At Six and a Half Consulting, we help create organizations achieve their goals by transforming them into places where employees are engaged, inspired, and intrinsically motivated to come to work. To do this, we draw upon the most relevant innovations in the fields of positive psychology and design thinking.
At the core of what we do is equip leaders with the skills to cultivate strong, healthy relationships with their team members. And amongst team members, we provide training that create highly connected, “in the flow” groups that are driven by a shared sense of purpose and individual contribution.
Why does your organization exist? What value does it bring to the world? And how can members of your organization lend their unique skills to this common purpose? These are just a few of the questions that an organization must answer if it hopes to reach its goals, and ultimately, creating a culture where employees are intrinsically motivated to work together towards a shared vision.
For organizations to thrive, all levels of an organization must feel psychologically safe, have some degree of autonomy, and be relationally connected with their co-workers. This means that managers must develop the leadership skills to respond to each situation appropriately so that all employees can grow in a culture of learning. These skills are the bonds that glue a culture together.
Employees who are inspired by their organizations enjoy cultures that are equitable, have clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and demand accountability. Transparency is at the heart of these organization. Information flows without restraint. At Six and a Half Consulting we help organizations establish protocols for communication and systems for positively reinforcing these systems. .
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, in control of, and express one’s emotions in a way that preserves interpersonal relationships both judiciously and empathetically. At 6 ½ Consulting we help all levels of an organization understand what EI is, develop self awareness and self-regulation in themselves, and positively develop those skills in others through empathetic listening and shared understandings.
At 6 ½ Consulting, we don’t strive to create conflict free work environments, as that is where growth happens. Conflicts are a natural, and necessary, part of life. Instead, we provide leadership trainings so that all levels of an organization can engage in conflict in healthy, productive, and proactive ways. Our goal: to equip teams with the collaborative skills to move an organization forward and grow.
Inspired workplaces share a lot in common: from effective time management practices, to efficient meeting agendas, to clear procedures and protocols. This is because at the core of what they do, engaged employees all share a common vision and want nothing more than to achieve their goals in the best way possible. At 6 ½ Consulting, we help organizations craft these imperative systems.
1-on-1 Coaching Sessions are available to ensure that the learning outcomes are fast-tracked for participants involved in the Team Development Trainings. The sessions are run individually and enhances the learning experience by addressing challenges in integrating learnings in the workplace. The sessions also serve as an accountability tool to ensure that goals established are achieved by helping to keep one’s focus on the results desired.
Creating an inspired corporate culture is not a one time event; it is a continuous, ever adapting process. At 6 ½ Consulting we help organizations carefully manage the constant ebbs and flows of our 6 point strategy, cognizant that just like a tree is more than its leaves and branches, or a painting is more than just its oils and canvass, culture is something whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is the ½ — the artful dance of being both fully responsive to and fully observant of your organization’s cultural health. We can show you how.