Services

Executive Coaching

"Your wisdom, guidance and patience is something I've become accustomed to over the past year. I very much enjoy working with you and hope this continues for some time. Thank you for working with us and keeping us grounded and focused."
-- Megan Thul, President,
Foster Klima and Company

What is Executive Coaching?

If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you attempt? Our executive coaches partner with successful executives and business owners to expand their scope of possibilities. Working to eliminate any perceptual constraints and reframe their thinking, we help clients visualize how they’ll feel and behave at their next level of success.

How does The Growth Group, LLC do it?

Your executive coach will ask questions, listen to you, explore your assumptions and think alongside you. Together you will focus on where you are today and what you’re willing to do to get where you want to be tomorrow. Your coach's responsibility is to help you discover, articulate and clarify your vision. And, help you align your efforts to realize your vision. Through coaching, you will be encouraged to attain greater self-awareness, generate realistic and workable solutions and become comfortable with being accountable for your personal and professional growth.

So, what does Executive Coaching mean to you?

Executive Coaching is a significant investment that can yield significant returns both to the executive and the organization. Organizations regularly invest in resources such as processes and technology. But, investing in Human Resources is just as critical to success as it allows the organization to align its people, processes and technology. Actively participating in a coaching engagement helps you visualize all you’re capable of becoming and gets you and your company where you want to go. Coaching is a demanding growth process and requires commitment. Unless you’re willing to commit to creating your future, coaching will be a waste of your time and financial resources.

"Your wisdom, guidance and patience is something I've become accustomed to over the past year. I very much enjoy working with you and hope this continues for some time. Thank you for working with us and keeping us grounded and focused."
-- Megan Thul, President,
Foster Klima and Company

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Team Strengthening

"I have been working with the Growth Group for just under 6 months and in that time the productivity and efficiency of my team has greatly increased. I'm now able to focus on my unique abilities knowing that my team is striving to think like I do."
-- Joseph P. Pombriant, President, Alacrity Financial

What is Team Strengthening?

You have a group of people you rely on. Are they pulling in the same direction? Have they effectively decided how they will manage projects, solve problems, resolve conflicts? Do team members embrace training and development opportunities so they can grow to that next level of performance? The Growth Group, LLC’s Team Strengthening approach identifies the strengths of each team member, evaluates their fit with their respective responsibilities and works with the team to strengthen its effectiveness.

How does The Growth Group, LLC do it?

Building on the strengths of each team member, The Growth Group, LLC helps your team to crystalize its goals, clarify roles and responsibilities, organize and measure its work efforts, resolve conflict and successfully manage projects to completion. The Growth Group, LLC employs purposeful practice to focus your team on the processes and business activities you deem important.

So, what does Team Strengthening mean to you?

Team Strengthening takes a group of strong individuals and forges a solid team focused on common goals and defined roles and responsibilities. Your strengthened team will embrace accountability and effective decision-making processes to drive solutions. These more actively engaged employees means increased productivity and profitability for your organization. And, more time for you to devote to strategic thinking and opportunity optimization.

"I have been working with the Growth Group for just under 6 months and in that time the productivity and efficiency of my team has greatly increased. I'm now able to focus on my unique abilities knowing that my team is striving to think like I do."
-- Joseph P. Pombriant, President, Alacrity Financial

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Organization Optimization

"One of the major contributions of Unlock the Growth Potential of Your Organization is its emphasis on listening to, understanding and addressing the Motivational Drivers of others. To get the full benefit of this powerful methodology you should contact Carl Hicks. He is a great listener! He just might be able to help your company grow as he has helped ours."
-- Earl Luttner, Founder, Chairman and CEO Lifetime Financial Growth

What is Organization Optimization?

Whether your organization is a start-up, experiencing rapid growth, maturing or at a strategic crossroads, you will want to know the shape it is in. Organization Optimization is a comprehensive assessment of your organization to confirm the areas that are in good shape and identify those that may need enhancement. Bottom line: This review assures you that your people, processes and technology are aligned to drive your organization where you want it to go.

How does The Growth Group, LLC do it?

During the Organization Optimization, The Growth Group, LLC assesses three primary systems: Organizational, Operational and Managerial. Collecting information through individual interviews, questionnaires and reviews of written documentation and financial reports, The Growth Group, LLC confirms with you the Driving Forces™ and Restraining Forces™ impacting your firm's growth. Our joint analysis of the information yields knowledge from which strategic innitiatives are prioritized. Our strategic suggestions are practical, cost-effective, linked to your strategic initiatives and presented in a way that’s acceptable to those in the organization who may be impacted by change.

What does an Organization Optimization mean to me?

Conducting an Organization Optimization safeguards the good health of your organization. Effective organizations can’t afford responsibility gaps, goal diffusion, role ambiguity, non-value adding activities or over-reliance on one or two personalities to reach its objectives. This review confirms what you are doing well and identifies those areas that might need tweaking.  Simply put, an Organization Optimization enables you to align your Strategy, Structure, Staffing and Systems in a way that propels you toward your strategic growth objectives.

