About Foghound

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Every team has strengths that are untapped. Ideas that never get heard. People who can contribute so much more.

Most teams at some point fall into ruts and lose sight of what's possible.  We start doubting ourselves and think that other companies and "experts" must be better than us. Or we blame our "stuckness" on budgets, bosses, bureaucracy, bad meetings or the annoying xyz department. Our organizational and individual self-esteem takes a dive.

I have worked with hundreds of teams in companies like FedEx, HP, SAP, Fidelity Investments, UBS, USAA and can tell you that there is always more potential in your organization than you realize. That you have amazing ideas waiting to be found. That you have teammates who can do more than they ever thought possible. That you can introduce and adapt to change with less anxiety and more optimism.

I help teams become greater. Rebel against what no longer works. Uncover new possibilities. Develop resiliency to roll with stress and find he grit and sense of joy to keep going.

Your company may not have one of those save-the-world purposes that make you jump out of bed in the morning. From my Fortune 500 client work, co-writing the best selling book "Rebels at Work" and studying Positive Psychology I know that you can find more meaning in your work by developing new habits, mindsets, and ways of working together.

Everyone wants to be heard, appreciated and contribute.

I'll help you create the conditions, habits and tools to do just that.

And oh what fun we'll have doing it.

 

Ways we help...aka why clients hire us

leadership practices for thriving teams

  1. Psychological safety: Make sure your team passes the psychological safety test. That's the foundation for innovation, creativity, problem solving, and growth.

  2. Resiliency: Develop resiliency practices to more quickly bounce back from setbacks and stress. (You'll take more risks if you know how to manage uncertainty.)

  3. Authenticity: Show up as your best self. That's your super-power. (What might change if everyone on your team was just 3% more authentic?)

  4. Courageous conversations: Learn how to have courageous conversations so that things improve for everyone and you don't get stuck in that nasty passive-aggressive vortex.

  5. Appreciation: Understand and appreciate your different strengths and regularly thank your work mates for the things they do that make work better. Appreciation is the greatest motivator at work and builds everyone's confidence, self-esteem and well-being. 

  6. Communicate and connect with new language, tools, and a Work Out Loud mindset.

  7. Dare to rebel against what no longer works -- and stand up for new ideas.

  8. Emotions are contagious, per behavioral scientists.  How are you showing up today?

  9. Feed your soul: When in doubt, sing with abandon, groove to your music, move joyously, sleep soundly.  Your body feeds your soul and how you show up at work.