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Polly Chandler Joins Destination Tiburon
Polly Chandler has joined Destination Tiburon. Imagine a meeting where you and your team can hike, paddle board, get individual coaching sessions while walking at Angel Island, and a experience a customized team workshop that while enjoying the comfort of a conference room and the beauty of outdoor venues in Tiburon. Additional workshops are available on MountTamalpais, Muir Woods and Golden Gate Recreation Area.
Destination Tiburon has an RFP process for meeting plannings. Visit Meet in Tiburon and begin scheduling your next meeting.
Are Leaders Born or Made? Both According to New UCSB Extension Business Leadership Program
Februay 26, 2016
John F. Kennedy once stated, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” UC Santa Barbara Extension instructor Pauline Chandler concurs. On March 30, 2016, Chandler is teaching Foundations of Leadership, the flagship course of UCSB Extension’s Business Leadership Program.
“What I find is many leaders get pushed into a leadership role without having learned the foundations of leadership,” she said. “If the foundations are missing, people can end up overwhelmed, frustrated or thrown off balance. This class creates the space for people to develop a true and authentic leadership style.”
Chandler Coaching Participates in Fast Pitch SB
September – October 2015
Fast Pitch SB is an intense, two-month communications training program for nonprofit leaders creating lasting social change in Santa Barbara County. Using a venture-pitch model, Fast Pitch SB trains and mentors nonprofit leaders to powerfully communicate their story, connects them with coaches comprised of leaders in business, philanthropic, and nonprofit communities. Chandler Coaching is coaching Debbie Loucks, Development Director with Join Up International to help them prepare a pitch to support soldiers with PTSD regain trust and emotional balance by connecting with healing horses.
Leveraging Your Strengths as a Conservation Leader
Facilitated by Polly Chandler
Presented by the Management Assistance Team
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife’s Annual Conference
Peppermill Resort — Reno, NV
July 17, 2015
Imagine you had the tools to leverage your strengths in a way that accelerated your performance, efficiency and energy. What would that look like? What would be different? Come learn how to unlock your strengths and develop your leadership style in a way that maximizes your potential and helps you to thrive in your role. It’s not often that leaders have an opportunity to assess their leadership style and strategically direct their talent towards organizational and professional goals.
In this workshop you will learn new tools and techniques to help you to analyze your strengths and optimize your greatest potential at work. You will explore how to develop your leadership style by leveraging your talents in strategic planning, executing of tasks and team building. At the end of this experiential workshop you’ll have new tools to assess, plan and implement a strengths-based leadership approach for yourself and your team.
Mission Wealth Deepens Connections
Mission Wealth gathered all their employees for a day long retreat. Their goal was to focus on deepening connections and communication across all their offices. A series of strengths based activities along with a tour of a local company helped the staff to see how to best leverage their collective talents while continuing to develop their strategic vision for the future. One of their goals was to learn how to best work together with teams in multiple satellite offices. A series of problem solving activities allowed the team to practice leveraging their strengths to enhance communication and connection across the five Mission Wealth offices.
Youth Group Leverages Talents for Service to Others
Many youth have deep passions about serving their community. In this project, a local faith based youth group explored their gifts and talents as a way of exploring the best way to serve their schools, community, and place of worship. We began with an explorations of values and talents and quickly moved towards leveraging passions, interests, and knowledge to identify service projects.
The youth group members each wrote a personal mission statement based on their values and then set targeted goals on how to leverage their collective strengths towards the visions they have for the youth group. The youth identified specific steps they could take to begin integrating their mission statements into their school, community and home life by maximizing their top five strengths.
Developing the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
Coaching and Training by Polly Chandler
September 30, 2014
College of Natural Resources
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
I recently traveled back to my my undergraduate school, University Wisconsin Stevens Point to work with students and faculty on exploring leadership. We used the strengths finder assessment tool to help build common language and discuss how to best bring individual talents, passions, skills and knowledge to the conservation field. I particularly enjoyed working with the WiNR club, Women in Natural Resources. This inspiring group of students from the College of Natural Resources are going to be great leaders. They are asking the right questions and envisioning a great future and already are leaders on their campus.
Strengths Finder Coaching and Training
September 14, 2014
Bank Notes Foodbank Of Santa Barbara County Newsletter
The Santa Barbara Food Bank recently participated in a strength development training. Eight staff members participated in two individual coaching sessions and two team development sessions.
Newsletter excerpt: “We’ve taken time to build a deeper bond amongst our team by inviting Polly Chandler to coach us in Strengths Finder over the last four months. Here’s our team with Polly in one of our early coaching sessions.”
“A Special Thanx goes to Polly Chandler for teaching us the value of our individual strengths and how important it is to lean on each other’s strengths.”
Clean Business Investment Summit
September 11, 2014
Santa Barbara, California
In partnership with Christies Communication, Santa Barbara, I facilitated a 3-hour workshop for a group of entrepreneurs and investors on how to leverage their individual and collective strengths. One participant commented, “In 2 hours we developed a stronger team than we have often done in a year”. Read more »
Polly Chandler recognized as one of top 20 extraordinary women in the community in the Keene Sentinel
July 6, 2014
The Keene Sentinel
Event hosted to honor 2013 and 2014 women. Read the full article.
See a copy of the 2013 Extraordinary Women Magazine’s article about Polly Chandler.
Chandler joins council
April 20, 2014
Santa Barbara News-Press
Polly Chandler has joined the Partnership Council of the Community Environmental Council…. The Partnership Council is a group of business and community leaders who actively champion CEC’s mission through fundraising efforts and more.