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V-Academy: For Coaches to Reach Their Personal Best

We’re excited to announce the launch of V-Academy! Many of you know that Viveka is invested in supporting coaches to reach their full potential.  We have been doing this through our software, V-Coach, through connecting you with new individual and corporate clients and now through specific knowledge exchange designed to help you reach your personal best by strengthening and scaling your core practice.

With that in mind, we’ve designed a 5-part course hosted by renowned entrepreneur and coach, Nina Venturella, that will guide you to:

1. Find and better define your strengths

2. Create a well-oiled coaching machine

3. Develop a more compelling mission and vision

4. Set achievable goals and deliver on them

5. Develop a solid roadmap to success

The series kicks off on Tuesday, June 28th at 11.30 am PT/2.30 pm ET.

You can attend one session or all five. As a way of giving back to our community, Viveka members can attend for FREE – check your email inbox for your promo code. Coaches outside the network can receive:

  • a 35% discount if registered by end of day June 18th with code Viveka48Hrs
  • a 30% discount if registering for all 5 courses with code Viveka5Course

If you haven’t already, sign up for your Viveka membership now to attend for free.

About Nina

Speakers, authors and influencers hire Nina to build a guaranteed 7-figure business for them. Most are tired of inconsistent cash flow, they are often the best-kept secret in their own world and they are super frustrated that they are not able to create the impact, influence and income they desire.

Nina lives as an entrepreneur. She spent 26 years in the weight loss and wellness industry, helping people lose weight and achieve health and wellness through her company, Majestic Wellness Academy.

Nina has an extensive background in franchising, coaching and writing, and has been known to take people from zero to hero with their authority for books and intellectual property. She has innovated and created many proprietary processes that have gone global and become household names. She is featured in some of the most prominent magazines, including Americas Best Coaches , Yahoo! Finance, entrepreneur.com and many others.

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Learning and Development: Rethink, Reskill, Resurgence

As workplaces around the world get back to their “new normal,” HR departments are assessing the massive shifts their companies have gone through over the past two years.  There’s the pandemic, increasing issues around diversity and race, cross-generational employee reskilling, digital transformation, mental health and wellbeing, and effective leadership – these are just a few of the issues on CHROs desks.  It’s no surprise why learning and development (L&D) has now become the epicenter and driving force for organizational performance and growth. 

Even prior to the pandemic, 94% of workers stated they would stay at their jobs longer if their companies invested more in their learning and development (Workplace Learning Report, LinkedIn 2019).  This is equally true now, but a strong L&D program has, in fact, become a necessity and a key differentiator to attract new talent.   According to this year’s LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report, L&D “has become more central, strategic, cross-functional – and overworked.”  Nearly three-quarters of learning leaders have seen L&D rise in influence within their organizations and across departments, and a 94% demand increase in L&D specialists in Q3 2021.   Additionally, investment in key training programs – from DEI to digital fluency – will increase in 2022, and 54% of learning leaders say that internal mobility has become a higher priority as a result of the pandemic.  

This Forbes article goes further to state a company’s L&D ecosystem helps to differentiate it from competitors.  HR departments report these key findings as employees demand more training options:

  • 67% of HR managers have an increased L&D budget in 2022
  • 46% already have specific training in place for new graduates just entering the workforce
  • 42% offer training to support the re-entry of formerly retired employees
  • 72% of HR managers would invest in mental health and well-being training if they had a higher L&D budget
  • 77% of HR managers are likely to focus on life skills within the next 12 months

With companies now employing four generations of workers (baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z), the L&D ecosystem becomes even more critical to an organization’s overall wellbeing and success.  Diversifying learning to mirror the workforce is likely to produce better learning outcomes.  The majority of employees surveyed in a recent SHRM/Talent LMS/Epignosis report, said they are happy with their current L&D program but would like more control over their training options, and the majority of HR managers have increased L&D budgets.  This points to L&D becoming both more centralized at the corporate level but de-centralized at the employee level, where workers can pick and choose the skills they would like to develop for their current and future positions.  

With such immense and complex growth, there is increased pressure and expectation on learning leaders to design and deliver quality programs.  The biggest challenges include making sure learning programs and outcomes are aligned with business goals, and that impact goes beyond classroom performance and into how companies adapt and operate.  As the LinkedIn report suggests, it is time for L&D to take the limelight and become its best self.  It is time for companies to invest in creating a vibrant – and automated – learning space to attract new employees, to help current employees reskill, and ultimately, contribute to a resurgence of growth.  

A few years ago, a Fortune 500 firm engaged Metrix Global, LLC, to identify the business benefits and ROI of an executive coaching program. They found that coaching produced a 529% ROI and significant intangible benefits to the business, including the financial benefits from employee retention, boosting the overall ROI to 788%.  Overall, coaching most significantly impacted the ability to prioritize more effectively (72%), employee productivity (60%), customer satisfaction (53%) and employee satisfaction (53%).  

