Welcome to Better Cubed.

Leadership is less about titles and the corner office than it is about fostering a courageous culture and setting clear expectations so people know what is expected, encouraged and rewarded within your organization.  

Courageous leadership is contagious. And to scale daring leadership and build courage within your teams and organization, we must do the brave work and have the tough conversations. 

But how? With so much unknown, and our organizations and the people we serve feeling as disconnected and distant as ever? When the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion is needed now more than ever? And when fear, uncertainty and overwhelm are a common experience.  

My work and that of the better3 team is dedicated to providing brave, innovative and responsive solutions to bold, courageous leaders who are willing to do the brave work and have the tough conversations necessary to ensure healthy partnerships and resilient organizations.  

Even now. Especially now.

Take good care,

Ways to Engage

Better³ offers several points of entry depending on your goals, timeframe and team. Choose from Intensives, Roundtables, Coaching and Keynotes. Virtual and socially distanced on-site options are…

Dare to Lead™

Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator Pam Ryan now offers the latest iteration of Dr. Brené Brown’s courage-building program in several modalities based on your investment in time, talent and treasure. Fall Cohort waitlist…

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Ways to Engage

The level of collective courage in an organization is the absolute best predictor of that organization’s ability to be successful.

Brené Brown

Unprecedented times call for for brave leaders, and brave leaders require courage.  

The better³ team is dedicated to providing brave, innovative and responsive solutions to bold, courageous leaders who are willing to do the work and have the tough conversations necessary to ensure resilient, successful and prosperous organizations.  

Partnering with the better³ team means drawing from over 60 years of professional facilitation, leadership development and executive coaching across the manufacturing, government, education, legal, and fitness industries, in both for and non-profit sectors.

We understand that sustainable change happens over time with proper tools and personalized support. As such, we’ve designed several options which honor several levels of readiness and involvement. Choose from virtual, socially-distanced on-site and hybrid options suitable for individual leaders, teams, and organizations. 

Individuals

What would it mean to you as a leader to live and lead authentically and with increased courage and connection? 

With better³ individual coaching, brave leaders learn new patterns of critical awareness. Personal and organizational values move from the aspirational into actual behaviors that can be clearly communicated, taught, measured, and evaluated.

If you are brave leader who wishes to cultivate a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation, these opportunities are designed with you in mind.  

Teams

What would it mean to your team to know, consistently, what was expected, encouraged, and rewarded?  

With better³, teams learn skills for building trust, empathy, and connection. Create environments where accountability of self and team, smart risk taking, and the ability to reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks are fostered. Plus, learn how to give and receive feedback – even when it’s tough.

If you are a leader who wishes to take the initiative in both finding and developing the potential in both your people and processes, these opportunities are designed with you and your team in mind. 

Organizations

What areas of your organization would benefit from the ability to create and share bold ideas?  What would it mean to your organization to be able to confidently take smart risks? 

With better³ organizational opportunities, foster an agile environment where problem identification and solving are met with effective or sustainable solutions. 

If you are an organizational leader who understands brave, connected leadership is your competitive advantage in the current economy, our bespoke organizational opportunities are for you.  

Individual Leadership Opportunties

Individual Leadership Development Opportunities Begin Here

What would it mean to you as a leader to live and lead authentically and with increased courage and connection?

With better³ individual coaching, brave leaders learn new patterns of critical awareness. Personal and organizational values move from the aspirational into actual behaviors that can be clearly communicated, taught, measured, and evaluated.

Brave leaders who wish to cultivate a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation are welcome here.

Begin by choosing any of the options below.

360° feedback provides powerful insight and is a perfect starting point for individual leaders. Blind spots, when revealed in a safe way, can be highly beneficial to both the leader and the company. Rapid individual improvement, increased company contribution, commitment and retention result.  

Tailored for brave, committed and curious leaders who want to see themselves and those they lead more clearly. Clear and measurable, 1:1 coaching is a powerful catalyst for growth. Tap potential, improve communication and conflict resolutions skills while learning new ways to respond.

