At Van Ness & Co. we believe
Connection is the key to Success.
All truly successful people do one thing really well.
And they connect in three ways:
Some call this "being in the zone", or "flow".
It's almost hard to define, but we know it when we see and feel it.
We're defining it, and clarifying the specifics on how to get there.
Connection is why we’re here. It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen. - Brené Brown
Truly successful companies inspire connection.
They do that in three ways:
Van Ness & Co helps organizations do these things well, by providing:choose your story.
Ok. Connection. I get it.
But WHY? Why focus on connection?
Why would that help me and my company?
How does focusing on connection lead to success?
- Employee Engagement - For decades research has shown that engaged employees are more committed, productive, and go above and beyond. Focus on employee engagement reduces turnover and increases profit. You create greater well-being when you work on connection.
- Loyal customers - Everyone knows customer loyalty is key. When you improve the level and quality of interpersonal connections within your organization, the same level and quality of connection is increased with your customers and all stakeholders.
- More trusting relationships - A litmus test of the success of your organization, it’s ability to grow, and become sustainable, is the quality of the relationships internally and externally. How you connect with yourself, your tasks and conversations, and others is the key to building trusted relationships.
- Smoother processes - When you connect with yourself, your work and those around you, you increase collaboration, alignment and build business processes that are more adaptive and agile.
What our clients say
When we’re looking for a change that’s actually meaningful, a change that sticks… We always turn to Van Ness & Company to get that done.
As senior executives we all know that the best way to drive organizational performance is through engagement. Engaged employees are a key differentiator in a company’s overall performance. VN&Co helps people get off the side-lines and really engage in a transformational initiative. Leaders become personally accountable in what needs to change in the organization.
…That an outside group that doesn’t know us at all could accurately reflect back to us who we are. Incredibly valuable for us. We’re more effective as a result.
HR Leadership Team Member