WNY PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT
People Development With Purpose
PAST CLIENT EXPERIENCES
"I was experiencing communication roadblocks with a team member; I asked Stefanie for tools to help me overcome theses issues. She spent an hour via virtual coaching session, and provided actionable strategies I could put into practice immediately. I took her advice, and have been able to coordinate efficient, productive meetings with team members, while building trust and rapport at the same time. I would highly recommend Stefanie's services to anyone looking to grow in leadership."
Implementation Manager, AccumTech
WNY People Development provides highly engaging and interactive experiences. We are not "trainers"; we are facilitators of information that guide leaders through the development process utilizing adult learning theory, practical application, data, reflection, honest conversations, and tons of fun.
We don't provide a "one size fits all" corporate training program, because we don't believe that leadership is "one size fits all". We pride ourselves in being able to connect and inspire leaders and work teams through real and authentic dialogue, centered around the question "why not you?"
INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL GROUP
Individualized coaching provided for emerging leaders; review successes, challenges, goal setting, and personal expectations. Each one hour session provides a safe space for leaders to be vulnerable, reflective, and creates an opportunity to partake in honest conversation regarding performance and growth.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
FACE TO FACE OR VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION
Creating Positive Workspaces
ideas that motivate and build morale
overcoming challenges with cheer and forward focus
Learning to Lead
new leader development program focused on communication, processes, providing feedback, and accountability
leadership practices to motivate, engage and retain employees
Looking Inward: Cultural Competence & Inclusion
strategies to build inclusive teams, and anti-racist work spaces
understand and assess biases; safe space for introspection
Managing the Multigenerational Workplace
learn and understand work styles of Boomers to Gen Z
strategies to leverage and capitalize on multigenerational strengths and differences
Managing Up and Across
strategies to influence decision making at all levels
building "executive presence"
introduction to change management models
strategies to effectively lead through organizational change
identify the "what" and "why" of interpersonal conflict
strategies that lead to respectful and positive outcomes
*WNY People Development training offerings extend far beyond this list; contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to design your organization's optimal development program today.
Topics including, but not limited to:
We are constantly confronted with choices, and those choices take on a higher level of importance when we serve in leadership roles. If we lack confidence, or don't truly understand our own motivators and goals, it can be difficult to make brave and necessary decisions that drive impactful change in organizations.
Inspirational leaders look inward; to build and lead strong teams, we must know ourselves. We need to identify our strengths, recognize our weaknesses, understand how we give and build trust, and most importantly, highlight what makes us the very best version of ourselves to inspire, and bring out the best in others.
WNY People Development was created to help managers lead courageously and effectively; we specialize in training and coaching individuals who aspire to leadership, or are managing teams for the first time. We don't consider ourselves executive consultants; our strength is working with emerging leaders, and building stronger teams. We understand, connect with, and will challenge your diverse workforce.
We are certified to provide and interpret Forte Institute communication assessments backed by 30 years of scientific research; this program is a complementary addition to our training and coaching services.
Our challenge, "Why Not You"?
FOUNDER & CEO
STEFANIE ADAMS, M.ED.
Stefanie Adams is a learning and development professional, educator, elected official, wife, and mother; for those who know her best, she is "Cheerleader Stef", which personifies
her personality and leadership style. She believes that all things are possible with a
positive attitude, gratitude, and collaboration. She has over 15 years of experience leading and training in corporate, non-profit, and educational settings. She earned her
M.Ed. in Multicultural Education in 2008.
In early 2020, with the support of family and friends, Stefanie stepped away from a corporate training manager position to launch WNY People Development.
Stefanie started her career in the School District of Philadelphia; she recognized that all people, regardless of circumstance, have promise and an ability to lead, however, many have difficulty seeing their own potential. By teaching individuals to trust themselves, and empowering them to stretch their abilities past their point of comfort, they accomplished personal and professional success; with new found confidence, they were able to build dynamic teams, capable of greater innovation and collaboration. Stefanie has applied this coaching technique as an educational consultant, corporate trainer, and leader coach across industries; she has challenged high school students to C-Suite executives to answer the question"why not me?" when confronted with leadership road blocks. A simple question, partnered with coaching tools; this conversation continues to prove successful for building innovative and effective leaders, competent to make decisions and drive organizational change.
In her personal life, Stefanie has an incredible "team"; a supportive, and extremely patient husband, Scott, an energetic and creative son, Brayden, and an encouraging mom, Chris. Days are fueled by coffee, chocolate, yoga, new challenges, and building relationships; her passions are developing others, serving the community, the beach, Philly sports, travel,
managing the chaos that comes with life, and dancing like no one is watching.
What is "People Development with Purpose"?
With experience working in the non-profit sector, we know funding is extremely limited for leadership training. These organizations invest in the people and causes they support, but not their own growth, simply because money isn't available to do so; we believe that
"non-profit" does not equate to "not worthy" of development.
WNY People Development is committed to supporting those that support
our community through our "Give Back" model.
GIVE BACK MODEL
10% of company revenue is retained and reinvested into
Wilmington, North Carolina non-profit organizations.
With "give back" funds, WNY People Development provides free training, specifically designed for non-profits, to support the growth and sustainability of local organizations serving our community.
Non-Profit Training Options:
Leadership, HR Basics, Communication, Volunteer Coordination, Marketing