More than a time of transition and change, the team of facilitators and executive coaches at Bravium believe it’s a time for greater clarity, alignment and action. They’re adapting and eager to help others thrive in this new economic and remote-working environment.

“We pivoted and launched many of our offerings in virtual sprints. Our clients are loving it,” says Nicole Bianchi, facilitator, master coach and partner at Bravium.

A boutique facilitation and coaching firm, Bravium specializes in workshop experiences, leadership programs, and one-on-one executive coaching to build more innovative and effective leaders and teams. It recently added a new service platform called “Coaching Circles,” a team approach to achieving personal and professional goals.

“Coaching Circles reimagines executive coaching as something for everyone, not just wealthy executives,” says Jeff Shannon, Bravium partner, facilitator and coach.

Winning Insights from Our Winner:

Providing an Excellent Customer Experience

“We give business leaders a framework to develop their skills, create a plan and transform their organizations,” Bianchi says. “They refer to us as ‘partners’ versus ‘consultants’ because we get in, learn their business quickly and help them grow their leaders, their teams, and their business without being dependent on us. Leader-led versus consultant-led is key to make it sticky.”

Empowering Employees and Creating a Culture in which They Can Grow and Succeed

“We knew it was important, right up front, to build out Bravium operating principles that we would be very intentional to live on a daily basis. This shows up in everything we do, in how we work with each other and clients,” Bianchi says.

Bravium operating principles:

  • Make it personal.
  • Talk straight.
  • Hold the line.
  • Avoid scorekeeping.
  • Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
  • Never take yourself too seriously.

Best Practice Tip

“In a world of constant change, hold a loose grip and being willing to experiment every day with something new,” Bianchi says. “Growth doesn’t happen without risk. Avoid the call of comfort. Try new things and approaches. Do it differently this time. Force yourself to be brave!”

The Value of Chamber Involvement

 “We have been members of the Greater Omaha Chamber since day one. The Chamber has offered opportunities for us to connect with business owners and leaders through the many programs they offer,” says Bianchi, a graduate of Leadership Omaha Class 33.

She and Shannon have presented at and attended BOSS events, Make/Happen, and Coffee & Contacts. They now lead the Leadership Omaha Retreat with the Chamber’s Liz Kerrigan.

Impacting the Community

Bravium is involved in the community through Special Olympics, American Cancer Society and Papillion 150. The firm also partners with local non-profits in need of strategic planning and leadership development.

“We get creative to give them what they need to grow their leaders and non-profit,” Bianchi says.

Bianchi recently collaborated to bring a national movement, The Butterfly Effect, to the City of Papillion. Through sponsorships of more than a dozen 12-foot tall “social butterfly murals,” the project will launch the Papillion Community Foundation Endowment Fund to help identify, develop and support community programs that enhance the quality of life in Papillion.

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