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Purposeful Team Building Programs

Start rowing together

Just because people are complicated doesn't mean you can't bring rigor to your team management or that you can't gain access to the same predictability and transparency that you are accustomed to on the financial side of your business. 


And, people issues do cost you money:

The Cost of Employee Misunderstandings: $37 Billion USD/year*

                                   *2008 IDC Study: "$37 billion: Counting the Cost of Employee Misunderstanding"

When the people on your team understand themselves, understand how the people they work with see things and understand how to work through communication challenges together, you've got a team that achieves great things for your company.


The Birkman Method® combined with a group session designed to inspire and inform will give your team the actionable insight it needs to perform at its peak and avoid misunderstandings.


A specific program can be created that matches your team's needs and that fits your budget.

Power Up Your Two-Person Teams:


When you are depending on one other person, any misunderstandings between the two of you are expensive, stressful and potentially compounding.


Gain access to the powerful two person "Issues to Watch Report" that explores dynamics between two individuals who work closely together, super-charging shared understanding for your two-person team. 


With this program, you will fast-forward through years of learning through bitter experience and understand each other today, not in ten years time.

Resolving Team Dysfunction:


Sometimes individuals end up in a negative cycle of misunderstanding when they work closely together.  Learn about the underlying assumptions that are creating such a cycle and you'll be able to address the issue today. 


This program is a safe place to explore issues and dynamics that aren't working for your team and to explore the behaviours that are leading to misunderstandings.  Your team will learn the black-and-white, validated reasons that they aren't getting along, things that have nothing to do with hurt feelings, lack of care or lack of skill. 


Armed with this knowledge, your team will design solutions to chronic behavioural misalignments while gaining mutual respect for each other's strengths and perspectives. 

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The Birkman Method® was used as a means to better understand ourselves and our peers, as well as interactions within our teams and the company as a whole... Catherine’s abilities in this area of coaching were invaluable to me as a team member and manager." -Tammy Fowler


I would highly recommend using the Birkman personality questionnaire in the workplace as it helped our employees work through countless situations..." -Laura Turner


Don't see what you're looking for?  Contact Catherine and we can create a package that will have you reaching your specific team building goals.

Are You a Not-for-Profit? 

Check out the awesome team building that can be done at the board level (and at a discounted rate.)

Catherine Olchowy business HR consultant Victoria BC

Catherine Olchowy

An enthusiastic HR strategist with a wealth of experience supporting business owners and the teams they depend upon.  Bring Catherine in to get great at the people part of your business.

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