Although most of us try to do our best at work, sometimes we struggle. Whether we're leading or being led, even the best intentions may not yield the results we want.
With mindfulness at the core, we help our clients understand and appreciate each challenge or undertaking for its potential positive impact, working collaboratively to design the most appropriate program for achieving key objectives, often related to
· Developing leadership capabilities
· Strengthening teams
· Influencing culture
· Addressing conflict
· Managing change
Self-awareness is key to successful leadership. It's all about understanding what makes us unique. Through self awareness we become empowered to build on our strengths, while honestly identifying and acknowledging areas in which we would like to improve. It positions us so that we can pursue opportunities that align with who we are when we are in balance, and helps us recognise and address our triggers before they set us off. In short, self-awareness facilitates our ability to make positive behavioural changes that lead to greater personal and professional success.
So whether you’re looking to explore new directions as a leader, help your team work more collaboratively together, engage in a visioning process, or address a specific individual or team challenge or dilemma, we will help you strengthen the foundation--- from the inside out.
"Long lasting change that will help you create new habits and actions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time..." Darren Johnson
Kagan-Consulting helps individuals and teams learn to better access and express their strongest qualities. We guide our clients through a process of mindfully addressing critical and challenging issues that interfere with their ability to get things done and deliver required results. Often, our work is about getting better at tuning in to, and leveraging individual and team strengths, better understanding less developed skills and capabilities, and addressing topics related to conflict resolution, communication, teamwork, leadership development, resource allocation, and more. Whether we're in the office or outside in the field with horses, we help our clients engage in a process of self-discovery--supporting and accompanying them as they navigate their way to a healthier, more productive and successful way of working.
Nikki L. Kagan, founder and CEO, has been assisting both high and low-tech companies for more than 30 years. Clients appreciate her sensitivity, candor and direct approach to even the most difficult issues, enabling her to open communication channels, encourage a spirit of collaboration as people share and appreciation others’ contributions. Our focus is on helping our clients help themselves-- and creating a sustainable culture of openness, learning, interdependence and success.
A certified focus group moderator, facilitator and creative planner, Nikki holds certifications from the Burke Research Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, the McNellis Group Compression Planning, and "The Great Facilitation Training Program." She is also certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and has a B.A. in Management and an M.B.A. with a marketing concentration.
We work jointly with our clients to align around a deep understanding of their needs.
We partner with our clients to develop the optimal solution for meeting the defined needs.
We don’t just talk about long-term client relationships. Many of our clients have been with us for 20+ years!
We have established a strong reputation for creating a unique group environment in which all participants feel comfortable tackling even the most sensitive issues.
Oustanding seminar. Nikki kept things moving, fun & upbeat. The combination of. cultural issues, MBTI and challenges helped us better understand our interactions and gave each of us some personal insights. I was very pleased overall.
In the spirit of sharing, THANK YOU for upholding such high standards. You exceeded expectations, setting the future benchmark. Your style is honest, straightforward, engaging, well-paced and your knowledge is priceless!
Nikki is a true professional with her knowledge and how she interacts. She communicates key messages clearly and kept us on track with full participation. She tied concepts to daily work with great charm and skill--all while having fun!
Nikki has been my closest mentor, supporting my own development and growth as an HR professional. She is the one to whom I can turn with any dilemma or challenge I encounter and as such, I truly cherish my relationship with her...
Your true talent is your ability to read and gauge a full room of strangers immediately and share your feedback with them so that they get maximum benefit from your sessions. I think it must be all the time you spend with the horses – their instincts
The feedback I am getting is nothing less than excellent. I know the hard work and timeless effort that it took... I so appreciate her true professionalism and I am looking forward for the next opportunity to work with her!
Nikki is a unique, experienced, and passionate facilitator who breathes and lives peoples' inner development both as leaders and human beings. Her ability to build strong, trusting, lasting relationships has led to a powerfully effective methodo
Nikki, you are a great partner and amazing facilitator for both face to face and remote sessions. What I loved in our work together was your deep involvement and willing to learn new things.