• Teaser
  • the Leadership Climb

    4: Summit Approach Essentials

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Leaders at this level have advanced to having more strategic responsibilities. Change is initiated frequently from this level and employees look to this level for clarity. The broader purpose of the organization as it relates to the general community is of greater interest and appreciation.



  • Business Acumen. Become more organized, manage your time better, and polish up on problem solving. Learn how to delegate better, and hold others accountable.
  • Adaptive Leadership. Understand how to manage diversity and promote inclusivity. Learn how to transform conflicts, creating stronger teams.
  • Change Champion.
  • Executive Presence. How do you steward resources?
  • Community Focus. Become more confident and composed.


Training Workshops

  • Authentic Life
  • COACH201: Focused Coaching
  • COMM301: Strategic Communication
  • Creating New Paradigms
  • Executive Presence
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Identifying and Retaining the High-Potentials
  • Is Innovation a Culture or a Person?
  • Leadership and Public Speaking
  • Leadership and Relationships
  • The Empowerment Dynamic (TED*)
  • Leading with a Spirit of Ownership
  • Listening: The Key to Superior Leadership
  • Living and Leading in a World of VUCA
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Managing the Human Behavior Aspect of Change
  • Power Thinking
  • Rock Wall Climbing Experience
  • The Executive Track Program
  • The Vineyard Leadership Experience
  • Trust-Based Leadership
Authentic Life
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The Authentic Life program is a series of 6 sessions designed to develop genuine leadership with perceptive self-awareness, true ability to empower others and create sustainable organizations. What you will take away from these dynamic and interactive group sessions:

  • An understanding of Authentic Leadership and what it means to you
  • Self-discovery and heightened self-awareness
  • Knowledge of your natural strengths and how to channel them into effective leadership
  • Reconnection with your passion in ways that will revitalize your business relationships and decisions
  • A new sense of freedom through being your true self across all areas of your life
  • A support team to empower you to grow beyond what you can be on your own
  • Knowledge of how your life story affects your leadership
  • An understanding of your personal values and principles and how you lead according to them
  • A working familiarity of how you are motivated intrinsically and extrinsically
  • The ability to empower others to become authentic leaders
COACH201: Focused Coaching
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MSBCoach is offering a highly interactive and powerful coaching workshop that will provide participants with tools and approaches that can be used in day-to-day interactions.  COACH201 will improve your capability to integrate coaching into your work culture as well as into your personal life.

In this workshop we will:

  • Define and recognize  “coaching moments”
  • Discover how to tune into the right conversations
  • Discuss the importance of and how to be present in the moment
  • Identify the three primary reasons people get stuck
  • Discuss how to expand the world view of others    
  • Identify ways to help people move toward meaningful action
  • Increase our listening skills
  • Practice, Practice, Practice  

Time required - 1 ½ days (the first day is 8:30am – 4:30pm and the ½ day will be held a week later)

CEUs – this class is eligible for ICF - CEUs – please let us know if you will need certification 

 Sign up for the upcoming Fall 2017 Workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msbcoach-presents-focused-coaching-tickets-36075873910

Communications 301: Strategic Communication
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The cornerstone that builds an organization is based on a good communication strategy that you must speak to your customers and employees. A high quality high impact communication strategy will ensure good relationships with your clients, thus, promoting long term productivity and business growth. With your employees it will create a sense of transparency and a higher level of trust. In this workshop we will:

  • Identify the “interferences” of a good communication
  • Set standards for how you will communicate
  • Share best practices for creating a strategy
  • Create a strategy that fits your culture and reaches your intended customer
Creating New Organizational Paradigms
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This workshop is designed to catalyze participant reflection on the styles and types of thinking they engage in. The course presents a challenge to the habits and patterns of observation and personal behavioral templates. It first presents the latest and most comprehensive review of what we know stimulates alternative perspectives that lead to innovation. The neurobiology of left and right brain thinking is exposed through self-assessment instruments and exercises. Whether it is a need for a new business strategy or collaborating about a difficult situation, or simply enriching one’s perspective and openness to new ideas, this course will shake the participants out of their traditional ways of perceiving and collaborating.
Executive Presence
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Executive Presence is a new word in leadership; however, it is not a new concept.  When you are in the presence of a leader who is:
  • confident yet sincere and warm,
  • comfortable in their own skin,
  • knows when to speak and not to speak,
  • listens well,
  • speaks with clarity,
  • has passion for what they do,
  • brings a realm of openness to the room and
  • is poised from their body posture and non-verbal language to the way they are dressed…

