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The Ensign Method:
Selected programs, workshops, and courses developed and taught by Dr. Ensign

Executive Education and Entrepreneurial Programs
 

  • Bowling Pin Strategies

  • Business Model Canvas workshop

  • Business Skills for Health and Wellness Entrepreneurs

  • CEO Transition Program

  • The Coach as Scientist

  • Emotional Intelligence 360-degree Executive Assessment

  • Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development

  • Entrepreneurial Avatars Deciphered

  • Entrepreneur's Journey

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Entrepreneurial Touchstones

  • Essential Financial Concepts for Entrepreneurs

  • Expatriate Transition Program

  • Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurial Firms

  • Facilitation Skills

  • Growing Your Business with the Gate Method

  • Intercultural Sensitivity & Country Specific Training

  • Intersection of Leadership and Wellbeing

  • Meeting Effectiveness and Virtual Meeting Effectiveness

  • Organizational Vision, Mission, Values and Culture

  • Organizational Culture Onboarding Program for Professional Employees

  • Selecting Board Members and Managing Your Board

  • Strategic Planning for Start-up Organizations

  • Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

  • Translating Strategic Plans to Operating Plans and Metrics

  • The E-Myth: Working ON Your Business is Not the Same as Working IN Your Business

  • Understanding Equity Structure and Funding Options in Entrepreneurial Ventures

  • Understanding Legal Entities

 

Custom Multi-day Workshops & Retreats

General topics:

  • Board of Directors – C-Suite Effectiveness

  • Change and/or Growth Initiatives

  • Country-specific Intensives (market expansion, expatriate prep, etc.)

  • Cultural Competence and Inclusive Leadership

  • Exit Transitions (acquisition, divestiture, IPO, bankruptcy, etc.)

  • Global / Multicultural Leadership Team Effectiveness

  • Leadership Development (available for all organizational levels)

  • New Venture Kick-off

  • Resolving Conflict

  • Restructuring

  • Self-directed Leadership Team Effectiveness

  • Strategic Planning

  • Talent Management, Succession Planning, Employee Performance Evaluations

  • Virtual Leadership Team Effectiveness

  • Vision, Mission, Values, Culture Workshops

 

Examples of Specific Workshops:

  • emagineGreen, LLC – Environmental Education Workshop for Sustainable Living

  • Train-the-trainer materials for emagineGreen environmental education coaches

  • Global Leadership 5-day workshop*

  • Global Leadership Train-the-trainer program*

  • Total Quality Six Sigma workshop module

  • Total Quality for Speed*

  • Total Quality Voice of the Customer*

*Co-authored with Honeywell Total Quality Leadership Department

 

Personal Development and Wellbeing

  • Coaching for Optimal Wellbeing

  • Do What You Are – Career Transition Program

  • Intersection of Leadership and Wellbeing

  • Navigating Personal Change Coaching Program

  • Pranayama and Breath Coaching

  • Private Yoga sessions

  • Raising Personal Awareness Coaching Program

  • Study Abroad or Expatriate Coaching Program (pre-departure, in-country, post-trip reflection, and integration)

  • Three Steps to Raise Emotional and Social Intelligence: Autopsy, Practice, Mastery

  • Transition to Transformation Coaching Program

  • Wellbeing for Entrepreneurs

 

Assessments & Debrief Workshops

  • Character Strengths: Values in Action Inventory

  • Gallup Strengths Finder

  • Myers Briggs Executive Debrief

  • Myers Briggs Debrief for Leaders

  • Myers Briggs Team Debrief

  • Myers Briggs and Stress Responses

  • Myers Briggs Debrief for Career Transition

 

 

Selected Course Materials
 

  • Arrogance v. Confidence

  • Assessing Bench Strength & Succession Planning: Performance and Potential

  • Career Derailers

  • Change Management & Leading Change

  • Coach as Scientist

  • Completing Your Doctoral Research

  • Cultural Intelligence, Intercultural Sensitivity & Global Citizenry

  • Decision Making for Leaders

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Leadership

  • Emotional & Social Intelligence

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Empathy, Sympathy, Apathy

  • Ethics in Leadership

  • Experiential learning (several tested activities for a variety of topics)

  • Feedforward: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Employee Evaluation Programs

  • Financial Modeling

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Overview

  • Formula for Difficult Conversations

  • Getting Along with Your Boss (for each Myers Briggs Type)

  • Giving Feedback

  • Global Leadership

  • Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

  • Human Resources Management

  • Internship Preparation & Placement

  • Independent Research (customized coaching for students, faculty, and industry professionals conducting research)

  • Independent Study (customized independent study courses drawing on my coaching and mentoring skills)

  • Leadership and Level of Involvement

  • Leadership Strategies Using the Change Curve

  • Management Theory and Practice

  • Managing Up

  • Master Facilitator Tools for Effective Meetings

  • Models of Leadership

  • Neuroscience of Change

  • New Ventures

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Organizational Culture

  • Organizational Development

  • Organizational Management

  • Performance & Accountability

  • Personal and Organizational Values

  • The Post-GPA World: Transitioning to the Workplace

  • Research Methods

  • Response Styles

  • Service Leadership

  • Sources of Power

  • Stages of Team Evolution

  • Strategic Communication: Verbal, Nonverbal and Written

  • The Myth of the Start (first 90 days on the job)

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