JSA Advising uses the latest assessment instruments to map the internal dynamics of groups/organizations of all sizes and kinds, otherwise known as a group’s collective culture. Understanding the principles, behaviors, and sensibilities that make your organization unique is critical to identifying the practices which allow your organization to thrive, and diagnosing those that are impeding growth and harmony. Our advisors are trained in both the administration of these assessments and the interpretation of their results, and work with clients to provide clear, plain-language solutions to optimize group dynamics, and turbo-charge your organization’s performance.
Executive and Performance Coaching
JSA Advising utilizes the latest research in performance psychology to enhance individual performance and well-being, optimize organizational dynamics, and accelerate personal and professional growth. Combining assessment instruments with scientifically-proven performance models, our team can both create and supervise a customized process designed to meet your needs, and achieve your goals.
At JSA Advising, we recognize how difficult it can be to find time to hold meaningful conversations with your partners and colleagues amid the distractions of your daily lives. One of the most powerful ways to enhance relationships, foster healthy communication, and create meaningful understandings among the executive group is through intentional meetings and retreats. JSA Advising can enhance this experience by facilitating important discussions on key issues related to vision, values, strategy, expectations, and communication that are vital to the success of your business.
During retreats, group members can focus on one another without the daily distractions we find at the office. You choose the destination—whether local or remote—the date and the times, and we will be there to organize foundational discussions and activities in the mornings and early afternoons, and allow you the late afternoons and evenings to relax, bond, and have some fun with your group. Our primary goal is to help give you a significant experience with your partners. The role of our advisors is to make possible conversations that may not naturally occur, and to engender understandings on topics that may be challenging to broker in everyday settings, such as managing differences in vision, sensibilities, or decision-making. This combination of structured activity, team-building, and recreation can generate the needed balance to enhance group cohesion, and make the retreat a rewarding and productive experience.
Behind every successful executive team is a group of trusted advisors. JSA Advising works with members of the advising ranks—from financial advisors, to trustees, to administrators and support staff— to develop the requisite skills to perform optimally, and in a manner consistent with the vision and values of the larger operation. An emphasis is placed on expanding core knowledge and skills, internal and client-facing communication techniques, navigating difficult conversations and meetings, and aligning daily operations with the larger mission of the organization.
Deliberate facilitation can be an effective way to reduce conflict in businesses by creating more stable communication processes and enhancing understanding and empathy between parties. JSA Advising is experienced in facilitating meetings for business groups in conflict, and has successfully mediated conflicts in organizations of all sizes, from small, family-run businesses to multinational, Fortune-50 corporations.
Team building can strengthen trust, improve communication, reduce conflict, and organically develop leadership roles in key personnel. JSA Advising develops customized team building initiatives that utilize proven sport psychology concepts (the very concepts we have used with professional and collegiate athletic teams) to enhance group chemistry and performance.
Like any group, each family has its own idiosyncrasies and internal chemistry. Yet unlike any group, family dynamics form over nearly all stages of lifespan development, and are both helped and hurt by their intimacy, their complicated histories, and their underlying expectations of love, loyalty, and security. Our advisors respect the importance of these relationships, and the sensitivity individuals can feel when addressing problems within their family dynamic. For these reasons, we have developed assessment models based on communication and facilitated group feedback designed to engender closeness and enrich harmony within and between generations.
JSA Advising works with both individuals and families to develop processes for personal and professional development. Through a combination of interviews, assessment instruments, and values-based exercises, our advisors will help you develop customized benchmarks for success in the short, intermediate, and long term, and chart a practical, step-by-step path for reaching them.
There’s no more powerful a way to demonstrate your family is a priority than to spend time with them. JSA Advising can enhance this time by marshalling facilitated discussions on issues important to you, your family, and your legacy. Choosing a location that is fun and inviting can increase joy among all family members, and make the retreat as memorable as it is meaningful. Balancing hours of good family discussion and group activities with periods of rest and recreation makes for a rewarding experience that leads to a thriving family dynamic and legacy.
Establishing a shared set of values and a common vision for your family can create a legacy that lasts for generations. JSA Advising helps families work together to identify what is most important to them, and how to impart those values to future generations through family branding, legacy videos, philanthropic endeavors, and more.
Next Generation Coaching
The overarching goal of any family is to ensure the health and happiness of the next generation. JSA Advising specializes in working with next generation family members to help them realize their family’s legacy and maximize their own unique potential. Our advisors take into account the age and development level of the next generation and, through our specialized Next Generation Roundtable Course, create a customized plan to help them find their own individual identity, embrace their position within the family, and enhance their overall quality of life.
If you are in a family experiencing difficulty or conflict, the problem is often not the conflict itself, it is an inability to successfully resolve the conflict constructively and compassionately. Avoiding, blaming, and triangulating is seldom a sustainable answer. The good news is that there is hope. Poor communication and conflict often go hand in hand, and JSA Advising is experienced in facilitating meetings for families and groups that have difficulty communicating in contested environments. Drawing from decades of experience working with families and small groups of all kinds, our advisors will provide a process and solutions that can enhance family harmony, foster understandings, and resolve conflicts in a manner which is both constructive and respectful to the needs and sensitivities of all parties.