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About Us

Anita Dahlstrom, CEO & Bruce Lehnus, COO, of Possible Conversations
Delivering insightful leadership expertise, coaching, visioning, and team development experiences

▶︎𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑴𝑰𝑺𝑺𝑰𝑶𝑵: We help business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and company leaders create cohesive leadership teams empowered to build cultures focused on developing individual talent who work together as extraordinary teams - growing profitable sales and businesses.

▶︎𝑾𝑯𝑨𝑻 𝑶𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹𝑺 𝑨𝑹𝑬 𝑺𝑨𝒀𝑰𝑵𝑮: “Anita is an outstanding coach! I've had the opportunity to work with her one on one and also in a group setting. She has an outstanding ability to listen and guide you to leadership solutions." "Anita and Bruce were great; very prepared with lessons and support material. Working with busy managers can be difficult, so to be able to engage and get response from them is no easy task."​

▶︎𝑾𝑯𝑶 𝑮𝑬𝑻𝑺 𝑹𝑬𝑺𝑼𝑳𝑻𝑺 𝑾𝑰𝑻𝑯 𝑼𝑺: Business owners, Entrepreneurs and organizational leadership teams receive maximum benefit working with us. We customize our leadership solutions to meet the need of your business - ensuring the outcome of your training and leadership conversations empower individuals and teams to take action!

▶︎𝑾𝑯𝑨𝑻 𝑾𝑬 𝑫𝑶: Our clients move from where they are to where they want to be by focusing on both the organization and its leaders. We customize our solutions to take you on a leadership journey in support of your business goals - from vision, mission, core values and strategy facilitation to leadership workshops and coaching - our portfolio is designed to meet your unique leadership challenges.

▶︎︎𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑩𝑨𝑪𝑲𝑮𝑹𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑫: Anita led the leadership and organization development efforts from the front-line to the C-Suite for Fortune 100, 400 and private organizations. Anita's a former restaurant operations and HR executive. Anita's professional focus is on emotionally intelligent leadership and high performance team development - with a sweet spot for the hospitality and retail industries.

Bruce has served as Production Crew Leader, Sales Manager and Product Development Manager for various Entertainment Lighting organizations. While overseeing crews of 100+ on multi-national productions, Bruce honed his leadership and management skills. Bruce's professional focus is on sales and communication as well as leadership development.

Anita and Bruce are Executive Directors with The John Maxwell Team and are Authorized Partners for Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Work of Leaders, Productive Conflict, and more

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The Impact of Coaching
Master the Power of a Teamwork Culture

Testimonials For Possible Conversations

  • I could not think of a better person in the area of leadership development more than Anita Dahlstrom. She is an insightful, empathetic leadership coach that challenges me and provides me new ways of thinking. Her work has helped me evolve into a better leader, with many tools to help support my team while expanding my professional capabilities.

    Michele O'Brien Area Director, HR Product Line Sales
  • Having worked with Anita as an executive and team leader, I have seen the passion that she brings to working with people and empowering others to reach their potential. She jumps in with both feet. She's worked through the challenges at top companies and has the experience to engage with teams to help them reach the highest potential and goals.

    Tracey Jaensch Regional Managing Partner and Premier Labor & Employment Lawyer
  • Anita Dahlstrom has been one of the most positive influences in both my career and personal development. Anita’s incredible coaching style matched with her laser like focus and attention on her client produces seriously effective change for the better. I consider myself extremely lucky to have her wisdom on my journey.

    Edward Carey General Manager and Restaurant Leader
  • I didn't realize how much impact Anita had on me initially, but over time the value of her coaching has really emerged. First, I am in a new role that I am really excited about, and I would not be here if I hadn't taken the time to consider where I want to be, why I deserve to be there, and how I was going to make it happen. Thank you!

    Christine Boule Client Insights Consultant, IRI
  • My work with Anita has been incredibly inspiring and has helped me to be a better leader and strategic thinker. Anita has a way of taking your thoughts and re-framing them for you that creates unbelievable awareness and visibility into opportunities for growth. I have learned more about myself in a year of working with Anita than I ever imagined.

    Mara New Vice President, Solutions and Sales Support at PowerSchool Group LLC

Solutions

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, DISC Behavioral Styles Based, Workshop

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® is a unique learning experience that prepares individuals for success in teams. The New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni and the power of industry-leading workplace assessment tools come together in a breakthrough program proven to deliver business results.

    The program includes:
    Î Assessment: 3 sets of questions, full adaptive version of Everything DiSC, team survey, and team culture questions
    Î Individual Profiles, Team Progress Reports, and one-on-one Comparison Reports
    Î Participant handouts, take-away cards and activities

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    Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork
  • The Work of Leaders Workshop

    CONNECTS TO REAL-WORLD DEMANDS, CREATES POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS
    Using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders
    to understand their own leadership behaviors and how these behaviors impact their effectiveness.

    Work of Leaders helps leaders take action with personalized tips and strategies that give clear direction and are easy to apply.

