Ginger brings thirty years of training and organization development experience to The WardGreen Group.
Ginger Ward-Green co-owns the WardGreen Group, a training, management consulting and coaching business.
Her interest in “the way people and organizations work” started many years ago when she was hired as a Training Associate at UNUM, down in Portland. Ginger eventually ran UNUM’s training and development department before moving on to run her own small business doing organization development work, first in Canada, then in the Dallas area, and finally here, after moving back to Bangor in 2005.
With over 30 years in the “people development business”, she is an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach and has worked with individuals and groups on many different issues related to improving individual and organizational effectiveness. She is especially interested in helping people develop confidence and skills related to leadership, team effectiveness, managing conflict and change, and managerial courage.
Ginger is currently participating in a year-long women’s leadership development program called The Power of Self. Upon completion, she will be a coach for other women participating in the program. One of Ginger’s favorite current projects focuses on creating and running professional development workshops to help women grow and be more happy, effective and successful with their lives and their work.
Ginger is a Master Life Coach certified with the Martha Beck Institute, a certified trainer of Power & System’s Organization Workshop simulation and a long-standing member of the NTL Institute. She is also certified and/or uses the following assessments in her work…
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator — a personality assessment
- FIRO-B – an assessment which measures interpersonal needs on three scales: Inclusion, Control, and Affection. It is of particular value because it reveals how interpersonal needs drive people’s behavior and shape people’s ability to build trust, influence others, and create productive relationships.
- Thomas Kilmann Conflict Instrument — the world’s best-selling conflict management tool because it helps trainers, managers, and other professionals conduct productive one-on-one and group discussions about conflict. The instrument helps people understand how using different conflict management styles affects interpersonal and group dynamics, empowering them to choose the best approach for any situation.
- EQ – i 2.0 – assessment which measures emotional intelligence
Ginger is also trained to use the Immunity To Change process for individuals and teams developed by Dr. Lisa Lahey and Dr. Robert Keegan, Harvard University Graduate School of Education staff members and co-founders of their leadership development organization. . . minds at work.
On the personal side, Ginger also enjoys writing, singing and playing piano, gardening, walking/running and spending time with the people she loves. She especially enjoys being “Granny” to her grandchildren and supporting her friends and family as they seek to do their best work and live their best lives. Ginger happily shares her everyday life with her husband, David, her youngest son, Christopher, two kindly but unruly Border Collies named Ruby and Gilis, and two fabulous cats – Casey and Annie.
Life is good.