Disrupt to Connect TM
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When you engage Gratus Connecting, you gain a thinking-partner for Insight, Innovation and Impact. Experience breakthrough ideas, shifts in your perspective, identify solutions to the impossible, and create lasting impact for yourself, your organization and your community.
What is insight, innovation and impact worth to you?
Do you strive for infinite returns with strong organizational leadership?
Do you want to elevate your ability to lead, serve and inspire others into action?
Do you want more time and energy back to live a fully integrated life?
Do you lead a younger company (approx. < 10 yrs.) growing exponentially through innovation?
Do you learn by doing and aspire to create an empowered culture?
We provide organizational leadership development, collaborative facilitation (G.R.I.T. Dream Teams), and creative strategic value-building and visioning for humans-first leaders running fast-paced companies
Gratus Connecting is fueled by G.R.I.T. (Gratitude, Resilience, Integrity, Transformation) and is committed to making extraordinary shift happen. We focus on maximizing leaders through unapologetic authenticity and challenging the stagnant status quo. We strive for individual and organizational awareness, alignment and action, and believe that when we connect, live and lead with G.R.I.T., the result is humans-first innovation.
"The secret to having it all is knowing you already do."
A message from Kiana Laurin...
After over a decade in corporate consulting, observing and serving guarded leaders and employees who simply wanted to feel engaged, safe, and challenged, I knew I needed to expand my reach beyond the civil engineering industry. I wanted to know what happens when we focus on the strengths of humans to stimulate personal and group excellence outside of one area, and seek to transform something strong into something resilient - starting with leaders serving and building People-and-Purpose-First organizations. I am intrigued by the unique qualities of individuals and love observing the magic created when people feel heard and seen with empathy and compassion. My vision is to create a brave, safe container for diverse C-level leaders to generate power (through courage and a willingness to own opportunities to push forward a paradigm shift from profit-centric to human-centric organizations, beginning with a microcosm of internal disruption and challenge, ultimately creating a "whole" that is greater than the sum of its parts.
What sets my soul on fire? Connecting, challenging, and serving innovative, driven leaders who want extraordinary shifts in their lives, organizations, and communities. I believe we all possess the superpower of choice, and anything is possible.
I follow my excitement relentlessly and want to know what exCITEs (Challenges, Inspires, Teaches, and Empowers) you!
In it's simplest form, G.R.I.T. is what happens when passion meets perseverance. It is what lights our souls on fire.
It is the drive that keeps us moving; to fail and fall forward, get back up and strive for extraordinary returns,
from the inside out.
At Gratus Connecting, G.R.I.T. also translates into four core serving principles.
“There are three constants in life – change, choice and principles.” Stephen Covey
Gratitude: Finding and appreciating the gift in every experience, even when it seems impossible.
Resilience: Choosing how we respond and recover from failure with agility; adapt with positivity.
Integrity: Speaking and practicing our values, in a whole, undivided, and integrated state.
Transformation: Experiencing recurring game-changing shifts in perspective resulting in rapid growth.
G.R.I.T., Huamns-First focused decisions, and a promise to shift the paradigms that hold us back will align with futuristic C-level leaders serving today and tomorrow's organizations. Still curious about G.R.I.T.? Listen in on The Growth Space Podcast to hear Kiana's story and the WHY behind G.R.I.T.
When leaders demonstrate a willingness to grow, and embrace courage and vulnerability in the face of fear and uncertainty, these traits are modeled and empower future leaders to follow.
If you see opportunities in challenge, want to level-up your leadership, shift your perspectives to experience greater success, and understand servant leadership, Gratus Connecting will align with you. Together we connect to creatively work through challenges and opportunities, build and sustain human-centered companies, accelerate personal and professional growth, hone leadership super-powers, and improve all human interactions and connection.
“To be gritty is to resist complacency.”