    Videos

    Learn more about the Work of Leaders!
  • The Leadership Game

    The John Maxwell Team Leadership Game is a comprehensive game based on the teachings of John C. Maxwell. Although this isn't an "assessment" per se, it does engage a 360-degree perspective creating team alignment and connection. The game helps organizations improve their leadership intelligence and increase their effectiveness. Why? “Because everything rises and falls on leadership,” says Maxwell. These leadership principles carry consequences with them. Apply the laws in your organization and people will follow you. Violate and ignore them, and you will not be able to lead others. But there’s news: every one of the laws can be learned.”

    How? Play the game with 6-12+ of your most influential leaders and find out!

    The game is also available for Teenagers, ages 12-19.

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    Play the Leadership Game!!!
  • Powerful 360-Degree Leadership Assessments - Everything DiSC 363 or CCL's Benchmarks® Suite

    Either assessment provides you with research-based 360-degree instruments and a consistent reporting format to help organizations create a common leadership language and consistent feedback process at multiple levels through the company.
    >CCL targets the appropriate assessment focused on C-Suite and Executive leaders, Directors, Managers and Emerging Leaders.
    >HOW IS 363 DIFFERENT? First, we took the sting out of 360 feedback.
    For many leaders, 360s can be a frustrating experience. At best, open-ended comments can be unfocused and unhelpful. At worst, they’re a way to anonymously take a jab at a colleague. And ultimately, they can even derail the learning process. With our alignment to DiSC and our exclusive selectable comments feature, CommentSmart, raters can give focused, balanced, constructive feedback—that the leader can actually use. This time-saving option allows raters to expand on their ratings by choosing from a list of highly-tested comments.

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    CCL Compass™ Leadership 360-Degree Tools
    363® FOR LEADERS
    THe Assessment Experience Explained
  • Ready to Master Conflict? Bring the Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Workshop to Your Team(s)

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps participants improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict provides participants with techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. The program features an exploration of DiSC® in a conflict context, provides an opportunity for participants to explore their destructive conflict responses, and offers them a method for making more productive choices in their response to conflict.


    Participant Take-Aways

    Appreciate how their style of handling conflict affects the people around them
    Learn how to “catch” themselves when going down a destructive conflict path
    Learn how to reframe a conflict situation and choose more productive behaviors
    Build a common language in the organization around appropriate conflict behavior

    Videos

    Master Conflict Behaviors!
  • The John Maxwell Methods of Leadership, Coaching, Speaking and Sales

    Investing in the growth of your business, the strength of your team and your own personal development is the key to long-term success. The Maxwell Method of Speaking, Coaching, Selling, and Leadership is a set of professional skills trainings that include workshops, seminars, keynote presentations and weekly courses for managers, entrepreneurs, executives and individuals who want to advance their career.

    Using John Maxwell’s proven professional growth and development systems, we can help you: Improve your professional skills so you can reach your career goals; lead a successful business that generates the income you desire; become a better speaker who communicates with confidence; experience the reward of coaching others to success; and more.

    Ready to grow? Choose from our customized solutions that fit your needs, and your budget.

  • Everything DiSC® Management Bootcamp

    Everything DiSC® Management offers a customizable development solution proven to increase the effectiveness of anyone in a management role--whether managing direct reports or the relationship with their own manager. A complete program of classroom training, and online pre-work and follow-up focuses learning in five key areas:

    >Understanding DiSC® styles
    >Directing and delegating
    >Creating a motivating environment
    >Developing others with different styles
    >Identifying strategies for working more effectively with managers.

    Participants learn how their management style influences how they manage time, make decisions, approach problems, and what they need to do to adapt to the styles of others to bring out the best in each and every employee in their charge.

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    Directing and Delegating
  • Everything DiSC Workplace - Building Engagement and High Performing Teams

    Everything DiSC Workplace® delivers a comprehensive workplace development solution to engage every employee—regardless of title or position, department or function—in building more productive and effective relationships at work.

    Combining facilitated classroom training with online pre-work and follow-up tools, we create a personalized learning experience to help participants understand and appreciate the different priorities, preferences, and values each individual brings to the workplace, and how they can learn to adapt to the style of others. Change management


    Participant Take-Aways
    Discover their own DiSC® style: recognize the priorities, motivators, and stress triggers that shape their workplace experience
    Explore other styles: understand the differences and similarities among the DiSC styles
    Identify strategies to make more meaningful connections with colleagues of various styles and work more effectively to reduce tension, solve problems, and contribute positively

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    Building Team Engagement!
  • Everything DiSC® Sales Assessment and Workshop

    Everything DiSC® Sales puts the power of the dynamic Everything DiSC model into the hands of salespeople and provides a dynamic tool for learning how to create customer-centric interactions that delivered improved results. Participants discover new strategies for stretching beyond their natural preferences to make the selling process more productive and successful—regardless of the customer’s unique buying style.

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    Everything DiSC® Sales Workshop