Multipliers Workshops

The Workshop

Get more done with fewer resources, develop talent, and cultivate new ideas to drive change and innovation.

In this highly engaging workshop your team will develop a deep understanding of the research behind Multipliers and illustrate the resoundingly positive and profitable effect these Multipliers have on organizations — how they get more done with fewer resources, develop and attract talent, and cultivate new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation. Your team will gain a solid understanding of the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and develop skills for leading like a Multiplier.

The Idea

Are you a genius or a genius maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people’s heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves and get more from other people. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less. What could your organization accomplish with access to all the intelligence that sits inside it?

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Master Practitioners

Elise Foster

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Mark Sato

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Rob Delange

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Bios & Testimonials

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Elise Foster is a leadership coach who enables business executives to unlock their potential to become even more successful. She is a coauthor of The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools and a Master Practitioner for The Wiseman Group. She is known for delivering engaging and impactful workshops and keynotes for business leaders.

She has more than 14 years of engineering and organizational development experience across Cummins, Inc., Harvard University, and Indiana University. She has coached more than 25 business leaders and 200 full-time MBA students and designed and delivered leadership workshops for as many as 200 participants. Elise guides senior leaders on using their intelligence to make everyone around them smarter and more capable.

She has taught and coached students at Indiana University (Kelley School of Business) and as a management fellow at Harvard University. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s in education from Harvard University.

She is the mother of one school-aged daughter, and Elise also enjoys finding the genius in local high school students through her work with the Lilly Foundation Scholarship and Youth Leadership Bartholomew County.

Testimonial

"As the Vice President of Human Resources for Roche Diagnostics, I had the pleasure of working with Elise on a recent project in which she led a group of our senior leaders through a certification process to become facilitators of the Multiplier content. The certification process was unlike anything we've done before and Elise was with us every step of the way as we went through our own journey to not only deliver content effectively, but more importantly, begin to demonstrate the Multiplier behaviors on a consistent basis. Through our partnership with Elise and the Wiseman Group, we are excited to use the Multipliers concept as a way to invest in and strengthen all of our leaders at Roche."
- Bridget Boyle, Vice President of Human Resources, Roche Diagnostics

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Mark Sato is a Master Practitioner for The Wiseman Group. Mark facilitates and coaches leaders, and also certifies instructors, in the Multipliers solutions. He has more than 15 years of corporate management and leadership training experience at Franklin Templeton, Kaiser Permanente, and Oracle Corporation. Since 2005 Mark has led his own training consultancy, and has global leadership experience working with managers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. He holds an MBA from the California State University, Hayward (East Bay) in Management.

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“GREAT presentation! To this day, people are still talking about it... when we go on transition, etc.His point really came across and I think they will see some additional books sales from people within our company.”
- General Manager, Aviation Services

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Rob DeLange is the Training and Consulting Practice Director for the Wiseman Group. Rob leads the education business worldwide, teaches leadership workshops, and coaches leaders across the spectrum from front-line managers to VP level executives.

Rob has over 15 years experience building corporate learning centers, on-boarding programs, and talent management solutions at global technology companies including PeopleSoft, EMC, and VISA Inc. His greatest talent is enabling business leaders to develop the people around them. Rob is SPHR certified, fluent in Spanish, and holds a Masters degree in Systems Management from the University of Denver.

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"I truly enjoyed your training. It was insightful and helped me think through a challenging issue I am facing with my team these days. Everyone is still buzzing about the workshop and practicing their Multiplier Skills- thank you for facilitating such a valuable workshop."
-From Roche: A Senior Manager in Government Affairs