WHAT WE DO
We are passionate about partnering with you to create solutions that optimize your talent and provide you with the results that matter most.
Our coaching programs are designed to explore the most relevant topics as they relate to the development of individuals, teams or interdepartmental groups. Whether there is one or multiple areas of focus, we offer custom or packaged coaching plans designed to fit your specific timing, challenges or needs.
We have a variety of programs that provide options to meet your specific ojbectives.
Our robust programs provide for transformational growth in one or more challenge areas, which reinforce the necessary introspection, commitment to being intentional, and shift in mindset and behaviors required to achieve lasting change. Our abbreviated programs are designed to be target-focused on a single challenge that has unexpectedly occurred and needs to be remedied with a strong sense of urgency.
OUR COACHING MODEL
- Gain Clarity on Current Challenges or Opportunities
- Assess Coaching Readiness & Willingness
- Review Elements of Coaching Engagement
- Articulate Broad Desired Goals & Outcomes for Client and Sponsor
Current & Future State
- Gather & Deliver 360 Fegree Feedback Review
- Identify Values, Beliefs, Stengths, Behaviors, Habits & Mativators
- Review Costs/Benefits of Action or No Action
- Sunthesize Vision for Future & Establish Specific Goals
- Co-Create Coaching Plan to Accelerate Desired Results
- Ensure Plan Aligns with Organizational Goals & Client’s Sponsor(s)
- Identify New Behaviors to Practice
- Identify Potential Obstacles & Define Contingency Plans
- Elevate Self-Awareness & Practicing New Behaviors
- Discuss New Challenges & Create Alternative Approaches
- Obtain Additional Feedback on Progress
- Re-calibrate or Redefine Goals
- Debrief Coaching Effectiveness with Client
- Calibrate Coaching Effectiveness with Sponsor(s)
- Strategize for Sustained Beyond Coaching Engagement
- Acknowledge Client Success
Our coaches are certified by accredited coaching schools and have obtained their coaching credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF); the gold standard in coaching. Our coaches are seasoned business professionals with 20-30 years of hands-on, in-house, successful corporate experience in a wide-variety of industries, company structures, and sizes.
Our Executive Coaches:
Are Certified Coaches from Accredited Coaching Programs
Are Former Business Executives who have worked in a wide-variety of industries
Understand one approach does not fit all circumstances and tailor their approach to the unique needs of the individual company types and sizes
Are International Coach Federation (ICF) Credentialed at PCC or MCC levels (more than 750 or 2,500 coaching hours)
Have a Master’s Degree
Our Leadership Coaches:
Are Certified Coaches from Accredited Coaching Programs
Are Former Business Leaders who have worked in a wide-variety of industries, company types and sizes
Understand one approach does not fit all circumstances and tailor their approach to the unique needs of the individual
Are International Coach Federation (ICF) Credentialed at ACC or PCC levels (more than 100 or 750 coaching hours)
Have a Bachelor’s Degree
Are your TOP LEADERS bringing their “A” GAME to your ORGANIZATION?
C-Suite Executives and Senior Leaders have tremendous pressure to deliver results in an environment of continuous change, enormous responsibility for influencing the success of other leaders, and setting the tone for what is or is not acceptable within a culture. Although seasoned Executives may be on top of their game in their functional area of expertise, they can face periodic challenges, especially when under pressure, in adjusting their thoughts, beliefs, habits and behaviors, which ultimately impacts their ability to achieve desired results for the organization. Every day is game day, and B-effort won’t suffice.
Our Executive Coaching programs are designed to explore the most pertinent topics as they relate to the development of an Executive (a leader of other leaders focused on enterprise results). Through our Executive Coaching process, we partner to create a strategic action plan that challenges the thinking, beliefs, habits and behaviors that support increased awareness and meaningful long-term change. Our transformational Executive Coaching will develop and empower your Senior Leaders to bring their “A” game, which will enable your organization to meet its goals and objectives.
Are your leaders EFFECTIVELY LEADING OTHERS within your organization?
