What is Cadence Leadership?
Cadence helps professionals learn to lead and communicate in a way that’s authentic, consistent and inspirational.
We’re not your typical learning organization—in more ways than one! We have more tattoos and bigger record collections than you’d expect, but we also approach our work from a unique angle. We differentiate ourselves as experts with specific training and experience creating change within organizations. Our coaching and courses are grounded in sound learning practices that help people move beyond limiting habits. We care deeply about our work and believe our clients deserve nothing less than real change.
Aram Arslanian, Cadence’s founder, comes from a unique background as an executive, a counsellor and a musician. Prior to taking on executive roles in the private sector, Aram served for 10 years as a clinical counsellor, where he worked with diverse at-risk populations and partnered with community leaders across the country. As a musician, he’s toured and recorded internationally with several well-known bands. Finally, after transitioning into coaching and training, Aram focused on creating an approach that unites the different elements of his background, enabling him to forge deep relationships with clients that lead to meaningful results.
Cadence functions on 3 principles
We meet the client where they’re at. This means avoiding rigid catch-all methodologies, and instead providing custom training that meets each client’s unique needs.
Our coaching and training are provided by experts. Our team is comprised of business professionals who are trained counsellors, therapists and teachers.
Finally, we fill an unmet need. By mid-career many professionals have had their fill of traditional professional development. They still want to learn, but crave something different. We meet that need by delivering fresh takes on crucial topics, while expanding current thinking on how to lead and communicate. Our approach is fun, challenging, insightful, and most importantly, gets results.
Cadence may not be what you’d typically expect, and that’s a good thing. Our goal is to spark different thinking in every interaction, and we do just that. We believe we can make a difference, and for us that’s not unconventional, it’s good business.
Create real leadership and communication growth for our clients and establish Cadence Leadership as the trusted advisor and training partner.
Mindset + Skill Set: The keys to leading and communicating
It takes more than subject matter expertise and good intentions to lead. We must understand ourselves, our audience and the business environment in which we operate. This understanding then informs our approach to leading and communicating. The best results for leaders, teams and organizations are achieved through a combination of mindset and skill set.
Mindset is the way that we perceive the world around us and our ability to make an impact through our actions. If we remain curious about the “why?” behind the systems and behaviours we encounter, then we’re operating with an Opportunity-Focused Mindset. In short, an Opportunity-Focused mindset is geared toward seeking understanding in order to create the best outcomes through adapting, questioning and inspiring.
Skill Set represents the skills we have that allow us to act on the curiosity, intuition and conclusions generated by our mindset. These are the pragmatic skills necessary to lead others and communicate in a manner that inspires belief. Our skillset enables us to interact with the world in a way that generates possibilities and action.
All our work is tailored to fit each individual organization, at no extra cost. Our personalization process consists of a series of interviews, as well as a review of individual and team output. This research is streamlined to ensure we can quickly assess the needs of our clients and produce results. Although our coaching and courses are customized to each client, the learning provides dependable, consistent and repeatable outcomes.
We build leaders…
Forget the cookie cutter checklist of team-building activities peddled by your average leadership firm. We build each program around you and your organization’s specific needs. Cadence finds the best ways for you to adopt a leadership mindset and skill set that matches your goals so you can:
- Building strong team dynamics
- Developing empathy and understanding of others
- Growing your leadership brand and style
- Building relationships
- Leading through change
We build communicators…
We want you to have the tools to be a better communicator, but not every organization’s needs are the same. Cadence Leadership creates a program to help you adopt a communication mindset and skill set to communicate effectively, authentically and meaningfully using:
- Physical and verbal presence
- Story telling
- Effective everyday communication: asking and answering questions, leading meetings
- Leading through challenging conversations
- Professional writing and PowerPoint development