Do your high potential executives and emerging leaders have the tools to lead teams with purpose? Do they understand what is expected by today’s diverse stakeholders? Do they have a plan for their own growth and impact? Can they tell their own story and and the organization’s story authentically, and in a way that pulls it all together? Any of them could be a great candidate for Emblem Strategic’s unique Coaching and Connecting service.
We understand that hardest work of the reckoning with structural racism, gender equity and immigrant rights issues has to be done at the systems level. Policy. Structure. Societal norms. We get it and we embrace that reality.
Still, there is urgent work to be done on the individual level, particularly with those cultural, business and community leaders who hold privilege and power – in society at large or within their cultural community. Too many in those in important roles lack the knowledge, skills or the readiness to play their parts in the process. They often don’t have the right relationships or clarity about the best way to build them either. The result is a decline in their personal effectiveness and in the organization’s ability to lead. That’s why Emblem Strategic developed our unique coaching and connecting practice built on three straight-forward points:
Coaching and Connecting is a disruptive approach to two conventional service lines that most large institutions and organizations are accustomed to spending significant resources to acquire: executive coaching and access to critically important people and opportunities. In an era where wrong steps are costly and lots of important situations seem fraught with judgment, this is the right time to invest.
How does Coaching and Connecting work? No two engagements are the same but all of them involve the following elements:
The outcomes our clients can anticipate:
Set up a conversation today about how Coaching and Connecting can work for leaders in your organization.
Making the Plan
The Coaching and Connecting approach starts with a facilitated encounter allowing our client to gain greater clarity about their personal readiness for the moment, their perception of what is possible and what feels blocked, and their relationship to the values and vision of the organization and its stakeholders. They will create clear, measurable objectives and strategies to meet the moment. We call that a Personal and Professional impact Plan and everything in the year ahead flows from what is identified and underlined in that plan.
A Year of Action
A year of Coaching and Connecting means meeting one on one with your coach on a regular basis to get guidance, feedback and support; and it means getting introduced to new relationships and opportunities that can transform a leader’s trajectory and help them lift an entire organization. It flows from the Personal and Professional Impact Plans we make together at the outset. The year is for bringing the plan to life. We will certainly be one-on-one extensively, and that is essential to the success of the program. Still, where most coaching services happen in a quiet vacuum, and most introduction services are done by simple email – our approach is to get out in the field with you, process the readily occurring insights together and make sure the connections really happen.
Emblematic (Currently on Hiatus)
The Emblematic program is a 6 month coaching program for high potential leaders. Participants work with their coach and in a cohort of peers to identify the key decisions that will allow them to generate growth, impact, distinction and advantage. Each of them creates personal and professional impact plans setting them up to become conscious, connected executives. Details here.
The company you are building will never be better than the company you keep. Building relationships with government leaders, influencers, stakeholder organizations and community partners is an essential part of a successful plan for growth. Sometimes new legislation creates new urgency for building these relationships. Funding opportunities, new markets, regulatory change….whatever it is, we help you sharpen the rationale for making connections in the first place, and then we help you execute, nurture and sustain valuable relationships.
The company you are building will never be better than the company you keep. This means building positive, productive relationships where you both understand and feel understood. Building relationships with government leaders, influencers stakeholder organizations and community partners is an essential part of a successful plan for impact, distinction and growth. We help you identify the rationale for making connections in the first place, and then we help you execute, nurture and sustain valuable relationships.
Access to Capital
The urgency of making a demonstrably effective commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is very real. The advantage you can gain for your organization and your employees – and the impact you can have by doing it right is very real as well. And you cannot spell ESG or CSR without DEI so if your investor relations teams and corporate citizenship teams are operating in separate silos from your diversity work, it’s time for that to end. Our approach is about overall excellence. It is about fresh insight, new connections and an entirely integrated toolkit that pulls together your entire organization. Our diverse network of expert partners brings a wide span of lived experience and distinguished professional experience. We help you to achieve impact, distinction and advantage.
Strategy for creating an anti-racist, diverse, inclusive & equitable organization
Planning for Excellence in ESG Reporting (Environmental, Social & Governance)
DEI Coaching for Executives
Supplier and Vendor Diversity
Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement
The urgency of making a demonstrably effective commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is very real. The advantage you can gain for your organization and your employees – and the impact you can have by doing it right is very real as well. To succeed you will need more than better execution of the same old ideas. Our approach is about fresh insight, new connections and an entirely integrated toolkit that pulls in your organization. Together with partners who bring a wide span of lived and professional experience, we help you to achieve impact, distinction and advantage.
Benchmarking & Goal-Setting
Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement
Action Planning & Execution
“Conscious CustomerTM” Purchasing & Procurement
Staff, Board & Investor Activation