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Barbara Thomason - LeaderShift LLC
Barbara Thomason, President

Barbara Thomason is proud to own LeaderShift LLC ©, a training & consulting firm serving organizations navigating important changes.

Barbara holds a BA in Psychology with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Management specializing in human resource development from Houston Baptist University. She wears an alphabet soup of certifications including the CCE, Certified Chamber Executive, the IOM, from the US Chamber of Commerce and the PCED, the Professional in Community and Economic Development from the Community Development Institute.

In 2016, she became certified in the Everything DiSC© programs and in Patrick Lencioni’s Leadership programs, enabling her to administer assessments, coach and train in these valuable formats. She has delivered programs to Chambers of Commerce, to builder association CEOs with the Texas Association of Builders, and to churches.

She previously served as the dean of corporate and continuing education with Lone Star College developing customized programs for business and industry. Prior to joining the college, she owned her own franchise business, Gymboree, and worked in training and development for the American General companies.

In 2015, Barbara was named as a Woman of Excellence by the Women’s Business Forum and in early 2016, she was honored as the 2016 Distinguished Volunteer by Leadership North Houston. In 2019, she was honored as the John Pickelman Fellow and she is noted in the U.S Congressional Record. Her passion is leadership development and mentoring others to stretch themselves.

Solutions

  • Solving Lack of Commitment

    One of the most difficult challenges in all teams, but in one in particular, was obtaining real commitment and accountability for outcomes. Members of this team were slick, sliding out the door before they could be counted among the do-ers. The Five Behaviors of an Effective Team ™ put a mirror before this group and enabled them to see how their behavior hurt the entire group and the organization's productivity. I can't say all is well, because bad habits are hard to break, but they at least have a common language with which to use to let each other know when to shape up!

  • Non-Profit Board Development

    The non-profit Board is a unique animal in that it does not function like an intact team and after a year or two, its composition changes. But its work is no less important. It is critical that this group be coaxed into a harmonious working team quickly and then moved into the strategic planning mode. Our solution is called StrategyShift ©. This process defines the process and then through clearly defined exercises, guides the group to plan their Strategic Priorities, Goals, Timelines and Accountabilities for the coming period. We have implemented this successfully in several settings with positive results!

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

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

  • April 23 – May 28, 2019

    Tuesday live sessions begin May 7, 2019 at 2 pm CT
  • June 11 – July 16, 2019

    Tuesday live sessions begin June 18, 2019 at 10 am CT
  • August 08 – September 12, 2019

    Thursday live sessions will begin August 15, 2019 at 9 am CT
  • October 01 – November 05, 2019

    Tuesday live sessions will begin October 8 at 9 am 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

  • Team Development
  • Board Development
  • Personality and 360 Assessment Tools
  • Public Speaking
  • 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

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  • Everything Disc Logo