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Sometimes, when it gets really difficult, you wish you had someone to talk to – someone who understands business and people – a good listener – a trusted adviser who can get to the root of the trouble and help you see your situation differently. You’d benefit from a meaningful conversation with someone who can identify root causes and help you sort through and prioritize action. Someone who can really support you.

We just get stuck sometimes. Things are complicated. It could be something in the situation we’re just not seeing. It could be something inside ourself we’re overlooking. We need help to get moving.

You may be slow to ask for help. You may not be able to afford the help you think you need. You may not trust the usual sources for guidance. You may not know what real support looks or feels like. And you definitely do not have time to travel down another dead-end road.

Together, in about an hour, we can explore your current trouble for new ideas and insights. We’ll learn a lot about each other during this hour and you’ll come away feeling powerfully supported. You deserve quality help.

Services

The basic unit of my work is a session. I charge an hourly rate for sessions, which usually take one-two hours.

A session focuses on what’s important for you today. That may be a carryover from a previous session or something new. A session is a meaningful conversation about you, your work, and your business.

Sessions can be one-to-one or include a group up to ten people.

Sessions involve support for both business and personal aspects of today’s challenge. Sessions take place in safe space and confidentiality.

When we meet for coffee the first time, you’ll experience a session first hand.

About

There’s got to be a better way. What is it? And how do we make the transition to that? This is loop that’s played inside my head my whole life.

My dad was an efficiency expert for a big utility in Chicago. From him I learned to see life around me as embedded systems and daisy-chained processes.

I use two ways to discern my way forward through continuous improvement of my work and life. Years of experimenting with change in different types and styles of business led me to study organizational development theory and practice – to take the best research and stories and adapt them to whatever challenge my organization faced. Trial and error. This is the grounded way.

I’ve also studied and practiced developing my intuition. It has always seemed to me that much of the information I need in the moment is available to me beyond the world of the our physical senses. Over time, I learned to access this unseen world for a truly amazing array of information. Getting “the rest of the story” makes a huge difference in daily decision-making.

I love meaningful conversations. Among my favorite conversations are deep engagements with business owners and leaders about their biggest challenges. I love listening for clues to identify root causes. Often these clues are encoded in the language in symbolic ways. I use my intuition to look for the juice in what I’m hearing.

And then I follow my leads to get to the core of the problem. That’s the diagnosis piece.

What leveraged action can be taken now to begin working down the trouble? This is the prescription piece. I look for a treatment that’s aimed at root causes at the same time it lessens direct symptoms. I understand that nearly all businesses do not have the capacity to make sweeping changes. What change can be made that will open the door to a healthier business?

I don’t like to stop there. I love staying with the implementation of the prescription so I can nurture its success. Part of my support is supporting you through implementation.

There are no words to describe the work I do and it’s difficult to describe the way I work so that it can be grasped fully. 

I respect people who lead and manage businesses. This work deeply impacts employees and customers, suppliers and communities. I think the way we don’t support our business leaders is a big problem in our world today. I believe my greatest impact lies in helping business leaders deal with their deepest troubles so they can bring a stronger presence to their work.

We won’t know If we’re a good match until we meet and talk. That should take about an hour.

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Starting Over

Big change is usually not easy. Sometimes, it’s necessary. Evolution takes baby steps. Mostly. Until it makes a leap. Leaps are unpredictable – we don’t know when they’ll come or where we’ll land. We run our daily lives around incremental progress; we always keep our eyes open for possible breakthroughs. The step before breakthrough is …

The Dance

I look forward to working with you! I assume that if we are drawn together it is because the universe has work for us and I am curious to see what that work is about. I’m excited to play my part in the dance of life in this crazy world.

Contact me for a FREE initial session to find out what you’re missing!