Catalyze culture change for greater performance and fulfillment in your people and organization.

Your organizational culture establishes the standard of human behavior and performance in your company and sets the limit of what is possible going forward.

Is your culture evolved enough to deliver the business results, innovation, diversity and customer service you seek? Does it bring out the best in your people? Promote collaboration and optimal performance? Attract and retain top talent?

We can help make sure your culture change supports people,
performance and results at the highest levels.

Culture Change that supports people delivers greater results.

Cultures where empowerment, collaboration, diversity and trust exist deliver greater business and customer outcomes than old school, command and control cultures. The reason is simple – positive cultures promote greater human expression, ownership and performance.

We can show you how to change your culture so that it catalyzes greater human performance, innovation and possibility.

Leadership modeling is an essential success factor when transforming culture.

If your leaders do not transform their mindset and behavior to “walk the talk” of your desired culture, your effort will fail. No if’s, and’s, or but’s. Leaders must model your desired culture.

We can help your leaders transform their mindsets and behavior as needed to effectively model your desired organizational culture.

Successful culture change requires a comprehensive strategy.

Over 60% of culture change fails. Why? Because most culture change strategies are partial or superficial. They lack business relevance, and do not adequately re-align the organization’s structure, systems, business processes, technology, HR policies, decision-making and leadership style to the new culture.

We can help you design and implement a comprehensive culture change strategy that addresses all of what is required.



What's needed in your culture transformation?

  • More innovation, creativity and risk-taking
  • Improved teamwork and collaboration
  • Increased diversity, inclusion and respect
  • More accountability and empowerment
  • Improved customer service and care
  • Greater openness, truth-telling and listening
  • Greater commitment to excellence
  • Increased trust
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Align Your Leaders
Transforming culture requires leaders to go “all in” and unconditionally commit to doing all that is required.


We facilitate making this commitment to culture change with coaching, training and tailored events.

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Define Your Vision
Transforming culture requires a clear and compelling vision that generates excitement and new possibilities.

We design and facilitate a high-engagement visioning process that creates clarity and commitment across the organization.
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Assess Current Reality
Having a clear, unbiased view of current culture is essential to establishing an effective culture change strategy.

We utilize formal and / or informal assessments of culture and leadership to ensure agreement about current reality.
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Identify Your
Breakthrough Targets
Transforming culture will require breakthroughs in your organization, current culture and mindsets and behavior of leaders and the workforce.

Our Breakthrough Target Assessment provides clarity about the specific breakthroughs needed.
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Develop Your
Transformation Strategy
Culture change requires a comprehensive strategy.

We partner to build a strategy and work streams to re-align your structure, systems, business processes and technology to your desired culture.
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Implement the Transformation
The quality of implementation is key.

We support all your change leaders – from the C-Suite to initiative teams – with the training, skill development, methodology and tools needed to ensure success.
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Learn and Course Correct
Culture change is always non-linear. Unforeseen dynamics emerge along the journey.

We provide ongoing coaching and consulting support to catch early warning signals, so course corrections to plan are made seamlessly.
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Achieve Breakthroughs
Each of your workstreams and strategic initiatives will need to deliver specific breakthroughs.

We support each of them all the way to full adoption and sustainment of those business and cultural results.
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Realize Your Vision
You will co-create your desired culture. This is the natural outcome of the unconditional commitment your leaders and organization made, and the transformational work done.

We will help you crack open the champagne!
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THE BREAKTHROUGH PROCESS

The Breakthrough Process will guide your journey to achieving breakthrough business and cultural results.

The Breakthrough Process will guide your journey to achieving breakthrough business and cultural results.

THE BREAKTHROUGH PROCESS

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Align Your Leaders

Transforming culture requires leaders to go “all in” and unconditionally commit to doing all that is required.
We facilitate making this commitment to culture change with coaching, training and tailored events.
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Define Your Vision

Transforming culture requires a clear and compelling vision that generates excitement and new possibilities.
We design and facilitate a high-engagement visioning process that creates clarity and commitment to culture change across the organization.
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Assess YourCurrent Reality

Having a clear, unbiased view of current culture is essential to establishing an effective culture change strategy.
We utilize formal and / or informal assessments of culture and leadership to ensure agreement about current reality.
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Identify BreakthroughTargets

Transforming culture will require breakthroughs in your organization, current culture and mindsets and behavior of leaders and the workforce.

Our Breakthrough Target Assessment provides clarity about the specific breakthroughs needed.

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DevelopTransformation Strategy

Culture change requires a comprehensive strategy.
We partner to build a strategy and work streams to re-align your structure, systems, business processes and technology to your desired culture.
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Implementthe Transformation

The quality of implementation is key.
We support all your change leaders – from the C-Suite to initiative teams – with the training, skill development, methodology and tools needed to ensure success.
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Learn andCourse Correct

Culture change is always non-linear. Unforeseen dynamics emerge along the journey.
We provide ongoing coaching and consulting support to catch early warning signals, so course corrections to plan are made seamlessly.
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AchieveBreakthroughs

Each of your work streams and strategic initiatives will need to deliver specific breakthroughs.
We support each of them all the way to full adoption and sustainment of those business and cultural results.
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Realize Your Vision

You will co-create your desired culture.

This is the natural outcome of the unconditional commitment your leaders and organization made, and the transformational work done.  

We will help you crack open the champagne!



