Leadership Consulting Services
Capable leaders engage their teams, increase productivity and reduce talent turnover. Yellow Wagon improves the leadership skills within your organization by providing custom consulting and coaching through the following programs.
Organizational Alignment & Employee Engagement
Organizations and teams are successful when everyone is moving in the same direction with the same goals. Not only are employees happier, but they are more focused and productive. And it takes way less energy and creates fewer headaches to lead a team that is engaged and aligned.
But it can be hard to make this happen on your own.
Yellow Wagon Leadership works with teams and organizations to align purpose, staffing, values, goals, and accountability so that everyone is clear about what their role is and their part in achieving overall success.
Yellow Wagon Leadership completes an organizational assessment, then makes recommendations for how to strengthen any weaknesses that may exist. Yellow Wagon Leadership then works with the team over a period of time to implement those recommendations.
Clarity of where the organization is headed and about how each person on the team contributes to success. Processes for accountability are in place, and the team has the tools it needs to improve and increase productivity.Schedule a Free Consultation
Conflict in the workplace is normal—we all can have differences of opinion about just about everything. But when it is not handled correctly, conflict can interfere with getting the job done. It can kill employee engagement and create very difficult team dynamics. And it can drive leaders crazy.
We have years of experience helping individuals and teams resolve conflicts that can dramatically improve your culture and lead to higher levels of work satisfaction.
Yellow Wagon Leadership works with the team members involved to understand and clarify the conflict, and then to create a suitable and acceptable path forward.
Team members better understand each other and are able to move forward in a positive manner. Often valued employees are retained, saving the organization time and money.Schedule a Free Consultation
One on One Coaching
Success comes when we are able to achieve the goals we have set and get the results we want from our team or from our business. We all work very hard to achieve success, and when it isn’t working to our satisfaction, we may need some new ideas.
Coaching is a way to open up in a trusted, confidential relationship with a person who can offer self-awareness and new ideas about how to be successful.
Here are some reasons why people seek us for Coaching:
They continue to have high turnover rates
They aren’t getting the promotions they have worked for
They are frustrated with a lack of progress with projects
Their team is in turmoil
They keep seeing the same negative results in their work or team
Yellow Wagon Leadership works with specific individuals for a time to help them garner a better understanding of their performance and how to improve. We also assist in implementing those changes over time.
Participants gain new insights about their strengths and increased self-awareness. This results in transformational change and improved performance.Schedule a Free Consultation
Large changes or small, every change made in the workplace is significant.
And change is hard! Someone is always unhappy about it and wishes things could just stay the same. Just saying something will be different doesn’t make it so.
However, if businesses don’t change, they will become obsolete.
So, Yellow Wagon Leadership can help guide you and your organization through large and small business changes, policy changes, and process changes. We can help you get ahead of the resistance and help you manage the fallout.
Yellow Wagon Leadership assists organizational leadership in developing and carrying out a change management plan. We also assist in working through difficulties and conflicts resulting from the organizational change.
Change can be successful and much smoother than it might normally be with reduced conflict, increased acceptance of change and increased energy and productivity moving forward.Schedule a Free Consultation
Management and Leadership Training
Poor leadership is one of the primary reasons for low employee engagement, conflict, and turnover in the workplace.
Great leadership inspires loyalty and trust and strongly impacts retention.
However, studies show that most supervisors and leaders never receive any kind of training for the position.
Yellow Wagon Leadership has developed a unique Leadership Training Model that shows leaders how to understand what their employees need and how to be the kind of person that people want to follow.
Yellow Wagon Leadership provides a customized 10 hour class, including individual coaching for participants.
Participants experience transformational change in their supervision style, leading to improved employee engagement and reduced turnover.Schedule a Free Consultation
Professional Assessment Options
Teams work better together when they understand each other. Yellow Wagon Leadership offers the following assessments that provide insight into each team member and how to access the team’s own wisdom and strengths.
Yellow Wagon provides and interprets individual assessments, then conducts a team workshop that educates and energizes the team.
Teams have a much stronger appreciation for individual differences, and recognize how to prevent conflict based on those differences. Teams are able to be more productive and build better relationships.
When you and your team members know and understand what each of your strengths are, it is easier to create an environment where everyone can do their best work.
This research-based assessment is a method of identifying predictable actions and personality traits within human behavior.
360 Degree Review
Learn how you are perceived by the people you work with at all levels—both inside and outside the organization.
When you and your team members know and understand what each of your strengths are, it is easier to create an environment where everyone can do their best work. When we consistently work using our natural strengths, we are more likely to love our work, be highly engaged in it, and be much more satisfied day–to–day.
Yellow Wagon Leadership is an authorized and trained coach for Clifton StrengthFinders. Whether you want to increase your individual self-awareness or strengthen your team’s effectiveness, we can help.
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“Thank you so much for working with my team on conducting this assessment for all 70+ managers! This has been a fantastic tool and has really changed how our teams collaborate and work together to support staff and the community.”
— Heather O.
Mary's coaching is insightful and transformative! She gets to the root of issues that may be holding you and your company back, and provides great insight on how to move forward. Working with Yellow Wagon was very encouraging, and I'm excited to put her lessons into practice!
— Betsy M.
"Mary was very helpful and provided great advice and useful suggestions. Happy I chose to work with her."
— Andy M.
"I've known and worked with Mary for many years and she is a consummate professional. I reached out to her for her help in preparing for my new role as Public Works Director and her guidance and expertise were invaluable in helping me hit the ground running and succeed from Day 1. I give anyone who wants to become a better leader my highest recommendation for Mary and Yellow Wagon Leadership."
— Mark J.
"Mary's impact on me was exactly what I was seeking -- she knew how to ask the questions that get right to the heart of the matter, how to truly listen, and how to help me access my own intuition and my greatest strengths. I found her wisdom and her authenticity very empowering, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help accessing their own wisdom and living more authentically."
— Morgan B.
"Mary facilitated an exceptional board retreat for my board of directors. Going through a bit of a culture change, Mary helped us to focus inward on our strategic objectives, prioritize the organization's needs, and helped to rekindle that fire which makes our organization so special. In the month following the retreat, all newly created board committees have met and are moving forward. I cannot thank Mary enough and look forward to working with her again in the future."
— Nicholas K.