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Welcome to Futures That Matter!

We are a think tank focused on accelerating the speed and coherence of leadership development and organizational change through visionary thinking and the creation of authentic shared visions.

We help coaches, facilitators and consultants learn how to use visionary thinking so they can...

  1. help leaders apply the insights of neuroscience and the whole brain to opportunities for change...

  2. so these leaders and their teams can envision and align around shared visions for important organizational futures

Are your clients ignoring the “writing on the wall” in terms of the pressing need for change?  Are they struggling to create alignment around ambiguous but important futures?  Whether you are a coach, a facilitator or a consultant, you owe it to yourself to learn more about visionary thinking and the practical application of neuroscience in order to help your clients find futures that matter.  We have an array of resources and virtual training that will help you quickly learn how to bring new insights and impact to your internal or external clients.

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FUTURES
MATTER

 

How to use visionary thinking with any team seeking
to discover new opportunities – starting today. 

 

Testimonial from a client who as benefitted from Creating Shared Vision Training & Certification

 

Testimonials
 

Lori Costew

HR Lead of Ford Smart Mobility
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“By following the unique methodology in this book, I was able to facilitate a powerful visioning experience that helped senior leaders in our company explore and align around a new future state.”


Juanita Brown

Ph.D. Co-Founder of The World Cafe
Linkedin

"This practical guide provides leaders at all levels with tools and perspectives that can help a team, a department or an entire organization to shape tomorrow, together.”


Barbara Spencer Singer

CEO of Executive Core
Linkedin

“This book is a must for all leaders who want their organizations to remain relevant in the future.”


Dr. Scott G. Isaksen

Professor, Norwegian Business School (BI)
Linkedin

“I am extremely impressed with the clarity and usefulness of this book! The impact on people in so many different organizations has been immense.”


Dr. Geir Lieblein

Profressor, Department of Plant Sciences,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
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“Using the tools described in this book, our students acquire the practical know-how and courage to facilitate important changes through shared vision. Most definitely a book for educators, as well as leaders and consultants!” 

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Stop Looking Sideways,
Start Looking Forward.

This book fundamentally reframes the possibilities for how visionary thinking and the creation of shared visions can positively impact an organization's ability to facilitate change.

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Explore How to Build Futures that Matter

Download our free white paper with insights drawn from our book: “Creating Futures that Matter Today: Leading Change through Shared Vision.” It sheds light on how to provide visionary leadership that is future-focused and inclusive.

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Download your Personal Life Vision & Template for creating your own personal vision HERE.

Authors
 

  Anna Pool    Linkedin  /  Email

Anna Pool
Linkedin / Email

Anna Pool has dedicated over 20 years of her career to talent management consulting, executive coaching, and facilitation of leadership and organizational development. As a long-serving trusted advisor to top leadership, she provides the strategic insight that helps leaders build innovative and collaborative environments where the desired future can be powerfully envisioned and systematically enabled.

As President of Executive Savvy, the consulting branch of Futures that Matter, she consistently serves as a thought partner and facilitator of strategic planning and visioning, leadership development and alignment, and organizational culture development. She holds a Masters degree in Organizational Development from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara CA.


  Marjorie Parker    Linkedin

Marjorie Parker
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Marjorie Parker is an organizational consultant who during her long career has focused on partnering with organizations searching for new ways to support creativity and innovation. She is recognized as a pioneer in applying creative approaches to strategy development and organizational change. Her approach to creating shared vision was influenced by her life long interest in guided imagery and creativity.

She has consulted with senior management in organizations and companies interested in building more innovative work environments by applying creative thinking, imagery, visionary thinking and dialogue in connection with complex strategic issues and long-term organizational development programs. She holds a M.Sc. from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

  What is Visionary Thinking?    “By following the unique visioning methodology … I was able to facilitate a powerful visioning experience that helped our senior leaders explore and align around a new future state.  With a shared vision as a backdrop, follow on conversations and business planning processes were more passionate, focused and aligned, both on the business needs and the culture required to reach that vision.”       Lori Costew    HR Lead of Ford Smart Mobility

What is Visionary Thinking?