It is one thing to be a part of a great team; it is another to know how to effectively lead a team. When one ascends to the role of leader, or leader of other leaders, the demands, the pressure, the versatility and the skills needed to be effective vary drastically from those needed as a super star individual contributor. Leaders need to be able to build and leverage a wide-variety of relationships, provide guidance and support, and ultimately inspire their teams to be engaged and perform at their best.
Our Leadership Coaching programs are designed to support the development of your Leaders (emerging leaders, leaders of individual contributors or leaders of other leaders) in order to increase their effectiveness. Through our Leadership Coaching process, we partner to create a strategic action plan that challenges the thinking, beliefs, habits and behaviors that support increased awareness and meaningful long-term change. Our transformational Leadership Coaching will develop and empower your Leaders to be more effective, elevate their readiness for their increased level of responsibility and enable your organization to thrive.
Often times, we find that we have outgrown our role or become uninspired with our duties and start looking for new challenges and opportunities. Whether it is your first job, you are looking for the same job in a new organization, or looking to make a complete career change, it is probably not a good idea to just send out resumes and hope for the best.
Our Career and Transition Coaching programs are designed to explore the most pertinent topics as they relate to your career planning and goals. Through our coaching process, we partner with you to create a strategic action plan that will support your goal achievement and provide insights into the best career path for you. Your personalized action plan may include topic areas such as: creating a vision and strategy for your job pursuit, professional branding, measuring your alignment with the job tasks, understanding and maximizing your worth, developing negotiation skills for the hiring process, assimilating into your new organization, and more. Our transformational coaching will empower you to meet your goals and further your career path.
Often times, Human Resource Professionals provide coaching and support to individuals within their organization and find themselves missing the benefits of what they provide. They may need someone external to coach and support them so they can perform at their very best. Human Resource Professionals can benefit tremendously from partnering with an external coach who can provide an outside perspective, provide them with a confidential sounding board, help them get out of the weeds, and support big-picture strategic thinking.
Our HR Coaching programs are designed to explore the most pertinent topics as they relate to the challenges experienced by Human Resource Professionals. Through our coaching process, we partner with you to create a strategic action plan that will elevate your professional capabilities and support your goal achievement. Your personalized action plan may include topic areas such as strategic planning, linking people strategy to business strategy, change management, succession planning, creating a coaching culture, and so much more. Our transformational coaching will empower you to meet your goals as a Human Resource Professional which will enable your organization to thrive.
Individuals who do not have direct reports or formal leadership positions are often times overlooked when in it comes to training and development. However, their expertise and effectiveness have a huge impact on your organization’s success. It is imperative to equip your individual contributors with the skillset needed to be able to exert the influence that their expertise merits.
Our Coaching programs are designed to explore the most pertinent topics as they relate to the challenges that Individual Contributors may face. Through our coaching process, we partner with them to create a strategic action plan that will elevate their professional capabilities. Their personalized action plan may include topic areas such as enhancing cross-collaboration, gaining self-awareness, improving effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, developing trust, becoming an influencer, enhancing interpersonal relationships and so much more. Our transformational coaching will empower them to meet their goals and enable your organization to thrive.
Are you a subject matter expert, but lose confidence the moment you are presenting in front of a group? Are your presentations falling flat, leaving your audience sleepy eyed? Whether you need support crystallizing your message or controlling your nerves, we are here to help.
Our Presentation Coaching programs are designed to support you to perform at your best. Through our coaching process, we partner with you to create a personalized action plan that will support your development and dramatically improve the delivery of your message. Your personalized action plan may include topic areas such as: gaining self-awareness of your natural style, structuring the presentation for effective impact, managing the environment and engaging the audience, pivoting to accommodate questions, controlling your nerves, being polished and poised, and more. Our transformational coaching will empower you to deliver excellence.
