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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

Transforming Your Meetings

Meaningless to Priceless

We all spend time professionally and personally in meetings and gatherings that fall flat. Here are three simple, yet powerful suggestions on how to turn status quo and dread into exciting, meaningful and relevant. Find out how to make board meetings, all employee workshops, dinner parties and holiday gatherings far more valuable and perhaps even priceless.

Tired of One Person Doing All the Talking?

Take Charge of the Conversation

We’ve all been there. A business dinner where one person does all the talking. To re-engage others and generate more give while gaining insights and ideas from EVERYONE invited, here’s a list of 10 Business Dinner Conversation Starters to shift focus and add some flavor.

  1. What is the craziest thing a boss has ever asked you to do?
  2. What was your first job and the best lesson you learned from it?
  3. What is the best business advise you’ve been given? And what is the worst?
  4. Who at work would you pick to be your Amazing Race partner?
  5. What would you do for a work-cation or sabbatical and where would you go?
  6. What is the most unbelievable thing that has ever happened to you?
  7. Who is the most impactful mentor/role model in your life to date?
  8. If you could teach a college course, what would it be?
  9. What would you choose as a super power?
  10. What career move do you wish you’d said YES to? Or NO to?

No Trust, No Connection

Trust building is often regarded as a soft or secondary competency. But in reality, trust is the one thing that changes and impacts everything. To create engaged, high performing teams, trust it not a nice to have, trust is a must have.

When trust is high, people are more willing to go the extra mile, take risks, speak up and do whatever it takes to create improvements and sustainable, measurable results.

A common flaw that happens during times of change and crisis is to demand trust from your people. “Trust me on this!” But trust cannot be summoned with a command. Trust is built incrementally, over time, and often by small gestures that show you care.

Brené Brown uses the Marble Jar as a trust metaphor, suggesting that every small gesture of care and interest earns you a marble of trust in the relationship.

But also note, if we undercut, bully, betray or dismiss a colleague, it will bruise and even blow trust, and in those cases, it’s not one or two trust marbles you lose – it’s a handful. Here are some ideas on ways to grow trust one incremental gesture at a time.

Highlights of a Champion

Coach Like a Champion to be a Great Leader

Long regarded as one of the best coaches in baseball, Bruce Bochy has dedicated his career to becoming a remarkable leader as well. Here are some highlights from his career that are transferable from baseball to business and life.

Join us in celebrating Bruce during the month of September as he winds down his final season of managing the SF Giants.

For a limited time, buy a copy of Bochy Ball, signed by Bruce.

Bochy Ball is a collection of lessons and strategies for growing team chemistry with leadership that lifts others. With hundreds of quotes describing his game plan for success, Bruce has partnered with Kevin and Jackie to show you how to apply these winning strategies to your business and to your life. Bochy Ball is a book you will cherish – order your copy now, signed by Bruce.

Who You Are is How You Live and Lead

Become a Courageous Leader

  • Are you leading from hurt or leading from heart?
  • Are you capable of rumbling with vulnerability?
  • Are you living into your values?
  • Are you blowing trust or growing trust?
  • Are you managing the exception or leading the exceptional?
  • Are you controlled by comfort or choosing courage?
  • Is your culture armored or courageous?
  • Are you interested in leading, living and leaving a legacy…with no regrets?

Do you want to become a more Courageous Leader? The skills are teachable, measurable and observable.

We can help you and your team become courageous leaders. Daring leaders are skilled and practiced in leading from the heart, rumbling with vulnerability, living into your values, growing trust and building courageous cultures.

After stepping into the Arena with Brené Brown for three days and being trained, steeped and officially certified in the Dare To Lead™ courage-building curriculum, we’ve been transformed. And now we are among an exclusive group who are certified to train and coach others to learn, apply and practice these transformative courage-building skills.

If you or your team want to master the daring leadership skill set, we can facilitate and coach you through this journey.

What’s in it for you? Certification as “Dare to Lead™ Trained” plus personal and professional transformation.

You will learn, apply and practice the 4 teachable, measurable and observable skill sets required for choosing Courage over Comfort and becoming a Daring Leader. Upon completion, you will earn a Certificate and a Signature Seal certifying you as “Dare To Lead™ Trained.”

Reach out to explore engaging in this transformative coaching journey.