Longstream Coaching and Training produces customized training tailored to the needs of the client, both personally and professionally in the following areas:

Strategic Planning with Appreciative Inquiry – One full day workshop

What is your definition of success for your business/organization? What if you could bring together those who are relevant to its success and create a day of innovation, motivation and strategic planning, all by building on the successes you have already achieved? What if your strategic planning session was one of vision and dreams and buy-in?  Using the Appreciative Inquiry model of strategic planning, including those who are instrumental to the success of the organization. What if you could come away with ideas and strategies you never thought could be. Find out how Appreciative Inquiry can help your organization.  Click here for some statistics on how Appreciative Inquiry helps organizations : Business Case for AI – from Michell McQuaid

Well-being at Work6 Lunch and Learns (1½ hours each)

How does someone’s well-being affect their work performance? According to Professor Daniel Goleman, one of the world’s leading researchers in emotional and social intelligence, he proposes that 20-30% of business performance is determined by people’s moods.   Through six lunch and learns your team can learn how to:

  • Dealing with stress and cultivating positivity
  • Develop your strengths and find what to do when we overuse our strengths
  • Build better, more harmonious relationships
  • Finding work meaningful, even the most mundane tasks
  • Cultivating grit and resilience at work
  • Bringing it all together

Social + Emotional Intelligence (S+EI)-1-2 day workshop

We all possess some semblance of Social + Emotional Intelligence (S+EI).  This is what drives our success in work and in life as well as our our relationships with others.  It encompasses many skill sets, including stress management, resilience, managing conflict productively, building powerful influencing skills, catalyzing change, teamwork and collaboration, building trust and more.  S+EI can be learned and strengthened throughout our lives.  It’s never too late to add these essential skills to your career and life strategy.

Imposter Syndrome – 1½ hour lunch and learn; opportunity for women

Joyce Roche “Somewhere deep inside you don’t believe what they say. The threat of failure scares you and into these long hours, yet success only intensifies the fear of discovery. Lack of confidence, fear of discovery and the self- doubt that plagues you – and you, by everyone’s definition is successful. How can you feel this way? Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes termed the phrase Imposter Syndrome with regards to women and their feelings of inadequacy, not matter how successful you are. “The greater our success, the more we tend to feel like an imposter.” Discover what it is and begin to understand yourself. Discover ways to overcome the Imposter Syndrome.

Self-Motivation/Self-Empowerment – 1½ hour lunch and learn

Are you a self-starter? Can you motivate yourself to success? How do you activate self-motivation? What are some tricks to motivate and begin to create and work on goals for an improved life both personally and professionally? Life a muscle, self-empowerment is something that must be worked and exercised.

Growth Mindset -1 hour lunch and learn

Do you possess a growth or fixed mindset? According to Carol Dweck in the Harvard Business Review, “Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning. When entire companies embrace a growth mindset, their employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation.”

Discover tools to help you develop a growth mindset.

Letters of Recommendation

Ronnie facilitated our last two strategic planning sessions with great success. Her approach using focused on the positive aspects and successes of the business which guided our interaction in a way that fostered creativity and open dialogue between various management levels and board directors. Her session was carefully planned, and she created an environment where everyone felt their contribution was equally valued. Her coaching skills, cheerful personality and knowledge of the materials and objectives made the experience rewarding and enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend Ronnie to any organization or individual looking to enhance their skills, gain new ones or just obtain a fresh outlook that will build future success.                  Mike MacPhearson, CEO Freedom Federal Credit Union

Ronnie facilitated our Strategic Planning meeting and used a positive approach to discuss our successes as well as our future goals. Everyone was encouraged to stretch beyond the norm and think creatively without limitations. This approach led to engaging dialogue and was very helpful in drawing people out and allowing us to reach beyond our normal conversations. Ronnie did a great job keeping everyone focused and engaged.                                  Michelle Young, COO Freedom Federal Credit Union

“Ronnie presented to Women in Insurance and Financial Services a workshop on stress and time management. She was entertaining, informative and provided some techniques we could each apply to our business and personal life. I would strongly recommend Ronnie to business, organizations and individuals.”…. Melissa Barnickel.

“Thank you for your expertise and services with the Harford County Department of Community Services. Over the past several months, your coaching and strategic planning sessions have resulted in our senior staff becoming a stronger and more effective team of managers. Immediately after each of our sessions with you, the team has been able to immediately implement steps that improve communication through all levels of our organization and also allow our front-line staff to participate more across our divisions. Your approach is both professional and personal – one that builds trust and allows staff to feel safe as we move the organization forward. We look forward to using your services in the future and would highly recommend your business to other looking for organizational development support.”.
— Elizabeth S. Hendrix, Director

“Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion. The RW3 participants are still talking about your insights (from this year & last!) You are bringing new awareness and challenging our members.”
— Heather Couvillan P.S. I can’t wait to learn about imposters.

“Thank you so much for coming to speak at our “Lunch and Learn” this past Wednesday. All those who attended were impressed and encouraged with your information. Hopefully each one took away some “nugget” of information and will be committed to change. Thanks again!”
— Ginny Simms RJP & Associates

“I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for the great, inspiring presentation you gave at New Visions. The group was very engaged and motivated by your insight into goal setting and time management. In addition, Congratulations on being nominated for Athena! What an honor! I did not know until I opened an email this morning– one that I should have looked at last week–sorry. You are very deserving of the recognition.”
— Lisa Tittle Associate Professor Transitional Studies Division