Helping Teams
and Their
Leaders Thrive

The Team Elements solution is a part of The Team Effectiveness Project, an effort focused on helping teams and their leaders thrive in today’s complex, diverse, and dynamic world. We focus on providing insightful and pragmatic ways to make the world a better place through meaningful Team connection and action.

Teams deliver a significant majority of the productive effort in today’s society, both in the workplace and at large. However, our focus on performance typically orients around the individual or the greater organization. And typical teambuilding programs fail to address the unique combination of beliefs and behaviors directly contributing to a Team’s effectiveness or dysfunction.

Team Elements is designed to see the distinctive make up of a Team, create a shared language to define that Team’s experience, and equip all members with full ownership of their effectiveness and achievement of outcomes in the face of shifting landscapes and context.

Grounded in Theory and Practical Application

The Team Elements model has evolved over the last decade, building on the work of Principal and Founder, Ben Bratt. Through over 20 years of driving positive Team performance across a range of companies and industries Ben repeatedly found that Teams made the most progress when they were able to have meaningful conversations in a highly targeted way, on the topics that mattered most to each Team.

As an HR Executive and Team effectiveness coach, Ben found that very few team performance models combined a systemic perspective with pragmatic usefulness. As a Business Leader, he saw how much more engaged and productive individuals were when they were part of a great Team, and how that impacted both the Team experience and his bottom line. In Ben’s own words, “I've had exhilarating team experiences, I've had mind-numbing team experiences, and I've had maddening team experiences. I will always choose the first, and I want to help people choose that, too.”

Our Own Team: Walking The Talk

Our Team brings broad and deep experience in working with Fortune 500 companies and non-profits across multiple settings and industries. We have a range of specialties and strengths that match well with our clients' needs, and we walk our talk by applying the Team Elements model for maximum effectiveness as we grow and evolve.

Shannon Patterson

Shannon’s work is grounded in 20 years of business experience across the engineering, architecture, construction, education, and personal development fields. She specializes in leadership development and coaching, with a focus on emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, confliction resolution, and 360 assessments. Shannon is exceptional at creating engaging and productive work environments where individual contributions and team collaboration are leveraged for superior results. Shannon has a Masters in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University.

Federico Vecchiarelli

Federico’s 17+ years of experience spans 4 continents and a wide array of business sectors including engineering, construction, manufacturing, oil & gas, market research and fashion. He has built HR departments from scratch, specializes in managing complex change management projects, and excels at helping leaders develop great teams that close the gap between performance and success. Federico has an MBA, is an ICF-credentialed coach, and is serving as a Director for ICF Washington.

Gregory Flynn

Greg has spent the past 15 years of his career blending strategic insight, business acumen and process consulting to help reveal new and creative ways to tackle challenges and uncover opportunities for his clients. He is passionate about supporting people during times of transition and change, and creating space for authentic and transformative dialogue. Greg received a BA from Colorado State University and a Certification in Integral Transformative Leadership with Honors from Pacific Integral through the Leadership Institute of Saybrook University.

Ariana Bratt

Ariana is pursuing a BA degree in Sociology at Hope College in Holland, MI. While pursuing her degree, Ariana serves as Team Elements' social media manager and supports consulting operations. She is an active member of the CFL consulting group which aids business leaders in the Grand Rapids area.

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