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Dave Hasenbalg - President

Dave Hasenbalg

Dave is an accomplished consultant with more than 20 years experience in leadership, operations management, process improvement, and executive coaching. David has spent his career helping organizations develop new patterns of behavior, implement responsible collaboration, create high-performing teams, and adopt effective communication to establish dynamic, engaging cultures that dramatically improve the bottom-line.

He holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a certification from the Accreditation Program for the Organizational Culture Inventory and Organizational Effectiveness Inventory ® by Human Synergistics. Dave is also an ACC Accredited Coach, a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a former U.S. Army officer.


Newell Eaton - Senior Coach

Newell EatonNewell Eaton partners with leaders to develop innovative organizations committed to creating a healthier world. Since 2004 he has served as a leadership coach, facilitator and trainer with several hundred senior-level leaders.

Newell is a frequent workshop facilitator at creativity and change leadership conferences around the world and has taught leadership courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and St Rose College. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the social sciences. A certified master NLP coach he now continues his exploration in advanced leadership coaching through The Institute for Generative Leadership. Newell coaches top level leaders to develop and achieve high impact professional and personal commitments in the context of the daily realities of their organizational life.  His approach might be thought of as co-creating and putting into practice a living, breathing strategic plan for one. He assists leaders to develop the mindset, skillset and toolset they needed to become a successful leader in their unique situation.


Croft Edwards - Senior Coach

Croft EdwardsCroft Edwards, MCC, leadership coach and speaker, is a thought leader in the field of leadership and organizational change. He is the President of CROFT + Company, a global leadership and organizational change firm with clients spanning the spectrum from oil companies and manufacturing firms, to government entities and non-profits, to small businesses and start-ups. His speciality is the study of LeadershipFlow, the melding of the emerging study of Flow with the field of Ontological Coaching which looks at how leaders show up in their use of language, moods and emotions and the body. Croft is also a retired Army officer with a decorated career as a command and staff officer in the United States Army, both active and reserve.

Croft is a sought-after keynote speaker, bringing his varied background in academics - history, business and finance - and his avid interest in the human psyche, to the topics of leadership, potential, and peak performance.


Richard Hews - Senior Coach

Richard HewsRichard Hews is an Organizational Leadership and Change Coach whose passion is to help leaders realize their organization’s visions in ways that both inspire and develop employees. As founder of Pathways of Growth and a founding partner of Triscendance, Richard develops assessment tools and workshops designed to help leaders open and guide the conversations of trust that are at the heart of every successful endeavor. He also regularly partners with other coaches and consultants on projects – for example leadership development workshops. Richard’s promise is to support you in developing the tools and practices of healthy organizational self-sufficiency and he welcomes the opportunity to explore how to achieve this in your organization.

Richard is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.  He is an ontological coach certified by the Newfield Network, and a certified somatic coach from the Strozzi Institute.  Richard is certified in the practices of Organizational Execution and Generative Leadership in the Coaching Excellence in Organizations program offered jointly by the Institute of Generative Leadership and Newfield Network.  He holds a Masters degree in Statistics.


Tess Horan - Senior Coach

Tess HoranTess Horan is an experienced Professional Coach and Leadership Development Consultant specializing in enhancing the professional growth and leadership skills of executives, managers and teams. Her key areas of expertise include generating collaborative cultures built on trust and increased employee engagement, increasing embodied leadership skills, implementing effective communication systems and improving overall professional relationships. Tess is the Founder of Gateway Coaching, a Professional Coaching and Leadership Development Company, having clients as varied from Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Insurance, to community-based non-profit organizations. Prior to starting Gateway Coaching, she wore many professional hats including Corporate Manager, Small Business Leader, Certified Public Accountant, Consultant and Trainer. She has worked in PricewaterhouseCooper’s consulting practice, a prominent Boston-based real estate advisory firm and a private capital management firm.

Her coaching training includes successful completion of two internationally recognized coach training programs; Coach University (2001) and the Newfield Network (2008). She currently participates in Newfield Network and Generative leadership Institute’s Coaching Excellence in Organizations program. Tess is a coach in the TED Fellows program.


Laura McCafferty - Senior Coach

Laura McCaffertyLaura McCafferty the Principal of Inspired Coaching & Development and is a certified ontological coach, workshop leader and facilitator. Laura represents a new kind of leader that links action, value, meaning, and healthy spaces for human interaction. She cares deeply about contributing to and cultivating significant growth in others in leadership, team, community, and professional roles to address the current challenges that our world is calling for.

Laura is certified by the Newfield Network and is an associate with Big Change Inc., The Secretan Centre, Renee Freedman & Company and J. Forster & Associates. Laura has her certificate in Coaching Happiness and Harvard’s Immunity to Change and holds the Professional Certified Coach designation granted by the International Coach Federation as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba.


