Leaders can lead when they're clear on how to succeed
In this issue: Purpose is Power, Stretch Healthy Leader Dan Puthoff, Darcy's book launch party, November 15 Stretch Chat, Stretch speaking topics
by Cyndi Wineinger
Purpose is Power
Have you ever had a day, a week, or even a month when you felt a bit rudderless? You find yourself going through the motions of life and distractedly thinking “Am I on the right path?”
Getting clear on your purpose
Darcy and I help companies define their organizational purpose. But what about the employees? If they lack clarity on their own purpose in life, it becomes a challenge to have an engaged workforce. So, we help people (as well as companies) get clear on their purpose. Inherent in all of us is what we are motivated to do. What drives you? What inspires you? What brings you joy and focus?
When we are clear on our purpose, we have a clear vision of how the partnership with our company helps us to achieve our inner drivers
A great partnership with your company is when you can bring your best self, grow your talents, thrive with great leadership, and succeed for yourself while also creating success for the business.How do you find your Purpose? Usually, it is simply a case of listening to yourself and doing some work to define it. Our Stretch Personal Strategic Plan(PSP) is a great program to help you achieve clarity. We recently completed this four-part program with a company’s Emerging Leaders. Watching these Leaders get clear on what drives them, then creating their own strategic plan to accomplish their dreams, is incredibly exciting. We are currently taking a group of 100 women through the PSP program and love seeing the lightbulbs go off at each turn of the journey.
What drives you and what defines you?
After going through the life-changing experience of losing my son, Daniel, I realized I had to rewrite my purpose. Daniel had been my focus for so long with his significant special needs – I wasn’t sure what direction to pursue. Was I doing the right thing with my life? I needed to get clear about what drives me and defines me. I was the Executive Coach who felt rudderless. That is not a good thing. I remember being a bit disabled by the sense of loss and not having a clear focus for my life. As we move through the seasons of life, we need a purpose in every season or we don’t feel valued – or worse, we give up.
Join us November 15 to learn how to grow your company through great storytelling. Bryan McCleary will share the best practices and tools to make your brand matter, your company count, and your message connect.
Understand why companies with a strong story outperform in the marketplace
Gain tools and techniques for taking your messaging and purpose to the next level
Learn how to apply best approaches to how you market and present your company
Culture fuels strategy in a thriving business. And that's precisely how we help clients succeed. Working with mid-size, growth-oriented companies, we bridge the gap between culture, strategy & implementation. Stretch co-founders Cyndi Wineinger and Darcy Bien also serve clients through The Wineinger Company and Partners in Change.