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About Ombudsology

About Ombudsology 

How can you succeed in the future of work?

The pandemic, economic uncertainty, political unrest, racial reckoning and increasing environmental concerns have all changed the way we think about work and how we work. Work is transforming right before our eyes and it’s challenging…

Private equity and tech firms currently deal with multiple challenges, such as

  • Volatile market
  • Employee mental health
  • Competition for talent
  • Meeting employee expectation
  • Employee burnout
  • Lack of effective systems
  • Less skilled leadership
  • Retention

To meet the challenges and remain successful, firms must re-evaluate their ways of being and culture and be open and curious to new ideas that lead to greater collaboration, engagement and innovation.  

What worked in the past will not work in the future of work.  The time is right to explore how the long-standing Ombuds profession can benefit you!

Whether you are a Private Equity firm partner or the CEO of a portfolio company, you know there must be a better way to build a healthy, trusting, living culture that supports your employees while allowing you to move faster and confidently achieve better results.

What is an Organizational Ombuds?

If you thought, ‘om-what?’, you’re in good company!  Most people have never heard of the role or know what an Ombuds can do for an organization.  

"The primary duties of an organizational ombuds are (1) to work with individuals and groups in an organization to explore and assist them in determining options to help resolve conflicts, problematic issues or concerns, and (2) to bring systemic concerns to the attention of the organization for resolution."  International Ombuds Association.

What's an Outsourced Ombuds?

An outsourced Organizational Ombuds is someone who serves an organization as an independent contractor. An in-house Ombuds is an employee of the organization or company. Companies hire their Ombuds for a dual purpose:

1. To provide a confidential, neutral communication channel for employees to share their experiences, deal with conflict and address work-related issues. Ombuds help employees to gain clarity, brainstorm options and discover organization resource while modeling good communication and emotional intelligence.

What’s Ombudsology about?

Ombudsology is an advisory firm I founded to meet two real needs I saw.  

  • Tech companies need an action plan to address a rapidly evolving environment and solve culture issues that hinder their growth and retention efforts. 
  •  Portfolio companies benefit from having a neutral, confidential conflict expert to share their experiences or concerns and get guidance on how to make the integration more successful.  

I’m sharing the knowledge, experience and wisdom I gained as an Organizational Ombuds and entrepreneur who has served big and small companies for the past 23 years.

How can we help you?

We're on a mission to introduce more companies in the lower middle market to the benefits of an Ombuds program.

Develop & Serve

We offer Ombuds Program Development services using our proprietary FILM framework assess your current culture and take a systemic approach to creating Ombuds  program that helps you grow and maintain a healthy workplace culture. To ensure success, we serve as your inaugural Ombuds.

Develop & Recruit

You get everything included in Develop & Serve.  Instead of serving as your Ombuds, we'll collaborate with your Talent team to recruit and hire the right Ombuds for you.  We can serve as an advisor to your Ombuds if desired.

Ombuds Projects

We're there for you if you have a project that needs a special touch or you want to add bandwidth to your HR team.  We can give employees experiencing a RIF a place to ask questions, express their emotions or get more information.  Or help your HR team deliver 360 review feedback and identify how it can be applied in everyday activities.

Your next step?

Let’s talk! 

Want to understand more about Ombuds work? Grab our Information Sheet here.

Ready to talk specifically about how Ombuds can benefit your business? Book a Exploration call here

Don’t wait! You don’t have to go it alone!

Your Ombuddy

How greatwould it be to know that no matter what happened at work, you'd have the skills and confidence to handle it?

Sadly, work can feel challenging and downright toxic at times. You're dealing are cliques, difficult coworkers or maybe a bad boss. It's rough because it's hard to know what to do or say to fix things.

That's where Your Ombuddy comes in! 

I designed Your Ombuddy for you because you need a safe space to say what you need to say out loud, gain some clarity and control and to figure things out.

Inside Your Ombuddy you get:

My take on the ingredients and the recipe to you need to successfully, powerfully resolve work issues, no matter what form they take.

My talents, skills and attention focused on helping you to think through your specific situation and plot your next steps without commentary or judgement.

Honestly, when was the last time someone really listened to you?

If this sounds like just want you need or want, jump on the Waitlist.  You'll be the first to know when I open the doors and you'll receive a bonus worksheet, What's Your Conflict Style?  Knowing your style and how to determine the styles of others puts you in a very good position for getting a positive outcome!

Don't wait.  Join the List now!

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