Waterside Women

our approach to creating
high performance teams

We build highly successful teams capable of greater impact, because we focus not on the 5 steps to meeting management or the 7 keys to strategic planning, but instead on HOW each person on the team can be more alive - more vibrant, more present, more mindful, more self-aware, more growth-minded, more optimistic, more effective in relating to others and in  communicating... 

 

Our work has shown that team synergy and high performance arise naturally and effortlessly by self expansion and insight work.  When each team member is living at their best, they respond better, they communicate more consciously, they are less reactive, they extend grace to others naturally.   

 

We help teams learn how to effectively manage their human operating systems.   We leave no stone unturned, utilizing neuroscience, positive psychology, interpersonal communication, and even mindful movement techniques to create insights - awakenings we call "moksha."      

 

Moksha means to "wake up" - and that's exactly what we do.  We help individual contributors unite into dynamic, high-performing teams.     

 

        We help groups of humans work together - better.

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Team Offerings

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Ignite Your Team

Team Development immersions are designed to create a burst of positive energy into your team in a short amount of time.    

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Renew Your Team

Team Retreats are designed for renewal, deeper levels of connection, personal growth, and play! 

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Align Your Team
(intact & cross-function)

Team Coaching is designed to help intact and cross-functional work teams partner better, align on collective goals, and achieve even better outcomes. 

 

Team Building

In the most simple terms, we help set teams up for success.  Success requires alignment toward a common true north purpose with generous amounts of collaboration and trust.  

 

Most team issues come from unseen friction – the invisible relationship dynamics that create conflict.  We work with teams to uncover and heal these dynamics, to align toward their highest, noble purpose, and to learn teaming practices for even higher performance and collaboration.  

 

What makes our approach unique is ... well, everything.  We begin with an ethnographic culture assessment of the team - meaning we deeply dive into how it feels to be on the team using qualitative research techniques.   We present results from our culture audit to team leads and also share with the team.  We use this information to customize an immersion experience to unlock potential, resolve what's not working, build trust and collaboration, and align on strategic direction.  

Our team immersion experience catalyzes momentum and ignites the human spirit.  Our fusion approach combines the best of what we've learned from neuroscience, positive psychology, and leadership development with the timeless wisdom traditions found in yoga, qi-gong, and the contemplative traditions across the East.  

Our team immersions are traditionally 2-3 day experiences in locations that promote inner work.   Our immersions are designed to generate momentum quickly with more trust and energy, and higher performance.  Our team immersions create incredibly high performing teams with high levels of trust, collaboration, and authenticity.   

 

We finalize our team experience by integrating practices and habits (katas) into daily, weekly, and monthly rituals.  We support the work with regular touch-points and follow-up reinforcements.   Teams spend time planning their team cultural environment, generating collaboration plans to continue growing and evolving.    

Team work
Team Brainstorm
 

Team Retreats

We lead transformational team retreats / intensives across the country on topics of mindfulness, employee engagement, transformational leadership, change management, authentic communication, and creating high performance teams/cultures. 

Our team retreats create greater trust, connection, and harmony between team members in a fun and rejuvenating setting.

 

Whether the retreat is held just off campus or in a different country, it is a chance to push your edges and connect a little deeper with your team so that you can show up more authentically and powerfully.

 

Our retreat curriculum is always built on a foundation of purpose, play, and growth, yet is customized for the specific needs of the team: from generating greater team synergy to brainstorming innovative solutions to major challenges --  or resolving deep-seated conflicts.

Because we are experts in culture-shaping, our team retreats are methodical, comprehensive, and integral - impacting body, mind, heart, and soul.   Building a healthy, high-performance culture requires changing the behaviors of the individuals and teams that make up the organization.  This means that cultural transformation requires personal transformation.   Our retreats catalyze these transformational qualities within your team, creating more collaboration and trust, greater awareness, and increased performance.  

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Tropical Retreat
Yoga on the Beach
Meditating in Nature
Rock Maze
 

Team Coaching

(Intact Teams and Cross-Functional Partnerships)

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Rarely is it one person or one team that holds all the power to achieve results.  When working within functions or departments, often many teams need to work together seamlessly in order to generate results.   This level of FLOW requires huge amounts of trust, collaboration, and incredible communication.    Often, misunderstandings, unresolved conflicts, white-elephants, power dynamics and ego-trips prevent actualization and lead to frustration and burnout.

 

Our Team Coaching process is designed as a coaching relationship - meaning it's more than a 2 day event.   We work with intact teams and also partnering teams over an extended time to create system integration, greater network performance, and alignment.   

 

Our process is effective and transforming to functional performance because we work in greater depth.   Because we are master facilitators who understand how to hold "sacred space," we are able to hold the level interpersonal tension required for systemic issues to emerge.  We listen deeply, ask the difficult questions, and facilitate empathetic, honest, and healing conversations among team members or stakeholder groups.   We also provide executive coaching on a week-by-week basis in "as needed" moments before important conversations or decision-making.   We do the hard work of targeting and turning around key influencers derailing progress - those that need to transform for the greater good of the team. 

 

And, because our work is human-centered, growth-oriented, and spiritually fulfilling, we also have fun while we do it! 

Together with organizational leaders, we  transform the historical out-grouping pattern of the unconscious mind that creates separation through gossip or triangulation.  We create a new baselines built on trust fueled by meaningful experiences.  Teams that depend on one another then find harmony together.   They create trust.   They develop growth-mindsets and momentum is fueled by seeing interconnections, increased harmony and synergy, and a renewed appreciation for every role in the system.  Teams embed practices that improve conscious communication, celebrate growth-minded feedback, share recognition, and celebrate what they achieve together.  

Our team coaching process is designed to create more synergy and and greater effectiveness with intact teams, cross-functional partners, collaborative network teams, or diverse stakeholder groups.