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    Co-Creating Leaders

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    integrating the best of feminine & masculine leadership excellence in business optimizing creativity, service & purpose

     

     

     

     

     

  • Our framework

    We consult and coach CEO's, Executives, Entrepreneurs, Managers and teams on integrated leadership through 'mutual respect'. This enhanced leadership approach, in conjunction with Rupert Organizational Design, capitalizes on the complimentary strength and creative breakthroughs available when enlightened leadership fully embraces and values the multiple intelligences in people. Results include improved self awareness, interpersonal skills, congruence, engagement, retention, problem solving and customer satisfaction across industries and sectors.

    Framework and Process: First, Second and Third Person Perspective

    1. Our four quadrant symbol represents our Integrated framework; comprehensive, conscious, respectful, and non-marginalizing.
    2. The white center point represents new perspectives and a new leadership paradigm.
    3. The colors symbolize the evolution of conscious thought.

    For news about our Integrated Leaders 20:20 Acuity Tool contact us

  • We assess, implement & measure

     

    We deliver a comprehensive leadership and executive coaching model that engages and unleashes both women's and men's creative excellence. Our unique assessment, framework and platform all combine to ensure leadership is realized and optimized across operations. The resulting change in behavior is designed to promote a respectful, balanced, powerful and integrated feminine and masculine voice allowing for different perspectives, multiple intelligences, co-operation, new habits and improved outcomes that impact the Triple Bottom Line.

     

    Our first step is to help our clients ensure there are opportunities for women to engage as leaders with men across 5 core areas that impact workplace culture; recruitment and promotion, leadership development, mentoring and sponsorship, flexible work and virtual, and salary parity for equivalent work.

    • Our approach is conscious, strategic, measurable and inclusive. We act to support Athena Swan in higher education and EDGE certification.
    • Our process includes qualitative assessment, unconscious bias, ongoing accountability and metrics. 
    • Our training and coaching is informed by neuroscience, developmental psychology, Conscious Leadership, Conscious Capitalism and acts as transformative by dissolving limiting beliefs and facilitating engagement across multiple domains.

    The shift

    Co-creating Feminine & Masculine leaders

    Integrating the best version of masculine intelligence (orange sphere) and the best version of feminine intelligence (turquoise sphere) into a new evolved, complimentary and integrated 'whole' leadership paradigm. Visual by Graeme Bowman, Australia

  • Different thinking leads to different results

    This clip absolutely nails the artificial disconnect between the masculine and the feminine, as it plays out in relationships, communities and corporations.

    'Us' A Masculine & Feminine Narrative

    Australian sculptor, Thomas Bowman, has created this metaphorical insight into the masculine-feminine divide.

  • Our services

    Leadership style and corporate culture often run counter to the overall purpose of an organization, assuming purpose is to deliver great products, quality services, profit and a long-term benefit to the organization and society as a whole.

      Leadership Assessment

      Leaders whose head and heart crave courageous conversations and a new integrated leadership paradigm

      We work with CEO's and Senior Executives to assess current practice through our unique assessment. We identify any impediments or unconscious behavior that limits progress with meeting business and institutional goals. From here we develop a balanced approach that aligns corporate culture, supports the rich engagement of talent, and improves the creative leadership potential of all people in the organization.

       

      Leadership style and corporate culture often run counter to the overall purpose of an organization, assuming purpose is to deliver great products, quality services, profit and a long-term benefit to the organization and society as a whole.

       

      Instead of creating a leadership team which is ultra-masculine or ultra-feminine, our aim is to develop a complimentary, respectful leadership style that harnesses the power of difference. This leads to a noticeable shift in corporate culture towards innovation and inclusion of multiple intelligences improving ROI and sustainable results.

      Professional Development & Training

      Women & Men

      Our training together with Rupert Organizational Design challenges self limiting assumptions, promotes a growth mindset and develops new habits in four critical areas; strategic influence: communication, team work, executive presence, and career/family/life integration. Women gain advanced awareness, capabilities and confidence in their whole unique contribution. Men will gain awareness strengthening their leadership from a whole self perspective increasing their desire for greater understanding within interpersonal relationships.

       

      Our approach is based upon research, neuroscience, developmental psychology, wisdom and empirical evidence. Importantly, our training is designed to disrupt old thinking and foster meaningful change in habits that is lasting.

