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We specialize in assisting high potential and top talent leaders to step into their A-game by expanding their capacity and ability to perform their personal best, inspire their teams to deliver outstanding results, and be a driving force in organizational change. We believe that investing in the potential of your best people is the secret to business success.

Common Client Challenges

With more than 29 years of experience working with managers, directors, senior leaders, executives and CEOs in a variety of industries, many of our clients experience similar challenges. Our leadership development for top and emerging talent programs address a variety of common obstacles:

Strategic and Organizational Changes

  • Rapid business growth
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Mergers or the acquisition of another organization
  • Developing new lines of business / business expansion
  • Navigate organizational changes

Developing Leadership and Managerial Skills

  • Executive presence, positioning and personal brand
  • Counterproductive or inappropriate behavior
  • Communication challenges and strong interpersonal skills
  • Team talent development, productivity, turnover or alignment issues
  • Develop strong organizational advocates and key stakeholders
  • Setting clear organizing priorities with managerial discipline to execute

Partnering and Working Effectively With Others

  • Personal effectiveness to encourage open expression of ideas and opinions
  • Trust and advocacy that impacts, inspires, and builds strong relationships
  • Understand and appreciate other perspectives with a diversified range of backgrounds, experiences, and styles
  • Development of high performing teams that leverage diversity, provide opportunities for, and encourage others to participate leading to an inclusive work environment
  • Partners across boundaries to build alignment, buy-in, and achieve outcomes that benefit all parties

Personal Growth and Effectiveness

  • Determining what’s most important and aligning one’s day-to-day life and work with one’s core values
  • Identifying one’s gifts and talents and finding the best way to use them
  • Managing up, influencing key stakeholders and navigating politics
  • Feeling stuck, stale or frozen
  • Getting out of one’s own way and taking action
  • Developing confidence in oneself and inspiring the confidence of others

Talent Development and Succession Planning

  • Staffing the right leadership team to achieve specific business results
  • Developing top and emerging talent and succession planning
  • Management effectiveness
  • Retention and talent development to develop high potential individuals into future leaders

Team Assessment and Development

  • Clear leadership competencies that support achieving strategic goals
  • Collaborative working relationships; have each others’ back
  • Connect leadership competencies and business results
  • Deliver outstanding results with alignment of teamwork, excellence, leadership, performance, growth, and outcomes
  • Clarity of roles, responsibilities, goals and outcomes

Women’s Leadership

  • Robust women’s leadership forum that produces measurable results
  • Consistently developing women to step into their leadership potential
  • Executive presence and ability to present ideas powerfully with confidence
  • Proactively building a personal leadership brand

Women’s Leadership Retreats

  • Renewed sense of self, power, confidence, and capabilities to create the next phase of leadership
  • Attract more opportunities with ease
  • Expand and stretch vision, voice, capabilities, and impact
  • Nurturing supportive community of professional women

 

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Team Facilitation

Executives, regardless of their experience and professionalism, are influenced by underlying political and emotional factors. Vision Quest Consulting offers group facilitation and strategic planning sessions to help senior teams develop and launch strategic business initiatives more effectively and efficiently than they can do by themselves. We align team members from different functional areas and help them work together as an equally-committed, cohesive unit.

Strategic Planning Off-Sites

Almost all management teams spend a day to a week every year away from their regular responsibilities to plan for the future. These strategic off-site meetings are designed in partnership with our facilitator and your CEO or Executive Business Leader. A successful strategic planning off-site can:

  • Align executives
  • Galvanize corporate performance
  • Strengthen the company’s position in its industry
  • Explore strategic issues in depth
  • Produce a set of strategic priorities
  • Produce expansive conversations about broad strategic intiatives

Meeting Management

Outside facilitation of senior team meetings and strategy sessions ensures that:

  • Team members communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Groups are aligned on key business goals
  • Critical decisions are reached
  • Roadblocks in working relationships are diminished or eliminated
  • Short and long-term strategies are implemented

Conducting effective meetings saves time and money, and minimizes power struggles and department-centric thinking. Meeting facilitation fosters creative and innovative solutions to long-term issues and challenges.

