Mike Jacoutot, Founder & Managing Partner
Over the past few decades, technology has been playing a crucial role in mainstream education. However, not much of the same attention is given toward planning, measuring, and understanding how technology can assist and accelerate learning in the corporate training sector.
In this regard, Butler Street— a management consulting, training, and research firm—offers e-learning and virtual training solutions that are setting a gold standard in the leadership development space. The company’s scenario-based virtual training sessions are aimed at improving a participating leader’s relationship management skills with customers, clients, and colleagues, thereby sculpting them into more effective leaders.
What’s more, Butler Street takes a ‘practice what you preach’ approach. At its yearly strategic planning session, the company’s team of experts decided to double down on the e-learning and virtual training, based on the evolving learning needs of the new tech-savvy generation. Additionally, driven by the idea “skill-building cannot wait,” Butler Street wanted to be ready for any presumable economic recession even after a booming economy for straight eight years. And now, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe impacting the economies, e-learning and virtual training have become their strongest suit. “In this troubling time, we need strong leadership skills, sales skills, and customer problem-solving skills more than ever,” adds Mike Jacoutot, founder and managing partner of Butler Street.
Once the leadership training is over, Butler Street provides six continuous improvement series spread out through 12 weeks of virtual reinforcement. The leaders are put through real-world scenarios, group activities, and role-practice, with support material crafted to address the challenges leaders encounter in their day-to-day operations. This process accentuates the learning process and ensures that the training is woven into the fabric of the company.
Mary Ann McLaughlin, Managing Partner
Mary Ann McLaughlin, the other managing partner of Butler Street, highlights, “Great leaders—regardless of their domain—must be in a perpetual state of learning, embracing the inevitable changes they face, and growing with the team.
When it comes to the implementation of the training programs, Butler Street takes a more consultative route. Its team of experts, having decades of leadership experience, assess the organizational culture, execute survey research, and perform in-depth discovery interviews with key leaders. Based on the evaluations, the team meticulously determines its best leadership practices against incompetent methodologies. Butler Street then follows the blueprint of the evaluations and systematically formulates a customized two-day leadership development training program that fits their particular culture. However, given the current global lockdown scenario, the company has divided the continuous two-day training into nine 90 minute sessions.
Following the initial training, Butler Street provides six continuous improvement series spread out through 12 weeks of virtual reinforcement
What helps Butler Street to create high-performing leaders and teams are the expert instructors who were former C-Suite level executives with decades of relevant experience in the industry. The proficient and accomplished instructors not only make the company’s leadership development program triumphant, but also make the other services such as key account management, sales training programs, and recruiter training a roaring success.
With such an extensive offering, Butler Street has already carved out a niche of its own. Its 36 percent YoY growth in the first quarter of the current year is a testament to that and the company’s progressive improvement in today’s dynamic and competitive market. And, with its star-studded portfolio of offerings, the company will continue to grow.