Our Practice …

… is focused on the development of people within business organizations. This includes work that would be characterized as Leadership Development both at the individual and team level and development of interpersonal communication skills of groups and individuals.

We work with individuals who are seeking to develop along a variety of personal and professional lines.

We work with large organizations, frequently as part of a larger team, usually in supporting an enterprise level change or development initiative.

With small companies we work with the owners and senior people on leadership and team development goals.

About you

Picking someone to work with can be a daunting task. We will endeavor to provide you with ways to answer some of the common questions people have. I think there are two high level questions:

“Can you help me? ” and  “Are you the right choice?”

The first question tends to be answered with information about credibility. What are your areas of expertise? What is your experience? Do you work with people in my situation (with the same challenges in a similar organization, etc).

On this site we will provide, at a vey high level, some of that information. But we’ve been doing this work for a long while for people in lots of different situations and we list all of that work  it becomes unreadable (or is that unbearable?) and only some of it is useful to you. The answer real answer is for you to contact us so we can discuss what is specifically applicable to you.

The latter question is certainly best answered through conversation. There is just no substitute for us getting together and chatting. I generally spend an hour on the phone with someone before we can both answer the questions above, can I help and am I the (or at least a) right choice?

Even if we turn out not to be the right choice a conversation almost always moves you productively along the path to finding that right choice.

 

 

What we do

Explaining this, in a way that is useful to you,  is actually more difficult than it might appear. Do we organize the information  by content (Leadership, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Coaching, etc) or by delivery channel (Coaching, Training, etc)? Bear with us as we take a stab at explaining, “What we do.”

The headline would be Change Management at the individual and group level that supports growth and increased capacity.

We work in several content areas or disciplines.

Leadership development of individuals and groups, group interaction skills and processes, and individual communication skill development cover most of the ground.

We “deliver” that help through several channels.

We work with individuals in what most would call a coaching relationship. We meet (talk) regularly based upon an agreed upon plan developed with that individual.

We conduct training in all the areas listed above and we also facilitate meetings that are associated with the above areas.

About “us”

Small and not trying to play big.

At this stage of my work life it is clear how I want to be working and the types of engagements that I will take. I need to know that I can help, that the work is meaningful, and that I am a good match for the people I will be working with.

While this site is about my individual practice  as Ledgerwood Consulting I have chosen to use “we” throughout this site  because after three decades I come with a collection of cohorts. We work with each other in a variety of ways and form teams to as particular engagements require.

You will find my name on many of their websites where I work as a primary member of their team.