Boxer Advisors

Boxer Advisors

Boxer Advisors is a small business providing leadership development, organizational development and employee engagement consulting, coaching, and training services to Federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. https://linktr.ee/boxeradvisors

We are a full service firm with more than 50 professional consultants, facilitators, and coaches and carefully selected partners, whose experience serving the Federal government spans more than 30 years. As Founder of Boxer Advisors, my mission is to help Federal agencies and corporations more effectively engage and retain top talent, develop leaders, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction. Specific services include helping clients: -Develop partnerships with internal and/or external clients -Translate insights into action to realize return-on-investment from training, -consulting or coaching interventions -Identify and integrate best-in-class learning and organizational development solutions REPRESENTATIVE CLIENT EXPERIENCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Agriculture Census Bureau Department of Interior Department of Labor Environmental Protection Agency Food & Drug Administration Health Resources and Services Administration Intelligence Community National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Smithsonian Institution NAICS CODES: 611430 PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT TRAINING 541612 HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING SERVICES 541611 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES

Mission: Boxer Advisors is a consulting, coaching and training firm headquartered in Bethesda, MD; providing a wide range solutions to Fortune 1000 corporations and Federal agencies. Our focus is to help clients: Develop partnerships with internal and/or external clients Translate insights into action to realize return-on-investment from training, consulting or coaching interventions Identify and integrate best-in-class learning and organizational development solutions The firm was founded by Ken Boxer, an organizational consultant who, for the past 20 years, has helped clients: Manage organizational change Develop and retain a diverse workforce Develop leaders Before starting Boxer Advisors, Ken founded and led a consulting firm for 15 years and before that, worked for three other consulting firms. Our goal at Boxer Advisors is to be the “go-to” resource for providing best-in-class, organizational development services via a national network of partner firms and our own cadre of senior consultants, coaches and trainers. We partner only with firms recognized as industry leaders in their area of specialty and who offer well-designed moderately priced learning products that are easy to customize and are supported by client service professionals. The vision for Boxer Advisors to be the “Pandora Music” of training consulting and coaching solutions, providing easy access to reasonably priced solutions that will integrate with each client’s culture. We will leverage our understanding of the Federal Government and Fortune 100 corporations to recommend solutions that will add value and support their organizational objectives. Clients Ken Boxer has consulted with over the years include organizations such as Constellation Energy, Frito-Lay, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, W.R. Grace and a variety of federal agencies, including: the U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; U.S. Intelligence Community; and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. To learn more, Check out our website: www.BoxerAdvisors.com

Are you keeping up your team morale? Need some tools to help you keep your team energized and happy? Join us tomorrow at 9:30am ET to get some valuable knowledge and resources.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

What's next for Tomorrow's Coffee, Call-in, and Chat?

Mindfulness is a transformative practice, an opportunity to drop in alone and together, building connections, self-care, and emotional intelligence through awareness.

This interactive session will introduce the concepts of secular mindfulness as a means of re-energizing, reconnecting, and keeping burnout at bay. Participants will experience a short meditation and gain confidence that they can integrate mindfulness practice into their daily lives.

It's not too late to register and save your spot: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

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Leadership Lessons from Michael Jordan's "The Last Dance" Episode 1

What are some leadership lessons that you learned from watching the ESPN documentary, “The Last Dance”?

Check out this article with some interesting observations:

https://andresvaldes.com/10-leadership-lessons-from-michael-jordans-the-last-dance-episode-1/

andresvaldes.com Is it posible to lead when you're not THE leader? Can you lead without a voice? This is my biggest take away from The Last Dance episode one.

You might be wondering what does virtual training look like? Let us show you! We've been doing training, both in-person and virtual before the events of COVID-19.

Join us tomorrow for a sneak peek of what Boxer Advisors has to offer! We have some talented facilitators joining us as well!

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1715867960760/WN_2Kt7k6PRR0u_cBEhrp6pPg

As a way to say thanks for tuning in to the live webinar, we are offering a 10% discount for anyone who decides to offer one of our webinars for 25 people internally.

How are you handling your time? Would you say you are good at managing it? Do you know what your "time wasters" are? Are you appropriately scheduling yourself? How are you prioritizing the important, unimportant, urgent, and not-so-urgent tasks? How are you with the art of delegation? 🤨

These are all questions we will look at during tomorrow's Coffee, Call-in, and Chat. We look forward to seeing you!

Join us at 9:30am ET. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

#webinar #coffeebreak #timemanagement #delegation #leadership #complimentarywebinarseries

For almost three years now Boxer Advisors has offered free monthly webinars on various topics, from services offered by businesses like MovieComm, the importance of women in leadership, and how to deal with stress.

Even before COVID-19 and the urgent need to work remotely, Boxer Advisors offered a large catalog of online classes, training sessions, mentoring programs, coaching services, and much more; all of which have been highlighted in our webinar series.

This month we will look at not only our webinar series but also the webinar catalog that we have to offer to individuals and clients.

We will have a panel of participants available for Q&A during this webinar.

