EdgeWise Strategies

Gain the ultimate competitive advantage of teamwork.

About Us

michelle laxa
STRATEGIC, EXPERIENCED BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL & ENGAGING TEACHER


Why is EdgeWise Different? Why Does it Work?

20+ Years building valuable customer relationships & ground-breaking teams. We "get" it.

Traditional approaches to team development are internally focused. Change the game for your organization by changing the way you play it - and it starts by looking out instead of in.

Get an Edge using your Customer's perspective . Using real-work and customer experiences, powerful tools, & interactive experiences, your team can evaluate individual contributions and the organization through the eyes of your customers, creating insights that resonate with team members.

The results? Your team members will gain a deeper understanding of how customers think & how winning teams interact. Change makes sense internally & externally so it works in the real-world and gains traction more quickly.

Testimonials for EdgeWise Strategies

  • "Michelle has a way of connecting ​with people that makes an immediate impact. Right after the first workshop I could see changes in how my team was interacting. She didn't just give us information, she showed us how to implement it so it would make ​the difference."

    President, Marketing Solutions Provider
  • "What I learned in this workshop effects everything I do to build my business. It truly changed the impact I have with my internal teams and with customers. A GAME-CHANGER!"

    CEO, Medical Supplies Provider
  • “My team enjoyed the first day so much, I decided to sit in on day two. Comprehensive, helpful, enjoyable, great examples & activities. Very motivating & worthwhile info. Awesome workshop!

    Founder Telecommunications Services

Solutions

  • Build Powerful Leadership Teams

    Teams that consistently win approach conflict as opportunities to become smarter, stronger & more effective – and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Leverage our proven, actionable solutions to:

    - Identify, clarify & simplify challenges from all stakeholder’s perspectives.
    - Walk your team through healthy & productive conflict deliberation with resolution & unified commitment.
    - Gets results! Your team emerges energized, cohesive, more effective - better!

  • Resolving Team Conflict

    Using real-world customer and work experiences, we help you provide the skills and tools for team members to:

    - Turn difficult conversations, conflict, incompatible processes and competing objectives into opportunities to fuel creativity, innovation & success.
    - Benefit from cross-functional learning and perspectives, and share work & customer experiences.
    - Contribute to building a healthy, fulfilling, customer-connected team and create competitive advantage!

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • November 06 – December 11, 2018

    Tuesday live sessions begin November 13, 2018 at 1 PM CT
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Teamwork Optimization
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Organizational Development
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • Everthing Disc Authorized Partner
  • Five Behaviors of Cohesive Team Authorized Partner