Lawrence Polsky

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Lawrence Polsky
Lawrence Polsky
Lawrence Polsky is co-founder of Teams of Distinction, a world-renowned firm focused on creating and enhancing organizational cultures based on “Swing” – that is, teams collaborating with near-perfect synchronicity. The term and the excellence it stands for originated with Olympic-medal crew teams performing at extraordinary levels. He has worked with leading companies such as Facebook, Pfizer, and NASA, to name a few. He has also been a guest speaker at Columbia Business School and featured and interviewed in publications such as USA Today, Chicago-Tribune, Yahoo.com, Monster.com and Fast Company.
Communication, Leading Change, High Performance Teams
Leadership, High Performance Teams, Change
Lawrence Polsky is co-founder of Teams of Distinction, a world-renowned firm focused on creating and enhancing organizational cultures based on “Swing” – that is, teams collaborating with near-perfect synchronicity. The term and the excellence it stands for originated with Olympic-medal crew teams performing at extraordinary levels.

He has worked with leading companies such as Facebook, Pfizer, and NASA, to name a few. He has also been a guest speaker at Columbia Business School and featured and interviewed in publications such as USA Today, Chicago-Tribune, Yahoo.com, Monster.com and Fast Company.

MS, Organization Development, The American University/NTL Institute

Post Graduate work with Institute For Human Development focusing on the impact of emotions on communication, problem solving and relationships

Leading with SWING: 5 STEPS to Create a Team of Distinction

Perfect Phrases for Communicating Change (based on our McGraw Hill book)

Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution (based on our McGraw Hill book)

“I wanted to personally thank you for a great session over the last two days. It was cathartic, allowed us to be introspective and to really understand how we might support one another. We achieved a lot given the feedback from multiple folks. So thanks again and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Josephine Fubara, Ph.D. Global R&D Franchise Lead, Pfizer

“Here is one quote we got right as the event ended—and praise does NOT come easily in this culture: ‘Great session. One of the best I have had the pleasure of attending in my time at Dell and very pertinent at this time of challenge.”

Eric Paul Exec. Director Exec. Talent Solutions, Dell

“The contribution you have made to both the team and myself has been significant and certainly has put us on a path to become a ‘Team of Distinction’.”

Doug Sharp Global President, Sartomer

“Our team needed to recharge and refocus after a year of hard fought success. Two days with Teams of Distinction reenergized the team, gave us a new focus, improved communication, generated new ideas for improvement and made team priorities clearer, which I say is a 500% ROI.”

Tish Mendoza VP, Global HR & Internal Communications, AES Corporation

“Teams of Distinction are true change management champions. They helped us to successfully master a huge global change process in our company! I cannot imagine achieving it without such great coaches and trainers as Antoine and Lawrence!”

Michael Both Executive Vice President Human Resources & Communication, Omya

“Thank you so much Lawrence for two great, engaging performance management training sessions. The program was a big hit. It has been great working with you over the last few months. You were so easy-going and professional; truly a pleasure!”

Rebecca McBride Human Resources, Intuit

“Everyone really enjoyed your presentation! The comment I heard more than once was “we really needed this.” Keep up the great work!”

Robin Famiglietti Vice President, National Sales Manager, Sallie Mae

“The feedback received to date on your speaking event has been amazing. You were a hit and exceeded expectations. Thank you for your partnership. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”

Event organizer, Munich Re Leadership Event

“Lawrence’s speech to our global management team was excellent and very well received. His combination of personal stories and physically engaging activities really helped the group to view change in a more positive and opportunistic way. The next day, many people were using his concept of “Why”, including our CEO in his wrap up comments.”

Joanna Lipper Director of Communications, CANBERRA, an AREVA company