TEAM COACHING & FACILITATION PROGRAMS

Dynamic organizations and high-performing teams don’t happen by accident. They are deliberately nurtured by leaders who understand the role a healthy culture plays in driving innovation, engagement and, ultimately, bottom line results.

Whether you are looking to foster improved collaboration, communication, leadership development or diversity and inclusion practices, Clear Path can help. We’ll work with you to customize a program that can be as simple as a lunch and learn overview of best practices on an individual topic, a half- or full-day team building offsite, or a combination of workshops and one-on-one coaching. If we agree it would be beneficial to conduct an audit ahead of time to sharpen the focus of our curriculum, we’ll manage that process, too.

Below is a partial list of the presentations and workshops we offer (a few in tandem with outside partners), grouped under key themes:  

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LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

Facilitative leadership
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Emotional intelligence for leaders 
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Moving from individual contributor to manager 
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Executive presence
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TEAM BUILDING AND
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Teambuilding with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
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Teambuilding with CliftonStrengths
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Giving and receiving feedback
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Building and leading high-performing teams
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Immunity to change
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PEAK
PERFORMANCE

The how and why of mindfulness
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Harnessing the power of a positive mind
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Deskside yoga
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Meditation: the why and how of building a regular practice
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Cultivating resilience – it’s not how you bounce, it’s how you roll
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LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

Facilitative leadership

Whether you’re leading a project, a team or a company, the idea that you’re responsible for having all the answers and making all the key decisions is a recipe for frustration – and, usually, failure. In today’s complex workplace, high-performing leaders recognize that collaboration is essential to achieving successful outcomes and driving innovation. Through role playing and group activities, this workshop will provide specific skills and strategies to help participants lead, manage, and influence more effectively in day-to-day interactions, whatever your level.

Emotional intelligence for leaders
Emotional Intelligence is defined as the ability to recognize, understand and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Since the publication of Daniel Golemen’s book on the topic in 1995, numerous studies provide compelling evidence supporting his findings that the key components of emotional intelligence (EQ) are more essential for success as a leader than innate intelligence (IQ) and technical skill. Moreover, unlike IQ which doesn’t change over time, EQ is a flexible set of skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. Learn the foundational principles and the brain science of EQ and develop strategies for increasing self-awareness and the ability to manage both your own and others’ emotions.
Moving from individual contributor to manager

This is one of the most challenging career transitions to get right. Learning how to reset relationships with former peers, have constructive goal-setting conversations, give and receive feedback, delegate with an eye towards individual team member interests and skill gaps, support and inspire your team to do their best work and hold them accountable when they don’t – the list of competencies that new managers need to acquire quickly in order to be successful is formidable. We’ll provide an overview of management best practices and give you ample opportunities to begin test-driving these concepts through role-playing, peer-to-peer learning and other engaging group activities.

Executive presence

Executive presence is often cited as the make-or-break “X” factor in a rising leader’s success. But what is executive presence and how do you get it? The good news is that while executive presence is often described in vague and intangible terms, it can be developed and attained. We offer an outline of how executives and high potential professionals can be the most effective versions of themselves, and develop a professional presence that feels authentic and consistent with their organization’s values as well as their own. 
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TEAM BUILDING AND
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Teambuilding with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Improve team dynamics and effectiveness by gaining an understanding and appreciation of differences in personality types. Using interactive, creative and fun exercises, we help you capitalize on team members’ strengths, learn how to “flex” your individual style, uncover blind spots and develop the tools and common vocabulary to harness the power of diverse types working together. Possible topics for type exploration include impactful influencing, navigating difficult conversations and managing and mentoring others.
Teambuilding with CliftonStrengths
This workshop will help you gain fresh insights into your own and your colleagues’ dominant talents and learn how to capitalize on them for maximum impact. You’ll also develop an understanding of how your individual strengths roll up into broader leadership orientations, and explore how to better tap into your team’s collective and complementary skills to collaborate even more effectively going forward.
Giving and receiving feedback

“How do I give feedback that is clear and direct without sounding mean?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions of managers, both new and experienced. Using frameworks such as Radical Candor, this workshop will explore best practices in creating a feedback-rich culture where team members use feedback to support one another and help improve performance.  Through role-playing and team activities, your team members will get hands-on experience in how to up their game when it comes to giving – and receiving – meaningful feedback.

Building and leading high-performing teams

Creating high-performing teams is as much an art as it is a science. We’ll look at common features all strong teams share, including a unifying mission and purpose, clearly understood goals and well-defined roles and responsibilities. We’ll also discuss some of the “softer” but equally essential hallmarks of winning teams, like the feeling of psychological well-being and safety they offer, using well-known examples of blue-ribbon teams from diverse arenas. You’ll come away with a knowledge an appreciation of current teaming best practices as well as a playbook to guide your own team-building efforts.

Immunity to change 

Do your team members set goals only to have them fall to the wayside like forgotten New Year’s resolutions? Are you working to implement changes but aren’t getting any traction?

Do you wonder how much you or others can really change or transform behavior?

The reason why change is often so hard is that our “just do it” approach only touches on the surface of what needs to shift and the obstacles that need to be overcome. Using the Immunity to Change framework, we can help individuals on your team explore what underlies their resistance to change and design an individualized follow-up process to progressively work towards sustainable transformation and growth. This framework is an excellent tool for examining a group goal (for example, better communication) and how each team member may have individual, and very different, challenges to creating the change, or for exploring individual goals for change. 

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PEAK
PERFORMANCE

The how and why of mindfulness

More and more studies are documenting the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace and beyond. But do you really understand what mindfulness entails and how to practice it? Learn the science supporting the benefits of mindfulness as well as best practices on how to use it to enhance leadership skills and individual and team performance.  

Harnessing the power of a positive mind 

As elite performers across all disciplines know, your mind can be either your best friend or your worst enemy.  In this workshop, learn how to make your mind work for you by distinguishing the negative voices that hold you back (your saboteurs) from the positive supportive voice of your inner wisdom (your sage).  We’ll look at the neuroscience behind how the brain can be “rewired” and learn exercises and behaviors that weaken the negativity bias of the part of the brain associated with the saboteurs and strengthen the power of the part of the brain associated with the sage, providing practical techniques for tapping into individual potential as well as for turning around under-performing teams.

Deskside yoga 

Do you spend your day seated at your desk working at your computer with little downtime?  In this workshop we’ll counteract the effects of those long days with a gentle desk side yoga practice, including simple movements, postural alignment and breath work, that can be incorporated into your daily routine to increase energy, focus and wellbeing.

Meditation: the why and how of building a regular practice

In this experiential workshop, we’ll discuss the physical, mental and emotional benefits of meditation and the supporting scientific evidence.  You’ll learn several meditation techniques to clear the mind of clutter, increase focus and concentration, reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being.  Strategies for building a consistent meditation practice and a curated list of resources is provided.

Cultivating resilience – it’s not how you bounce, it’s how you roll

The road to success is filled with speed bumps, including adversity, rejection and failure. In an era of high-velocity change, the ability to recover quickly and learn from these inevitable setbacks is more important than ever. While we may all start out with different baseline levels of resilience, research shows it’s a muscle that can be strengthened through deliberate practice. We’ll give you a primer on how to do this, along with exercises and tools to help you better metabolize the everyday stresses and strains you’ll encounter on your journey.