 Stephanie Rosol - Senior Coach

Stephanie RosolStephanie Rosol works with leaders and teams to improve performance, enhance communication, and increase satisfaction in both professional and personal domains.  As an executive coach and leadership consultant, she brings 25 years as a Senior Executive and Non-Profit Leader - perspectives from the front line to the board room, inside and outside of business - to listen and support organizational leaders as they navigate the choices in their lives.

Stephanie was recognized as one of Southern Nevada’s best and brightest professionals at Vegas Inc’s 10th annual 40 under 40 event.  She’s earned coaching certifications from the Newfield Network and The Institute for Generative Leadership.  She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.  She serves as a coach on the SupporTED Coaching Team for TED Fellows and for the Institute for Generative Leadership.


Marc Smith Sacks - Senior Coach

Marc Smith SacsMarc specializes in facilitating lasting positive changes and solution-oriented growth strategies for leaders, teams and organizations in transition situations. He delivers 7+ leadership development programs per year, including executive coaching, facilitation, experiential corporate training, team building, and strategic planning off sites for 30+ professionals per month. Marc’s clients rapidly move from acceptable to exceptional performance. Leaders working with Marc have been known to shift their thinking, and commit to new levels of practice in a matter of hours. They sustain these changes, embedding them into their routines within weeks.

Marc holds a MA with specialization in Leadership and OD (Regis University), is a peer-reviewed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and a Coaching Excellence in Organizations and Body & Movement practitioner.


Dave Hasenbalg

Dave is an accomplished consultant with more than 20 years experience in leadership, operations management, process improvement, and executive coaching. David has spent his career helping organizations develop new patterns of behavior, implement responsible collaboration, create high-performing teams, and adopt effective communication to establish dynamic, engaging cultures that dramatically improve the bottom-line.

He holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a certification from the Accreditation Program for the Organizational Culture Inventory and Organizational Effectiveness Inventory ® by Human Synergistics. Dave is also an ACC Accredited Coach, a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a former U.S. Army officer.

Stephanie RosolStephanie Rosol works with leaders and teams to improve performance, enhance communication, and increase satisfaction in both professional and personal domains.  As an executive coach and leadership consultant, she brings 25 years as a Senior Executive and Non-Profit Leader - perspectives from the front line to the board room, inside and outside of business - to listen and support organizational leaders as they navigate the choices in their lives.

Stephanie was recognized as one of Southern Nevada’s best and brightest professionals at Vegas Inc’s 10th annual 40 under 40 event.  She’s earned coaching certifications from the Newfield Network and The Institute for Generative Leadership.  She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.  She serves as a coach on the SupporTED Coaching Team for TED Fellows and for the Institute for Generative Leadership.

Croft EdwardsCroft Edwards, MCC, leadership coach and speaker, is a thought leader in the field of leadership and organizational change. He is the President of CROFT + Company, a global leadership and organizational change firm with clients spanning the spectrum from oil companies and manufacturing firms, to government entities and non-profits, to small businesses and start-ups. His speciality is the study of LeadershipFlow, the melding of the emerging study of Flow with the field of Ontological Coaching which looks at how leaders show up in their use of language, moods and emotions and the body. Croft is also a retired Army officer with a decorated career as a command and staff officer in the United States Army, both active and reserve.

Croft is a sought-after keynote speaker, bringing his varied background in academics - history, business and finance - and his avid interest in the human psyche, to the topics of leadership, potential, and peak performance.

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Noteworthy Calendar of Events

April 10, 2015 - Webinar

10 am Eastern / 7 am Pacific

Getting Started with Social Media for Non-Social Media Junkies

As Social Media and its impact has exploded, professional must capitalize on the opportunities that these tools present. This is particularly true for those in professional service industries.

In this informational webinar you will learn how to get the most out of two of the most popular platforms: Twitter and LinkedIn. We will explore best practices for growing your followers and how to use this as a lead generation tool for your business.

The cost of this webinar is $25. Click here to Register.

 


 

April 23, 2015 - Hartford, CT

Introduction to the Collaborative Culture and the Roadblocks to Creating One

Join us for this foundational leadership workshop in which participants learn:

  • What it takes to build a collaborative that culture in your organization.
  • To recognize the key impediments to building a collaborative culture.
  • To understand their own behavioral style and the behavioral style of those with whom they are working.
  • How to adapt with EQ

Click here for more information and to register

 

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Coaching Testimonials

 


 

"Personally, it was one of the best training sessions I have had in the workplace. I have learned a lot, about myself and others. This will help in any position I will assume. In addition to be really helpful and informative, Dave made the training so fun. I would recommend the training to everyone!"

-Nancy R.

 


 

“I have been through similar type training including Myers Briggs as well as others and what I really liked was the versatility section. I think it took the training to a practical level that other training misses and emphasized an important element of effective communication.”

