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Side-by-Side Assessments: Line Up for Better Communication!

Communication is at the root for success in every relationship — whether at work and at home. Not only that, communication skills need to be continually improved and strengthened.

Have you “arrived” and feel really good at communicating to those you work or live with? Well, it’s been my experience that whenever we get to that point, watch out. Here comes humble pie! We always need to go deeper and learn more and practice those skills continually. (Remember, you have to do something a minimum of seven times before it sticks!)

As leaders, having the tools to improve communication, resolve conflict, and increase trust is essential for us to motivate our teams to greatness. We must know each other’s strengths and compensate for weaknesses if we are to keep our eyes on the desired outcomes.

Side-by-Side Wisdom

Now, the Shandel Group is offering an incredible new tool to help you communicate better. And it’s FREE! (For most of you, anyway.).

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To test this new tool, I ran the new report on my husband, John, and me. You might know already that we are exact opposites. I can tell you that the comparison charts have helped us communicate so much better! This new knowledge has allowed us to quickly resolve conflict effectively! We have laughed and had a lot of “A-HA” as we read through the report together. (Feel free to look through ours and giggle with us.)

Here are just a few ways the report is being maximized at work:

• Onboarding new employees

• Conflict resolution

• Owner and CEO communicationcompchecklist

• Owners and managers

• Executive team member collaboration

• Mentoring programs

• New orientation with manager

• CEO and Vice President of HR

• Succession planning

• Couples coaching

• Selection and development of talent

• Investment in high potential leaders

Great Offer During April

SO HERE’S THE DEAL: If you took the TTI Talent Insight or Trimetrix report after October 1, 2014, we can run this report for you for FREE! No additional cost! Just contact us with your name and the person you want to be compared with on the report.

If you took the assessment before 2014, then see us for a limited offer on retaking it for 50% off during the month of April! If you have never taken the assessments, we will offer them to you at 20% off for you and one key relationship then run the comparison report at no charge.

Remember, everything starts with WHY. Our WHY drives us out of bed in the morning and is a force that keeps us motivated all day long. When our WHY is clear, we are naturally driven to take action on our what and how.

Dr and Mrs Sutherland graphsJust as true is when our why does not align with another person’s why over a small or large issue, we will have conflict. This new report helps give clarity into the fact that conflict may be a motivational and not personal.

Invest in your relationships and take them to the next level, if not now, when?

Your Coach,


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Shandel Recognized as Coach of the Year!

True Life Coaching loves to spotlight the accomplishments of our clients and the companies we work with! Today we get to spotlight the accomplishment of our own Shandel Slaten – while she’s away on vacation we are writing this :) .

True Life Coach Mary Beth King speaks …

For the past year I have had the privilege of working alongside Shandel as a fellow True Life coach.

I have seen first hand the genuine caring and commitment that she has toward her clients and her colleagues. She sees each of us for what we can be, even when we don’t see it ourselves.

She passionately calls us each to step up, to grow, to make the difference in the world that we can.

Shandel has been chosen as this year’s Coach of the Year, an honor bestowed on her by her peers. It recognizes that she powerfully impacts the lives of her clients and her fellow coaches, and acknowledges her clear commitment to make the world a better place.

She intuitively walks her talk, and by her words and actions calls each of us to do the same.

- Mary Beth King

Scottsdale, Ariz. January 30, 2014 — Author and life coach, Shandel Slaten, who has worked with business professionals from entrepreneurs to employees of Fortune 100 firms, has been recognized by TTI Success Insights (TTI SI) as 2014 Coach of The Year!

“This network is full of superior performers who consistently lead the way in providing excellent consulting to their clients, whether in selection, coaching, training or speaking,” TTI SI President John Hersey said. “It is truly our pleasure to recognize their achievements with these awards. That’s what makes this network extraordinary.”

Testimonial: “Our Company was going through trying times – primarily around a breakdown of trust. We brought Shandel on to facilitate re-building that trust and more so, addressing the communication styles of the partners and our employees. As emotionally painful as the process was – it became one of the two most awakening moments in my life. Our company went from ‘holding on for dear life’ to a company focused on phenomenal work and growth.” – Mark Dyce, Principal, 206inc / Seattle, WA

Words from Shandel: “What an incredible honor and I am humbled by this recognition!” stated Slaten. “I love coaching executives and professionals who want to better define and execute their purpose, strengthen their leadership skills, and hone their self-awareness. To do so, I use the TTI SI assessments. With the information I receive from them, I can then lead the executive, and their team, to reinforce principles of trust and communication that foster a more successful, productive business culture.”

Congratulations, Shandel!