“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
— Thomas Edison
Do you find that despite how much you work on your personal and career goals you get nowhere? Are you ready to make a difference?
Do you find that feeling on purpose is eluding you?
You may be feeling unfulfilled and can't figure out why even though you've been developing yourself for years.
Do you sense your greatest potential is always just out of your reach?
We can help you:
Discover how to access the greatness you sense inside of you!
Design the life you desire to live!
Dream your biggest dreams!
Step into your greatest destiny and transform your life!
We can help you redesign your life to achieve the goals you desire!
Both And Partners consultant’s use an innovative approach to system transformation.
Recognizing that transformation is a multi-year process operating at multiple levels of a system and involving multiple components, our primary aim is to increase a system’s own internal capacity to develop and implement a long-term transformation action plan:
36 months to total systemic transformation
Acquire and retain passionate, competent and resilient employees;
Increase satisfaction and reduce stakeholder complaints;
Increase institutional knowledge and expertise;
Improved achievement scores and sustained cost effective support service provision;
Improved emotional management in staff;
Improved understanding of group dynamics;
Improved capacity to articulate goals and create strategies for change;
Improved and more open and direct communication;
Increased diversity in perspectives.
Keynote Speaking and Workshops
We provide customized engaging, practical and interactive workshops, key note addresses and webinars to fit your organizations needs.
Sustainable change comes from doing what works!
What are the gifts and strengths of your team members, neighbors, co-workers, community members?
We all have different life experiences that either - help us engage, or avoid - people and environments we don’t know. Cultural competence- is simply being aware of how our personal, family or community experiences (chosen or not) influence the way we live, work and play. We believe that it is possible to become more aware, skilled, and attentive to the needs, concerns, and experiences of others. To become “culturally agile” means that you have trained yourself to listen differently, you are able to be brave in the face of conflict or uncertainty; you are able to navigate and learn new techniques when your “go to” strategies are no longer scoring you points. To be “agile” one has to practice, on a regular bases; sometimes it helps to be on a team- a team can offer support, and team members can step in where you fall short; lastly- to be agile, you often have to unlearn bad habits. People in our society for example, tend to look for easy, simple things to “fix”, we are also prone to mistakenly assign blame before we have gathered all of the needed and multiple sides of a story. To be good at a sport, especially a team sport- such as life in a community- the team has to really know the gifts and strengths of each team member, the team has to become so accustom to each other that they can communicate without words- to be good takes time, practice, dedication, and most importantly a passion for the game. We invite you to come and practice with us- this thing we call Cultural Competence- we hope you will join our team and help us compete at this very critical time in our countries history.
PUTTING ABCD INTO ACTION...
Who is in your community? What is working there?
John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann at Northwestern University, developed Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) to empower communities defined as "at risk". An ABCD approach starts by focusing on the part of the glass that is full (what is working here?). When communities are able to be strengths-based and take actionable steps that build on what they know how to do, ideas that may not have been considered are discovered and real changes happens.
This workshop will explore the important question - Who is in your community? What is working there? Participants will be introduced to an approach that redefines how we think about and link people to resources. This approach helps people understand and develop strategies for building community partnerships and identify natural "community connectors." Practical tools and strategies used across the country and internationally for opening connections into the broader community will be offered to help link a program participants and their families with resources that can help support their recovery journey.
RECOVERY ORIENTED SYSTEMS OF CARE...
Person centered, strengths based, and self-directed
With over 23 million people in the US living in long term recovery, there is hope for the many individuals and families experiencing an addiction or mental illness. There are many different pathways to recovery; a person’s journey is deeply personal and unique. Prevention does work and treatment can be effective. Recovery is real. Our behavioral health care systems in response to the growing evidence of people living in recovery, and new brain science research are transforming and re-orienting their services and supports.
Taking a recovery-oriented approach helps frame how multiple systems, services and supports can be coordinated in a way that is person-centered, strengths based and self-directed. A Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) integrates services between mental health, substance use disorders, and physical health care; many of these systems have historically operated in isolation. To effectively transform, a system must align within and between policy, administrative, and fiscal practices; the system must establish a common vision based on shared values and principles for operationalizing recovery-oriented services and supports. This interactive workshop helps stakeholders build on the “voices of people in recovery” to create this alignment. Participants will leave with a greater awareness of what unique role they play in developing a ROSC, and practice skills for engaging and sustaining effective change. The principles of recovery, national and international context for this transformation, and assessment tools will be explored. Most importantly, participants will leave with realistic next steps and strategies matched to their resources and current opportunities for aligning and building a recovery orientation system of care.