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HELPING CREATIVE TEAMS THRIVE

Make decisions quickly and effectively. Collaborate with less friction. Build a solid foundation for greater creativity and innovation.

There is so much to love about creative teams — the culture is exciting, the people are passionate, and the work is dynamic. Embracing process and structure can feel strange at times, and nobody wants to take measures that stifle creativity. Yet, without introspection and the appropriate intervention, teams can fall into habitual “ruts” that inhibit growth, expansion and dim their brilliance.

Turn Chaos into Creativity

A common myth is that creativity requires turbulence and conflict. In reality, a supportive environment reduces distractions and unnecessary chaos that pulls your team away from their creative flow.

Foster Effective Communication

When a team is proficient in the art of effective communication, you see immediate results – meetings move faster, pointless emails go away and there’s more time to create.

Align Your Creative Team

Be clear on what you’re trying to achieve. As a leader of a creative team an essential job is to make sure your people are moving in the same direction – together.

Really Get to Know Your Team

Identify the different working styles in your team. How well do you know them? Empower your team to use their differences as catalysts for greater collaboration.

How We Do It

Through a step-by-step process uniquely designed for creative teams, we identify the specific challenges and weaknesses holding back the organization.

To take your creative team to the next level of growth you’ll need a clear picture of your organization’s performance. Is it operating as effectively as possible? What’s in the way of achieving greater levels of brilliance?

Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

I conduct a comprehensive assessment focused on 6 key areas:

  • Alignment
  • Role Clarity
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Productivity
  • Working Styles
Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

Together we devise an overall strategy for eliminating the “noise” that keeps your creative team from staying focused on their essential objectives.

Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

During this phase I will be implementing a variety of tools and techniques, which include:

  • Presenting working style strategies to the group as a whole
  • Productivity training and ongoing coaching
  • Workflow and meeting observation with appropriate interventions
  • Delivering recommendations for restructuring systems and processes
Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

What can you expect from all this?

  • An increased understanding of how team members learn, think, and engage with their work.
  • Greater cooperation.
  • Enhanced collaboration on creative output.
  • Less thunderstorms. More calm, sunny skies.
  • Ongoing reviews that monitor structure and processes so your organization is ready for challenges that may arise down the road.
Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

Step 1: Assessment

I conduct a comprehensive assessment focused on 6 key areas:

  • Alignment
  • Role Clarity
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Productivity
  • Working Styles
Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

Step 2: Game Plan

Together we devise an overall strategy for eliminating the “noise” that keeps your creative team from staying focused on their essential objectives.

Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

Step 3: Execution

During this phase I will be implementing a variety of tools and techniques, which include:

  • Presenting working style strategies to the group as a whole
  • Productivity training and ongoing coaching
  • Workflow and meeting observation with appropriate interventions
  • Delivering recommendations for restructuring systems and processes
Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

Step 4: Outcome & Beyond

What can you expect from all this?

  • An increased understanding of how team members learn, think, and engage with their work.
  • Greater cooperation.
  • Enhanced collaboration on creative output.
  • Less thunderstorms. More calm, sunny skies.
  • Ongoing reviews that monitor structure and processes so your organization is ready for challenges that may arise down the road.
Creative Team Consulting, Wayne Pepper Consulting

“Wayne was an invaluable asset to our team. He provided insight and keen perspective into how we can work better together”

-Robert Downey Jr. & Susan Downey

“Wayne’s gift is his ability to help you clarify your vision, then showing you the simple, practical steps necessary to make that vision a reality. I’ve been amazed at how much more I’ve accomplished since working with Wayne.”

-Brad Falchuk, Writer/Producer “Glee”, “American Horror Story”

“Wayne brought us some new perspectives and helped us focus our efforts

-Christian Jacobsen, Founding Partner The Many Agency

“Wayne helps me see the forest from the trees.”

-Simone Kraus Townsend, Founder TRIXTER

“You can see Wayne’s passion for bringing value to clients from the way he engages with them. His caring and creative approach makes for a dynamic and meaningful experience.”

-David Allen, Best-selling author “Getting Things Done”

“Wayne uses humor, patience and superhero active listening to truly understand his clients and get at the core of what’s holding our productivity back.”

-Michelle Sullivan, VP National Geographic

“Wayne was instrumental in helping me laser focus on the most important things in the ever-changing world of corporate life.  The process we created together provided the tools necessary for me to balance work and home life to make me be a better manager, leader, husband, and father.  My only regret is not having found Wayne much earlier in life.”

-Brian Harvey, Director, Developer Relations at Intel Corporation

“Wayne Pepper is a riveting speaker. When he spoke to my project management class at the Art Institute of Houston – he floored everyone in the room. What is important to understand about Wayne Pepper is that he is a great teacher who is passionate about productivity and his enthusiasm is infectious. If you get him as a personal coach or speaker, you are truly lucky!!!”

-Jason Spencer, Adjunct Instructor, School of Architecture, Prairie View A&M University

Propelling Your Organization to a Higher Level of Creative Execution and Growth

By creating a supportive structure, your team will:

  • Have a clear sense of direction of where the team is going.
  • Collaborate and share information freely with minimum friction.
  • Appreciate the differences in working styles as a way to generate innovative ideas.
  • Show up to meet challenges and big goals where individual efforts translate into collective contributions.
  • Have clarity about their role and participation in their team.
  • Know how to make quick and effective decisions.
  • Know their time is being used with a purpose towards their creative focus.
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