Thriving Cultures

Paths to Positively Impact Culture and Employee Potential

In this post-COVID era, we are now in a social contract. Employees want to work in great workplace cultures with great leaders who coach and mentor their growth potential.

While this accelerated shift in employee needs will propel organizations forward and serves as a competitive advantage, many leaders and managers are underprepared to meet and model these new needs.

We know culture eats strategy for breakfast, and if polluted will wreak havoc on operations and employee engagement, too.

So how do leaders directly impact their organizational culture for the better good? Organizational culture coaching is a growing field that supports a systemic approach to culture transformation. The process is specific and tangible.

Culture Assessments and Programs

I offer two separate paths to strengthen culture and a third option to support the Non-Profit Board and Executive Director partnership and culture.

Culture Actualization

Do you know the actual lived experience of your employees as opposed to the assumptions made? Do you understand how and if their basic needs are met by the organization; how and if their psychological needs are met by their colleagues and finally how their growth needs and potential are met by their managers and leaders?

Learn more about Culture Actualization 

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety™

A culture of psychological safety is one of rewarded vulnerability where employees feel included, safe to learn, contribute and challenge the status quo without fear of being embarrassed, marginalized or punished in small or significant ways.

Learn more about The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

Executive Director and Board Partnerships

The Board-Staff alignment is critically important to the success of an organization. It requires trust, candor and a clear understanding and respect for the delineation of roles. Boards govern and management leads staff. When each stay in their respective lane, and powerful third entity emerges that propels leadership forward.

Learn more about ED and Board Partnership 

Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life. ~ Peter M. Senge


Deene Morris is an insightful leadership coach and facilitator! We started with our administrative team and continued with the Board of Education to understand their own communication, motivation and leadership styles as well as their colleagues. We’ve now created an EQ Academy for our educators who enthusiastically embrace this learning and are integrating the awareness into their classrooms. Learning is contagious and spreading wide and deep.
Kevin D. Case, Superintendent

Kevin D. Case. Suuperintendent

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Individual, Team & Culture Assessments and Expertise

Maslow Executive Culture Coach

4 Stages of Psychological Safety™

EQ-i2.0 Certified

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

MBTI Master Practitioner

Hardiness Resilience Gauge

InterStrength Self-Discovery Coach

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