Jacqueline Valmont has been providing business and
strategic planning advice to Fortune 500 companies with a focus on
market share growth for over a decade. She has 22 years of combined
experience in marketing line management and strategic consulting.
Carrol Suzuki is one of North Americas premier
business and workplace listening coaches and facilitators. She as
developed seminars and coaching that appeals to professionals, leaders,
teams & individuals in business, health care, law & the social
services. To read more, click here
Accelerate Market Share – This Alliance Partner has proven and
effective approaches to help you better understand where you are in your
market, your competitive advantages, and where you need to shore up in
order to drive market share growth. Our techniques help teams articulate
where they want to be in the future, and the strategies required to get
The Business of Listening – Why should you care about listening skills?
of us have developed as business people in organizational cultures that
emphasize the persuasiveness of the speaker. We’ve spent countless
hours, and a great deal of money, attending to our appearance, business
dress, body language, facial expression, selection of language, tone of
voice, charts, graphs, and on and on. To read more, click here
What would a true organizational coaching culture
actually look like?
As coaches and human resource
professionals we often love to imagine a theoretical organization where
everyone is a coach and has a coach. But how would this actually work?
Welcome to Coastal Community Credit Union. While no organization could
ever live up to this absolute ideal, the coaching culture transformation
of Coastal is an authentic demonstration of what can be accomplished
with a dedicated team in a small organization with the right
In her 20 years tenure as an employee,
Brenda had firmly established her reputation as a bully. No one dared
challenge her. She didnt hesitate to address her manager using foul
language. Much of the time, she did whatever she wanted to do, whenever
she wanted to do it. She often used her power as union steward to stomp
out of management-union meetings, complete with door-slamming. Her
influence was such that one employee openly chose Brenda as an office
mate, claiming Brenda provided her with better `protection than could
her own manager.
You are the expert. Youre known for
your knowledge and expertise in your field. Youve had a lot of
experience. Youve seen it all. And people with problems to solve
and decisions to make– show up on your professional doorstep everyday.
there ways that all of your expertise and experience might actually get
in the way? Could it be that you come away from conversations with
prospects and clients knowing they barely hearda word you said?
Last summer I was heading to a meeting
when I saw a group of people having their picture taken with a huge sign
that read Shrek Rules and they were wearing bright green Shrek ears.
This put a huge smile on my face and it had the same impact on the
people around. As the photographer snapped away, passer-bys cheered
and shouted as the Shrek clad group responded in kind.
having a ball and barely resembled a group of co-workers having their
picture taken for a client. The green ear effect was infectious and
everyone wanted to be part of the action. I even tried to secure my own
Shrek ears with little luck.
Defibrillators are saving lives in all sorts
Every 12 minutes, someone in Canada suffers
cardiac arrest. Thats over 40,000 people each year. The vast majority
of arrests happen away from health care facilities. And the grim fact
is, less than five per cent of victims will survive.