Our initial meeting was unorthodox. We discovered that we were hired by different senior leaders to perform essentially the same responsibilities for the same population of employees. Rather than being threatened by this discovery, we reframed our predicament by focusing on our shared belief that together we would find a way to provide exponentially greater value to this organization than either of us could do so alone.
Over time, we began to rely on each other’s strengths to solve a wider range of organizational challenges. Fast forward a few years and we found ourselves at the senior leadership table, having replaced the senior leaders who initially hired us. Our story serves as an example of the power of partnership. We have leveraged this collective power in our work both inside and outside of organizations for over 25 years.
In 2003, we established CODA Partners, Inc., a professional services firm specializing in individual, team, and organizational development. This gave us the platform to take what we had learned as senior leaders within organizations to help others achieve their best results. We have had the privilege of working with thousands of individuals representing a diverse array of teams and organizations.