Change is only effective when an organization accepts and incorporates the new thinking into everyday practices.
A team is more effective when members care for one another as a community, expanding their focus beyond merely the tasks at hand. Virginia Swain coaches groups of existing and emerging leaders to introduce change in small and large organizations through consultation, mediation, reconciliation and training.
She believes the workplace is a uniquely constructed environment that can serve as a learning laboratory, a nexus between people of diverse backgrounds, with unique and special opportunities to learn how to respect difference. She helps those organizational leaders who are interested in dialogue that moves beyond current social understanding and practice.
Every engagement is custom-designed for a particular organization, but may include an introductory discussion, individual assessments, development of a team mission statement, group reporting on goals and milestones, and facilitating smaller group work on specific issues.
Virginia brings her decades of experience in employee relations, training and development, recruitment and performance management to offer counseling, mentoring, training and dispute resolution services to manage many emotionally laden issues.
World Cafés offer a new vehicle for group coaching with Virginia Swain. Tapping the power of the Internet, these online facilitated discussions bridge distances and time zones to bring people together to share their experiences and newfound learning to forge a common understanding.