’t go deep enough. This workshop puts forth the notion that leaders need to do internal work if they want to be outwardly-effective. This premise is presented and supported by organizational development thought and the latest research in the field of neuroscience.
The workshop is designed to maximize the participants’ learning experience. Concepts are presented and processed through exercises and activities. Participants leave the event with a greater understanding of the work they need to do and clearly defined next steps.
Inwardly-Focused Outwardly-Effective Leadership® Workshop and Journal.
This workbook is offered as a companion piece to the Inwardly-Focused Outwardly-Effective Workshop. It is designed for those who are new to leadership as well as those who want to develop existing capabilities. It is not prescriptive. It doesn’t advocate a certain leadership style and provide case studies and a list of “do’s” and “don’ts.” Rather, it makes the case that leaders need to do internal work, which in turn, transforms them and heightens their ability to be the leaders they want to be. The workbook contains short, conceptual essays followed by activities. These carefully crafted activities help readers apply the concepts in real-time settings so they can hone their leadership capabilities.
Principles and Practices to Effect Positive, Sustainable Change.
A considerable amount of time and energy is expended to effect change in organizations. Yet, many of these initiatives fail to produce the desired results. This workshop shares best practices and offers a framework to help participants think through their strategies for change. Diagnostic tools are utilized to facilitate the process of taking a “deep dive” into the organization’s culture. Through the use of these tools and the principles shared, participants leave with an understanding of the many factors that are necessary to create positive, sustainable change.
Work Through – Work Out – Work Together Workshop.
How would you rate the interpersonal relationships in your organization? Are they positive and productive or are they problematic? And if they are problematic, how do these less than desirable interactions impact open communication, collaboration, morale, trust and organizational effectiveness? A flourishing culture can’t function on the assumption, “These things will work themselves out.” Instead, it values its people and understands, “We need to carve out the time right now to address what’s undermining our effectiveness.” This workshop draws upon what is known about the brain to make the case that people tend to be negative. It teaches the Negative Communication Loop Tool© to help participants understand the role they play in keeping negativity in place. Additionally, the participants are led through activities, which create the realization they have a choice in how they respond. Participants leave the workshop with tools to help them in their interactions and personal commitments to show up differently.
Living With Renewed Purpose Workshop
Your children have left home. Your career is winding down. You have a yearning to be doing something more with your life but you don’t known know how to get started or even what to do. If this describes your situation, then this three-hour workshop is for you. It includes a mixture of content delivery, drawing upon the latest research in the field of positive psychology; and activities, which facilitate your discovery process. You will leave the workshop feeling uplifted and ready to work on your action items.
Customized Workshop Building Blocks.
The following topics can be presented as “lunch and learns” or motivational speeches. Or, they can be combined into a longer workshop.
Driving Your Culture (before it drives you)
Have you struggled with new initiatives that have failed to produce the desired results? This workshop teaches the Cultural Deep Dive© exercise, a diagnostic tool that helps the group determine the cultural root cause which undermines the implementation of new policies and procedures.
Building a Better Team
How well are your teams functioning? This workshop shares five conditions, which are foundational for high-performing teams. Using these conditions, the group is lead through a discovery exercise so they can identify and address any gaps that undermine their team’s effectiveness.
Honing Your Communication Skills