GROUP COACHING & WORKSHOPS

Group Coaching, Workshops and Speaking engagements

Group coaching and workshops provide an effective, cost-efficient and scalable methodology to further leadership capabilities within an organization. All our workshops and group coaching engagements are custom designed, and often co-created with senior leadership or the Human Resources Department, to meet your company’s needs. We believe that open dialogue and experiential learning in a group setting around topics of professional development is highly effective and enhances relationships, positively impacting an organization’s culture and effectiveness.

Coaching Within Organizations

“Arjan is a gifted, intuitive and strategic executive coach, the kind of coach that is few and far between. She is a tremendous asset to IKEA and has supported many leaders in different areas of the organization. Arjan simultaneously challenges and deeply supports our leaders so they can achieve maximum growth. Her coaching is grounded in research, yet always practical and she uses her knowledge about neuroscience to educate our leaders on effective communication and a positive mindset, two elements crucial to sustained success. Drawing on her rich experience as an executive coach, she has a natural aptitude to combine both business and individual goals. Leaders tackle real-time problems with her, which she consistently ties back towards the greater journey they are on. Calm in crisis, she always stays focused on the bigger picture, understanding which levers to pull and how to empower her clients to advance. I can’t thank her enough for the impact she has created and can highly recommend her to any Chief HR Executive looking to grow their people and business results.”

Simon Lowes – Chief Human Resources – USA, IKEA

“Arjan has been a strong partner over many years. She combines her business and people skills into high level results for our company. She helps our leaders become more effective in their role and supports their personal development. Our executives very much appreciate working with her and consistently speak about her high business acumen and great understanding of leadership. They highlight her ability to build trust, listen effectively, educate and challenge them to create forward momentum towards their goals. They especially appreciate her integrity, confidentiality, and wisdom.”

Richard Mellor, EVP Global Chief Human Resources, R/GA

“Arjan brings professional rigor and emotional depth to each of our conversations. I’ve been coached by Arjan for about 2 years, through some very complex and challenging career events. She has an extraordinary ability to synthesize all important factors, bring clarity to opportunities and focus on how to approach them. Even though I’m a pretty lucid thinker, Arjan’s counsel always clears fog from the road ahead. Somehow, she retains (in shockingly vivid detail) each step in the long journey; but can zoom out at any time to see the shape of everything. It is refreshing to work with her, as she combines her strategic, results-oriented approach with a deep level of compassion and wonderful sense of humor. I continue to work with Arjan, and benefit immensely.”

Nick Law – Chief Creative Officer Publicis Groupe, President Publicis Communications at Publicis Groupe

“Arjan combines a high measure of gravitas, a refreshing straightforward approach and a deep level of compassion with an acute business sense. She provides sharp insights, practical advice and honest feedback, which was pivotal to rethinking and improving my communication style. Through her expert guidance, I evolved my leadership style and executive presence. Arjan is brilliant, but humble; visionary, but grounded; logical, but intuitive.”

Neil Hampshire – CIO, ModusLink

“Arjan is a fantastic executive coach, a great supporter, and has been invaluable for my career. She has an admirable capacity to bring clarity to complicated business situations, interpersonal relationships, thoughts and emotions. She creates simplicity by discovering the underlying challenges and opportunities and by always providing a practical and solution-oriented approach. Through collaborating with Arjan, I have developed a greater level of clarity in my work by prioritizing my most important business and individual leadership goals. I have become a better leader; my confidence has increased, we have exceeded our business goals, I have established an effective leadership style, and I have a much broader toolkit available for my own development and the development of my teams. Arjan’s exercises are simple, direct, and very effective. I love working with her and look forward to learning from her business insights, international perspective and general wisdom in every meeting.”

Paola Colombo, Google – Chief of Staff, SumUX

“Arjan is a bloody amazing human being, a gifted coach. She performed a 360 feedback, which was frankly, life-altering. I learned about strengths, I didn’t appreciate in myself before, and how to leverage them to increase my effectiveness. She helped me absorb my weaknesses, to see them objectively, tackle and minimize them. For the first time, in my career, I feel more in control, more empowered, and more self-assured of my abilities.”

