Our Strategy Academy Workshops and Coaching category is a collection of strategy-focused workshops that we offer in a variety of formats. We passionately believe that organizations and people unwilling to stop learning never stop growing. There is little to no training available in the market to help leaders strengthen their strategic muscles. Through our Strategy Academy courses, our drive is to not only expand a leader’s capacity to think strategically, but also provide the roadmap on how to craft and actualize a strategy inside an organization, regardless of size.

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INTENSIVE STRATEGY SESSIONS

Strategy Workshops

Each of our workshops includes an initial learning workshop and features follow-up coaching packages. Workshops can be delivered as interactive, on-site events or as a webinar, depending on your individual circumstances.

SUGGESTEDAUDIENCE

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Small Businesses
  • Business Executives and Ownership
  • Marketing, Business Development and Strategy Professionals
  • Local Business Associations
  • Chambers, Peer Groups & Executive Roundtables
  • Conferences and Trade Shows

WORKSHOPFORMAT

Workshops are designed as interactive, half-day workshops but can be customized depending on your scheduling needs and requirements.  Here are some suggested formats:

  • ½ Day Workshop  (more interaction)
  • 2 Hour Seminar  (less interaction)
  • 1 Hour Seminar  (no interaction)
  • We have the capability to deliver this workshop as a webinar to which we can provide a recording for distribution following the event

TAKE AWAYTOOLS

All attendees will receive:

  • 4 Digital Strategy Tools
  • 40 Page E-book on Growth Strategy

Optional access to follow-up, one-on-one or team coaching packages:

  • 3, 1-hour Monthly Follow-up Coaching Sessions (virtual)
  • 5, 2-hour Monthly Follow-up Coaching Sessions (virtual)
  • 6, Half-Day Monthly Custom Strategy Advisory and Work Sessions (on-site)

STRATEGY WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

WORKSHOP #1: ELEVATE

How to Explode Through Stubborn Plateaus in Pursuit of Potential


According to two major sources, growth is a top of mind priority for most business leaders across a variety of industries. However, getting from ‘here’ to ‘there’ is an entirely different story. Leaders of major organizations are struggling with uncertainty, stress and lack of confidence in choosing, mapping, and executing the right strategies.

  • Does your organization have a growth strategy? One of the biggest misconceptions is that your strategic plan is your strategy - this couldn’t be further from the truth!
  • Does running your business get in the way of building your business?
  • Do you find your business delivering inconsistently on top and bottom line performance year in and year out?
  • Are you susceptible to flavor-of-the-month management and multiple changes in direction?

You’re not alone - over 80% of businesses are experiencing these same frustrations.

Finally, there’s a way to get unstuck.

 Join us for an interactive workshop where we will guide you and your team through the key elements of strategy, why they’re critical to your success, and how to get your entire company strategically primed to start delivering stronger, predictable and repeatable performance.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Provide leaders with a proven roadmap and tools-based system to accomplish the following:

  • Learn the key components of a strong strategy and how to apply to your business
  • Learn the key questions you need to be asking to enhance the strategic mindset of your organization
  • Learn how to develop a growth strategy that ties to your vision, purpose or mission
  • Learn the difference between strategy and culture and how to calibrate for better performance
  • Apply concepts in peer-based workshop activities

WORKSHOP #2: INNOVATE TO DIFFERENTIATE

5 Types of Innovation and How to Apply them to Any Size Business

One of the biggest, present day challenges for organizations of all sizes is innovation. According to a popular study, 61% of companies cite innovation as a major focus within their businesses, yet 55% don’t seek out innovation opportunities and an astounding 66% do not have well defined innovation strategies.  Taken further, 5-year compounded growth rates of innovative companies is 84% as compared to 28% of all the rest.

  • Have you made any big discoveries lately?
  • When’s the last time you performed research or trend analysis on your target market or industry?
  • Do you find your business spends too much time on what the competition is doing and not enough time on your customers’ needs?
  • Do you encourage and are you getting innovative ideas from all levels of the organization on how to serve your customers more effectively?

Very few organizations can claim success in any of these areas.

