Companies with a strong corporate culture are among the highest performing in the world. Would you like to see that in your organization?

What if you had a process for building a high performing workplace culture step-by-step? One that would shave months off from project implementation, inspire your employees and boost productivity?

Interested? Read on…

‘Cultural Capital’ gives organizations a competitive advantage. Research shows companies with a strong corporate culture out performed companies that did not. They gave a substantial amount of time and attention to developing this environment in a consistent and systematic manner.

According to a study in 2013 by the Economics Intelligence Unit, over 72% of business leaders consider culture a priority for continued success and growth. A multi-year Harvard Business study on corporate culture and performance found that revenue growth of companies with a high-performing culture was four times that of their peers.

The Challenge

A recent study of 200 companies in Singapore by Bridges Consulting revealed that 90% of their strategic initiatives failed because their leaders didn’t deal with how people behaved and worked together. In North America, according to Gallup Research, the level of employee engagement is between26-30%. In Southeast Asia, it is between 6-12%. When you consider the amount of money companies spend on HR, that’s a lot of investment for mediocre payback.

Workplace culture is all about HOW people work together. Unless you understand how people work together, identify what is causing energy drain and loss of productivity and envision the optimum work environment, you can’t turn poor employee engagement around. Leading, managing and behaving in the same old ways while expecting your employees to embrace new work habits and higher levels of collaboration is cultural insanity.

“Joanna Barclay has written an intelligent book on the culture of progressive management. She touches on important issues and proposes practical solutions. As a former senior manager in the Canadian public service and Canadian Ambassador to Japan and China I can recommend this book to managers in North America, Asia and elsewhere who wish to engage and motivate their employees in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving global markets.”

Rob Wright, Former Canadian Deputy Trade Minister, and

Ambassador to Japan and China


This program is based on the book, Conscious Culture, and my three decades of experience and expertise in the field. It shares key leadership knowledge and methods on building high performing, value-driven organizations. This workshop is for leaders who want faster, better and more successful ways to transform their workplace culture. Here you will learn the ABC of High Performance, a blueprint for the cultural change needed to engage the hearts of your staff.

Business Outcomes

Transform employee engagement

Gallup research had identified that employee engagement and retention is at an all-time low of 26-30% in North America and between 6-12% in Southeast Asia. To reduce the high cost of low employee engagement and turnover, leaders can benefit greatly by understanding the power of aligning personal values with organizational culture to build engaging and productive workplace cultures that are harmonious, mission focused, and value-driven.

Increase profitability

Value-driven organizations are 1649% more profitable over a 15 year period when compared with the S&P 500, by delivering superior financial results and other forms of wealth and well-being for all their stakeholders.

Develop leaders

A deeper understanding of the challenges that are faced by the CEOs. Leadership development and alignment of values and behaviors, increasing self-awareness and self-mastery, enabling leaders to be more people-centric, authentic and empathic, are necessary capabilities to increase employee engagement and productivity.

Map performance

Cultural transformation tools map the link between performance and culture providing tangible data, and the ability to measure the cost of limiting values which cause frustration, lost productivity, and lost opportunity. What you measure you can manage!

Key Highlights

    • Understand the dynamics of mapping and measuring culture to support transformation efforts and collective action.
    • Engage in discussion on the current business reality impacting employee engagement, retention, creativity, innovation, and customer satisfaction, and the need for new levels of thinking and consciousness to solve today’s challenges.
    • Learn about the evolution of ‘Cultural Capital’, the business paradigm of the 21st century, and the influence of values and behaviors on high performance, engagement and retention.
    • Review case studies on creating cultural capital and high performing leadership teams.
    • Gain detailed understanding of cultural transformation tools and the link between performance and culture.
    • Explore the mechanisms of conscious leadership development to develop a culture of participation and inclusiveness.
    • Apply the Personal Values Assessment toolkit.
    • Be equipped with a whole-system change approach for integrated transformation to build a high performing and value-driven culture.

Who will benefit

    • CEOs and C-Suite Executives.
    • HR and Middle Managers leading high performing teams.
    • Change catalysts enabling organizational development.


This is a self-paced, nine module learning program, which includes, DVDs, workbook and slides. Participants are involved in lecture, discussion and group work. This offers you the flexibility to attend from your home or office, with no need for long distance travel or extensive time away.