Building Leaders & Teams

Accelerate leadership development and team effectiveness by increasing self-awareness and adaptive thinking, and strengthening relationships.

Leadership & Employee Development Workshops

SOLVE understands development is most effective when integrated with an organization’s values, cultural expectations, and business goals. As such, the majority of SOLVE’s training workshops are customized to meet the unique needs of the client. We start with who you are, what is important to you, and what your goals are for developing your people.

Moreover, each workshop is facilitated in an engaging and interactive format, using adult learning principles that prioritize experiential learning, personal reflection, and integration of skills within the workplace. Participants leave with tools and “homework” that is designed to help them practice what they learned over the longer term.

Our leadership development workshops are wide-ranging. The following topics are among our most popular:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Building Trust
  • Energy Management
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Presentation Skills
  • Personal Brand Management

Team Building Sessions

Building trust within teams, particularly at the executive and senior leadership levels of an organization, is a strategic imperative for all organizations and linked to positive outcomes such as employee retention, productivity, and engagement.

SOLVE’s approach to strengthening relationships and building trust within teams and between team members focuses first on an organization’s core mission, vision, and values and how each team member’s personal values align in support of these organizational frameworks. Using values as a cornerstone for trust within teams and between team members anchors relationships and goal setting in a set of enduring concepts that prevail over time and often provides a clear link to an organization’s key performance outcomes.

Trust is further developed by focusing on both extending trust and being trustworthy over multiple touchpoints and through both words and deeds. One-on-one and team exercises, including developing Team Rules of Engagement, provide ways for leaders to demonstrate these qualities, strengthen their relationships, and secure loyalty and commitment to shared goals.


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
– Nelson Mandela

Emergenetics® is a brain-based assessment that highlights thinking and behavior. The session uses experiential and interactive learning. The goal is to engage individuals and teams in understanding how their individual thinking and behavioral preferences can help boost their effectiveness.

This results-driven workshop focuses on communication and how to use Emergenetics for increasing self-awareness. In addition, participants learn to work more effectively with others by improving conflict management and increasing diverse thinking.

Ultimately, our clients use the Emergenetics workshop to build trust, increase management effectiveness, enhance communication, team building, managing change, and fostering innovation.

Crucial Conversations®

“Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.”
– Margaret Wheatley

Conversations between colleagues, leaders and direct reports are most often pleasant and productive. However, there are those moments when things get off track. These difficult conversations occur infrequently, but disproportionately influence relationships and outcomes in the workplace.

Crucial Conversations teach skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Learning how to speak and be heard, while also encouraging others to do the same, leads to a healthy promotion of new ideas, quality decision making, and behaviors which are aligned with unity and agreement.