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Leverage The Power Of Teamwork with The Five Behaviors™

About Us

Julie Chance, Leadership & Team Development Facilitator
I am passionate about teamwork because it leads to better results with less struggle and stress.

Would you like better results with less struggle and stress? For over 30 years Julie Chance, founder of Action-Strategies-By-Design, has helped build cohesive, high performing teams – as a participant, as a leader and as a consultant.

Her extensive background encompasses positions in strategy, operations, and marketing, including nearly two decades spent in leadership positions in the healthcare industry. This experience, combined with an acute understanding of human behavior, uniquely positions Julie to support leaders in building high-performing teams that excel in developing real solutions to real-world, real-time problems.

Julie’s customized approach to identifying and addressing the specific needs of each organization, leads to improved relationships and results in businesses of all sizes.

Julie founded Action-Strategies-By-Design in 2002 to help companies maximize bottom-line results by unlocking the potential of their people and harnessing the power of teamwork.

Services are provided to an array of companies including healthcare organizations and hospital systems, governmental agencies, manufacturing firms, and professional services firms.

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Discover The Holy Grail of Teamwork
Case Study: Lee Memorial Health System

Testimonials For Action-Strategies-By-Design

  • Julie is a skilled facilitator with the ability to ask just the right question at just the right time. She is able to take on tough topics without judgement or blame. She never loses sight of the desired outcome. The result is a solution that meets the needs of the organization and that team members can get behind.

    Nadine Nicholson CEO, MeJane
  • Julie Chance’s executive briefing on Change and the Teamwork Connection was of tremendous value! Julie very effectively engaged the group in a meaningful and enjoyable way. I left energized to promptly share her “connection” pearls of wisdom with my team.

    Beth Denton Owner and CEO, Medstar Home Health
  • Working with Julie to understand our behavioral and communication styles was highly beneficial for every member of our team. We learned not only about our own strengths and challenges, but about each other's. This allowed for us to have a deeper understanding of why we do the things we do, and why we react to things in the manner ithat we do.

    Rebecca Liston CEO and Founder,
  • Julie is a dynamic strategist. She compliments any team with whom she is working. She quickly analyzes the market and develops tactics and programs that are focused on bottom line growth and long term success.

    Diane Partridge VP Marketing & Communications, University of Louisville Physicians


  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Session

    Based on the best-selling Book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is an assessment-based team development experience that helps individuals and teams develop the behaviors it takes to build a truly cohesive, effective team.

    Outcomes: As a result of the program teams will:
    • Develop an increased level of commitment and accountability,
    • Makes better faster decisions,
    • Tap into the skills and ideas of all team members,
    • Avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict,
    • Stop revisiting the same topics over and over again because of lack of buy-in.

    Format & Delivery Options: This program is a facilitated team development experience for intact teams. It is best conducted as a one, two to three day retreat.


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  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation

    Gain the confidence and experience to transform a group of individuals into high-performing teams with The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation. During this five week online course you will fully explore the Five Behaviors model and facilitation best practices.

    Whether you are an experienced facilitator or new to the program, you will benefit from this program.


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  • From Judging to Valuing: Developing a Team that Commits and Contributes

    What does it take for staff to be more committed, work together more effectively and feel good about contributing? It requires a team that not only understands the strengths of each team member but also appreciates and values those strengths. When a team moves from judging to valuing each individual contributor, a culture of problem solving and innovation develops where the skills and ideas of each individual are fully utilized and potential is maximized.

    Outcomes: As a result of the program teams will:
    • Understand their style and how it drives their priorities, beliefs and behaviors,
    • Understand, appreciate and value the individual strengths of each of their team members,
    • Be able to adapt their style to relate more effectively to others,
    • Develop an increased level of commitment and accountability.

    Format & Delivery Options: Half to Full Day

  • Strategic Team Development Retreat

    Are you frustrated by Strategic Planning that results in great strategies that never get implemented? Are you tired of Team Building that leaves everyone feeling great but doesn't translate to measurable results?

    Our Strategic Team Development Retreats combine a focus on identifying and executing strategic initiatives and developing the skills and behaviors of high-performing teams that achieve results.

    Strategic Team Development Retreats and Offsites are ideal for C-suite leaders and their teams as well as leadership teams at all levels of the organization.


    Discover the Benefits of a Team Retreat
  • Discover The Holy Grail of Teamwork

    Getting your team on board with a shared mission and vision is possible. Discover the Holy Grail of Teamwork and begin leveraging your most untapped competitive advantage: teamwork!

    The Holy Grail of Teamwork is for leaders who are serious about building higher-functioning, higher-performing teams by creating a culture of open dialogue and genuine interpersonal relationships.

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  • Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Teamwork with Five Behaviors Personal Development

    Do Your Employees….
    • Jump to conclusions about the intentions of others?
    • Waste time and energy with posturing and politics?
    • Watch windows of opportunity close due to unnecessary delay
    • Miss deadlines due to lack of accountability?
    • Say things like, “It’s not my problem, I did my part”?

    Using the model popularized in Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development teaches individuals to become better teammates. Participants do not need to be part of the same team. Rather, they can implement the skills and knowledge gained in Five Behaviors from one team to the next – enabling a culture of teamwork and a common language to talk about teams.

    A High Functioning Team:
    • Feels safe to ask for help & express opinions
    • Avoids wasting time and energy on politics & destructive conflict
    • Is committed to the the end goal
    • Holds one another accountable
    • Delivers results and & has more fun