After our retreat with Jim, we had the tools and courage to address our tough issues. For the first time we were able to create a foundational partnership among our divisions, grounded in candor and authenticity.
In two days of intensive work together, Jim guided our partnership to a soft landing during a period of conflict by helping both of us ‘stretch’ our thoughts, actions, and hearts toward one another. We also have a new set of go-forward principles that guide us.
Jim worked with me on several occasions at my prior role as CEO of CPPIB in Toronto. With his assistance our senior management team became more cohesive and greatly improved our communications. Our authentic conversations led to greater productivity and a more enjoyable work environment.
I first connected with Jim in my mid-twenties while juggling work, grad school, and living in New York—close to burnout and not quite sure how to let go of some outgrown relationships. I learned the tools to find my balance, take a step back from drama-prone relationships, establish authentic footing at work, and regain my drive.
Our next-generation family forum has given our three daughters and three young adult relatives the awareness, clarity and maturity to strengthen their sense of self and explore their unique giftedness. They have grown to be confident, centered young adults.
Adam, inspired me to explore my inner workings, affirm my desires, and to embrace who I am. I could always see the door, but Adam provided the guidance and motivation I needed to step through it.