not training

Customized, Innovative Solutions That Deliver Exceptional Results

We create the environment, language and tools for your people to 

REWIRE the way they understand & respond to one another, 

REVITALIZE their interactions and 

TRANSFORM what they  can achieve together.

Leadership Teams

Even the most successful teams have challenges working together.  Re-energize your Leadership Team with insights & tools that build trust, support productive and healthy conflict, drive commitment, accountability - and get results!

A Cohesive, high-Functioning Team:

  • Makes better, faster decisions
  • Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoids wasting energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoids talking about the same challenges and topics over and over again
  • Creates competitive advantage
Build Engaged and Inspired Teams


Your people want to do a good job.  But people are complicated, and it’s not always easy to connect with and be productive with others that think and work differently from ourselves.

Show your team how their differences are your organization’s biggest strength and give them the language and tools to turn conflict into innovation and harness their collective super-powers.

Developing connected teams that understand your customers and value one another’s working styles and natural strengths – transforms what they can achieve together!

The Best People in the Right Seats


Having the right people in the right seats is good,  getting the best people in the right seats is better!  Key positions have the biggest impact on any company - and no business can afford the costs and lost time associated with a ‘bad’ hire.

Take the guesswork out of hiring and implement a proven strategy & process used by Fortune 100 companies, leverage industry-leading tools and a team-based approach to find the best candidates.

Certified Exit Planner


Business owners and leaders are focused on getting things done, growing the business, and firefighting. The succession and exit-planning process is a mystery to most, and it’s hard to know where to start, so they don’t.  But there are costs to waiting.

We are Certified Exit Planning Advisors (CEPA®) .

Our system simplifies the process and makes it easy to integrate planning into the work you are already doing in the business.  We will advise you and:

  • Explain the process
  • Educate you about your options
  • Provide a roadmap and devise a plan
  • Coordinate all of the subject matter  experts involved

Reconnect Your People to Create a Culture of Initiative, Innovation and Accountability

Get Teams on the Same Page, Speaking the Same Language

Inside most organizations, teams speak different "languages". Team members typically understand your customers through the language spoken within their functional area, creating disconnects & dysfunction between Leadership, Sales, and Operations teams.

When everyone starts speaking the way customers think, aligning objectives is easier, translating into uncovered opportunity & ways to create competitive advantage.

Help Team Members "Rediscover" One Another, and Your Customers

Do your team members know there are two kinds of customers?

Organizations that sustain a Culture of Connection, develop teams that are committed to fulfilling the needs of external and internal customers.

When team members commit to both, they communicate in ways that resonate with one another, and collective energy can be focused on what customers need, how they need it, why they need it that way - and on making it happen.

Deliver Better Results Than Anyone Else

Initiative, innovation and accountability are the natural by-products of a culture where team members speak the same language, interact like customers of one another, & share the goal of winning with customers. Delivering results creates success and momentum. Because winning is fun, it is easy for team members to join the cause!

Teamwork...the single most untapped competitive advantage

 "If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time."

Patrick Lencioni, Best-Selling Author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team 


Individual & Team Development

Leadership Team Development, Personal Development

Coaching, Talent Assessment, Organizational Surveys

Michelle Laxa - Founder Edgewise Strategies - Create a competitive advantage

What Clients Are Saying:

"Michelle has a way of connecting ​with people that makes an immediate impact. Right after the first workshop I could see changes in how my team was interacting. She didn't just give us information, she showed us how to implement it so it would make ​the difference."

- President, Marketing Solutions Provider


“My team enjoyed the first day so much, I decided to sit in on day two. Comprehensive, helpful, enjoyable, great examples & activities. Very motivating & worthwhile info. Awesome workshop!

– Founder Telecommunications Services

“Excellent! Michelle gets it. She really gets customers. Information that can be applied TODAY.” 

-Senior Sales Leader

“Fun! Important but hard to remember concepts that Michelle made into fun! Materials were great – not excessive “paper” but meaningful activities instead.”

– Participant in The Art of Negotiation

"What I learned in this workshop effects everything I do to build my business. It truly changed the impact I have with my internal teams and with customers. A GAME-CHANGER!"  

CEO, Medical Supplies Provider

“If you have a team – call Michelle.  My team has never worked together like they are now. They are taking initiative and being proactive.  Everyone is focused on delivering the best to our customers, and are handling their own differences instead of bringing their issues to me.”  

-  President of Automotive Supplier

“Michelle made me have the realization that my entire organization is really in Sales.  I will use Michelle’s Flip it concept every day – it’s a game-changer.”

Attendee at Leadership Luncheon Seminar 


Amazon Web Services
Client Blue Cross
Client - Kelly Services
U of Michigan
Client - Konrady Plastics
Client - Spot Imaging

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