Build Strong Connections

Since 2002, The Galvanizing Group has operated on the principle that great relationships are the difference between failure and success in business. While we all know that connecting with others is important, many of us aren’t sure where to start or how to cultivate relationships over time. In that sense, we are not unlike struggling business owner Robert Hanson. Robert is the main character in Patrick Galvin’s book, The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time.

Robert’s story is fictional, but the powerful relationship building tools that he uncovers along the way galvanize him into action and put him on a clear path to success. He learns that there is no “secret formula” to becoming a better connector. Instead, he learns that connecting is a skill that can be learned and improved upon with commitment and practice—and that relationship building skills are critical to the success of every industry and profession.

The Connector's Way by Patrick Galvin

About The Connector’s Way Coaching Program

If your company is committed to achieving business success through better relationships and you are looking for the expertise, accountability and support to help your team members become better connectors, The Connector’s Way Coaching Program is for you.

THE MODEL

Using a group model, we facilitate coaching for Connecting Cohorts which are made up of four to six people typically from a single company or organization. (Note: An even number of members is preferred as participants will be paired with a development partner for peer support, motivation and accountability.) This three-month program is designed to improve participants’ skills as connectors while holding them accountable to specific and measurable goals. Organizations benefit from the collective learning of the cohort and the relationship building momentum that it generates with clients, prospects and colleagues.

THE MECHANICS

Interactive Coaching Sessions

Participants will take part in nine Zoom video conversations over three months (a calendar quarter). Each session is one hour long. Sessions are arranged at the beginning of each coaching program with the understanding that participants will make time on their calendars for the duration of the program. Anyone missing a session is expected to watch the video recording before the next session.

The Connector’s Way Action Plan

At the beginning of every coaching relationship, participants are asked to assess their current capabilities as connectors and to identify specific goals and objectives for becoming better connectors. They are also asked to share any issues or reservations they may have about relationship building, and to identify concrete ways for making relationship building a priority throughout the program and beyond. Participants will revisit this self-assessment throughout the duration of the coaching relationship and expand on it to create The Connector’s Way Action Plan, a detailed document that aligns their relationship building activities with measurable goals and objectives.

Feedback & Support

Participants have unlimited access to phone, email and text support from their coach throughout the program. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of available support to stay motivated and on-target. At the program’s midway point, participants will schedule a 1:1 conversation with their coach during which they’ll have an opportunity to ask questions, offer feedback and discuss their progress in relation to their program completion goals.

Coaching & Training Materials

Upon program commencement, each participant will receive the latest version of The Connector’s Way Manual. In addition, participants are granted full access to The Connector’s Way System, a standalone online learning program consisting of 52 short yet powerful videos on the topic of relationship building accompanied by practical tools and exercises designed to generate measurable results. Coaching program participants also have priority for registering for special relationship building programs and events as they are developed.

THE MEASURABLES

The Connector’s Way Cohort Coaching Program is not for everyone. But if your company is committed to achieving business success through better relationships and you are looking for the expertise, accountability and support to help your team members become better connectors, then we are confident in our ability to help them reach their goals. In doing so, we acknowledge our responsibility to preserve the confidentiality of any information or data disclosed by or developed on behalf of participants during our coaching sessions. At the same time, participants understand that they are in control of their own decisions, choices, actions—and results.

Getting Started with Coaching

Please contact Patrick Galvin or Ellen Galvin at info@galvanizinggroup.com or 503.249.8800 for additional program information including client testimonials, pricing and organizational incentives for multiple cohort enrollments. 

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