Overview of Services

My Core Work…

I work with individuals and working professionals who want to:

  • Capably and confidently manage the course and growth of their careers
  • Accomplish and achieve for the common good of themselves and the organization

Typically, these individuals are:

  • Experiencing some kind of work related challenge or imminent change in their lives
  • Concerned about how best to respond to their work related challenge.

I assist them by resolving their work and career concerns so they can:

  • Be clear about what they want and the objectives that they seek to achieve.
  • Be more effective in the process of achieving those objectives.
  • Be more satisfied at what they are doing.
  • Be happier at where they are doing it.

Over many years and many hundreds of assignments, I have honed these core competencies and directed them to the following proven, outcome-oriented programs:

  • Performance Consulting
  • Career Management
  • Executive Development
  • Career Transition

I direct many of my services to organizations, I sincerely welcome and gratefully engage with those working professionals who come to me as individuals on their own accord.
If you are a working professional, and you are interested in contacting me , click on  Individual Coaching and Counseling or Contact for more information.

Performance Consulting

Performance Consulting focuses on the achievement of current and future business goals. Once these goals are defined, the performance consulting process  provides the answers to the question, “What must people do better or differently to achieve these business goals?”
Two critical foundation factors  that make performance consulting a successful business program are:

  • Linking performance directly to outcomes.
  • Seeking and earning a collaborative relationship with management to pursue and achieve performance objectives in partnership.

In addition to training,  performance consulting can draw upon many other tools all tailored to a customized program package to assure best results and ROI.  These could include:

  • Soft Skills Development
  • Coaching
  • Behavioral Assessments
  • Work Environment Aids
  • Stress Management
  • Accountability Coaching
  • Virtual Team Development
  • Career Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Communications Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management

Career Management

While the organization is interested in maximizing performance, the individual may be just as interested in maximizing their full career potential – and these goals may not always be one and the same.
I have developed a unique process to help the individual advance their careers objectives through a variety of interlocking means.
Together, we’ll target four areas critical to your long-term success:

  • Work and career.
  • Skill development and work satisfaction.
  • Personal performance.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness.

Once you’ve completed the program, you can expect to:

  • Measurably improve your productivity.
  • Achieve a greater balance between your career and personal/family life.
  • Adopt proven effective strategies to help you achieve the goals important to you.

Executive Development

Executive Development encompasses all activities aimed at developing the skills, competencies, and well-being of the top decision-makers in an organization.
This flexible and highly adaptable program is built around “what’s needed” to support this leader’s role in fulfilling on  the organization’s strategic goals and mission.

One effective approach I often institute is to:

  • Discuss and document the individual’s current situation.
  • Identify and triage the problems and challenges they are responsible for resolving.
  • Confer on implications of these challenges and the resources and competencies required.
  • Achieve the desired outcomes by instituting and following through on the appropriate actions.

I attain concrete, measurable goals and objectives by building tactical, hard skills (business fundamentals of finance, marketing, operations) as well as soft skills (meeting management, communications, team building).
For many, the following subjective goals of the program are just as valuable:

  • Reducing risk and worry.
  • Acquiring greater peace of mind.
  • Developing a better personal image.
  • Brainstorming.
  • Just being listened to in a quiet, secure and confidential environment.

Career Transition

Career transitions typically put us through a major “change” in our work lives.  Most people want to avoid them. Perhaps this upcoming change can be expected and within our control  —  maybe it is even well-planned, purposeful and welcome. Some of our best work here at Accord Career Services LLC is done in the areas of succession planning, second careering, and outplacement.
At other times it comes more suddenly and it is predominately out of our control.
Here we experience stress, worry and concern due to layoffs…relocation .. some significant personal event (illness, disability, divorce) ..termination .. reorganization.
If you are facing them now or in the near future, let me make it easier for you.

I assist individuals in the workplace make effective and timely work/life transitions.  I offer specific programs dealing with issues related to:

  • Outplacement
  • Succession Planning
  • Transitional Personal Support

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