Fierce Case Studies
Discover how our clients have put Fierce to use; see what’s working for them and what challenges they’ve overcome.
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CHRISTUS executives felt that the organization had fallen into a trap that many organizations face; they had developed a culture of being “nice.” Determined to make a change, the executive team enlisted Fierce, Inc. to partner in a leadership training program that would assist in improving the company culture.
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CHRISTUS executives felt that the organization had fallen into a trap that many organizations face; they had developed a culture of being "nice." Determined to make a change, the executive team enlisted Fierce, Inc. to partner in a leadership training program that would assist in improving the company culture.
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.
Iowa Department of Education
The Iowa Department of Education explores a systemic approach to improving communication statewide. Fierce conversation training was embedded into the mandatory evaluator recertification process and provided shared protocols for teacher leaders, and other adults working with adults.
Orting School District
When Michelle Curry, the superintendent of Orting School District, moved from a school district with 43,000 students to a rural community with 2,300 students in four schools, she brought Fierce Conversations training with her. “Fierce is a game changer,” said Curry. “I saw it work in an urban setting, and I knew it would work here.”
In 2011, Symetra introduced its employee "Rules of Engagement" to help promote a more participatory culture- where feedback is encouraged, resources are shared and relationships are strong. The result? Symetra experienced a cultural shift that increases collaboration and encourages individuals to speak up.
Can a school rebuild relationships and improve performance in one year? Rodney D. Joslin School did just that. Study the steps the principal took to restore trust, strengthen communication and leadership skills for every person on campus, and transform the culture of the school.
Presbyterian Senior Living
Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) partnered with Fierce to train the geographically dispersed workforce with specific healthcare and organizational examples. PSL is experiencing improved financial results, more inclusive meetings, and stronger relationships.
To prepare the teams for a new level of collaboration, Costco chose Fierce to be an integral part of the Cosmos project. In the first part of this long-term project together, Fierce Conversations training was rolled out to team leads and members
With over 500 locations in 45 states, Emeritus Senior Living is a single organization made up of multiple, autonomous communities. Emeritus took steps to ensure that every community has one thing in common: clear, authentic, results-driven communication.
University of Washington
The UW Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership program decided to incorporate Fierce Conversations to the curriculum to provide a language and framework to set the students up for success inside and outside of the classroom.
Washington Dental Service (WDS) brought in Fierce to help reach their goal of building a more trusting, open, and honest organizational culture. Which is exactly what happened.
A UK not-for-profit, Wolverhampton, shifted from focusing on behaviors to focusing on uncovering underlying issues. This resulted in a huge boost in satisfaction levels. Wolverhampton progressed from a 0-star rating, with performance issues, to the highest-possible ranking of 3-stars winning service awards along the way.
HAVI Global Solutions
HAVI Global Solutions transforms their risk-adverse culture into a bolder, more inquisitive, and more transparent culture. What resulted is an increase in collaboration, leadership development and overall success. Having Fierce conversations began powerful business relationships and drove results for the bottom line.
Crate&Barrel Store Managers and Contact Center Team started living Fierce and immediately saw the impact in cooperation among coworkers. The feedback from participants who use Fierce is unanimously positive, creating visible changes within store culture and communication.
Taunton Press and Fierce worked together to create a culture with open, honest, direct communication where people feel empowered. The tools learned in the Fierce training are taught to all employees, and the company invested in two certified trainers to really boost sustainability.
Ernst and Young
Ernst & Young views Fierce as integral to its relationships with clients as well as to people development. The company embedded Fierce concepts, tools, and models into the courses it offers year-round.