Lisa Duerre, CEO
I worked closely with Lisa to develop a strength based leadership workshop for leaders in our organization as part of our offsite. As a leader, I strongly value the benefits of Strengths-Based Leadership to maximize organizational efficiency, build trust by focusing on developing the strengths of our people.I selected the RLD Group for this workshop after reviewing and comparing the work they did for other similar workshops. After meeting Lisa to discuss our organization’s structure, current state and our key objectives & outcomes we want to drive for the next year, Lisa curated a very specific/custom program that worked for all types of personalities within my leadership team while keeping company culture in mind.
Our investment in this workshop was well worth it, resulting in building trust and better collaboration and conflict resolution. This was reflected in successful execution of key initiatives.. The prep work to get the most of the workshop was very valuable in setting the context, stage, identifying strengths and how the strengths are perceived when we focus on building trust amongst leaders and extended staff members. The exercises conducted during the workshop were well designed to drive specific outcomes.
Our workshop was conducted in hybrid mode where our team was all onsite and the RLD Group was remote. The tools and methods used were perfect in today’s hybrid world.
The best part is the post workshop write-up RLD Group provided was very valuable. They provided post-workshop coaching services and focused on some specific areas where more work was needed.
I strongly recommend the RLD Group if you are looking at improving organization efficiency, execution, productivity by focusing on developing strengths in people, process and tools. Praveena Vijja, Product Leader
"[Working with RLD Group] was the best decision because you don't know what you don't know. I was taught a lot of things by RLD Group that I didn't know on the way to approach how I lead and show up as a person. The return of investment is absolutely valuable in how I learned how to engage with my leadership and team in a different way. It's been my best year ever - and the numbers have moved, in part, because of what I experienced with RLD Group." Jodie Mattinson, VP Sales
“I loved going through the process. I’m someone who constantly comes up with ideas. RLD Group helped me trust that gut instinct, and interestingly enough, many times that simply is the next step. The 360-degree interview process was extremely valuable and a more complete experience than anything else I’ve received from other coaches.
I can say with complete confidence that RLD Group’s guidance helped me mentally and professionally prepare for my new Director role. I am truly grateful for the partnership. RLD Group was a key ingredient in this perfect recipe to ensure I was fully prepared to step into this opportunity. I now have my goals set even higher, nothing is holding me back now!” Amy Crum, Sales Director
"It is clear that Lisa is an authentic and strategic thought leader who brings out the best in individuals, teams, and large organizations. She is an amazing coach and adviser, but is also able to facilitate difficult conversations while modeling purposeful vulnerability which enhances learning and development. Her energy is infectious, and she is able to create safe spaces that help everyone to show up with authenticity.
All of this is true, but what really stands out and makes Lisa one of the best consultants and coaches is her commitment to practicing kindness, seeking to make the world a better place for all. She genuinely cares about people, and it is evident that her work comes from this place of caring. As such, Lisa has an approach that is rooted in empathy and gratitude for the perspectives of others. This allows Lisa to facilitate social learning and effective change management. In addition, Lisa leads from a place of abundance, sharing her wealth of knowledge without reservation while also honoring the knowledge of others. Nothing Lisa does is transactional - she brings forth transformation.
Lisa partnered with UC Berkeley for a few workshops when we launched our Leadership Development Program for Gender Equity, and her workshops were outstanding highlights (so much so, that we have had repeat performances each year). More than that though, our conversations with Lisa in planning the workshops left a lasting impact on our entire programmatic approach. They also impacted me personally; she helped me to recognize that I was in a state of burnout and then find my path forward.
Suffice to say, It is my great privilege to have worked with Lisa. She has been an integral thought partner, mentor, and friend. I strongly recommend Lisa and RLD Group for leadership development, coaching, organizational and strategic improvements and change management, group/team facilitation, and more. If you are looking to have a lasting, positive change on people, organizations, and processes — look no further." Rebecca Anderson, Sr. Director of Career Development
"What an incredibly powerful morning it was at the Women Back to Work Virtual Career Conference… Leaders brought compassion, words of wisdom, grace, and life-changing conversations and gave it their all. Lisa Duerre helped us create defining moments that truly matter. I am fortunate to know you, Lisa!" Sonu Ratra, Founder Women Back to Work
“What I really respect about RLD Group is that they are great supporters, and our coaching participant feels that support as well. His approach is now next-level with confidence, a better strategy, and stronger leadership, and everything was exponentially next level. That’s no coincidence. An internal coach cannot provide the level of support, insight, expertise, and effort that an outside executive coach like RLD Group provides… Each coach was awesome to work with; they took the time to understand the business and its needs and truly co-created offerings with us that were exactly what we needed for success… Our intent through this coaching engagement and workshops was focusing on greater influence, healthier communications, and overall, more balanced well-being for Turntide’s leaders engaging a new BANI reality.” - Victoria Sevilla, VP People
"Our executive coaching experience working with RLD Group was so impactful that we sought out RLD Group's insight and revised our approach to DEI before moving forward.
Their narrative 360-degree interview process was so much better than our previous engagements with other executive coaches.
We've already hired RLD Group for more engagements with other leaders in our organization because their impact was that significant.“ Helen Gwosden, Sr.Director HRBP
From the pre-planning co-creation design to the live events and the detailed debriefs with strategic recommendations, working with Lisa Duerre and RLD Group has been an outstanding and seamless experience. They involved us in the process from the beginning, taking the time to understand our specific needs and goals for the virtual leadership development workshops.
Throughout the planning phase, RLD Group's team demonstrated their expertise and creativity, co-creating a program tailored precisely to our organization's requirements. They considered our unique challenges and opportunities, ensuring the workshops would have a meaningful and lasting impact.
As the live events unfolded, it was evident that RLD Group was fully dedicated to our success. Their exceptional facilitation skills kept the sessions engaging, interactive, and relevant to all participants. The virtual experiences they crafted were informative and enjoyable, fostering a positive and productive learning environment.
Following the workshops, RLD Group continued to impress with their thorough debriefs. Their insights and strategic recommendations showed a deep understanding of our organization's dynamics and offered practical steps for further return on our investment. Their dedication to our success didn't end with the workshops; it extended into guiding us toward long-term growth and development.
Throughout this journey, we felt RLD Group's unwavering commitment to our success at every step. Their passion for what they do and their expertise made the partnership a true pleasure. It's rare to find a company that genuinely cares about their clients' success as much as RLD Group does.
If you are looking for a partner that will go above and beyond to ensure your organization's growth and development, look no further than RLD Group. Their pre-planning co-creation design, outstanding live events, and detailed event debriefs with strategic recommendations exemplify their dedication to delivering the best possible outcomes for their clients. Working with Lisa Duerre and RLD Group has been a transformative experience, and I highly recommend them for anyone seeking exceptional virtual leadership development workshops.." Juhi Paralkar