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ALIGN YOUR CAREER

Position your self to achieve

4.  MasterHow you manage your career has a strong impact on your identity, well-being and self-efficacy:   That sense that you’re capable and on track to reaching your goals.

Regardless of where you are in your career or what role, this program will step you through the process of purposefully aligning each of the elements that affect and build career success in your terms.

Find the career options that give you purpose in life.  Whether you are wanting to choose a career, consolidate your career ideas change career, find a new career, plan your career or determine your career using our career testing assessments and questionnaires, this program will put you on track.

Align Your CareerOUTCOMES

The critical aspects of Career Alignment and the process for  achieving success and job satisfaction.

  • Discover the type of work that launches you out of bed every morning.
  • Determine the jobs that perfectly fits your interests, skills, values and personality.
  • Contextualising:  Critical awareness of your position, profession, organisation, industry and placement.
  • Critical success factors for your personal performance and productivity.
  • Identify what motivates and what burns you out.
  • Reconnect with those things you’re passionate
  • Improve your career navigation and management skills and align your resources.
  • Improve your prospects and/or experience in your current and future roles.
  • Develop a career path that you'd stay on even if you won the lottery.
  • Devise a plan to keep your career aligned and vital even in dynamic work environments

CAREER MANAGEMENT

Career Management

 

When you are managing you career, targeting alignment between your current and future competency and the objectives of your current or potentially future organiations, efficiencies and synergies are created that assure long term peformance and success.

Effective team and organisational performance depends on this alignment, assuring each team member's ability to flexibly meet the emerging needs of customers and organisational growth.

ODR provides the tools, techniques and resources from which careers can be navigated and linkages to organisational strategy maintained.  Participants in our programs learn to maximize their personal fit and techniques and strategies for establishing and sustaining a continuous focus on improving their own engagement, commitment and role satisfaction..

ODR's career management approach includes the provision of content knowledge, development of appropriate skills, exploration of the organisational or contextual issues together with the strategies for negotiating agreement on required behaviours to achieve alignment.

We work across the employee work life cycle to build engagement and mutually rewarding career structures and strategies.


Career Decision Making

Career Decision MakingParticipants develop personal strategies for identifying, assessing and actioning opportunities that maximize their strengths, motivations and potential future role prospects. This program can be used to empower employees to manage their contribution to the organisation, to determine an individual's future direction during times of change and for employee retention, succession planninor transition.

 


Career Alignment

Align Your CareerA systematic process is taught whereby participants learn the key elements to navigate when proactively managing their career. Steps, tools and road maps are provided that empower participants towards building and aligning their competence to organisational requirements and to keep abreast of industry and professional directions. This program keeps talent optimistic, engaged and aligned with their organisation's future plans.

In addition to the benefits to the individual and their fit with their organisation's direction, this program when taught in a workshop also builds a team's direction . See our Career Development workshop outline.

pdfODR Align Your Career.pdf

 


Retention & Succession Planning

RRetention  Succession PlanningRetention & Successio Planning Retention research indicates that individuals tend to stay longer where they are experiencing personal and professional growth. In this program participants learn the process for developing and motivating key talent to apply themselves to critical organisational objectives. They learn to coach and support talent to ensure greater engagement and alignment of their staff careers with current and future organisational requirements based on mutual corporate and individual growth.

When conducted as a workshop, synergies in capability builds across and within organisational structures can be achieved. See our Career Coaching and Succession Planning for Supervisors and Managers workshop.

 


Career RenewalCareer Renewal

Sustaining the performance of senior executives and managers involves a holistic approach to navigating the sometimes competing aspects of their lifestyle. As both a retention strategy and a personal resilience tool, this program engages senior people in managing these demands to find a creative balance. It includes elements of stress and home life balance and can include spouses where considered appropriate.

Organisational, divisional and business unit synergies are identified and disconnects resolved when teams undertake the Executive Lifestyle Management workshop.

 

INDIVIDUAL EFFECTIVENESS

An individual is effective when they can access, integrate and utilize all of their personal resources and are enabled to achieve both their personal and professional goals.  Our programs provide the tools, techniques and practices for individuals, their teams and their organisations to maximize the potential of each individual within their unique personal context.  We both assist and enable individuals to access and integrate their self-efficacy so that their belief and capability to succeed is significantly enhanced. 

Individual Effectiveness

Individual Effectiveness

Successful organizations are increasingly aware of the importance of engaging their people, not only in terms of their individual competency (Can Do) and their motivation (Will Do), but in terms of aligning their fit with all elements of their personal and professional context.  From personal life to their work role, team and the business objectives, this level of alignment empowers people with the foundations for self-efficacy, mastery and personal accountability.  From knowing, to doing, to being, our programs instill the know how that stretch and strengthen participants ability to break through self-imposed limitations and reach new heights of effectiveness.

