All of our Align Coach Partners (and their coaching clients) have access to the Align Academy. As a coach, you can use these resources to help everyone understand the “why” behind the good business habits that Align supports and to make it easier to plan, communicate, implement and execute those habits with your coaching clients.
The Align Academy resources, include:
Downloadable PDFs and checklists
Responses to common objections
Tips and tricks
Best practices and other documentation/information
Learn how coaches use Align to guide their clients.
Transport yourself, hide a messy room, brainstorm or celebrate with your team using virtual backgrounds for your video conference calls, meetings or huddles. Download 50+ backgrounds for every occasion.
32 question survey organized around the 4 Decisions framework – People, Strategy, Execution, & Cash – of the Scaling Up business methodology. Assess the current state of your business and find areas where you can focus for improvements.
Staying Aligned in Slack: Utilizing Align’s New Integration with Slack
In the current situation, many of you are adjusting to your new work-from-home schedules, experimenting with new workflows and getting comfortable with new software tools to keep your team communication smooth. To help with these adjustments to your workday, we’re releasing an integration with the cornerstone of many remote teams’ communication: Slack. Align Product Manager Joey Muething demos features and answer any of your questions.
Communicate What Matters pt. 2: Improving Productivity with Huddle Communication Rhythm
Align Advisor Emmy German walks you through best practices for starting and maintaining huddles to improve communication, accountability, and transparency in your organization. For more information, schedule a conversation with Emmy.
Communicate What Matters: Improving Execution with Priority Tracking in Align
Align Advisor Emmy German covers: What types of goals should my team be tracking in Align? How do these goals differ from their regular job functions? & How does Align differ from a project management system? For more information, schedule a conversation with Emmy.
Align Your Team: How to Improve Visibility and Transparency with Our New Features
Align Advisor and resident planning guru Emmy German covers new expanded features in Align that provide greater flexibility for organizations with multiple locations or divisions. To learn more, schedule a conversation with Emmy.
Align 2019 Product Vision
Our CEO Doug Walner and Product Manager Joey Muething shared our planned product releases for the upcoming year. We also summarized this webinar in a series of blog posts focusing on:
“Sales Reinvigorated: Extending Your Strategic Plan to the Customer Journey” with Rich Scott
Tue. Aug 25th @ 10 AM CDT
As your business works to adapt to the “new normal”, your sales strategy must transform to meet changing customer needs. Coach Rich Scott joined our August webinar to share how connecting your customer journey to your strategic plan can power sales in an uncertain time.
“How Leaders Can Unlock Digital Transformation, Remain Relevant and Avoid Disruption” with KK Diaz
Wed. July 22nd @ 10 AM CDT
For Align’s July webinar, we heard from author and strategy coach KK Diaz of South Africa. KK brings expertise in helping leaders gain a competitive advantage through digital transformation. For organizations looking to not just survive but thrive during COVID, these efforts are critical.
“A Leader’s Guide to Building a High-Performing Culture of Accountability in Today’s New World” with Hayley Erner
Wed. June 24th @ 10 AM CDT
For Align’s June webinar, we’re joined by UK Scaling Up Coach Hayley Erner. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Hayley has helped companies adapt their strategy and their cultures for the “new normal”. She’ll discuss best practices for building a culture where teams feel accountable and passionate.
“Conducting Successful Strategic Planning with Your Virtual Team” with Andy Clayton
Tue. May 19th @ 10 AM CDT
Lead Petra Europe Coach and strategic planning expert Andy Clayton discussed keys to a successful remote strategic planning session. Andy has helped numerous organizations adapt strategy to remote conditions and shared best practices for effective goal setting during disruption.
“The 5 Big Moves to Take You From Surviving a Crisis to Thriving” with Bill Gallagher
Tue. April 21st @ 11 AM CDT
Serial entrepreneur, Business Coach/Founder at ScalingCoach.com, and host of Scaling Up Business Podcast Bill Gallagher joined Align during this time of disruption to talk overlooked strategies for adapting to the changing landscape. Having successfully led and coached businesses through past crises like the Dot-Com bust and 2008 financial crisis, Bill brings a unique perspective on adapting business plans during disruption and executing successful pivots.
“Navigating US Federal Small Business Loan Assistance” with Sandy Cohen
Wed. April 8th @ 11 AM CDT
Alexander “Sandy” Cohen, CPA brings a lifetime of experience at the intersection of accounting, finance, and business to a special webinar focused on applying for Federal Small Business Loan assistance. He will discuss:
– The Economic Injury Disaster Loan application (available now at https://covid19relief.sba.gov/)
– The Paycheck Protection Program
– Other resources and best-practices for financially navigating the current crisis.
“The Missing Strategic Conversations: Accelerating Your Business Flywheel Through Productive Conflict” with Dr. Craig Overmyer
Wed. March 25th, 2020
For our March Coach webinar, Dr. Craig Overmyer, shared insights from his Amazon bestseller Accelerate Thru Conflict. He discusses how to maximize how your team makes strategic decisions through productive conflict. Dr. Overmyer offered ideas about how to leverage the Fly Wheel concept by Jim Collins for more impactful One Page Strategic Plans.
“Recession Resilience Planning for Your Business” with Erik Frank
Fri. March 20th
Business coach Erik Frank covered effective team communication through COVID-19 Crisis, contingency planning for challenging scenarios, cash conservation strategies, and how to identify and capture new opportunities that emerge.
“SPARKLE: Seven Proven Steps for Creating a More Valuable Company” with Richard Manders
Tues. February 4th
For our February Coach webinar, Richard will share his SPARKLE strategy containing relevant best practices to build a company that is sustainable, valuable and attractive to outside investors. Numerous businesses have successfully used this model in their businesses, and Richard has shared similar presentations for the Strategies for Maximizing Your Exit program at Harvard Business School.
Author, business strategist, and CEO KK Diaz joins the Daily Dose to explain why aligning every person in your business is critical for growth and stability. KK emphasizes the importance of identifying your organizational purpose [...]
Today Align is joined by Petra Coach Ryan Markel to discuss how how his different clients have pivoted and responded to the COVID-19 disruption. The key to the succesful pivot, says Ryan, is in the [...]
Tuesday's Daily Dose of advice features Hayley Erner, the first Scaling Up certified coach in the U.K. Hayley dives into how teams should try to maintain a healthy workplace culture amidst a post-COVID environment. A [...]
Founder of Busch Global Consulting, JD Busch, joins today's Daily Dose of advice to give business leaders tips on how to execute a rebound after the COVID-19 disruption. An expert in the franchise space, JD [...]
Founders of LaunchPad, Anne Driscoll and Chris Schultz join the Daily Dose of advice to detail their response to the COVID-19 disruption and how businesses should make decisions during this time. Having built a string [...]
Scaling Up and Petra Coach Mark Comiso joins today's Daily Dose to discuss how businesses have been balancing scaling up and pivoting during the COVID-19 crisis. When preparing for the weeks ahead, your business needs [...]