Corporate Team Leadership Training and Coaching for Creating High-Performance, High-Value Teams
Team Leadership Training is designed to facilitate continuous growth and learning in teams. Through “learning while doing,” your team members can:
- Create team-based experiences that transfer learning immediately.
- Build psychologically safe, high-trust learning environments that promote healthy collaboration and conflict.
- See problems in new ways, discover root causes, and develop novel solutions.
Click the Learn More button to provide your team with a sense of purpose, determination, and urgency to perform.
Team Coaching is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in the coaching profession and is becoming increasingly important in organizations, including private corporations, government agencies, and non-profits.
Why? Because we live in a V.U.C.A. world; Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. Organizations face considerable change and uncertainty and will continue to do so. In this context, it is crucial to motivate and manage teams for success. Traditionally teams have turned to team building and team facilitation to support them in the challenges they face. Here the focus is on the individuals within the team and on tasks internal to the team, such as identifying how relationships can be improved so that the team can work better.
This approach has value, but its value is limited. Team coaching, by contrast, enables a team to function as more than a sum of its parts by clarifying what the team is there to do and by improving the relationships both within the team and between the team and its external environment. Team leadership training and coaching empowers teams to work toward continued high performance and ongoing development, requiring innovation, flexibility, adaptability, and goal alignment – all traits that coaching helps support.
Five Principles for Coaching a High-Performing Team
People are so complex that no single set of leadership group training rules or steps works for everyone. Because of this, five basic principles provide a good start for coaching a team toward its vision.
Principle 1: Treat the team as a single entity.
Principle 2: Create psychological safety.
Principle 3: Capitalize on diversity.
Principle 4: Use a rational problem-solving process.
Principle 5: Manage resistance.
A Team-Building Leadership Training Experience
We often start a conversation by asking the client to describe their vision of who they want to be. Increasingly, that vision is shifting from an individual to a team. Why? According to Ben Wigert, lead researcher for Gallup’s workplace management practice, the reason is that
“changes in technology and increased globalization mean that organizations are facing problems so complex that a single individual simply can’t possess all the necessary knowledge to solve them.”
Solutions take a team, and the group leadership training experience often looks like this:
- There is an atmosphere of excitement in our meetings. We feel a sense of purpose,
determination, and urgency to perform.
- We adapt to changing customer needs with energy and confidence.
- We consistently generate well-planned programs that usually achieve their intended outcomes.
- We treat setbacks as learning experiences.
- We work together with strong, sustained forward momentum.
Checking in with ourselves…
“I liked the "checking in with ourselves" part. I found myself going from balanced, encouraged, and hopeful to motivated, inspired, and relaxed.”
Helpful stress reduction…
“The stress reduction techniques were very helpful. I'm excited about the idea of trying those techniques.”
A very positive course
“This was a very positive course and I liked that it was very applicable to my work and personal life. I really appreciated the practical, easy-to-apply tools to cope with stress."
About Brain Squared Solutions
Laurie Cozart is the CEO and co-founder of Brain Squared Solutions Inc. Laurie is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), and is in the top 5% of the world in her profession. She is also a sought-after mentor coach for The International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also the President-elect for the Sacramento, CA chapter of the ICF. Her most sought-after speaking and training topics address Executive and Neuro Leadership, Organizational Development, the Science of Achievement and the Art of Fulfillment, Employee Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills, Conversational Intelligence, and Executive Presence. Laurie is an accomplished TV and Film actor and brings that unique awareness to leadership; helping public and corporate professionals prepare for leadership, career advancement and public appearances. Laurie has appeared in over 200 National TV and Web Commercials and has been featured host on Shop NBC. Laurie has been featured in Smart Money Magazine, More Magazine and on Care.com addressing the current issues of women in leadership. Laurie is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in Organizational Development, a graduate of Coach Training Alliance, a graduate of the Academy of Coaching and NLP, a graduate of The Neuro Leadership Institute and has served on the Board of Directors of A Hand-Up Coaching, See Forward and Compassion is Fashion. 2016 recipient of the UC Davis “Outstanding Service Award” for “Inspiring a World of Learning”. She is CEO of Brain Squared Solutions, Inc. and has developed and facilitated training programs for other major universities, corporations and large national conferences.
Laurie has developed, instructed leadership programs for UC Davis Extension and is an instructor and mentor coach for The UC Davis “Professional Coaching for Life and Work” Coach Certification Program. Laurie is a highly sought-after Leadership and Organizational Development speaker, instructor and executive coach.
Steve Cozart is the COO and co-founder of Brain Squared Solutions Inc and has more than 20 years of experience delivering communications and leadership training and spent over 15 years in the corporate environment at companies like Pacific Bell/SBC, New Edge Networks and Google before becoming an independent consultant and trainer. Steve has worked with the senior level teams at many Fortune 500 companies, as well as delivered training for large groups of mid-level managers. He has experience in systems engineering, technical marketing, project management, consulting and business ownership.
Steve is also the Co-founder, COO and Director of Photography of SLC Talent Factory. Steve is an award winning commercial and fashion photographer and a highly sought after commercial actor and acting coach. Steve has appeared on hundreds of local, national and International network television shows, over 200 national TV commercials, music videos and feature films and is Executive Producer on several major motion pictures.
Steve helps his clients learn how to be more comfortable in the spotlight, improve presentation skills, command a room, hold a group’s attention and thrive in challenging and dynamic environments by using the techniques of actors.
