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Lisa Gruenloh

President

Purpose Journey Inc

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Purpose Journey Inc

Company Description

How Purpose Journey makes creating, cultivating and capitalizing on a great corporate culture possible. We have a solid process and strategy for helping organizations build a great culture that drives outcomes, but we customize it based upon the needs, resou...more

Background Information

Employment History

Citizen Leader

No Labels


Ambassador

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce


Consultant and Trainer

Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University


Charlotte School of Law


Communications and Leadership and Cultural Director

The InfiLaw System


Associate Director of Public Relations

Off Madison Ave Inc


Affiliations

Purple

Founder


empowerparties.com

Founder


Women's Network of Collier County

Board Member


Public Relations Society of America Inc

Member


National Credit Union Administration

Board Member At the Administration


Education

MA


bachelor's degree

Government and Broadcasting/Communication

Northwest Missouri State University


master's degree

Public Communication

American University


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Top Ways to Manage Stress - Gulfshore Business - June 2016

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Lisa Gruenloh, a Naples-based organizational consultant and trainer, says self-awareness and understanding are the foundation for business leaders seeking to reduce their stressed-out state.
"It really requires a lot of discipline, attention and awareness on our part to learn what is creating stress," says Gruenloh, president of Purpose Journey. Here are five tested ideas for dealing with the stress. 1. MASTER THOUGHTS: By being aware of self-talk, understanding feelings and recognizing stress triggers, you can become more proactive in managing and eventually eliminating stress. "If we don't have a sense of when we can feel that stress and tune into what we're feeling, it's very hard to do anything about it," Gruenloh says. Gruenloh suggests eliminating unnecessary distractions, time-wasters and opportunities for confusion as part of your organizational overhaul.


Making Disagreements Less Disruptive - Gulfshore Business - June 2017

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And while that can sometimes be the case, Lisa Gruenloh, president of Naples-based consulting firm Purpose Journey and a specialist in conflict management, says that not all conflict is bad, or bad for business.
"Conflict is inevitable, and it can either be productive or non-productive," she says. "But people don't recognize that conflict can be healthy and productive-and actually lead to innovation and stronger trust in organizations. We miss out on the opportunity to really leverage our differences, which is what conflict is." The key is understanding what causes conflict and helping to guide it away from unhealthy territory. Gruenloh shared some of her top tips for managing conflict and using it to your advantage. Recognize what can cause conflict. Different backgrounds, work styles, personalities and values can be breeding grounds for conflict. Stress and anxiety can also cause tension, as can highly departmentalized offices where employees might have competing goals. "People who work independently of each other often don't recognize the interdependence required in the workplace," says Gruenloh. Choose a managerial style that decreases the likelihood of negative discord. "Avoid the command and control model," says Gruenloh. "Pockets of conflict tend to happen when we're not allowing voices to be heard and really engaging employees in a productive way." Spot unhealthy conflict quickly. This is the kind of conflict you want to quash right away. "Healthy conflict is focused on ideas, not people," says Gruenloh. "When conflict goes awry it's usually personality driven. And it's not so much the conflict but the behaviors associated with the conflict." Use conflict to your benefit. According to Gruenloh, your business actually needs it to succeed. "You wouldn't want to build a team where there's no conflict," she says. "There's a festering that happens when people aren't managing and resolving conflict in a healthy way," says Gruenloh. "And eventually it explodes. Then it's even harder to manage, because it becomes an even bigger issue. Make sure that your employees feel they have a voice and are expressing their needs so that those things aren't under the surface." Give your managers and employees the tools they need to deal with dissent. "It's important to actually have conflict training so that people really understand the difference between productive and unproductive conflict," says Gruenloh. Modeling proper conflict responses shows the rest of the staff how to handle moments that aren't so harmonious. "And when you hold a meeting where everybody at the table has voice and you're managing all those ideas in a way that people feel valued, even if you make a decision contrary to someone's opinion they still feel heard," she says. "So you have less conflict." Involve the entire team in conflict resolution. Dealing with friction is everyone's job. "I ask in the workshops I do who's responsible for managing and resolving conflict in your organization, and I get answers like HR or my manager," says Gruenloh. "But the truth is that everyone in an organization is responsible for managing and resolving conflict effectively. We all have to take ownership and accountability for our relationships." Know when conflict has gotten out of hand. "When good employees leave, you've got a big, big problem," says Gruenloh.


