Umicore Olen and Conlibrio are longstanding business partners. Conlibrio recently designed for them a custom program on Caring Leadership, it was completed with success and since we have started a sequel. The Caring leadership program evolves around relations, listening and wanting the best for your employees, at the same time not shying away from giving criticism where needed, which can be hard and which is not always easy.
The program was much more than just training in skills. Both at the start and at the end the employees could judge their boss on his or her skills, what is done well , what can improve. Thus we wanted to provide leaders a opportunity to reflect upon themselves and create an atmosphere in which one, both employees and leaders, could seek their mind freely. Attached you find an article in Dutch on the first part of the caring Leadership (Zorgend Leiderschap in Dutch) as published in Umicore Olen’s magazine “Olen Regionaal”.
We recently closed an individual coaching project. We asked the coachee a few questions to find out how effective the project had been for this person. We got this testimonial in return, which we gladly share with you. The person is a foreman in a large international industrial company.
"Thanks to the support and coaching from Annelore from Conlibrio I now plan my day much better, work in a more structured way and learned to delegate more. The laptop stays in work, so home is home and work is work. By making better use of my time at work it is no longer needed to take work home anyway. Above all this coaching has taught me how to say "NO" when I simple don’t have the time to do it or when it’s really not part of my "job".
The good things about this coaching are: the open communication with Annelore and to learn to look at work in a whole new way. It’s also good that an underlying problem in the company has been brought to the attention. Because of this, the pressure of work is now a subject which can be discussed with colleagues and (fellow) superiors.
We worked on well defined goals, the talks and assignments were really helpful to me as a person; custom coaching especially for me. Now it’s up to me to keep setting priorities and make clear agreements and to not fallback in old habits.×
ISVAG - finalist preventieawards 2013
Conlibrio completed several projects about safety with measurable succes with different companies. Currently (2013) we support among other comanies: ISVAG with their change program about safety at work. ISVAG got a final place in the election for the prevention award 2013. Of this we are really proud. In the following video, you can see the presentation (in Dutch) for the nomination: http://vimeo.com/xlstudio/review/81293028/b83d8ea6d7×
Ronver - Cultuurspel
"In 2013 Conlibrio was looking for a new IT service provider, they were considering us. Part of their process, along with an intensive talk, was a session with the Colors of Culture app.
This showed that our companies were very compatible and complementary. Personally I learned a lot about how our organization works and how we are perceived by the outside world.
Recently a new business partner joined our company, before taking that decision, I asked Conlibrio to analyze that person in the same way, using their Colors of Culture app. This confirmed that the new business partner was not only compatible but also that he is strong at the points were we are weak. We’re now a month into the new cooperation and experience and the subjects on which he focusses, learns us that he does indeed complements the company.
A success! Txs Conlibrio!"×
Genzyme - Expedition Competence
In 2010 we designed the program Expedition Competence for Genzyme about leadership-culture. Now, 2014, we are stated the 5th phase. We asked Jimmy Vansant about his experience with us thus far.
Which elements made you choose for Conlibrio to continue the leadership program?
Only recently I became an in company coach. Expedition Competence is one of the programs developed for us by Conlibrio and for which I’m now responsible. To get to know the job I followed this program closely last year. Because of your fresh, inspiring, new and creative methods I did not even have a doubt about continuing the program with you in 2014. I even want more; I want to actively co-create with Conlibrio a good quality program for our company.
How did you perceive consultants / external advisers, before you started working with us?
To me, consultants are always people who (can) bring extra knowledge and a new outlook on things. They have the experience through assignments in other companies and thus can bring together the best practices in their latest program.
How has did experience changed since we started working together?
I often trust my gut feeling when meeting someone for the first time; I try and react, act and think and feel based on that gut feeling. From the first time I met Conlibrio my feeling was good. The way you approach matters is very personal, inspiring and dynamic. You can tell Conlibrio goes further than just doing their job, which certainly sets you apart from the others.
What do you like best about our co-operation?
Your way of coaching our people; a very open and sincere manner, aimed at helping our management and developing the way they function as an employee and as a human being.I also admire the creativity and the energy with which you work.
Did you expect things to go as well as they have?
I started this job very open minded …. but with a certain uncertainty. During the session it became clear that I still have much to learn as a coach. But I feel that Conlibrio has been the right choice and that your inspiring, creative way can also help me grow as an in company coach.
Did you have any reservations / doubts about hiring us? If so, which were these and what made you overcome them?
As said it was almost immediately clear that Conlibrio was the right business partner for us.
Which are the 3 biggest advantages to co-operate with us and to deploy our custom designed programs? How have these influence you? Hoe heeft dit jou/jullie beïnvloed?
- Your passion
- Result driven with a lot of creativity
I am very happy to be able to work with Conlibrio. You are professionals who day in day out give the best of yourselves to help develop the talent of our people. This makes them more self-secure about their job and thus they have more fun in their work. This in turn makes them happier as a person and makes them feel better in their private life too.
If you were to recommend us to a collegue, friend or HR manager in an other company, how would you describe our services (how did we achive results)?
I think that the level of satisfaction of our management seeks for itself. The fact that they themselves ask for an extension of the program with Conlibrio says it all. I already use the words several times, but it are words like creativity, energetic, professional, experienced, personal and catalyzer that I would certainly mention.×