We bring the bravest parts of ourselves to work when two things exist:
- a sense of safety and trust in the work environment
- knowing that our individual work significantly contributes to the greater collective
The underlying current beneath these two things is how we communicate, both as leaders and as team members.
How we navigate conversations, give and receive feedback drives the current of the work we do.
The greatest of our efforts or endeavours at work can be undermined when communication is off.
- Companies with a highly engaged culture outperform their peers by 147%, measuring earnings per share.
- 70% of employees feel more engaged and committed when transparency is part of company values.
- The University of South Wales found that the single greatest influence to profitability and productivity within a company was the ability of leaders to foster a great work environment.
Work environments with crafted cultures make for thriving employees, both in and out of the office. This is at the root of workplace wellness. Communication either drives or reduces stress, influences our sleep habits and sense of well-being along with productivity, focus, accountability and engagement.
When we bring the bravest parts of us to work we are our most innovative, creative, collaborative, engaged and adaptable to change.
As a consultant, I work with culture-first companies to help your team work better together using language and powerful conversations. We identify what's working well, uncover the opportunities for growth and create strategies to implement that will powerfully impact both your short and long-term goals.
We do this work together as a collaboration. It can be done on-site, virtually, which works well for a distributed team, or off-site at an annual or quarterly retreat.
Let’s connect to talk about your unique needs.
Spending over 16 years working as a professional accountant for some of Canada’s top organizations, I’ve experienced a variety of workplace cultures and management styles.
I’ve seen firsthand how our daily communication and interactions shape creativity, idea generation and the ability to find impactful solutions to everyday problems. These interactions shape culture and how we function collectively as a team.
Coupled with my insatiable curiosity for understanding why we do what we do, what motivates us, what drives behaviour, my co-active coaches training and courageous leadership training with Brené Brown, I have insights on how to have powerful conversations that shape a thriving culture.
It brings me total delight to help teams work better together.