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Conflict Management Skills - Abbotsford

Conflict Management Skills - Abbotsford

Conflict Mediation

Do you or your team ever experience conflict, dissension or communication breakdowns?
Have you ever been at a meeting in which the staff are bogged down with ego and needing to be right? Conflict is inevitable. Whether it is with your boss, your staff, your spouse or your child, you just cannot escape it. Learn some healthy ways to manage the conflict in your life today.

Do you wish everyone could just get along? Do you ever find yourself mired in conflict and confusion? Do you try to avoid conflict and let everyone else have their way? Conflict is a fact of life and you deal with it every day. Some people avoid it like the “plague” but did you know that conflict can actually be beneficial for your organization in many ways? Resolving conflict in a healthy way keeps you and your team grounded.

Call Yvonne Today at (1) 604-897-1252 to Learn More...

Explore Other Services; Improving Relationships, Leadership Training, Business Coaching, Team Building, Birkman Method.

Business Team Building - Abbotsford

Business Team Building - Abbotsford

Team Building Activities

How is work? When you come home are you happy and satisfied with what you have accomplished? Or, are you frustrated with the day and the people you are working with? If you are working full-time, you likely spend more time with the people you work with than even your family and friends. Getting along with the people at work is imperative to enjoying life after work. 

Does your team struggle with important decisions? Does your team ever get lost in the details and grind to a halt? Would you like to create a team that works together with joy and passion? Having effective teams increases productivity, satisfaction and profits! 

* Building Trust 

* Dysfunctions of Teams 

* Conflict Managment Strategies & Role Plays

* Challenge Courses 

* Problem Solving Techniques

* Effective Interpersonal Communication  

* Emotional Intelligence (Being aware of yourself and managing your stress: being aware of others and managing relationships) 

Call Yvonne Today at (1) 604-897-1252 to See Results Tomorrow.

Explore Other Services; Improving Relationships, Leadership Training, Coaching, Team Building and The Birkman Method.

Customer Testimonials


General Comments from workshop attendees & clients: 

* Great workshop! Happy to hear the team's desires in an open and honest forum. Good to get practical feedback and suggestions for the next steps we need to do as a team.

* Thanks Yvonne for your hard work and sharing your wisdom and heart. You listen and facilitate very well.

* Yvonne gives practical ways and methods of how to improve ourself. She is informative, inspiring and held us accountable to do the things we said we would do.

* Yvonne helped us to understand the everyday barriers to effective communication. 

* I can't imagine where we would have been in our organization if Yvonne was not here. She turned our negative, toxic work environment into a place where we enjoy to come.

* Since you have been here (6 months) our organization has grown by leaps and bounds! What a difference you have made.

* Yvonne, you simply get it. You understand what needs to be done in order to do things in a fair and equitable way, maintaining healthy relationships. Thank you!

Dear Yvonne, I learned through your behaviour that we have to be passionate and listen to others. You showed us how to be a "servant leader". You showed us how to come back when   things are down. You taught us to care for others no matter how our personalities may clash. You taught me to stay positive and persevere in the face of adversity. You taught me to         recognize that as a team player, I am never alone.

Thank You! Hilton (Workshop Attendee)

Dear Yvonne, My fiancé and I really enjoyed participating in the couples' discovery session with you. Your expertise in helping us to learn more about each other's strengths and weaknesses will definitely help to strengthen the foundation of our marriage. The simple and practical tips and suggestions that you offered throughout the discovery session will go a long way in supporting our new marriage. In addition, we also found your tools and techniques intuitive and approachable. It was truly a pleasant and fruitful experience.

Thank you! - Ivan (Relationship Coaching)

Dear Yvonne, I am exceptionally grateful to you for your investment in me. I learned so much about myself during our four month coaching program. Your time, energy and encouragement helped me to take important steps in my life and career that continue to bring health and happiness to me and my family. This journey has not been about "fixing," but about becoming the person I want to be. Knowing myself as I do now, I feel so much at peace.

Thanks so much! - Christiane (Personal Coaching Client)

Under Yvonne's leadership, I grew in confidence and ability. As a first-time supervisor, I had a significant learning curve. Yvonne challenged me to be a better leader, but not without offering the tools and mentorship to empower me along the way. Yvonne breathed new life into our team's projects and activities. She lent her skill and expertise to develop a much needed annual plan and dedicated much time and effort to building us up as fundraisers and team players. I am exceptionally grateful for the opportunity I've had to work with Yvonne.