       

      We use actors, multi media, tools, humor and experiential learning to foster new habits. Delivery is:

      1. On site, half day or whole day

      2. "Lunch and Learn"

      3.. Virtual learning modules single delivery or whole program

      4. Interactive Webinars

      Coaching & Mentoring

      Executives, Entrepreneurs, Managers

      Our unique Master Mind Coaching for leaders/managers is available face to face or virtual global in two modes:

      1. Individual 1:1
      2. Mastery Circles 

      The process is highly engaging, relatively easy and very supportive. We assess each individuals current state through a tool to uncover beliefs, bias, behavioral patterns, latent talents and life purpose.

       

      Through a process of self discovery and personal accountability, transformative new insights occur. This allows life-altering worldview shifts, meaningful change, mindful actions, and creative energy to flow, positively impacting potential, self worth and being your best self.

       

      Key Note Presentations

      Open The Mind

      Our key note research based presentations inspire and ignite senior leaders to leverage the multiple intelligence of integrated leaders through mutual respect with Rupert Organizational Design. Benefits include improved innovation, creativity, thought leadership and problem solving.

       

      We demonstrate how leadership styles, workforce profiles, communities and the environment are evolving. Within this context, the way we currently manage organizations, institutions and business is increasingly out of date, biased and disconnected from the real needs of people and our globe. This disconnect hurts progress, profits and deployment of capital. For too long, men and women have internalized the belief that leadership requires either / or thinking and a hyper-masculine approach that is separate, individual, adversarial, divisive and win-at-all-costs.

       

      At the core of this evolutionary shift is the recognition feminine influences like creativity, collaboration, connectedness, empathy, vulnerability and social harmony are equally necessary for business, communities and economies. Evidence shows that innovation, profits and shareholder value improve in organizations that include diversity and the voice of women. This improvement can become even greater when in concert with men and combined with other conscious business practices and a desire to optimize people's potential.

    • News

      Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

      It surprises me how many people who care about gender equity still don't know the impact and difference they can make by investing their capital in the publicly traded companies that further the advancement of women. By investing in companies that address pay equity and job status for women in...
      Many well-educated women face a power paradox. Despite their achievements, ambition, and intelligence, their efforts to challenge the long-standing patriarchal framework and rigid structures in business, government and education are thwarted by cultural biases. To be accepted and gain a seat at...
      Q. What do all people want regardless of age, gender or race? To be heard, respected and belong. A. When it comes to multigenerational teams, research indicates that people are more likely to communicate based on generational backgrounds based on attitudes, behaviors, expectations and habits....
    • Our faculty

      Interchange brings together the expertise of specialists who "educate, inspire and develop leaders to integrate more fully their whole self and contribute their talent with insight, integrity, purpose and wisdom".

      Michelle's career spans Board Membership, Senior Executive, Researcher, Author, Coach, Consultant, Strategy and Implementation. She has worked in all parts of the system to make leadership respectful and inclusive towards difference. In addition to Interchange she is a Senior Consultant with Rupert Organizational Design, Women's Adviser, Braid Theory, Board Treasurer eChange Endeavors, Director, JMK Publishing and co-founder of Beaconhills College.

      • Michelle pioneered major initiatives to further the advancement of women by co-founding the Victorian Work/Life Association, Australia, a Think Tank promoting best practice workplace policy to leaders, government and policy makers. 
      • Michelle co-authored, The Orange Line: A Woman's Guide to Integrating Career, Family & Life, a study of 118 women identifying a woman's self-limiting bias and skills to integrate a fulfilling career and personal life.
      • She designed and implemented an Award winning 'employer of choice' work/life and flex strategy for Australia's largest G8 University and HR Policy & Diversity Framework for a national bank. 
      • As VP, she drove business development for the corporate child care division of Knowledge Universe. 
      • As SVP, she spearheaded an on-line Diversity tool globally for her major client managing Fortune 100/500 accounts including IBM in 26 countries. 
      • Her earlier career involved managing her own success business and appearance before a Senate inquiry into work based child care.
      • She holds a M. Mgt. and B.Sp.Ed. Monash University, Australia, is a Certified Coach (CMC)® and completed the Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School. 

      Paul Rupert

      Paul has been a researcher, writer, consultant and advocate on the diverse and flexible workplace for forty-five years.

