WHAT WE DO

TowerStone helps organisations embark on a journey that promotes fulfilment and engagement through Purposeful Leadership and Teamwork. If cascaded throughout the organisation, it will assist in creating a culture of Brand Ambassadorship. The following offerings support this journey:

As a Private Higher Education institution, we are committed to helping leaders discover ways to inspire their people to work at achieving fulfilment in all aspects of their lives. The Leadership Academy is centred on the belief that leaders are responsible for mobilising the hands, minds and hearts of their people to achieve sustainable results.

We deliver accredited and non-credit-bearing programmes that aim to empower our students to lead effectively in the business context by building a resilient and purposeful culture that will sustain commercial growth – the real return on investment in leadership development.

Advanced Diploma in Leadership Coaching

(NQF Level 7 and SAQA 71631) (120 credits)

Empowers leaders to model and coach a healthy, integrated culture of brand ambassadorship by driving performance through personal accountability and commitment while being actively encouraged to make values-based decisions. (The non-credit bearing offering is called the BreakThrough© Leader as Coach Programme.)

Advanced Diploma in Organisational Leadership (NQF Level 7 and SAQA 94704)

(120 credits)

Provides leaders with formative skills and applied competence in the fields of management and leadership, resulting in opportunities for continued personal growth, improved profitability and success.

Higher Certificate in Management Practice

(NQF Level 5 and SAQA 99728) (120 credits)

Empowers managers with the essential conceptual, interpersonal and functional skills to inspire brand ambassadorship within their organisations. (The non-credit bearing offering is called the Management Practice Programme.)

Supervisor Development Programme

(NQF Level 3 and 4) (32 credits)

Empowers leaders with the relevant tools and skills to make them more effective in their work environment based on the organisation’s specific needs. It also familiarises them with the essential conceptual and interpersonal skills to inspire and equip brand ambassadors.

 StillPoint© (Personal Mastery Programme)

Focuses on unlocking individual leadership potential so that leaders can in turn empower their teams to be more accountable, committed, and passionate for the organisation.

Short Courses

These are adapted from various programmes and used to focus on specific areas such as the following:
Leader as Coach
Custom Leadership Journey
Negotiation Skills
Emotional Intelligence
Optimising Conflict
Developing Managers for Success
Leadership Communication

At TowerStone we believe that great brands are all built from the inside out, lived by the people who make up the business. Your brand should be working for your business, closely aligned to your business strategy.

Brand Assessment

An audit process to assess your brand’s health and effectiveness which is followed by a scoping process that builds on the audit and establishes to what extent your brand contributes to your business.

Brand Strategy

A critical business tool that provides a differentiated brand vision, brand architecture and brand expression that will not only build your business’s price to earnings ratio but is the road map that will allow you to make a brand promise, keep it and, ultimately, build trust.

Brand Activation

A process that makes your brand come alive for both internal and external stakeholders and forms an important link between brand and communication.

Design

A dedicated design studio lives within TowerStone and provides creative work and content strategically aligned to business objectives by providing essential brand tools such as brand manuals and brand kits.   content strategically aligned to business objectives by providing essential brand tools such as brand manuals and brand kits.

Brand Implementation

Ongoing support and account/project management is available for continued brand activation, as well as design and production work.

Brand Training

Empowers your team to become fully fledged brand managers. Our training programmes include:

Brand Management Workshop – A one-day workshop where brand managers learn how to use their brand manual/brand kit to effectively promote their brand.
Executive Brand Leadership – A one-day workshop aiming to empower leaders to understand how to lead their brand.

Marketing Communications

A dedicated research tool that measures your brand’s alignment and effectiveness both internally and externally.

Internal Communications

If great brands are built from the inside out, it is important for your employees to know and understand your brand promise and their part in delivering it. This builds trust in your brand and ultimately the worth of your company.

Executive Coaching Journey for Leadership and Management (customisable per client) consists of the following:

Culture is the heart of the organisation and it is sustained by a connection to a shared purpose. In this ever-changing world that requires us to innovate constantly, there are few things that can help us stay on course. However, if you are intentional about developing your culture in line with your purpose, it will enable your employees to bring their hands, minds and hearts to work. This can enhance innovation, improve performance and ultimately increase profits.

