Engagements and Workshops

Our client partnerships begin with an exploration of “what is it time for now”? We co-design a framework to address the specific needs of your team. Every engagement differs based on the unique challenges and culture of the group. All of our work is designed to appeal to reason, emotion, and action to create deeply human experiences that accelerate and prolong results. The services below are not an exhaustive list; just some of the methods we use to meet our clients' goals.

System Mapping & Complex System Change

When systems have grown complex over time, it is often necessary to identify critical leverage points. Our system mapping allows everyone to see how the system functions and the 3-5 crucial priorities for success. When everyone has the same picture of opportunities and risks there is improvement in aligned, coordinated evolution.

Search Conferences

Combining search conference methodology with our human connection principles we help large, disconnected groups develop common ground on which to stand. The system citizens learn from the past, understand current realities, and align on steps for a positive future.

Strategy Story Workshops

We work with crucial representatives of the enterprise and reveal a precise and powerful purpose that energizes alignment. Our strategy story process turns dry information into a purpose-driven, emotionally compelling explanation of who you are, what you value and how you will succeed together.

Executive Alignment & Strategic Planning, and Crisis Prevention

We work with mission-critical teams to design priorities, roles and decision-making protocols that build trust and energize the organization. We facilitate challenging conversations and support important connections to help you navigate critical times successfully.

Cross-boundary Collaborations

Mission-critical goals often require alignment of key stakeholders across multiple teams, departments, or organizations. These multi-day workshops introduce a common framework for listening authentically, building on ideas, and finding intersections that move the collaboration confidently forward to produce decisions that stick and accelerate results.

Leverage-Point Projects

We identify high-stakes projects and design them as rapid cycles of surprising, measurable success. Our performance design process identifies the crucial people who must collaborate and works with them to co-create an aggressive, interdependent plan. The plan generates important indicators and creates regular forums for turning information into action.


We work with leaders to identify areas of important improvement like innovation, successful transformation, great employee engagement, strategic agility, and others. Then we create a succession of experiences in other organizations who have been great in those areas. Following those exploratory experiences, we help turn the admired experiences into tangible, relevant application inside your own teams.

Performance Conversations

The majority of people want to make a meaningful difference and yet normal performance conversations tend to make things worse, not better. We help leaders apply the principles of fact-based, purpose-driven conversations to build trust, promote honesty and create solutions. The result: happier, self-generating colleagues making a meaningful difference with little supervision.

Accelerated Development Conferences & Events

Annual meetings and development events are considerable investments. Using innovative large-group learning techniques, we design and deliver experiences that create deep alignment, rapidly building new capabilities and connect leaders into a cohesive community that is driven by a common purpose.

High Potential Development

Built on the principles of Connected Leadership ™, leaders embrace a variety of business issues depending on the strategy of the organization. We bring together experts from around the world to create frame-breaking perspectives for participants. This 9-12 month, multi-experiential approach is tied together with assessments and coaching to simultaneously develop personal and strategic leadership capability.

Intact Team Development

We work with intact teams to enhance their ability to execute strategy, to collaborate more effectively with each other, and engage more broadly with the organization at large. Just in time learning is used to equip team members with the skills, knowledge, and insights required to accelerate performance and collective impact. Teams use rapid cycles of value as a method for achieving results.
My Conversant experience was life-changing. I have an approach as well as concrete tools to help uncover challenges, align people and teams and identify critical moments for adjustments in our work.

Laura Hubbard

Rocky Mountain Division Director, TNC & CII Participant

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