LEAD programs are offered as half-day or full-day seminars, curriculum based multi-day programs and organizational meetings and retreats. Program topics include:
Emotional Maturity and the Workplace
Emotional maturity encompasses self-awareness, responsibility and regulation, meaningfully connecting with others and managing complex decisions. This seminar provides participants with the tools to evaluate their own maturity and a framework for how they conduct themselves in personal and professional settings.
Systems Thinking and the Focus on Self
People contribute to the overall functioning of the personal and professional systems with which they are a part. This seminar identifies how people can influence – and be influenced by – others. Participants develop strategies for improving their role and contributions in their professional systems.
When people do things for others that others can or should be doing for themselves, who benefits? Is this helpful? How does this impact productivity, skill development and authenticity? The seminar answers these questions and participants learn how to strategically hold themselves (and others) to higher standards of accountability.
Managing Three-Person Relationships (Triangles)
When two people are in a relationship, it is predictable that a third person (i.e. supervisor, friend) will eventually be introduced into the relationship, thus forming a relationship triangle. This seminar identifies predictable behavioral patterns and provides participants with strategies for responsibly managing themselves in these three-person relationships.
Building Strong Connections
Research tells us that people are happier and healthier when they have meaningful connections with others. This influences how people engage with colleagues and clients or customers, thus contributing to the overall well being of the organization. This seminar provides participants with the tools to strategically build strong(er) connections with key people in both their professional and personal lives.
Evaluating Beliefs and Assumptions
Beliefs can be unfounded and adopted without consideration of their accuracy and/or alignment with one’s thinking. For example, many believe that “perception is reality” yet this is not always correct. This seminar examines automatic thinking and assumptions. Participants learn to evaluate the accuracy of both via curiosity, questions and reflections.
Self-Regulation and Anxiety Management
Responses to anxieties (i.e. stressors, challenges) can negatively impact a person more than the anxiety itself. This seminar examines patterns of anxiety and how they present themselves in both the individual and organizational systems. Participants learn strategies for understanding the functions of anxiety and how to regulate their responses to it.
Emotional Courage and Delivering Difficult Messages
Not delivering a difficult message is an example of low emotional courage. This seminar identifies the benefits of avoiding avoidance and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Participants learn how to skillfully deliver difficult messages with kindness, respect and directness.
High Value Coaching
Delivering high value coaching is essential for the growth and development of your employees and organization. This seminar provides a framework of the coaching process and teaches participants how to skillfully coach others with maturity, clarity, accountability and responsibility.
“Lauren’s LEADing Yourself: Building Connections & Responsibility seminar was one of the best investments I have made in my management team this year and we are grateful for her having shared her extensive knowledge and experience with us.
Her coaching style is very personable and the class flew by. She engaged with my staff at every step of the class making each person feel as though he or she was the most important person in the room.
Lauren’s years of experience – and depth of knowledge — were evident in her comprehensive, leave no-stone-unturned presentation and the inclusive manner in which she imparted her knowledge. Her sharp insight into thought processes and relationships were an eye opener and provided a roadmap for creating effective, open and honest thought and communication.
If you wish to become a more effective leader, there is only one name you need to know: Lauren Hammer.”
“Lauren was a pleasure to work with for our Women in Banking Conference. She delivered relevant and fresh concepts to the attendees who provided positive feedback about her presentation. I recommend her for speaking engagements because she is knowledgeable, dependable and a professional.”
The LEAD Course is a unique learning opportunity designed to teach leaders strategic ways of thinking about their maturity, managing of relationships and self-leadership. Participants are introduced to Family Systems Theory and forward-thinking research that links personal development with leadership successes.
The LEAD Course session topics include: emotional maturity and leadership functioning in professional and family systems, self-awareness and clarity of personal beliefs and values, self-regulation and anxiety management, engaging in difficult conversations, deepening relationship connections, leadership coaching strategies and managing organizational change.
Participants of The LEAD Course include leaders from a diverse range of roles and organizations including:
- Partners of accounting firms and legal practices
- Physicians, medical providers and facility administrators
- Financial advisors and institutions
- Family businesses (owners, leaders, rising leaders)
- Business owners and leadership teams
- Human resources personnel
- Government and political agencies
- Non-profit organizations
- Clergy and congregational leadership
- Educational institutions
The LEAD Course participants:
- Possess the mindset to scrutinize their own functioning in leadership and personal settings, including solicited feedback from others.
- Maintain a leadership role that includes managing others (or plans to be in such a role within 12 months)