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Midsize company leaders, you know: your employees matter

You know your people matter. You value a strong, resilient, caring, and adaptive company culture. And you know that good leadership is directly related to success and profitability.

But you have so much on your overflowing priority list! Coming out of the pandemic, there’s almost as much upheaval and change as there was going in – and you’re dealing with it all.

You also know: this is an opportunity

We aren’t going back to the “old normal,” even if we wish we could.

Your managers and leaders are the glue holding your company together. In the post-pandemic reality, they’re crucial to your organization.

They’re the ones connecting the day-to-day work with the strategic direction. They’re the ones advocating for employee needs – and explaining executive priorities. They’re the ones who either create psychological safety (and therefore high-performing teams) … or break it down.

And they’re often thrown in the deep end

We cherry-pick great employees and promote them into management and leadership.

But that’s a completely different skill-set from individual contribution.

They need support and training.

The new normal doesn’t need a whole bunch of new skills

The new normal needs a renewed emphasis on the foundational leadership skills – the skills that have typically been overlooked and under-trained.

The skills leaders need in order to be successful and to enjoy what they do.

And 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

Next steps

The easiest thing? Let’s talk and see how I can help.

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