Our workshop offerings all focus on delivering the following benefits (learn more about how this works) and build on our 7 Core Competencies.

Higher Productivity

  • Increased efficiencies
  • Increased creativity
  • Highest contributions for each individual
  • More clarity in roles and goals
  • Increased & deeper learning
  • Fewer roadblocks to success

Better Relationships

  • Increased synergy
  • Better collaborations
  • Increased information sharing
  • Increased trust
  • Better overall communication
  • Reduced conflict

Increased Commitment

  • Better mental and physical health
  • Less absenteeism, presenteeism
  • Increased focus & awareness
  • Increased employee retention
  • Increased sense of responsibility
  • Less job related stress

The most effective combination of workshops for your team will depend on the specific challenges you face as will the number of hours needed to focus on a given area. We are available for no-cost consultations to help you find the best use of resources for your present needs. Please use our contact form below.

List of Workshops

This comprehensive introductory set of courses covers all 7 Core Competencies for engagement, alignment, and sustainable success. By the end of the series, participants will know how to:

  • Shift to more sustainable motivations through improved conversations, self-knowledge, and work-life balance
  • Find more productive ways of working using personal strengths
  • Support each other through challenging situations
  • Apply their most meaningful, energizing, and effective actions to daily tasks

Session 1.

How Motivation Works. Understand what motivates you and what types of motivations create the best outcomes and wellbeing. Learn how to expand the types of motivations that lead to greater wellbeing and effectiveness, and how to minimize the other types of motivations that ultimately leave you hollow and demotivated.

By the end of the class participants will be ready to:

  • Understand the impacts of controlled and authentic motivations
  • Shift to authentic motivations even in challenging times
  • Use authentic motivations for more sustainable effectiveness and wellbeing

This class is highly interactive. The instructor plays an electric guitar and uses stories to illustrate important motivational principles. 

The other courses in the Find Your Spark series build upon the information presented in this course. Therefore, it is recommended, but not required, that you take this course before others in the series.

Session 2.

Motivational Strengths (4 hours – can be done in two 2 hour sessions). Participants will use a structured, enjoyable, and collaborative process to examine their best experiences  and discover their most dependable strengths. In this course, we define your strengths as your most meaningful, energizing, and effective actions.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify and apply their most meaningful, energizing, and effective actions in any situation
  • Understand their peak experiences and the actions that helped create them
  • Appreciate how other people are strengthened by entirely different kinds of actions
  • Create more peak experiences through their strengths.

This workshop plays well with other approaches to strengths such as StrengthsFinder and MBTI. For example, a person could use this workshop to learn how to manage their StrengthsFinder themes such as “achiever” or “maximizer” in the most meaningful, energizing, and effective ways.

“How Motivation Works” is recommended, but not required, prior to taking this course.

Session 3.

Make Great Choices (2 hours). This class is crucial for anyone who wants to reduce stress while on the job. In this course you will learn practical ways to increase your range of choices and shift your outlook in any situation. You will learn how to transform uncertain or stressful situations into positive solutions. Participants will receive a full-color Make Great Choices poster they can hang in their work area as a handy reminder.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

• Use the Make Great Choices poster to create more options in challenging situations

• Increase skills for identifying optimal solutions

• Create improved physical and mental wellbeing at work

• Transform negative reactivity into productive actions

This introductory course is highly interactive and will allow participants to troubleshoot real work situations while in class.

“How Motivation Works” and “Motivational Strengths” are recommended, but not required, prior to taking this course.

Session 4.

Accomplish Your Goals With G.R.O.W. (2 hours). Learn how to bring the best out in yourself and others using the G.R.O.W. process. This is a simple and memorable way to help yourself and others accomplish important goals in almost any situation. Participants will receive a full-color “Help People G.R.O.W.” poster they can hang in their work area as a handy reminder.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Design agreements that build commitment and action.
  • Clearly identify actionable goals
  • Identify the various resources, barriers, and viewpoints in the current situation
  • Thoroughly explore the different options at hand
  • Choose the best path of action

This introductory course is highly interactive and will allow participants to clarify their own goals and how to attain them while in class.

