ABC stands for ‘AboutBeingConnected™’. Our coaching, consulting and targeted training services are customized for the specific needs of executives and entrepreneurs.
AboutBeingConnected™ helps leaders of medium-sized corporations and family-owned businesses based in Western Canada. Our services are specifically designed for those who want to:
- Build stronger ‘connection’ in team / organization
- Improve profitability
- Increase productivity
- Reduce conflict
AboutBeingConnected™ achieves this by reducing feelings of disconnection and disengagement within the team and minimizing organizational friction.
By focusing upon ‘Rapport, Relationships and Results’ AboutBeingConnected™ helps its clients increase self-awareness, interpersonal empathy and collaboration among team members.
There are four main areas in which AboutBeingConnected™ support clients to make positive change within their personnel, teams and organization. They are:
- Understanding Self
- Getting Others
- Bridging Differences
- Connecting Cultures
Taking a systemic approach to how people are working within themselves as well as with others, AboutBeingConnected™ guides clients toward a whole-solution. This saves the unnecessary (but common) waste of resources by solving part of the problem, only to have it resurface in a different form somewhere else in your team / organization.
In Summary: AboutBeingConnected™ provides customized team productivity solutions that solve specific challenges. Unlike one-size-fits-all team development programs, at AboutBeingConnected™, we address your organization’s specific situation, by starting at the individual level and then connect that to your unique culture – “how you do things around there”.
Dr. Dan McKinnon Ph.D. — (Education) is an organizational development consultant to family business owners, entrepreneurs, business leaders and executives. Using science-based questionnaires and customized interventions he helps his clients improve their self-awareness, skill-sets and relationships. This creates conditions whereby their organizational and personal lives become more pleasurable, engaging, meaningful and effective.
Dan holds an undergrad in psychology (BA – Psychology) and masters in counselling (MA – Counselling). He provides his clients with counselling/coaching that focuses on helping them: overcome conflict, improve communication, create a meaningful life, engage in mindfulness-based stress reduction practices and discover their inner natures. He uses the theories and techniques of solution-oriented counselling and positive psychology as a means of teaching his clients how they can improve their relationships and enhance their everyday work/life satisfaction.
Dan is a successful life-time entrepreneur who has co-founded and managed twelve companies in six industries during the past 40 years. Drawing upon his lifetime of creating and operating entrepreneurial ventures and family businesses he can coach and teach others on how to become effective and successful entrepreneurs/leaders. Dan has acquired specialized skills in leadership development, relationship repair and restoration, creative problem-solving, marketing and sales, organizational development, creating connected corporate cultures, strategic planning and corporate visioning.