From Diane B. Wantz, Trustee, Mentor (OH) Public Library (Commenting on director search)
It was such a pleasure working with you. Your insight, guidance, and leadership facilitated the smoothest transition we could ever have imagined. You brought positive energy and professionalism to every meeting. It was infectious and much appreciated. You have our deepest gratitude and we look forward to working with you again!
From Amy Duke, Assistant Director, St. Charles Parish (LA) Library:
“We loved Cathy’s kind, no-nonsense approach to leadership training. The tools and techniques she teaches reveal a bright path to a compassionate, more empowered culture for one’s future team. I came away feeling a little wiser, empathetic, and thoughtful about my actions and reactions with the people I am charged with leading.”
I offer Consulting, Training, and Development Tailored to Your Library
Are you hoping to train new supervisors, motivate staff, create a new strategic plan or hire a new director? I help library staffs and boards with these projects and more. If it’s training you need, whether you’re planning a single-day workshop, multi-part academy or conference keynote, breakout or webinar, I’d be happy to participate and help your library to thrive!
I have over 38 years’ experience in libraries and I’ve also written eight books on management and leadership, including Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success; Build a Great Team: One Year to Success; Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work; Future-Proof Your Team; Win ‘Em Over; Dynamic Discipline; Hot Ticket Meetings, and Build Great Teams: How to Harness, Create, and Be Part of a Powerful Team.
Take a look at some of my presentations, but know that everything I do for you will be personalized to meet your team’s individual needs. I can also help you develop a real, relevant strategic plan that works or hire your perfect new director. Contact me, check out my resume, and follow me on Facebook to learn more about my commitment to effective teams and, especially, strong and successful leaders!
Read recent reviews of “Win ‘Em Over” and “Renew Yourself” on my Publications Page.
Check out this LIBRARY LEADERSHIP PODCAST with Adriane Juarez!
Key Services I Offer Your Library
Director Search Consultant, Strategic Planner, Trainer, Speaker
Library Director Searches & Helping Boards and Directors Work in Harmony
I can help Boards successfully find their next – perfect – director and then create and maintain a healthy, professional and effective Board/Director Team.
Staying focused on just what type of director your library needs, then making sure the Board sets them up for success is how I approach both director searches, orientations and goal setting.
Library Strategic Planning That’s Balanced, Affordable, and That Works!
I can help you create a balanced strategic plan that actually works for your library! I’ll help you create it and put it into motion. With more than 30 years’ experience in public libraries, I’ve created a hybrid planning model called “Balanced Planning” that is uniquely successful in helping to keep libraries focused for today – and tomorrow. Why? Because it begins in your community and ends with each and every member of your staff.
Library Keynote Speaker, Workshops, Retreats & Leadership Development
I’m happy to provide everything from a week-long, residential academy to day-long pre-conferences, workshops, keynotes or breakout sessions on a large variety of leadership, customer service, and other library topics.
I’ve twice facilitated the week-long Leadership Academy sponsored by the Indiana State Library and I’ve presented many day-long pre-conferences at states around the county in advance of annual conferences
Don’t Settle For Less
Are you getting the most out of your staff days?
I’d be happy to offer a keynote and/or breakout sessions that will help your library staff return to work with renewed purpose, commitment, and inspiration.
That’s how libraries thrive!
training and motivation
Make Your Own Opportunities
Is your staff truly engaged in their work? Are you satisfied with the level of customer service they provide not only patrons but other library personnel? Is there a positive team spirit that permeates the library?
If the answer to any of these questions is no, then I can help. Contact me to discuss how to improve your service performance. I have several programs that can help you!
Let’s talk about it!
All inquiries are welcome! I look forward to hearing from you!
Libraries Thrive Consulting
8686 Bainbridge Rd.
Bainbridge, OH 44023