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"FOSTERING CHANGE REQUIRES A BALANCE OF

GUTS AND GRACE"

WHO IS BRIEN 

A valued advisor, skilled facilitator, passionate instructor, and seasoned coach, Brien Dunphy marries an uncompromising commitment to his clients with a true passion for creating engaging learning environments to catalyze unprecedented growth in teams, individuals, and organizations.

Drawing on a rich background as a professional counselor, non-profit executive, and business consultant, for the last twenty years Brien has driven change and improvement at every organizational level.

With wry humor and hard-hitting truth, he has helped senior executives develop innovative strategies, line managers discover untapped efficiencies, and individual contributors develop and leverage new capabilities.

He is genuinely interested in getting to know his clients, learning about their context, and empathizing with their struggles. But he also committed to relentlessly challenging them in order to help them get out of their own way.

He has a particular passion for clients hungry to optimize their time, opportunity, and potential. As a busy professional active in both the corporate and faith-based sectors, who is also the father of ten children, he has tremendous empathy for men and women seeking to accomplish the most, in the face of great responsibilities and limited opportunities. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT BRIEN

  • What Is Our Approach To The Change Process?
    The key to successful improvement – personal or professional – is authentically identifying what we want. Often, that’s easier said than done. In an organization, for example, change is only possible when individual goals, team objectives, and enterprise-wide priorities are aggressively defined and relentlessly aligned. That is where we can help you and your team.
  • Is There A Formula For Success?
    We are convinced that our clients, both individuals and organizations, know most, if not all, of what they need to know to succeed. The challenge is accessing existing knowledge and wisdom and organizing it in a way that can translate into productive action.
  • How Do We Achieve This Success?
    We ask questions. We use a variety of assessments, we conduct in-depth interviews, we present theories and frameworks to help structure discussions – we have a lot of tools in our toolbox. But really it all comes down to asking incisive, penetrating questions that help expose unresolved issues, identify root causes, and surface conflict.
  • What Are Some Assessments You Use?
    Depending on the project we might recommend one of the Hogan instruments, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Wiley’s DiSC profile, Lencioni’s Five Behaviors, the Drexler/ Sibbet Team Performance Model, and/or Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II. ®
  • How Do You Measure Success?
    We let our clients answer that question. What’s the goal? How will they know if they’ve achieved it? Their success is our success.

MEET OUR ASSOCIATES

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ANDREA

HARVEY

Andrea brings over 25 years of diverse, global experience coaching and consulting executives to enhance their personal and professional leadership development particularly in the areas of Communication, Executive Presence, Influencing Style, and Strategic Agility.  Her years of experience as a business leader in Global Talent Management and background in Organizational Psychology has enabled her to develop a deep understanding of the attitudes and behaviors exemplified by most successful leaders across functions, industries, and cultures.

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KEN CARLSON

Ken has over 17 years of experience as a corporate leader and since then has over 11 years of experience as a coach and trainer. Ken is a certified coach with experience coaching hundreds of unique clients from all over the world. Ken’s roles have included an Implementation Director of a Fortune 300 organization, Instructor of Chemistry at a Chicago area university, Owner of a Leadership Training & Coaching organization, and father of two adult children; he understands the challenges of being on the fast track at work while also wanting to make a lasting impact in all areas of life.

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ANNE SPOLDI

Anne is a Leadership Coach with over 30 years of leadership experience in multiple industries: Pharmaceutical, High Tech, Consulting and Scientific Equipment. In her roles, she has coached hundreds of employees to become outstanding managers and executives. From her corporate experience, she understands first-hand how large organizations work. Anne specializes in leadership and executive coaching, working with emerging and mid-career, high-potential women in IT/STEM and enabling them to maximize their potential and purpose.

CORE VALUES

The best value statements aren’t framed on a wall or printed on memo cubes; they are decision-making tools. An organization’s values should guide its choices, and thereby shape its culture and determine its identity.

THAT’S HOW WE USE OURS:

CONVICTION

We only do work we believe in

COURAGE

Hard truths produce transformative results

QUALITY

We only do work which can be done well

COLLABORATION

Success is a destination reached through partnering

PASSION

Our work should challenge, excite, and energize us

The right team for your project

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

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