People are not 'what' they do but 'who' they are
If we can focus on the 'Who' of the person, if we can lean in to what they are saying, how they are feeling and their motivations, the reasons for their actions, their aspirations and more, we can create and sustain psychological safety and trust.
We are all 'Who'
I have been working with leaders and their teams for over 20 years. In that time, I have been searching, observing and learning (constantly learning) about how to help leaders become their best self through a journey of self-awareness and development.
We all aspire to live our best selves
Our intention is not to react or say things in the moment that we know isn’t a reflection of who we really are.
Culturally, imagine it is the norm for us to expect the best from each other, to show up, to acknowledge our limitations, celebrate our successes, take risks and learn continuously.
This is what is possible when we Put Who First in our culture.
Let me introduce you to some of my clients...
Leaders who put 'Who' first
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mary Ann for a number of years now. Throughout this time, she has been instrumental in helping us shape, design and deliver our leadership development program in the EMEA region.
Mary Ann is highly competent in this area, always keeping abreast with the latest research and thinking. I can highly recommend Mary Ann to both business leaders looking to be challenged in their thinking and organisations looking to develop their people."
- Richard Chellingsworth, Senior HR Manager Field Based Employees, EMEA, COOK Medical