“How Motivation Works” is recommended, but not required, prior to taking this course. The “Build Understanding & Alignment With T.O.E.S.” class is a recommended companion course.

Session 5.

Build Understanding & Alignment With T.O.E.S. This class is crucial for anyone who wants to stimulate conversations that create trust and improve effectiveness. You will learn how to transform disagreements into collaborative, strengths-based solutions. Participants will learn how to build consensus and identify pathways forward.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

• Thoroughly understand other’s perspectives

• Share your own perspective in a safe and effective way

• Collaboratively align goals

• Design agreements that build commitment and action.

This introductory course is highly interactive and will allow participants to work through challenging interpersonal situations while in class.

“How Motivation Works” is recommended, but not required, prior to taking this course. The “Accomplish Your Goals With G.R.O.W.” class is a recommended companion course.

Session 6.

Stress Less With Work – Life Balance  (2 hours) Do you feel tired, disengaged, or even burnt out at work or home, even when you care a lot about what you do and the people around you? Would you like to increase your personal wellbeing and nourish your connections with others? 

The secret to sustainable resilience is attending to all the necessary areas of your life in ways that are most meaningful, energizing, and effective. 

You will engage in helpful interactive exercises and use tools such as the B.O.A.T. process and the Life Balance Wheel that will help you stay resilient and focused in your work and home life.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

• Understand why work-life balance is important

• Learn how to identify what is meaningful, energizing, and effective for them in all areas of life

• Know the different areas of life that need to be addressed in order to achieve balance

• Identify what you can do differently to attain improved work-life balance.

“How Motivation Works” and “Motivational Strengths” are recommended, but not required, prior to taking this course.

  • Would you like your life to feel more meaningful?
  • Would you like to feel more resilient while contributing your very best to others?
  • Would you like to have more energy and be more effective at work and at home?

Your strengths are your most Meaningful, Energizing, and Effective actions

If so, you’ll need to know your strengths and how to apply them.

In this course, we define your strengths as your most meaningful, energizing, and effective actions. You will discover your most dependable strengths by examining your own best experiences. You will learn how to improve your wellbeing and effectiveness in your current situation by applying those strengths.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify and apply your most meaningful, energizing, and effective actions in any situation
  • Understand your peak experiences and the actions that helped create them
  • Appreciate how other people are strengthened by entirely different kinds of actions
  • Create more peak experiences through your strengths.
  • Would you like to have conversations that create trust and improved effectiveness?
  • Would you like to feel more connected to others at work?
  • Would you like to create synergies from difficult situations?
  • Would you like to help others get unstuck and unleash their potential?

If so, you’ll need to learn critical conversation skills that build trust and alignment.

This class is crucial for anyone who wants to bring out the best in themselves and others. In this course, you will learn practical, memorable, step-by-step methods that catalyze meaningful, energizing, and effective conversations. You will learn how to transform disagreements into collaborative, strengths-based solutions. Supervisors and managers will learn how to build consensus and identify pathways forward. 

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Thoroughly understand other’s perspectives
  • Share your own perspective in a safe and effective way
  • Collaboratively align goals
  • Design agreements that build commitment and action.
  • Would you like to have more choices about how you do things at work?
  • Would you like to be more calm and more effective in situations that would otherwise be stressful?
  • Would you like to be less reactive?

If so, you’ll need to learn skills that help you reduce stress, create strength, and broaden your range of options in tough situations.This class is crucial for anyone who wants to reduce stress while on the job. In this course you will learn practical ways to increase your range of choices and shift your outlook in any situation. You will learn how to transform uncertain or stressful situations into positive solutions.Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Use step-by-step tools to create more choices in challenging situations
  • Take personal responsibility for finding better solutions and options
  • Create improved physical and mental wellbeing
  • Transform negative reactivity into productive actions.
Do you feel tired, disengaged, or even burnt out at work or home even when you care a lot about what you do and the people around you?

  • Would you like to experience more energy at home and at work?
  • Would you like to follow through with less strain on the things you care about the most?
  • Would you like to increase your personal wellbeing and nourish your connections with others?

