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PhilosophyCenter | SOPHIA℠ Consulting

PhilosophyCenter | EnrollmentPhilosophyCenter Includes both scheduled
and on-demand support.

 

 

SOPHIA℠ Consulting


Consultant: Philip Golabuk
Schedule: TBD | On-Demand
Format:
One scheduled 60-minute phone session every other week, unlimited on-demand calls from 10AM to 7PM Eastern, Monday through Friday (up to 30 minutes each), a report with summary and recommended action steps after each scheduled session, unlimited email support
Participants: Up to two per scheduled phone session; on-demand access is assigned to one organizational liaison
Contract period: 60 days
Requirements: email service and a phone
Fee: $4,800
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See Terms of Service below before enrolling.

After checkout you'll receive an email confirmation and be redirected to a fulfillment page with instructions for scheduling your SOPHIA℠ session and calling the PhilosophyCenter direct access line, which we suggest you copy and save. You must complete scheduling via email within three business days of registering or your enrollment will be cancelled and your payment refunded. Calling the PhilosophyCenter direct access line may incur standard toll charges on your phone bill depending on your long distance service agreement.



Contact us to schedule an initial phone session to determine if the SOPHIA℠ program is right for you. We'll waive our customary fee as an investment in your organization so you can experience firsthand and risk-free the benefits of SOPHIA℠ consulting.
     
PhilosophyCenter | Overview PhilosophyCenter | SOPHIA℠ Consulting
PhilosophyCenter | SOPHIA℠ Consulting
  PhilosophyCenter | SOPHIA℠ ConsultingThe best leaders surround themselves with innovative, responsible staff, people willing to think creatively, a take the next step, and explore new directions consistent with their professional roles and the aims of the organization. SOPHIA℠ consulting offers such people an unmatched resource for professional and organizational development, showing them how they can identify and move past contradictions that have been holding them back, break through to new levels of clarity and efficiency, and adopt a stance of deep self-agreement, transforming the workplace into a richly rewarding and productive environment.

SOPHIA℠ brings to executive leaders the opportunity to realize greater vision, effectiveness, and success through identifying and resolving contradictions, obsolete or unwitting beliefs and assumptions, and unexamined choices. The methods we use are designed to deliver near immediate results in resolving even intractable and longstanding problems faced by organizations ranging from mission-critical issues and crisis management to daily operations including productivity, morale, turnover, and team-building. Our consulting model is maieutic—based on Socratic examination of beliefs, assumptions, and "stories" that each person brings to the workplace, in conjunction with powerful heuristic tools, many of which we have developed. This framework sets the stage for profound and effective shifts in each participant’s sense of responsibility and organizational identity, opening the way for leaders and other members of the team to enjoy a new level of efficiency, satisfaction, commitment, and success in the workplace. The value to any organization in need of these services is inestimable. Even in the near term, the program pays for itself many times over.


SOPHIA℠ Scheduled Call

  • one 60-minute phone session every other week provides continuity and traction
  • scheduled call may include up to two staff members per call
  • provides third-party assessment and recommendations in key areas of operation such as hiring, firing, performance reviews, organizational development, and conflict resolution
  • regular scheduling allows for clarification and resolution of longer-term and systemic issues
  • after-meeting report is an invaluable tool for session review
  • best for deep work with far-reaching organizational impact

Organizations redefining their identity or mission, including repositioning and rebranding, will benefit from the scheduled sessions and structured time set aside for philosophical self-work, deconstruction of misaligned or contradicted assumptions and beliefs, and greater clarity in all areas of leadership.


SOPHIA℠ On-Demand Calls

The need for support doesn't always conform to a predictable schedule. SOPHIA℠ on-demand calls are ideal when the need for support is urgent or time-sensitive, e.g., critical decision-making, conflict resolution, personal issues affecting work, unexpected business development and opportunities, etc. You'll receive a prompt response to questions and concerns as they arise, and enjoy the clarity, insight, and objective feedback and direction when it's needed most.

  • unlimited on-demand calls (up to 30 minutes each) provide direct and prompt access
  • reserved for one organizational liaison
  • provides as-needed support to key leadership in response to changing conditions
  • on-demand sessions allow for situational clarity and direction in real-time
  • best for "think tank," time-critical, and hotline support

SOPHIA℠ on-demand access introduces a new level of strategic partnership, collaboration, and support to SOPHIA℠ clients. It's like having a dedicated philosophical consultant on staff—without the overhead and other costs associated with an in-house position.

SOPHIA℠ on-demand support hours are from 10AM to 7PM Eastern time, Monday through Friday. If the consultant is unavailable to take the call, a return call is guaranteed within two hours. On-demand calls are limited to 30 minutes each.

