pLink Library

pLink programs focus on the development of people through the levers of competence, character, and consciousness. Our PositivePace® library are courses designed to be delivered individually or strung together into a coherent curriculum. Each module is a highly concentrated micro-learning experience that blends business acumen with human behavior insights to provide a doorway to sustainable growth. These learning experiences are designed to change the way people are with themselves and others through greater awareness, skills development, novel approaches, and camaraderie.

Adaptive Mindset

Competence, Character, and Consciousness

This course focuses on adapting beliefs, mindsets, and behaviors to navigate rapidly changing environments. Participants delve into the concepts of consciousness, choice, intentional inner growth, and Inner Game / Outer Game as they learn to lead change from within and to foster a culture of continuous adaptation and growth.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the critical importance of developing an adaptive mindset in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Acquire practical strategies to enhance self-awareness, consciousness, and ability to adapt.
  • Learn ways to facilitate sustainable change and to nurture an environment where individuals embrace growth opportunities that drive organizational success.

Adaptive Organization

Using Strategic Alignment to Accelerate Adaptation

This leadership course addresses the importance of aligning the mindset and daily work of individuals with the strategic goals of the organization. Participants learn practical methods to create alignment by effectively cascading strategy while considering the im-portance of parallel-processing business growth, people, and infra-structure to support execution of that strategy.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand that successful strategy execution requires aligning the mindset and thinking of individuals with the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Learn techniques to effectively cascade strategy throughout the organization, ensuring clear communication, alignment, and engagement at all levels.
  • Recognize the importance of parallel-processing the growth of business, people, and infrastructure to support strategy execution.

Cadence of Communication

Leading others in Succeeding together

Effective team communication builds trust and bolsters productivity, and a rhythm of well-designed meetings drives momentum and transcends boundaries. This course explores meeting time as strategic “real estate” for business communications. Participants learn to clarify meeting purpose, streamline participant selection, and establish a cadence that fosters engagement, accountability, and decision-making.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand how a predictable cadence of meetings enables direction-setting, obstacle-clearing, talent development, and decision-making.
  • Employ best practices for meetings to maximize relationship-building, develop teams, and achieve results.
  • Create momentum towards goals with fewer, faster, targeted, well-run meetings.

Courageous Authenticity

What it Means to Lead from Power Within

This course explores courageous authenticity, which is indispensable to effective leadership. Participants examine the qualities of authenticity that build trust and foster innovation. They learn the necessary skills to embody and nurture courageous authenticity as leaders and explore strategies and approaches to address and transcend potential barriers and resistance.

Impact on the Learner
  • Distinguish between conflict, courage, and courageous authenticity.
  • Contrast the assumptions, mindsets, and narratives that help or hinder courageous authenticity.
  • Identify the opportunities to be more courageously authentic and develop a plan.

Creative Leadership

Evolving the Capacity to Lead in a Complex World

Creative leadership is about evolving the capacity and capability to be effective and deliver strong business performance amid increasing complexity, rapid change, and disruption. This course foregrounds the concepts of Inner Game/Outer Game and Consciousness and explores creative and reactive orientations to leadership.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand how effective leadership is critical to delivering bottom-line business results.
  • Increase awareness of individual leadership strengths and growth opportunities.
  • Recognize the results over time of aligning Inner Game and Outer Game.

Cultivating Curiosity

Accelerating Learning and Better Navigating Uncertain Times

This course empowers participants to embrace curiosity as a catalyst for better decision-making, stronger relationships, and overall organizational success. Given the tendency to lose curiosity over time, this course emphasizes an inquisitive mindset amid uncertainty. Participants explore curiosity-driven leadership, identify patterns that hinder curiosity, and practice strategies to foster curiosity.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize the significance of curiosity in driving innovation and promoting continuous learning and growth within organizations.
  • Practice pausing in the moment, suspending certainty, and preparing for a curious conversation.
  • Shift from a need to be right to a focus on learning, growth, and getting it right.

Curious Mindset & Stance

A Powerful Questions Practicum

Building upon foundational principles of curiosity, this course explores the art and practice of crafting and asking powerful, open-ended questions. Through interactive exercises and practical applications, participants develop the skills and confidence to generate impactful open-ended questions that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to meaningful conversations and breakthroughs.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize the role of open-ended questions in fostering curiosity, building trust, promoting inclusivity, and driving effective communication and collaboration.
  • Craft open-ended questions that encourage exploration, challenge assumptions, stimulate innovative thinking, and promote deeper understanding.
  • Practice a curious stance with real-world situations.


