Organizational Development and Leadership Consulting
Frequently Asked Questions:
ODL? What the heck does “ODL” mean?
ODL stands for Organizational Development and Leadership. We combined the two because we strongly believe that you cannot have sustainable organizational changes or transformations without changes to leadership mindset, styles, or norms. These two principals and operations are and always must be linked together if you want to achieve successful results.
What does ODL Business Partners, Incorporated (ODL BP) do?
ODL BP is a one-stop service provider for individuals and organizations of any size that seek to embrace and master the leadership of change. We are Human Resources consultants, and we are 'home' to a host of professionals who work with our clients. We specialize in HR, change management, turn-around strategies, leadership development, and training on an individual basis, team based training, or organizational wide training.
What organizational development services does ODL Business Partners, Incorporated offer?
ODLBP brings solutions for many business concerns. Your desired change may be in the partial list below or may be something very specific to you or to your organization or industry:
Managing errors and the resulting costs
Requiring a process for investigating complaints that reduces turnover
New product or service creating operational concerns
New operational process not being adopted quickly
Turnover is too high
Concerned about your organization’s knowledge based capital
We can design a custom platform to reshape departments, divisions, or whole organizations via a reverberation from its core that is proven to be one of the most powerful, impactful, and dynamically developing methods available today.
What leadership services does ODL Business Partners, Incorporated (ODL BP) offer?
ODL Business Partners, Incorporated offers two very different types of leadership services: leadership development and leadership coaching.
ODL BP’s Leadership development:
Leadership development is an educational based training that is custom designed to meet you exactly where you currently are in your leadership development and move your leadership skills in the direction to match your needs. This service is delivered over a period of several months. Our process works like this:
First and most importantly, we listen to you. Your story of the journey that has brought you to this point in your career and life. We learn who you are and what is important to you – or in other words, we learn about your personal set of values and the goals you have set for yourself. We encourage you to see ‘the possibilities’.
Next we work with you to determine your current leadership style and we seek to understand what is working and what is not working.
Your consultant will review many of the various leadership styles and discuss each one with you. During your discussion we will highlight the positive and negative traits of each of those styles. It is not uncommon to create a hybrid leadership style by picking parts from several styles that matches your personal value system.
Finally, we create a development program specifically for you, targeting your goals. The program is designed to meet you where you currently are and move your skills toward your goal. Your plan will be like having a college course designed specifically for you and you are the only student in the class! Together with you, we agree upon and create a timeline for the completion of your training. Incremental meetings are scheduled and you have the flexibility of meeting in person, via video conferencing, or by telephone.
Your consultant is always available to assist you as you practice your newly acquired leadership skills. We will celebrate your successes and hold your hand through any difficult transitions! You are not alone; we are always by your side. We stay with you as you become comfortable with your new leadership style.
ODL BP’s Leadership coaching:
Professionals who select this type of service are already top executives in their organizations and have a leadership style that is well developed. Executives in this category are savvy enough to realize that something is not quite right – it’s really an intuition. If you are not achieving the results you desire and you know something is just not quite ‘spot-on’, this is the service for you.
Leadership coaching moves away from theory and practice and moves toward perceptions. This service is usually more time critical to your goals and you seek answers quickly. Our consultants work in synergy with you, elbow to elbow and shoulder to shoulder. Your consultant will walk this small portion of your journey with you and through observation will partner with you on solutions. The research that is utilized often leaves the realm of leadership and moves into organizational development and back again.
Often this type of coaching may require a shadowing experience so we can help you to refine your working leadership and at the same time, work with you to review the impact of your communication style verses your intention. During a shadowing experience our consultant is either with you in person at your office (preferred) or in constant contact via electronic methods. This type of experience allows your consultant to observe the perception others have of you. This can return extremely helpful insights that can be the genesis of your development plan.
Who are the perfect clients for ODL Business Partners, Incorporated?
Our clients are business owners; company presidents; chair-persons and / or their board of director members; C-suite executives; Vice Presidents and Director level professionals seeking personal leadership growth and / or organizational development process enhancements.
For leadership development everyone is our client! Most of our leadership clients are executives however we also work with young people preparing to enter college who want to make sure they have that extra leadership edge as they prepare to join the new college community.
Our clients come from all business sectors:
For-profit organizations of all sizes
Not-for-profit organizations of all sizes
Publicly traded companies
Privately held companies
Civic organizations of all sizes
Families of all sizes
Individuals of all ages who seek to increase their leadership abilities
What is the process at ODL Business Partners?
We listen to your story, where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go. We know that every leader and every organization has a different set of needs and we meet you wherever you are in your organizational development or leadership process. We create a custom plan designed specifically for your growth and targeted toward your goals.
We appreciate the confidential nature of commerce as well as the individual privacy that our clients value. You decide how we work together:
One-on-one with you directly and only with you
Team based – invite the whole team! This can be a small team or a large department.
Whole system – invite the whole company – or at least a good representation of all departments.
Who are the ODL Business Partners coaches?
All of our coaches are successful business professionals who have been trained as ODL BP coaches. Our coaches are called consultants and they have a passion for helping business professionals. Each client’s case is supervised by our CEO and each set of recommendations is personally reviewed by her prior to being presented to you, our client. If you ever have a question or concern, she is on the front lines of our business.
What makes ODL Business Partners different from other consultants and coaches?
We don’t profess to know your business and we will not show up at your office and tell you what you should be doing in your industry. Nobody knows your business as well as you do and we respect that. We also don't have a one size fits all process. The plan that we will design for the solutions you seek will begin with our first conversation and will always be focused upon achieving your goals. Having said that, we will be giving you homework!
Our goal is to help our clients, like yourself, get their ‘happy’ back. We want you to remember and return to enjoying all of the things you love about your career, your position, your organization. We are experts in the leadership of change: organizational development processes and leadership training. We help you work smarter and not harder, this in turn helps you to make more money, and have more time for life outside of the office! Hey, do you remember those days?
It all boils down to "Leadership" at ODL Business Partners!
Does ODL Business Partners, Incorporated work with small business owners?
Absolutely yes we do and thanks for asking! In fact, most large organizations started out as small businesses and we know that small business is the largest business sector in the United States. We understand how your business life and personal life are intertwined and co-dependent upon each other. We know the challenges of being in the middle of a problem and not being able to gain a perspective that helps you to see the potential solutions.
You are a perfect client for ODL BP!
We will work with you to make sure your business operation systems are in place, help you refine your strategies, if necessary, to achieve your short and long range goals. We will tell you the facts as we see them without sugar coating the realities. You will gain access to our network of service providers and that is how our sources become your most valued resources!
How can I start working with ODL Business Partners, Incorporated?
Just click on the ‘contact us’ button at the bottom of the screen and send us a detailed email that includes your contact information, we will reach out to you shortly. All of our services begin with a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation. Usually the consultation is a conference call but if there is a reason that you prefer to meet in person, we can make that happen!