you are in the presence of someone who has “executive presence”.  In this session we will break-down each of the 8 qualities of Executive Presence as well as learn techniques to create your own executive presence.
5 Dysfunctions of a Team
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them. Counter to conventional wisdom, the causes of dysfunction are both identifiable and curable. However, they don't die easily. Making a team functional and cohesive requires levels of courage and discipline that many groups cannot seem to muster.
Identifying and Retaining the High-Potentials
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Since potential performance does not necessarily equate with current performance, identifying the “right stuff” is more complex than understanding who the current top performers are. What we look for in HiPos are the skills and attributes that will quickly propel them into roles of increasing responsibility, challenge, and, ultimately, success. And once they are identified how do we create a challenging and learning environment that will keep them around? You will be given tools, assessments, resources, and competency surveys as well as participate in a case study that will enable you to identify and then create the needed environment to keep your HiPos.
Is Innovation a Culture or a Person?
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Innovation is a new buzz word in the business world and the truth is, it is not going away. We have more information available to us than ever before. If organizations are to stay relevant innovation must be incorporated. The challenge often presented is figuring out how to be innovative especially in an organization where structure and procedures is a part of the culture. In this session we will explore people who are innovative and cultures that are innovative. We will identify which is important and why.
Leadership and Public Speaking
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Public speaking is one of the greatest fears in America. As a leader this is an essential skill whether you are speaking one on one, leading a meeting or just trying to get your point across in the board room…. Not to even mention a key note address. In this session we will learn techniques to help you prepare for speaking engagements as well as discover techniques to make you a more effective speaker and dynamic communication – all key skills for executives.
Leadership and Relationships
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A key ingredient in leadership is the ability to build strong relationships.

In this session we will discuss:
  • Leadership and Teams will always be with us
  • The cost of relationship
  • Psychology and Neuro-science of leadership and relationships
  • Statistics and survey results
  • What builds strong teams
  • Relationship gauge
  • Where will you begin
Leading Change through The Empowerment Dynamic (TED*)
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The Power of TED*(*The Empowerment Dynamic) provides a unique and powerful way of responding to challenging times – professionally for yourself and those you lead as well as personally. This session explores the shift in mindset from a Victim Orientation – and its “drama triangle” dynamics between the roles of Victim, Persecutor and Rescuer – to a Creator Orientation and its antidote roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach. How to make this “shift happen” elicits hope for a more resourceful way to respond to life experience.
Leading with a Spirit of Ownership
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When someone “owns” something they take a spirit of pride in it. As leaders, we want our employees to own their work – the quality, relationships involved, and their personal behavior and choices. Setting the example of ownership is key to making this happen. Join us to uncover what it means to be an owner-leader and learn ways to inspire your employees to take ownership.

  • Identify what a spirit of ownership looks like and why it’s important
  • Model ownership through displaying personal accountability
  • Encourage others to take personal responsibility for their work
  • Create a culture of ownership so that people resolve problems independently
Listening – the Key to Superior Leadership
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Most leaders think they are good listeners. But when it comes right down to it, what do their employees and peers really think? Are you able to silence your own mental chatter long enough to focus on what others are saying? Do you easily read body language and pick up what is being said “between the lines”? Do you know how to make people feel at ease and understood when they talk to you, even if you do not agree with them? Over 70% of people report that they do not feel like their boss really listens to them – these same 70% say it would make a difference in their performance if they felt listened to, valued and understood. Listening is a key skill to successful leadership.

What participants are saying:

  • Instructor was very engaging.
  • I enjoyed learning “rules” to listening.
  • I can use this course to build bridges that were burned prior to my arrival.
  • I will use this information at work and home.
Living and Leading in a World of VUCA
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Speed, fitness, flexibility, agility are words that are often used to describe a great athlete but in today’s business environment that is what organizations must be to survive. Leadership agility is more important than ever in this world of flux. The term VUCA, created by the US Army War College, serves as an appropriate description of current organizational environments:

  • Volatility – The nature, speed, volume, magnitude and dynamics of change
  • Uncertainty – The lack of predictability of issues and events;
  • Complexity – The confounding of issues and the chaos that surround any organization; and
  • Ambiguity – The haziness of reality and the mixed meanings of conditions.

