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Get the help needed to bring people together, find the right direction, and guide action.
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Insights applied in context to elevate and accelerate high performance leaders and teams
How can I elevate and accelerate you on your journey? What is your best next step? Let's find out together.
Frequently Asked Questions
I work with individuals, teams, and organizations. Sometimes I work with all three at the same time. That's the advantage of offering frameworks that elevate individuals and accelerate results - it works across the layers (not levels) to get results.
With a diverse background in industries and organizations, I help bring people together, break down barriers, and speed results. That typically means working with (and across) three unique categories of leaders working together:
Security professionals on the journey to earn recognition for their exceptional leadership and powerful communication (and not just their technical competency) while getting results that improve security
Business Executives (including officers and directors) struggling to effectively lead security and their security teams
Security Solution Providers looking to clarify their value and elevate their performance with their leadership in the industry
Don’t worry if you don’t fit in one of these groups. If you think I can help, I’ll make time for a brief discussion and we’ll explore.
I know a lot of organizations get locked into a single path. They found something that works some of the time. So they work to convince everyone they found the way.
I'm not like that.
I know that each journey is unique. But I also know that each successful journey shares common elements.I search out those common elements. What I call universal truths. They benefit everyone, but get applied based on the context. Applied instead of academic, they guide action.
The Straight Talk Framework (free resource) is built on the Five Foundational Elements of Exceptional Leadership and Powerful Communication (free resource). Yeah, that's a mouthful. It means that we work together to create the solution right for your situation. We take the smart approach that typically blends working sessions, training & development, and coaching. It's remarkable what people are capable of when their value is recognized, voice is heard, and pathway to perform is clear.
What is the experience of working with you like?
Energetic, for sure. I believe in the people I choose to work with. I’m interested in their stories. To help them discover their value and inspire the greatness they are capable of. My role is to elevate people and accelerate results.
Maybe you picked up on a theme: all journeys are built on a proper foundation. Straight Talk is a solid way to build a foundation and get experience while solving problems. It's applied from the start - and allows learning through action.
The experience often revolves around using the right structure, method, and mindset to bring people together and make better decisions. When we work together, I share what I know, translated into comprehension. Then offer opportunities for people to apply the insights in an experience. A safe way to practice - and even make mistakes! Followed up by reflection for mutual growth.
We map out the approach that makes sense. In person, virtual, or hybrid. Along the way, we’ll measure progress and value. And then, if needed, we’ll adapt.
The starting point is always value. If you’re not sure of yours… or know you need help with that, I can help. There are three basic questions we need to explore (together):
- What is your current situation (where are you)?
- What is your desired improvement - what I call your better tomorrow (where are you heading)?
- What is your best next step to get there?
Most people don’t have answers. I don’t expect you to, either. We might have to start by discovering those answers. It’s a journey. And we can figure it out together. We'll engage in our own straight talk. In the process, we'll design the solution you need in a way that creates value for both of us.