Senior Consultant, Unlocking Talent


October 14, 2021

We are:
Root sits within the Talent and Organization practice, and we help clients realize positive strategy and culture change. We activate, motivate, and inspire people to accelerate the speed of change through a combination of disruptive methods, storytelling, and interactive experiences. Root’s expertise in customer experience, strategy activation, maximizing operations, technology adoption and unlocking talent is backed by proven research and evolved over 25 years.
You are:
A client fanatic. You have a passion for collaborating, creating, and innovating. You enjoy working with extremely talented left-brained and right-brained people to create meaningful experiences.
The work:
The Unlocking Talent Senior Consultant is passionate about leaders’ development and the impact this development has on the individual, the individual’s team(s), and the organization as a whole. They are responsible for designing and delivering leadership development solutions, with a specific focus on the development of senior leaders through custom solutions. This person will pull from the full spectrum of Root’s methodologies and offerings while also designing original solutions when needed.
They will also build strategic client relationships and assess client needs to surface and/or close additional sales opportunities. They are responsible for ongoing client satisfaction and repeat business on key accounts.
This person will lead the project team throughout the development process and beyond. They will contribute to the growth of Unlocking Talent and Root’s overall business by targeting repeat and prospective clients, growing accounts and leading complex client programs, building the capability of people, and sharing knowledge within the team and the broader Root organization.
Designs and Delivers Across Root’s Solution Set, While Also Creating Original Content

  • Innovates to create, enhance, and/or expand solutions in leadership development and for the Unlocking Talent innovation hub, often with a focus on the development of senior leaders.

  • Demonstrates capability to design and deliver a full range of solutions (either personally or by effectively tapping and engaging the right skills and resources at the right time) and is able to support in the tactical development of products and services as needed.

  • Understands the full range of available solutions and compellingly communicates possible solutions to clients to win business.

  • While this role will largely be focused on custom leadership development solutions, this person understands and supports the product side of Unlocking Talent (manager, individual contributor, and change leader programs).

Leads and Grows Client Relationships

  • Manages multiple large projects concurrently and over time.

  • Communicates and navigates effectively across the client organization to connect ongoing projects, uncover additional opportunities (both talent-related and not), and grow client relationships.

  • Establishes strategic plans for growing each client relationship, positions opportunities, and closes sales.

  • Manages and leads Root Client Services team(s) across multiple projects ensuring communication, integration, leverage, timely delivery, and team experience.

  • Monitors program profitability and sales/revenue trends.

Manages the Process like a Boss

  • Leads client engagements and ensures high-quality project execution and deliverables as measured by client satisfaction, timeline execution, project profitability, knowledge sharing, and Root team experience.

  • Manages and leads (or co-leads) Client Services and Creative team in development and deployment of solutions.

  • For the full range of engagement solutions, supervises and participates in all aspects of the process, including setting key outcomes, creation of product and services, and consultation on implementation.

Creates Root Fanatics by Being a Client Fanatic

  • Creates cohesion and alignment across multiple stakeholders through on-going communication and master facilitation.

  • Develops rapport and trust with the client project sponsor and project manager.

  • Proactively develops a network of relationships within a client organization and through these relationships, understands client needs and uncover opportunities.

  • Ensures the full scope of Root’s capabilities is understood by client.

Develops Rootsters

  • Models what excellence looks like for others.

  • Coaches others through formal leadership roles (manager, peer coach, etc.) and informal roles (project partner, intern mentor, etc.).

  • Invests in internal initiatives and projects that positively impact Root’s future trajectory

Here's what you need:

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in designing and delivering senior leadership development, or other relevant learning and training

  • Demonstrated ability to design leadership development solutions without the use of third-party IP when necessary

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Notable professionalism, passion, and presence

  • Excellent design, facilitation, research and writing skills

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and collaborative abilities

  • Previous project management and client management skills

  • A demonstrated commitment to learning

  • A willingness to travel 30% to 40% of the time, as relevant pandemic restrictions permit

Bonus points if:

  • You have an MBA or advanced degree in Psychology or other related areas of study

  • You have certifications in relevant leadership development assessments and frameworks

  • You have awareness and integration of the principles of developmental psychology or cognitive-developmental theory

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