Leadership today is more relevant and important than ever
Between the pandemic, politics, and the imperatives of diversity and inclusion, there are a lot of factors that every leader, from the C-suite to the first-line manager, have to deal with – if they’re going to be effective.
Yet basic leadership skills remain the same.
That’s what I teach: essential leadership skills and tools.
When everything seems to be changing faster than we can flip the pages on our day-planners, leaders need a solid, adaptable, reliable foundation of skills.
Not concepts. Not scripts. Not philosophy. Concepts, scripts, and philosophy may be inspiring and even intriguing, but in the end, they’re head-scratchers when it comes to actual implementation and real-world situations.
So I teach tools. Tools for leadership, navigating change, communication, delegation, strategic thinking, prioritization, conflict management, negotiation, professional empathy – all the foundational skills leaders need to be successful … and to enjoy what they do.
Practical tools that leaders at every level can start using immediately to engage with their teams, ease stress, stave off burnout – and improve productivity and profitability.
Tools that are easy to use, easy and fun to practice, and therefore easy to incorporate into the workday.
I’m a leadership geek … with a side of MacGyver-like resourcefulness
I help my clients grow their leadership capacity, creating robust bench strength and options for succession planning. Not incidentally, they save money and time, becoming more productive and more successful and enjoying the rewards of a more engaged employee population.
I’ve studied communication since I was a toddler (no, seriously; read about it on my About page), management and leadership starting in college, business since my first corporate job, and change leadership, negotiation, mediation, and conflict management since 2013. I’ve learned about neuroscience, the role of emotions in decision-making, and the power of professional empathy.
I’ve been a corporate officer, executive, and member of senior leadership teams for over 16 years, an independent consultant since 2005, and I’ve volunteered for and served on the Boards of several non-profits.
I bring all this knowledge and experience together to help you.
Grace blends her vast corporate knowledge and experience with her outside-the-box thinking, creating results that are immediately applicable while creating pathways for a new approach to whatever you are doing. I truly enjoy working with Grace, as she is not afraid to disagree nor is she afraid to laugh. Both are qualities I find refreshing and critical to any change process.
~ Shannon Thompson, Executive Director, Shakti Rising, San Diego CA
The easiest thing? Let’s talk and see how I can help.
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