Janine Waldman (NEW) | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Janine Waldman (NEW)

Janine specialises in working with organisations and individuals to bring about positive change and implementing constructive and resourceful practices. She has worked intensively with more than 100 SMEs and introduced thousands of leaders, managers and professionals to Solutions-Focused approaches worldwide, with clients including Beiersdorf (Nivea), DP World, The Australian High Commission, Metropolitan Police, Benevolent AI (biotech), Imperial College London and numerous local authorities.

Co-founder and director of international consultancy The Solutions Focus, she has over two decades of experience in her specialisms of executive coaching and training, plus a wealth of expertise in consultancy and organisational development. She has held senior HRD positions in UK and New Zealand multi-nationals.

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A Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, visiting lecturer on post-graduate leadership and HR programmes at Birkbeck and Westminster Universities, Janine guest presents at business schools on Leadership and Solutions-Focused approaches, most recently at the London Business School. A frequent contributor to management journals and keynote speaker at international conferences, she is co-author of ‘Positively Speaking: The Art of Constructive Conversations with a Solutions Focus’ and ‘The Resilience Pocketbook’.

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Solutions Focus Tools For Tricky Conversations with High-Level Stakeholders

During this engaging and interactive workshop you’ll experience how taking a strategic ‘solutions-focused’ approach to discussions can bring about more positive outcomes and how to apply a pragmatic set of conversational tools to plan and execute tricky conversations.

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Solutions Focus Tools For Tricky Conversations with High-Level Stakeholders

’Problem Talk creates problems, Solutions Talk creates solutions’ Steve De Shazer

Overview:

CEOs, MDs and business leaders often have high-stakes conversations when there's money, emotional wellbeing or a relationship on the line. These discussions can keep even the most experienced executive up at night, wondering how - or even whether - to have the conversation. Getting really skilled at these gives a leader a huge competitive edge.

During this engaging and interactive workshop you’ll experience:

  • How taking a strategic ‘solutions-focused’ approach to discussions can bring about more positive outcomes
  • The steps involved – conversational tools and guiding principles
  • How to make it work for you

Outcomes - you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the needs of high-level stakeholders
  • Apply a pragmatic set of conversational tools to plan and execute tricky conversations
  • Take pre-emptive steps - to stop the discussions becoming difficult
  • Play to people’s strengths, focusing on solutions - not problems
  • Use assertive and easily understood language
  • Remain polite and friendly - even in difficult circumstances
  • Use practical tips, tools and techniques for more productive conversations

The Solutions Focus Approach

Solutions Focus is a pragmatic, positive and highly effective methodology which significantly improves communications for individuals, teams and organisations. Leaders, managers, mediators, coaches and other professionals worldwide are using Solutions Focus as:

  • A direct route to desired results
  • A systematic approach to conversations that makes a big impact wherever there are complex issues with people involved
  • A way of creating respectful and lasting change
  • A method of identifying what works and doing more of it

Focusing on solutions and doing more of what works is not only enjoyable and empowering, it is often much faster and more effective than analysing problems and difficulties and their causes. It can produce more sustainable results and a lasting shift towards continuous client development.

Solutions Focus Tools For Tricky Conversations with High-Level Stakeholders

During this engaging and interactive workshop you’ll experience how taking a strategic ‘solutions-focused’ approach to discussions can bring about more positive outcomes and how to apply a pragmatic set of conversational tools to plan and execute tricky conversations.

Read more

Solutions Focus Tools For Tricky Conversations with High-Level Stakeholders

’Problem Talk creates problems, Solutions Talk creates solutions’ Steve De Shazer

Overview:

CEOs, MDs and business leaders often have high-stakes conversations when there's money, emotional wellbeing or a relationship on the line. These discussions can keep even the most experienced executive up at night, wondering how - or even whether - to have the conversation. Getting really skilled at these gives a leader a huge competitive edge.

During this engaging and interactive workshop you’ll experience:

  • How taking a strategic ‘solutions-focused’ approach to discussions can bring about more positive outcomes
  • The steps involved – conversational tools and guiding principles
  • How to make it work for you

Outcomes - you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the needs of high-level stakeholders
  • Apply a pragmatic set of conversational tools to plan and execute tricky conversations
  • Take pre-emptive steps - to stop the discussions becoming difficult
  • Play to people’s strengths, focusing on solutions - not problems
  • Use assertive and easily understood language
  • Remain polite and friendly - even in difficult circumstances
  • Use practical tips, tools and techniques for more productive conversations

The Solutions Focus Approach

Solutions Focus is a pragmatic, positive and highly effective methodology which significantly improves communications for individuals, teams and organisations. Leaders, managers, mediators, coaches and other professionals worldwide are using Solutions Focus as:

  • A direct route to desired results
  • A systematic approach to conversations that makes a big impact wherever there are complex issues with people involved
  • A way of creating respectful and lasting change
  • A method of identifying what works and doing more of it

Focusing on solutions and doing more of what works is not only enjoyable and empowering, it is often much faster and more effective than analysing problems and difficulties and their causes. It can produce more sustainable results and a lasting shift towards continuous client development.

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