As an incentive - only for those in attendance - 10% discount for anyone who decides to offer one of our webinars for 25 people internally.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Register NOW: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1715867960760/WN_2Kt7k6PRR0u_cBEhrp6pPg

#webinar #freeseries #discount #leadershift #solutionsforyourbusiness #leadershipdevelopment #coaching #virtuallearning #telework

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Seven Ways to Reduce Stress in Anxious Times

What are some ways you are handling stress in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic? Check out this article, highlighting “Seven Ways to Reduce Stress in Anxious Times”:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/seven-ways-to-reduce-stress-in-anxious-times-1508776722

What are some strategies that have worked for you?

wsj.com Large-scale worries are sabotaging our ability to cope, therapists say, and they have some tips for staying calm, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in ‘Bonds: On Relationships.’

This week our Thursday Coffee, Call-in, and Chat is on a topic and suite of tools that everyone should be using! One of our Boxer Advisor team members will be presenting on the benefits of using Google Suite both now during a time of mass telework as well as in an office setting. Complete with examples of our own team uses Google Suite every day to accomplish a myriad of tasks.

Register for this informative session here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

We want to hear from you! Tell us what topics would be of interest to you! 👇

#webinar #freeseries #googlesuite #covidlearning #professionaldevelopment

wsj.com

After a Hurricane, New Confidence

How have you developed a new confidence and skills, as a result of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic? Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures.

Check out this article which highlights ways to bottle up that confidence to tap for future endeavors:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-a-hurricane-new-confidence-1506350306

wsj.com Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in ‘Bonds: On Relationships.’

At Boxer Advisors, we are grateful to all our healthcare workers and first responders and know that they are at the spearhead of dealing with and overcoming this Pandemic. Each day, they put their lives on the line to keep our family and friends safe.

In a combined effort with a few of our clients and contacts, we sent meals to the staff at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital over a three day period in April as a THANK YOU for doing everything they are doing and continue to do!

We hope you are also finding ways to thank those members of your community who are classified as "essential"!

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A guide to taking care of yourself during the pandemic, from head to toe

Taking care of yourself during the pandemic, is TOP PRIORITY! Check out this article with some practical suggestions:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/lifestyle/wellness/virus-self-care/

How are you taking care of yourself during the coronavirus pandemic? What actions are having the greatest impact in helping you maintain your mental and physical health?

washingtonpost.com Tips for staying well physically and emotionally during the coronavirus crisis.

What does it mean to Micromanage and why should you break this habit? With teams spread out and teleworking, it is now more important to focus on effectively leading your team.

Join us on Thursday at 9:30 ET to find out more about the importance of Leading without Micromanaging!

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

#webinar #leadingpeople #freetraining #leadership #micromanaging

hbr.org

What Good Leadership Looks Like During This Pandemic

What does Good Leadership Look Like During This Pandemic?

Check out this article for some helpful references:

https://hbr-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/hbr.org/amp/2020/04/what-good-leadership-looks-like-during-this-pandemic

What are some examples you have seen of great leadership during this national pandemic?

hbr.org NBA commissioner Adam Silver and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acted early and decisively.

Thursday's Coffee, Call-in and Chat session is going to be all about Workplace Resilience. We will learn what it is, what a resilient mindset looks like, the 8 dimensions of Resilence and how this is applicable today.

Register for Thursday's session and future sessions using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

Subscribe to our Youtube channel to view past sessions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZNo0MV2HGTa2f8bi8XnESqk_Isgl5atQ

We are proud to host the latest in our FREE webinar series, "Fostering Organizational Effectiveness Through Situational Awareness", tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21 @ 2:00 PM ET. Our guest presenter will be award-winning author, Mary Lippitt. (Brilliant or Blunder by Dr. Mary Lippitt)

During this session, participants examine their current situational priority, discover potential blind spots, and use scenarios to experience how a situational mastery prepares them to handle complexity. Mental agility and critical thinking must be part of leadership development. Learning objectives for this session include:

▪️Examine how the six situational lenses improve decision making
▪️Learn your current mindset for a project
▪️Identify three common roadblocks that derail success
▪️Explore how checklists improve mental agility

Presented by Dr. Mary Lippitt, who founded Enterprise Management Ltd. thirty years ago to help leaders navigate today’s challenges, increase collaboration, and boost critical thinking.

To register, click here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7BitAcnHRdGW-2GLgkmq9Q

#resiliance #leadershift #situationalawareness #leadership #leadershipdevelopment

Coffee, Call-In, & Chat - Employee Engagement

Did you miss our chat yesterday on Employee Engagement?

You can watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_hblRIk18&list=PLZNo0MV2HGTa2f8bi8XnESqk_Isgl5atQ&index=5&t=0s

This is a very relevant topic during this time of social distancing and isolation. Boxer Advisors in a combined effort with our coaches and trainers can assist you in evaluating and increasing your employee engagement. Did you know we can do it virtually too? Whether it be in the form of training for management, training or employees, assessment, or coaching - we are here to help.

How to keep your employees engaged during a time of remote working.

wsj.com

After a Hurricane, New Confidence

How will you emerge from this national pandemic with new confidence and new skills?

Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures.

Check out this article for details:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-a-hurricane-new-confidence-1506350306

wsj.com Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in ‘Bonds: On Relationships.’

