Business leaders have so much on their plates just getting the work done that it’s easy to miss relational issues when they first appear. And when conflict is allowed to build up, it blows up.
This isn’t always as readily apparent as people arguing, or a strong reaction you didn’t expect. Do you have employees who don’t speak to one another, or who actively avoid working on the same projects? Is a client not returning your calls? Are certain members of your team withdrawing?
Do you find your leadership team out of alignment?
Build your own custom bundle of services from the list below.
DISC Behavioral Assessment
‘Know thyself’—a great place for you or your leadership team to start. From a quick 15-minute online questionnaire, Extended DISC generates your unique behavioral assessment, guaranteed to nail your traits and challenge how you see yourself. We’ll review your assessment together in depth to build confident self-awareness of your interactional style, learn how others may perceive you, and what you can do to adjust your style for more successful personal and professional interactions.
Executive coaching brings leaders to life. It's designed to ease the stress of dealing with day-to-day communication problems, decision-making, and even crisis situations by building your innate skill and confidence as a Fearless Leader.
Skilled professionals often find that managing people is a far greater challenge than the primary work, in part because noticing and handling conflict is a key leadership role that we weren’t trained for. My one-on-one coaching for executives and managers builds the skills you need to handle tough conversations, inspire open communication, and help teams work more effectively together.
Career Transition Coaching
For many of us, what we do is who we are. Making the decision to retire, change careers, or downshift into a new relationship with work is both exciting and fraught. Whether you're eager and ready, or having difficulty letting go, coaching helps you through the enormous emotional, logistical, and professional processes of this all-important life transition. From venting to assessment, preparation to action, I will help you find—within yourself—your truest next stage of life and the confidence it takes to go there.
Leadership Meetings & Retreats
For companies with multiple partners or managers, a unified approach is vital. Whether there are pressing decicions to be addressed or it’s time to refine strategy, goals and policies, my facilitated meetings and retreats activate robust discussion and decision-making.
With skill-building workshops, Lunch-and-Learns, and facilitated Listening Circles, I help members of your workplace community recommit to the firm’s values and purpose, understand common pain points, learn to address difficult issues professionally, and keep moving in the same direction.
Workshop topics include: Conflict-Handling Skills, How to Run a D@#! Meeting, Define ‘Professionalism’, and DISC Behavioral Assessments. Contact me to customize learning for your company.
Even the most well-intentioned efforts to prevent or mitigate conflict will fall short from time to time. In these instances, the calm, neutral process of professional mediation is called for. As an impartial and facilitative mediator, I don’t advocate or take sides, but rather provide a simple structure, a few rules of conduct, and expert guidance to help participants understand and resolve entrenched conflict.
“I always get something out of Nora's [Executive Forum] sessions that feeds my soul. It’s good to hear from others, good and challenging."