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Discover and explore the various resources compiled for you to enjoy at your leisure. Make sure you revisit this place so you are not missing anything new and exciting.

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Changing Conversations

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PPAS Maturity Model®

The Reach Method


How to Create High Functioning Remote Teams that Work

How to Create High Functioning Remote Teams that Work | Ute Franzen-Waschke for Changes BIG and small with Damianne President

In this episode, Ute Franzen-Waschke and I discuss some of the challenges of maintaining relationships within teams in remote work environments with some suggestions of strategies that can be applied by teams and team leads to support good relationships at work. Ute also shared her favorite virtual collaboration tool for use with remote teams. You can download additional resources on the topic of remote work, virtual facilitation, and organizational learning brought to you by Howspace here.

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How to Change Your Mindset to Create Strong Relationships at Work

This is a compilation of Podcasts Damianne President shared on the challenges and opportunities of building strong relationships at work

Since discussing work cultures and remote work environments with her last three guests, Matt Blizek, Raul Cuadrado, and Ute Franzen-Waschke, Damianne has been thinking about the connection between relationships at work and work cultures. Damianne says that when we think about a relationship, we can compare it to the growth of a plant.

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How Understanding Neuroscience Can Help You Build Stronger Relationships

Join Debra Pearce-McCall, María Escobar-Bordyn, Ute Franzen-Waschke, and Damianne President as they talk about the role of neuroscience in emotions and how they factor into relationships.

Our brains stores a lot of information around relationships, how people made us feel, how we feel about people, and that will always influence the way we are interacting.

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Skills for Mars Podcast - Remote Work Success: PPAS Maturity Model®

Remote Work Success: PPAS Maturity Model ® | Ute Franzen-Waschke on Skills for Mars

This conversation is about Remote Work. My guest is Ute Franzen-Waschke: Professional Certified Coach, Communications Skills Expert and the author of “How to create a successful remote work culture” A bit more than a year ago we were all pushed into remote work and most of us had to learn how to swim. Now that we have proved remote performance is possible, it is time to enable and sustain successful collaboration and co-creation. Ute’s PPAS Maturity Model® – short for People, Processes, Applications, Structure - is a reflection tool that helps companies understand their remote culture - and decide the best starting point for change.

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Pros and Cons of Remote Work, with Ute Franzen-Waschke

Yes, I work from home Episode name and number: Pros and Cons of Remote Work, with Ute Franzen-Waschke, Ep. 33

Ute Franzen-Waschke, of Holle, Germany, specializes in corporate culture and communication and has been working from home as a coach and consultant for nearly two decades. In today's episode, she talks about how she and her husband had temporarily relocated to the USA for her husband's work assignment right before the 2020 pandemic started shutting everything down. Even though she had anticipated working remotely with some of her corporate clients while she was traveling, the two of them ended up working from an apartment in Michigan. In the past, Ute was seeing local clients often in the mornings and then doing admin work and some remote work in her afternoons. Even though she is back home in Germany, she is still restricted from visiting her clients onsite, so she has switched her work to 100% from home. Ute has used this time to embrace the search for electronic tools and apps to help navigate these new times alongside her clients, and she mentions Zoom and Howspace as two tools she's used often in the past year. We discuss some of the pros and cons of working from home as a solopreneur as well as some of the pros and cons she knows are being discussed in corporations as well.

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Days of Change Podcast

EP23: Ute Franzen-Waschke on Intentional Listening

How to listen to connect? In this episode, Ute Franzen-Waschke and I explore together what happens in the brain when we are turning to another person. What is the “conversation cocktail” of hormones which either drives us towards or from connecting with each other? How can we stay true to our intention? In another part of this episode we discuss the issue of transparency – what do leaders need to observe it they want to form effective teams?

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Regulars' Table Read-Along Version

Transparency as a Catalyst for a Healthy and Sustainable Culture

Transparency is a popular buzzword these days, isn’t it? Together with “authenticity” it highly ranks as a characteristic of what makes good leadership and what helps to build corporate cultures. 

  • But what is really meant by transparency? 
  • How does it relate to building a better organisational culture? 
  • What roles do intention and impact play? 

These are questions explored in the recording of the regulars' table. 

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DRIVEN professionals

OfficeHours May 15, 2020

What's Real, What's True, and What's Neither with guest Ute Franzen-Waschke. Deborah and Ute discuss achieving clarity by acknowledging the contrast between one's personal truth and objective facts.

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