Together we can make great changes happen
Based in Brussels, our consulting firm provides cutting-edge and tailor-made strategic and operational advice. We assist multilateral and international organizations, private and public companies and non-profit organizations. We accompany middle and top managers in becoming (even more) successful leaders. We support all talented professionals who are ready to step up.
We don’t believe in “one formula fits all” solutions. Our services are always tailored to fit the needs of our clients, in unique sets of blended learning programs (that include training, facilitation, coaching, inspirational talks, original methodologies, e-learning, etc).
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & ORGANISATIONAL SOLUTIONS
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
We assist you in achieving the formidable task of being a leader today. We accompany top and middle managers in becoming (even) better managers and leaders; We prepare newly appointed managers to navigate the complex waters of leadership and to understand the nature of the transition (from being a contributor to becoming a leader of others); We help the organisations/systems to develop encompassing talent identification and development plans, to develop talent pools, and to create a culture of agile and emotionally intelligent leaders that can deal with a changing interconnected world.
Being a leader is not easy and becoming a great leader is a life-long challenge. Leaders are expected to have a clear vision of the future, to be able to anticipate – and explain – the challenges ahead and to strategically mobilise the existing resources to traverse through turbulent times, contradictions, frictions, impasses and dangers.
In today’s volatile and complex world, these women and men are expected to be agile, to be able to make the “right decisions”, to select the “best choices” – and to do it fast and effectively. They are also expected to have a strong set of skills and talents that allow them to drive growth and to successfully manage a globalized system of relationships; to manage multicultural performant & inclusive organisations; to inspire engagement and manage people (staff, stakeholders, public, costumers, media, etc) with emotional intelligence and tactful acumen; to remain results-oriented, ensure the survival and continuity of their companies/institutions while keeping an eye in long-term sustainability, ethics and integrity.
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WOMEN LEADERSHIP & GENDER DIVERSITY STRATEGIES
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” – Michelle Obama
Women have been developing their talents and escalating into the leadership field over the last few decades. At the same time, numerous surveys and literature produced by prominent sources have repeatedly proven “the case for gender diversity” showing the manifold positive consequences of developing gender diverse cultures.
Despite this, women are still drastically out-numbered by men in leadership positions in all professional sectors. From glass ceilings to work-life balance, deep-rooted stereotypes and office politics, female leaders (and leaders-to-be) still face various challenges. As they ascend the corporate ladder and take on greater management responsibilities, women executives need to do so with a full understanding of the expectations, dynamics and skills involved.
We develop both Women Leadership (WL) programs and Gender Diversity (GD) Strategies and Action Plans. The WL program is generally aimed at developing self-awareness, self-confidence, authentic talents and required skills to access leadership positions; at supporting and accompanying the leap into management (and then into top management); at understanding what it means to step up; and at creating a strong personal brand. Among others.
The GD programs are aimed at creating the systemic changes that need to happen for diversity to happen; at building awareness of (conscious and unconscious) biases in decision-making; at learning how to create high-performing inclusive teams. Among others.
“Great things are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people” – Steve Jobs
Effective group work is the backbone of a successful organization. When people truly work as a team, their organisations/companies perform better and individuals experience a higher level of motivation, sense of collective belonging and a shared mission and meaning. It is a “win-win-win” solution.
Our services address some of the key areas that allow a group of individuals to become a functional team: Creating a shared understanding of purpose and vision; Aligning values, mission, goals and action plans; collectively building a sense of connection between the team, other teams in the same organization and key stakeholders; bridging silo-mentalities across well-designed groups & processes; adapting to changes & drastic transformations; helping teams to use collective intelligence to reach new solutions for their challenges; transforming hierarchical relations into productive partnerships.
INSPIRATIONAL TALKS & EVENTS’ FACILITATION
Whether you’re seeking to produce a memorable event, build high performance teams, reduce employee turnover, retain customers or improve engagement, we can help you. From the stage of defining the idea, to designing the event, developing the message and conveying it with passion.
- We provide the inspirational speakers (experts in the areas of leadership, gender diversity and women leadership, team development, and related areas) that will galvanize your audience, stimulate new ideas, fuel passion, enthusiasm and motivation.
- We help you plan, guide and manage a group event, and ensure that the group’s objectives are met successfully, with sharp thinking, good participation and full buy-in from those involved. We assist you in creating group processes and the adequate environments in which good solutions and conclusions can develop. We offer tailored-made products and a wide range of strategic and innovative methodologies.
- In case you have an internal speaker and need some help in preparing his/her inspirational talk, we can advise and coach the person until s/he can ensure a passionate and invigorating speech.
CAREER ADVICE & COACHING
Whether you wish to step up in your current career, regain motivation in the work you do, have an expert (soundboard) opinion about a situation/conflict at work, or fully re-think a new professional path, we can help.
Career related choices can create a fair amount of anxiety, doubt and vulnerability – and that is only normal. We help our clients to understand situations, relationships and emotions that may be keeping them stuck in their careers. We help them develop a career plan that is aligned with their needs, dreams and goals, and we assist them in (re)gaining confidence, insight, encouragement and inspiration to pursue their objectives.
If that is your goal, we help you to improve your communication and your presentation skills, and to develop your strategy to success.