Top Places to Work

A “High Performance Leadership in Action” leadership development program, designed and delivered by Clare Cox, was featured in the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work report.

Allen & Gerritsen, a fast-growing independent advertising agency, introduced the program to “…help [managers] find their strengths and work with them,” said CEO Andrew Graff.  The program offered a blend of training and one-on-one coaching using insights from talent assessments about each individual’s unique leadership style and motivators. Participants learned the correlation between high levels of emotional intelligence (EQ) and leadership effectiveness.

Over 25 members of the agency’s management team took part in the program that included topics such as leading teams, managing up, creative problem solving and adaptive communication strategies.

Nationwide Maximizes Sales Success

Nationwide Financial Services is using a sales process that takes advantage of industry-leading research and tools provided by Tidemark Corporation, based on a scientifically validated model of psychology. At the core of this process is the versatile and powerful DISC model that “reads” the wants and needs of the investor. The model integrates easily and seamlessly with Nationwide’s existing sales process.

Through a dynamic training and coaching program, financial advisors learn a 3-step process to understand and position their own unique communication style; identify the unique buying style of each investor; and learn how to adapt their sales approach to build business.

In addition to helping financial services professionals attract and retain more clients, open doors to referrals and win their “toughest” prospect, this results-oriented program leverages research that shows behaviorally screened professionals outperform others by 65% over a
3-year period.

Stop & Shop Initiatives Elevate Performance

Stop & Shop is a growing chain of more than 375 supermarket stores throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, including Giant Stores located in the mid-Atlantic area. Over the years, Tidemark has helped Stop & Shop launch successful management-leadership programs for executives, senior managers and supervisors, and affinity groups for associates.

We designed and facilitated an offsite retreat called the “Distribution Leadership Challenge” that helped the supply chain address a shift in the business model, increase communication and strengthen teamwork at all levels.  The focus of the program was on strategic planning and the commitment it would take to implement new initiatives and process change.