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As an executive coach, change management consultant, speaker, and founder of The Sparks Group, Jessica was voted one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte. She is changing the way leaders think by unlocking how they view challenges while also giving them the tools to successfully navigate change, both personally and professionally.
Change the Game: Everything You Thought You Knew About Leadership Development is Wrong
We live in a world of ever-increasing complexity and are frequently confronted by shifting threats, disruptive change and overwhelming access to opportunities. The traditional methods of leadership development have not kept up. Merely concentrating on building skills does not increase our ability to understand and respond to the multifaceted challenges we face.
Today we will change the game by introducing Vertical Development, a process that enables you to mature as a leader – to literally “grow up.” You will discover how you can increase your capacity for growth, respond to the world more thoughtfully and deepen your understanding of culture and strategy.
Growth starts with seeing yourself differently and more clearly. You must appreciate multiple perspectives and understand that the systems we all operate in are part of a larger whole. Vertical Development fundamentally changes the game by shifting our focus so that we can recalculate our strategy and create new outcomes.
During our time together, you will locate yourself within the vertical framework and learn how you can elevate and improve your responses to organizational dilemmas. You will leave with an understanding of how you can use agile decision-making to create improved outcomes.
Adopting the Vertical Development method will empower you and your team to face complex challenges and opportunities now and in the future.
Raise the Roof On Your Leadership
The world keeps getting more complex but our methods for leadership development are stuck in the past. Concentrating on an inventory of skills does not give us the tools and maturity to increase our capacity to understand, appreciate and respond to the multifaceted problems we face.
Today we will look at the shifting threats, disruptive change and overwhelming access to opportunities that are contributing to the complexity crisis that leaders are confronted with. Then we will change the game of leadership development by introducing you to Vertical Development. This framework shows leaders how to increase their capacity for growth, respond to the world with increasing thought and deepen their understanding of culture and strategy.
We will focus on the two most common stages of vertical development for adults, and how these stages have elements that are well-suited to organizational life and elements that limit our leadership effectiveness. A new model of “post conventional” leadership will be offered with a description of what the transition to this new kind of leadership looks like.
Vertical-ready leadership and culture equips organizations to face the complex challenges and opportunities now and in the future. It fundamentally changes the game, the focus, the strategies to implement, and ultimately the outcomes.
Bend, Not Break: Resilience for Turbulent Times
Overwork and overwhelm – it’s an epidemic in our workplaces. You can help your people “bounce back” faster and reap business benefits by building resilience, which will make change faster, more efficient and less disruptive.
Resilience is the ability to absorb high levels of disruption while minimizing unproductive behavior and maintaining well-being. By understanding the nature of change and what characteristics contribute to resilience, you can grow self-awareness about how you’re experiencing disruption and what you can do to help yourself and others.
During our time together you will learn what the human brain considers a change, why change is so disruptive and what happens when we experience too much change. Resilience is offered as a set of “change muscles” we can use to respond to change and keep ourselves productive and healthy.
The Intersection of Change Management and Leadership Development
We live in a world of ever-increasing complexity and the traditional approach to change management has not been reconsidered. In particular, the role of a change sponsor or change leader as a person displaying a set of behaviors is outdated. More than ever, the way a leader thinks is far more important to his or her ability to effectively lead change and produce transformational, sustainable results.
Today we will look at the shifting threats, disruptive change and overwhelming access to opportunities that are contributing to the complexity crisis that leaders are confronted with now. Then we will change the game of change management by introducing you to Vertical Development. This framework shows leaders how to sponsor change more effectively by borrowing from the latest in leadership development.
Being a better sponsor of change starts with seeing yourself differently and more clearly, appreciating multiple perspectives and understanding that the systems we all operate in are part of a bigger whole. The goal is to enable leaders to think differently, view the world differently, “grow up” and mature as organizational leaders.
During our time together you will locate yourself within the vertical framework and leave with an understanding of what you can do to grow vertically and have more capacity. By doing so, you will be able to elevate and improve your responses to organizational dilemmas through agile decision–making, in order to improve organizational outcomes.
Vertical-ready leadership and culture equips organizations to face complex challenges and opportunities now and in the future. It fundamentally changes the game, the focus, the strategies to implement and, ultimately, the outcomes.
But Don’t Just Take Our Word for It. Hear From Our Past Clients.
Jessica Bronzert was truly exceptional, and I do not offer that praise lightly. Jessica is an extremely bright, insightful, and motivating coach. Future attendees of the program would be very fortunate to have her as a support.