We assist individual, team and organizational learning so that all members see themselves as continual learners empowered to be active participants and partners in the essential process of sustaining viability and agility to move and grow with changing markets. This results in more engaged and satisfied employees, greater efficiencies and significant, measurable performance improvement.

Our personal and professional development workshops build the foundation competencies of personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Our consulting programs engage individuals by lining up those elements critical to success in their unique personal and professional life.


Align Your Self

Align Your SelfPersonal effectiveness is the quality of being able to generate success in what you want and in the way you want.  This coaching program is for those who want more out of life or feel there is more to life and aspire to be all they can be.  We all have dreams, goals, callings and ‘bucket list” items that when we think about them, make us feel as if something is missing:  Something of substance and meaning without which we do not feel authentic or complete.  

The Align Your Self program begins with an exploration of the self, examining all the elements of the system in which we live and that makes each of us unique and gives us a sense of meaning.  Participants undertake a variety of interactive and experiential activities in addition to assessments and inventories specifically designed to draw out deep personal drives, eliminate blockages and liberate your authentic self.

Whether you’re looking to discover your true vocation, transform your sense of self, find the courage to answer a call from your inner voice, or wanting a life worth living; wherever you happen to be—emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually—the Align Your Self program will meet you there and help get you to where you want to be.

For more information about the Align Your Self program or register in the next Public Workshop.


Align Your Career

Your career is an arena in which the elements of yourself are given expression.  At an individual level the elements composing our careers provide the structure and framework in which you either achieve effectiveness or not.  It makes a tangible difference in our self-efficacy, the way we approach our work and impact those we work and interact with, when we properly align our deepest interests, passions and capabilities within a career that truly embodies who we are. Aligning the elements of your career to either free up your capability or eliminate what is hindering you directly contributes to your effectiveness.  It also determines whether you achieve, feel job satisfaction and are engaged.  

Align Your CareerFrom selecting career aspirations, to navigating career transitions or aligning your career with your soul’s purpose, this program enables you to focus your talents and make the kind of contribution that inspires you every day.  

  • Discover your vocational passion
  • Advance within your profession
  • Change your profession
  • Improve your current job
  • Align your personal and professional priorities
  • Create a healthy balance between work and life
  • Overcome burnout
  • Relocation or transfer
  • Re-enter the work force
  • Navigate and achieve promotion
  • Managing office politics and a difficult co-worker or boss
  • Release yourself from a job that is currently inhibiting your success
  • Looking to make your career feel authentic
  • Recover from being downsized or laid off
  • Wanting a sense of purpose and flow every day
  • Ready for a career that engages your soul

For more information about the Align Your Career or register for the next Public Workshop.


Coach Your Self

Coach_Your_SelfWhether you have a personal or professional question, an uncertainty about your self and / or your effectiveness; and you are ready to take on the challenge of addressing and resolving it, our coaches provide a partner in your success. 

This can be one of the most empowering, potent, enlightening and enriching experiences in an individual’s life as your strengths are focused and enhanced and your limitations challenged and conquered.  Choosing to work and partner with a coach can be transformative. You will have a coach, confidant, trusted advisor, consultant, motivator, advocate, challenger, guide, psychologist / counselor, practice buddy and mentor.  We select the appropriate approach, tools assessments and enablers to transform your challenge into results.

Coaching is widely recognized as an enabler for individual, team and organisational effectiveness and ODR’s coaches provide practical evidence-based approaches to ensuring you attain this return on investment.  Whether choosing coaching for yourself, your team or adopting coaching as an organisation wide cultural style, our experienced consultants offer a full range of coaching programs to align effort for results.

  • Coach Your Self:For the individual wanting to identify the barriers (internal and external) to their effectiveness in a given context.  Devise action targeted projects for implementing learning, access a trusted advisor during implementation and measure your results.
  • Career Coach:  Learn methods for aligning and retaining your people on  the path to career effectiveness.  Create a culture of accountability and responsibility to inspire your people towards discretionary effort.
  • Coaching to Coach:   For leaders who are ready or are looking to refine their ability to coach and empower their people to achieve effectiveness.  Improve your ability to coach and inspire your team to greater accountability, capability and aligned effort.
  • Leadership Team Effectiveness:  Pinpoint the unique critical success factors for your team and those factors and issues that block your team’s effectiveness.  Unblock barriers and overcome challenges to align your team around individual, team and organisational performance.
  • Executive Coaching: When considering your efficacy to move yourself or lead your team from a current to a preferred future state, a coach provides a confidant and co-strategist, competency builder and feedback mechanism to ensure your success and executive presence.

