We all know that nagging feeling of somehow not getting quite to the point we want to be at. Things may be going well, our performance might be good enough – but we need it to be great.
Helen Green, one of our network partners and an expert in organisational development and change, works with people to unlock the power they need to change – by stopping them from getting in their own way.
Her focus lies on working with others as they work to make a difference – whether to their employees, customers, shareholders, clients, the planet, or any other group.
One of the most important things Helen does is shine a light on the relational nature of change. There are many models, tools and processes which are routinely applied in organisational development. They provide structure and support and help reduce anxiety as people go through that often uncomfortable process of change.
The relational aspects of change are often misunderstood or ignored. By focussing on relationships and the small steps we can take towards big changes, we are more likely to achieve our goals.
Whatever the change, the deadlines, the imperatives, the technology ….. in the end, it all comes down to working together to make that difference.
Imran and Helen have worked together to develop an impactful two day workshop for managers and leaders embarking on significant change initiatives, drawing on John Kotter’s change model.
What makes their cooperation different is the integration of other approaches such as rapid prototyping, action learning, and appreciative inquiry. These approaches support the managers and leaders as they grapple with their own, very real, change initiative.
In Helen’s own words: “Working with Imran is always stimulating, challenging and enjoyable. He is very creative and brings vast experience and great stories to his work.”
If you want to know more about Helen, take a look at her company, Orient8 Consulting. They have a simple focus: improving performance, developing people and organisations to be better and achieve more. They believe in the power of unlocking human potential to help individuals, teams and organisations become great – rather than settling for ‘good enough’.
Or read her articles on The Rise of Conversational Leadership and on The Role of Safety in Organisational Change. You can also connect with her on twitter, or linkedin.