SYNC – short for synchronize, means causing people or things to move together. Much like a conductor and an orchestra, companies that are out of sync, experience discord. In sync, they produce a symphony of effective interactions and positive results.
Successful organizations are in sync with their vision, their strategy and their people. Getting in sync happens through skillful conversation. What gets talked about, how it gets talked about and who is in the conversation determines what’s going to happen. Or, what is not going to happen.
At SYNC, we help build conversational capacity and effectiveness for organizations, leaders and teams.
Leadership is a vibrant and ongoing conversation. Effective leaders are skillful relationship builders who know how to connect and guide teams toward their envisioned goal. They are resilient and agile as people, companies and markets change.
Building strong, authentic relationships is a competence that requires a balanced development of the ‘knowing’, ‘doing’ and ‘being’ of a leader. At SYNC we do just that.
We help managers and leaders grow their understanding of leadership, strengthen their skills and relationships and explore how they want to engage, in order to execute effectively. We grow leaders with integrity and heart.
Teamwork has proven to be more critical to success than strategy, finance or technology. At SYNC we help you leverage this competitive advantage by enhancing a team’s capability to work together while creating a positive culture of commitment and accountability.
While it is key to have “the right people” on the team, a negative team atmosphere and difficult relationships undermine the success of even the most talented and engaged collection of people.
We work with teams to develop their conversational capacity to effectively address difficult and challenging issues, including any elephants in the room.
Our leadership development programs are hands-on and grounded in sound research, proven techniques and years of experience. We partner with you to customize our offerings to ensure they address both your immediate needs and strategic goals.
Individual coaching for managers and leaders helps them clarify how they want to lead, strengthen critical relationships and skills and operate more effectively.
Coaching intensives combine targeted leadership education with one-on-one coaching, developed around a specific change initiative or topic.
Peer coaching is a cost-effective way to accelerate leadership development for mid-level and high potential leaders and build a culture of accountability throughout the organization.
Customized leadership skill training for supervisors, managers and executives, designed to align with your immediate needs, strategic objectives and core competencies.
A suite of coaching training for executives, (new) managers and HR professionals to incorporate coaching in their work with direct reports, teams and internal clients.
As part of our development and training programs, we use a variety of leadership assessments to evaluate leadership style and capacity.
Our team coaching helps grow productive relationships and healthy dynamics, while addressing pressing issues around performance, change or development. We consider the team a separate entity with its own voice in the conversation.
We provide facilitation for company meetings and retreats or ‘hot button’ conversations you need to have. We help you set the agenda in the context of your strategic goals and objectives.
We offer a suite of workshops and training programs on a host of topics including leadership, communication, feedback and listening skills. We can also design a training or workshop on a topic of your choice.
As part of our team coaching and development programs, we offer a variety of team assessment tools, to evaluate individual and collective capability.
Using The Workplace Coach Program with our talent team allowed us to significantly change our coaching conversations with our employees. Ank is an incredible coach and trainer who uses real-life coaching issues for participants to practice their coaching skills in groups and one to one, which helps people to grasp concepts much more effectively. We continue to get feedback from our high potentials regarding how deeply this has impacted their career at SAP”.
The development work Ank did with our staff has led to better communication, more effective meetings, and strong emphasis on teamwork. Her thorough research and assessment of the team dynamics in combination with an attention to quick results helped us gain the trust of employees for longer-term projects. We’re very grateful to Ank for her work and would eagerly work with her again
Working with Ank is a pleasure both professionally and personally. She brings a highly effective combination of strategic thinking and practical orientation and she utilizes a wide variety of tools and strategies to establish and achieve clear, concrete goals and. Her hands on approach inspires insight and personal accountability – the result is steady and sustainable transformation”.
Ank is a founding partner of SYNC. As a professional certified coach and consultant she works with leaders and teams in developing effective behaviors to navigate today’s organizational complexities with skill, resilience and integrity.
With more than 20 years of experience with leadership, team and organization development Ank has developed many agile leaders and high performing teams both in business and nonprofit. She worked as a coach and consultant for small to 100.000+ companies across a wide range of industries varying from financial services, healthcare, utilities, marketing, retail, professional services, not for profit and academia, both in the US and Europe.
Ank believes that effective leadership is driven through the connection to personal values that define who you are, what’s important to you and what you want to accomplish and leave behind.
Ank holds a master degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University in Irvine, and a master degree in Law from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. She also holds certifications in Organizational Development and Organizational Communication.
As a member of the faculty of Brandman University, Irvine, California, Ank has taught graduate classes in the field of Leadership and Organizational Change.
Ank is an energetic facilitator and positive change agent with solid personal effectiveness skills and passion for straight talk. She combines in-depth expertise with a hands-on and result-oriented approach.
Contact Ank at 617-775-7552
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Start with Why
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What Coaches Can Do for You
Coaching is a Contact Sport
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Diana McLain Smith
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work
The Elephant in the Room
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Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey
Daniel Pink on YouTube
Immunity to Change
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
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