-Jen H.

 


 

"Having taken similar classes and my personal interest to improve communications in & out of work, I like the additional tools it provides to assist one with increased communications and success. I'd highly recommend everyone takes it (should be a standard high school/college course) as well as a refresher every few years!"

-Steve F.

 


 

"Very useful information that can be applied immediately."

– Anonymous Participant

 


 

"I found the class enjoyable and was a bit surprised to learn that there is a significant difference between my self-perception and others' perception of me in the work environment. I found that, upon some introspection, the explanations of Social Style make sense to me and, therefore, can guide behavioral change. Also, I like the concept of behavioral 'versatility' as it was introduced and explained by Dave. Overall, the seminar was beneficial."

-Mike M.

 


 

“Overall thumbs up with the training.”

-Andy L.

 


 

"All my staff that attended had excellent feedback specific to the material, how they will incorporate it in day to day and all were unanimous in what a great job Dave did as instructor."

-Carin S.

 


 

“Dave was great, the best trainer I have ever had for these types of classes.”

-Chris R.

 


 

"You did a great job ... with a crowd that was prepared not to enjoy themselves. Everyone with whom I have spoken considers [the workshop] to be time well spent."

-Ken L.

 


 

"My team got a lot out of it."

- Dennis M.

 


 

"Dave did an excellent job. ... I'm finding it easier to recognize others' styles and adapt to them."

-Ed B.

 


 

“Fun! Thanks.”

– Anonymous Participant

 


 

"If you want to begin to better understand yourself and grow in a leadership role, this is the seminar for you. Though provoking, stimulating, and very applicable on a daily basis."

- Dean of Faculty

 


 

"Gaining a better sense of one's management style and the need to understand how it needs to be adapted to other members of your team was very beneficial to me."

- CFO

 


 

"The Leadership Excellence Program gave me a new perspective about how I approach my role and the affect I can have on others. Workshops provided a base knowledge on the fundamentals of leadership and communication. Coaching sessions gave me personal insight on how to apply the skills taught."

- Director of Human Resources

 


 

"It made me more aware of myself as a leader and how I act and am perceived by others. It has given me the tools on how to manage individuals with different Social Styles."

- Controller

 


 

"The thought that there are different ways to deal with different people was never considered until now. You see the power of good leaders first-hand but never consider it's the approach to a conversation that drives that power."

- Director of Physical Plant

 


 

"The workshop was excellent. I learned a lot about myself and the tools that I need going forward that will make me successful."

- Director of Human Resources

 

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About Us

leadership_drawing, public speaking, operational improvements, leadership workshops, customized solutions, east granby, ctLeadership is a passion to me. This is true for several reasons. No matter what organization you are in or in what industry you work, there is one constant: leadership. Every time that people and work come together, you need leadership. I believe that everyone deserves good leadership. All leaders can learn to improve their skills. Good leaders are those who improve themselves as well as improve those around them.

Why do I teach leadership? Because it makes a difference. Teaching leadership is like the old parable about giving a person a fish or teaching them to fish. I teach people “how to fish” by developing their leadership skills. When people learn to lead more effectively, it not only impacts their lives but also impacts the lives of those they lead and those with whom they work. This results in better outcomes for the individuals and the organizations, and creates a cycle of improving effectiveness.

Research has shown that 64% of people will leave an organization to follow a good leader. This confirms a commonly held belief: People don’t leave a company, they leave a boss. With these truths in mind, why is it then that developing leaders frequently gets lost in the myriad of priorities? I believe that effectively investing in leadership development will return exponentially greater results. This is why I am passionate about making good leaders.

At Customized Solutions, we build leaders.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen good leadership inspire individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve things that most never dreamed. I’ve also seen some leadership behavior prevent good, dedicated teams from executing. Most of those negative behaviors were completely manageable and avoidable. It comes down to helping leaders learn to improve themselves, and work more effectively with those they are trying to lead, in the context of the situation at hand.

 

 

Manager Series

Who should attend?
This series is for direct Managers and department leaders who want to do more with what they have. The primary audience is people who have responsibility for direct supervision over a department or a large team within a single organization.

Where it happens:
This series happens for you at your location.

While the Executive Series brings together a collection of senior leaders from multiple organizations, the Manager Series is focused on the needs of a specific organization.

Because the audience for this series is the collection of managers within an organization, workshops and coaching are done for a single organization, at their location, as their schedule is best accommodated. This allows us to address specific needs of the organization

What you get:

  • Create a leadership culture that supports YOUR organization's unique values and standards

  • Build collaboration on existing teams

  • Create a manager's self-awareness as a leader

  • Clarify how your school's values guide departments and teams

  • Define "Values in Action"

  • Learn personal and interpersonal control

  • Become proficient in communicating to a wide audience


Basic Manager Series Curriculum

The Manager Series starts with a foundation of essential skills, and then is customized to meet the needs of individual organizations and participants. The series is designed to integrate and coordinate with subject matter experts from the organization who will facilitate topics of organization-specific needs like values, standards, reporting and assessments.

