Team Coaching and Support2018-07-13T17:29:39-04:00

We Help Teams Achieve Great Things

Team Building | Coaching | Alignments

Coaching for High Performance Teams

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. –Margaret Mead

We’re Experts at Unlocking Potential

Cross-functional teams are the core unit of innovation, progress and competitive advantage in most companies and institutions. In our complex, increasingly specialized world, not only does it take teams of complementary specialists to address issues, it is a truism that they must coalesce and work cohesively if there is any chance of effectively identifying, understanding and innovating through increasingly complex challenges.

At Charles River Careers, we’re experts at discovering and unlocking team potential.

We do this by coaching teams, and team leaders, through all phases of the team lifecycle, including formation, goal setting, team building, norming, roles and responsibility, communication and team listening.

Every Team is Unique

We believe every team is unique. They are assembled in the context of unique individuals and bring together, either temporarily or for longer periods, the talents, expectations, hopes, biases, and personalities that are unique to each of their members.

When teams are stuck, we see our role as a guide that works alongside the team to help it perform better, listen, and help it adapt to changing circumstances and new information.

We seek to understand the larger business context, organizational mission and how the team both interprets and embodies these aims in their practice and style.

We listen attentively to stakeholders, team leaders and members, seeking to understand their interpretation of the team’s mission, roles and personal hopes and expectations.

We provide reflection for members so they can better see their communication style and how it is either beneficial or, in some cases, detrimental or confusing to others.

Every Team is Unique

We believe every team is unique. They are assembled in the context of unique individuals and bring together, either temporarily or for longer periods, the talents, expectations, hopes, biases, and personalities that are unique to each of their members.

When teams are stuck, we see our role as a guide that works alongside the team to help it perform better, listen, and help it adapt to changing circumstances and new information.

We seek to understand the larger business context, organizational mission and how the team both interprets and embodies these aims in their practice and style.

We listen attentively to stakeholders, team leaders and members, seeking to understand their interpretation of the team’s mission, roles and personal hopes and expectations.

We provide reflection for members so they can better see their communication style and how it is either beneficial or, in some cases, detrimental or confusing to others.

We Believe in Transformation

We approach all team engagements with a belief in the power of positive change and forward-looking transformation.

We work with teams to define, refine, and then align around shared goals, building a robust common vision. We work to understand team member hopes, and thoughts about great outcomes, conditions for success, and the factors which make teams a source of energy, achievement, and fun!

We dig deep to understand core issues, blocks, conflicts, and hidden resentments that are affecting progress, diminishing innovation and blocking impact. We work with members to identify, understand, and let go of miscommunications and style differences that limit team performance.

Finally, we work with leaders to develop the communication, procedural, and listening skills that are necessary to perform at the highest levels.

Great Teams Can Change the World

The wisdom of Margaret Mead has remained true through the decades; small groups of committed people can change the world.

But we also know that the ingredients for greatness need to be nurtured. Teams have their own dynamics, pressures, and challenges. They get stuck, confused, adrift and off-track.

At Charles River Careers, we know the ingredients for team success. We’re experts at helping teams navigate the road to renewal, motivation, and sustained success.

Yes, great teams can change the world. And we’re here to make sure they do.

Great Teams Can Change the World

The wisdom of Margaret Mead has remained true through the decades; small groups of committed people can change the world.

But we also know that the ingredients for greatness need to be nurtured. Teams have their own dynamics, pressures, and challenges. They get stuck, confused, adrift and off-track.

At Charles River Careers, we know the ingredients for team success. We’re experts at helping teams navigate the road to renewal, motivation, and sustained success.

Yes, great teams can change the world. And we’re here to make sure they do.

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Pricing for Team Leaders, Teams & Ongoing Support

Team Support

Working with a high -performance team? Under pressure to define and/or hit goals? Struggling with roles and responsibilities, team performance, or roadblocks?

Our team plans are specifically designed to support team leaders, members, and stakeholders, including boards, leadership teams, functional and/or project teams, providing expert input that unlocks team potential.

We’re experts at clarifying goals, defining roles, and helping high-performing groups break through interpersonal and/or conceptual roadblocks.

Have a question about one of our team plans? Sign up for a free 30-minute session=>here.

Team Leader Support

$2300/mo
  • Coaching for Team Leaders & Project Managers
  • Up to 6 sessions/mo, 1:1, 60 to 90 minutes
  • Weekly team leader support to assist with goal setting, roles and responsibilities & acheiving excellence.

Team Building & Alignments

$3500/day
  • Team Facilitation, Strategy & Alignments
  • Single or Multi-Day Engagements
  • Full team or sub-team coaching to achieve the highest levels of motivation, alignment and engagement.

