Most corporate trainings today are ‘hit and run’. Corporations expect people to integrate new skills and tools by “stealing” a maximum of 4 hours from production time to be in a live session or in front of a computer “learning”. So, most trainers do the four hours or the video and move on. Real learning does not work like that, especially with adults.
Adults learn by doing and interacting. Most trainers like being in front of a room and delivering a training. I am more like an athletic trainer. I like being in the trenches with people. I like helping them while they are struggling with the woes of new behavior, getting them through the learning curve of a new communication/collaboration system. This includes helping management to reinforce and exhibit the new skills and tools they are expecting their people to exhibit through behavior and performance evaluation systems.
When you think about it, people who work in corporations are involved in that activity most of their waking hours… and a lot of people are just phoning it in, collecting a paycheck. They check themselves at the door and get through the day, some of them trying to figure out how they can quit the rat race.
What if people were entirely present, productive, and downright happy to be there because the office feels like a place they are appreciated for their work, creativity, and contributions? Businesses mostly run on tasks. Tasks need to get done…AND there is another side to the equation that involves trust, relationships, and how the tasks get done.
My goal is to capture the attention of those companies looking to be more civil, humane, and collaborative and let them know that there is a fun, interactive, and interesting way to do it.
My services provide a way for companies to look at their communication/behavior differently and then implement new practices that can actually shift workplace interactions towards a more civil, humane, collaborative and productive way to do business.
I had a 25 year corporate career in sales and project management that I am combining with a 15 year entrepreneurial, performance, and training background to develop what I am doing now…assisting companies to create collaborative cultures.
BP, Shell, Rice University, Sterling Bank, Merrill Lynch, Methodist Hospital, Service Corporation International, HISD Training and Development, Kinkaid, Texas Schools Staff Development Conference, Conoco Phillips, SunGard, ExxonMobil.