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My Clients Say...

  • Lifelong Lessons

    What I have learned with Sherri is not a short-term fix for a current set of issues. My learning has been deep and will last a lifetime. I really looked forward to meeting with Sherri – it was fun, interesting, and expansive.
    - Andrew Hamel, Vice President, Amazon

  • Transformational

    Sherri gave me feedback that was right on target as I was transitioning from individual contributor to leading a team.  Sherri is genuinely interested in doing what is best for her clients.  Her coaching was extremely valuable and in some cases transformational!
    - Peter Rizk, Senior Director, Technical Marketing & Solutions Architecture, Infoblox

  • Consistently Rated 'Outstanding'

    As good as she is at design, she is even better at presenting. Employees consistently rate her courses as outstanding.  I would not put together a training portfolio without one or two offerings from Sherri.
    - Terry Dyckman, Former Vice President Human Resources, Blue Coat Systems

  • Expert in Her Field

    Sherri is an expert in the field. Her deep content knowledge, direct communication, and strong ability to synthesize contribute to her success as a trainer and a coach.
    - Chantal Laurie-Below, Leadership Coach, Redcliff Coaching

  • Unique Talent

    Sherri’s team building sessions and decision-making workshops at my previous company helped me form a strong team under the most challenging conditions. Sherri has a unique talent for capturing the essence of a group's dynamics and coming up with solutions to resolve issues.
    - Erik Möllerstedt, Technical Program Manager, Waymo

  • Relevant, Credible and Highly Engaging

    Sherri is an exceptional curriculum designer because she takes the time to understand the specific requirements of the project and then applies her real world experiences to ensure that the course is relevant, credible and highly engaging.
    - Terry Dyckman, Former Vice President Human Resources, Blue Coat Systems

  • Extremely Valuable Coach

    In addition to being a bright spot in my day, Sherri has been extremely valuable to me as a management coach.  She is exceptionally good at finding simple, straightforward actions I can take to make quick improvements in several areas.
    - Russ Reynolds, Senior Director, Firmware, Micron Technology

  • A Trusted Partner

    I am fortunate to have had the benefit of Sherri as a coach. She is a trusted partner who will not shy away from delivering a difficult message that will result in positive change. And she frames issues in a manner that is both personal and useful. Work with her, if you can.
    - Bennett Yang, Senior Staffing Manager, A9.com

Training Programs

MANAGING FOR TOP PERFORMANCE

To create 2- or 3- day versions of this program, clients select modules that meet  their managers' needs. Activities are based on the experience level of the managers. The modules can also be taught as 1/2 to full day "stand alone" classes.Modules include:

  • Managing Individual Differences
  • Setting Goals and Expectations
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Coaching and Feedback
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Employee Development and Recognition

 

LEADERSHIP PRIORITIES

Working in small groups and using a customized Inbox Exercise:

  • Identify your priorities as an organizational leader - what do you chose to do when and why
  • Understand the impact of your choices on your team and your company
  • Recognize imbalances in how you spend your time and ways to adjust


BUILDING TRUST: A Workshop for Teams

  • Learn the 6 dimensions of trust: Competence, Character, Consistency, Caring, Courage and Composure
  • Assess and discuss how individuals and the team line up along the dimensions
  • Plan for maintaining and improving trust within and outside the team


COACHING SKILLS FOR MANAGERS

  • Work on clarity and specificity of communication, listening, and asking open-ended questions
  • Learn and practice the core skills needed for coaching employees, including:
  • Delivering constructive feedback,
  • Encouraging great performance,
  • Helping resolve issues, and
  • Discussing career growth


DECISION MAKING IN GROUPS

  • Increase your effectiveness and flexibility when making group decisions
  • Learn to chose the right decision-making approach based on the situation
  • Learn to identify and communicate key roles when making decisions


HANDLING CONFLICT

Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument:

  • Identify the approach you use most often in conflict
  • Learn different approaches to conflict and where they can be used effectively
  • Learn the downsides to over or under use of any one approach
  • Apply the learning to your own work situation


INTERVIEWING

  • Identify what is required for the position
  • Create effective interview questions and use them to get complete, accurate, and useful information
  • Understand the fundamentals of the interviewing process

 

MANAGING MEETINGS

  • Learn Meeting Best Practices
  • Plan for an upcoming meeting and identify relevant problem solving tools
  • Learn approaches to facilitating difficult participants