Team Building

Having an executive team that works well together is essential to company growth and success. Vision Quest Consulting offers team building sessions for executive and management teams to open lines of communication, break down silos, reduce unnecessary relationship blocks, and increase morale and camaraderie.

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Affiliations

Our Network and Affiliations

Vision Quest Consulting maintains ongoing relationships with the leading global associations for leadership, training, coaching and personal development. These affiliations allow us to be at the forefront of research and best practices in leadership development. In turn, we provide clients with the best and most effective leadership programs. We have both founded and served as directors on the boards of many of the world’s premier executive coaching and leadership development think tanks and communities.

Vision Quest Consulting Affiliations:

  • Founding members of the International Coach Federation (the largest membership of certified coaches in the world)
  • Founding members of the International Executive Coaching Summit
  • Founding members of the International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations
  • Human Resources Planning Society
  • Human Resources Learning Forum
  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Harvard University Insight Initiative
  • Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • The Newfield Network
  • New Ventures West
  • Coaching Training Institute (CTI)
  • Founding members of Conversation Among Executive Coaching Masters (CAMalot)
  • The Booth Company
  • Global Institute of Leadership Development
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Results

Our programs are only as good as the results they deliver. We understand the importance of being able to evaluate the impact of our work and measure return on client investment.

Vision Quest Consulting provides clients with tools, models and processes to see, first-hand, how our leadership programs help their key leaders and managers reach critical business goals.

Executive Coaching Investment Yields Notable Financial Return

According to a research study conducted by the Manchester Group, Inc.:

Executive Coaching yields return on investment of almost six times the initial investment in a typical coaching assignment — or a return of more than $100,000 per executive.”
– The Manchester Group

Leadership Training Pays for Itself and Then Some

A recent analysis conducted by a utilities services company found that, 6 months after leadership training was provided to operations team leaders, they saw a 23% improvement in productivity, an 18% improvement in quality and a 14.5% improvement in efficiency. Applying monetary value to each and factoring in the cost of the training, they calculated a 652% return on their training investment.

What Our Clients Are Saying

100% of Vision Quest Consulting clients surveyed would recommend leadership coaching to their colleagues

95% of Vision Quest Consulting clients surveyed said that our leadership training courses met or exceeded their expectations

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Many of our clients experience similar organizational, business and leadership challenges. To learn more about specific client challenges and the solutions that Vision Quest Consulting has designed and delivered, view our case studies.

Programs & Services

Vision Quest Consulting builds leadership competencies in individuals and teams through behavioral change. By providing a holistic suite of leadership training, executive coaching, personal development, team building and group facilitation, we ensure that leadership skills are not only taught but are also reinforced through accountability to one’s self, one’s coach, one’s manager, one’s colleagues and one’s organization as a whole. Our leadership development programs are tailored to reflect a company’s needs and challenges and empower individuals and teams to achieve desired business outcomes. Our personal development programs help individuals discover their talents, get past their own roadblocks and incorporate their gifts into their personal and professional lives.

Our Offerings

Common Business Challenges

Organizational Changes

  • Rapid business growth
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Mergers or the acquisition of another organization
  • Developing new lines of business / business expansion

Addressing Individual / Team Dynamics

  • Counterproductive behavior
  • Communication challenges, including conflict resolution and giving feedback
  • Ineffective interpersonal skills
  • Team alignment issues
  • Impacts of silos, including communication among functional areas and/or senior management team members

Long-Term Strategy

  • Staffing the right leadership team to achieve specific business results
  • Succession planning
  • A focus on management effectiveness
  • Retention and talent development efforts, including a strong desire to develop high potential individuals into future leaders
  • Interest in developing women leaders through women’s initiatives and women’s diversity and inclusion programs

Common Individual Challenges

  • Determining what’s most important, and aligning one’s day-to-day life and work with one’s core values
  • Identifying one’s gifts and talents and finding the best way to use them
  • Managing up, influencing key stakeholders and navigating politics
  • Getting out of one’s own way and taking action
  • Developing confidence in oneself and inspiring the confidence of others

For more information on how Vision Quest Consulting can help, contact us

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