“By following the unique visioning methodology … I was able to facilitate a powerful visioning experience that helped our senior leaders explore and align around a new future state.  With a shared vision as a backdrop, follow on conversations and business planning processes were more passionate, focused and aligned, both on the business needs and the culture required to reach that vision.”

 

Lori Costew

HR Lead of Ford Smart Mobility

Accelerating HR’s Impact
Using Visionary Thinking®

Overview:   

Human Resource professionals can often end up sidelined by administrative and transactional duties that, while important, do not allow them to bring the full power of their capabilities to the table as organizational change agents and cultural leaders.

This program may be an important next step in your career if you want to:

Elevate your team’s impact to a whole new level by learning and applying the practical applications of neuroscience and visionary thinking

Be recognized as HR leaders who are instrumental in guiding business partners towards innovative, insightful and engaging futures that lead to significant impact

Deepen your own ability, and that of your stakeholders, to recognize and move out of the Red Zone (fight or flight) and live and work more fully from the Green Zone (optimal arousal)

How the Program Works:

Prepare

Complete several self-assessments customized to your goals and interests

Engage in a one-on-one coaching session to debrief your assessment results and use visionary thinking to design your desired future state

Explore Green Zone practices to balance your life

Read “Creating Futures that Matter Today:  Facilitating Change through Shared Vision”

Learn

Participate in four virtual cohort sessions and two one-on-one coaching sessions to:

Diagnose the core organizational change needs you face and translate them into leadership
development targets

Explore coaching best practices

Practice using visionary thinking in coaching your leaders’ development areas

Apply

Follow on coaching session for implementation support

  What is Vision?    “I recently completed the Shared Vision Certification with Anna Pool and then designed and led my first shared vision session.  I was blown away by how well it went.  My group was a senior leadership team that hadn’t worked together a whole lot.  They went from a 1 or 2 in terms of alignment and engagement to an 8 or 9.  Their shared vision was powerful and the action plans they developed were strategic and crucially important for the future of the business.  The connections they made with each other make our company’s future look even brighter.”         Managing Director    Global Consulting Firm

What is Vision?

“I recently completed the Shared Vision Certification with Anna Pool and then designed and led my first shared vision session.  I was blown away by how well it went.  My group was a senior leadership team that hadn’t worked together a whole lot.  They went from a 1 or 2 in terms of alignment and engagement to an 8 or 9.  Their shared vision was powerful and the action plans they developed were strategic and crucially important for the future of the business.  The connections they made with each other make our company’s future look even brighter.”

 

Managing Director

Global Consulting Firm

Creating Shared Vision Training®

Overview: 

The Creating Shared Vision Training program prepares and supports you through your first delivery of this powerful and innovative approach to designing futures that matter within teams and organizations.

The Creating Shared Vision Training program may be an important next step in your career if you want to:

Elevate your impact to a whole new level by learning and applying the insights from neuroscience to your facilitation 

Deepen your own ability recognize and move out of the Red Zone (fight or flight) and live and work more fully from the Green Zone (and do the same for clients)

Become known as a facilitator who can deliver innovative, insightful and engaging visioning sessions that produce significant results

How the Program Works

Prepare:

Complete a self- assessment customized to your goals/tools and interests

Engage in a one-on-one coaching session to debrief your assessment results and use visionary thinking to design your desired future

Explore Green Zone practices to balance your life 

Read “Creating Futures that Matter Today:  Facilitating Change through Shared Vision”

Learn:

Attend four zoom cohort sessions and two one-on-one coaching session to:

Practice the fundamentals of facilitating shared vision

Design your first creating shared vision session

Develop confidence in leading Green Zone and visioning exercises

Learn the practical application of insights from neuroscience

Apply:

Deliver your first shared vision session

Additional one-on-one coaching session for support and supervision

 

