March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
(Houston, TX) – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – Allen Austin, a leading executive search, interim solutions, and leadership advisory firm based in Houston, and parent company to Gaines International, is announcing an important new service offering to support leaders in pursuit of a culture of peak performance: Communication IQ.
The Communication IQ methodology identifies seven communication styles, known as Life Languages™, which individuals “speak” with varying degrees of fluency. While each person has their preferred styles, Communication IQ aims to help people communicate in all languages successfully, making collaboration between team members a more positive and effective experience.
“Other assessments tend to do their best to describe you and build self-awareness, and then they leave it at that. Communication IQ, on the other hand, is both descriptive and prescriptive,” says Danielle Mairs, Managing Partner of Allen Austin’s Leadership Advisory practice. “It doesn’t just tell you about who you are – it tells you what you can do to improve, both as a person and as a team. It’s a growth mindset, not a fixed one.”
Gerald Parsons, CEO of Life Languages International and of the Communication IQ methodology, cites years of experience and research to back up his model.
“We’re used to some pretty dramatic numbers,” says Gerald. “Failure to communicate is at the core of most failures in a business setting, so investing in communication pays off. One of our clients, for example, lowered their turnover from 40% to 12%, and saved $1.5 million. Those are numbers we are very proud of.”
Having completed her certification as a Communication IQ Consultant, Ms. Mairs will lead Allen Austin’s leadership advisory practice in offering Communication IQ services to new and existing clients. Offerings include Communication IQ Foundations Workshops, point-of-need workshops, and team and individual coaching. Communication IQ services are also available as an add-on to complement Allen Austin’s retained search engagements, helping new executives integrate more smoothly into existing teams.
Following the launch of this new service offering, Ms. Mairs will host a complimentary, virtual introduction to Communication IQ on April 22, from 2-3 p.m. Central Standard Time. Allen Austin encourages interested participants to register online here.
About Allen Austin
Allen Austin is a global management consulting firm specializing in retained search, interim solutions, and leadership advisory services. In an industry that has not innovated in over 100 years, Allen Austin delivers solutions based on Total Performance Leadership™, the nine principles that enable organizations to reach their highest potential, engaging their workforces and delivering unprecedented shareholder returns.
We are trusted advisors to boards, CEOs, and senior leaders of companies small and large, public and private, family-owned, private equity, venture-backed, domestic and international. You can count on us for competence, understanding, empathy, consistency, transparency, and honesty, even when it is not convenient. Allen Austin’s core purpose is to improve the lives and effectiveness of our associates, clients, and the leaders of the world. Our mission is to help leaders build high performance, purpose-driven organizations that produce unprecedented results. For more information, please visit www.AllenAustin.com.
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