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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
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"They've broken the code by integrating the leadership of people and culture with content to deliver results..."”

“Being First has broken the code by integrating the leadership of people and culture with business content to deliver results from organizational change. They are unquestionably the experts in LEADING transformation in business.”

Pete Fox
GM, Corporate Accounts
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"Leadership Breakthrough was a watershed for 1,200 leaders at DTE Energy..."

"Leadership Breakthrough was a watershed for us at DTE Energy. We put our 1200 leaders through the program. Now, eight years later, people still routinely mention what they learned about how to interact with one another. That's impact!”

Tony Earley
Former CEO
DTE Energy
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"Develops organizational CULTURE that ensures ROI..."

“Nothing I have seen in my 32 years of leading change comes close to the Being First Approach. The Change Leader’s Roadmap methodology breeds confidence in senior executive “Champions” to guide successful transformational change and, most importantly, develop the mission-critical organizational CULTURE that will ensure unparalleled return on investment.”

Jeff Mulligan
Chief Change Officer (retired), Servus Credit Union
Mayor of Lloydminster, Alberta
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"They have a unique capability in Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation..."

“Over the past twenty-four months, Being First has demonstrated a unique capability in Leadership Development and Cultural Transformation. Their unique capability had an enormous impact on our organization. They were instrumental in developing our high-performing executive team. The significant progress we've made is because of their experience and sound counsel.”

Vicente Trius
Former President
Loblaws
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"A practical approach to large-scale culture change and transformation..."

“If you've been searching for a practical approach to large-scale culture change and transformation, the Being First Approach is it.”

Sue G. Murphy
CEO
Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center
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"They inspired us to create genuine transformational change..."

“Being First provided us with the catalyst with which we jump-started our Allied Command Transformation’s approach to our transformational journey. The Being First team inspired our multinational middle and senior management community, and provided us with the means with which we could bind the tremendously rich mix of cultures in NATO together, and then create genuine transformational change.”

Tony Johnstone-Burt
Former Chief of Staff
NATO’s Allied Command Transformation
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"Extraordinary results are produced through great teamwork and commitment..."

“Being First guides executives through the paradigm shift and steps of Conscious Change Leadership where extraordinary results are produced through great teamwork and commitment, again and again.“

Barbara Plumley
VP, Regional Operations
HealthCare Partners Medical Group
"A comprehensive blueprint that balances discipline, innovation and the human dynamics of change...”

“Being First provides - unquestionably - the best transformational change approach I have found in 20 years working with organizations. They have a comprehensive blueprint for well planned, results-oriented change that balances discipline, innovation and the human dynamics of change.”

Nancy Dill
Principal
Business Solutions Consulting
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"Enabled and empowered our managers to lead our company through culture change and transformation..."

“Being First provided excellent insight to our staff, providing the tools and skillsets necessary to our managers, enabling and empowering them to lead our company through culture change and transformation.”

Carolyn Young
AVP, Finance
Servus Credit Union
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"Enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our culture change strategy..."

“In my role as Executive Head of the New Brunswick Region of HRSDC, I planned the transformation of our organization's structure and culture using Being First's Change Leader’s Roadmap. It was enormously valuable in helping me clarify how to proceed and communicate our strategy to the 1200+ people in our Region.”

Lousie Branch
Assistant Deputy Minister
Service Canada, Atlantic Region
"This work balances the heart and head work that's necessary to lead change..."

“The key differentiator of Being First's work is that it balances the heart and head work that is necessary to lead change in a way that doesn't scare away your stakeholders!”

Amy Keil
Principal
Community by Design
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"A unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence..."

“Being First has a unique way of engaging you in the journey toward personal mastery and organizational excellence. You leave the experience with hope and a clear picture of how to proceed.”

Jack Healy
EVP
United Way of Greater New Haven

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RELEVANT RESOURCES

EBOOK

10 Key Elements of a Viable Culture Change Strategy

Changing culture, and sustaining that change, requires committed leadership and an overall culture change strategy that is supported fully and modeled by leaders until sustained action is achieved throughout the organization.

This eBook outlines the ten key elements of a successful culture change strategy.

Authors: Drs. Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson

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WEBINAR

Why Culture Change Success is Directly Linked to CEO Behavior

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One of the costliest mistakes in leading culture change is for leaders to ask something of others and then not do it themselves. 

This webinar explores the most effective culture change strategy and leadership style that creates a safe environment and inspires managers and employees to change. Learn how you can inspire your leaders and stakeholders to change company culture in positive ways to achieve your organization’s vision.

Instructor: Dr. Dean Anderson

WEBINAR

Integrating Culture Change in Project Scope, Design and Roll-Out

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Every significant change is affected by the organization’s existing culture, either positively or as an inhibitor. It must be considered from the beginning and not as an after-thought. 

This webinar outlines how to integrate culture change in all types of projects so that the cultural dynamics impacting them are overt and designed to support the sustainment of desired outcomes.

Instructor: Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson

WEBINAR

How Leaders Use Mindfulness to Drive Organizational Culture

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The true power of mindfulness is found when you consciously use it to shape your desired culture, model behavior and adjust systems, processes and procedures that are congruent with this desired culture. 

This webinar shows you how Conscious Change Leaders use mindfulness to transform outdated systems, policies and procedures that shackle most organizations from transforming their culture.

Instructor: Andrew Johnson

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