The Extraordinary Teams Partnership (ETP) is a learning community committed to creating the next level of teaming where personal transformation is the rule instead of the exception
ETP coaches, consults with, and trains both individuals and teams as they create the work world they truly desire. In short, we help to transform teams so that they can achieve amazing results.
Our breakthrough was discovering that amazing teams are much more than simply high performing teams. High performance must be coupled with personal transformation for any team to be exceptional. When both of these elements are present, team members nail their results because they are quickly collaborative, break through silos, and share a strong sense of collective accountability. Extraordinary teams call forth and reinforce a passion for purpose – the powerful and compelling motivator for both improvement and top talent retention.
Certain values guide how we work with each other and how we engage with our clients.
Geoff Bellman and Kathleen Ryan’s work led to Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results (Wiley, 2009) and Extraordinary Teams (HRDQ, 2014) an integrated team training and development package co-authored with Kevin E. Coray, PhD.
Included in this program is the The Extraordinary Teams Inventory – an online valid and reliable team assessment tool — which is the core of this material. At this time, over 1500 people and close to 200 teams have been included in our ongoing research.
Since 2013, Debbie Ward, Sally Stamp, Jeff Thoren, Penny Koch-Patterson, and Brad Britton have joined with Kevin Coray, Geoff Bellman and Kathleen Ryan as members of ETP. In early 2019 Lucan Pipkin, Tiffanie Dillard, Todd Weinstein, and Travis Green also joined our ranks. Together we jointly pursue answers and create approaches that support teams as they move toward extraordinary. You can read our ETP partner bios here.
Since 2005, through our research and hands-on work with teams, we know: