• ENHANCING TEAM CAPABILITIES

  • CREATING CANDID CULTURE

  • DEVELOPING RESILIENT LEADERS

We are SYNC

Making Workplaces Work

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.

What We Do

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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.

TEAM DEVELOPMENT

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.

WHY?

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
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CHANGE INITIATIVES THAT FAIL
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AVOIDABLE TURNOVER
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RELATIONSHIP ISSUES THAT PERSIST

What gets talked about, how it gets talked about and who is in the conversation, determines what’s going to happen.  And… what’s not going to happen.

— Susan Scott —

Services

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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.

One on One Coaching

Individual coaching for managers and leaders helps them clarify how they want to lead, strengthen critical relationships and skills and operate more effectively.

Executive Coaching Intensives

Coaching intensives combine targeted leadership education with one-on-one coaching, developed around a specific change initiative or topic.

Peer Coaching

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.

Leadership Training

Customized leadership skill training for supervisors, managers and executives, designed to align with your immediate needs, strategic objectives and core competencies.

The Workplace Coach

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.

Assessments

As part of our development and training programs, we use a variety of leadership assessments to evaluate leadership style and capacity.

TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Our team development programs help increase your team’s conversational capacity by developing dialogue and communication skills while creating a culture of candor and curiosity.

TEAM COACHING

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.

FACILITATION

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.

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

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.

ASSESSMENTS

As part of our team coaching and development programs, we offer a variety of team assessment tools, to evaluate individual and collective capability.

Reviews

  • 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”.

    — Irene Ortiz-Glass, National Vice President, People Transformation, 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

    — Dawn Price, Executive Director, Friendship Shelter —
  • 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”. 

    — Catherine Crow, Vice President, HealthCare Partners —
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Our lives succeed or fail, one conversation at a time

— David Whyte —

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE DEDICATED TO MAKING WORKPLACES WORK. WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK AND STRAIGHT TALK. WE WORK WITH YOU AS PARTNERS AND YOU CAN COUNT ON US TO BE CURIOUS ABOUT YOU. AND, WE ARE HUMAN TOO.

 

ANK STUYFZAND

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WHAT INSPIRES US

We are continuously engaged and learning about the art and science of leadership and teamwork. In helping you achieve better results we learn and are inspired by a variety of researchers and thought leaders… here are just a few:

LEADERSHIP

On Becoming a Leader
Warren Bennis

Fierce Conversations
Susan Scott

Primal Leadership
Daniel Goleman

Crucial Confrontations
Kerry Patterson et al

Start with Why
Simon Sinek on TED

COACHING

What Coaches Can Do for You
Carol Kaufmann et al in HBR

Coaching is a Contact Sport
Marshall Goldschmidt in HBR

TEAMS

Conversational Capacity
Craig Weber

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick Lencioni

Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work
John Gottman

The Elephant in the Room
Diana McLain Smith

CHANGE THEORY

Immunity to Change
Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey

Transitions
William Bridges

The Fifth Discipline
Peter Senge

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel Pink on YouTube

Authentic Happiness
Martin Seligman

Contact

We'd really love to hear from you so why not drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

hello@syncatwork.com  –  Boston MA

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