 

  Using Visionary Thinking to Design   New Futures    “As an ICF coach, level ACC as well as a Certified Presence Based Coach, I have taken a lot of training to ensure that I am bringing the very best coaching skills and insights to my clients.  In the past several months, as I have learned more about Visionary Coaching through working with Anna Pool, I have seen a whole new world opening up in terms of how to practically apply the insights of neuroscience and help my clients use their brains in new ways to design and move towards futures that are important to them.  I highly recommend this work as well as Anna Pool as a master coach and teacher.”    Joy Lubeck, President Elect,     Phoenix Chapter, International Coaching Federation

Using Visionary Thinking to Design New Futures

“As an ICF coach, level ACC as well as a Certified Presence Based Coach, I have taken a lot of training to ensure that I am bringing the very best coaching skills and insights to my clients.  In the past several months, as I have learned more about Visionary Coaching through working with Anna Pool, I have seen a whole new world opening up in terms of how to practically apply the insights of neuroscience and help my clients use their brains in new ways to design and move towards futures that are important to them.  I highly recommend this work as well as Anna Pool as a master coach and teacher.”

Joy Lubeck, President Elect, 

Phoenix Chapter, International Coaching Federation

Visionary Thinking Master Mind Class®


Overview:   

The Visionary Thinking Master Mind Class will help you understand and gain confidence in the practical application of neuroscience and visionary thinking in coaching.  It could be an important step in your career if you want to:

Learn tools to access your own visionary thinking capacity to create new opportunities in your life and more quickly access new futures

Apply these insights and practices with your clients and help them recognize and move towards what they want

Be known as a coach who can deliver innovative, insightful and engaging coaching that leads to significant impact

How the Program Works

Prepare:

Complete several self-assessments customized to your goals and interests

Engage in a one-on-one coaching session to debrief your assessment and use visionary thinking to design your desired future state 

Explore Green Zone practices to balance your life 

Read “Creating Futures that Matter Today:  Facilitating Change through Shared Vision”

Learn:

Participate in four zoom cohort sessions and a one-on-one coaching session to:

Understand and practice the fundamentals of using visionary thinking and apply them to coaching your clients

Explore the practical application of insights from neuroscience to create more powerful impacts

Develop confidence in leading Green Zone and visioning exercises

Apply:

Engage in a follow on one-on-one coaching session for implementation support

Our programs include webinars and one-on-one coaching to accelerate your learning & development

Benefit from one of our virtual programs. Choose from the following offerings... 


Human Resource professionals can often end up sidelined by administrative and transactional duties that, while important, do not allow them to bring the full power of their capabilities to the table as organizational change agents and cultural leaders. For more information, download the Visionary Thinking PDF.

Download PDF *Visionary Thinking*

Sign up for the webinar... 

Accelerating the impact of HR through Visionary Thinking
$1397.00

If you would like to be added to our interest list, for The Accelerating the impact of HR through Visionary Thinking program, fill out the form below

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Time Zone

The Creating Shared Vision Training program prepares and supports you through your first delivery of this powerful and innovative approach to designing futures that matter within teams and organizations. For more information, download the Shared Vision PDF...

Download PDF *Shared Vision*

Sign up for the webinar 

Creating Shared Vision Training      $1297.00

If you would like to be added to our interest list for The Creating Shared Vision Training program, fill out the form below...

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone

The Visionary Thinking Master Mind Class will help you understand and gain confidence in the practical application of neuroscience and visionary thinking in coaching.  It could be an important step in your career if you want to:

  • Learn tools to access your own visionary thinking capacity to create new opportunities in your life and more quickly access new futures
  • Apply these insights and practices with your clients and help them recognize and move towards what they want
  • Be known as a coach who can deliver innovative, insightful and engaging coaching that leads to significant impact

 

Download PDF *Master Mind*

Sign up for the webinar... 

If you would like to be added to our interest list for the Master Mind Class, fill out the form below...

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone