Built on the foundation of Gratitude, Resilience, Integrity and Transformation and further inspired by "The Serving Leader" (Ken Jennings & John Stahl-Wert) and the work of Simon Sinek, among many other thought leaders, the coaching framework of G.R.I.T. came to life to co-create your own dream team. The ICF defines coaching as partnering in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires maximized personal and professional potential.
"The Serving Leader" notes three high-level lessons and challenges leaders must face and ultimately "to be alive is to learn and grow":
(1) Change always starts with the heart
(2) Our response to failure is key
(3) Work and life must integrate
Our G.R.I.T. Dream Team peer groups, provide a structured framework for leadership development that is simply summarized in our six-word story (think Ernest Hemingway): Curious challenge, empowering humans, purposeful transformation.
G.R.I.T. Dream Teams align with the principles of "The Serving Leader" and involve showing up as real, fully embraced humans. When leaders upend the traditional hierarchical pyramid by putting others first, bring their whole complete selves, expose vulnerability and are in an undivided state of integrity, engage from a place of gratitude, and value resilience and expanding capacity, professional and personal transformation becomes possible.