If your company is experiencing L&D growing pains, automation can help accelerate your company’s learning and performance management.  Download our brochure to learn more about Viveka’s L&D management ecosystem, and then contact us to see how we can support your HR department.  

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The Great Transition: Quantum Shifts are Upon Us

AJ Maxwell, CHRO at Viveka, shares his perspective on a variety of topics including talent, leadership, organization and culture. More to come at a free webinar event on March 16th – register below.

Having worked with a wide range of businesses from multinational technology companies to nimble startups, I see one universal truth: it’s about people.  This is where the work gets done, and taking care of them should be the primary focus of any company or organization.  Listening, developing adaptability and empathy are the building blocks to creating an overall sense of harmony – or company culture – among your employees.  Adapting policy to your internal company culture allows even more commitment from your employees and overall organizational alignment.  So, why do so few people practice this?

The answer lies partly in bridging the disconnect between people and work. As we build our workplace strategies, there is tremendous opportunity in matching our daily lives within the work environment. Essentially bringing the work closer to the worker and empowering free agency to unlock discretionary effort and joy while at work.  The lack of this type of realignment is likely what is triggering an unprecedented workplace exodus.  

What we now know as “the great resignation” has ushered in “the great transition” – a time when millions of people are redefining what work means to them.  A new way of being is upon us and, with the advent of new technologies, a corresponding new reality. A lot of people are becoming the CEOs of their lives.  Highly trained executives, leaders, managers, are making the entrepreneurial jump and instead of doing something “corporatey” like leadership development, they are instead choosing to apply their knowledge in new and different ways by starting their own businesses – often times becoming coaches themselves.  They are providing that personalized one-on-one support, helping people and loving it. They get to benefit from their natural leadership and responsibility to create powerful outcomes for their clients and for companies.

So, if “the great resignation” has taught us anything, it’s that companies need to start listening and working with their leadership, employees and contractors in different ways.   Companies need their employees to solve problems at an increasingly rapid pace if they want to survive and typical corporate leadership development is no longer providing the solutions for this time of incredible change.  That’s where coaches (internal and external) become essential — they help solve problems.

At Viveka, along with our CEO, Katja Kempe, we begin with shaping a culture committed to excellence. The phrase “commitment to excellence” resonates with many of my core beliefs and the foundational pieces to building a championship culture.  We are an organization that lives in the details, where no task is too small and every task is measured with the same standard of excellence. We hire excellent people who are team-driven and loyal to our mission – transforming lives with coaching. We strive to have high-end communications at all levels of the organization which takes effort and time to build. We are demanding but never demeaning. We invest in the growth of our team to help them reach their goals. The fabric of our culture is to evaluate and evolve our processes and people to ensure we are always operating at a championship level – consistently and constantly.

Our mission is to bring people and technology together by providing “business in a box” for our coaches and on-demand support for our corporate clients. We are an innovative organization at the crossroads of technology and coaching, with a vibrant entrepreneurial culture of radical candor and client centricity.  The perfect blend to rapidly succeed in the learning and development market today during this great transition. 

Our all-in-one SaaS learning platform provides vetted coaching experts to people-centered companies for a wide range of corporate employee training needs. We remove friction with our streamlined, seamless and secure system, requiring no on-site technology integration.

If you’re a coach or would like to become one, join the Viveka movement today!  

Start by checking out our webinar event The Great Transition: Unlimited Possibility for Growth below to learn how to get the training you need to help more people as a coach.  Then apply for the program cohort by March 24th – only 6 coaches will be selected.

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“The roots of a lasting relationship are mindfulness, deep listening, and loving speech, and a strong community to support you.” 

— Thich Nhat Hanh

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AI-enabled Coaching Helps Connect the Dots on ROI

The coaching industry, which is already in a tremendous growth phase, is gathering greater momentum as corporations in the U.S. and around the world continue to restructure how they work.  

Recent trends show that digital transformation is happening across all corners of human resources departments – from payroll to benefits programs to learning and development.  Automation and AI are nudging these functions closer together so that employees can be managed more holistically, as one function “speaks” to the other.  Coaching becomes especially valuable to companies as they connect the dots between the support employees receive (L&D), how it benefits their performance and wellbeing (benefits) as well as saves companies resources through reduced sick leave and churn.

The bedrock of AI-enabled coaching is its ability to quickly and effectively match coaches to individual and corporate client needs.   Additionally, the integration of functions like virtual communication, session and budget management make digital coaching extremely attractive.  This is especially true at the corporate level where potentially thousands of employees will require training, upskilling or reskilling.  Automated coaching platforms, like Viveka, excel in being able to meet and manage the needs of multiple clients at once and allow corporate clients to internally scale their training programs quickly.  Research from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) also shows a significant return on investment from executive coaching, where a $1 investment can result in $5-8 return on savings and earnings through increased loyalty, productivity, reduced absenteeism, churn and legal costs.  Viveka stands out in the automated coaching landscape because they allow companies to add their own coaches and trainers into the V-Corp ecosystem.  

Click here to learn more about V-Corp and request a demo.