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Leadership is about change.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
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Learning begins with curiosity.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~Marcel Proust
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Pause, notice, reflect…then act.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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Welcome To Falling Apples Consulting

For leaders who are curious, ripe for change, and ready for the journey.

At Falling Apples Consulting, we know that awareness is the first step towards lasting, meaningful change in the workplace — and in your work life.

We can help you develop your leadership capabilities.

Through assessment, reflection, and dialogue, you will become aware of:

  • Your own professional strengths and development needs
  • Your team’s need for improved task or relationship skills
  • Your company’s need for a more competitive strategy, a culture change, a more committed workforce or more satisfied customers

low-hanging-fruitBut awareness is only the beginning.

Once you’ve identified the desired change, we help you learn how to get leadership results that will last.

How? Here are a few options:

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Training for the whole person, not just the intellect
  • Effective group facilitation
  • Cultivating emotional intelligence
  • Practicing new skills and refining old ones
  • Harvesting what you have learned
  • Sharing best practices
  • Mobilizing internal and external resources
  • Identifying stretch assignments
  • Experiential learning
  • Change management

Whether you need to change your attitude or behavior, your career or your company’s direction, Falling Apples Consulting can facilitate a fuller awareness of your development needs and help you develop a realistic plan for getting there.

Read more to learn more about the Falling Apples approach to Growing Awareness and Harvesting Change.

Why “Falling Apples”?

Sir Isaac Newton (no relation) developed his world-shifting theories by first, noticing the apple fall, second,  reflecting on its possible meaning and mechanism, then taking action to formulate and share his observations. So the idea of paying attention and moving ideas forward is at the center of my beliefs about becoming a more effective leader. Plus, my mother’s maiden name was Apple, and she married a Newton. How could I resist ?

My commitment as a person, coach and consultant is to help develop leaders like you discover and be their best selves.  To close the gap between role and real. To integrate your business sense, emotional intelligence, and leadership presence. You are more than just a critical thinker. Your feelings and your body are vast sources of knowing. Put them together and you are unstoppable.

Integrated leaders recognize and value the real, whole human beings who show up for a purpose they believe in, not just a paycheck.  Your people long to give their all (just not all the time), tell the truth (without fear of retribution), be seen and heard (listened to instead of talked at), and contribute freely (without judgment). Let’s invite that possibility, then create the reality.

–Diana Newton, Principal Coach and Consultant