From Group to TEAM Training

 June 12-13th, 2018


Greetings! Susan Leahy here from Group To TEAM Leadership Solutions Inc. Freeman and I had such an amazing time with you at the training. It was a gift getting to know each of you and having the opportunity to introduce you to Group to TEAM. This powerful content can create a mighty ripple effect within VF that will empower and inspire others to generate more TEAM! 

The information below can remind your of our work together and help continue the Group to TEAM conversation at VF. Thank you again for sharing your time, energy and life with us. 



Here is some Group to TEAM review content to support your learning and retention!

Check your mindset

Is your mindset fixed or is your mindset growth? The best way to move from a fixed mindset is to get curious. "HMMMMMMMM"

Get intentional about what you are committed to creating

What do I want to think or feel?


Group isn't negative, it is normal!

Group is simply the default setting. It is the starting point. It is a pattern. When you experience a power struggle, where two people "want to be right" about their idea or opinion, use it as an indicator.  Your frustration with co-workers indicates that you are in a group that wants to generate the experience of TEAM.

TEAM is not a destination. TEAM is an experience that you get to keep generating!

The Core Premise of Group to TEAM

Premise – You only have two options: 1-group or 2-TEAM. Everything you do, say, think or feel is either keeping you in group or elevating you to TEAM.

"Where are you throwing your energy?"

The Difference Between a Group and a TEAM

When people are operating from the mindset of “group”, their choices organize around “self-interest”.  When people operate as a team, they are organizing their choices, attitude and attention around a “shared interest”.  Group is the normal way that people who come together interact, while TEAM needs to be earned. 

The question that our program constantly elicits is:

Am I being Group? or Am I being TEAM? 

Anchor Yourself

"My name is ____________________ and I am a ____________________, ____________________, ____________________ man/woman/person."


Where are you standing? Are you in the back of your boat or the front of your boat?

Are your having conversations for possibility or are you having conversations for no-possibility?  Is your language leading to coordinated action?




Stay tuned! We will be in contact soon with the dates of our Group to TEAM integration webinar. 

Eric offered to set up a room for you all to meet in together to take the experience up a notch. 

Freeman and I will be in touch next week with the webinar date. We can't wait to see you all again.

Group to TEAM Introduction webinar

Freeman also offered to provide an extra session that you can share with members of your department, as well as other VF employees to introduce them to Group to TEAM. This date for this special program has yet to be determined.  Also, we will need your support to make this webinar a success. More details to follow.


Group to TEAM has been my favorite course! I gained so many tools that I plan on using both in and outside work. Susan and Freeman were amazing, they were very engaging and knowledgeable and helpful.
— A. Guerrero - Merchant Ops. Manager


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Co-Founders & Lead Facilitators


Susan Leahy is a loving, powerful committed woman.  She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Confidence Coach. Susan is the creator of The Confident Woman Program a powerful online program that connects women to their confidence while elevating the condition of women worldwide.  #StrongerWomenBetterWorld

Susan is also the co-founder of Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions, a training and consulting organization that supports organizations to build a “Culture of TEAM” by empowering the individual.  Susan understands that great TEAMs run great meetings and she is the creator of Robert’s Rules Made Simple, North America's #1 Robert's Rules training program. Susan’s Robert’s Rules webinars and online training products are used by thousands of boards across the US and Canada, to run more effective meetings. 

Freeman Michaels MA

Freeman is a powerful, action-oriented, business coach who co-founded Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions with the intention of shifting corporate culture toward TEAM. Freeman was, himself, a one-time business owner managing dozens of people to achieve a common goal.  Now, Freeman combines his real-life business experience, with decades of dedication to personal growth, leadership and transformation, to help companies transform the way they do business. Freeman firmly believes that when TEAM becomes a cultural value, then engagement, productivity and creativity fuel extraordinary results.

You don’t have to do anything to be a group, but you have to EARN the right to call yourself a TEAM.           

Thank you for YOUR COMMITMENT TO THIS WORK. We look forward working with MORE OF your team at VF Corporation.