Does any of this sound like your organization?
- We get bogged down a lot when trying to make decisions;
- Our meetings just don’t feel very productive;
- It’s hard to make sure everybody stays informed and coordinated;
- We have systems in place, but people don’t use them;
- Too often we make a decision and then people second-guess it or start criticizing and we have to revisit it all over again;
- We want to be inclusive in how we make decisions, but everybody complains about how long decisions take and how many meetings they have to go to;
- There is tension between groups/teams – it starts to feel like an “us vs. them” mentality;
- Our staff are good managers, but they aren’t stepping up into really being leaders – taking initiative for improving things, paying attention to the big picture;
- People want more freedom to take initiative, but they often don’t have the big picture so they don’t make good decisions;
- We invest money and time in training, but it’s hard to implement new ways of doing things in the midst of all the work to be done;
- It feels like the ways we used to operate don’t serve us well anymore.
If any of this sounds like you, the tools that New Perspectives brings can help your staff and board be more engaged, effective and efficient.
It can be easier to do your good work.
You don’t have to choose between being efficient and effective, and nurturing a culture of decision-making that is empowering and inclusive, nor between doing good work in the world, and creating an environment that nurtures creativity and leadership.
Introducing New Perspectives
I’m Tasha Harmon, the founder of New Perspectives Coaching, Training and Facilitation. I’ve been helping nonprofits, community-focused public agencies and small businesses who want to find ways to make doing their good work easier since 1986. I am a professional coach and facilitator with deep experience in the nonprofit world: I’ve been an executive director twice, helped found four successful nonprofits, and supported the development of a wide variety of organizations as a facilitator, trainer, interim director and coach (you’ll find more details under about me). I love helping staff and board members discover what’s making things difficult and identify ways to make doing their work easier, more effective, and more satisfying.
How I Can Help
I facilitate retreats and processes; do “boulders” assessments where I help you identify what’s in your way and how to make the changes you want to make; train staff and board members in communication, decision-making, collaboration, strategic planning, leadership development and facilitation; help design and evaluate systems; and provide coaching for teams and individuals. Please click the the Organizational Development, Facilitation, Leadership Coaching, and Workshops/Training buttons under Services for more details on what I offer in each of these arenas.
How It Works
Regardless of whether the task at hand is to have a great retreat, assess what’s holding you back and decide how to move forward, improve communication and decision-making, make an important decision, design a new program or process, or improve the performance of a team or individual, you need a process that:
- Meets you where you actually are;
- Reflects your core values and mission;
- Provides practical tools that accomplish your goals and are easy to learn, teach, remember and use;
- Connects to real work you are trying to get done now;
- Builds on the deep knowledge that you (the staff, board, etc.) already have to develop approaches that will work for you.
Click here to see more about how it works and who hires me.
I invite you to try out some the new perspectives and tools that could make your work easier with the downloadable handouts on the Resources page. You are also invited to subscribe to my e-newsletter Different Angles.
If you are curious about what I might bring to your organization, please contact me to set up a complimentary assessment to explore how I might help you move forward more effectively, with more ease.