Purposeful Learning Series (PLS)

The PLS presents the platform to enhance commitment, engagement and fulfilment by helping you to connect with your purpose as a person, as a leader and as a team member. Integrating purpose in all you do means that life and work seamlessly create harmony that encourages meaningful engagement on personal and professional levels.

The workshops have a strong focus on neuroscience, lifelong learning as well as how to adapt to change, and include:

Building Your Organisation’s Culture On Purpose: Empowers leadership to purposefully drive the values and behaviours expected of all leaders within the organisation resulting in stronger leadership capability and a sustainable improvement in workplace culture. In turn, this establishes a work environment where team members find fulfilment and become inspired Brand Ambassadors.
Living On Purpose: Helps leaders explore and formulate their life purpose into a clear statement that aims to give direction without compromise, as well as identify and overcome barriers through discovering practical aspects that are stepping stones to building a purposeful life. Knowing your purpose brings a sense of focus, meaning and energy to your time. The aim is to facilitate meaningful engagement – both personally and professionally.
Leading On Purpose: Unpacks the Five Essentials of Purposeful Leadership that focus on the key elements required for engaging others in an impactful way. Learning how to lead purposefully improves how team members work together and collaborate with other teams. We also unpack the Seven Dysfunctions That Impact Purposeful Leadership that tend to hinder this.
Teaming On Purpose: Focuses on strengthening team alignment around a single team purpose. Teams define, clarify and then build their team purpose to improve team alignment and enhance team functioning. Ultimately, leaders will understand the impact of the team on others in the organisation and have a firm grasp of how to determine the best way forward.
Clearing the Air On Purpose: Provides delegates with the tools and practice to have the much-needed conversations about “that something” that really needs to be addressed, effectively. When team members learn to talk to one another, instead of about one another, alignment is enhanced and relationships are strengthened. This enables a high-performance culture of improved engagement levels and effective collaboration to increase the potential of achieving business goals and targets.
Communicating On Purpose: Explores the factors that influence effective communication and how to best engage your audience to ensure the desired outcome. It is essential to recognise that leaders are the message. People respond to the way we show up and lead – not just to our words. Communicating On Purpose is vital for building the desired culture and improving levels of engagement.
Learning On Purpose: Explores the value of lifelong learning and the positive impact that learning has on your health, you as an individual, your organisation, future generations and your retirement years. The workshop raises awareness of the importance of learning to stay relevant and to teach others to do the same.
Driving Strategy On Purpose: Achieving success is a powerful blend of understanding why you exist, knowing what you want to achieve, how you want to achieve it, and most importantly who will help you get there. Developing a clear strategy requires a shared goal as well as defined guidelines regarding individual roles and ways of working together. We explore all these aspects during the workshop using input from interviews conducted prior to the workshop.
Guarding Your Organisation On Purpose: Asks the hard questions to help delegates reflect on whether they are leading and driving the right actions and conversations in order to deliver in the best interest of the organisation and its stakeholders. We emphasise the importance of showing up as a true custodian of the organisation and what that requires in terms of fiduciary duty, living the organisation’s promise and culture as well as seeing to its operational effectiveness, financial health and ultimately its future.
Changing On Purpose: Guides leaders to make an emotional connection to the change and to focus on the end result to stay motivated. The workshop will unpack the stages of change and provide practical steps to make changing On Purpose a reality for leaders and their businesses.
Leaders Coaching and Mentoring On Purpose: Leaders who coach others are able to share the knowledge gained through years of experience in order to upskill those around them so that best practice becomes standard best practice. By making the coachee aware of leadership strengths and challenges, and coaching them to work with each of these as necessary, they will be empowered to become better, more purposeful leaders who coach and mentor others to show up On Purpose to the benefit of the organisation.
Working On Purpose: Leaders who find fulfilment at work understand who they are, where they are going and what they need to do to get there. Others need to recognise your passion, love and joy as you go about your work. This workshop focuses on what you need to do to display these traits more visibly by unpacking the six barriers to finding fulfilment at work. Being purposeful at work might be lying dormant already, but you must reconnect with it. The workshop will help you understand what it looks like to be purposeful in your specific situation and how to work on getting there.
The above are all two-day workshops, except for Building Your Organisation’s Culture On Purpose which takes place over two workshops: a two-day and a one-day.