The Art of Being a Decisive Leader

This course explores the skills and mindsets of making effective decisions, delving into the impacts of delaying decisions, the reasons for decision avoidance, and the benefits of building decisiveness within teams. Participants explore strategies for overcoming decision-related challenges by building a culture of psychological safety and balancing intuition and data.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize the impact of decision-avoidance on leadership effectiveness, team dynamics, and organizational progress.
  • Develop strategies to overcome decision-related challenges such as over-reliance on data, consensus-seeking, conflicting priorities, and fear of negative consequences.
  • Explore the role of psychological safety in creating an environment conducive to decisiveness and in fostering a culture that encourages timely and responsible action.


Currently in Development

This course explores the impacts of resistance on effective delegation and strategies to overcome that resistance. Participants gain a deep understanding of delegation best practices and developing team potential. Delegation is a powerful tool that frees up time and mental bandwidth, enabling focus on strategic thinking and the bigger picture.

Impact on the Learner
  • Appreciate how resistance gets in the way of delegation.
  • Understand the best practices of delegation and how to use them to develop others.
  • Use delegation to free up time and mindshare to focus on the big picture.

Demystifying Change

Understanding Resistance

This course teaches the skills and insights necessary to navigate and drive adaptive change in today’s complex and uncertain business landscape, including addressing the emotional aspects of that change. Participants learn the difference between technical and adaptive change, the approaches each requires, and how to solve the challenges effectively.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the differences between technical and adaptive change initiatives so that these initiatives are successful.
  • Identify when adaptive change is needed and use the right approach to solve adaptive challenges.
  • Enhance emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and confidence in leading change efforts.

Emotional Agility

Thriving in Uncertain Times

This course presents tools to effectively navigate emotions while leading in fast-paced, stressful business environments. Emotions, by shaping actions and even career trajectories, offer informative cues, valuable insights, and guidance. The course empowers participants to cultivate emotional flexibility in stressful situations and to support their teams to do the same.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the definition and leadership benefits of emotional agility.
  • Recognize where they can be hooked or triggered and practice “unhooking.”
  • Use somatic practices to increase emotional agility.


Currently in Development

This course explores the critical, transformative role of empathy in leadership and equips participants with the skills to develop authentic connections and foster strong relationships. Through interactive discussions, practical exercises, and real-world examples, participants learn how to lead with empathy to enhance trust, psychological safety, and employee engagement.

Impact on the Learner
  • Value the importance of empathy in overall leadership effectiveness and business performance.
  • Understand personal blockers to empathetic responses.
  • Increase confidence in applying empathy in various workplace scenarios.

Evolving Feedback

Currently in Development

This course empowers participants to unlock the transformative power of feedback, including best practices for delivering effective feedback and receiving it with openness. Participants gain a deep appreciation for feedback as the secret sauce for personal and professional growth, recognizing its potential to inspire continuous improvement and foster meaningful connections.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize giving and receiving feedback as the secret sauce to growth.
  • Distinguish between giving feedback, criticism, and clear direction.
  • Understand the best practices for giving and receiving feedback.

Healthy Striving

The Art and Science of Winning at Life

This course presents practical strategies and an evidence-based framework that address obstacles to well-being and work/life balance. By integrating the five domains of Seligman’s Theory of Well-being (PERMA), participants evaluate their energy investments and develop skills to maximize returns, manage their well-being, and support others to do the same.

Impact on the Learner
  • Apply an evidence-based framework for evaluating where they are investing energy and to what return.
  • Gain insights into common obstacles that hinder well-being and work/life balance.
  • Learn to integrate the five domains of Seligman’s Theory of Well-being (PERMA) – Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Achievement – into their leadership approach, supporting the well-being and success of their teams.

Invite Innovation

Creating the Future

This course presents skills and strategies to navigate difficult conversations with confidence, fostering trust and empowerment. Participants explore clarifying the issues, actively listening to other perspectives, and employing curiosity and creativity. They learn the mindsets and skills for setting the tone, framing the conversation, and maintaining a constructive approach.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the preconditions to foster innovation.
  • Assess obstacles and look for opportunities to improve how they lead innovation.
  • Develop a plan for improving.

