ACP Consultants apply their background in professional psychology to the specialized challenges of the business world. Alan R. Graham, PhD and ACP affiliated consultants and coaches have over 20 years of experience in corporate settings and entrepreneurial business ventures, with specialties in teaching, training and coaching. For larger engagements, ACP is affiliated with a global network of coaches and consultants
OUR PRIMARY FOCUS: We help companies operate more efficiently and profitably by getting maximum value from their most important asset: their people. We believe in creating psychologically healthy workplaces that foster greater productivity and profitability.
The benefits of the ACP approach include:
· Increased creativity and innovation
· Increased employee satisfaction and loyalty
· Increased efficiency
· Increased productivity
· Increased employee retention
HOW IT WORKS: Organizations consist of people assembled to pursue a common purpose. No matter how good its business plan or product, the success of a company in the marketplace is ultimately dependent on the effectiveness of its employees’ collaborative relationships. ACP Consultants use a variety of professional techniques, including individual and group coaching, to unclog the lines of corporate communication and build on employees’ individual strengths to further the organization’s collective mission.
Specifically, ACP Consultants
can help your organization to:
· Develop leadership skills for collaborative and creative teamwork
· Enhance communication between departments
· Develop individuals’ executive potential
· Translate corporate vision into manageable objectives in every departments
· Build and sustain positive, effective relationships with customers and staff
· Create strategies for workplace stress reduction
· Improve employee morale after downsizing, mergers or acquisitions
GETTING STARTED: ACP Consultants use targeted assessment tools and interview strategies to identify and maximize the skills of each member of your team. After an initial assessment, ACP’s team leader will make a customized recommendation for the best balance of individual coaching, team-building workshops and/or strategic planning meetings to help your organization harness individual contributions to fulfill common goals.
· Team-building retreats
· Executive coaching
· Individual and group coaching
· Pre-employment executive assessments
· Executive Assessments
· Both virtual and on-site consultation
TOP-LEVEL FOLLOW-THROUGH: The role of ACP’s team doesn’t end with its assessment or the formulation of a strategic plan. We work to insure that, throughout the implementation, your organization receives the same hands-on, dynamic attention from team that that you expect of your own executives and employees. We work as a team to maintain continuing oversight of each client’s program. We meet regularly to monitor and coordinate your tailor-made program and to modify it as needed to respond to changing circumstances. When fast-paced changes dictate, we have established procedures to respond rapidly to the client's needs. When the situation calls for a particular skill, we may have another one of our coaches or consultants participate in client consultations by phone or e-mail or in person.
HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT: Most companies have HR departments to manage employees and software to track both people and projects. But neither gets to the essence of an organization’s potential: the creativity and unique talents of individual employees. Tapping into those strengths and managing them effectively is what separates competent businesses from those with corporate genius. And that is ACP’s specialty.
A CONTINUING COMMITMENT: ACP Consultants doesn’t believe in the traditional consulting model of parachuting into a company and hitchhiking out. All too often, consultants leave companies with only a file drawer of impractical recommendations and colorful graphics. ACP stresses implementation, providing the personal tools to perpetuate our work. Like the individuals who compose them, good companies can’t afford to become static. We remain available to help companies adjust to changing goals, personnel and competitive challenges.
SOME OF OUR CLIENTS:
Magellan Behavioral Health
Lavin & Sons
Associates in Quality Management
Wauconda Tool & Die
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