SHRM SWFL - September Lunch Meeting - What Diversity Initiatives Are Working?

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The Diversity Panel will be moderated by Lisa Gruenloh, President of Purpose Journey, Inc.


February 2017 | Womens Network of Collier County (WNOCC)

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Presented by Lisa Gruenloh
President Purpose Journey During this program, Seeing Purple Founder Lisa Gruenloh will share powerful tips to be a more effective advocate for change and to create healthy and productive relationships in your professional or personal life. As the No Labels Citizen Leader for Florida's 19th Congressional District, Lisa also will share how attendees can encourage our elected officials to work together productively across the aisle to solve our nation's most pressing challenges. "We really need each and every American to step up and take personal responsibility for the culture we are creating in our country and in our communities - including our social media communities where we have seen so much judgment, intolerance and hate," Gruenloh said. "It's time for each us to be the change we want to see and hold our each other and our elected officials to higher standards of civility." About Lisa Lisa Gruenloh, MA, ACC is a consultant, trainer and coach who is passionate about helping organizations and individuals affect positive change through productive engagement. Through her initiative Seeing Purple, Lisa has created a support and learning community for individuals and groups who believe in understanding, appreciating and leveraging our differences for good - in politics, government, advocacy, business and in our communities and personal relationships. Lisa is also a Citizen Leader for No Labels, a Washington, DC-based organization bringing elected officials from all political parties together for collaborative, productive problem solving. Lisa holds a master's degree in public communication from American University in Washington, DC, where she served as director of communications and spokesperson to leaders in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and a federal agency during the 90s. She is currently president of Purpose Journey, Inc., providing consulting, training and coaching services in the areas of organizational culture, leadership development, team effectiveness and stakeholder engagement. Pulling from her expertise in communication and engagement, emotional intelligence, conflict management, change management, among other disciplines, Lisa has created a powerful model for collaborative advocacy and problem-solving that drives results - without driving people apart.


Lisa Gruenloh, MA, ACC - Purpose Journey

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Lisa Gruenloh, MA, ACC
Lisa Gruenloh, MA, ACC Founder and President, Purpose Journey, Inc. Lisa Gruenloh is an organizational consultant, coach, trainer, and mission-driven entrepreneur with a passion for helping organizations and individuals achieve sustainable success - success built on the foundation of their unique strengths, values, and purpose. She's currently president of Purpose Journey, Inc., a consultant/trainer for the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University, and a program manager at Braidio, a digital learning company focused on organizational and leadership development. Lisa is known for her supportive, thought-provoking style that inspires (and gently challenges) others to create meaningful - often difficult - change. Her programs help teams and individuals overcome common fears and challenges that hinder effectiveness, while optimizing strengths to reach their full potential and fulfillment. Over a more than 20-year career, Lisa has worked with a wide variety of corporate, government, and consulting organizations throughout the country. During that time her purpose has evolved and expanded, giving her a unique skill set and perspective she shares with her clients. Lisa offers consulting, assessments, coaching, training, and presentations in numerous areas: organizational culture and values development; emotional intelligence; conflict management; change management; crisis and reputation management; message, communication and engagement strategy; leadership development; team-building; executive, employee performance and personal coaching; executive media and presentation training; coalition-building; employee well-being; and meeting and retreat facilitation. Education/Credentials. Lisa earned her master's degree in Public Communication from American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Government and Broadcasting/Communication. Lisa is a Certified Professional Coach trained at the College of Executive Coaching, credentialed by the International Coach Federation, and is a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach. She's also certified in the Conflict Dynamics Profile and EQ-i 2.0 emotional intelligence assessments. Lisa studied Six Sigma Green Belt, Business Analysis, Project Management, and Organizational Leadership through Villanova University. Community Contribution. Lisa joyfully provides hundreds of hours of pro-bono service each year. She's a certified Purpose Workshop facilitator for the Blue Zones Project® and provides coaching and workshops for the Shelter for Abused Women in Naples. She's an Ambassador with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Southwest Florida Diversity Council, and serves on the Board of Trustees at her church. An avid swimmer, former lifeguard and swim instructor, Lisa works on the drowning prevention initiative for the Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County.


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