How We Work
What's it like to work with Dr. Maynard Brusman and
Working Resources? On this page we'll tell you the kind of results
our clients have reported. We'll also give you a sense of our guiding beliefs
and values and approach to client projects. Most importantly, we will explain
how we're different than most executive coaching and leadership consulting
When you work with us your hiring success rate
and retention of key employees will increase by as much as 80%. Executives
will be selected based on a competency model that predicts success.
You will increase your ability to select, assess, develop, and retain
top people critical to your company’s
success. Your workforce will be engaged and aligned with the organizational
strategy. You will dramatically improve your ability to select
the best people for the right positions.
A high performing leadership team will be developed. The leadership team
will have everyone pulling in the same direction. Sources of conflict will
be resolved. Members of the team will trust one another. Team members will
see things in new ways and envision new possibilities for themselves and
the organization. Conflict will be resolved and collaboration improved.
Avenues for effective communication will be opened and trust developed.
Social intelligence is increased. Profitability will be increased directly
related to team members being motivated to make a significant contribution.
The organization will have developed a highly successful emotional intelligence-based
leadership development program and have created emotionally intelligent
leaders. You will have developed the requisite emotional intelligence competencies
to truly become an inspirational leader. Understanding your preferences,
attitudes, and behaviors in key dimensions of leadership, you will have
learned the qualities of good leadership and have created a more flexible
leadership style. You will be leveraging your strengths and mitigating any
Adopting a more effective situational leadership style, you will be a more
effective team leader. You will have learned how to work more effectively
with your team and achieved desired results. Leaders are being held accountable
to achieve sustainable results with fewer resources. Coaching will have
helped you improve your performance by developing emotional competency.
Your company will have developed a competency-based succession plan. As
a high potential succession candidate, you will have developed the qualities
of good leadership required in your organizational culture. You will have
learned different styles of leadership and developed emotional intelligence
competencies. You will have improved your competency in the areas of creating
an inspiring vision, influence, use of power and authority and managing
change. You will have an evolving repertoire of competencies and behaviors
including increasing your book of business, organizational capability, team
building, problem-solving and sustaining the vision. You will rapidly move
through the leadership pipeline realizing your career goals.
As the CEO and founder of a major Bay Area Company
you are retiring in the near future and are searching for a successor.
In collaboration with the Board of Directors
and Senior Leadership Team, we created a competency model for the CEO
position. I provided executive/leadership coaching for two of the company
VP’s who were selected as CEO candidates. As a
result of the executive /leadership coaching, the BOD and CEO selected one
of the VP’s, who most clearly demonstrated the requisite CEO competencies
as the new president to lead the company into the future.
The partners at your law firm will have gained
clarity on the firm’s
unique identity and positioning in the marketplace. The
energy will be mobilized to develop new business aligned with the
purpose and values of the firm. A marketing strategy will be devised
and implemented maximizing the different strengths of the partners. New
attorneys will be hired who have the requisite legal skills, emotional intelligence,
and who fit the firm culture. Your law firm will have facilitated
a highly successful retreat creating a vision, mission, and values statement
that will provide a focus for the business strategy.
In addition to your work as a lawyer or accountant, you will make health
and personal life a priority. You will find a balance between professional
success and a satisfying personal life full of significance. You will have
learned how to become more stress resilient. As you became more stress hardy,
you will be able to more fully engage in your work for your law firm or
create a new career path. You will be much happier with your career and
You will have discovered a deep sense of purpose...what
is truly important to you. Guided by your
values, you will have a clearer sense of direction in your career and
the answer to “what should I do with my life”.
You will engage in work that is meaningful and significant.
Guiding Beliefs or Values
At Working Resources, our vision is to partner
with you and your intention to create meaning, involvement, and contribution
in workplaces where people love to work. At
the heart of everything we do is the belief that an organization’s
most powerful and dynamic resource is its people. If you want to
build a flexible and fast company where people are fully engaged
and love to work, you have to know how to assess, select, coach and retain
Leadership is fundamentally about judgment, wisdom and the ability to make
the right decisions. We coach clients to become emotionally intelligent
and happy leaders.
Great companies and leaders start with optimistic, change resilient
and committed people whose values fit the workplace culture. If you want
to keep top talent you need to create a healthy work environment where people
can contribute all of their knowledge, creativity, and skills.
Our mission is to help our clients assess, select,
coach and retain emotionally intelligent leaders. What
matters most to us is to develop workplaces where there is a great match
between your employees’ interpersonal and technical
competencies and the desired corporate culture. Everything we do
is intended to support people and organizations in their search
to create meaning, involvement, and contribution at work. We believe that
Resiliency, Service, Innovation and Speed are the cornerstones for competitive
We value integrity, collaboration, authenticity,
respect for work/life balance and optimizing everyone’s full potential.
You can develop your leadership capability building trust and energizing
individuals and teams to realize a shared vision.
We're above all, creative and flexible – Different clients need different
things. One size does not fit all so we
customize everything to your unique needs. Although we have a variety of
service modules (see services page) that address a wide variety of issues,
we approach each project with the same attitude: We design the project to
produce sustainable results for your company with the least amount of struggle.
Quick Response is Guaranteed – Nothing
is more frustrating working with a consultant or coach who will
not answer their phone calls or return their emails. We don't just
try to be responsive, we guarantee your calls or emails will be returned
We will challenge you to unleash your full potential while having fun learning
When you're looking for an executive/leadership coach these days there
are a lot to choose from. What makes me different than any other executive
coach? I think the difference lies in the fact of my twenty plus years experience
as a successful entrepreneur and business person married with my deep psychological
understanding of human behavior. I don't work with theory but with practical
hands-on assessment-based approaches that are proven to work. I am a seasoned
executive coach with vast experience in leadership development who is very
creative and can help you generate new ideas and innovative solutions to
your problems. I am the trusted advisor of a number of senior executives.
What makes our consulting stand out is our expertise in working with law
and accounting firms. We're management consultants who work at improving
productivity and profitability, but it's our knowledge of your industry
that enables us to quickly build credibility and rapport with all levels
in your organization. We partner with organizations and leaders to discover
your identity and focus on transformational leadership. I have over twenty
years of consulting experience working with professional service firms.
Call to Action
You now have a better idea about the results you can expect by working
with us and how we work with clients. Next click on our Services page to
learn about the specific services and programs we offer.