Natural Wisdom Seekers: Labyrinths, Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Wisdom

by: Vanessa Downing, PHD, ACC As human beings, we tend to all be natural wisdom seekers. GroupWorks consultants have the opportunity to use what they learn to benefit clients and communities.  We recently checked in with a few of our team members to find out what they are sharing with clients and community members. Labyrinth Building Clare Sautter is a lifelong learner and recently took a creativity course where labyrinths were one of the resources offered. Clare dove deep into [...]

By |2022-11-14T12:55:54-05:00November 14th, 2022|Coaching, Coaching Leader Program Team, Emotional Intelligence, Group Works Global Team, Leadership, Professional Efficacy|Comments Off on Natural Wisdom Seekers: Labyrinths, Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Wisdom

Well-Being at Work: It’s About Leadership!

By: Vanessa Downing, PHD, ACC “People don’t flee bad jobs, they flee bad bosses.” Years of research on turnover supports that this oft-spouted cliché tends to be overwhelmingly true. And the inverse is true as well: good bosses positively impact the performance and productivity of their direct reports, and their teams quit at lower rates than their “bad boss” peers (Shaw, 2019). As an executive coach and psychologist, I’ve had multiple experiences of supporting high achieving, engaged coaching clients as [...]

By |2022-07-24T10:16:57-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Coaching, Coaching Leader Program Team, Emotional Intelligence, Group Works Global Team, Leadership, Professional Efficacy|Comments Off on Well-Being at Work: It’s About Leadership!

Making Room for Creativity

by Andrew S. Cook, Ed.D., PCC, GroupWorks Global Consultant and Coach Everyone is creative. Yes, everyone is creative. Creativity is an innate skill each of us is born with. In fact, researcher George Land, PhD, conducted a landmark study in 1968 that showed 98% of preschool-age children possess genius-level creativity. Shockingly, that number dwindles down to 2% by adulthood. Land reasoned that society - with its systems and their accompanying rules and boundaries - has a way of snuffing out [...]

By |2022-05-12T10:29:51-04:00May 7th, 2022|Coaching, Creativity, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Team Performance|Comments Off on Making Room for Creativity

Brief Goal-Focused Coaching (BGFC)

Years ago, I worked with a large health insurance company conducting outcome research for short-term, solution-focused therapy. For therapists — and mostly for insurance companies — the focus was on proving that short-term therapy was as effective as long term therapy. It came as no surprise to me that the outcomes were mixed; there are many of variables, including patient engagement and highly varied clinical issues. One unexpected outcome of this method I found, though, is that some of these [...]

By |2022-02-05T10:15:07-05:00February 4th, 2022|Coaching, Leadership, Professional Efficacy, Team Performance|Comments Off on Brief Goal-Focused Coaching (BGFC)

Creative Curations – February 2022

The GroupWorks Global team is always learning and staying up-to-date on topics pertinent to our work. Plus, we are perpetually curious! This month, we've curated an article and a podcast we think you'll enjoy. 2022 Is the Year You Should Hire a Coach (article) "According to a 2015 survey from the ICF and the Human Capital Institute, “51% of respondents from organizations that invested in coaching reported higher revenue than that of other similar organizations” (Arruda). This is a convincing statistic [...]

By |2022-05-10T11:22:55-04:00February 1st, 2022|Coaching, Group Works Global Team, Team Performance|Comments Off on Creative Curations – February 2022

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