With a clear goal in mind, you may have the vision to hit or exceed your sales goals, but something is holding you back. It may be due to not properly qualifying clients, not generating enough leads, not presenting well, or not being able to close the final deal. This can have dire consequences that can start to impact your performance, the motivation of your peers, and the health of your organization.
Our Sales Coaching programs are designed to support the development of the skills you need to be a successful sales professional and hit your targets. Through our coaching process, we partner with you to create a strategic action plan that will elevate your sales capabilities. Your personalized actions plan may include topic areas such as: gaining self-awareness, improving sales skills, mastering the selling process, becoming more self-confident, managing stress and/or emotions, disbanding self-limiting beliefs and so much more. Our transformational coaching will empower you to meet your goals as a Sales Professional which will enable your organization to thrive.
You have put a tremendous amount of time into creating, running, and building your business but now you find that you have to constantly juggle various demands that may be stalling your growth. In order to take your business to the next level, different strategies, approaches, and perspectives will be needed.
Our Small Business Coaching programs are designed to explore the most pertinent topics as they relate to the challenges experienced by Small Business Leaders. Through our coaching process, we partner with you to create a strategic action plan that will elevate your professional capabilities and support your goal achievement. Your personalized action plan may include topic areas such as strategic planning, succession planning, budgeting, gaining clarity around business values and vision, delegating and empowering others, hiring, engaging and retaining top talent and so much more. Our transformational coaching will empower you to meet your goals and enable your organization to thrive.
Many leaders have advanced their careers as a result of their financial or business skills coupled with their reputation for getting results that mattered. What we know is that with each transition up the leadership ladder there are dynamic shifts in the recipe required for success. When leaders try to apply what worked in their previous situation to a new set of circumstances (people, culture and more), it can result in derailment or complete failure.
Today, organizations cannot afford leadership derailment or failure as the ‘war for talent’ continues and the cost of turnover soars. Organizations need engagement and retention. We know the four elements for engaged employees are their connection to what they do, their leader, their team, and the culture. Leaders are at the heart of all these elements for engagement and retention and need the tools and knowledge to be effective.
Our approach to leadership development is strategic with a focus on transformation instead of checking a box. We work with you to understand what your leaders actually need rather than providing a one-size fits all approach. We specialize in facilitating robust learning sessions that challenge leaders’ beliefs and expand self-awareness in support of the learning priorities of the individual and the needs of your business. Our sessions are delivered in a cohort setting at your location with a wide-variety of leadership topics to select from.
FACILITATED LEARNING TOPICS
The most successful organizations recognize that data provides more objective decision-making and reduces the influence of unconscious bias in hiring, promotions, training and more. Top leaders know that when used properly, assessments provide a robust, unbiased lens that helps drive strategy.
Our approach to assessments is strategic with a focus on helping you understand and link a quality tool to your desired outcome. As your partner, we will also help you understand how to use the assessment data properly from an implementation, data privacy and consistency basis.
As certified practitioners, we either debrief assessments with individuals one-on-one or conduct group debriefs for teams or larger interdepartmental groups. Either way, we will provide you with guidance on best practices for any of our assessment options.
Some Reasons Organizations use Assessments:
- Build Self-Awareness
- Career Pathing
- Employee Engagement
- Employee Relations
- Hire the Right Talent
- Leadership Development
- Leadership Promotions
- Managing Conflict
- Merging Two Organizational Cultures
- Onboarding New Hires
- Sales Skills Development
- Succession Planning
- Support Career Pathing Process
- Team Assimilations
- Team Building
- Understand Learning Ability
THE PREDICTIVE INDEX®
SD Leadership Institute is a Certified Partner of The Predictive Index®, the world’s leading Talent Optimization platform. We can help you hire the right talent, build world class teams and manage people effectively to unlock potential and gain results.
Talent Optimization, a four-part discipline, is a model that will allow you to align your organization’s business strategy with your organization’s people strategy for optimal business results.
Predictive Index is a science-based methodology that allows you to understand the workplace motivations and drives of each candidate and employee so that you can ensure alignment, build successful teams, and achieve your business objectives faster than you ever thought possible.