Auge Reichenberg, Cheif Creative Director, McCann HumanCare

“When I took the role of President at Wunderman NYC, I was clear that I wanted to work with an experienced and highly regarded Executive Coach. I selected Arjan as she came strongly recommended by industry leaders. It was the right decision, as working with Arjan greatly accelerated my integration as a new leader. She interviewed stakeholders, wrote a comprehensive report on the organization which fast-tracked my understanding of the environment, culture, the challenges and opportunities. She helped me develop a vision for the organization, build a cohesive and effective team. Arjan is direct and calls a spade a spade, but it is her warmth, care and great understanding of people and business, that makes her an outstanding coach. Her energy, natural courage, and positive outlook are contagious and I walk away from each meeting with new insights that I can immediately apply. Arjan truly goes the extra mile for her clients. She is a phenomenal partner for anyone who is starting in a new leadership role.”

Helder Santo, President Wunderman New York

“Arjan’s guidance is direct, insightful and clear. She has a wealth of experience and provides great wisdom navigating complex strategic situations. I was originally hired as CFO and within a year promoted to also take on the COO position. I can’t imagine being where I am today in my career without her guidance.”

Jennifer Solomon – COO & CFO, Arts Students League of New York

“Arjan is a phenomenal executive coach. She has profound expertise in leadership development, communication and emotional intelligence. Arjan helped me create successful frameworks for solving the most complex strategic and human resource challenges. She is insightful, articulate and has a deep commitment to excellence. I have become a better leader as a direct result of our work together.”

James Gomez – Division President, CalAtlantic Homes

“Arjan combines business knowledge with people insight. She possesses profound positive intelligence and superb communication skills. She walks the talk and lives by her principles. Arjan helped me evolve my thinking to successfully navigate complex situations presented by a rapidly growing and transforming business, leadership changes and a take-over. My team and I delivered superior results and I thank Arjan for her guidance.”

Terry Stack – VP Treasurer, Harman International

Group Coaching

Group Coaching typically consists of a small number of participants who meet on a regular basis to engage in and learn about a diverse range of professional development topics. Participants are brought together based on certain commonalities, such as managers who are on-boarding, leaders who have recently been promoted to a new role or staff members with a similar functional role divided over several offices. The process takes place under the expert guidance of a coach, who steers the conversation for optimum learning, stimulating a growth mindset and productive risk taking.

Group coaching brings the coaching conversation into a small group context, which delivers an intimate conversation space, focused on goal setting, deepening awareness around key issues, taking action, receiving feedback and creating accountability from peers and the coach.

Participants benefit from peer learning and the “collective wisdom” of the group. This setting provides time to reflect, further strategic thinking, create new learning and integrate insights. Frequently deep relationships develop among participants, increasing the trust between members within the organization, creating valuable networks and building a stronger culture throughout the entire company.

Workshops

Workshops can be stand-on- its-own learning environments ranging from a 2 – 3 hour session, a full day, or spread out overall several consecutive days. Depending on the company objectives, we also develop series of workshops interspersed over a broader time interval.

Topics

We partner with your company to customize workshops to meet your needs. Below is a sample of topics:

  • Communicating with Impact
  • Establishing a Personal Brand
  • Enhancing Executive Presence
  • Building your network
  • Developing Positive Intelligence
  • Leaning In
  • Relationship Building
  • Enhancing your impact
  • Conversational Intelligence
  • Championing Ideas
  • Managing Up and Leading Down
  • Making Successful Transitions

Speaking

Arjan, InspireShift’s founder, is a dynamic and impactful speaker who quickly and deeply connects with her audience. Her presentations are marked by her unique blend of passion, intelligence, inspiration, positive energy, and sense of humor. With her deep knowledge, gravitas, down-to- earth style and interactive approach, audiences are guaranteed a worthwhile experience and leave equipped with clear takeaways and action points. Topics are centered around leadership, women leadership, communication, mindset, career development, and team building. Read more on speaking engagements.