Leadership Interventions

These are customised according to client requirements and include the following:
Customised RACI and Free-Flow workshops: Includes workshops are customised to client requirements to establish role-clarity, clear objectives and a sense of ownership as well as to enhance collaboration and teamwork.
Purposeful Culture – The Business Advantage: Facilitates conversation around how impactful leadership and a strong, purposeful culture will support employee engagement and achievement of business goals. The session will include a discussion around what leading On Purpose, how it impacts employee engagement, as well as reflection questions for the individual and the team.

Brand Ambassadorship

We define brand ambassadors as:

Individuals who have an intimate knowledge of the organisational purpose, products and services and fulfil their role in the organisation with passion and pride.

Brand ambassadors are active participants, smart decision-makers and live the behaviours organisations require for sustainable growth.

Our Brand Ambassadorship offerings include the following:
Our Reason For Being: Provides participants with an intimate knowledge of the organisational purpose, products and services to enable them to fulfil their role in the organisation with passion and pride.
Employee Value Proposition (EVP): The value of an EVP lies in an alignment of expectations essential to building trust. The objective is to help build brand ambassadorship on a foundation of trust by clearly communicating what the organisation expects from its employees and what employees can expect in return. This offering also includes an activation plan.

Assessments

Part of leadership development requires measuring how we show up to track progress and see what development areas exist, as well as how to use strengths to overcome these challenges. Assessments that TowerStone Engage offers includes the following:

Five Essentials of Purposeful Leadership:: Measures how well leaders show up in terms of setting direction and purpose, leading by example, inspiring others, communicating and leading all the time.
Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument®: Explores thinking styles and how understanding and appreciating different thinking styles can change the way you interact with other team members and your customers, and enhance relationships.
Barrett’s Cultural Transformation Tool: Indicates how aligned team members are in terms of current and desired culture (values) and also indicates cultural entropy: the extent of culture alignment or misalignment. We also provide Keep, Avoid and Start behaviours for the team or organisation to consider to improve their entropy score.
Keep–Start–Avoid Assessment: Identifies keep and start behaviours that support personal growth or team performance as well as avoid behaviours that tend to inhibit personal or team performance.
360° Coaching Assessment: Coachees nominate team members to provide feedback on an agreed-to set of questions regarding how they show up as a leader. Ideally, this is conducted towards the beginning of the coaching journey and again at the end of the journey to see what progress is made.
360° Individual Leadership Brand Assessment: Provides insight to track individual behavioural growth within an organisation, based on the organisation’s values and leadership behaviours.
180° Team Leadership Brand Assessment: Provides insight to track team behavioural growth within an organisation based on the organisation’s values and leadership behaviours.
Belbin® Team Roles: Identifies specific Team Roles (“a tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way”) within the team. The information empowers individuals to fulfil their potential at work and helps organisations to bring together the right people to form high-performing teams.
The Ennea International Five Lens Tool: Provides individualised feedback across five core models, namely Personal Mastery, Emotional Resilience, Social Drives, Energy Centres and The Enneagram Model. These serve as lenses through which feedback and insight are offered. The Ennea International Five Lens Personal Feedback Report (PFR) contains developmental coaching questions designed to stimulate reflection and action, making it a valuable addition to a coaching journey to support personal and leadership growth.

Coaching

Coaching with a TowerStone coach allows for development of self which in turn allows one to develop others to contribute purposefully to the organisation. Our coaching offerings consist of the following:

Purposeful Coaching Journey consists of the following:
18 one-on-one 90-minute monthly coaching sessions – through a ten-phase journey.
360° coaching assessments to measure how the leader is showing up against the Purposeful Goal and three supporting goals.
Two Purposeful Coaching Team Workshops – where the coachee’s team members are included in taking ownership of the Purposeful Goal and outcomes.
Individual Development Plans for each team member so that their development can be tracked.
Ennea Five Lens Assessment.
Executive Coaching Journey for Leadership and Management (customisable per client) consists of the following:
90-minute coaching sessions.
360° coaching assessments.
Ennea Five Lens Assessment.
Sponsor sessions.
Team review sessions.
Coaching and Mentoring Conversations for Executives consists of the following:
Ennea Five Lens Assessment.
90-minute coaching and mentoring conversations.

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TowerStone helps organisations embark on a journey that promotes fulfilment and engagement through Purposeful Leadership and Teamwork