– Christiane (Employee)

“Yvonne’s easy and engaging manner enables her to connect quickly with her clients. With her vast hands-on experience, she can be relied on to deliver pragmatic ideas that have been tested in the day-to-day. Her style is creative and she always brings the fun.”

-Amanda (Workshop Participant)

The Birkman Method ® - Abbotsford

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Personality Assessment

There are many good personality assessments on the market today. Yet there is nothing like the Birkman. No tool out there comes even close to providing the comprehensiveness of the Birkman Method.

Today’s highly competitive global business climate makes extra demands on organizations and their leadership as they compete on price, quality and standard of service. Proactive leaders drive organizational strategy and growth, all of which affect the most critical asset — people. Informed and connected employees are more motivated, loyal and productive. So, how can you quickly and accurately find out what motivates and increases the productivity of your people?

The Birkman Method® Assessments have become an important part of many organizations’ efforts to put the right people into the right positions by:

  • Identifying effective training opportunities
  • Developing managers and leaders
  • Promoting people into positions where they will succeed
  • Creating highly functional teams

An impartial assessment is the most reliable way to objectively identify the key behaviours and motivations that will lead to the success of people, teams and the whole organization.

Through a combination of regression and factor analysis, The Birkman Method® identifies the respondent’s everyday interpersonal style (usual behavior), and unlike most other popular assessments, gives unique insights into underlying motivations and needs. Stress behaviors are identified when these needs are not met. Knowing the underlying motivations and the consequences of unmet needs give the Business Coach, Business Consultant, counselor and organizational development professional an effective way to improve workplace performance and reduce conflict.

In brief, The Birkman Method ® Includes Five Major Perspectives:

  • Usual Behavior - an individual’s effective behavioral style of dealing with relationships and tasks.
  • Underlying Needs – an individual’s expectations of how relationships and social situations should be governed in context of the relationship or situation.
  • Stress Behaviors – an individual’s ineffective style of dealing with relationships or tasks; behavior observed when underlying needs are not met.
  • Interests – an individual’s expressed preference for job titles based on the assumption of equal economic rewards.
  • Organizational Focus – the perspective in which an individual views problems and solutions relating to organizational goals.


Business Coaching and Mentoring - Abbotsford

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Management Coach

Coaching is a relationship about growth and the future. Unlike counselling, which helps you deal with your present situation by digging into the past, or a Business Consultant who does much of the work for you, a coach helps you uncover and achieve your dreams. Everything in a coaching relationship is about you and discovering where you want to go.

As your coach, Yvonne comes alongside of you with 15 years of business and personal experience with leaders, managers, employees and individuals wanting to take charge of their lives. She facilitates the advance of your career, enhances your learning, and helps you build foundations for your success. Yvonne is committed to the whole person …not just the mental but the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of holistic development.

Yvonne works co-actively with you while being committed to your agenda, believing in your greatness, and empowering you to plan and implement your life’s purpose, mission and vision.

Why struggle seeking answers on your own through trial and error when help is at your fingertips? Yvonne will give you the support you need to develop your talents and accelerate your success.

Different types of Coaching

  • Leadership Coaching – Your coach comes alongside of you as you work through daily leadership challenges.
  • Executive Coaching – Your coach helps you reach places you never thought were possible.
  • Career Coaching – Your coach helps you find out where your strengths are and helps you find a career which you are excited and passionate about.
  • Personal Coaching – Your coach gives you the confidence to find your voice and reach your goals.
  • Relationship Coaching – Helps improve your relationships in a way that you never imagined.

Benefits of Using a Coach

Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvements in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.

Increased Productivity

Professional coaching maximizes potential and, therefore, unlocks latent sources of productivity.

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Positive People

Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organizational demands.

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Return on Investment

Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable outcomes. The vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back.

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Satisfied Clients

Virtually all companies and individuals who hire a coach are satisfied.

Satisfied Clients Pie Chart

More information on benefits of coaching can be found in the ICF Research Portal, including case studies and industry reports.

Source: ICF Global Coaching Client Study was commissioned by the ICF but conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers