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Use downtime to enhance skills (Harvard Business Review 2008)...

A downturn presents the perfect downtime to enhance the skill your people really need to excel. “Are you kidding?” You might ask. “When times are tough, professional development is a luxury.” Not so. Often that’s precisely when there is enough breathing room in the daily work flow to give your people the chance to better themselves. Employees at all levels can receive training to improve their team-building, collaboration, process ownership, and other skills- which pays off when economic normalcy returns.

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Participating in executive coaching with The Edmunds Group has been a great experience for me personally and professionally.  I learned so much about myself and how to be a better leader.  My coach helped me develop more effective interaction skills, build a stronger team, identify ways to be more collaborative and think through many complex business issues.  It was great to have someone with whom to discuss sensitive issues and brainstorm creative solutions.  In today's stressful and demanding world, I would strongly encourage any leader to participate in coaching. 

- Vice President, Retail Operations, Consumer Packaged Goods Organization

After a rigorous selection process, The Edmunds Group was chosen to provide in depth analysis and coaching for the regional management team of a leading Southeastern financial services company. The initial engagement was so successful and well received, the assignment was expanded to include other high performing, high potential individuals. In addition, The Edmunds Group was engaged to provided on-going executive coaching to several key members of the management team.

In preparation for the engagement The Edmunds Group developed a keen understanding of the organization and the cultural drivers. This knowledge was used to identify key competencies upon which to build. In addition, areas for additional development work were identified and action plans established. The deep understanding of the organization and the individuals within the the team enabled to Edmunds Group to make this project far more beneficial than ever anticipated. Our expectations we exceeded time and time again.

Without question the work done with The Edmunds Group prepared this team to successfully navigate through the financial challenges of the last few years.

- leading Southeastern Financial Services Company, Executive Vice President