My team was falling apart and I was looking for ways to mend some bruised egos, help new supervisors and bring back the team spirit. A friend recommended Candice and we discussed my needs and possible team building events. We settled on an exploration of everyone's communication and work styles.
Candice spent the morning with our team. We divided the space into quadrants and ran through multiple exercises requiring people to pick the quadrant they thought they belonged in. Staff found it fun and surprising to see how people moved around the rooms and how the groups changed. No one was more surprised than me, though, when after the final exercise, all my staff were in one corner and I was in the opposite corner!
Everything made sense once Candice explained the final outcome. As should be expected - our office handles assistance programs for low-income people and the exercise confirmed that my staff were all "Stabilizers" who liked to be of service, while I was the "Calculator" or number cruncher.
What really made a difference for our team, and what I still refer back to frequently, was the ensuing discussion of our strengths and weaknesses, what motivated us and challenged us, and how we best worked together.I would highly recommend Candice for any group coaching events. She quickly related to the group and kept their attention and participation throughout the exercise. Staff gave her high marks and have asked to have her back again.
- Hire knowledge and skills people as part of your team. If they already know the necessity of the business it makes your job more stress free.
- Give team members responsibility and projects. Show that you have confidence in their decision making.
- Keep motivating your people and showing them appreciation. Showing appreciation of accomplishments with your team, in team meetings, letters of appreciation, or even just a thank you.
Five Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The fun activity for people who don’t already know each other really loosened up the room. It was so fun I wish it was longer. What was best for me was our discussion about “what Not to do”. You helped me know myself better and know how to realign myself within my position at work.Five Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thank you for the great refresher on the key steps of selling and helping me learn new skills to improve my selling ability. You were Awesome! 🙂
Five Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Candice helped me find who I am and how to better work with others.Thank You Candice