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Leadership Thought Leader - Publications & Keynotes

Our president and founder, Sal Silvester, brings his passion and expertise for team building, management training, and leadership development to his coaching, writing and speaking keynotes. He’s a master at illuminating the shifts all leaders must make to successfully navigate complex and chaotic environments that come with the territory of corporate leadership. Sal delights audiences and readers with stories and characters that come to life and are relatable in any organization.

Stakeholder Centered Coaching

Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach

Executives buy results, not coaching. The problem is that most leadership and executive coaches do not measure the impact of their coaching engagements. They can’t prove that their coaching is actually making a difference. They rely too heavily on coach satisfaction surveys and other methods that simply measure reaction and not change.

It doesn’t have to be that way. We can and we must do better. It’s time to prove our coaching and training impact for our clients, our businesses, and the coaching and training industry as a whole.

Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach lays out the framework to help you generate better results from your coaching practice using the Stakeholder Centered Coaching® approach with the Coachmetrix cloud-based coaching platform. SCC is a proven coaching methodology and philosophy created by Marshall Goldsmith that demonstrates ROI and dramatically increases the likelihood of a successful coaching engagement. The best part about Stakeholder Centered Coaching is that it’s a process you can use both personally and professionally for creating any kind of transformational change. Coachmetrix is a cloud-based coaching platform designed and used exclusively by Sal Silvester until it was recently launched to help other executive coaches and trainers be more effective with measuring behavioral change in their coaching engagments. With hundreds of coaches using Coachmetrix today, it is poised to change the industry standard for measuring behavior change in coaching and leadership development.

In this fun and engaging book, Marshall Goldsmith and Sal Silvester submit a mandate for measuring behavior change in leadership development and coaching programs and offer a practical process that enables coaches, trainers, and organizational development leaders to measure change in their programs. You’ll learn the keys to starting your coaching engagements with a strong foundation, how to implement suggestions from the people most impacted by a coachee, and tips for sustaining behavior change. This is a must-read book for those who believe that more effective leadership leads to better business results.

Stakeholder Centered Coaching

Keynote Topic:

The Measure of a Leader: Proving Behavior Change in Leadership Development and Coaching

Can you prove your leadership development program is actually working?

Organizations are paying top dollar to send their employees through training and coaching programs and rarely see a measurable and sustainable return on their investment. That’s because traditional leadership development programs are one-hit-wonders. They cover an overwhelming number of topics in one or two days and rarely provide ongoing reinforcement. On top of that, there is usually no true measurement beyond the typical smiley-sheet evaluations at the end of the training sessions. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Ignite! - The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders

Ignite!

The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders

Sal Silvester’s timely book, Ignite! incorporates for the first time Sal’s People-First Leadership™ model that gives new leaders all the tools they need to elevate their effectiveness. While plenty of management wisdom has focused on leadership and teamwork, relatively little attention has been paid specifically to emerging leaders–people who have recently been or are about to be promoted to supervisory or managerial positions.

Keynote Topic:

Are your emerging leaders prepared for roles that will directly impact business results?

I’ll bet your emerging leaders are smart and successful, maybe even rising stars in your organization. People have taken notice and as a result they’ve been promoted. The problem is, if they are like many new or recently promoted managers, they feel thoroughly unprepared and out of their element from lack of managment training. Perhaps even a bit scared.

Unite!

The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders

Sal Silvester’s second installment in the People-First Leadership™ series illustrates the pitfalls and possibilities of navigating the transition into senior leadership. Unite! continues the leadership journey of Ben and Darryl as they are promoted to senior positions. Combining the power of a learning parable with the Unite! Leadership Model, Sal provides a path for senior leaders to balance both results and relations and ultimately unite the people around them.

Keynote Topic:

Are your senior leaders aware of how their roles impact the entire organization?

As leaders rise to higher levels within an organization, they are required to navigate increasingly complex and chaotic situations. There are hand-offs and trade-offs with stakeholders and constituents. There are executive leaders to please and junior leaders to lead. Peers with competing agendas vie for the same set of limited resources. Check out our business training opportunities.

Unite! - The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders
The Ultimate Goal Setting Guide

The Ultimate Goal Setting Guide

Using The Ultimate Goal Setting Guide you’ll clarify your purpose, establish meaningful goals that resonate both personally and professionally, and create a personal action plan that will make an immediate impact on your life.

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