Coaching to Lead

Through individual coaching, we help clients increase and utilize their knowledge so they can improve their organizations. Ki ThoughtBridge consultants work on a one-on-one basis to develop and implement adaptive leadership skills. We provide expert advice and guidance based on deep listening and our knowledge and expertise in the field.

Leading and managing organizational change in the present age is one of the most demanding responsibilities any leader has. The degree of complexity, the type of challenges, growing diversity, and the depth and pace of change makes executive coaching essential to any organization. Credibility, authenticity, and trustworthiness are characteristics that most influence and persuade others to follow.

For leaders to get better at what they do and how they do it they will need to always engage in inner work. The deeper insights and self-awareness come from this practice but are evoked in all of the work of Ki ThoughtBridge and particularly through executive coaching. Few leaders receive the feedback required for continuous improvement and effective leadership; coaching provides this. Ki ThoughtBridge has over three decades of experience coaching and consulting organizations on transformational leadership development and change management.

What We Do

  • Program Development and Facilitation

    We provide customized training that address an organization's specific issues and needs.

    Ki ThoughtBridge has developed leadership education and resources for schools, businesses, philanthropic organizations, and communities.

    Our philosophy is one that equips clients with the knowledge, tools, and skills to address their issues and needs. Our ultimate expectations and efforts are directed toward enabling them to use these resources independently with increased confidence and competence. We design customized programs and training materials that equip clients to accomplish this.

    Ki ThoughtBridge has developed statewide, community, and organizational leadership development programs. We have trained and licensed individual leaders, consultant, and institutions in the use of our materials. We have worked with clients in all across the Country and developed statewide leadership training programs in Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Indiana. We frequently offer adjunct training at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and its  Principals Leadership Academy and the Univerity of Michigan Medical School.We have designed training and curricula for local and national organizations

  • Change Management

    Are you able to lead effectively in a climate of continuous change?

    Almost every organization today is twenty-four months away from failure if they do not change internally as quickly as the external world changes around them. Organizations must constantly assess their current position, develop a vision for the future, gain support to turn that vision into reality, and bring about innovative results.

    This capacity to successfully lead change often involves conducting negotiations, critical problem solving, and strategic relationship management with diverse parties to enable your business to thrive.

    “How you and those you lead negotiate and lead change will greatly impact your organization’s success.”

    Through coaching, consulting and customized training, Ki ThoughtBridge can help you implement your change initiatives while building trust and creating sustainable working relationships with key stakeholders. 

    Ki ThoughtBridge’s change management services will help you to:
    • Understand how change affects individuals and systems
    • Recognize the stages of change
    • Develop a plan to accomplish change
    • Acquire skills needed to deal with the gap between the current situation and the preferred state

    Ki ThoughtBridge will help you manage the process of transformational change.

  • Negotiation Skills

    Do you want increased productivity and better outcomes?

    How you negotiate greatly impacts your Success and that of your organization. A critical labor-management dispute, licensing agreement, or sales negotiation can be a make-or-break experience. Today’s environment demands better returns on negotiations and expansion of the “pie.”

    At Ki ThoughtBridge we help you gain the best possible return on each negotiation, improve critical business relationships, and ensure long-term results. Through coaching, consulting, facilitation, mediation, and customized training, we help our clients resolve seemingly intractable situations by delivering fair, practical results for all parties involved.

    We specialize in:
    • Negotiation skills enhancement for teams
    • Joint labor and management training
    • Historical assessment of relationships
    • Cultural assessment of relationships
    • Mediation of disputes
    • Facilitation of difficult conversations
    • Development of problem-solving skills

    We can help you get the most out of your negotiations.

A Few of Our Clients Served

Webster Central School District
Corning-Painted Post Area School District
University of Michigan
Arthritis Foundation
Lilly

The Value to Clients

“You and your organization are amazing. Largely because of the process and your personal efforts, we covered ground that needed to be explored. While there was a genuine interest on both sides to reach an agreement, it was clear from the discussion and its facilitation, deeper issues needed to be addressed. Like a mid-stream course correction, this negotiation session helped assure that not only were we on track but most importantly we would not be working at cross purposes.”

Superintendent
Webster Central School District

The Value to Clients

“We subsequently contracted with Ki ThoughtBridge for two more sessions in 2010-2011 which were exceptional.  My Board is working very effectively, have stayed true to their public agreements and as a result, we have seen improvement across the board. In fact, our Board has received a number of accolades locally for their work the previous two years.”

Michael K. Ginalski
Superintendent of Corning-Painted Post New York School District

The Value to Clients

“The work that Ki ThoughtBridge did with us has had a lasting impact on our organization. As we move forward  with organizational transformation, the 100+ leaders who served on Design Teams continue to refer to the negotiation and conflict resolution tools that were introduced by Ki ThoughtBridge."

Roberta Byrum
Chief Operating Officer of the National Arthritis Foundation

The Value to Clients

“I can say unequivocally that I am a 100% convert to the Ki ThoughtBridge process. I have never seen anything like it in terms of logic, practicality, and success! I am so glad we have begun this process in Webster, and even more appreciative of all of your efforts, both in our workshops and especially in our negotiations.”

WTA Treasurer and Negotiating Team Member
Webster Central School District

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