What Every Leader Should Know to Catalyze Higher Team Performance with Kimberley Parsons
October 6, 2023 |
In today’s complex organizational environments, interdependent teamwork is not just desirable - it’s essential. Effective team-based collaboration drives agility, resilience, and adaptability, as well as employee satisfaction, engagement, and morale.
This combination is what yields exceptional, consistent results.
Yet for many leaders, the challenge of managing the intricate dynamics of teams - on top of their other leadership responsibilities - can be daunting and overwhelming.
In this session, we’ll cut through that complexity to make the basics of teaming practical and accessible. Grounded in more than 25 years of theory and practice, you’ll learn a time-tested approach that distills team functioning into four interrelated dimensions, with concrete guidance you can implement right away to improve team performance.
In this interactive session, you’ll develop a new understanding of:
● The four key dimensions of team functioning, and how to maximize your team’s specific strengths and opportunities in each dimension.
● What you need in your leadership role to catalyze team high performance.
● Common “hot spots” that can make or break team functioning, and the corresponding team leadership behaviors you can cultivate to overcome them.
Meet our presenter: Kimberley Parsons
Kimberley believes that great teams are at the root of business results and great leaders use the power of their leadership to fuel, not frustrate the effectiveness of teams. As a highly sought-after team coach, executive coach, and master facilitator with over nineteen years serving in Fortune 500 companies, she partners with leaders to establish shared vision, build collaborative practices, navigate organizational tensions, and enhance team trust that enables teams to reach higher levels of performance and results.
Kimberley began her career as an IT professional--doing everything from delivering code, leading tech transformation projects, agile coaching, and leading people—which caused her to immerse in a world that depended on team interactions and savvy leadership. Then, Kimberley’s career was disrupted after participating in a nine-month leadership coaching program for women leaders in Tech. She started the program with the goal of becoming a better leader and came out with a desire to make “great people”—not “great code”—her ultimate deliverable. That launched her second career in talent development where she has focused on developing team effectiveness, leading and executing strategy, and maximizing talent potential. Her experiences position her to bring pragmatism and a results focus, as well as, an emphasis on the heart and humanity, to her clients.
Kimberley obtained her Leadership Coaching Certification from Georgetown University and her Team Coaching Certification from Corentus, a premier team performance coaching company. Given her start of working with technology teams to deliver big results, she focuses deeply on the power of leaders to impact team effectiveness. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching Team Coaching in Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
Kimberley leads a boutique coaching and consulting firm – Created for Greatness – which focuses on helping senior leaders develop higher performing teams that deliver tremendous results. When she’s not immersed in work, she enjoys finding ways to “make memories” with her husband and toddler son in, and beyond, their hometown of Richmond, VA.