The specific curriculum, duration, scheduling, and cost of the Manager Series will be based on the needs and budget of the individual organization.

This is the basic structure from which the Manager Series is customized:

1: Leading People and Teams in a Collaborative Environment

  • Collaboration – building a collaborative culture
  • Power and Control - knowing when to let go
  • Self-awareness and Self-control
  • Building relationships
  • Communication and effective leadership conversations
  • Evaluating performance
  • Giving feedback effectively
  • Coaching individuals for growth

2: Setting Direction and Providing Purpose

  • Setting Direction (vision)
  • Creating a team Vision
  • Identifying team Values
  • Defining Values in Action through behavior and practices
  • Setting expectations and standards
  • Motivating for purpose and commitment
  • Succession planning

3: Planning and Execution

  • Creating a plan to achieve the vision
  • Assessing Capacity and Capability
  • Navigating the plan and dealing with challenges and breakdowns
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Streamlining process and the fundamentals of Continuous Improvement

4: Financial Management and Legal Requirements of Being a Manager

  • Budgeting and reporting
  • Managing Resources (budgets, equipment, and people)
  • Being effective stewards of the organization's resources

To learn more about this series, or to talk about your organization's specific needs, call Dave Hasenbalg at 860-796-1986, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Business and Leadership Coaching

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Every new skill, everything you learn is absolutely worthless unless you choose to use it. As new skills are learned, it takes practice and repetition to make it valuable in day-to-day situations. That is where professional coaching comes in.

Leadership coaching helps individuals breakthrough barriers, reach their goals, and achieve their potential.

Who is it for?

Leadership Coaching is for high-potential individuals who need a little help breaking through to the next level, or for individuals who have some specific areas they need help improving.

It is a personal interaction between the coach and the coachee in which we identify what objectives the individual has or what breakdowns they are experiencing. Then we identify where the individual is with regard to their skill, awareness, capability, and capacity. Next, we develop a plan and approach for how we bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Finally, the coach helps to ensure that you are making progress to get to your goal.

Where it happens:

Because this is an individual interaction, coaching will be coordinated as schedules permit. Coaching is done in-person, via telephone, or via Skype depending on the needs of the individual.

What is coaching?

Frequently people ask, "What is the difference between coaching, consulting, therapy, mentoring, and training?" Here is an example that might be help put it all into perspective.

Say you wanted to learn how to ride a bicycle. You could hire a therapist, a consultant, a trainer, a mentor, or a coach.

The therapist would encourage you to talk about your fear of riding a bicycle.

The consultant would explain to you how it ís done.

The trainer would present what others have done to be successful on the bike, complete with role-play and assisting you through visualizing yourself on the bike.

The mentor would get on the bike and show you how to ride.

The coach, however, would encourage you to hop on the bike, and then would run alongside you until you were steady enough to go on your own.

To help organizations create a culture of creative collaboration, and to help individuals become the best leaders they can, we may use a combination of coaching, consulting, and training to help organizations address their culture. However, we don't do therapy. That is reserved for other specialities and areas of expertise.

Leadership Coaching

  • Done with high potential individuals or those with specific needs
  • Identify where challenges exist in the current environment
  • Focus on specific challenging relationships or situations.
  • Produce strategies and specific action items that individuals take-away to improve behaviors and outcomes

 

Find-out if coaching is right for you. Fill out the form below to schedule a free 45-minute introductory coaching session, or e-mail Dave here.

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Team Collaboration Series

Who should attend?
This series is for in-tact or newly formed teams within a single organization. These teams can be project teams, functional teams, or cross-functional teams.

Where it happens:Team Trust
This series happens for you at your location.
Similar to the Manager Series, the Team Collaboration Series is designed to address the specific needs of a team within a single organization. Workshops and coaching are at the company location.

This series addresses the current situations and real-world challenges that are preventing teams from delivering high-performance results and collaborating for success.

What you get:

  • Define team values and goals and how they support the organization's overall values
  • Build a high-performing team that works productively
  • Agree on standard practices and build trust
  • Strengthen working relationships and focus on achieving results for customers

The Team Collaboration Series is customized to meet the needs of an individual organization and teams within that organization. The series draws from the appropriate curriculum used in the Manager and Executive Series and generally incorporates some kind of Coaching.

The specific curriculum, duration, scheduling, and cost of the Team Collaboration Series will be based on the needs and budget of the individual organization.

To learn more about this series, or to talk about your organization's specific needs, call Dave Hasenbalg at 860-796-1986, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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