You have inherited a team or department burdened with a lot of old baggage. Wounds from long-standing conflicts and resentments fester. Perhaps they’ve been made worse by a prior leadership vacuum and lack of ongoing professional development.
You want your teams to run like a smooth, fast-moving train: productive and effective. Your customers and key stakeholders depend on it. And, if your team isn’t collaborating effectively together, the cost is great. Perhaps you’ve gone through organizational changes, and added or lost team members. People are tentative, not communicating well and unable to contribute to their full potential. You know the team can do better.
Coaching for Leadership
Who do you turn to when there are tough choices to make, a difficult conversation to have, complicated reporting lines to navigate? Who helps you sort through the concerns that keep you up at night? As a top leader in your organization, you may have few trusted allies to explore complex issues with, and even less time to think about them.
Ombuds on Demand by Wildfire Strategies is a confidential, impartial service that helps individuals in the organization find creative solutions to different kinds of situations. The ombuds can mediate, coach, facilitate or engage in shuttle diplomacy to help individuals navigate conflict situations or act lie a sounding board to help them develop options when faced with an organizational challenge.
The service would provide reports of trends, systemic problems and organizational issues to high-level leaders allowing them to proactively take action on those areas.
The Coach Is In™
The Coach Is In™, a targeted 25-minute, confidential coaching session that helps you get unstuck. ‘The Coach is IN’ dives into a work or life issue, gives you clarity, and identifies actionable next steps that get you moving forward.
The Coach Is In™ is a 1:1 service by Wildfire Strategies that provides confidential coaching sessions for incubators, start-ups, and tenants in co-working spaces. It’s meant to engage workers who are encountering emergent work issues, like pitching to a challenging client.While working with the coach on their goals, the participant will feel a sense of support,connection and trust. And after working together, the participant will have a more clear path forward, bringing them relief and confidence in their future work.
There are so many forces shaping the industries we work with: regulation, technology, mergers, disintermediation, and others. Without clarity on strategy, it’s easy to get off track during these times of change, or paralyzed into inaction that leaves you behind.
Wildfire helps leadership to navigate these macro-level changes with a strategic mindset. Working with leadership teams and boards, Wildfire designs and delivers retreats, annual meetings and off-sites where these leaders can build desired culture, vision and strategic plans for themselves and their organizations. Through additional strategic planning, team transformation™ and individual coaching, Wildfire can then help them bring these plans to life.
The results of Strategic Direction include:
- Cohesive leadership teams
- Strategic plans
- More defined cultures that guide organizational direction