We have a real treat planned for our Coffee, Call-in, and Chat session tomorrow. Karol Taylor of Taylor Your Career will be co-hosting this session and discussing the *important* topic of Employee Engagement. Did you know that engaged employees boost productivity?

Register for this session and future sessions here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

Don't miss this webinar today!

Even with anti-discrimination, and anti-harassment policies in place, hidden bias can damage workplace culture and productivity, and even affect retention and reputation.

Join us today at 1pm ET and learn how to:

✔️Identify & address unconscious bias in self & others in the organization
✔️Recognize the filers & stereotypes through which we all see the world
✔️Create a culture of respect & inclusion by taking small positive actions that result in big changes

Presented by Skip Pettit of International Training Consortium who is an expert in bias, Leadership & Supervision, EEO, Diversity & Inclusion, and is the co-author of "Moving Beyond Bias: Bias-Free Communication Strategies for Today's Organization."

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5415852453789/WN_YYIPB3BuTgC4Ukro8iGx9w

Happy Monday!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next Coffee, Call-in, and Chat session. Here's a preview of topics to come.

Which one are you most looking forward to?

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

Did you today's Coffee, Call-in and Chat session on Change Management? We discussed 10 Key things Managers, Mid-Line Supervisors, and Senior Leaders should be during this time of change.

It is now available on our YouTube Channel - you can check out past sessions as well!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZNo0MV2HGTa2f8bi8XnESqk_Isgl5atQ

Join us tomorrow for our Coffee, Call-in, & Chat series at 9:30am ET. The topic will be on Change Management.

Good leadership practices are important and always relevant. During times like these they are even more critical. Leading in turbulent times, requires skill, patience, and finesse. In this high-impact, focused session, we will discuss the Ten (10) key things front-line and mid-line managers need to know. This session will also be beneficial for senior leaders.

If you can’t attend the session but are interested in the topic - please register. We will send you the recording after the session ends.

Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

There's still time to register for this month's FREE webinar!

This month's webinar will focus on how Action Learning can help solve critical and complex problems in organizations. It also helps to develop teams within an organization's members.

Our webinar will be presented by Dr. Bea Carson.

Action Learning: Future, Positive Coaching
Monday, March 30, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AMdkJjloSlS6U8AumaaR1Q

You are not able to participate, go ahead and register and you will receive a recording of the session.

#actionlearning #coaching #webinar #freewebinar #learning #leadershift #onlinelearning

There's still time to register for this month's FREE webinar
This month's webinar will focus on the effective processes Action Learning provides to solve critical and complex problems in organizations. It also helps to develop teams within an organization's members. The Action Learning Coach plays a vital role in these processes and how a positive approach sets the tone and can change the mindset of the team.

During this interactive webinar, participants will also be able to practice their newly learned coaching skills!

Our webinar will be presented by Dr. Bea Carson of Carson Consultants. Dr. Carson has also provided a free article for you if you register.

Action Learning: Future, Positive Coaching

Monday, March 30, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Link to register in comments!

#actionlearning #coaching #webinar #freewebinar #learning #leadershift #onlinelearning

hbr.org

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

That discomfort that you’re feeling is probably grief.

Check out this article, highlighting why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how you may find meaning in it:

https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=hbr&utm_medium=social

hbr.org The coronavirus pandemic has led to a collective loss of normalcy.

Coffee, Call-In & Chat - Telework Best Practices

Did you miss our first Coffee, Call-in, and Chat meeting?

Today we discussed Best Practices for Telecommuting.

It is now available for you on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6tnQoWTcA&feature=youtu.be

We'd love to hear your takeaways! Leave a comment below or on our Youtube video.

What do you want to chat about next week?

Are you teleworking? Are you looking for some connection with others? Some access to best practices information? This session the focus is on best practices ...

Last call. We are hosting our inaugural Coffee, Call-in, & Chat session this morning at 9:30 AM.

Are you teleworking? Are you looking for some connection with others? Some access to best practices information? Maybe, some diversion from dealing with the coronavirus pandemic?

Each 30-minute session is an informal opportunity to connect with other professionals and quickly learn something that will be immediately applicable.

Join me and the Boxer Advisor team for our first Coffee, Call-in, & Chat session this Thursday, from 9:30 -10:00 AM ET.

What follows is a link for the session:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

I will be hosting this week’s session and talking about best practices for working remotely.

If you are like many others who are new to working virtually and not quite sure how to make the most of this new normal, then grab your favorite morning drink and join us. Here is your chance to learn some of our strategies on how to most effectively work from home
#resiliance #crisisleadership #coronavirusawareness #remoteworking #forthebetter #virtually #teleworking

Let’s talk about tomorrow’s coffee chat

You were told you had to telecommute ... but now what?

If you are new to working virtually, we'd like to invite you to our first Coffee, Call-in, & Chat session on Thursday @ 9:30am ET.

We will be discussing best practices for working remotely.

Register for the session here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceCopj0pTwgNPY9ZJkPQn86SYryC2w

#telecommuting #workfromhome #remotework #covid19 #webinar #coffeeandchat

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