Speedy returns for a fraction of your training budget
Capture lightning in a bottle with 1 hour of strategic action planning & advisement led by our social learning experts
Save countless hours of
Googling and procrastination
Our laser-focused consulting session helps you achieve
one of the following
Get better returns on your existing training investments
of practice that have fizzled out
Reimagine poorly executed social learning experiences
Ensure the delivery
solutions and content
Surface key needs, come up with actionable
strategies, and much more
The general framework of our lightning
rounds look something like this
We laser focus on the outcomes we need to achieve in the session
We inquire to decipher the learning context and uncover critical needs
We collaborate to create
to achieve the session's goal
Action Item Assignment
We pinpoint the next step, who needs to get it done, and by when to fulfill your ultimate purpose
Meeting recap for your record
We wrap up by summarizing key takeaways
and prioritizing immediate next steps
You get a transcript of the session, a summary of key takeaways so you always remember what we discussed.
You get an action item list with RACI chart to ensure your team can take action to achieve forward momentum.
What our customers are saying
At the end of the session, I felt confident about the next steps, and that I could balance the business and the learner. I highly recommend booking a Lightning Round to gain that clarity to move you out of being stuck and into action!"
Vanessa Alzate, President, Kirkpatrick Partners |
Founder & CEO, Anchored Training
I rely on Nicole to be a sounding board for my most important business ideas. When I need honest feedback and to be held accountable for execution, I go to Your Instructional Designer. I don't trust many people's advice, but I trust Nicole. YID has been a wonderful partner for me."
Michael Huber, Certified Mental Performance Consultant® |
Founder, The Freshman Foundation®
Your Instructional Designer essentially presented me with the critical questions I needed to answer about the specific objectives of the project before it could be properly designed. The team gave me a “bird’s eye view” of the process and what would be ahead. Nicole is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable about this space. A perfect consultant!"
Christen B., Intercultural Consultant
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions about what you need or can expect prior to the call, please don't hesitate to reach out.
How can I prepare for a Lightning Round?
To prepare for your Lightning Round, consider the following:
Define your goal for the session: Our first task in the Lightning Round will be to align on what needs to be accomplished in 60 minutes. This should be a specific desired outcome. Having a goal ready will enable us to use the hour most effectively and efficiently.
Identify the driving force behind your goal: You've come to us with a goal. What is driving the need to achieve that goal? Help us see the big picture.
Identify your available resources for completing the action items: To come up with reasonable next steps, we'll need to be clear on what's available to you.
What deliverables will I receive after a Lightning Round?
After the Lightning Round, you will receive:
A transcript of the session
A documented summary of key takeaways
A list of action items with an associated RACI chart
What is RACI and how is it used in Lightning Rounds?
RACI is a responsibility assignment matrix that helps clarify roles and responsibilities for action items. In the context of a Lightning Round, RACI stands for:
Responsible: The person who will do the work
Accountable: The person who is ultimately accountable for the completion of the work
Consulted: The person who should be consulted for input or expertise
Informed: The person who should be kept informed of the progress of the work
Can I apply the fee from my Lightning Round to further services if we decide we need more help?
Yes! The $500 Lightning Round fee will be discounted from any Cohort Blueprint or Custom Development service of $7000 or more purchased within 30 days of the Lightning Round.
Do you offer monthly or quarterly Lightning Round packages?
Yes! We offer packages for monthly or quarterly lightning rounds. Our quarterly lightning round package is $1750 (a savings of $250). Our annual lightning round package is $5500 (a savings of $500). Please contact us via our contact form or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a package.
What do clients say about Lightning Rounds?
Clients who have participated in our Lightning Rounds have reported positive experiences and outcomes. One client, Vanessa Alzate, President of Kirkpatrick Partners, shared her experience
"I reached out to Your Instructional Designer to talk through moving a longstanding program at Kirkpatrick to a cohort-based model. I was unsure how to properly balance what is best for the learner to ensure performance, and what makes sense for the business. The team at Your ID asked insightful and thoughtful questions to prompt thought from me that I had not thought of, and listened to all of my rambling, half-baked thoughts. At the end of the session, I felt confident about the next steps, and that I could balance the business and the learner. I highly recommend booking a Lightning Round to gain that clarity to move you out of being stuck and into action!"
Another client, Michael Huber, a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® and CEO of The Freshman Foundation said:
"I rely on Nicole to be a sounding board for my most important business ideas. When I need honest feedback and to be held accountable for execution, I go to Your Instructional Designer. I don't trust many people's advice, but I trust Nicole. YID has been a wonderful partner for me."