If you’re leading corporate training efforts at your organization, then some of this may sound familiar:
- “The business leaders don’t see the value in our training efforts.”
- “Our employees like the training, but they’re not applying what they’ve learned to the job.”
- “Our training professionals aren’t up to date on best practices in performance improvement, instructional design, and eLearning development.”
- “To keep or secure more funding for our training budget, we need to show a positive return on investment.”
- “We deliver a lot of training, but it’s not producing measurable results for the business.”
If these issues do sound familiar, rest assured you are not alone. These are big, real problems faced by many corporate training departments today. However, these problems can be solved.
Highly effective corporate training teams focus on improving employee performance and producing business results; they demonstrate their value with data and they make the most of their limited resources. Naturally, leadership views these teams as indispensable to the operations of the business units they support.
To produce this positive return, effective corporate training teams use a performance consulting approach; they only design training for problems that training will solve, and they tie their efforts to the mission-critical behaviors that employees must perform to produce results.
This is where I come in. I’m a performance consultant who helps corporate training teams use a performance consulting approach to produce business results. Here’s how I do so:
- Analysis: First, I spend time speaking to your organization’s training professionals, reviewing their work products, speaking to people in the business units that they support, and, if needed, conducting surveys. I do this to identify the performance issues that are hindering your training professionals from operating as well as they could be.
- Recommendations: Once we’ve identified the gaps, we work together to devise appropriate long-term solutions to help improve your training team’s or department’s performance.
- Ongoing support: I provide ongoing support to help your team or department achieve its goals. I help bridge knowledge and skill gaps with coaching, job aids, and practice activities, and I follow up with key stakeholders to see how we are moving along with the solutions to the non-training problems.
- Implementation: If your training team has talent gaps that do not make sense to fill in-house, I can help implement solutions for the business units that your training team supports. I do this by building and leading external teams that have the necessary skills to build the desired training solutions.
- Maintenance and evaluation: Similar to ongoing support, I provide ongoing maintenance and evaluation services to ensure that your team is producing business results for your organization. This helps demonstrate not only the value that I’ve helped your team produce, but the value that your team or department is bringing to the rest of the business.
Despite my ability to fill in gaps on your team with external talent, it’s my goal to help your internal team operate as effectively and self-sufficiently as possible. If this is what you’d prefer, then we would end our engagement as soon as your team is confidently and successfully producing the desired results.
Here are some of the most common questions asked by new clients:
How long will it take for me to see results?
The length of time it will take to see results depends on many factors, such as the current skill-level of your team, the current standing of your team within the business, and the complexity of the work in the business units that you support.
If your team is fairly skilled and the work you support is not highly complex, then we may see results in as little as three months. At the other end of the spectrum, it may take between six and 12 months to start seeing an impact on the target metrics.
Why should I work with you?
I double as a performance consultant and a corporate training best-practices subject matter expert. By applying my performance consulting services to your training team, I can help your team reliably and repeatedly produce results for the business units that they support.
In other words, you should work with me if you want to see results.
If you’re more interested in my credentials and background, you can check out my about page.
How much do your services cost?
I price my services based on the value that I can bring to your organization. As such, I do not have fixed prices for my services.
During our discovery call, we can start uncovering the potential value that I can help bring to your organization. If the potential value is too low for us to justify my minimum monthly retainer, then we would know not to move forward with the initiative.
Are you taking on new clients at this time?
To ensure that I am responsive and available, I only support between two and four clients at any given time. Because of this, I accept clients on a rolling basis; when one engagement comes to a close, I am available to start on another.
Since some of my engagements are complete in as little as 2-3 months, I encourage you to reach out as soon as possible to determine whether or not I would be a good fit for your needs.
If you’re interested in potentially working with me, the best path forward is to set up a free, no-commitment discovery call. I will not “sell” to you on this call. We will discuss your needs, your goals, and my skillset to determine whether or not we would be a good fit to work together.
Use the form below to schedule the call, and feel free to email me if you have any questions.