Why Mendoza + O’Brien
Developing great leadership is the most critical talent issue facing organizations today. To compete, companies need to develop new leaders faster, deepen their bench strength, and prepare leaders to lead a global workforce.
At the heart of a great leader is a great coach. Through our Toward Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Sessions (TIDES), and our Coaching for Results and Leadership Essentials programs, leaders will be able to build an inclusive and engaged workforce which leads to increased innovation, team citizenship, employee retention and business performance. These programs help leaders build trust and communicate in more meaningful ways to a workforce that is increasingly global, diverse and multi-generational.
Why choose us? Our facilitators are experienced business professionals and certified coaches. As former organizational leaders, they understand the complexities of leading teams and can help your leaders apply these skills to their unique situations. Mendoza + O’Brien is a boutique firm. We know that no two clients are alike. We provide the same quality training that large consulting firms provide, yet do so in a cost-conscious and flexible way. The time to lead is now.
The Leadership Essentials Program
A recent study by the Conference Board found that only 14% of CEOs say they have the talent to execute the company strategy. Further, they found that organizations that extend development to below senior levels are 4.2 times more likely to financially outperform those that don’t. In other words, organizations NEED to start developing leaders earlier in their careers.
That’s where The Leadership Essentials Program comes in. The Leadership Essentials Program provides new leaders to mid-career leaders the leadership skills they need to succeed. Participants who attend our programs report experiencing a significant increase in confidence and a greater ability to utilize the leadership skills they learned. For new leaders, this confidence comes at a time when they need it most. For mid-career leaders, we expand our focus to include skills such as strategy, team and organization alignment, and employee motivation.
Our programs can be delivered in person and via the web. Programs can be delivered in short modules over time or combined into a powerful leadership experience. For a list of topics included in the Leadership Essentials Program, check out our downloadable PDF.
The Coaching For Results Program
To remain competitive, companies need to retain valuable employees, address problems that interfere with productivity, and help employees achieve their full potential. But the traditional “command and control” method of managing employees has been shown to be less effective than involving them in their own development.
The Coaching For Results Program helps leaders increase employee levels of commitment and engagement. The program teaches leaders skills to handle problems that interfere with positive working relationships and employee productivity. The coaching skills make it easier for you to achieve your own goals and make you more valuable to your organization.
Case in point, a large Canadian bank trained its financial advisors on coaching skills in order to help them and their direct reports achieve high-performance goals. As a result of the training, both the leaders and the employees felt more confident in their ability to do their job and achieve results. This resulted in improved employee behavior, new and creative solutions, and overall better performance.
From Unconscious Bias to Allyship
There is a saying that, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” However, when it comes to race, gender, and other aspects of diversity, some boats rise with the tide, some struggle to stay above water and others run aground.
At the core of inclusion and diversity is the concept that certain groups of people are included, and others are not. For those who are included, history, policies, and practices are on their side. For those who are the “others” or do not fit the norms, they must adjust or suppress their core qualities to be accepted.
In this in-person or webinar series, participants learn how to create inclusive, diverse, and equitable organizations, by:
- exploring how racism and sexism came to be,
- exploring their own lenses through which they operate personally and professionally, and
- learning, practicing, and teaching others how to be inclusive leaders.
Check out our Unconscious Bias Allyship Microaggressions Modules.
A recent case study by the International Coach Federation found that when leaders use coaches, they are promoted to a greater extent compared to their peers, are more likely to stay with their company, and are perceived by their employees to be more effective leaders.
Why is coaching necessary? Simply put, the skills and behaviors that helped achieve your current level of success will not help you get to the next level. Our executive coaches help you unlock your potential so that you don’t plateau, but instead, reinvent yourself and reach new heights. Our coaching process is grounded in the belief you have what it takes within you to be great; you just have not figured out how to make greatness a habit. We provide executive coaching in the areas of:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Translating Vision Into Action
Development Through Mindset
Adds Knowledge, Skills & Competencies
How We Do It
Intense Experiential Activities
Blended Learning – Over Time
Development As An Ongoing Process
Expands Thinking To Be More Complex, Collaborative & Strategic
Process / Philosophy
How We Work
Whether you are working one on one with an Executive Coach or attending a workshop, these are our keys to unlocking leadership potential:
What Participants Are Saying
“The facilitator was very engaging and knowledgeable. He offered professional insight which was very beneficial and we can implement immediately.”
“This is a great session for all new managers/leaders as well as an excellent refresher for more experienced managers/leaders.”
“This program was very informative and practical. It kept the team engaged. The facilitator was great!”
“I really enjoyed the course. The interactive portions were very valuable. It was an excellent opportunity to practice real-life coaching on the job.”Click Here For Case Studies