Consultants & Coaches

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Map team emotional culture with this free workshop kit

Most organisations underestimate the influence emotion has on their culture and leadership. As a trusted consultant you’re often asked to examine processes, norms, and ‘the way we do things around here’ with a critical eye: the Emotional Culture Deck adds a powerful tool to your consulting and coaching toolkit for enabling human conversations and bottom-up change.

The emotional culture of an organisation influences employee satisfaction, burnout, teamwork, and even hard measures such as financial performance and absenteeism. But organisations (and leaders) often don’t talk about emotion. Many lack confidence in their ‘soft skills’ or just don't know how.

The Emotional Culture deck helps you flip that conversation and demonstrate your value as a consultant. It’s a simple card game toolkit that helps leaders uncover what truly motivates their people, and map desired team culture.

When emotional culture improves, not only do engagement and morale increase, but also productivity and employee retention. As a result, bottom-line profits go up - and your advice proves its value yet again.

Map your Emotional Culture Workshop Plan


How is the deck going to help you?

  • Use the Emotional Culture Deck to:
  • – Expand your skills as a consultant and coach
  • – Increase engagement and morale
  • – Have the right tools on hand to help your clients

Who uses the deck?

Sanford co-create their leadership charter using The Emotional Culture Deck

Robyn Pagonis is from Element Consulting and she recently ran a half-day workshop with 30 leaders at Sanford using 30 Emotional Culture Decks, where she followed an abridged version of the Map your Emotional Culture Workshop plan. Robyn shared this about her experience using the deck with Sanford:

It turns out Robyn was asked to work with a group of 30 leaders (including their executive) who she described as a team of two halves…. those who have been around for 20 plus years and those who are new to the organisation (and mostly new to the industry too). Due to the different groups within the team, they could have been described as slightly fractured and needed some help to find their leadership rhythm, and explore and embrace their individual differences.

Robyn then ran a half-day workshop with 30 leaders using 30 Emotional Culture Decks, where she followed an abridged version of the Map your Emotional Culture Workshop plan.

Robyn shared this about her experience using the deck with Sanford:

"Yes yes yes – it was a really interesting experience. The sounds of some eyes rolling at the start of the process were bewilderingly deafening but the results showed the power of the tool. One of the big surprises was our merry team of fishermen landing on a leading emotion of Love! Made my heart swell as they shared their stories and commitments they would like to live into. We followed your abridged process primarily as we only had three hours for the workshop … but we managed to crank out a great outcome all the same. They have now drafted a Leadership Charter which not only talks to the footprint that they will leave on the organisation but their regular rituals to help bring it all to life."

Some Case-studies

Westpac Bank

"The results have been incredible. I have managed to help my squads improve their productivity and a more high performing and connected team... We have been able to create an environment where people can bring their whole selves to work and have an awesome day every day – which in turn has increased our productivity. Simple!" 

– Derri Evans, Westpac New Zealand

Cricket Wellington

"Team members at Cricket Wellington now report that they’re working better together with open communication, high levels of trust and accountability. Culture has become a strength, with a shift in focus from managing change towards how to best support each other and deliver on Cricket Wellington’s mission."

Cam Mitchell, CEO, Cricket Wellington

Air New Zealand

"The Deck has the power of allowing people to go a bit deeper in their reflections and it can change the dynamics and create unusual openness in people.This experience pushed me to try use the Deck in my 1:1 coaching conversations."

– Jakub Jurkiewicz , Air New Zealand

Customer reviews

Brooke Riley
Trilogy International

"We wanted to run a workshop to help get an understanding from our people on what they think constitutes a ‘Great Place to Work’. This understanding was then used to flow into the TIL FY19 Strategy whereby ‘A Great Place to Work’ is one of our strategic pillars.”

Hillary Palmer

"It's been awesome to experience The Emotional Culture Deck - a simple game with such a huge impact - loved it! Organisations who want to truly connect with their people simply can't ignore this stuff. Looking forward to seeing how far we can take this tool!" 

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