By now you know that NOTHING is typical. I customize your branding workshop to your organization and needs. The goal is not to have your people walk in lock step. It is to have them embrace and live your brand in a way that fits who they are. Whether they are directly connected to customers or responsible for communicating the brand in other ways, they are as important in your organization’s branding as is your advertising.
No! No clichés in this training. Every team building session is different. Some are quiet and intimate. Others are loud and busy. It’s all about the make-up of your team and the outcome you want.
Simple. I don’t let them. Team building is about “team.” Every member. I make sure even the quietest is heard.
Again, it depends. I’ve done good work in 2 hours, in half days, and in full days. The thing that is most true is you can’t call it finished in just one session. This is about building muscles to be a team and it doesn’t happen in a single day. After a while you won’t need me to run your own sessions, but I like to facilitate the first few.
Anywhere from 2 people to 25. They can be bigger and we can do corporate-wide rallies, but it’s usually somewhere in this range.
Yes ☺. It’s all three mixed together in the moment.
Ha. Good question. The answer is no! The conversations are specific to your goals and you set the agenda. Topdown is a critical context that frames my leadership and life philosophies. If we actually do get in the car it can be an amazing experience.
I don’t believe there is a distinction. It’s about making things happen in your career and your life. Sure there are different pressures and expectations depending upon your specific situation and that’s why no two coaching relationships are the same. But it’s all connected. Another Topdown client said it best. This one, a marketing executive: “I don’t just want a great work life, I want a great life.” Makes sense.
Again, it’s different for everyone. I suggest a minimum of 3 months. Many coaching relationships last 6 months to 1 year. After that, we often schedule more sporadic check-ins.
In most cases, coaching sessions happen twice a month. It’s all about what works for you. If meeting more frequently makes sense, then that’s what we’ll do. If regular telephone or email check-ins help, then we’ll do that. If you travel a lot and are extremely short on time then we’ll figure something else out. If there are specific time-sensitive goals that you have, we can make the coaching more intense – i.e. once a week for 12 weeks straight.