Customized Team & Leadership Development Programs
Forget about moving the needle —let's blow up the gauge.
You want a team firing on all cylinders, not just going through the motions. But no matter where you land on a scale from “trucking along” to toxic, something is off. And fixing it? Well, that can feel like putting a jigsaw puzzle together… blindfolded.
Not because you can’t name the problems; you can do that in your sleep: apathy, conflict, avoidance, turnover. If only solutions were just as obvious…
At Thought Design, we customize team & leadership development programs that pinpoint problems, obliterate barriers, and unearth next-level potential. Want to know our secret?
Everything hinges on psychological safety.
psy·cho·log·i·cal safe·ty (definition)
We get it; psychological safety is a term that can sound kind of woo-woo. Some call it “culture,” others call it “emotional connection.” What it boils down to, though, is a simple concept that packs a lot of punch: creating conditions where your team can do their best work.
Think about psychological safety like the weather—when the “weather” is off at work, it’s like riding a bike in a downpour or climbing a mountain in a mudslide. You can do it, but you’re not getting anywhere fast… and, let’s be honest, you’ll be grumpy when you get there. When conditions are gloomy, toxicity skyrockets, satisfaction plummets, and relationships, inside and outside the workplace, suffer. But…
When work conditions are optimized, the “clouds part,” and collaboration, ingenuity, and purpose light up the sky. Attitudes lift, behaviors change, and your team can finally bring their best without so much working against them.
You can control the weather at work —we exist to help.
We're honored to be trusted by incredible companies.
Explore all our programs.
Some people come to us knowing exactly what they need (strategic planning, a team outing, or a workshop on this, that, or something else), but most need direction. Explore our programs below or click “Start the Conversation” for guidance.
Fearless Organization Scan (FOS)
Team-Building Culinary Experiences
Workshops by Topic for Teams
Empowered Leader Course
One-on-One Leadership Coaching
Strategic Planning Sessions
Solutions for Educators
Not sure where to begin?
There are a few things we don't stand for, as well.
No magic pills.
Psychological safety doesn’t happen overnight. It requires ongoing effort for lasting organizational change. So, you won’t find us pitching some one-and-done training that promises the moon and delivers a Moon Pie.
No pipe dreams.
You know “fluffy talk” when you hear it, right? Big ideas that live in the clouds and get lost in translation on their way back down to earth. Our clients rave about just how practical and “sticky” our programs are.
For our programs to make the most impact, everyone must be engaged. Suits, rookies, introverts, extroverts, visionaries, and doers… our space and our approach get all your people thinking, talking, and taking action.