A financial services firm’s senior executive made significant changes to his senior leadership team during a volatile time in the industry. It was critical to craft a new vision and growth strategy for the business, to realign the newly formed leadership team and to refocus the culture.
“Anna facilitated a process that resulted in a transformation of the leadership team’s decision making and collaborative processes, generating long term benefits for the team members and the business. Anna coordinated a strategic planning process to help the new leadership team commit to critical priorities while increasing employee engagement throughout the organization. Once the vision and strategy were determined, they established four strategic implementation teams that included many employees. Not only were the critical business and financial objectives met, employees reported greater engagement having participated in the process.
Through this initiative led by Anna, many employees stepped up which allowed them to grow and eventually move into higher level or more challenging positions. When I left the organization, 3 of the 4 implementation teams were still meeting on a regular basis to look for ways to improve business processes and the customer experience.”
A Human Resources organization within a Fortune 100 company recognized that there were inconsistent skill levels across its Business Partner team resulting in differing levels of customer experiences for business leaders and managers.
“Our organization has been fortunate to have worked with Anna numerous times…her knowledge of the intricacies involved in influencing, contracting, and driving business results in highly matrixed, complex business environments allowed her to design workshops for our HR employees that revealed our areas of opportunity while leveraging what she quickly identified were our strengths and areas of potential. Employees that Anna worked with two years ago still reference her by name and mention best practices from her workshops that remain relevant and invaluable to them today. She brings a strong blend of professional adeptness and learning agility, combined with approachability, sincerity and insightfulness to the table in all her engagements. I highly recommend her consulting, design, and facilitation services.”
Team leader reported productivity issues and dysfunction on her leadership team.
“Anna has conducted several teambuilding sessions for me and my colleagues. Anna masterfully helped our team connect and build trust, delve into and resolve the most complex people challenges and always brought the team to a much better place. She has extraordinary intuition and insights into people, is able to create safe space and inspire courage and candor among team members. Anna has a unique ability to read the room and intuitively know where the group needs to go. She accessed different methods, tools and exercises in order to move the group forward. The outcome has been powerful – we had actionable take-aways for individuals and the group to implement immediately upon returning to the office, and ultimately, a higher performing and functioning team.”
A CIO needed to retool his leadership team and transform the IT organization which he asked one of the members of his team to lead.
“What I was most impressed with was her ability to bring out the perspectives of all attendees at the team offsite. She was also able to bring you out of your comfort zone while keeping it comfortable. Her insights, coaching and frank feedback regarding our responsibility as individual leaders and how our teams would view us as a Senior Leadership team were invaluable. Anna assisted in keeping the various sessions on track as well as ensured everyone was comfortable bringing issues and concerns forward. As a result there was very constructive and candid conversation in each session…
Under her guidance we developed a transformational change team. Anna assisted in the development of a team charter and ensured all members understood the charter and their role in assisting the organization through the change…Anna also provided valuable coaching and guidance to me throughout the process. I viewed her as a key member of my leadership team. Anna always provided candid feedback to me whether on my delivery of communications, leadership style or when I should step back and allow my team to make decisions…
In the end we executed a large organizational change, all employees felt informed, understood the reasons for the change, understood how the change impacted them as individuals and what their role was going forward in the organization. Without Anna’s leadership and guidance we would not have attained the success that we did…”