Winning in the Workplace

Common Challenges & Our Solutions

Winning in the workplace requires your agility.

It requires your ability to observe your leaders, team and culture from a fresh perspective. Everyday. Whether you are the CEO, member of the executive team, manager or individual contributor, everyone has the ability to analyze the company or team’s culture (call it vibe, environment, way things are done.) You will get out of your team what you put into it. The more you nurture and notice what is working and the more you pay attention to what can improve, the better, more engaged and productive teams you will create. There are many common trouble spots and transitions companies experience. Pay attention to them.

Common Transitions

At Strategy Meets Performance, we know the types of transitions that can hurt your culture and what can be done to not only help create a thriving environment, but to do it with intention and design.

Our clients tap into their expertise and master the following common challenges:


Smart leaders are those who can take their leadership to the next level by expanding their talents and abilities.

  • High performers who are not connecting
  • Performers with untapped potential
  • So much to do, where to start?
  • Ready for promotion!
  • Performers who deem others as “difficult” or show up as “difficult”

Executive Coaching Approach

We help smart, talented and experienced leaders take their careers to the next level. We begin our partnerships with our clients by mapping their strengths and challenges along with their vision for the future. The results of our executive coaching work are new and more effective communication behaviors that lead to improved relationships, teamwork and productivity.

Many clients describe our executive coaching process as eye-opening, inspiring and life-changing. Through a combination of assessments, feedback and challenging goals, we help our clients grow from good to great. When our clients shift their paradigms and behaviors, they have the power to impact entire systems.

Dr. Nooravi coaches executive leaders at all levels, ranging from the C-suite to Division Directors and Managers.


Conflict among team members is normal. When you teach your teams how to navigate conflict, they will build trust and direction, and bust through silos.

The leadership team has changed or views have changed. There are new members, exiting members and differing views on how the culture should be shaped.

Some companies have cultures within a culture. These sub-cultures can be the “Old versus the New” Management Team or Sales versus Manufacturing.

You have great ways of doing things and treating people and you’d like to keep the “family” feel as you expand.

Employees want to have a path for the company and a path for themselves.  Promoting from within, when done correctly, not only saves the company money and helps preserve the culture, it also makes the organization more desirable for future employees.

Typically, when companies are acquired, employees are not integrated into the new organization’s values, leadership and way of doing things. After a while, you’ll have a multitude of mini-organizations, all with their own values and beliefs, none of which are aligned with the larger organization’s vision and goals. We help create energy moving in one direction.

Executive Team Development Approach

  • We will transform your executive team so members are aligned
  • Design and Development of Vision, Values and Strategy
  • WALK IT® Model for Senior Team Alignment


The company is stuck and not tapping into its potential. Missed opportunities, turnover of solid employees and loss of revenue are just some of the high costs of not managing your culture.

  • Good people are leaving. And it hurts.
  • Fast growth. You are growing quickly and don’t want to lose the wonderful culture you worked so hard to create.
  • Leaders not “Walking the Talk.”
  • Unclear strategy. What’s the plan?
  • Identity crisis after change. Who are we, where are we going and what do we stand for?
  • Everything is Just OK. Your team’s performance is just OK, your customer service is just OK and your annual growth is, you guessed it. Just. OK.
  • Competitors are getting too close. The competition is starting to impact your business.
  • Growing pains. Your company is growing from one stage of the life cycle to the next.

Culture Development Approach

  • Speaking Engagements
  • Culture Assessment
  • WATCH IT model for examining culture
  • DRIVE IT® for creating a coaching culture
  • WALK IT® for aligning the senior team
  • Organization development approaches to connect the strategy (the what) to the performance of your team members (the how)


Insight from Empowered Clients.

“Sherry is an excellent resource for organizational and cultural development and management. She is an informative and engaging speaker – she addressed a human resources forum that I chair and received rave reviews (and an invitation back) from the HR executives in attendance.”

Thomas Ingrassia, Attorney & Owner at Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC

”Dr. Sherry Nooravi was very kind to come and present to my peer CEO groups. Sherry presented a very informed workshop on how to link strategy and employee performance while creating a culture of accountability. I highly recommend Sherry to CEO’s of small to medium-sized companies.”

Ron Fenland, Coach of CEO & Key Executive Peer Groups, Renaissance Executive Forums

“Sherry Nooravi provided my CE group with a highly engaging, informative, practical and interactive presentation. I know that at least one member found the topic of culture so integral to his success that he invited Sherry to work with him and assess the culture at his firm. We’ve already booked Sherry in 2017 to share her new presentation. Can’t wait!”

Dave Kinnear, Chair, Vistage Worldwide

“Sherry gave my clients substantive ideas on the actions required to build a healthy culture, one that reflects the beliefs and values of the executive.‪ I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Nooravi as a speaker and her firm for executives who are looking for a knowledgeable professional capable of delivering meaningful results in the area of communication, employee engagement and company culture. Sherry’s work enables CEOs to link their strategy to their firm’s operational performance.”

Richard (Ric) Franzi, Coach of CEO & Key Executive Peer Groups, Renaissance Executive Forums‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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