We help already successful people become even more successful. These exceptionally capable and talented people go by many names yet possess one thing in common no matter the scope or scale of their ambition – they are considered leaders by those who choose to follow them. These are leaders for whom a pat answer, a canned response and a pre-formulated approach fall short. We are called on as thinking partners for these leaders and their teams, supporting them to design and fulfill on commitments in all arenas of their lives.
Our work brings together multiple paths, including traditional business practice, performance psychology, neuroscience, somatics and mindfulness practices. Leaders see their leadership journey as part of a much larger development arc. Who one is as a leader informs, and indeed reflects, who one is as a person. We focus on awakening what is being called forth to address the challenges and leverage the opportunities present today, in order to create a world that works for all. Our work is serious and substantial, yet it is done through easy and natural conversations. The emphasis is on getting results, doing what is needed to remove obstacles and move towards desired outcomes.
Ivars Ozolins, CEO
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We work with clients from a variety of backgrounds, including:
On topics that include:
Addressing leadership, team and personal issues / Navigating personal and political dynamics / Building a team of A+ players / Transitioning into promotions and new roles / Generating support and buy-in for your ideas and projects / Avoiding career pitfalls and derailment / Developing an innovation incubator / Getting transformational 360 feedback based on interviews / Growing your identity into that which serves you best / Harnessing mind, body and field intelligences / Cultivating greater health and happiness / Making a difference based on what you love doing, talents you have and what the market needs
Leaders make things happen. The best leaders make history. Your capacity to make history depends upon many factors, key among them your willingness and readiness to learn, grow and develop. Leadership coaching is an opportunity for you to go to higher ground and assess your current commitments and situation, envision a future worthy of your best attention and energy, illuminate a path toward what is most relevant and meaningful to you, and take consistent action. You’ll align the power of your mind and body, as well as your role and soul to foster a deep congruence between what you say and what you do. You’ll see feedback as a powerful ally in helping you achieve what you want. You’ll take action that is consistent with bringing your vision to life, incorporating daily and weekly actions and practices so you embody what you are committed to. You will be able to take new actions and produce better results for you and all those whom you have the privilege to lead. You’ll come to sense and perceive in new ways, enabling you to take new actions and produce better results in every arena of your life.
Leadership is a collective process. What you get done as a leader, you get done with and through other people. Indeed, committed, accountable and skilled teams are the primary way that most work gets done in organizations today. We will assess the performance of your team against the commitments and objectives your team has made. Then, we incorporate the necessary elements so that your team cultivates the high performance and accountability necessary to delivering on your commitments. Your team will possess the conversational and relational tools to create the conditions for high performance to emerge, and the tactical roadmap to make it a reality.
Leaders today are tasked with doing more than ever before, with a brighter spotlight and greater pressure. Beyond your intellect and hard work, you may also benefit from training your physical, emotional and mental abilities to sustain you as you address the challenges and opportunities afforded you. How you show up in any given moment is a strong reflection of your neurophysiological state. Many factors influence your state, including the physical environment in which you live and work, the relationships you have and the people you are around, as well as your current habits around eating, moving, resting and healing. Collectively these factors move you in the direction of greater energy and well being, or they don’t. My coaching provides you tools and practices to harness your best energy, focus it in the direction of what matters most to you, and embody the vitality and nourishing health you want. Imagine being focused and engaged, resilient and purposeful every day. Imagine possessing the energy, attention and focus to complete your mission. Imagine doing what you do, in a way that is healthy, life affirming and sustainable. It is possible. I’ll show you how.
We have facilitated many hundreds of advanced leadership development programs that address the needs of leaders at all levels of an organization. Over these years, we have heard thousands of leaders share both their challenges as well as their opportunities, their dreams as well as their dreads. We’ve responded with purposeful solutions that engage the wisdom and brilliance often found in groups and teams of people.
We work with you to create programs that meet your needs. These programs can be delivered to intact teams, cross functional teams, local and globally distributed teams. They can be in half-day, full day or multi-day format, and can include follow-on coaching as necessary. Popular topics include: The Leadership Challenge, Leading Organizational Change, The Neuroleadership Academy, as well as programs oriented on mindfulness in leadership.
Ivars Ozolins is a leadership coach, strategist and educator. He has spent over two decades researching, developing and teaching the practical application of peak performance strategies to leaders in some of the world’s most respected organizations. He has been recognized for his entrepreneurial approach in working with owners, senior leaders and high potentials from many sectors of business, government and society. He blends contemporary business practices with neuroscience, somatics, systems thinking and mindfulness-based practices. His clients come to see different, think different and do different – and get better results with less stress and more fulfillment.
Ivars began his career in retail banking, where he managed both the P&L and staffing for a zone of branch offices with over $300 million in deposits and more than 20,000 accounts. Leveraging these talents and his passion for developing leaders, Ivars led Executive Development for Nestlé USA and co-developed its pioneering Innovation Lab. He helped build an organization-wide leadership program for a major healthcare company, and advised Fortune 200 companies on large-scale change initiatives as a Strategy Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Ivars has been an invited speaker on topics including leadership, strategy and innovation, at the Lean Innovation Summit, American Society for Training & Development, Product Development Management Association, International Consortium for Executive Development Research, American Indian Chamber of Commerce, and the MBA and Executive MBA programs at USC and UCLA.
He received his post-graduate training in leadership coaching from Georgetown University and his MBA from the University of Southern California. Ivars enjoys desert and high altitude hiking, backpacking and mountaineering. He and his beloveds live in Southern California.