Our highly experienced coaches blend theory, practice and experience in senior organizational roles together with extensive resources to contribute and measure coaching results.

Our workshops impart the foundational coaching competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) and our consulting programs benefit those looking for targeted coaching for their unique context.

For more information about the Coach Your Self Program or register in the next Public Workshop


Self Mastery

MasteryAchieving the state of peak performance called Flow and the deep sense of engagement, satisfaction, happiness and creativity that accompanies it, is both an art and a science.  This program provides this in process and strategies.  Participants navigate the balance between having a deep knowledge of their self, interests and motivations, having an aligned career and work context and the ability to identify and navigate the critical factors that contribute to each individual’s personal flow.

The state of flow is intrinsically motivating and deeply rewarding. Athletes describe this state as being in the zone, when everything “clicks” into place.  People who experience flow at work describe it as the passion that comes from doing your best and working to your heart’s content. The benefits for individuals, teams and the organisations in which they work are that flow increases productivity, reduces stress and maximises their impact.

Our Personal Effectiveness workshops develop the competency or knowledge, skills and attitudes for being effective in life and relationships.  Our Mastery program provides a process by which participants develop the mental and physical game plan to use their personal resources to maximise their efficiency and effectiveness.

For more information about the Self Mastery program or register in the next Public Workshop.


Innovate Your Self

Innovate Your SelfThis program is for individuals wanting clarity, direction and focus on their personal effectiveness with their customer/s.  If you're targeting the alignment of your professional identity to best effect, then answering the questions “Who do I serve?”, “What strengths do I bring?", and “How do I best engage utilising my strengths to transform customer relationships and build customer retention?” are central outcomes of this program. 

Every individual serves a customer and our livelihood and effectiveness depends on our ability to identify “who, why and how” to not only achieve customer derived value, but our own personally derived value from the interaction.  A well aligned role provides you with a sense of purpose and engagement in your work.

We all have those moments of truth when we see our self, reflected in the eyes of our customer and are unsure of the connection.  This program will assist you find your own personal brand,  credibility and authentic voice so that your customer relationships are both meaningful and personal. 

  • Establishing signature strengths, look and style
  • Who do you serve and how do you make them feel and define your nicheIf its to be it starts with me
  • Who am I when I am authentic
  • Declare your purpose, mission and value proposition
  • Determine how you’re currently branded
  • Identify where your current state branding is working for you and the gaps
  • Determine your alignment, liberate  and create your professional identityConnect with your unique value and become your own flagship product
  • Define your relevance and placement in the market place
  • Use the Business Model You methodology to determine where the market is for brand you
  • Differentiate yourself from your competitors

We also provide an as required customer advocacy service and/or coaching resource for incumbents when managing and navigating the challenging political environment and cross boundary issues and disputes.  
Our Customer Service Excellence workshops prepare customer interfacing staff for transforming the customer experience through customer advocacy.

For more information about the Innovate Your Self  program or register in the next Public Workshop.


Renew Your Self

In this intensive retreat for business leaders and professionals, we explore ways to keep personal and professional focus and energy high to stay at the top of your game within the complex challenges and conflicts faced in hectic workplaces. Whether you are feeling unfulfilled and disconnected from your drive and motivation for your life and career, or your passion is waning and you’re concerned about possible job burnout.  Maybe you’re just experiencing temporary job burnout.  This program provides an opportunity to renew your enthusiasm for both work and personal aspects of life.

Renew Your SelfReview:  Explore those situations in your life which drain your energy, your leadership ability, or otherwise derail your personal best. 

Reflection:   Create the space for future visioning and perspectives.

Refine:  Eliminate time and effort wasters, distractions, draining thoughts and activities.

Reimagine:  Identify areas requiring a new level of motivation, energy, and focus.

Reprioritise:Manage the critical and mandatory activities and those that can be delegated and eliminate overwhelm.

Re-align:  Establish strategies for aligning the elements of your life to work synergistically and build in renewal cycles.

Recharge:  Learn strategies for recharging when time poor, restart after burn-out or avoid getting burnt to begin with.

Re-engage:  Relocate those intrinsic motivators that inspire and empower you to sustain performance at the top of your game.

Rhythm: Establish and sustain a productive and energizing rhythm.

You will come away with new tools to keep your energy high, plus fresh awareness for resolving the systemic issues that drain or distract you from your purpose at work. Each small group session is limited to 10 participants for accelerated learning. The comprehensive workbook guides your Self-Renewal process, with individual attention to assist with blocks and personal barriers from the facilitator together with ample time for personal reflection. Follow-up coaching is also available.

For more information about the Renew Your Self program or register in the next Public Workshop.