Exhalerate! Action Learning Groups 2017-12-20T17:17:46+00:00

Exhalerate! Action Learning Groups

Fulfilling the responsibilities of a small business owner or leader of an organization can range from highly satisfying and deeply rewarding to isolating and extremely disheartening. Painefree’s Exhalerate! Power-of-the-Peer Groups was created to increase the number of owners and leaders who report feeling equipped, effective, and supported in their role. Exhalerate! creates a safe space where you can exhale in the company of understanding peer executives; while simultaneously accelerating your effectiveness and success.

Painefree Coaching & Consulting currently offers three Exhalerate! Power-of-the-Peer Groups:

Exhalerate! Small Business

Program Overview

We get it. Dream building while managing all of the other balls you have to juggle in life can be hard; that’s why we created this safe space for entrepreneurs to excel and exhale. Exhalerate! Small Business is a life and business coaching, support, and accountability program hosted by Marissa Q. Paine for passionate, professional women who are ready to bring their visions to life. Participants receive support in clarifying their vision and creating a dashboard that outlines the activities that will best support their goal attainment. The core of the program consists of powerful group coaching sessions held every 2-3 weeks for five months, in which Marissa and your peers serve as Chief Cheerleaders and Chief Challengers to help you move closer to your goals.

A majority of Exhalerate! Small Business participants are business owners, but not all of them. Exhalerate! Small Business is for any woman who sees the benefit of connecting with a coach and a small group of like-minded women to help move her from where she is to where she needs to be. Whether you are just starting your business, looking for a new start for the business you already have, or you’re ready to build your brand, Exhalerate! Small Business will provide support and accountability as you implement and evaluate your results in real time.

Are You Eligible?

Are you a female brand or business owner in the first five years of your business, or are you an established brand or business owner who hasn’t hit their financial goals yet?

Have you been looking for a real coach with proven results who gives you face-to-face time without completely breaking your bank?

Are you ready and willing to step outside of your comfort zone and take new actions that will accelerate your progress once and for all?

Are you willing to share your trials and triumphs in a confidential small group environment of like-minded women?

Are you willing to make both a financial and time investment in yourself in order to transform?

If you answered yes to all of the above, Exhalerate! Small Business is for you.

Benefits

The program includes:

  • {1} Painefree Profile to include an online Personality, Sales & Mode of Operating Assessment
  • {8} 135-minute EXHALEerate Group Coaching, Support & Accountability Sessions
  • Supportive community of like-minded professionals, a “go-to” network for resources and referrals; plus, email and text support from your coach for the duration of the program

In just five short months, you’ll have greater clarity in each of the 7 P’s for running a profitable business including:

  • Product & Services
  • Big Picture
  • People
  • Pressure Points
  • Pricing & Profit
  • Placement & Promotion
  • Positioning

Are you in? Send us a message or call 314.492.4404 to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so you’ll want to act fast.

Want to learn more? Schedule a complimentary discovery conversation to discuss your goals and determine which Power-of-the-Peer Group is right for you.

Exhalerate! Nonprofit Executives

Program Overview

According to Daring to Lead 2011, a national study of nonprofit executive leadership, after an initial honeymoon phase during which 52% of nonprofit chief executives in the role for less than a year described themselves as very happy, just 37% identified that way during years one through three.

Nonprofit executives reported being energized by programmatic work and other duties that engaged them in external partnerships and collaboration; however internal operational aspects of their roles were more likely to be depleting. Newer leaders were particularly challenged by establishing effective partnerships with their boards, describing disillusionment with what boards actually contribute with respect to strategy, resources, and personal support along executives’ steep learning curves. In fact, regardless of tenure, seventy percent (70%) of executives reported some degree of loneliness at the top.

Left unaddressed, the anticipated mass exodus of retiring executives coupled with this discouraging feedback from early tenured executives predicts a “perfect storm” of leadership gaps for the sector.

But there’s good news.

Exhalerate! Nonprofit creates a safe space for executives to exhale around the challenges and frustrations they experience in leadership while simultaneously accelerating their capacity to manage and resolve those issues.

Space is limited to eight participants per group on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to Expect

Using the action learning methodology, Exhalerate! Nonprofit sessions begin with a facilitated roundtable discussion on the “topic of the day” which is set by the group members. Members share their real-world leadership challenges with their coach and peers and process those challenges in a supportive, structured format designed to “normalize” their experience, foster new learning, and inspire fresh perspective and ideas for addressing the challenge. At the end of each session, participants journal and commit to “next-step” actions, and reflect on the results of those actions in subsequent sessions. This inevitably results in powerful takeaways for the group, growth for the individual, and improved outcomes for the organization.

Facilitator

Marissa Q. Paine, principal of Painefree, will serve as the facilitator for Exhalerate! Nonprofit. Marissa is a corporate executive turned organizational social worker specializing in leadership, team, and organizational development. She is a former executive director and certified coach, governance trainer, and change management practitioner.

Benefits

  • A Painefree Leadership Profile which includes a DiSC Leadership assessment and a Kolbe A Index. These tools reveal personality, communication and leadership styles; plus, the innate modus operandi (M.O.) leaders take when they work
  • {9} Nine 2.5-hour group coaching, support and accountability sessions using the action learning framework
  • A leadership journal and quick-reference materials based on the topic of the day
  • eSupport as needed via a private online client portal
  • Reduced rates for team member assessments, 1:1 coaching and/or other consulting services

Interested? Send us a message or call 314.492.4404 to reserve your spot.

Want to learn more? Schedule a complimentary discovery conversation to discuss your goals and determine which Power-of-the-Peer Group is right for you.

Exhalerate! Leadership

This Power-of-the-Peer Group is designed for management and leadership teams.

What to Expect

Using the action learning methodology, Exhalerate! Leadership sessions begin with a facilitated roundtable discussion on the “topic of the day” which is set by the group members. Members share their real-world leadership challenges with their coach and peers and process those challenges in a supportive, structured format designed to “normalize” their experience, foster new learning, and inspire fresh perspectives and ideas for addressing the challenge. At the end of each session, participants journal and commit to “next-step” actions, and reflect on the results of those actions in subsequent sessions. This inevitably results in powerful takeaways for the group, growth for the individual, and improved outcomes for the organization.

Benefits

  • A Painefree Leadership Profile which includes a DiSC Leadership assessment and a Kolbe A Index. These tools reveal personality, communication and leadership styles; plus, the innate modus operandi (M.O.) leaders take when they work
  • {9} Nine 2.5-hour group coaching, support, and accountability sessions using the action learning framework
  • A leadership journal and quick-reference materials based on the topic of the day
  • eSupport as needed via a private online client portal
  • Reduced rates for team member assessments, 1:1 coaching, and/or other consulting services

Want to learn more? Schedule a complimentary discovery conversation to discuss your goals and determine which Power-of-the-Peer Group is right for you.