      • He founded and managed Silicon Valley and San Francisco flexible start-ups in healthcare, legal services, mediation and publishing
      • He played an early and  pivotal role in promoting the practice of flexible scheduling and staffing in Fortune 500 companies
      • His firm Rupert Organizational Design has consulted and trained in more than a hundred companies on inclusion efforts addressing D&I, flexible schedules, phased retirement and the Mutual Respect Framework

      Nilima Bhat

      Nilima is a Conscious Leadership and Integral Health expert with 24+ years of global corporate experience and consciousness-based health and growth training. Nilima facilitates personal transformation, gender reconciliation and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

      • She co-authored with Raj Sisodia, Distinguished Professor, Babson College, Shakti Leadership; Embracing Feminine & Masculine Power in Business ; and My Cancer is Me: The journey from Illness to Wholeness. 
      • She has spent the last few years between India and the US, serving as guest faculty at the Whole Foods Academy for Conscious Leadership, Bentley University, Babson College and Esalen.
      • Nilima is actively involved with supporting the Conscious Capitalism Movement and WIN (Women’s International Network). 
      • Her client base includes multinational organizations, Tata Consultancy Services, Societe Generale Bank, Microsoft, Vodafone and the YPO.

      Johanna E. Hollowich

      Johanna is President of Potencium, and adjunct faculty member at UCLA Department of Engineering, Information Systems and Technical Management. Johanna has 25 + years consulting and training experience, and specializes in global leadership, performance management, mentoring and personal development for optimizing individual and organizational performance.

      • She has successfully facilitated international leadership development programs, online learning courses, and interactive webinars worldwide, Johanna utilizes experienced, multilingual intercultural associates from countries around the world .
      • Her clients include Amgen (UK & USA), Boeing (Russia & USA), Direct TV (USA), Novartis (Switzerland, UK & USA), GM ( 9 countries), Google (USA), Northrup Gruman (USA), Pfieizer (UK & USA) and Toyota. (Thailand) etc.
      • Johanna holds a M. Sc. in Adult Learning and Education from City University London.
      • A native of England, Johanna knows only too well the challenges of working globally and remotely.

      Susan G. McDaniel, Ph.D.

      Susie is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dr. Susie McDaniel is an award-winning educator, coach, trainer, and mentor. Throughout her career, Dr. McDaniel has excelled in program development, leadership development, personal growth, mentorship, and the “hands-on” application of vital interpersonal skills.

      • Susie corporate career spans organizational development training and marketing.
      • Susie educates and trains adults in the areas of interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationship development, family communication, narratives, rituals, and grief.
      • Her engaging and multi-faceted instructional style has earned her awards including “Most Supportive Instructor,” Most Inspirational Instructor,” and “Rookie of the Year.”
      • Susie holds an MA in Interpersonal Communication from the California State University, Northridge, and a PH.D. in Interpersonal and Family Communication from Arizona State University.
    • Publications

      Our Strength, Experience & Wisdom

      Michelle A. Waters & E. Anne Bardoel: Asia Pacific Journal of HR

      This study uses qualitative data from focus group interviews of 76 participants to investigate factors that influence employees' decisions to use or not use work–family policies. The data identified 5 barriers that limit the use of flexible work policies including lack of communication about the policies, high workloads, management attitudes, career repercussions, influence of peers, and administrative processes. This study reinforces the notion that organizational commitment to an environment that supports work and family integration is not merely about providing policies for their symbolic value, but is also about creating a workplace culture that supports and encourages the use of the policies.

      Jodi Ecker Detjen: Michelle A. Waters: Kelly Watson

      Why do women find work-life balance so hard? Why is having it all such an elusive quest? Why haven't women yet reached parity in the leadership ranks?

      The Orange Line probes these questions and is based on a study of 118 interviews across America. It inspires women to look inward, challenge self limiting beliefs, find - and claim - their power and purpose. Importantly, the book outlines the skills and change process to actualize a whole life.

      The Feminine Filter

      Michelle A. Waters

      Transcript from an interview with show host Lisa Caprelli and Brian Gaps from The Business Experience Show where Michelle outlines assumptions and one of six bad habits that spring from a woman's Feminine Filter which limits or even sabotages a women's leadership potential, career, finances, and experiencing a prosperous, full life.

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      Email for consultation:

      Los Angeles, California

      Melbourne, Australia

      +1 310 489 0253

      michelle@interchangeconsulting.com

       

      Los Angeles California
      Melbourne Australia
      +310 489 0253
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