Stew Friedman, recognized for decades as an award-winning Wharton professor and as the world’s leading thinker in the field of talent management by Thinkers50, and our Client Services Team, both in the U.S. and in Europe, have delivered workshops nationally and internationally for non-profits, government agencies, mid-sized businesses, and multi-national companies with participants ranging from the C-suite to the front line. Our team will inspire and instruct your group on how to achieve greater performance, enhance well-being, grow as leaders, and help others do the same.
Our workshops are tailored to your group’s or organization’s needs, with practical ideas for action brought to life in an engaging format and with follow-on activity, including peer-to-peer coaching, designed to ensure real ROI. Our team has proven, well-established models for workshops that produce sustainable results and can be delivered in a variety of formats, including virtually or in a combination of in-person and virtual sessions. Our dynamic highly-rated workshops are described below. Contact us to learn more.
The Total Leadership conference for our internal coaches was amazing!!! A very useful workshop!!Pilar Concejo Corporate Learning Talent & Culture, BBVA
Stew understands that pitting our passions and responsibilities against each other is a losing battle. Instead, he teaches a masterful strategy to integrate self, career, family, and community—an approach that has allowed me to grow as a CEO, mother, and community activist.Julie Smolyansky, CEO, Lifeway Foods
Total Leadership tools worked well and added value. Stew’s approach was particularly helpful in encouraging participants to apply what they learned to their lives. This transfer of learning to behavioral practice post-training is arguably the biggest challenge that trainers typically face. It is clear from his actions that his goal throughout has been to provide the maximum value to our participants.Judith Mauer, Leadership Development, GSK
I have enjoyed working with you, learning from you, and seeing the results of this program in our firm. For just one example, one participant reported how Total Leadership resulted in his doubling his volume of client contacts per month, which led to four new business developments valued at $1MM+ in follow-on work. Thank you for introducing a new way to look at leadership.Laura Mendelow, Leadership Development, Booz Allen Hamilton
Employees and managers alike gained a new perspective. Managers indicated that your Total Leadership seminar was an eye-opening experience, helping them to realize the impact of support in life matters beyond work. It was evident that in order to be a progressive leader, managers need to continuously experiment with the way work is done and take individual actions.Colin Gardner, Merck Research Laboratories
Of all of the courses and training I have had in my 13 years at Johnson & Johnson your presentation and philosophy hit home in every way!Jen Bailey, Johnson & Johnson
Thank you very much for your terrific lecture and the performance tools. I am sure I will be using your insights in the coming months to further my own development and that of my team.Liz Cobbs, Merck
Stew’s passion for the topic and relatable way of presenting ensured that his seminars were not only accessible but also engaging, and his interactive approach and real life examples set him apart as a speaker. It is always a great pleasure to work with Stew.Makato Miyasako, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
It was engaging and productive - I walked away with a simple, viable action plan that has the potential to change my life personally and professionally while benefitting everyone in my four circles. Great stuff!Citigroup employee
An excellent presentation. We received outstanding feedback about the usefulness, practicality and applicability of Total Leadership. The concepts will help make our leaders and volunteers more effective in their roles with our organizations, as well as their private lives and careers.Jodi Berman, The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
I have been given a wonderful gift…one of understanding, clarity and empowerment to achieve my aspirations and future dreams. Total Leadership has changed my life. It’s powerful and valuable on many levels and was brought to us with professionalism and passion.Jamie Pasczek, DaimlerChrysler Financial Services
Wow, great session! The participants are still talking about it. Stew brought the energy, he was honest about his own experiences, his stories were great, he gave everyone tangible things they can apply to their work and the rest of their lives, and he left our participants energized, challenged, and hungry for more.Kristin Halda, Enterprise Talent Development, United Health Group
It was an honor and privilege to meet one of my favorite leaders in academia. Your model resonates with me deeply. Thank you for bringing your energy, authenticity, and wholeness.Anitha Aswath, Cisco
The feedback buzz was very, very positive. You hear people talking about their experiments and we’re also seeing new relationships flourish as a result of the coaching relationships.Alixandra Colehour, Sleep Number
This world-renowned program produces demonstrable results. It is based on Stew’s bestselling book and award-winning course, Total Leadership. Participants learn to:
In the Long Form version, participants do all the above, with the option of composing exercises and exchanging feedback on them. The various Short Form versions, customized to meet your needs, abbreviate the required effort while still providing a powerful, practical growth experience.
Parents in today’s disorienting world can too readily lose track of who they are and what really matters most, but it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible for working parents to learn how to harness the science of leadership to thrive in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on their extensive experience as researchers, educators, coaches, advocates, and parents, renowned professors Stew Friedman and Alyssa Westring – a Boomer Grandpa and a Millennial Mom – bring a robust, proven method that can help any working parent gain a greater sense of purpose and control. Their keynotes and workshops are powerful means for organizations to demonstrate a genuine and practical commitment to being an employer-of-choice for working parents. They deliver the key ideas and tools from the book Parents Who Lead, which has been resoundingly praised by business leaders, scholars, and policy advocates – including Dan Pink, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Adam Grant.
Building on his national bestseller Total Leadership and on three decades of research, teaching, and practice as both consultant and senior executive, in this Wall Street Journal bestseller Stew Friedman focuses in depth on the 18 critical skills for creating harmony between work and the rest of life. He brings them to life in this workshop through the riveting stories of six remarkable people and teaches exercises they can use to develop these skills in their own lives.
A groundbreaking cross-generational study, done by the historic Wharton Work/Life Integration Project (founded in 1991), comparing a large sample of Gen Xers surveyed in the early ‘90s with Millennials surveyed two decades later, reveals both greater freedom and new constraints for men and women in their work and family lives. This workshop offers an astute assessment of how far we have come and presents actionable ideas for what we can and must do as a society, in our organizations, and for ourselves to make it easier for men and women to choose the lives they want.
Your reputation is based on whether or not people perceive you as trustworthy, and it is nearly impossible to things done in work and in other parts of life unless people trust you. By engaging in a highly interactive and incredibly fun exercise in this session, you gain practical insights on the building of social capital.
No one wants to be seen as “political” but everyone wants to get things done through other people in organizations. This very practical workshop teaches how to manage the dynamics of political influence by solving an organizational puzzle in an interactive case study, which provides a springboard for lasting insights on the attributes of both the mind set and the skill set of the politically smart leader – the kind of person who knows how to achieve valued goals while making winners out of those around them.
This session offers a unique opportunity for those engaged in the challenges of building learning communities that last and that bring demonstrable value to their organizations to learn from one of the modern masters of the craft of action learning. The focus is on consciously and deliberately designing learner-driven experiences that produce results to which learners are deeply committed and are of real consequence for their lives and for their organizations.