In this workshop we will explore this world of VUCA and identify the leadership competencies that are required of the 21st century leader .
Managing Difficult Conversations
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Conflict is a normal and necessary part of healthy relationships. As leaders we must learn to be confident in leading ourselves and others through proper conflict resolution. When a leader mismanages conflict it can harm relationships, break down trust and have long term results on projects… ultimately hitting the bottom line and affecting the entire organization. On the contrary when conflict is handled in a respectful and positive way, it creates the opportunity for growth, ultimately strengthening the bond between team members. By learning the skills you need for successful conflict resolution (which includes managing conflicts between your team members as a mediator), you can face disagreements with confidence and keep your personal and professional relationships strong and growing.
Managing the Human Behavior Aspect of Change
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Change is challenging to all personality types, especially if the change was not “your idea”. In our fast-paced world, change is not going away. If anything, change is becoming more of a daily occurrence. In this session we explore different personality types, how they respond to change and how to manage yourself as well as those you work with and lead to produce the highest results possible.
Power Thinking
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Power Thinking is a crucial skill for leaders to possess if they are to be successful. This session empowers leaders with the information they need to evaluate their current thinking proficiencies, determine areas for improvement, and enhance their thinking skills. By exploring areas of reasoning, self-knowledge and insight and examining thinking strategies of leaders, participants will boost their abilities in the cognitive domains found to be crucial to being an outstanding leader.

  • Identify current proficiency in the three dimensions of thinking
  • Identify and practice strategies that are most conducive to problem solving, decision making, and creative thinking
  • Recognize the Drama Triangle and learn to use the Empowerment Triangle to enhance team resilience
Indoor Rock Climbing Half Day Experiential Leadership Workshop:
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This exciting and engaging half-day group program is custom designed to meet your group’s unique goals.  It is a perfect way to practice and reinforce skills covered in previous workshops or to introduce new topics and skills to your group.  The program will include interactive initiatives, group and individual debriefs and coaching, and, of course, learning to rock climb and to belay, that is, to control the rope that keeps the climber safe.

These half-day, morning workshops are held here in Charlottesville, at an indoor rock climbing gym, making them easy to get to and not weather dependent.  All fitness levels are welcome, and no climbing experience is needed. Over 80% of the strength used in climbing is in the legs, so anyone who can climb a few flights of stairs or a short ladder will succeed.

Topics covered include:

  • Critical Conversations
  • Situational Leadership
  • Consciencious Communication
  • Self Leadership
  • Teamwork and Trust
The Executive Track Program
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Build your Legacy by investing in Your Current and Future Executive Leadership.

Out of self-awareness, true leaders emerge. The Executive Track Program (ETP) is designed to develop leaders from the inside-out. This is not a theory class. Emerging executives train with successful entrepreneurs and executives who coach them in self-leadership and developing high-performance teams. This is real-life, real-time training, producing immediate results.

Through ETP, you will see an immediate ROI (return on investment). The program is designed to deliver results that not only benefit the students directly, but they in turn help to increase the level of success for their organization. Our students gain an integrated perspective and are more successful in common affairs by practicing outcome-oriented assignments.

  • Tap into your company’s leadership potential.
  • Re-ignite your business and attract ideal clients
  • Develop and retain the best talent to meet your goals.
The Vineyard Leadership Experience
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Bring the entire team together for a unique Leadership Experience with POWERFUL results. Recent research suggests that employee engagement is on the decline. The results? Less effectiveness, lowered productivity, and poor performance. The same research also shows that engaged employees are exponentially more effective, work together as a team, and produce powerful outcomes! MSBCoach is pleased to present a unique leadership experience where teams work together in real-world situations. You will see immediate changes in the way your teams communicate and problem solve as well as important hands-on learning that follows them back to the office.

This program is perfect for organizations, impact teams, or group of professionals who want to see leadership in a whole new light.

Trust-Based Leadership
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Would it surprise you to learn that recent studies suggest that employees trust in senior management, direct supervisors and co-workers is dwindling across all industries? According to a new Maritz® Poll conducted by Maritz Research, only 11 percent of employees strongly agree their managers show consistency between their words and actions. In addition, only seven percent of employees strongly agree they trust senior leaders to look out for their best interest, and only seven percent strongly agree they trust their co-workers to do so. Approximately one-fifth of respondents disagree that their company’s leader is completely honest and ethical, and one-quarter of respondents disagree that they trust management to make the right decisions in times of uncertainty. While workplace trust has been dwindling since the Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco scandals of the earlier part of the decade, threats of layoffs and downsizing have only exacerbated the problem.

Emerging Executive Leadership Program

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 1.38.26 PMOur Emerging Executive Coaching is for leaders within an organization who are ready for the next level of leadership. MSBCoach works with this leader and their reporting manager to create a 12-18 month development plan based upon the needs of the high-potential leader and the organization. The assigned MSBC coach supports the emerging executive or high potential leader with one-on-one coaching, assessments, experiential learning, readings and skill development. The MSBCoach and the high potential leader have quarterly check-ins with the reporting manager to address the leader’s development, identify any additional needs, and make necessary adjustments.

Meet the MSBCoach team.

Our team consists of passionate and experienced people,
who love what they do and always look forward to face new challenges.

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