Helping People Work Better Together!

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Helping People Work Better Together!

Like you, leadership expert and author Laurie Sudbrink has seen effective leadership that makes people want to step up and do more - and she has seen down-right terrible leadership that only inspires people to tell stories of the monstrous boss they have!

So what does it take to be effective? Is it power, authority, an impressive title? Or is it something else?

With over two decades of executive coaching, leadership training, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, hands-on business experience, her approach is completely different. Laurie appreciates, and shares with listeners, that leadership is not about title, power or position - we all know the old command-and-control is not cutting it. Leadership is for each and every one of us. It's how we should live our life.

Laurie’s passion for empowering people inspired her to establish Unlimited Coaching Solutions, Inc. in 1999. She is known for her ability to connect with her audience through her fusion of real-life stories and her practical approach that hit home at an intense and intimate level. Laurie is the author of Leading With GRIT, endorsed by Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager) and Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements).

Leading With GRIT was nominated for Leadership Book of the Year with L&MB Magazine, and featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur. Laurie partners with the United States Navy, Fortune 500s, small businesses, and all types of organizations. She is the founder of GRIT® training programs, an authorized partner of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Cohesive Behaviors of a Team, certified in DiSC® and a Four Agreements trainer. Laurie speaks to organizations across the globe and continues to inspire the best and brightest in the leadership development field.

Testimonials For Unlimited Coaching Solutions, Inc.

  • "I would wholeheartedly recommend Laurie as a presenter for any type of leadership training. I know my attendees benefited and, given the advanced training and skills of this group, that is a big compliment to Laurie and the program she provides."

    Laureen Rowland CAE | Executive Director, American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA)
  • Laurie engages the audience with plenty of funny and relatable stories – but also with information backed by research. She helps you understand your leadership style in a non-threatening way to bring out your best self and improve your team. The group was inspired to take what they learned back to their campuses and to their teams.

    Carol Costell Corbin NYSTAA President; Assoc. Dir. Transfer Credit/Degree Completion Advisement/Transition, SUNY Cortland
  • I can personally attest to Laurie's skills and professionalism. I've been in her classes before and have worked with her one-on-one as well. Both experiences were interactive, informative and pleasurable. I would recommend her seminars to anyone interested in the listed subject matter.

    Tim Laursen Rochester Gas & Electric


  • Understand yourself and others better

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and team feedback, is grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the internationally best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni.

    With this program, participants will learn how, as a team, they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Additionally, the program is powered by Everything DiSC®, a model that helps individuals to understand themselves and others better. Using these results, participants will be able to create a better, stronger team.

  • Build a strong team

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ assessment and accompanying material is designed for an intact team. Before choosing this program, consider the questions: Is the team really a TEAM?

    A team is a relatively small number of people (from three to twelve) who meet on a regular basis and are collectively responsible for results. The team members share common goals as well as the rewards and responsibilities for achieving them.

    Not every group is a team. For example, a group that appears to be a team might simply be a collection of people who report to the same manager, but who have relatively little interdependence and mutual accountability. If a group does not meet the criteria of a true team, this process is unlikely to produce the results they expect.

  • Getting the assessment right

    At the end of the day, the participant has to agree with his or her results. And while most assessments in our industry are just tested for internal reliability, we take it a few steps further.

    We look at things like test-retest (the stability of the tool), the correlations with other respected instruments, the correlations with outside observer ratings, and the correlations with actual work behavior. It’s a big investment, but we do it because this information is what allows us to refine the assessment and make sure we are getting the participant the most accurate results possible. Getting the assessment right is our very first job.