GOOD WOLF GROUP
 
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What We Do

 
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Deep dive individual programs

Our deep dive programs are personal bootcamps for progress: six months with a masterful guide leading you through a private, clarifying process of alignment, action-planning and accountability.

The Life PlanDiscover how to curate your life through a comprehensive self discovery and application process

The Leadership Accelerator — Find your leadership voice, capacity and fortitude to mobilize and drive change

The Fast Track Transition — Determine and affirm your next steps, carrying forward the right lessons, habits and strategies for success

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Workshops

We recognize there is an urgent need for widespread and targeted leadership capacity. We have spent the last 20 years practicing and learning from the best. We have distilled those hard won lessons into several workshops. Each will challenge and enrich you while providing you with a pragmatic understanding of how to create a future of greater contribution.

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Strategic advising

Ambitious organizations and leaders can sometimes need a little help. Good Wolf Group serves as confidential counselors in critical times of leadership and change, helping to identify the right work ahead—and the strategy, pace and resources needed to get it done.

 
 
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ABOUT US

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WE BUILD EVOLUTIONARY CAPACITY.

We help you internalize tools, practices and strategies
to transform your life, your teams and your communities.

We guide you in times of ambition, crisis and transition.

WE DELIVER SOLUTIONS THAT WORK.

We believe we are all unfinished, and that personal and communal evolution is not just possible, but vital and rewarding.

From our work with presidents, activists, innovative companies and change agents, we have learned that when we evolve, we consistently produce new health, new wealth and greater contribution. We’ve spent the past 20+ years developing programs that build evolutionary capacity for individuals, teams and organizations. These programs are based in our Adaptive Leadership and Alignment approaches, built from the work of author, advisor, strategist and humanitarian Zander Grashow.

Our programs help participants:

  • Ascend to a new way of being and contribution
  • Internalize an evolutionary framework
  • Align their passions, talents and resources to solve for personal and collective needs
  • Work collaboratively to mobilize their communities and causes

to consistently deliver on what they care about most.

Our lives gain meaning by mobilizing people
to give more to the world.

Let's evolve together.
 

 

our approach

After 20+ years of working with some of the world’s most extraordinary companies and leaders, we have witnessed many factors that inhibit impact: unhealthy dependencies, authority bottlenecks and fragmentation.

From this pattern recognition and many hard-learned lessons, Good Wolf Group was formed to bring our solutions
to those who want to give more to the world, filling the gap between ambition and delivery.
 
Our solutions draw upon our Adaptive Leadership and Alignment approaches:

 
 
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ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

Our leadership development methodology is rooted in founder Zander’s expertise in Adaptive Leadership. As co-author of “Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing the World” and previous CEO of Cambridge Leadership Associates, Zander has spent over 20+ years working with individuals and organizations to implement the modern practice of Adaptive Leadership, seeing incredible outcomes with countless individuals and organizations.

The tools and frameworks of Adaptive Leadership enable participants to surface multiple interpretations, identify and clarify the work in front of them (distinguishing the technical from the adaptive) and discern which parts of their previous work to leave behind or to bring forward. As such, it meets people where they are and helps them find what’s ahead. We believe leadership is a behavior and can be practiced by anyone anywhere; our Adaptive Leadership approach affirms this. The framework also equips people to diagnose systems and political landscapes for more effective mobilization strategies and interventions—driving positive change in their communities and causes.

 

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Alignment

Most successful individuals learn to operate with perpetual fragmentation; galvanized by this tendency, all of our services actively engage and foster holistic growth. We support coherence and integration—or alignment—across every major domain of a person, organization or team. When our passions, talents, values and resources are clarified, affirmed and activated in unity, we go on to our greatest impact.

 

OUR METHODOLOGY

We are constantly focused on the question of how methodology reflects content and the latest developments in adult learning methods.

 

Our discipline involves immediate and repetitive application of ideas and case-in-point group work.

Direct Application

In all of Good Wolf Group’s workshops and facilitations, we incorporate direct application. Participants do not learn tools and frameworks in a vacuum; rather they immediately apply the concepts on their current challenges. This way, the lessons become relevant, practical and meaningful. At minimum, participants leave with new understanding and strategies to immediately tackle what is in front of them.

Case-in-Point Methodology

Our programs are responsive to participant needs. A core component of our work is a “case-in-point” group dynamics methodology. We use the dynamics of the participant group to illustrate the areas for progress and the learning goals of the particular workshop (i.e. the micro reflects the macro—what is happening in the room is the case-in-point.) This demonstrates the lessons effectively, safely and unavoidably. Individuals’ defaults or biases are surfaced during the process—essential awareness for personal change work.

 

 

 

 

The team

 
 
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Alexander Grashow
Founder, CEO

A recognized authority on leadership development, personal development and business evolution, Zander has made it his mission to know how to transform the way we live and work. He is a renowned facilitator, speaker and advisor to leaders around the world, with a broad reach into the global business, philanthropic, entrepreneurial and creative communities. Consequently, he has been a confidential advisor to presidents, activists and change agents in their most critical moments of transition. With a deep commitment to share what works, Zander co-authored “Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing the World,” from Harvard Business School Press, and “Leadership in Permanent Crisis,” of the Harvard Business Review. For the last decade, Zander has taught executive programs at Harvard, NYU, Duke and LSE. Zander feeds the good wolf by spending time with his incredible children, putting new music on repeat, hosting his famed dinner parties with half loved ones and half strangers and nurturing his endless curiosity.  