Delve into the heart of daring leadership. Learn what it means to rumble with vulnerability, how shame shows up in the workplace and how to lead from a place of empathy and self- compassion.  Brave trust, live into values and learn to rise in an 8-week Master Class that redefines what it means to be a leader.

Team Opportunities

Team Leadership Development Opportunities Begin Here

What would it mean to your team to know, consistently, what was expected, encouraged, and rewarded?  

With better³ teams learn skills for building trust, empathy, and connection. Create environments where accountability of self and team, smart risk taking, and the ability to reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks are fostered. Plus, learn how to give and receive feedback – even when it’s tough. Especially when it’s tough.

Leaders who wish to take the initiative in both finding and developing the potential in both people and processes are welcome here.

Begin by choosing any of the options below.

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Leadis an empirically-based courage-building program.

Designed to be facilitated by highly vetted, certified organizational development professionals, the program allows for the creation of safe, trusting spaces for teams to engage in difficult conversations, examine biases, and embrace diverse perspectives is critical work for leading through uncertainty and change.

Data-driven decisions allow for personalization of a leadership development plan that meets the needs of your team and are available in three ways:  Daring Vs Armored Leadership Assessments, Organizational Culture Assessments and Daring Leadership Assessments.

 

Build consensus, collaboration and cooperation with Team Development Workshops.  Create a custom hybrid experience based on needs, desired outcomes and assessment data, or choose from a variety of existing better³ workshops with clearly stated purposes and measurable, defined outcomes:

  • Clear Communication and Handling Conflict
  • Building Trust in Teams
  • Providing Procedural Feedback
  • Leading from a Coaching Stance
  • Daring vs Armored Leadership
  • How Shame Shows up in Organizations and Its Impact
  • Finding Balance in Overwhelm
  • Creating Connection in Remote Teams
  • Tools for Interactive Virtual Facilitation

Leading Through Uncertainty and Change: Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Leadis an empirically based courage-building program. Now more than ever, we need to show up without armor, full of empathy and with a tools that give you super powers. 

Through this engagement, teams develop skills for leading during a pandemic as well as through a critical time of examining organization and team systemic biases. 

  • 8 Month Deep Dive 
  • 1:1 Integration Coaching
  • 36 Hour Program
  • Newly Created Curriculum With a Diversity & Inclusion Lens
  • Full Integration Plan 
  • Post-Program Circle Back Session 

Organizational Leadership Opportunities

Organizational Leadership Development Opportunities Begin Here

What areas of your organization would benefit from the ability to create and share bold ideas?  What would it mean to your organization to be able to confidently take smart risks? 

With better³ organizational opportunities, foster an agile environment where problem identification and solving are met with effective or sustainable solutions. 

Organizational leaders who understand brave, connected leadership is your competitive advantage in the current economy are welcome here.

Begin by choosing any of the options below.

With crisis comes opportunity. Living in a pandemic brings a constant state of uncertainty, risk and emotional unbalance for most of us. In this engaging, timely keynote, Pam illustrates the connection between courageous leadership and vulnerability in uncertain times and nudges the audience to lean into a fresh perspective on the power of innovation, creativity and change.

Whole-hearted leaders are feeling the strain of recent shifts on their business and the subsequent impact on their people. While juggling long-standing demands, adapting to ever-evolving ways of doing business, and attempting to stay connected to their team may seem like an impossible task, better³ offers practical, tangible action. 

Rise above the noise, unify and realign teams with our engaging, real-time workshops that create safe spaces for necessary, hard conversations during unprecedented times.

Brave leaders will take advantage of this moment in history not to wait for “normal” to return, but to connect with and build on internal resources as we look toward a future driven by opportunity and agency, not of external circumstances.

Brave leaders are found at the better³ Executive Leadership Round Table. Vetted participants interact in bi-weekly group sessions, receive 1:1 integrative executive coaching sessions, actionable take-aways and direction, and ongoing membership.

Brave leaders are never silent about hard things, and the better³ Executive Roundtable is where resilience and resources meet.