Growth River Consulting Services
Over the past two decades, Growth River has developed, coached and provided training for companies, big and small, all over the world. Our focus is always on how to systematically scale businesses, developing the leaders and the people. Through this work, we have developed a systematic methodology and a shared language for organizing and leading change within team-based enterprises.
Gap Analysis & Journey Planning
Defining success, gathering data and identifying capacity gaps is the starting point for any change initiative.
'Gap Analysis & Journey Planning' is the platform that defines the destination and also reveals the optimal next steps and priorities on the journey to get there.
Teams, organizations and enterprises are social systems. Some breakthroughs can only happen face-to-face and eye-to-eye.
Our workshops are designed to laser focus on creating the conditions for transformational breakthroughs. We bring people together in a structured way that enables them to adopt shared perspectives, implement ways of working, learn key skills, and co-create critical deliverables.
For many leaders and executives, effectively leading change and developing teams is not intuitive. Growth River Leadership Coaching is offered to meet the needs of new or existing leaders.
Effective leadership coaching requires the right chemistry. Our business coaches work with leaders and executives who value having an effective coaching relationship and who seek and act upon feedback.
A key attribute of high performing teams is to apply the characteristic of 'being coachable' as a key criterion for hiring, promotion, and assigning leadership opportunities.
Sometimes, as they go about planning and implementing shared work, teams want and need real time leadership, and business coaching. That is why we provide team coaching.
As part of team coaching, our coaches participate in team meetings and workstreams, leveraging teachable moments in real time.
With some clients we are invited to integrate and operate as adjunct team members, co-owning and co-leading.
Sometimes, leaders and teams ask us to step up and co-lead a way forward. That when we provide performance support.
As part of performance support, our business coaches engage directly to gather data analyze problems, organize complex decisions, create plans, and develop leadership narratives.
Sometimes leaders and teams require specific skills in order to sustain the key conditions required for higher performance and ongoing transformation. That is when we either recommend or provide targeted training.
Our business coaches work closely with HR leaders in client organizations to design and integrate talent development programs that support the high performing team journey.
As a result of this experience, we have been compelled to developed a few targeted trainings designed to develop critical skills that are not readily available elsewhere in the market place. These include: shaping the narrative, facilitating complex problems and decisions, and agile principles for implementing interdependent workstreams.
“Of all the strategic planning work I’ve done in my career, this work was the most real, the most influential, and most changed how I thought about my organization and about my leadership.”
~ Laura Shubilla, CEO
Philadelphia Youth Network
I want to acknowledge Growth River’s role in getting us here has been mission critical. Said differently, we couldn’t have done this without you and consider the approach to be elegant, exciting, transformational. We are truly on our way.”
~ Robert A. Preti, PhD, President
Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapies
Gap Analysis & Journey Planning
There are three working parts in any data-driven gap analysis. Understanding how these parts work will set the stage for you being able to create a truly powerful narrative that can lead change. They are:
1. Desired Future State: the conditions - both competencies and capabilities - required to make your goals attainable.
2. Current State: data that clarifies your current starting point and frames the urgent case for change.
3. The Journey: the priorities to move from the current to future state.