Training & Coaching

Women’s Leadership Master Classes

Our suite of Women’s Leadership Master Classes uniquely address the underlying assumptions of what it means to be a high potential woman struggling to integrate work and life. Our series of workshops helps develop more confident leaders and key influencers. Women emerge from these courses with a clearer vision of career success a new set of advanced leadership skills to help them accomplish their goals.

 

Women & Leadership: Unpacking Unconscious Bias

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Unconscious bias is often the silent killer of women’s leadership success and continues to be one of the dominant drivers holding women back in their careers. While unconscious bias towards others is a familiar aspect of this problem, the unconscious biases women have about themselves are an invisible threat. In this interactive workshop, participants examine the underlying assumptions that often limit their decision-making and their career. They reframe these assumptions to open up new possibilities.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how flawed assumptions limit their options
  • Practice re-framing for better decision making
  • See the positive long-term impact better decision-making can make on their careers

 

 

Women & Leadership: Build Your Value

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In this workshop, participants move beyond the superficial “fake it ‘til you make it” advice and dig more deeply into understanding themselves and the foundation for building value. Participants learn how to frame their accomplishments in ways that showcase the value they bring to the business and build their skills in thinking more strategically.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Quantify their business value to their employer and themselves
  • Clearly articulate their accomplishments to position themselves for career satisfaction and promotion
  • Understand the relationship between strategic thinking and value
  • Shift their perspective on what being a senior leader entails

 

Women & Leadership: Delegation and Support

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In this workshop, participants uncover the real reasons women don’t like to delegate and see support through a new lens. Participants build a new support model for themselves that includes delegation, emotional support, and establishing a work environment that maximizes personal effectiveness.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Understand how internal unconscious bias may be limiting support for women
  • Learn how to delegate to meet business goals
  • Develop a new approach to networking
  • Establish a personal work environment that maximizes individual and team effectiveness

 

Women & Leadership: Negotiation

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This course addresses the real reason women don’t negotiate by uncovering the role internal unconscious bias plays. Participants learn how to bring themselves to the table with an equity mentality, step back from a socialized response towards self-sacrifice and see how advocating for themselves improves outcomes for everyone.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn why women struggle to negotiate for themselves and how to re-frame limiting assumptions
  • Identify techniques for daily “equality interactions”
  • Develop a proactive plan for large negotiations

 

Women & Leadership: Perfection to Action

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In this workshop, participants rationalize through the problems of perfectionism and make a case for a new modus operandi – being “a work in progress.”  They learn to recognize the trappings of perfectionism and choose when it is appropriate to “punt.”  They learn to prioritize where to focus their effort and negotiate expectations of outcomes. Participants will use case studies and real world examples to build their own comfort with imperfection and develop the confidence to support other women as well.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • How to prioritize and set expectations to showcase their impact
  • How to recognize the trappings of perfectionism
  • Learn to prioritize time and energy more effectively
  • Practice learning how to complete a task “well enough

 

Women & Leadership: Risk Taking to Supercharge Growth

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In this course, participants learn the psychology behind risk taking and how to embrace risk as a means for growth and development. They learn why women like their “comfort zone” and how to move beyond it.  Participants practice removing barriers to risk, evaluating opportunities through a new lens, and how to maximize the benefits of failure.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the reasons many women are risk-averse and how that manifests itself in the workplace
  • Embrace the benefits of taking risks in the workplace
  • Develop strategies for getting out of comfort zone to take more risks
  • Evaluate opportunities more effectively
  • Learn how to manage failure

 

Women & Leadership: Self-Promotion

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In this course, participants uncover and overcome their resistance to self-promotion. They learn how to increase their visibility and how to build meaningful networking, mentoring, and sponsorship relationships to accelerate their career and model this behavior for their women colleagues. Putting participants in an uncomfortable position, they learn to accept the responsibility for managing their own careers and helping their employers recognize their value.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn why women are less likely to self-promote
  • Identify ways in which women can promote their value-add
  • Map out an approach to sharing their impact

 

Women & Leadership: Strategic Thinking

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This course will help participants shift from a focus on operational details to making a connection with the big picture. Participants will learn how to develop a more strategic mindset, understand the concept of value creation, and increase their overall impact.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the 5 perspective shifts required to think strategically
  • Apply the 5 shifts to their current role
  • Plan how they can implement the shifts to increase their visibility, impact and influence

 

Women & Leadership: Women Supporting Women

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In this course, participants learn how to investigate the assumptions and biases underlying the women vs women paradigm. Examining both personal and external behaviors, participants learn skills to move beyond the blaming to mentorship and trust. We will also teach the tools necessary to make changes in the organization to support a more supportive and collaborative approach to leadership.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Understand sources of conflict and identify common assumptions
  • Learn to reframe core assumptions to create new opportunities to connect
  • Develop a new mindset about supporting other women
  • Practice having direct conversations to eliminate invalid assumptions

 

Women & Leadership: Work-Life Integration

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Forget work-life balance. Go for work-life integration. Work-life integration is crucial for leaders to achieve peak performance and deliver great results. As impact and influence grow so are the demands on time. Still, it’s important to carve out space for family, friends or “you-time” to recharge and renew. Otherwise, happiness, health and performance suffer. In this course, we help participants examine the underlying assumptions that make work-life a perceived either/or choice.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Reframe their mindset about work-life balance to work-life integration
  • Adapt their approach to work to enable flexibility while maintaining quality and outcomes
  • Integrate this approach into daily work-life allocation decisions

 

For more information or to book a workshop, please email celina@orangegroveconsulting.com.

 

Manager’s Series

Women & Leadership: Managing Women

Managers often struggle to unleash their female talent and overcome inherent cultural barriers to their advancement. External bias plays a role, but often the largest bias is that which women themselves unconsciously absorb internally, that keeps them in traditional roles or on a stunted career path.  Further, managers tend to resist providing critical developmental feedback to women.

In this workshop, participants learn how to identify the lever points in their management processes where unconscious or hidden bias can lurk and how to help women see things through a new lens. We will examine common managerial behaviors and help participants develop the skills to manage women more effectively. A key course for all managers – male and female alike.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Recognize negative behaviors and identify underlying assumptions
  • Re-think automatic responses, rewards, and punishments
  • Practice having the uncomfortable development conversations that will ultimately make women more successful

 

Train the Trainer

Using our expertise in Women’s Leadership Training we provide Train the Trainer programs supported by our Women’s Leadership Sessions, or our customized curriculum offerings.

 

Coaching

We have an extensive network of executive coaches who support high-potential women in leadership in a personalized, ongoing basis.