Leadership & Identity

Exploring the Case for Change

This course is designed to expand leadership effectiveness and authenticity through the necessary and courageous journey of evolving personal identity in a complex and rapidly changing world. Participants explore the significance of self-reflection, perspective-taking, feedback, values assessment, and self-compassion as well as mindsets and behaviors that limit leadership effectiveness.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the need to evolve their sense of identity to meet the demands of the scope of their responsibility.
  • Identify specific challenges to increasing leadership capacity.
  • Learn practices to support authenticity and effectiveness.

Leadership Flex

Flexibility of Focus and Style as Core to Leadership Resilience

Successful leadership requires a flexible mindset that can pivot between collaboration and direction to meet evolving needs and to respond to adversity. This course explores cognitive and emotional agility and how to balance directive and collaborative leadership styles. Participants develop an ambidextrous approach to navigate complexity and drive meaningful change.

Impact on the Learner
  • Appreciate the challenges of balancing collaboration and direction and recognize the impact of over-indexing on one leadership style.
  • Learn strategies to balance directive and collaborative leadership styles to drive meaningful change.
  • Create and implement adaptive leadership strategies that foster innovation, collaboration, and growth.

Leadership Style Guide

Developing Wake Awareness To Improve Connections

A leader’s style – the way they provide direction, deal with challenges, and communicate with direct reports and peers – impacts their ability to build trust, accountability, and engagement up, down, and across their organization. This course introduces a leadership style guide, promoting open dialogue in the workplace and supporting intentional growth.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the components of leadership style and its impact on engagement, trust, and culture.
  • Articulate a personal, authentic leadership style.
  • Create an artifact to share leadership style and expectations with others easily.

Leading with Trust

Scaling Impact by Earning and Extending Trust

Trust is essential to successful human relationships, leadership effectiveness, and organizational performance. This course explores how to earn and extend trust, defining the building blocks for building trust or diagnosing a breach. Assessing their strengths and opportunities, participants learn how to make generous assumptions and set clear expectations and boundaries.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the building blocks of trust and the specific behaviors and practices that support it.
  • Identify opportunities to intentionally build trust with others.
  • Assess where trust has been damaged and prepare to repair it.

Listening for Total Meaning

Creating Deeper Conversations

This comprehensive course equips leaders to become skilled listeners and effective communicators. In today’s fast-paced work environments, effective listening is paramount for fostering collaboration, innovation, and psychological safety within teams. Participants explore common barriers to listening, practical active-listening skills, and environments conducive to open communication and collective gains.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize that effective listening goes beyond hearing words to encompass comprehending and empathizing with the speaker’s point of view.
  • Practice listening, including making eye contact, asking open-ended questions, paraphrasing, showing empathy, maintaining open body language, and summarizing conversations.
  • Explore common barriers to effective listening, such as internal preoccupations, unconscious biases, validation-seeking, interrupting, unsolicited advice, distractions, and time constraints.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

With Clarity, Courage, and Compassion

This course presents skills and strategies to navigate difficult conversations with confidence, fostering trust and empowerment. Participants explore clarifying the issues, actively listening to other perspectives, and employing curiosity and creativity. They learn the mindsets and skills for setting the tone, framing the conversation, and maintaining a constructive approach.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the cost of avoiding hard conversations.
  • Increase their willingness to have challenging conversations.
  • Prepare and practice new strategies to successfully navigate difficult conversations.

Pitching Up

The Art of Influencing

In today’s complex and interconnected world, the ability to influence others is paramount to achieving collective success and desired outcomes. This course explores how to influence beyond positional authority. Participants learn how to make a business case for their ideas, overcome resistance, and build strong alliances to advance ideas.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize the critical role of influential leadership in driving collective success and achieving desired outcomes beyond the scope of authority.
  • Practice methods to make the business case for a new idea.
  • Learn to disconnect personal value from idea acceptance and embrace the growth opportunities that come with pitching up.

Priorities & Choice

Channeling Opportunity with Timely, Wise, and Confident Choices

This course presents the skills and strategies needed to navigate the complex landscape of decision-making, to develop a prioritization practice, to overcome decision fatigue, and to maximize resources. Participants learn to optimize their focus, enhance positive momentum, and foster a culture of clear direction and effective prioritizing within their teams.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize the critical role of prioritization in driving productivity, managing resources, and achieving desired outcomes.
  • Use techniques to manage their internal resources, including energy and cognitive load, to make effective decisions.
  • Create a practice of active prioritization that supports clear, confident choices and improved results.

