Avanti Entrepreneur Podcast

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Chad and Will

Make Fun a Part of Workplace Culture, with Nick Gianoulis

Chad Littlefield, M.Ed. and Will Wise, M.Ed. are the co–founders of We!™, a consulting practice where leaders call when a lack of trust is getting in the way of results in their organization.

Chad is the author of "The Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections." Leaders call Chad when a lack of trust is getting in the way of results at their organization. His passion and energy for connecting people becomes immediately apparent when working with him.

Chad has worked as an instructor at Penn State University teaching the art and science of team development and dialogue facilitation. Chad is also the creator of We! Connect Cards™ which are now being used to create conversations that matter within organizations in over 50 countries around the world and on 6 of the 7 continents. (Free deck if you live in Antarctica.)

Will is the author of "Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter" and has been asking powerful questions for over two decades as a corporate development consultant, non-traditional school principal, university instructor, adventure guide and facilitator for team development.

Will has earned a reputation as one who can transform groups and people into their best selves. Tens of thousands of people have been empowered with positive communication skills after spending some time with Will and We!™

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How the movie “Patch Adams” sparked Chad with the inspiration that led to him being an entrepreneur
  • The importance of recognizing pivotal moments and shifts in your life
  • The primary driver of doing work that is meaningful
  • How growing up on the streets ultimately helped Will as an entrepreneur
  • Our inability to talk about what’s really important and how that prevents us from doing what our heart desires
  • Maximizing your own potential through conversation
  • The difference between operating as a business vs. a practice
  • How Chad and Will play off of each other and work together in their practice
  • Getting people to realize their business needs help
  • How everything can change when you end your sentence with a question mark instead of a period
  • Using the whole picture perspective to have more success
  • Why you shouldn’t feel like you have to have all the answers
  • The difference between a knowing mindset and an explorer mindset and which one is better
  • Being clear about your intentions in asking questions
  • How to make the job of a leader easier
  • The interesting way Chad and Will met
  • An unconventional tip to determine whether you should go into business with someone or not
  • Common communication issues in organizations
  • A common complaint people make against managers
  • Creating psychological safety in the workplace
  • Why you need to not only listen to your employees, but pay attention to what you’re listening for

Contact Us

12 free questions and video tutorials for group activities that build trust and engagement: www.weand.me/ideas

Ask powerful questions create conversations that matter book launch: www.weand.me/ask-powerful-questions

Connection tool kit for leaders to build trust and engagement with their teams: www.weand.me/store