Team Development

Corporate Consulting Services

Enhancing and developing teams and organizations in order to deepen impact and increase productivity.

The Strategic Difference tailors training and development specifically to your organization, providing the needed messages and most beneficial activities, helping you and your organization obtain the greatest success.

Team Coaching

Team coaching is when two or more individuals are coached together with the intended outcome being a stronger, more productive relationship and team.

Examples include but are not limited to the following –

  • New work relationship – eg. ED and President, supervisor and direct report.
  • Succession coaching – eg. incoming CEO and outgoing CEO.
  • Strained work relationships – for those wanting to better work together by understanding.
  • Teamwork – we work with strong, healthy teams, teams struggling and everything in between. We tailor our approaches to your unique needs, allowing all teams to grow and be more impactful.

Trainings & Workshops

Team workshops are a fun and impactful way to bring teams together to learn more about themselves and the people they work with. All team workshops begin with an assessment. Assessments identify team members’ natural work tendencies (strengths and weaknesses) and can assess the strength of the team by looking at the individuals who make up the team.

The Strategic Difference works with both functioning teams to make them even better and teams struggling to work together.

We use two different assessments based on the team’s objectives. 

Assessments

The Strategic Difference uses two different assessments to help organizations, teams, and leaders foster healthier work environments, improve interpersonal relationships, and ultimately increase productivity and success.

Five Behaviors Assessments

The Five Behaviors assessments are tools developed by Wiley to help teams improve their performance and collaboration by understanding their strengths and areas for improvement in key areas. The assessments include surveys and reports that provide insights into the team’s dynamics, enabling them to work towards becoming a more cohesive and effective unit.

The model identifies five key behaviors that contribute to effective teamwork:

  • Trust
  • Conflict
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Results

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Everything DiSC® Assessments

The Everything DiSC® Assessments is a popular personality assessment tool that helps individuals and teams understand their behavioral preferences and communication styles. The term “DiSC” stands for Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.

Each of these traits represents a different approach to tasks, interactions, and problem-solving:

  • Dominance
  • Influence
  • Steadiness
  • Conscientiousness

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Testimonials

“I direct a Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and was looking for someone who could provide an objective and skilled lens to guide us through a strategic planning process. Kelly was outstanding. While she had a clear organized approach for this process, she was also extremely sensitive to the unique needs of our center, and developed a tailored plan that would work within our timeline and budget. Kelly is incredibly personable, upbeat and collaborative, and really helped guide our team to thoughtfully consider our strengths and who we want to be in order to develop a sound and sustainable vision, mission and core values. I would not hesitate to call on her in the future and have already recommended her to others in our organization!”

– Sandra J Shultz PhD, ATC, CSCS, Director, Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“National PTA has had the great fortune to work with Kelly to provide high quality leadership development through customer service on our digital safety initiative. She is a top-notch trainer who is dedicated to helping PTAs make a difference in their community. She is able to build strong connections with volunteers, community partners, and funders. She has a high attention to detail, is extremely organized, articulate, collaborate and flexible – all the key skills in a high performer.”

– Courtney Kissell, National PTA Director of Programs and Partnerships

* Everything DiSC® is a personal development assessment that measures an individual’s tendencies and priorities. It is designed to support an individual’s understanding of his or her work-related behaviors, the behaviors of others, and how to apply this knowledge in work situations.