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didier michel sylvain
Faculty

Didier approaches everything as a creative opportunity, thriving at the nexus of imaginative thinking and pragmatic disciplines. He designs and guides transformational experiences for the growth of companies, individuals, nonprofits and communities. His method brings people together from diverse cultural backgrounds to develop structured forums for advancing individual and collective missions. This was honed through delivering results with world-renowned consulting and social impact institutions including Deloitte Consulting, Spotify, Echoing Green, the Bertha Foundation, Zoo Labs and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. As a native of New York and the child of Haitian immigrants, Didier’s process involves a unique combination of experiential learning, sound, spirit and pragmatism to activate innovative leadership in every room. Didier holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a M.S. in Public Policy and Management, with a concentration in social entrepreneurship, from Carnegie Mellon University. He was selected for the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. Didier continues to explore ways to apply his academic, professional and creative background to his work with others. Didier feeds the good wolf with drum therapy, qi gong and intuitive drawing, and is always on a mission to nurture the artist within.  

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Rachel caughey
Executive assistant

Rachel has dedicated her career to helping leaders drive positive social change. As Senior Program Coordinator for the leadership development firm Center for Creative Leadership, Rachel managed the Leadership at the Peak program designed exclusively for the C-Suite community. She supported hundreds of global executives on their leadership journeys to align intention and impact.  Rachel later worked for Karrikins Group, a global management consulting firm founded at the intersection of business strategy and social impact. Rachel supported the Founder and leadership team as an Executive Assistant and eventually as Chief of Staff. At Karrikins Group, she realized her passion for building thought leadership brands and partnered with thought leaders to develop their speaking platforms. She helped design content, branded collateral and executed marketing strategies across distribution channels. In both her personal and professional life, Rachel believes in holistic health and wellness. Feeding the good wolf, she is a practitioner of yoga and meditation, alternative healing practices and plant-based nutrition. She is an audible and podcast junkie who enjoys connecting the intellectual with the mystical. She also experiments with astrology and tarot -- believing they are tools for the cosmos in finding our universal truths. 

 

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Writer-at-Large

Elle is a passionate and inventive problem-solver and wordsmith, motivated by deep connection to her fellows. She is invigorated by working with a variety of people and institutions, and has found particular fulfillment in doing so as an ally and advocate. Elle has been an award-winning investigative reporter for the broadcast War News Radio, adult literacy program director in north Philadelphia, assistant to a reentry program for women who have been incarcerated and Fellow Investigator for the Public Defender Service for D.C. Elle also holds a domestic violence counseling certification and recently completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs where she tackled questions of equity and justice with a diverse group of 11 peers. A current Master's candidate in Public Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Elle feeds the good wolf by constantly reading five books at once, devouring vegetables, running during lunch breaks and jumping in lakes. 

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kurt nelson peloquin - thrive poet
Artist-in-residence

THRIVE POET has spent his life building access points and stories for us all to THRIVE.  From the boardroom to the classroom to the living room, THRIVE POET knows everyone is an artist who can get closer to their art, find their voice, and give their gifts to the causes and communities they care about. As an Impact Producer, THRIVE has helped organizations including Microsoft, Human Rights Watch, UPS, the US Olympic Team and many more tell their stories through films and shared experiences. As a Performance Poet, he has entertained and inspired audiences at countless public and private events including Rockwood Music Hall The Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Inspired Word, Queens Lit Fest, BK Voices, Justbeings: Stories for Humanity, and Oz Arts: Nashville. As a Teaching Artist, THRIVE has designed and hosted empowerment workshops with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harlem and Breaking Walls, where he is currently leading a class of high school students on a 36-week poetic adventure to unlock their THRIVE. As Good Wolf Group’s Artist-In-Residence, Thrive will help us and our partners rekindle our relationships with awe, imagination, play and creativity, so that we may give more freely of our gifts and learn how to work together to build a more beautiful, just and loving world. As a friend, husband, brother and son, THRIVE feeds the good wolf through daily exercises in awe, gratitude and kindness, singing and dancing with his amazing wife Katie, meditation, volunteering, dance parties, podcasts, afternoon naps and long unplanned road trips.  

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A member of the community goes to an elder:
“I am trying to find my way, but I am struggling with the path and within myself.”

The elder explains, “Inside each of us, there are two wolves which fight all the time. One of them is the good wolf which represents love, peace, hope, kindness, bravery and compassion.
The other is the bad wolf, which represents greed, anger, arrogance, resentment and fear.
And these two wolves fight all the time.” 

The member of the community reflects and asks,
“If these two fight all the time, then which one wins?

The elder shares, “whichever one you feed.”

 

trust us. they did.

 
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