Why Maureen chose The Grilled Cheese Coaching Co – in her own words
Meet Maureen Kaplan – cofounder of the OpenText Women in Technology network. Her growing community is supporting hundreds of women to advance their careers within the IT space and shows no sign of slowing down. Despite this success, Maureen knew more work was needed to support women in the technology sector.
OpenText Women in Technology Network
Women in Tech
Maureen sought a learning partner capable of engaging with her growing community by delivering compelling content. The chosen partner would need to foster a sense of inclusion and improve collaboration across multiple geographic boundaries. Maureen decided to consult her team first, to ascertain their requirements. Their response was loud and clear: they wanted the training to focus on leadership development and general networking.
That was when she picked up the phone and spoke to us.
From the moment we met Maureen, we were excited by her mission and the opportunity to support her amazing community – both professionally and personally.
We initially invited all 300 participants to participate in a Whole-Mind™ Manager Assessment and Debrief, before joining a five-part Whole-Mind Me leadership development workshop – all delivered virtually.
In Maureen’s words: ‘It was a wonderful experience for all of us – a very light touch when it came to planning and organizing and outsized, powerful impact for each of the people that participated.’
Here’s how we did it…
The Grilled Cheese Coaching Company has supported me in a couple really overt ways as a Partner Manager. They have provided new tools and insights that have really affected a more deeply creative and collaborative approach to partner management for me, but also they’ve allowed me to reconnect with some really good information and wisdom I had already been exposed to previously, years ago, providing a much needed refresher.
Broke teams into small groups to encourage reflection and help participants develop perspectives around their leadership journey.
Refreshed group knowledge and provided innovative tools and insights to encourage creativity and collaboration across the global team.
Successfully coordinated and ran a series of virtual workshops for Maureen’s 300-strong community spread across multiple time zones.
Maureen remains committed to developing her growing community of Women in Tech. We’re delighted to be part of this ongoing plan and can’t wait to support team members in the next step of their career journey.
I would just highly recommend. And I look forward to participating in anything else that is offered through, especially through my company OpenText. So grateful for the Women in Technologies group to have brought this to us and like I said, just good, good job all the way around, thank you!