Join us in this interactive workshop as we journey you and your team through 5 different kinds of innovation, how to decide which is best for your organization, and how to action it for new growth.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Provide leaders with a proven roadmap and tools-based planning system to accomplish the following:

  • How to develop a research-backed, insight-led innovation strategy
  • The 5 different kinds of innovation and how to choose the best path for your organization
  • How to get innovation woven into the fabric of your organization
  • Apply planning method in peer-based group activities

WORKSHOP #3: NAVIGATE, CALIBRATE & ACTIVATE

Learn How To Finally Close the Giant Gap Between Strategy And Results

Kaplan and Norton reports that 90% of organizations fail to successfully implement their strategies.  Even more, the Economist Intelligence Unit shares that organizations realize just 60% of the potential value of their strategies.

  • What will it take to ensure that your organization does not become a statistic?
  • How will you drive your organization’s vision to life?
  • Will you be able to mobilize your team to a specific direction behind the right activities to deliver the results you envision?

Very few organizations do it effectively.

The good news?  There’s a way forward that works.  It’s time to move from inspiration to reality.

Join us in this interactive workshop as we journey you and your team through an innovative and proven planning system that will finally close the gaps between strategy and results.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Provide leaders with a proven roadmap and tools-based planning system to accomplish the following:

  • Convert a compelling vision into a strategy that inspires action
  • Calibrate your vision, purpose and strategy to move people to action
  • Actualize strategy and drive execution through teams
  • Apply planning method in peer-based group activities
CONTINUAL LEARNING

Training Programs

In addition to our strategy-focused workshops, we have two training programs that we facilitate to help organizations activate a growth-focused strategy on the frontlines. These unique training offerings focus on developing the system, attitudes, and skills required to deliver memorable growth experiences to customers and employees alike.

TRAININGFORMAT

Whether participating in the sales or service training, the format is exactly the same:

  • Initial 4 - 6 hour interactive workshop
  • 8-12 weeks of follow-up sessions to apply process and principles
  • Flexibility in format exists to accommodate field sales teams, travel or call center schedules

TRAINING PROGRAM OFFERINGS

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CULTIVATE CUSTOMER LOYALTY

Sales and Service Training

Do you have your hands wrapped around what your customers’ experience when doing business with you?  Are your customers treated as a transaction or a relationship?

When it comes to selling and serving, the game has changed.  Over the last several decades, the internet has had great impact on how we research, purchase, and advocate products or services.  Place a call to any Amazon company or step inside a Starbucks, Chick-fil-A or Whole Foods and you’ll most likely have a wow! service story to share on your Facebook feed that very evening.

Every business and brand has raised the bar on the experience they deliver their customers.

Now, it’s your turn!

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Provide sales, service and management professionals with:

  • A customer-centric and needs-focused, multi-step sales and service process that’s repeatable
  • Learning keys that positive impact attitude, beliefs and skills
  • Behavioral change as a result of consistent application, accountability and supportive coaching

 

AUDIENCE

This training is ideal for:

  • Anyone in your organization who touches the customer, either in a sales or service capacity
  • Organizations with a desire to enhance their overall employee and customer experience with their brands
  • Organizations who have a goal to achieve higher levels of productivity and customer loyalty
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INVEST IN PEOPLE

Coaching Training for Management

Perhaps the widest capability gap in any organization in our present day is talent.  Stated further, the inability to identify and develop future leadership in organizations is pervasive.

The Graying of Corporate America (40% of top leadership headed to retirement) will lead to a lot of vacant seats on the organizational chart – do you have the right coaching in your organization to develop new leaders?

Coaching systems at strong organizations share the following 3 attributes:

  • Coaching is inextricably linked to a growth strategy.  (this is rare)
  • Leadership believes its purpose is to create more leaders.  (this is very rare)
  • Coaching is a hardwired habit, as opposed to a dreaded chore.  (this is extremely rare)

So, how do you begin to think about a better coaching system for your organization? 

Have every one of your managers attend this training.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Provide sales, service and management professionals with:

  • A multi-step coaching process and system that’s repeatable
  • Learning keys that positive impact attitude, beliefs and skills
  • Behavioral change as a result of consistent application, accountability and supportive coaching

 

AUDIENCE

This training is ideal for:

  • Anyone with direct reports and/or is responsible for developing people
  • Organizations with a desire to enhance their overall employee and customer experience with their brands
  • Organizations who have a goal to achieve higher levels of productivity and customer loyalty

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