Finding and maintaining a sustainable work-life balance is essential for living a satisfying life. It’s easy to fall out of balance even when we love what we do and care about the people around us.The secret to sustainable resilience is attending to all the necessary areas of your life in ways that are most meaningful, energizing, and effective. In this course we introduce you to the basic concepts regarding work-life balance, wellness, and what makes your activities sustainable. You will engage in exercises that help these concepts come to life and gain tools that will help you give and get more out of your work and home life.Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand why work-life balance is important
  • Learn how to identify what is meaningful, energizing, and effective for you
  • Know the different areas of life that are necessary to achieve balance
  • Identify what you can do differently to attain improved work-life balance.
  • Would you like to better understand yourself and others?
  • Would you like to learn why other people do things so differently than you do?
  • Would you like to reduce blame and build understanding in situations that might otherwise lead to misinterpretation and conflict?
  • Would you like to use personal differences to optimize individual and group performance?

If so, you’ll want to learn how each of us uses our unique set of natural strengths and preferences to navigate the world around us and make decisions.This highly interactive introductory course uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool to understand basic differences and strengths regarding how people take in information and make decisions. Participants will take the MBTI assessment tool in class to learn their individual preferences. Participants will then engage in a series of fun and eye-opening activities that demonstrate our differences and the strengths of each preference. Using this new understanding, you will learn practical ways to improve communication, build better relationships, reduce misunderstandings, and identify how other people’s strengths can help you and your team find positive solutions in almost any situation.Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify your MBTI type and unique preferences
  • Understand and recognize how different preferences strengthen teams
  • Improve communication by learning the different ways people take in information
  • Reduce misunderstandings by learning the different methods people use for making decisions
  • Improve relationships and reduce blame by building a common vocabulary for discussing differences in a positive way
Minimum class time is 2 hours

  • Would you like to know how using a data centered approach to learning and performance management can improve relationships and creativity while simultaneously reducing blame and stress.
  • Would you like to know if the process you are using is getting the results you want?
  • Would you like to reduce blame and build understanding during times of change?
  • Would you like to show the positive results of your work in a convincing, conclusive way?

If so, you’ll want to learn how to collect and use data so you can understand whether the processes you use are getting better, worse, or staying the same.This fun and interactive course is an introduction on how to use data, performance measures, and simple statistical analysis tools to manage change and optimize performance. It will help anyone who needs to demonstrate whether they, their team, or their organization are getting:

  • The outcomes they want
  • The process efficiencies they desire
  • Production at the appropriate level

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the different types of performance measures including:
    • What they are
    • How to interpret them
    • Why and when to use them
  • Identify what measures to use when determining whether a process is getting better, worse, or staying the same
  • Determine whether a change in the numbers is due to a change in the system or random variation
  • Increase productivity by using data to find best practices and opportunities for improvement
  • Improve relationships and reduce blame by taking a data centered approach to change management that is “hard on problems and easy on people”
  • Would you like people within your organization to be more mission driven?
  • Would you like to be better aligned with your customers, partners, and stakeholders?
  • Would you like to reduce misunderstandings and conflict?
  • Would you like to find opportunities for organizational growth and increased productivity?

This highly interactive course teaches you how to use the Organizational Hierarchy of Needs tool to help clarify & align customer needs, organizational mission, and roles & goals to improve processes, relationships, and engagement. It is also a great tool for pinpointing the root cause of problem when conflicts arise or when things seem confused but you don’t know why. Participants will receive a colorful poster version of the Organizational Hierarchy of Needs tool to use as a handy reminder of what they have learned.This course is especially helpful for managers and supervisors who want to understand the big picture. A modified version of this class can be used to develop a strategic plan for your organization, including mission, vision, performance measures, and related short & long term goals.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand where to look to find the root cause of organizational problems
  • Prevent individuals from taking the blame for issues created by lack of organizational clarity and alignment
  • Build engagement & effectiveness by helping individuals see how their personal values and strengths fit into the purpose and goals of the organization