Ongoing Support

$Callfor estimate
  • 1:1, Full Team or Sub-Team Coaching Sessions
  • Ongoing Team Support. Monthly, Quarterly or Semi-Annual
  • Full team or sub-team coaching to achieve the highest levels of motivation, alignment and engagement.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What follows is our list of frequently asked questions. Have a question not listed here? Feel free to call or drop us a note on our contact page. Our goal is to reply to all inquiries in 24 hrs.

How long are coaching sessions?2018-06-05T21:02:19-04:00

Coaching sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes.

How long are coaching engagements?2018-06-04T17:13:29-04:00

The length of coaching engagement varies by plan. The ‘Jib’ plan 3 sessions, and typically runs three to four weeks, but can be accelerated as needed. The ‘MainSail’ plans is 10 sessions. The timing of these plans vary. During the first session we develop the personalized engagement plan, and then prefer to meet sequentially for 3 weeks to make progress. After that the spacing of meetings is adjusted to meet the needs of the client and his/her process. In all cases, we offer our offer services for no more than 6 months from the date of purchase. This time bounds engagements and is sufficient time to implement the engagement plan and complete any additional purchased services.

Can I purchase a 1 hour consult or pay by the hour?2018-06-05T21:04:17-04:00

Yes, you can sign up for a one hour consult, or purchase hours in increments you prefer. You can purchase 1:1 consulting time => here.
Please note, in our experience, it typically takes 5 or more coaching sessions to connect core interests and purpose to a sound vocational plan and getting unstuck. As such, it is usually preferable to purchase one of our plans.

What towns and geographies do you work in?2018-06-05T21:07:48-04:00

We serve most of the communities in the Charles River Watershed including, but not limited to: Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Weston, Wellesley, Needham, Dover, Sherborn, Medfield, Natick, Norfolk, Franklin and Dedham.

This said, we also support clients regionally and nationally using video-coaching using a variety of platforms (i.e. Skype, Facetime, Facebook Video Chats and Zoom).

If you’re in Massachusetts or Rhode Island and don’t see your town listed, no worries, we’re happy to help.

If your outside the region or even international, we’re happy to support you through video.

Where is your office and where are consults held?2018-01-08T14:10:09-04:00

Given our service geography, we meet with clients at a variety of locations in the Boston area. This includes co-location spaces, our main office, or should it be more convenient, by Skype or video conference.

For corporate clients we typically meet at their office, campus location or site.

Are consults done in person or by video conference?2018-01-08T14:11:21-04:00

If possible, we appreciate the opportunity to meet people 1:1 for the first few meetings. This said, we we appreciate that schedules and travel-times can make video conferencing preferable and often more convenient.

We use Skype, Facetime, Facebook Video Chats and Zoom conferencing for video coaching sessions. We’re open to using different platforms/tools that you may be more familiar with.

Once I’ve signed up for a plan, how do I schedule an appointment?2017-10-24T20:49:39-04:00

Once you have signed up for a plan you will recieve a welcome email with instructions on how to use our scheduling system. If you haven’t spoken to us already, we’ll invite you to a free information call to discuss engagement scope and any other logistical questions you may have.

Are you a headhunter or do you work with any?2017-10-24T20:49:47-04:00

No. Our services support individuals with career development, job search preparation, search execution, leadership training and team assessments & performance. We are not search firm nor do we work with any.

What is your cancellation policy?2018-01-06T11:42:11-04:00

For a specific consult:

We ask our clients to notify us 48 hours in advance of any appointment. Cancellations after this time will be counted as ‘completed’.

Cancelling your plan before your first consult:

Prior to completing your first consult, you may cancel your entire plan and receive a full refund. Please see our policy about cancelling specific consults above.

Cancelling your plan after your first consult:

If you cancel you plans for personal or other reasons, including securing the job of your dreams, you will forfeit the fee. Please note that you can use our services for 6 months from the start of the engagement and in the event you find your dream job, we’re happy to apply any unused sessions towards professional coaching.

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with our services, consistent with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee we will offer you a 100% refund. As an engagement represents a commitment on both sides, if you are not satisfied with our services, we ask that you inform us early in the engagement.

Cancelling optional services that have not been initiated:

You can cancel additional services (i.e. resume makeovers, portfolio development, interview training, etc.), and receive a full refund as long as they have not been initiated.

What happens if i don’t want to use all the consults available to me in my plan?2017-10-24T20:39:45-04:00

We designed a flexible approach to allow our clients to use our services during a 6 month period at a pace that best serves their needs. In some cases you might find you have enough guidance for the moment and want to set sessions aside for downstream or follow on support. As our services are bundled using a plan-based approach, any unused sessions will expire at the end of the 6 month period.

How do I make a payment?2017-10-24T20:43:26-04:00

Plans are purchased using the checkout process and may be initiated using our pricing page. We accept credit cards, checks and most common payment methods. Payment methods are selectable from the checkout page.

I have questions about your plans and services? Can I set up an free intro call?2018-01-06T11:43:48-04:00

Of course! You can sign up for a free 30 minute coaching session => here

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