Overview: How are you perceived by those you work with, internally and externally? Are you considered a technical expert? Probably. How about as a strategic partner? Are you someone who is invited into meetings with higher levels and included in strategic sessions, even out of your department? Could your team and cross-functional interactions be more collaborative and productive?
"Consulting Skills - How to Become a Trusted Advisor" is a unique program designed to help engineers elevate the perceptions that others hold of them beyond technical experts and into the realm of "trusted advisors." The skills taught in this class will tremendously impact your productivity and career development. As an added bonus, if you interact with clients you will find that all techniques are applicable to external communications as well.
Real Eye-opener to personal behavior! Yahoo, Inc., Service Engineer
One of the most useful trainings I've had! Plantronics, Sr. Financial Anlyst
JIM KENNEDY is one of the most respected training and development experts in the bay area. His extensive background includes success in sales and management positions in three industries. Jim was Training Director for World Savings before forming his own business in 1987. For the last 14 years, Jim has helped his clients solve business problems with his combined expertise in training and organizational development. He has authored numerous training programs and customized organizational development interventions. Jim is also a top-level facilitator/trainer on topics including: Team Building, Consultative Selling Strategies, Interviewing Skills, and Leadership Skills.
Jim has a BA in Behavioral Sciences from UC Berkeley and a MA in Organizational Development from University of San Francisco.
ED LEVINE has been a training consultant since 1991. Previous to that, he was a sales and branch manager for a national computer distributorship. He went on to found a start-up company selling Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems to engineers in the Bay Area. Ed negotiated the sale of his business to a multi-national competitor after years of exponential growth. The training and consulting side of his CAD business were what Ed always enjoyed most. As a result, Ed has been involved in the training and consulting field ever since.