It’s I to the 4th power:
Around my 30th birthday I realized I was in the wrong job – it shook me up because I had worked so hard to get there. With support and some work, I looked inward to learn that I could actually pursue what I wanted. Then I learned how to better manage relationships. As I took charge of my career, I discovered I had the tools to create the success I wanted all along. From that experience, and my work with hundreds of ambitious professionals, I have developed the I4 method. Using Impact, Influence, Initiative and Innovation, individuals and organizations find the Inspiration they want.
Impact: When we know what we do best and how it supports a team or a company, that gives a huge confidence boost.
Influence: Everyone is different. And no one wants to feel put upon. Being able to accept other approaches, and still get our point across so we feel heard is the best way I know to build trust at work.
Initiative: We learn by doing. This is about making the best decisions you can, and allowing trial (and some error) so that you can gain expertise.
Innovation: In today’s world, learning to respond well to change is essential to survival. When employees and teams feel safe, they are more willing to share their experience and wisdom, and that leads to solutions.
Inspiration: The ultimate goal. When we are inspired, we are more confident, less fearful and more creative about work and its challenges.
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Claire speaks our employees’ language, making her extremely effective in her work with us. Claire normalizes the human challenges an organization can face, making it easy to learn, change and move forward. She is a fantastic partner and we love working with her.
Jerry Vittoria, Vice President/General Manager
Fine Fragrances North America, Firmenich