Authentic Development Trainings

Grow Your People, Grow Your Organization

Authentic Development trainings and group presentations are a great way to build skills in an experiential environment. Trainings offered in the past are listed below. Authentic Development is constantly creating custom presentations. Consult with us to create something for your team. Contact Ken at 847.873.9559 or email

Getting Authentic Results For Your Team

13-Week TEAM Leadership Transformation

Transform your team in 3-months with weekly 2-hour sessions. Assimilate new ways of doing things. This is training that integrates with how the corporate world actually works. Schedule sessions over a long lunch hour or first thing in the morning one day per week.

Training that provides the following key factors in successful change: 

  • Consistency of training over time 
  • Time and space to strategize
  • Personal interaction with others 
  • Accountability through relationships and goal setting 
  • Easy to schedule into your leaders busy lives


Managing Conflict at Work

Learning the Skills of Listening & Seeking Alignment

What do almost all leaders need? Better communication. They need to listen better and they need to effectively change the way they solve problems.  This workshop has leaders learning how to actually listen for maybe the first time in their lives. Participants will also practice their new-found listening skills by seeking alignment on areas of typical conflict. 


Making Meetings More Productive

Get IN, Get it Done, Get Out

The biggest time suck in the business world are unproductive meetings. Everyone complains but rarely do we do anything about it. Authentic Development believes in having the conversations that no one is having. This workshop create customized rules of engagement on meetings for your team or your entire organization.  Participants will walk away literally hours of their lives back each week.


Coaching 101

Learning the Basics of Getting the Most out of Your Team Members

Most leaders try to teach their associates how to do the right things and end up frustrated when it doesn't work. Coaching is your secret weapon. This workshop will provide real coaching skills for leaders to help their associates. Participants will walk away with 5-10 coaching skills that they can immediately practice.

We Own It!

Spreading an Attitude of Ownership Across Your Organization

We Own It! is a workshop that demonstrates a 90-day plan to increase employee ownership levels through relationship building, inclusion, goal-setting, vision casting, and results tracking. As a key member of your business, you know exactly what is required to grow and improve the bottom line. The real question is about the other members of your team—who have less at stake—are they as committed? Participants will leave with a plan of action to increase ownership and accountability.


Start, Stop, Continue

Bringing Focus to Your Next Twelve Months

Business is like archery—you hit what you aim at. The Start, Stop, Continue workshop will bring focus to your business by taking participants through a deliberative process of determining what is really important over the course of the next twelve months. Participants will walk away with two to three action items that will dramatically increase their effectiveness on a go forward basis.


Overcoming Fear

Taking Risks That Matter

We all listen to the voices of “can’t” and another day, another month, or another year goes by and yet another voice keeps telling us to give it a try. Fear is a very real limiter for our personal and business effectiveness. This workshop will help participants identify one or two self-sabatoging voices and provide the strategy for moving beyond them. Participants will commit to take at least one risk as a result and watch their personal and professional lives grow as a result.



Jump Start Your Authentic Journey


What are people really after? They want to live lives of joy and passion—focused on the ones that they love. This workshop will provide real skills for people to find the fulfillment that they are after and begin the process of increasing the balance that they need. Participants will walk away with a self-mission statement and two to three steps on their journey towards balance.

Authentic Selling—The Oxymoron that Works


Sales gets a bad reputation for being slick and manipulative. Many sales methods teach us how to overcome objections and how to control the client relationship. A salesperson/client relationship is actually just that—a relationship and it will bear the most fruit if the focus is in the right places. Authentic Selling is a workshop demonstrating the way that we want to be sold. We will practice building relationships of trust and connection that lead to sales. Some of the workshop sub-topics include:

  • Identifying the value proposition
  • Increasing self-attractiveness
  • Building relationships of trust
  • Focus on client desires
  • Selling out of passion
  • Listen, Listen, Listen


  1. Crossing the Continental Divide Ken Carlson 23-Aug-2018
  2. Do Scary Shit Ken Carlson 31-Jul-2018

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