"One of the major contributions of Unlock the Growth Potential of Your Organization is its emphasis on listening to, understanding and addressing the Motivational Drivers of others. To get the full benefit of this powerful methodology you should contact Carl Hicks. He is a great listener! He just might be able to help your company grow as he has helped ours."
-- Earl Luttner, Founder, Chairman and CEO Lifetime Financial Growth

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Training and Development

What is Training and Development?

Training and Development is the investment of time and resources into an organization’s most valuable asset - the employee. Whether it’s individual learning opportunities or a large scale leadership program, employee training and development educates, sharpens skills, identifies talent, and improves job performance.

How does The Growth Group, LLC do it?

We start by evaluating your current training and development process. Based on our careful review, as well as employee surveys, and unique tools such as the Birkman Method® self assessment report, we are able to offer recommendations for improving the planning and execution of your training efforts.

What does Training and Development mean to me?

An effective training and development program provides your employees with the opportunity to grow and thrive, performing to the best of their ability. This not only benefits your organization, but allows it to offer superior service to your clients.

"Carl was engaged on several assignments while I was at ARCO Metals, and he proved to be one of the most knowledgeable and effective consultants I have worked with over a 30 year career in Human Resources. His insights and ability to influence at the executive level are second to none."
-- James Brady, Human Resources Consultant, Strategic Innovator, Problem Solver

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Project Management

"Carl, I want to tell you, once again, how expertly you led our Planning Meeting. I believe you put us on the track for a truly successful 2016 and beyond."
-- Seth Medalie, President, The Bulfinch Group

What is Project Management?

Project management is a method of successfully planning and executing a project. Are your projects being completed on time and within budget? Applying project management processes to your organization can increase the likelihood that your project activities are being completed in the most efficient and effective manner. This includes creating schedules, developing budgets, executing the work, managing the team, and delivering the end products to the satisfaction of your clients.

How does The Growth Group, LLC do it?

We start by performing an evaluation of your current project management processes and systems. We discover how the projects are being planned, executed, and delivered currently then provide recommendations for strengthening them to achieve more project success. We also provide training based on the individual needs of your project managers or your organization.

What does Project Management mean to me?

Project management means ensuring that you are making the most of your resources (human and equipment) and are providing your clients with the best value for their money. By adopting these processes and investing in project management training, you are drastically increasing the probability of project success while boosting effectiveness - conducting projects according to practices proven to be the best - thereby providing the best value for your clients’ money.

"Carl, I want to tell you, once again, how expertly you led our Planning Meeting. I believe you put us on the track for a truly successful 2016 and beyond."
-- Seth Medalie, President, The Bulfinch Group

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Business Force Multipliers

"Working with our Senior Leadership Team, Carl has contributed to our efficiency and productivity by increasing our awareness of how to deal more effectively with one another. His 'fresh set of eyes' and conversational manner has helped us stay focused on our strategic initiatives."
-- Edmond Walters, CEO, eMoney Advisor (Retired)

Does Your Business Need a Force Multiplier?

 The Department of Defense defines a Force Multiplier as: “A capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment.”

In much simpler terms, a force multiplier “multiplies” effectiveness and increases the expectation of a successful outcome.

Could your business use a Force Multiplier?  The Growth Group, LLC can help.

Strategic Planning and Execution

Are you transitioning your business to the next growth stage?  Feeling a need to chart a new course?  Frustrated with missed goals?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, let The Growth Group, LLC help to create and execute a customized, strategic business plan that will take your business to its next level of success.  

Business Development and Proposal Preparation Mentoring

Need more contracts and consistent revenue flow?  Would you like a more predictable business development process and improvement to proposal development skills?  Our Business Development and Proposal Preparation Mentoring will work to develop and implement opportunities for a steady revenue flow while also working on future possibilities of growth for your business.  

Accountability Coaching and Birkman Method® Assessment

Have you found yourself working “in” your business more than “on” your business?  Are you struggling with making the move from “doing” to “managing?”  Our Accountability Coaching will clarify the roles and responsibilities within your business.

One way we do this is by utilizing the Birkman Method®, a unique, scientifically developed, multi-faceted assessment that will reduce talent/task mismatches, improve interpersonal communication, boost employee engagement and increase productivity.   

Team Strengthening and Training

Is your management group still evolving as a team?  Are functional silos impacting communication and cooperation?  Would you like your staff and managers to reach their next level of performance?  Our Team Strengthening and Training will build on the strengths of individual team member and identify collective and individual goals while equipping team members with the necessary training to meet these goals.

Project Health Assessments and Project Management Coaching

Are you missing deadlines? Do your estimation procedures need improving?  Are projects more complex than you originally realized?  Our Project Health Assessment service and Project Management Coaching is here to help guide your team through the “Whats” and “Hows” of your project (What needs to be done?  How do we do it?), while inspiring within team members a sense of ownership and commitment in the project.

"Working with our Senior Leadership Team, Carl has contributed to our efficiency and productivity by increasing our awareness of how to deal more effectively with one another. His 'fresh set of eyes' and conversational manner has helped us stay focused on our strategic initiatives."
-- Edmond Walters, CEO, eMoney Advisor (Retired)

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