Steve is also an internationally sought after speaker and trainer, facilitator and executive coach for UCD Center of Human Services. Steve’s expertise include public speaking and presentations skills, leadership and organizational development, executive and business coaching, change management, human capital development, talent management, business process reengineering, strategic planning, communications and operations in government, corporate, healthcare and entrepreneurial environments. Steve has more than twenty years of experience providing effective management consulting services to businesses and government, facilitating public speaking, crucial communication, media interviewing, public relations leadership and sales development, customer service, implementing and overseeing technology programs and training and implementing customer care call centers. Steve has developed satisfaction and retention strategies & SLA’s by ensuring adherence to specific metrics & KPIs and has created & delivered training and technical training to both internal and customer- facing team members.
Ray brings a mature perspective and seasoned expertise to coaching. For more than 30 years, he has coached and mentored junior, mid-level, and senior leaders from a wide range of industries including aviation, medicine, communications, education, and public service. Ray is a 30-year Air Force veteran who developed extraordinary awareness and appreciation for individual leadership potential. As a coach, Ray connects with each client, building an atmosphere of trust, while helping them discover new perspectives and solutions to challenges and changing needs.
Heidi Glunz is the CFO of Brain2 Solutions and the founder of Glunz Financial Coaching. She is dedicated to providing education and personalized solutions for all manner of financial issues. She is certified as a Dave Ramsey Master Financial Coach and a Personal Finance Counselor through FinCert. Heidi has a passion for ensuring young and old are educated about their finances, and helping small business owner take control of their finances.
Heidi is also a certified Project Management Professional, and holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Utah. Before becoming a financial coach, Heidi worked as a project manager for multiple engineering firms including Idaho National Laboratory and NuScale Power. As a project manager, she has been responsible for $40 million plus projects. These projects taught her some budgeting and prioritization of spending skills well before she realized these skills could be applied to personal financial coaching. She finds the personal aspects of money management to be much more fulfilling and wants to help people create THEIR plan for THEIR money, so they can do what they WANT to do, instead of just what they HAVE to do.
Leadership and Team Building Training Examples
See our most popular signature communications workshops and programs below.
All our workshops are customized to fit your specific team leadership training and development needs.
Engaging, informative, and practical programs that help participants increase their comfort, confidence, and effectiveness when working at the executive level. Executive Presence programs are designed for:
- Executives and managers who want to improve their executive presence
- Professionals who frequently interact at the executive level
- Sales people who want to be more successful selling to the C-suite
Executive Communication Skills:
Strengthen your interpersonal presence in one-on-one and small group settings, formal meetings, and presentations. Through coaching and workshops, we help you:
- Understand how information is processed and filtered in social interactions
- Define your communication style and the style of those you interact with
- Identify concrete steps to more effectively create, deliver, and evaluate verbal and written messages
Leading The Human Side of Change:
When you lead and manage the human side of change you minimize the personal and business costs typically associated with change and you increase the likelihood that your change efforts will be successful. We give you the roadmap for leading employees as they respond to, and support, your organizational change efforts. Empower, engage and enable employees to become partners in creating a new organization, approach transitions as predictable events, not chaotic ones, and help employees, including yourself, maintain resilience during times of fast-paced change.
Social and Emotional Intelligence:
Social and emotional intelligence (SEI) is the key to successful management, coaching, sales, and teaming. SEI is a recognized factor in achieving outcomes, leadership, and teaming, and a key aspect of work and life satisfaction. By increasing your emotional and social intelligence, you learn to more clearly understand yourself and others and become empowered to drive change in your career and in your life.
Dynamic Presentation and Public Speaking Skills:
Immediately position yourself to articulate your thoughts and ideas with confidence, competence and clarity in any setting. Empower yourself to command attention, engage your audience and leave a lasting impression!
The Coach Approach for Leaders:
Learn the skills of coaching and help everyone in your organization perform at the “top of their game”. The “Coach Approach for Leaders” is a simple, coherent process that you can use with people at all levels that builds high performing teams. The “Coach Approach” fosters participation, builds responseability, and stimulates an ownership mentality in your workforce.
Culture and Leadership:
The culture of every organization and team is its spirit, determining their reactions to events. If we ask an employee, “tell me about what it’s like to work here?” they will tell you about the culture. The culture is the spirit, or belief system and attitudes of the organization. Culture leadership training helps leaders understand the power of their organizational culture and how to harness and direct that power.
Women in Leadership:
Strengths such as intuition, emotional intelligence, creativity, team work and big picture thinking are exactly what the highly competitive, highly changeable job market requires. This is great news for women, because these are their natural strengths. However, there are also common weakness that can hold women back from fulfilling their leadership potential and claiming their own power in the workplace. This inspiring and innovative training course will enable you to know yourself, trust yourself, and empower yourself to take the lead and build a career, a team and a life that you can be proud of.
The Hidden Leverage of Feedback:
Our research shows that most employees welcome feedback and are more afraid of what’s NOT being said. Feedback sends a loud message and has an impact beyond an individual’s performance in the moment. Every opportunity to give feedback is also an opportunity for developing a high performance culture.
Strengths Based Leadership:
This strengths based leadership training is based off of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Strengths Based Leadership, by renowned authors, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. This new leadership workshop explores the three keys to being a more effective leader by knowing your strengths, investing in the strengths of your team and colleagues, and understanding and meeting the four core needs of those who look to your leaders. These needs when met create powerful team engagement which affect business outcomes.