Restoring Energy & Perspective

Currently in Development

Given the impacts of burnout and negative mindsets, this course explores how to restore energy, enhance perspective, and optimize leadership capabilities. Exploring restorative practices tailored to their preferences, participants learn to unlock their potential, support their well-being and effectiveness, and create an environment conducive to productivity and job satisfaction.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the impact of depleted energy and compromised perspective on leadership effectiveness.
  • Develop a personal restorative practice that resonates with individual preferences and needs to support well-being, resilience, and leadership effectiveness.
  • Cultivate strategies for promoting a culture of well-being and positive energy that fosters collaboration, productivity, and overall job satisfaction.

Self-Coaching for Better Results

Improving Our Outcomes with Thought Bridging

Unexamined thinking patterns and biases often drive poor leadership. This course explores the power of self-coaching, a psychologically skillful practice, to slow down thinking, observe and redirect thoughts, and improve decision-making and actions. Participants learn the Thought Bridging method to challenge confirmation bias, offset negativity bias, and diffuse reactivity.

Impact on the Learner
  • Recognize how instinctive reactions and unexamined thinking patterns can hinder leadership effectiveness and compromise reputation.
  • Develop the ability to redirect unproductive thoughts in constructive directions and choose deliberate responses that improve decision-making, actions, and results.
  • Share self-coaching techniques and encourage others to enhance their self-awareness and thinking skills.

Somatic Intelligence & Composure

Currently in Development

This course explores developing and maintaining composure in challenging situations to build trust and credibility. Participants learn how to enhance emotional awareness, regulate emotions, and tap into somatic intelligence for sustainable composure. By mastering composure and emotional agility, leaders contribute to psychological safety and enhance their resilience and effectiveness.

Impact on the Learner
  • Enhance awareness of triggers and responses when losing composure.
  • Recognize the importance of developing and maintaining composure in building trust, credibility, and positive work environments.
  • Practice strategies to tap into somatic intelligence, heighten emotional awareness, and regulate emotions.

Strengths-Based Leadership

Finding Ease and Engagement through Strengths

This course delves into the evidence-based practice of strengths-based leadership. Leveraging personal strengths and cultivating awareness and development of strengths unlock heightened employee engagement, improved business performance, and enhanced overall well-being. Participants discover how to harness their unique talents and strengths and those of team members to drive exceptional results.

Impact on the Learner
  • Appreciate their strengths and the strengths of others.
  • Recognize how strengths in excess can be experienced as a weakness by others.
  • Value how complementary strengths contribute to improved team performance.

Teaming with Trust

Building Trust Within and Between Teams

This course explores the fundamental building blocks of trust and equips participants with practical strategies to foster trust within their teams and with external stakeholders. Participants learn how trust impacts partnerships and cross-functional teamwork, develop a comprehensive understanding of trust dynamics, and engage with practices that support trust-building and collaboration.

Impact on the Learner
  • Understand the building blocks of trust and the practices that support it on their team and between their team and others.
  • Map and assess the level of trust across stakeholders.
  • Create a plan to intentionally strengthen trust on the team and with others.

Values in action

The Bedrock of Leadership

This course explores how values underpin and guide a meaningful life and how they contribute to positive emotion, engagement with self, strong positive relationships, and achievement. Participants discover how values provide strength and insight as well as gain awareness of the opportunity and complexity around diverse values in the workplace.

Impact on the Learner
  • Gain grounded confidence as a result of knowing who they are and what they value the most.
  • Communicate and model behaviors consistent with their values.
  • Understand how values drive the behaviors of others.

Values-based Teaming

Strengthening Team Dynamics with Values-based Behaviors

This course explores the transformative potential of values in fostering team effectiveness and achieving collective goals as well as delves into the practical strategies and insights necessary to harness that potential. Participants learn how values shape team dynamics, drive decision-making, and foster a sense of purpose and cohesion.

Impact on the Learner
  • Gain grounded confidence as a result of knowing who they are and what they value the most.
  • Understand how values drive the behaviors of others.
  • Create visibility and norms around team values.

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