Leaderful

Leaderful explores human-centred, systems-conscious approaches to leadership and building high-functioning teams. We focus on the core problems of burnout, disconnection, conflict, misuses of power, unethical leadership and stuckness on teams and within organizations.

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Wednesday May 03, 2023

Educator, innovator and advocate in the field of neurodiversity employment, Dave Thompson, joins our Co.CEO Jeff Couillard to discuss the opportunities and challenges of fostering psychologically safe workplaces for neurodiverse employees - and how that effort benefits everyone.
Listen in as they explore:
The importance of 'challenger safety' 
How coaching is for everyone - not just neurodivergent employees
How to make sense of common terminology
Dave's experience helping teams foster more meaningful connection and neuro-friendly workplaces
About Dave
As Director of Strategic Programs for Potentia, Dave supports companies in becoming more neuroinclusive through training on best practices, as well as recruiting and providing ongoing support to neurodistinct professionals.His work is fed by a desire to see the world of work continue to evolve through increased opportunity, flexibility, empathy, acceptance, and support for neurodistinct professionals. He believes that diversity, including neurodiversity, makes the world of work a better, more productive, innovative and understanding place.Outside of his work, Dave is a proud father, husband and punk rocker. ūüéł
Find him on LinkedIn here.
Interested in learning more about The Ally Co.?
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Explore our upcoming Transformational Leadership workshops
Connect with our Co.CEOs Jeff Couillard and Pablo Romero
 

Tuesday Mar 14, 2023

Connector, Culture Catalyst and Executive Coach, Rod Miller, joins our Co.CEO's Jeff Couillard and Pablo Romero to discuss the evolving world of work, leading with empathy, developing your people and navigating the rapidly changing landscape of work and life.
 
Listen in as they explore:
The importance of creating psychologically safe spaces
Practices and insights for staying grounded and present 
The importance of feedback and humility as a leader
How the pandemic accelerated the re-design of our work lives
About Rod
Be sure to connect with Rod on LinkedIn and let him know what you enjoyed or found insightful in this episode!
 
Interested in learning more about The Ally Co.?
Find us on LinkedIn
Explore our upcoming Transformational Leadership workshops
Connect with our Co.CEOs Jeff Couillard and Pablo Romero

Sunday Feb 12, 2023

Founder, Coach and Advisor, Joe Cardillo, joins our Co.CEO Jeff Couillard to discuss how middle managers can use power to create meaningful change.
 
Listen in as they explore:
The importance of making power dynamics visible and transparent
Advice for middle managers on navigating values and performance tensions
Why power awareness is foundational to ethical leadership
Why meaningful change requires building social capital
About Joe
Be sure to connect with Joe on LinkedIn, and let them know what you enjoyed or found insightful in this episode!
 
Interested in learning more about The Ally Co.?
Find us on LinkedIn
Explore our upcoming Transformational Leadership workshops
Connect with our Co.CEOs Jeff Couillard and Pablo Romero

Wednesday Feb 08, 2023

‚ÄčOur Co.CEO's Pablo Romero and Jeff Couillard discuss the 'intention vs. impact' gap, and share practical steps leaders can take to close it.
 
Listen in as they explore:
The core drivers and indicators of problems/opportunities that exist within the intention vs. impact gap
Why 'real' underlying problems don't get identified without conscious and skilled discovery work
How leaders can approach doing meaningful discovery work 
The role of practitioners and consultants in holding the bigger picture and facilitating conscious sense-making
Interested in learning more about The Ally Co.?
Find us on LinkedIn
Explore our model for leaderful workplace cultures
Connect with our Co.CEOs Jeff Couillard and Pablo Romero  

Tuesday Dec 27, 2022


‚ÄčOur Co.CEO Jeff Couillard joins Mahir Nisar on The Workplace Justice podcast to discuss the very real impacts of power dynamics in the workplace.
 
Listen in as they explore:
Five (5) types of power and how they each show up in our workplace systems
Why overcoming addiction makes people powerful
How power awareness helps to discover root problems for systems-change
Why meaningful change requires ethical leadership (and some actions you can take)
About Mahir
Be sure to connect with Mahir on LinkedIn, and let him know what you enjoyed or found insightful in our conversation!
 
Interested in learning more about The Ally Co.?
Find us on LinkedIn
Learn more about our Transformational Impact model
Connect with our Co.CEOs Jeff Couillard and Pablo Romero  
 
 

Monday Dec 19, 2022

Tune in as our Co.CEOs Pablo Romero and Jeff Couillard share The Ally Co.'s model for leading meaningful workplace culture initiatives with their clients.
 
Listen in as we breakdown the Five Ds for meaningful work:
Discovery: "What do we know about this from 'their' perspective(s)?"
Definition: "Why should people care about the 'problem(s)' we are prioritizing?"
Design: "How might we approach these meaningful opportunities?"
Delivery: "What will we do to ensure our intended impact?"
Debrief: "What have we learned, and what now?"
Interested in learning more about The Ally Co.?
Find us on LinkedIn
Learn more about our Transformational Impact model
Connect with our Co.CEOs Jeff Couillard and Pablo Romero

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

Learning and development thought leader Grant Drmaj joins our own Co.CEO Jeff Couillard to discuss the current state of learning and leadership in today's organizations.
 
Here are some key topics they cover:
Important considerations for virtual vs. in-person learning
Common barriers to designing and delivering experiences that drive meaningful change, and
The intersection of L&D, leadership, and workplace culture
 
About GrantGrant Drmaj is an experienced leader that focuses on creating blended learning solutions to reinforce the value of big-ticket programs like leadership development, employee upskilling and reskilling, performance management, onboarding, and even succession planning. He takes the tools of today and brings them together to build well-rounded and inclusive learning ecosystems that support employees at multiple stages in their careers. Creating robust learning experiences and making them stick through effective and ongoing evaluation and reinforcement is what he does best, and this directly contributes to positive organizational effectiveness outcomes.
 
Be sure to connect with Grant on LinkedIn, and let him know what you enjoyed or found insightful in our conversation!Connect with us!Find us on LinkedInGet a feel for who we are on our website
Connect with either Jeff Couillard or Pablo Romero, Co.CEOs at The Ally Co.
 

Monday Dec 12, 2022

In this episode, Jeff Couillard chats with Woodrie Burich on how to set and hold effective and healthy boundaries - at work and in life. They discuss self-care (beyond the band-aids) and setting boundaries before burning out. Enjoy!

Sunday Dec 04, 2022

In this shorter episode, Co-CEO and Director of Learning and Development, Jeff Couillard, tackles three of the primary problems that exist in most mainstream leadership development programs and approaches. He also offers a few key insights to consider when developing your organization's approach to developing 'leaderful' teams, highlighting the importance of team-based, real-world and action-oriented learning.

Sunday Nov 27, 2022

In this episode of The Leaderful Podcast, Jennifer Velez - Senior Strategist for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Forever 21 - joins Jeff Couillard for a rich discussion on psychological safety, unhealthy conflict, power dynamics, and leadership in the DEI space. Follow along or connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn.
A bit more about Jennifer - she currently leads Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Forever 21 where she drives organizational growth and development through the organization's most valuable resource - people. She is committed to expanding equity and access by directly supporting historically marginalized communities. Jennifer has experience building DEI strategies, assessing culture, standing up Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and creating wellness programs to increase employee engagement, psychological safety, and satisfaction.
Jennifer is committed to growing organizations to be better tomorrow than they were today. Additionally, she has lived, worked, and conducted research in six countries! Jennifer currently resides in Los Angeles and is a single mom to a child with multiple disabilities.

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Leaderful by The Ally Co.

Many leaders and organizations are implementing well-intentioned leadership development, employee experience design, and cultural transformation initiatives that are unfortunately falling short of (or fully missing) their desired impact.

We refer to this as the ‘intention vs. impact’ gap and our work is focused on helping to solve (or manage) the deeper problems/opportunities that exist within this truly transformational space.

Learn more at our website and don't hesitate to connect if the work we do resonates with the impact you are hoping to create in the world.

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