There is a direct correlation between Deene’s work with our organization and our improved bottom line. Employee retention is up, while sick and overtime utilization is down. I see increased collaboration within my leadership team, new skills being used to successfully resolve team and interdepartmental conflict, better skills to coach direct reports - overall a happier, more motivated, engaged and invested work force. So despite being pulled away from their demanding work for training, our staff remains energized to learn and develop new interpersonal skills. Even the most skeptical employees are buying in with positive, behavior changes. It’s exciting and inspiring. If you are looking to take your organization to a higher functioning and positive culture, I highly recommend Deene.
With Deene's help, our Executive Committee learned a lot about our individual leadership preferences, which came as a surprise to many of us who have worked together for over 20 years! We came to understand and appreciate the native talents we bring to our Board service and how to work together even more effectively to achieve our organization's goals. Deene is an excellent facilitator who with grace and humor, skillfully kept our discussions focused. Deene's extensive experience gives her unique insight into the challenges that boards face - an insight that proved very valuable to our Directors as we identified meaningful action steps that will result in positive change for our organization. I highly recommend Deene's services to any non-profit considering a Board or governance review!
Deene Morris, Principal, Inspire Leadership LLC is a recognized catalyst for meaningful change. She has an outstanding reputation for helping people and teams to get unstuck - and moving organizations beyond obstacles to reach their greater potential. Effective decision making involves everyone who is part of the problem or solution, and experts are found at every level. By infusing an organization with a shared language, Deene helps people build trust, take risks, identify problems, and implement solutions for a thriving and sustainable culture.
Transform Crisis to Creative Solutions
When handled effectively, conflict is the opportunity to build trust, challenge status quo, and propel growth. Deene works with organizations in both proactive and reactive positions, and provides the training and tools for positive culture change. By fostering trust, risk and accountability, she guides leaders and managers to develop the road map for sustainable success.
Shift Group Think to Team Think
Group think values unanimous agreement over problem solving and debate. Not surprisingly, group think underlies poor decisions and performance. Team think welcomes collective exploration and dialogue. Read more:
Achieve Measurable Results
Deene delivers value to her clients and the concrete outcomes include: Developing high-performing work teams (hire, coach, manage)—from identifying core strengths and opportunities to resolving conflict, enhancing listening skills and assertive communication.. Read more:
Maximize Your Potential
Best of all, solutions are customized and scaled to your organization’s needs. Optimizing an organization’s performance is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Deene works with individuals and teams to drive the change that creates innovative and resilient cultures.