In 2011, when Elese Coit and Gabriela Maldonado-Montano began developing their business partnership as TrueChange Consultants, they did not realize they would be given a gift of the precious experience of working in true partnership and collaboration.
As their firm delivers human potential programs (Principles-based) for business leaders and teams, their partnership has deepened. It has become a consistent experience of deep creativity, commitment and love as they "look to see" the principles in action in every aspect of their business.
"There is a parallel between running our own business and what we offer our clients. We see the principles as relevant and alive in a organizational context—including our own. They form a foundation for the deepest collaboration that can be known by human beings working together."
Over four sessions, Gabriela and Elese will share how this learning has set a new foundation for their business that translates into how they:
- collaborate with ease and lightness
- play and build together
- look forward to meetings (really, they do!)
- enjoy spacious communication, mutual understanding and deep respectThose who have business partnerships or regularly work in a team (as leader or team member) will not want to miss this series. Other types of partnerships, such as families, marriages etc., are not the focus of the series, but the points will be equally applicable and all are warmly welcome to join.
Webinar 1: The Critical Component: Me
Webinar 2: Beyond Behavior and Differences: Seeing Your Partner / Collaborators
- There is nothing about the experience of partnership that doesn’t begin with me
- The truth of ME is True
- Discernment of wisdom
- Open Q&A
Webinar 3: Alignment and Collaboration
- Seeing the Universal nature of what’s inside people, including your partner
- Seeing vs. adopting an attitude (understanding and appreciation for your partner are side-effects)
- Handling issues and adjustments as you go
- Open Q&A
Webinar 4: Rediscovering Inspiration and Joy at Work
- Alignment is a discovery of how life works
- you are not aligning with a person, you are looking towards what’s true
- how this relates to compromise and negotiations
- Overcoming our own beliefs
- about what things should look like because we “know” the principles
- about what the principles look like
- The Sandbox gets bigger
- Open Q&A
- The goodies arrive!
- Inspired working
- the end of “motivation” as we currently define it
- the “knowing” guide we share
- New definitions of partnership?
- Series conclusion and wrap
Elese CoitElese wants businesses and the people in them to thrive. Her approach to success is to teach companies the principles that regulate human potential so they can use this transformative knowledge to solve problems more easily, innovate more consistently and reach business targets more effectively.
Elese has focused on the factors behind success from the start of her corporate career. Puzzled by why talented people would sometimes achieve great results and sometimes not, Elese began to uncover a set of principles in operation. This transformed her approach to producing successful results. Articulating these as Human Potential Principles, Elese found that critical organizational functions, such as team working, problem solving and innovating, were directly improved as people were introduced to and obtained a working knowledge of the principles of human potential. Elese's firm, TrueChange Consultants, is entirely dedicated to helping companies bring this transformative knowledge to their leadership and teams.
Born in the US and having lived most of her life in Europe, Elese spent her professional career in project, program, people and change management within Fortune 500 companies. At British Telecom she was Senior Program Manager for business-critical transformation programs and global IT network solutions for major clients. Before becoming a consultant, she was British Telecom’s Head of Project and Program Management for the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Elese attended Cranfield Management School and is a certified MSP Program Manager and Certified Master Coach. She is also a former graduate lecturer at Westminster University, London and a faculty member of Michael Neill’s international Supercoach Academy.
Elese is the author of two books and is currently working on her third: human potential coaching for managers. In her writing and speaking she aims to help business understand the dynamic mechanisms and principles behind releasing human potential.
Elese has been a conscious contributor to professional and social-good organizations throughout her career. She is currently a Board Member of The Center for Sustainable Change, a national non-profit transforming the lives of children in distress.
Gabriela Maldonado-MontanoGabriela directs our growing number of programs for family-owned businesses across the world. Many programs are provided in Spanish and are transforming the fortunes and futures of family-run enterprises. By helping them work harmoniously, grow substantially and plan strategically, they rise to meet the challenges of change, succession and transition.
For over 20 years Gabriela has worked to release the natural genius within individuals, teams and organizations. She started her career in the nonprofit and public sectors focused on unleashing human potential through sharing the basic laws of performance. Driven and inspired by the highly innovative and collaborative results of her clients she branched out into organizational consulting. Gabriela co-founded TrueChange Consultants, to assist organizations to meet challenges and rise to the their highest aspirations.
She spent 13 years transforming the health and wellbeing of employees in government health and human services in California. Within Santa Clara County government services, she lead projects across a wide breadth of government departments including hospitals, probation, corrections and social services – where she taught people how to thrive, maintain high performance and avoid burn out when working in deeply traumatic and intense circumstances.
Gabriela’s human potential consulting work now spans a wide range of national and international organizations including non-profits, government agencies, family-owned businesses and multi-national firms.
Currently Gabriela lives in the Silicon Valley and loves living in this “mecca” of innovation, where she enjoys how the creativity of the human mind is constantly bringing new entrepreneurial ideas to life. One of her great strengths is working seamlessly with ethnically and culturally diverse organizations.
Gabriela’s heart lies in helping children lead joyful lives. She was co-director for The Center for Sustainable Change, a U.S. national nonprofit which aims to transform the lives of children and youth in distress. She continues to actively support and work with this organization.
Webinar Series True Partnerships & Team Working - Elese Coit & Gabriela Maldonado-Montano 2016-03-12
A 4-part series about transforming any working relationship