It’s hard to do justice to a testimonial, because Leadersway has transformed my life and our organization. When I started down the path of Leadersway I had some things going wrong in my life. Although on the surface I think it looked like things were great. Aside from attending Leadersway sessions I also engaged in one-on-one coaching. The coaching made me admit to myself things I probably already knew but had to finally say out loud to someone else. The coaching dug deep, into the places where I had been hiding. It made me think about things differently, and over time I got better and changed. It made me realize what I had control over, and that it was OK to say some things were just unacceptable. I think it gave me confidence that I wasn’t broken. Now, even still, it amazes me how we are so capable of continuing to grow and develop.
As an organization we went through some pretty tough things at the beginning of 2012. It was very emotional and it was painful. Without LeadersWay I probably would have left this company. LeadersWay gave me the peace and strength to make it through and I am so glad that I did. LeadersWay has changed our culture, noticeably. Our employees are happy, they like each other. Our sales team goes out of their way to help each other, they don’t fight over leads they share them! When we worked on coming up with our why we exist statement, we asked people why they came in every day. One of our employees said, “would it be bad to say, I love these people, they’re my friends?” When people come here to interview, they talk about the energy in the office, it’s recognizable that our team likes their jobs and each other.
Even when we disagree, our employees are getting better at having tough conversations. Many of them now won’t just walk by someone else’s bad behavior, they call each other out. Even on our leadership team, we talk to each other when we don’t agree with how something was handled, we support each other, and that has made all of the difference. Leadersway may be the best thing that ever happened to us, and to me personally.