USE PI TO HELP WITH:
HIRING, SELECTION & ONBOARDING
Take the guesswork our of the selection process. Attract, select, hire, and onboard only the best fitting candidates.
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT & RETENTION
Learn how to use your employees’ superpowers and create an inspired culture with low turnover.
When leaders empower, teams perform. Give your team insignts into better ways to communicate, understand each other, and execute.
DISCOVERING HI-POs & LEADERS
Your talent is your most valuable investment. Identify those with the natural ability to lead and learn how to help them develop into inspiring leaders.
ENDING SALES SLUMPS
Poor management and job-fit gaps are the underlying cause of poor sales results. Get to the root of your problem!
HIRE WITH PREDICTIVE INDEX
Our Talent Optimization platform allows you to incorporate people related data insights from workforce assessments so your organization can predict how a potential candidate will think and behave to ensure job fit.
The Predictive Index® has a proven track record of hiring practices:
- 98% of respondents feel PI enhances their hiring process
- 70% of respondents say PI helps to remove bias and subjectivity from their hiring process
It all starts with the job. The PI Software allows you to define the job requirements through behavioral and cognitive job targets. The job assessment makes it easy to understand exactly what you need from your next hire or promotion.
As your candidates complete their assessments, you will be able to quickly and efficiently rank them based upon how they match with the job requirements you outlined. The software will allow you to understand any gaps and prepare you to interview confidently with a PI Interview Guide.
This assessment only takes 6 minutes! The results are coded into four core drives that allow you to predict workplace behaviors and needs, become more successful managers, and communicate more effectively in order to achieve desired results.
Not only can the behavioral assessment be utilized for hiring, it can also be utilized to enhance performance coaching and improve group dynamics. PI makes it easy to tailor your coaching plans to the behavioral drives and needs of your employees. The group analytics feature enables you to dissect team dynamics and avoid common workplace pitfalls. Work better together when you know what drives you and others. By understanding others, you and your managers will be able to fully unlock their potential.
This is a timed assessment that takes 12-minutes to complete. It measures a candidate’s ability to learn, adapt and grasp new concepts.
General Cognitive assessments are among one of the best predictors of job performance and training success across all industries and job levels. When used as a key data point in the selection process, the prediction rate of successful candidates dramatically increases and you will be more likely to select individuals who can catch on quickly, solve problems, and figure things out on their own.
INSPIRE WITH PREDICTIVE INDEX
When you understand what truly drives your team, you can inspire them to excellence. Unlock the true potential of your people through our Inspire tool. It details how to manage your people based upon their personal behavioral style.
The Predictive Index® has a proven track record of boosting productivity:
- 67% of respondents say PI has helped them recognize stronger employee engagement throughout their organization
- 61% of respondents say PI has helped their organization figure out how to make employees more productive
PI provides you with the tools you need to lead effectively.
The PI Relationship Guide allows anyone in the organization to understand the interpersonal dynamics of two individuals based upon their unique styles. This report outlines how two individual’s strengths combine and where people may have potential challenges, allowing productive conversation to occur that will solve communication challenges.
The PI Management Strategy Guide supports your leaders to be able to quickly understand how to shift their management style to meet the unique drives of those they lead. This report provides tailored advice on how to accommodate the needs of your people to support their full engagement.
The PI Manager Development Charts increases your leaders’ self-awareness by outlining how they may come across to others. Your leaders will be able to identify their own management strengths and caution areas, as well as be provided with tips to improve.
The Team Work Styles report will allow your organization to create effective teams. This report outlines how your team works together, identifies emerging patterns, highlights potential behavioral gaps, and helps to improve team dynamics.
CONTACT US TODAY
- How confident are you that you have the right leaders on your team to support your strategic objectives in the coming years?
- Are your teams and talent perofrming at optimal levels allowing your organization to perform at its best?
We can provide objective data that brings clarity to whether or not you have the right talent in place. For help with this and any other challenges you may be facing, contact us today.