Change is hard. We often look to others to change while ignoring how we are part of the change process.
In this episode, Jon and Russ are joined by Melissa Borowicz of the Utech group. They talk about how an organization can change to be more open, more effective, and ultimately drive more revenue.
- Why is change hard?
- Why we expect change when we don't change ourselves.
- Why we resist change.
- Pretending and imposter syndrome
- How an open culture helps drive revenue
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Melissa is an expert at defining corporate culture and helping companies maximize their management teams and people. With her rich understanding of how relational barriers limit personal and company growth, she provides practical solutions that add value at each phase of the process. Her comfortable and relaxed style puts people at ease during even the most difficult leadership transitions.
With over a decade of experience, Melissa has developed her expertise working with organizations ranging in size from 10 employees to 3,000 employees across the United States and Canada. She specializes in effectively utilizing leadership assessments, values identification and values articulation to drive culture, develop leaders and enhance team interactions.
Equipped with an arsenal of skills that enable her to effectively and efficiently identify custom solutions to meet a company's unique needs, Melissa establishes a common language and ground that permeates an organization. She understands the importance of and knows how to establish buy-in at every level, internally and externally.
Creating self-sufficient people and organizations is a driving force in Melissa's work. As a result, she developed a three-day Leadership Boot Camp that takes individuals and/or entire teams through an in-depth personal and team development program to create consistent leadership. She has also developed a year-long Leadership Development Collective. This is a real-world interactional experience that prepares team members to become experts in change management, so they are equipped to effectively intervene and manage 50-70% of all organizational development issues.
As an organizational change expert, Melissa also has background, training and experience in the following areas:
Master's degree is Marriage and Family Therapy
Process Mastery certification from Hammer Company
Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming