Productive, Happy Teams
The continuity, growth or expansion of your business is dependent not only on you, but on your team. Complimentary leadership skills and employees motivated with individual purpose and shared vision is key to long-term success. Often an entrepreneur or business owner’s capabilities are visionary. Depending on the size and stage of the business, it can be overwhelming, even lonely, at the top. That’s why it’s important to carefully engage the right talent to productively work toward the same end goal.
How do you create shared mission and vision so everyone is driving toward the same outcome?
Are you able to assess the strengths and function of everyone on the team so each person is challenged and working from their strengths and interests?
When issues around management style arise do you and your managers know how to lead without micromanaging? Is everyone growing in their ability to give and receive feedback, critique, as well as acknowledgment?
Do you have the skills and know how to bridge the generations so you and your team work seamlessly together?
As a team member do you have a personal development plan that grows your capabilities, confidence, and meshes with both your individual strengths and company mission?
When we start by focusing on the business outcomes you desire at each business Choice Point, then it’s possible to work with your team to establish a shared vision, uncover who does what best, which skills and resources are needed at each stage. Strategizing together you stay focused on the desired outcome. Together you put the company mission and vision into action, setting your business, and each team member, on a course for success.
We help connect who you are with what you do—then with your people, resources, and outcomes. First, we want to know what compels you. We build awareness of your values, harness your strengths and shake out your purpose, so you focus all aspects into action and align them with your professional life. Never losing sight of the end goal, we connect you to solutions unique to your values and purpose and prioritize the steps to get you there. As things line up, you can’t help but feel more grounded and able to bring your most innovative, creative, and purpose-filled ideas into the world.
It starts with you. Then we connect that clarity with action in your business, your partnerships, and your team. We connect it to business growth, so you can do your most creative work and inspire your team with your vision for the future. We get it all out on the table.
I have been working with Jan for the past few years on a one-on-one basis to tackle some specific communication and leadership issues in my professional career. Jan has acted as my personal coach on dozens of challenges as our company has grown from 7 employees to more than 50 over the past three years. With her direction and insight, I have developed new leadership muscles that have enabled me to work more efficiently. Jan has also been an instrumental partner in my pursuit to align my professional and personal goals. The overall result is that I am a happier person and a more effective leader.
On a more personal note, Jan is simply a fabulous person to work with. She is insightful, direct and compassionate. Her suggestions and insights are well-grounded and she has a great sense of humor (which is a requirement for anyone I work with). It has been a great pleasure to learn with her and I consider my consulting time with Jan to be one of the most important development tools I have in my life. I have recommended her services to many of my associates with great success and will continue to do so.
Jan has been an invaluable resource to grow, define, and sharpen our (family) business. She is supportive, intuitive, clear, and creative. She has helped us vastly improve our hiring, employee management, and risk management processes, often with simple, creative strategies that make a big positive impact. She’s also helped us step back and look at the Big Picture, further defining our (business’s) mission, values, and visioning for the future, and then grounding that vision in the present. Her blending of the practical improvement of systems with the creative visioning for the future has been an inspiring part of our work with her. With Jan’s help, we’ve been able to move our business forward without sacrificing our quality of life and partnering goals.
As owner of a small service company that has operated on a day-to-day basis for a number of years, there had been a lack of direction and focus – aside from the monthly budget and the immediate problems before us.
Working with Jan Hoistad has helped me tremendously in three different areas: clarifying my role as leader, planning in a realistic but wide ranging fashion and creating an exciting vision of what possibilities are on the horizon for our business. She has been patient, creative and a great help in moving a ‘stuck’ enterprise forward.
Jan Hoistad is a creative powerhouse. She can quickly identify key issues and guide people to find innovative solutions that move business forward. I have worked with Jan many times over the past ten years and I always leave our meetings filled with ideas I can put into action immediately.
Jan’s expertise, professionalism, creativity and warmth are a powerfully effective combination. She can “size up” a situation very quickly and she knows so much about so many things that she has ideas what to do about it. I always go to Jan if I get stuck. She has had a profound impact on my personal and professional life over the past 25 years. I never hesitate to recommend her services.