Unleash the Hidden Power of Soft Skills

The interpersonal skills your employees bring to the workplace can make or break your organization.

Technology cannot — and will not — solve every workplace issue.

The time has come for organizations to recognize the unique value employees can bring with their soft skills.

More productivity. More collaboration. More innovation.

We are Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham. In 2014, we started researching how employees engage with each other to achieve results. We formed our team at Serious Soft Skills LLC to share what we are doing. Since then, we’ve:

  • Uncovered the 55 soft skills that employees can use at work
  • Written a book and podcasted about those skills and how people employ them
  • Created an individual soft skills assessment tool
  • Developed training programs and strategies to help businesses harness these hidden talents

…and more. Our team’s goal is to help organizations of any size (for-profits, non-profits, governmental and others) put these interpersonal skills to work to improve their growth and innovation.

Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham

The SOFT Method

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Survey your current team or teams to determine what their soft skills strengths and areas for improvement are.

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Optimize employee effectiveness through engaging them on each other’s soft skills strengths and areas of improvement.

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Find people to complement your team, using our comprehensive approach conducting a job search with a new focus.

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Transform your culture as employees rely on others’ strengths to improve their engagement, morale and productivity.

WE TAKE A DIFFERENT APPROACH

We have been in the situations we address. We aren’t the people who look down from on high and say how things should be. We base our systems and strategies on real-world situations and our constant daily interactions with people like you.

We help people discover for themselves. We don’t do boring PowerPoint slides and lectures. No way. We use interactive activities, modeling, role-playing and other forms of engagement to make it fun – and educational.

We take a holistic approach toward change. We do not address issues with leadership, management or employees specifically, but rather on the overall organization through the lens of soft skills. This approach enables us to identify and help you overcome issues more quickly and effectively.

We like the trenches. We work with small business owners and managers, line managers, new managers and teams to enhance how they go about their work.

We REALLY focus on results. Our success is when teams are more productive, collaborative and innovative. No one needs a report to see the results of our work.

WHAT WE OFFER

Our Most Popular

  • From Us vs. Them to We (Overcoming Generational Differences)
  • Identifying Your Team’s Soft Skills Strengths and Maximizing Them
  • Creating an Office Culture that Powers Growth and Innovation
  • Giving Real Feedback Within Teams
  • Effective Communication to Fuel Results
  • Hiring to Actually Account for Cultural Fit
  • Hiring with a Soft Skills Focus
  • Making Performance Reviews Matter
  • From New Manager to Effective Leader
  • Delivering Difficult Messages Gracefully, Powerfully and To Achieve Results
  • Ditching Job Descriptions so People Can Really Shine

Formats

  • Keynote Speeches
  • Breakout Sessions
  • 90-Minute Workshops
  • Two-Hour Workshops
  • Four-Hour Workshops
  • Day-Long, In-Depth Training

Types of Training

  • Live, On-Site Training
  • Live Webinar/Remote Training
  • Recorded Webinars
  • Conference Sessions
  • Workshops, Breakout Sessions
  • Retreats, Employee Training Days
  • Online Courses, Videos, Module
  • Individual Coaching/Mentoring
  • Team Coaching/Mentoring

WHAT YOU GET WITH SERIOUS SOFT SKILLS

We have been in the situations we address. We aren’t the people who look down from on high and say how things should be. We base our systems and strategies on real-world situations and our constant daily interactions with people like you.

We help people discover for themselves. We don’t do boring PowerPoint slides and lectures. No way. We use interactive activities, modeling, role-playing and other forms of engagement to make it fun – and educational.

We take a holistic approach toward change. We do not address issues with leadership, management or employees specifically, but rather on the overall organization through the lens of soft skills. This approach enables us to identify and help you overcome issues more quickly and effectively.

We like the trenches. We work with small business owners and managers, line managers, new managers and teams to enhance how they go about their work.

We REALLY focus on results. Our success is when teams are more productive, collaborative and innovative. No one needs a report to see the results of our work.

HOW IT ALL WORKS

We help teams and organizations determine the unique role of soft skills in what they do because each group has its own unique strengths, areas for improvement and issues.

Then we work with you to implement training and changes to unleash those soft skills. All of our training is engaging and interactive, with a strong focus on discovery.

We aren’t cookie cutter. We give teams space to uncover, process, discover and enact what fits their needs – because we want it to have a lasting effect.

WHO WE HELP: ORGANIZATION THAT WANT TO GROW

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Managers

Whether new or veteran, the landscape at work has changed dramatically. We help you sort it out so you can lead your team to success.

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Teams

The people who often have the least success improving teams are its members. We empower teams in new ways, by shifting the focus toward unleashing soft skills.

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Owners/Leaders

Hiring more people, avoiding and praying won’t help a struggling organization. We can give you tools and strategies to position your employees to fuel growth.

Unleash the Power of Soft Skills

Ready to unlock these hidden talents in your team or organization.

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