     
PhilosophyCenter | Benefits   The benefits of regular philosophical consulting are game-changing in all areas of organizational life from accountability and team-building to clarification of mission and identity, conflict resolution, and improvements to the bottom line. Using unique methods developed by PhilosophyCenter, we provide revolutionary consulting that has the power to enlighten and inspire forward-thinking leaders in organizations, companies, agencies, and educational institutions.

SOPHIA℠ can help you and your staff:

  • identify and resolve hidden contradictions and unexamined assumptions that are having an adverse impact in the workplace
  • clarify the next step for your organization
  • bring values, mission, and methods into agreement with the highest aims you can envision
  • discover new depths of excellence, commitment, accountability, efficiency, and purpose
  • break free of habitual, "default" thinking that hinders better choices
  • experience a renewal of enthusiasm and greater appreciation for the work you do each day, individually and collectively

In addition, SOPHIA℠ brings significant administrative advantages to the organization:

  • over 40 years of experience includes the development of methods unique to PhilosophyCenter and proven in thousands of sessions
  • convenience of teleconsulting eliminates travel and related costs
  • guaranteed session availability
  • priority scheduling or on-demand access
  • outsourced professional recommendations for organizational change provide for more graceful transitions and implementation of new practices than "on-high" directives

Human relations problems are hidden costs that can quickly erode an organization's profits, morale, and success. Whether the issue affecting the workplace is professional or personal, SOPHIA℠ is a powerful and proven investment that can help you make your organizational vision a reality.

     
PhilosophyCenter | How It Works   SOPHIA℠ offers a unique set of benefits based on proven philosophical counseling and consulting methods designed to help leaders and their staff arrive at transforming clarity that has a direct impact on the quality and efficiency of the organization.

SOPHIA℠ Scheduled Call
Provides SOPHIA℠ services to up to two staff members in a priority-scheduled phone session every other week for the 60-day term of the contract. The scheduled session runs 60 minutes. Also included are a confidential summary of the session with recommended action steps and unlimited email support.

SOPHIA℠ Weekly On-Demand Calls
Provides unlimited SOPHIA℠ services on demand via the PhilosophyCenter direct access line with no need to schedule for the 60-day contract period. Each SOPHIA℠ on-demand call is limited to 30 minutes.

     
PhilosophyCenter | Terms of Service   The Terms of Service for the SOPHIA℠ program s are provided below.

Contract Period: The contract period shall be 60 days starting with the first scheduled session or on-demand call, whichever is first.

Number of Participants: Up to two staff members may participate on each scheduled call. On-demand access is limited to one organizational liaison per enrollment.

Included Services: Enrollment in the SOPHIA℠ program includes the following services:

  • one 60-minute scheduled phone session every other week
  • after-meeting report with summary of the scheduled session and recommended action steps
  • unlimited, on-demand direct access to support throughout the week, Monday through Friday from 10AM to 7PM Eastern (up to 30 minutes each)
  • unlimited email support

Canceled or Missed Sessions
If an enrolled participant needs to cancel a scheduled call in a given week (at least 24 hours notice required), the missed call shall not be construed as a failure by PhilosophyCenter to provide contracted services. Missed call may be added to the end of the session up to a maximum of twice per contract period. If the client misses a second call, the missed call cannot be made up.

Non-Disclosure and Termination of Services PhilosophyCenter agrees not to disclose any client's identity, information concerning the working relationship described herein, or session details to any third party. The client may terminate contracted services at any time during the contract period with seven days' written notice. Note that there is no prorated refund for sessions remaining in the contract period subsequent to the date of termination.

Placing the Call
A land line is recommended for placing calls, as cell phones and VoIP phones such as Skype may result in poor network performance on the direct access line. Clients who opt to place the call via cell phone or VoIP assume responsibility for the acceptability of the connection. In the event that such calls cause excessive noise, repeat disconnects, or other issues that hinder the normal course of study, the instructor may end the call until the client can call back in when a land line connection is available.

Appropriate Participation
All PhilosophyCenter clients are required to maintain an attitude of respect for the consultant and others who may be on the call, and to refrain from polemics, sarcasm, profanity, provocative, promotional, and other inappropriate forms of expression during the call and in emails or other forms of communication. The failure to honor this requirement may result in the loss of PhilosophyCenter support and eligibility for future enrollments.

Limited Use
The PhilosophyCenter direct access phone number provided at the time of enrollment may be used only to initiate SOPHIA℠ sessions during the contract period and may not be shared with any third party.

Non-Disclosure and Termination of Services PhilosophyCenter agrees not to disclose any client's identity, information concerning the working relationship described herein, or session details to any third party. The client may terminate contracted services at any time during the contract period with seven days' written notice. Note that there is no prorated refund for sessions remaining in the contract period subsequent to the date of termination.

By registering you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by these Terms of Study.


We adhere to the strictest internal rules of confidentiality and privacy, and will not disclose client identity, information, or session details to any third party.

     
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