The Team Edge
Build a team worth belonging to, for a mission worth taking.
Some key challenges my clients face - and you may also:
- People are time poor, with big portfolios. It's head down, bum up, morale flat.
- Change fatigue. When will it be over already?
- It's do or die. High stakes, big cost.
- Turf wars, patch protection, simmering tensions, silos.
- Speaking up? Hardly. It's shut up or bow down, until we blow up.
- Technical proficiency does not mean people proficiency! How do we connect better?
The team edge training system - key outcomes
The Team Edge System delivers on the following key areas:
- Cut your people stress in half
- Boost engagement
- Increase proactivity and productivity
- Keep them out of your office and doing their job.
- Improve your bottom line.
Stages towards a synergistic team
Stage 1: Understand
- Understand each other’s stage of development
- Learn to decode people's behaviour and how to respond to it
- Map team dynamics and troubleshoot pitfalls
Stage 2: Communicate
The biggest stumbling block to success as a leader and as a team is the ability to have leadership conversations.
The Four Leadership Conversations
- Performance Conversations: The language of feedback
The ability to engage in constructive conversations with genuine useful feedback is critical to any team to progress towards collaboration and robust culture.
- Engagement Conversations: The language of relationships
These are the hard skills of interpersonal engagement. How we nurture and manage our relationships is the secret ingredient so successful long-term leadership.
- Challenge Conversations: The language of beliefs
These are the even harder skills of how to challenge others.
- Collaboration Conversations: The language of ideas
This is where the leadership skills go to a higher level: Creative thinking, scenario planning, leading change.
Stage 3: Collaborate
Performance Under Pressure
3, 5, 10 Day Adventures
For select teams who want the true performance edge. Hone the capacity to deliver in pressure cooker situations. Not for the fainthearted! This is an intensive program that cuts to the chase of team performance.
This is an outdoor adventure in basic surroundings. Though all fitness levels may participate, it is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. Only for the most robust teams.
Reflection Under Stars
Expand thinking with expansive views. Facilitated offsites to hone your leadership thinking, communication and culture.
Individual Development and Support
Individuals can extend their development through Executive Coaching or through participating on the Leader's Edge Mastermind.
What They Say
"Zoë is very perceptive in analysing clients’ needs and uses a variety of different tools and strategies to customise her delivery, thus providing bespoke and fit for purpose programs. Zoë also has that unique ability to instigate critical change of thought patterns within a business or organisation. Zoë draws from internal change she has taken on from her own life challenges, so she leads by personal example. Her holistic approach assists to make Zoë’s coaching and training genuine and inherently valuable, leaving an indelible mark on her clients."
-Alex Ogg, Operations Manager, Western Australia Fishing Industry Council
"I wanted to provide staff something different, new and a morale booster plus serve functionally to help staff to deal with others who differ from them. Zoë is great to bring in for a new team, with different personalities, when you want to give them tools to form a bond. She is an amazing judge of people without 'judging' them. She understands what makes people tick and asks the right questions at the right times in a non confronting way. Zoë herself is enormously genuine. It's also helpful to us that she is independent of our internal dynamics and brings a freshness of view point.”
- Andrew Spencer, CEO, Australian Pork Limited
"We bought Zoë in as a way to invest in and build up our staff during a growth phase. We wanted to see our seniors being sound leaders and this was a good way of enhancing the team we had. Zoë built harmony in our team and brought in some effective tools for the entire team to harness. The tools Zoë showed us can work across all parts of life and those who took them on in their personal lives as well are enjoying ongoing results. For one person in particular we've seen a massive change in their confidence and sense of belonging at work. She came out of her shell dramatically after Zoë came to us.
You don't need to have problems in a team before you bring in Zoe. She will enhance the people you already have. "
- Peter Beames, Director, DPR Accountants and Advisers
“The Change and Corporate Culture Workshop was right on the mark: fun, engaging and gave our staff specific tips on how to approach and deal with change. I would highly recommend Zoë as a presenter and facilitator.”
- Juliette Ford, Director, Farrar Gesini Dunn
"Zoë was my facilitator when I went for the Singapore Police Force Command and Staff Course 2016 as a Singapore Police National Servicemen.
I was indebted to her generous sharing of experiences and insightful comments/advices on ways to improve my leadership, communication and influencing skills. Every moment in our after activity review sessions was filled with tips and lessons that were delivered at precise timing to maximize my experiential learning experiences as participants of the course.
In all my 19 years in the education industry, I have never met anyone who can match her high level of facilitating, coaching and influencing skills. I have benefited and grown enormously through her feedback.
My heart-felt thanks and gratitude to her for coaching/mentoring me to become the best leader that I can be."
- Jenson C.L. Goh, Senior Lecturer at SIM University