At Warren Insight our consulting services and skill development offerings are based on decades of experience. Our approach is tailored for artists and other creative professionals, as well as individuals within a nonprofit organization.
- personal strategic planning: big dreams, small steps
- financial planning: it’s not about the money, it’s about your life
- public speaking and presentation skills: reduce anxiety and connect with your audience
- win/win negotiations: get what you need without being a jerk
- the basics of contracts: how to ask the right questions
- effective communications: getting the word out
- giving constructive feedback: a powerful mixture of respect, sincerity, and honesty
- facilitation skills: meetings…. get a lot done and even have a little fun
Strategic planning: big dreams, small steps
Focus on life time priorities and work/life balance as well as career priorities. Set goals for personal life, including relationships, leisure and health. Build concrete action plans to make it happen. Background work may include analysis of personal strengths, preferences, and time management.
Financial planning: it’s not about the money, it’s about your life
Financial planning and analysis may include financial proficiency coaching, project budgeting, identification of spending inefficiencies that hamper you, and consideration of various options for increasing income.
Public speaking and presentation skills: reduce anxiety and connect with your audience
Increase punch and clarity in your presentations while remaining true to your personal style. Strengthen delivery and/or overcome a fear of speaking in public. No matter how good (or bad) you think you are, you can get better.
Win/win negotiations: get what you need without being a jerk
Practical negotiating skills, specific techniques that anyone can learn. Ways to negotiate for what you need while at the same time reducing your anxiety and taking care of important relationships. The objective should be agreement and a strengthened relationship, not “victory”.
The basics of contracts: how to ask the right questions
Although professional legal advice should be sought when reviewing many contracts, you will be better armed to understand the advice, ask the right questions, and protect your interests if you understand the basics of the contract in question.
Effective communications: getting the word out
Communications should be highly tailored to the individual’s style and the need. Focus may be on a wide variety of topics including networking strategies, artist / creative statements, or maximizing participation at an event.
Giving constructive feedback: a powerful mixture of respect, sincerity, and honesty
Increase the effectiveness of feedback, even in difficult situations. Learn to give feedback so the other person doesn’t get defensive, can understand it and act on it. Knowing how to give constructive feedback can be the difference between a motivated, energized team, and individuals who feel misunderstood and underappreciated.
Facilitation skills: meetings… get a lot done and even have a little fun
Improve your ability to draw out opinions and ideas of a group, keep discussion on track and moving, make sure everyone participates and is heard, build consensus and closure. Use your personal style and have a little fun.
How can we help you? Send a short e-mail with your contact information and one of us will be glad to have coffee or set up a phone call to understand your situation and your objective.