High Achievers thrive alongside fellow High Achievers and they attract each other

How are you building a culture of greatness?

Culture Is The Silver Bullet

Courage

To change anything, we need to have the courage to acknowledge our current reality. Culture is a way to drive behavior as it is a way to align people with shared values to support each other to overcome challenges and achieve ambitious goals in an efficient and meaningful way. Your company’s culture is the foundation of your company’s behavior and it impacts everything from productivity, engagement and customer loyalty, to the speed of innovation, retention of talent, growth, and, of course, profitability.

ROI

Culturally-driven companies have 18 percent more revenue per employee than the average. However, only 15 percent of employees globally are engaged in their work. A defining characteristic for high achieving companies is a strong and empowering culture.

Engaged audience when Keynote Speaker Therese Gedda kicks-off her talk

Commitment

If we as leaders commit to designing and scaling people and purpose-centric cultures, high performers aligned with both our purpose and strengthened culture will be attracted to our companies and pursuits. They are best positioned to become our company’s next leaders, showing up every day fully committed, focused, and excited to make a difference. However, if we choose to ignore the importance of cultural and behavioral design, this will have negative implications for our companies in the long run. As we now know, thriving cultures can be designed, but it takes the decision, courage, and endurance to fully invest and raise to the next level.

High Achievers thrive alongside fellow High Achievers, and they attract each other.

They outperform the average worker
by 10% in productivity, 20% in sales
and 30% in profitability.*

Fully Customized Cultural Design Programs

High Achievers thrive alongside fellow High Achievers, and they attract each other.

We have built proprietary frameworks proven to deliver transformative change in fast-growing companies. Below is a selection of our custom-designed projects on culture, leadership, and growth that can span from two weeks to a year depending on goals and needs:

Codifying Culture is designed to create a strong cultural foundation to be used for effective leadership initiatives, recruitment, and accountability.

Recruiting on Cultural Fit is a scalable and methodical recruitment model focused on mindset, cultural and value alignment.

Scaling a High Achiever Culture is designed to keep the best people, your High Achievers, performing and thriving.

Strategic Direction and Growth is often delivered as an off-site, followed by an executive coaching program for your management team.

Bespoke Programs are fully customized initiatives that span extensive cultural transformations as well as targeted projects covering culture, leadership, commercialization, recruitment, training, and growth.

The team has been fantastic. Therése has helped us clarify what our culture already is and helped us set goals for the future.

– Co-founders, CEO and COO, from a series A-backed Boston startup

Highlighted Case Studies and Success Stories From Founder/Executive Coaching and Cultural Design Programs

To give you a feel for what’s possible, please find a selection of case studies from clients below

Our Philosophy on Company Culture

Did you know?

  • Culturally-driven companies have 18% more revenue per employee than the average.*
  • The cost of one bad hire alone can exceed $25,000.*
  • Lack of leadership capability costs U.S. corporations up to $550 billion annually.*
  • Millennials will be 75% of the global workforce by 2025.*
  • Only 15% of employees globally are engaged in their work.*

High achieving companies are characterized by their strong and empowering culture
If you are not actively investing in your culture you are at risk for ending up with a mediocre culture or, even worse – a toxic one. By intentionally designing a thriving people and purpose-centric culture you can successfully scale your company and become a star in your field.

Your company culture is the foundation of your company behavior
Culture is a way to drive behavior. It is a way to align people with shared values to support each other in overcoming challenges and achieving ambitious goals in an efficient and meaningful way. It impacts everything from productivity, engagement, and customer loyalty, to the speed of innovation, retention of talent, growth, and, of course, profitability.

Imagine…
Imagine your company where everyone is thriving and performing as their best selves, contributing to your vision, and moving beyond your dreams. This looks like: 

Showing up to your weekly management meeting where everyone on your team is buzzing with the excitement of all the achievements made during the week. 

Being in awe of the all the magic and initiatives your teams continually bring to life. Experiencing seamless collaboration between your commercial and engineering teams during co-creation sessions with your dream persona tribes. 

Leading inspiring board meetings where you present strong financial and cultural impact results month after month. Celebrating with your sales teams the closing of the biggest deals in the history of your company. 

Feeling a daily sense of accomplishment, and smiling at the realization that everyone is united in achieving your ambitious goals.

How do you get there?
With a thriving culture as an ever-increasing competitive advantage, the questions you need to consider include:

  • What is the true state of your culture? 
  • What can you do today to ensure you are well-positioned to attract and keep the best talent? 
  • How will you utilize the power of cultural and behavioral design to stay ahead of your competition in the days, weeks, and months ahead? 

Ready to get started? We are here to help.

Highlighted Endorsements from Clients and Partners

Therese and her team will empower your leadership team to identify and nurture high potential employees and develop them into high achievers, inspire creativity amongst the teams to achieve extraordinary goals, and create scalable support systems based on behavioral science

Having founded three companies over the years, I realized one important thing along the way – you can never afford to stop learning. As each company grew from a handful to hundreds of people, the challenges have rarely been the same, so after 20 years of start-ups, I had the pleasure of meeting and engaging Therese to be my personal founder/executive coach. After a few sessions, I realized that the broader leadership team at my company would also greatly benefit from Therese and her team, so we engaged them to deliver their Cultural and Leadership Program.

They have worked extensively with many startups (especially at different stages of growth) which has given them the empathy to be attentive and responsive to fast-paced environments. They bring a unique combination of coaching management teams on both leadership development and business strategy, scale-up challenges, and establishing the right company values to enable a clear strategic direction. I was particularly impressed when they were able to bridge between people of different professional and personality backgrounds and get everyone “speaking the same language”.

By bringing their unique perspective on how to design and scale cultures to enable companies to grow sustainably, this program has had a lasting impact on our productivity and performance and has greatly improved collaboration and communication across the company. Over the years they have developed proprietary techniques and frameworks to model company culture, workplace engagement, leadership development, and recruitment (to name a few) to enable these skills to become teachable and actionable.

Therese and her team will empower your leadership team to identify and nurture high potential employees and develop them into high achievers, inspire creativity amongst the teams to achieve extraordinary goals, and create scalable support systems based on behavioral science. They have been a great asset to our company, and I’ve recommended them to several other executives who have also gone on to have very positive continued engagements with them.

– Sridhar Iyengar, Founder & CEO at Elemental Machines

Therése is extremely talented across the board and with her determination, no industry is safe from disruption

Therése has the ability to create magic – constantly, it seems. With loads of creativity and determination, Therése has demonstrated a remarkable ability to create exceptional value from limited resources. She is a phenomenal startup CEO, an incredible leader and she has an amazing passion for empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. I’m proud to vouch for her, because I’ve seen from the inside how she works and what she does to always deliver – both on stage as a keynote speaker and behind-the-scenes in business.Therése is extremely talented across the board and with her determination, no industry is safe from disruption.

— Tony Friede, Investment Manager at VINNOVA

The team has been fantastic

The team has been fantastic. Therése has helped us clarify what our culture already is and helped us set goals for the future.

Working with Therése and her team had been really great. Super responsive and super organized. I was only in some of the sessions, but the sessions I was part of, I thought it was amazing how you were able to pull out what was important for all of us, and we didn’t really know it.

It’s been great. I think it has been very methodical. You are very methodical, Therése. Your team is very diligent. You turn things around quickly and work all different timezones.

– Co-founders, CEO and COO, from a series A-backed Boston startup

I call her my stand-in co-founder for a reason

Committed, empathetic, determined, conscientious, generous – the words to describe Therése brilliance are many. I’ve worked with Therése in two capacities: as a fellow consultant in strategy and business development projects, and as a founder coach when I started my own company. As a consultant, she is what I call a “straight shooter” – someone with incredible intellectual horse-power and sound reasoning – with a deep understanding of people and team dynamics. This translates into the kind of leader that sets clear goals, priorities, and execution plans, while keeping the team connected and motivated.

As a coach, this rare combination of clarity and care stands out again. Therése has the clarity (and stamina) to sort through chaos effectively and the real care that makes people reconnect to their values and mission. From a single session with Therése, you can expect to go from lost and helpless to grounded and energized. She gets people out of their narratives and into the present, and the focus needed at the moment to co-create with her the strategies, tactics, and action plans needed to make the most of the current opportunity. I call her my stand-in co-founder for a reason.

— Raquel Rojo Calderón, Leadership Advisor, Strategy and Culture Consultant

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