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We partner with startups and small to mid-size businesses

to strengthen teams, improve productivity, and build a healthy, thriving organization

Why focus on organizational health?

A healthy organization is effective, copes easily, is adaptable, open to change and grows from within. Organizational health includes all aspects: people, process, structures, systems and behaviors.

  • Everyone trusts each other

    Teams that trust each other share ideas openly, are unafraid to challenge each other, and are positive environments that cause businesses to thrive.

  • Employees are committed and satisfied

    When people aren’t worrying, questioning, and wondering about their career, they’re free to actually focus on their work.

  • Problems are addressed and solved rapidly and effectively

    Healthy teams often anticipate problems and are able to talk about them openly when they happen.   Once discussed, everyone knows their responsibilities and how they can contribute to the solution.

  • Conflict is managed effectively

    Every team will have disagreements about strategies and tactics.  How teams interact with each other when there is conflict will dramatically impact a business’s bottom line.

Nicole Gruen

Principal of  The Linked Team

Our Approach

We provide a mix of consulting, coaching, and team trainings that are specifically tailored to your company’s culture and specific circumstances or situation.  We’re up for any challenge big or small.  In fact, we’re known for stepping into the most challenging situations and making a real difference for leaders and their teams.

What is Organizational Health?

Politics, confusion, and dysfunction pull teams apart and disrupt productivity. The investments you’ve made in optimizing the fundamentals of marketing, product development, finance, and technology are undermined by ignoring organizational health and culture.

Organizational health is built through a series of strategic choices involving leadership team development, organizational clarity, and culture.

Our process is organic and we work with you where you’re at, whether your team is fighting and you know there’s a problem, or you’re starting from scratch.

What our clients are saying

Christiane Boerdner

Nicole’s coaching resulted in the successful launch of I LOVE YOU magazine which is now sold in 23 countries. She provided the needed push. I still apply her tools and techniques regularly.

Christiane BoerdnerCreative Director I LOVE YOU MAGZINE, Berlin
Dave Moore

I highly recommend Nicole’s services to help maximize your teams performance and teamwork. Implementing her plan resulted in time savings and more free time for me to focus on what’s important to grow our business. The Linked Team is a crucial part to our success. We continue to work with Nicole.

Dave MooreCEO, Vigilant Global Trade Services
Sarah Ciccarello

The lunch and learn session provided a quick way to think about my personal satisfaction with my work life and reinforced that I have the power to influence it positively. I would and have recommend this program from the Linked Team because it focuses on empowering individuals to take action to create their own job fulfillment strategies.

Sarah CiccarelloVP of Customer Marketing, Clif Bar
Tahmra Richards

I went from feeling completely aggravated and uneasy with changes that were happening around me to completely focused on my goals. This has allowed for better productivity and a level of organization recognizable by my management and peers…I would highly recommend that her program be a part of every corporation.

Tahmra RichardsManager, Inventory Analysis at Nvidia Corporation

Contact us for a free organizational health assessment


We partner with startups and small to mid-size businesses to tailor programs to strengthen teams, improve productivity, and build a healthy, thriving organization.


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Contact Us

Supporting the SF Bay Area and abroad


Phone: 415-342-3954

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