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Adopting better business habits starts with equipping your team with the tools and knowledge sources they need. Learn some of the best practices we’ve gathered from working with thousands of businesses and some of the most successful business coaches.  We also periodically share more about upcoming product feature releases.

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Upcoming Webinars:

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Past Product Webinars:

Staying Aligned in Slack: Utilizing Align’s New Integration with Slack

Thurs. April 16th @ 10 AM CDT

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”

October 22nd & October 23rd, 2019

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:

 

Past Coach Webinars:

“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.

“New Year, New Habits: Elevating Your Strategic Execution in 2020” with Chuck Kocher

Wed. January 15th

Chuck shared the Execution Best Practices from his high achieving clients that have built sustainable/highly profitable Scale-Ups over the past 18 years. He shared insights and best practices on how to both master your current execution in 2020 and how to build in Strategic Rhythms that will ensure your company scales sustainable enabling you to achieve your long-range BHAG!

“Keeping Score: Improving Performance and Powering Strategic Execution with Data” with Neale Lewis

Wed. December 11th

Neale Lewis, Business Coach and CEO, will discuss choosing targets for company performance, and why creating visibility into the company’s critical numbers, the leading indicators of your business, can create alignment and power execution.

 

“How to Conduct a Successful Strategic Planning Session “

Tue. November 12th @ 10 AM CDT

Jennifer Faught, strategy coach at Petra Coach, shared best practices for conducting a focused, energized, and effective strategic planning session that can drive your team forward with quarterly, annual, and long-term goals.

“Defining your Big Hairy Audacious Goal”  with Glen Dall, CEO of Apex North Coaching

October 2, 2019

For our October Coach webinar, Glen Dall will discuss how to create the ultimate “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” that will inspire and motivate you and your team to reach for your own North Star by providing tools and case studies from his career and clients.

“How To Pick A ‘Smart’ Quarterly Priority” with Herb Cogliano

August 22, 2019

For Align’s August webinar, Coach Herb Cogliano, Managing Partner at Aspire Growth Advisors, breaks down how to select, write, and execute on a top quarterly priority to drive your company’s strategic plans forward.

 

 

Recent Podcasts:

Align VP Eugene Terk on “The Scaling Up Business Podcast”

Eugene joins Scaling Up Podcast Host and coach Bill Gallagher to talk about great customer experiences and the best investments of the decade. The podcast can also be streamed on iTunes, Stitcher, or play.fm.

Align CEO Doug Walner on “Out to Lunch Business Podcast”

CEO Doug Walner joins WWNO’s Out to Lunch discusses the difference between working “in your business” and “on you business”, a distinction that matters if you want to grow. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

 

Align CEO Doug Walner on “The Scaling Up Business Podcast”

Doug joins Scaling Up Podcast Host and coach Bill Gallagher to talk good business habits. The podcast can also be streamed on iTunes, Stitcher, or play.fm.

Align VP Eugene Terk on “Scaling Up Services Podcast”

Eugene talks best practices for scaling businesses on the Scaling Up Services Podcast hosted by Coach Bruce Eckfeldt.  The podcast can also be streamed on iTunes, or Stitcher, or play.fm.

Align VP Eugene Terk on “WordPress Elevation Podcast”

Eugene discusses growth with Troy Dean, founder of WP Elevation. They talk common struggles businesses face as they grow and best practices to avoid pitfalls while scaling. Listen here.

Align VP Eugene Terk on “The Cabinet Maker Profit System Podcast”

Eugene sits down with Business Coach Dominic Rubino on The Cabinet Maker Profit System Podcast to talk scaling a business. The podcast contains lessons for businesses in any industry, woodworking or not.  Listen here.


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