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The world’s best blade will eventually dull over time. Freshness and consistent sharpening are key to an effective blade. Just like a blade, even the best employees wear out over time. It can be an instinct to keep our noses to the grindstone and push through hectic work days; but the truth is, people work more effectively and efficiently when they’re continually developed.

At YouVantage, we believe that development is not just about providing learning opportunities, but setting individuals up to achieve their goals once they leave the classroom. No matter the size or experience level of your team, YouVantage has you covered.

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Services We Provide

Courses range from four to seven hours in length depending on the session or need of the group. Each course can be tailored to individual contributors, managers, or entire teams. All trainings include interactive group activities, in depth discussion of application, and individualized action plans.

Gain the ability to recognize and positively manage emotions in yourself, others, and among groups. Employees will learn tactics to improve emotional intelligence and how to leverage it in difficult situations; as well as, improving leadership skills and building effective relationships.
Use effective communication to work successfully with stakeholders in order to manage various project objectives. Employees will recognize how values vary and the impact on effective communication, identify appropriate communication strategies for different situations, and examine credibility and its effect on message deliverance.
Based on topics of principled negotiation and effective communication employees will determine tactics to improve relationship management, recognize their value systems and their impact on communication strategies, and practice applying components of principled negotiation to client scenarios.
Using the CliftonStrengths® assessment results, of The Strengths Finder 2.0, employees will discover what they naturally do best, learn how to develop their greatest talents, and determine strategies for putting those strengths to work on the job. Additionally, teams and managers will learn strategies to working with each other’s strengths for maximum efficiency.
While change is about moving to a future state, change management is about supporting individuals impacted by the change through their own transitions – from their own current state to their own future state as initiated by the change. Participants will discuss change management models, determine strategies for managing change, and evaluate implementation plans.
Habits are dominant forces that can determine our levels of effectiveness or ineffectiveness. Using Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, participants will determine strategies to implement these habits into their daily work & personal life and determine potential solutions to barriers that presently exist.

Based on the book by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, explores the fundamental causes of organizational politics and team failure. Employees will identify the root causes of politics and dysfunction on workplace teams, and the keys to overcoming them.

A simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. Employees learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles: Facts, Emotion, Benefit, Ideas, Planning, & Judgement.

The Oz Principle defines accountability as “a personal choice to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results to See It, Own It, Solve It, and Do It.” Employees will work through the Steps to Accountability model, which shows how to create both individual and organization accountability for achieving results.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Laura was so easy to deal with and my resume looks great! I was called for an interview almost immediately after it was revised. The Emotional Intelligence testing and coaching revealed things I did not realize might be hindering me in advancing my career. I have used her suggestions many times. I would highly recommend working with Laura to advance your career.”

Johanna Rowland, Project Manager – Amtrak

“Laura is an outstanding career development professional. She helped me see my strengths and weaknesses when I interviewed. Laura also gave me great advice on techniques to use when answering a difficult question on the spot. After our sessions, I could better define what I was seeking career-wise and kept the momentum and motivation I needed to land my next job. Overall, Laura is a pleasure to work with, and she genuinely cares to help you progress on your career path.”

Jennifer Dunne, Digital Producer - Disney

“When I was looking to pursue career opportunities, I contacted YouVantage for support with my resume. Laura provided excellent guidance and feedback that helped me improve my resume and give it direction. She gave me confidence in my resume, that flowed into the interview, and overall helped me obtain the position I was seeking. I would recommend Laura and YouVantage to anyone looking to improve their resume or grow professionally!”

Anthony Adams, Logistics Team Leader – Almac Group

“Laura did not just clean up my resume, she took the time to discuss my strengths, experience, and challenged me to really consider my next career steps. Her coaching allowed me to get to the heart of which direction to take in order to maximize my experience and have resume that told my story. Within one month of job hunting, I was contacted for a position at a worldwide leader in the pharmaceutical industry. Laura is one of the most dynamic and well-versed people I’ve ever met…. I’d give her a million stars! Run, don’t walk to her for her services!”

Cindy Kimmel, Packaging & Operations Technician - Merck

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