Videos

Minutes with Mary: C-IQ® Mini-Series - Mary & Deb’s Favorite Conversational Intelligence® Tips & Tools

In our final episode of the Conversational Intelligence® mini-series, Deb and I will recap some of our favorite tips and tools to put at your fingertips, so that you can muster the “will” to have that next challenging conversation.

Minutes with Mary: C-IQ® Mini-Series - Navigating Conversational Assumptions Part 2

In this episode of the Conversational Intelligence® mini-series, Deb and I discuss more tools to remap relationships toward greater trust and navigate conversations with greater success. When things start to go awry in conversations it is often due to assumptions we make from an ‘I’ mindset, rather than a ’We’ mindset. When you are more aware of your own thought processes, experiences, and assumptions, you can shift them to consider the larger picture and the result...higher quality conversations!

Minutes with Mary: C-IQ® Mini-Series - Navigating Conversational Assumptions

In this episode of the Conversational Intelligence® mini-series, Deb and I discuss tools to remap relationships toward greater trust and navigate conversations with greater success. When things start to go awry in conversations it is often due to conversational assumptions. If you can become more aware of these assumptions, you will have higher-quality conversations with others.

Minutes with Mary: C-IQ® Mini-Series - Conversational Agility: Reframe, Refocus, Redirect

In this episode of the Conversational Intelligence mini-series, Deb and I discuss how we can get clarity about definitions and terms, in moments of uncertainty. We’ll pull back the curtain on the meaning of Double Clicking and provide concrete examples of how to ask for the deeper meaning of a word or commonly used phrases. When a meaningful conversation requires more than mutual agreement of definitions, we use conversational agility to reframe, refocus and redirect the mindset of the speaker, which opens access to different parts of the brain. Using these tools ensures that at the end of a meeting your team agrees on much more than definitions.

Livestream Interview | The Helping Conversation Podcast

In May, I was honored to be invited as a guest on Keith Greer’s “The Helping Conversation” podcast. Keith is also a certified Conversational Intelligence® coach. The Helping Conversation podcast explores conversations that “focus on supporting a person in the moment, and/or, supporting the overall growth and development of a person, group or organization.”  In this episode, we discuss how to have trusting, authentic, and highly effective conversations.

Minutes with Mary: C-IQ® Mini-Series - Three Levels of Conversation

In this episode of the Conversational Intelligence® mini-series, Deb and Mary discuss the three levels of conversation and how you can identify what level of conversation you are having. They also provide some tips about how to level up or level down to achieve great outcomes! Enjoy!

Minutes with Mary: C-IQ® Mini-Series - Know Yourself

Welcome to our “Minutes with Mary” special podcast mini-series on Conversational Intelligence®. Throughout this series, I will be joined by my co-host Deb Shannon, another certified conversational intelligence® coach.

In the first episode of the Conversational Intelligence® mini-series, Deb and I will begin with some of the foundational building blocks for having difficult conversations. It starts with you.. and how you carry yourself.

Success Factors For a Nonprofit Merger - Webinar

A panel discussion of Mary Stelletello of Vista Global Coaching & Consulting, Scott Schaffer of Public Interest Management Group, and Lindsay Fenlon, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin  that highlights the characteristics that made this merger successful, the obstacles the partners overcame and lessons that many nonprofits can benefit from.

Leadership Advanced - Introduction

Leadership Advanced is an innovative approach to cohort-based and peer-centered leadership development, created by Mary Stelletello of Vista Global Coaching & Consulting and Steve Zimmerman of Spectrum Nonprofit Services. Watch to learn the purpose behind this foundation-funded program. For more information, please visit: leadershipadvanced.org

Program Overview | Leadership Advanced

Meet the program facilitators Mary Stelletello of Vista Global Coaching & Consulting and Steve Zimmerman of Spectrum Nonprofit Services. Learn the driving principles and goals of the Leadership Advanced program. Hear first hand accounts from participants about their experience. Is Leadership Advanced the right program for your grantee cohort? Learn more at leadershipadvanced.org

Peer Network Impact Interviews | Leadership Advanced

Learn the positive impact peer-learning has had on Leadership Advanced participants. Peers describe the mentoring that takes place both within the formal Leadership Advanced sessions and via LinkedIn Groups, ongoing socializing and networking. Is your foundation ready to fund peer-centered learning community for great impact? Visit leadershipadvanced.org

Benefits of a Mixed Cohort | Leadership Advanced

Most programs focus solely on Executive Directors or CEOs. Leadership Advanced provides a richer learning experience through a blended cohort of both Senior Managers and CEOs. This helps address the leadership development gap facing the nonprofit sector today. Is a mixed cohort the right approach for your leadership development initiative? Learn more at leadershipadvanced.org

Why Leadership Development Matters | Leadership Advanced

Watch participants describe how Leadership Advanced helped them gain self-awareness and grow into stronger leaders. Learn how the Leadership Advanced concepts, tools, and skills have been applied by program participants in their work. Want to learn more about the positive impact of Leadership Advanced? Visit leadershipadvanced.org

Get to Know the Facilitators | Leadership Advanced

Watch as Leadership Advanced participants describe the facilitation styles of Mary Stelletello and Steve Zimmerman. Participants describe the benefit of having facilitators who have run nonprofits and served on boards. Learn how Mary and Steve complement each other and respond to participants' learning styles. Are Mary and Steve a match for your leadership grant? Learn more at leadershipadvanced.org

Consultancy Sessions | Leadership Advanced

Participant Dan Magnuson of Lad Lake describes his experience benefiting from a Leadership Advanced Consultancy session. A unique program feature, during these sessions a participant poses a real-world challenge facing his or her nonprofit and the peer group crafts potential solutions. Would your nonprofit benefit from a similar consultancy? Visit leadershipadvanced.org

Your Journey Starts Here | Vista Leadership Institute

This video highlights some of key themes in Vista Leadership Institute, formally known as the Vista Leadership Academy. Want to see if the Institute is right for you? Click here to learn more about our programs.

Get Inspired by the 2016 Alumni | Vista Leadership Institute

The 2016 participants describe their Vista Leadership Institute experience, formally known as the Vista Leadership Academy. Get inspired by their testimonials about their journey. Want to see if the Institute is right for you? Click here to learn more about our programs.

Problem’s Facing Today’s Leaders | Vista Leadership Institute

What problems are today’s leaders facing? What will be the most important leadership skill in the 21st Century? How can you make a positive social impact in your life and work? Formally known as the Vista Leadership Academy, the Vista Leadership Institute was designed to answer these questions. Interested in learning more about the Institute? Visit our website at vistaleadershipinstitute.com.