Team Building

Invest in your bench of emerging leaders with Wherewithall-facilitated meetings, manager roundtables, and team building exercises.

Perhaps you’re looking for a neutral facilitator, someone to help cross-functional teams bond, or a fresh perspective grounded in years of leadership and management experience. Our team is here to foster an internal peer network of support, balance the needs and voices of all participants, and challenge everyone to grow through group coaching.

We also offer singular topic talks, open-ended fireside chats, and off-site design and facilitation.

Testimonial

We brought in Wherewithall to guide leaders across our product, design, and engineering teams as they worked to more clearly define their roles and responsibilities. In just a few short hours, the team transformed a fuzzy set of practices into a framework that plainly articulated the goals of each role on the team. The workshop defused a lot of anxiety and unlocked a new level of collaboration that is sure to serve us well in the months ahead.

Mandy Brown, Head of Chorus, Vox Media

Team Building Services

Manager Roundtables

Roundtables are a safe space for a group of managers to meet and talk through recent dilemmas, workshop challenges they’re facing, and continuously strengthen their key management skills by supporting and learning from each other. Up to 8 managers from different departments get together for an hour every other week and participate in a supportive and facilitated discussion.

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Cross-Functional Roles Exercise

In this facilitated exercise, representatives from each cross-functional role create a new framework for how they will work together across the organization. After participating, attendees can leverage this new framework as they fulfill their day-to-day responsibilities, knowing how and what to expect from their peers.

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Custom Offsite Design & Facilitation

Wherewithall supplements the work you’re putting in to your team to develop offsite exercises and facilitate group discussions. Together we’ll discuss your team’s needs and develop a custom schedule and plan of action. We ensure everyone’s voice is heard, offer an objective point of view, and bring our years of experience with companies just like yours.

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Talks & Presentations

Does your company bring in speakers, or host a brown bag lunch series? If so, bring in Wherewithall to give a talk! Some of our popular talks: Navigating Team Friction, Facilitating Awesome Meetings, Mentorship + Sponsorship.

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Testimonial

Lara has been absolutely fantastic in helping grow our engineering leadership. She has done everything from facilitating roundtables, doing talks and running workshops. And every time she has done a great job customizing the work to fit our organization. Without exception, all of these efforts have been very successful.

Allan Beaufour, SVP, Engineering

Free Resources to help you strengthen your team

Management/Leadership Philosophy worksheet

A philosophy crystallizes in one sentence (which is helpful for others) what kind of manager you are. It translates those expectations you have for your direct reports and what they should expect of you into something digestible and shareable. Use this worksheet to articulate your own approach to management or leadership.

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Setting Communications Expectations worksheet

When do you expect your reports will ask you for help, or support? How do you expect them to respond to incidents? How should they expect you will respond when they give you feedback?

Use this worksheet to build upon the setting expectations worksheet. Get even more specific about the medium and cadence of your team’s communication, and establish norms around how others will respond.

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Setting Expectations worksheet

One simple way to create predictability and stability for your team is to be transparent about what you expect of your teammates, and what they can expect of you. Use this worksheet to brainstorm and collaborate with your teammates on team norms around feedback, supporting each other, communicating, and collaborating.

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