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Coaching

We guide you to implement practical ideas from our courses.

At Compass Productivity, our approach to coaching guides leaders to achieve extraordinary results through modern productivity techniques. Our one-on-one and small group coaching sessions are designed to help you implement what was learned in our productivity courses. Whether you're a startup founder, a seasoned executive, or a team leader looking to elevate your organization's performance, our coaching approach makes it easy for you to get started at your own pace.

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What sets us apart is our holistic approach to productivity and leadership. We don't just focus on one aspect; we integrate a blend of cutting-edge tools like Artificial Intelligence, proven frameworks like Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and Agile, and innovative thinking in Product using Design Thinking. Plus, our expertise in Time Management techniques further ensures that you're not just doing things right, but also doing the right things. By partnering with us, you're investing in a future where better decision-making, enhanced team dynamics, and exceptional individual skills become the cornerstone of your success.

Modern Productivity Tools and Techniques

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At the heart of our approach is the transformative power of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Originating from Silicon Valley giants like Google, OKRs have become the gold standard in goal-setting, tracking, and achievement. By working closely with you to identify critical objectives and develop measurable key results, we ensure that you and your team are focused and aligned on what genuinely drives business growth. This methodology isn't merely an add-on; it's a proven strategy that engages teams and accelerates growth, setting you ahead in the competitive landscape. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) serves as another pillar in our toolkit, complementing our primary focus on OKRs. We leverage AI-driven solutions to automate mundane tasks, derive actionable insights from data, and streamline workflows. This integration allows you and your team to focus on strategic initiatives while AI handles the repetitive aspects, making your work environment more efficient and productive.

Agile is more than just a buzzword for us; it's a philosophy that shapes our coaching approach. We guide your technology and product development teams through the nuances of Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban to improve your ability to adapt. With our approach, you gain the agility to quickly respond to market shifts and customer needs, thus making your business more resilient and competitive.

In industries where innovation is not just encouraged but expected, our coaching sessions incorporate Design Thinking to help you think creatively. Design Thinking isn't about creating products; it's about pioneering solutions that disrupt markets and redefine customer expectations. We guide you through the entire innovation lifecycle, from ideation and conceptualization to prototyping and market testing. By adopting Design Thinking principles, we foster an environment where creativity thrives, and no idea is too audacious to explore. Our approach empowers you to identify new opportunities, solve complex problems, and deliver groundbreaking products that resonate deeply with your target audience.

Team Dynamics and Culture

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We believe that high-performing teams are the backbone of any successful organization. But team performance isn't solely about individual skills; it is about how those skills are harnessed collectively through effective team dynamics and a thriving culture. We delve deep into the architecture of your teams, examining roles, responsibilities, and relationships to create a tailored strategy that aligns with your organizational objectives. By fostering a culture of collaboration and open communication, we ensure that your teams are not just functional but genuinely empowered and engaged.

Creating a positive culture isn't an incidental outcome; it's a deliberate act. We help you build an environment where every team member feels valued, understood, and motivated to contribute. Through our coaching, we instill the principles of empowerment and accountability, encouraging team members to take ownership of their tasks and outcomes. This transformative cultural shift enhances job satisfaction and significantly impacts productivity and results. When your team members are aligned in culture and purpose, extraordinary levels of creativity, innovation, and performance become your new normal.

Individual Skill Development 

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Individual skill development is vital to organizational productivity. We take a personalized approach to skill development, recognizing that each leader and team member brings unique abilities and challenges. We offer tailored coaching sessions that focus on enhancing these individual skills, including mastering the art of Inbox Zero and personal goal-setting to manage overwhelming communication, or leveraging Artificial Intelligence to create digital content faster and more efficiently. Our goal is to elevate your personal productivity skills to a level where they become second nature, allowing you to focus more on strategic thinking and decision-making.

But skill development isn't just about being efficient; it's about being effective. To that end, we also coach you on techniques to reduce stress and improve focus, enhancing your performance and well-being. We understand that productivity isn't a one-size-fits-all concept. It needs to be adapted to individual styles, preferences, and responsibilities. That's why our coaching sessions remain flexible and adaptive, accommodating each individual's specific needs and pace. By investing in personal skill development, you're not just becoming a better worker but evolving into a more balanced and fulfilled individual.

Client Success Story

St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
The Challenge

The leadership team of the Chamber experienced significant turnover in 2022, leading to public events being underfunded and canceled. An exploding economic climate in the city, the impact of a global pandemic, and a new mayoral administration added to the complexity facing this new team. Chamber president Chris Steinocher said, "Our biggest challenge was taking the time to focus on creating an OKR system while facing the tyranny of the urgent."

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“Compass has supported our senior leaders by establishing a clear path forward for our organization and our members. They have become an invaluable resource to our community.”

Chris Steinocher, President
St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

The Solution

Compass implemented the Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) framework by conducting three workshops over the course of three months.  They set up a simple progress tracking tool to share with the Board of Governors and create a sense of urgency. They also coached the team to conduct a disciplined weekly review meeting to decide on clear actions, update the progress tracker, and discuss the effectiveness of their work.

The Result

The team quickly identified their top goal for Q1 of 2023, which was to sign top-line sponsors for all major events for the entire year. The OKR was publicly communicated to the Board of Governors and all Chamber members to bring awareness and instill a sense of urgency.  The initial goal was achieved by the end of January! OKRs were so successful that Mr. Steinocher implemented them with all of the Chamber’s 14 volunteer committees. He also created a colorful red/yellow/green dashboard to visually communicate the progress of all the OKRs. 

 

The Board has publically communicated that it is having its most successful year in over a decade.

Contact Us to Get Started

Contact us to schedule a complimentary coaching session to discuss your needs. Our flexible engagement model is designed to make things simple for you. We adapt to your pace and start where you are ready. Our goal is not to make you perfect, but to help you learn and improve each one step at a time.

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