do you have a team that could benefit from being more unified? peers that are struggling with feeling alone? individuals that are struggling with confidence? does your organisation have a ‘bad culture’? through personalised sessions, i can assist in creating higher functioning teams through interactive and informative sessions.
the most important thing in any team is the relationships within it. and at the core of any relationship is trust. and at the core of trust is safety. these concepts, influenced heavily by patrick lencioni’s the five dysfunctions of a team and maslow’s hierarchy of needs, are what motivate the facilitative sessions i have held for various organisations.
these sessions, which are personalised to the needs of the team or organisation, are designed to assist individuals in feeling more connected, more human, and ultimately, more fulfilled. through probing questions, challenging exercises, and self-reflective activities, my goal is to help your team operate as just that, a team.
i believe only so much change can be achieved by working with individuals on a 1v1 basis, but a lot more can be achieved when the environment is conducive to helping individuals function at their optimal level. individuals don’t do well when they want to do well, individuals do well when they can do well. my intention as a facilitator is to help identify the obstacles preventing these individuals and teams from succeeding and to empower individuals to resolve these issues.
so if you have a team or organisation that is functioning at less than their optimal capability – relationships that are divisive rather than united, individuals that are selfish rather than selfless, please get in contact to see how i can assist your team and your culture.
Nicole has created an environment at the Salisbury Inter soccer club that accommodates for everyone; players, staff and volunteers. Nicole has gone above and beyond her duties as captain and has created something that is ‘special’ to everyone at the club. They say that creating a positive environment starts from the top down, and this is very true at Inter. Nicole has created something from within that makes all players and staff feel safe, heard and a part of something that that goes far beyond just playing football together.
I have been at Inter for 3 seasons under the captaining of Nicole, and what she has created is the reason I stay. The culture at this club is something you are drawn to and feel its absence when you are part of another team. Throughout the seasons each year, she’ll conduct team bonding sessions or a players meeting where we are all able to openly express how we are feeling, what it is we are grateful for being part of this team and reasons why we choose this club. It’s not in many teams where every single player is able to be completely open, honest and upfront able how they feel, whilst feeling completely safe and heard. This is a massive credit to Nicole and her consistent work over the years. A lot of her work at the club has been based on building the environment in which we are able to be a part of.
She has always looked at the ‘whole’ rather than the ‘individual’, in the sense that when for example, determining what makes a player perform at their best, she will look towards the environment in which they are in and analyse if this environment around them is allowing them to be their best. It is this approach that makes everyone feel more connected, heard and valued as players and as people.
- Emily Condon
matilda soccer player and owner of ec advantage