Who We Serve
We work with companies and professional service firms including law and
accountancy firms who want to improve their strategic talent management
processes. A great number of the organizations that we serve are in the
San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. We also have a number of individual
professional clients that may include lawyers, accountants and company leaders
across various industries.
Our clients typically want help for themselves or their organization in
the area of leadership development. They are reasonably psychological minded
and interested in working with a consulting psychologist to better understand
human behavior applied to the world of work. The desired outcome or result
is enhanced emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness.
Are you struggling with any of these problems?
“Our hiring success rate and retention
of key employees needs to improve.
Poor hires have cost our company a great
deal of money and caused undue distress and wasted time for everyone involved.
We have hired senior leaders who turned out to be a poor fit with our
organizational culture. They lacked emotional intelligence and were not
good team players. We need to dramatically improve our ability to select
the best people for the right positions”.
“The eleven members of our leadership team do
not work effectively as a high performing team. There
are problems related to avoidance of accountability, full engagement, fear
of conflict, absence of trust, and achieving organizational goals versus
self-interest. There are longstanding core personal/interpersonal issues
and group dynamics that are contributing to the dysfunction. The culture
supports an avoidance of conflict. Eventually the whole organization needs
to be engaged in a culture change process”.
“As the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I’d like to learn the
qualities of good leadership and develop a more flexible leadership style.
I need to gain more clarity regarding the
identity of our company and create a compelling vision. I need help engaging
our people and becoming a more inspirational leader. We need to retain our
“I’m a VP of marketing and sales from a financial institution
and am under a great deal of pressure to meet our sales goals. I’m
overwhelmed with work, “stressed out”, and under enormous pressure.
I need help developing influencing skills, delegation, emotional intelligence
competency and stress resiliency”.
“We need a succession plan to select and
develop the successor to the current president of our accountancy firm.
The Board of Directors is unclear regarding
identifying the requisite competencies required of candidates to lead
our firm into the future. We have two internal vice presidents that need
leadership development. Should we look outside? Will an outside candidate
fit our culture?”
“Our law firm has a number of clients and we are expanding into new
locations. The partners want to focus on
their core legal competencies and business development. We need to hire
new attorneys whose values are aligned with the Firm’s culture. The senior partners need to create a vision,
mission, and values statement that will provide a focus for the business
strategy. We are planning a firm retreat and need a facilitator”.
“I am an attorney working 80 hours per week and am exhausted. The
pressure of meeting the billable hour requirement and professional goals
are having an adverse affect on my health and home-life. I
need help finding a balance between professional success and a satisfying
personal life. I’m
thinking of a career transition”.
“I don’t find much meaning or purpose in my work. I
find myself fatigued, de-moralized, dispirited, sleep-deprived, and burned
not clear on my identity or what I should do with my life. I’d like
to discover a career with purpose and passion”.
Clients are likely to be successful working with us if...
You and/or your organization behave according to your deeply held values.
You have a clear understanding of your identity or are open to discovering
it. You desire transformation and not quick fixes. You value collaboration
and partnership. You take action and execute.
The professional services you deliver are at the highest possible level.
Striving for excellence and inventiveness are built into your corporate
culture and mission or reside in your individual DNA. As an organization
or individual, you thirst for new ideas and are open to creatively seek
out new possibilities. You adhere to the highest standards of honesty and
We find that the clients who succeed the most
have the following characteristics. They
are highly motivated to maximize their full potential, are open and honest
with themselves, realize that if they want different results they need
to do things differently, are open to learning a better way – often
tapping into their own inner resources, and are enthusiastic about
making a commitment of time and money. They learn by taking action.
Now that you know the kind of clients we work with,
the problems we help them resolve
and what our clients need to do to ensure
their success, click on this link to learn more
about How We Work.