Most organizations today are stuck in 20th century learning models that send people away to leadership programs, trainings, seminars, and the like; and hope their people will somehow come back transformed and will transfer their worksite experiences gained during a brief break offsite. It’s a fantasy. This is not how transformative work operates. At Shades of Gray, our unique consulting offerings bring continuous learning and capability development into the ongoing activities of the work-week. Thus, not only you’ll live what it is to be a “great place to work,” but most importantly how it feels to be a “great place to grow.”
Growing and retaining top talents is essential for high performing organizations. Too often, this is an unfulfilled aspiration, despite all the efforts and resources. Most organizations today are stuck in 20th century learning models that send people away to leadership programs, trainings, seminars, and the like; those are mainly INformative while organizations hope their people will somehow be TRANSformed during a brief break offsite.
Our approach brings continuous learning and capability development into the ongoing activities of the work-week. It puts a “change-gene” into your organization’s DNA, enabling collaborators throughout your company to build their internal capabilities and upgrade their “inner operating system.” If this resonates with you, our method for at-scale transformation might be for you.
We offer leadership development coaching to decision makers, CXOs and any individual/team who aim to think broader, expand their leadership capabilities and stretch their mental plasticity. Our clients leave with fresh new eyes, an unlocked immunity to change, a wider scope on what is and what’s possible, and a methodology to pursue their DIY growth journey. As coaches, we leave with new insights on what good purpose clients’ habits might be serving, instead of writing off any of their behavioral routines as “bad.”
Our approach is based on a different way to lead: from the inside out with an ability to respond rather than react. The former is done with intention and awareness, the latter is visceral and without control. We believe that the capacity to better handle increasing amounts of complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty is no longer an option for organizations. It is a prerequisite to stay not only competitive but most importantly “up-to-date”.
Organizations are full of conversations that need to happen. That’s why we created Bubbles. Bubbles are short (20 to 30 minutes long), individual and confidential phone conversations with a certified practitioner. They provide a few minutes of fresh air, and help teams stay connected & make better decisions through the power of deep and reflective listening.
A friendly Bubble practitioner calls you on your phone, listens to you and asks relevant questions that help you connect with yourself and with others. Within minutes, you feel energized and see opportunities and new resources to drive positive change around you.
Contrary to coaching which is typically practiced over a longer period of time, Bubbles can be scheduled on the same day, every day, individually or as a team.