Partners & Alliances

The Hay Group
For over 60 years, The Hay Group has been renowned for the quality of their research and the intellectual rigor of their work, transforming research into actionable insights. Hay Group tools help managers explore their strengths and weaknesses: drawing on the work of behavior and emotional intelligence pioneers David McClelland, Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis, and their own research data, to help leaders benchmark themselves against the best performers in their industries. They know what makes the best companies tick: since 1997, Hay Group has partnered with Fortune magazine to identify the publication’s list of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’. They know how the best leaders are developed: they work with Business Week magazine to identify which global organizations develop the best leaders.

  • They’ve built the richest and most comprehensive database of organizational management information in the world, enabling clients to benchmark themselves against the best performers in their industries. Their research can predict with a high level of accuracy how leadership behavior will affect performance: and recommend changes that can boost performance by up to 30%.
  • Since the late 1960s Hay Group has collected 6 million individual leadership assessments of nearly 552,000 individuals, including 52,000 executives, from over 4,900 organizations.
  • They help clients to assess, select and develop hundreds of thousands of managers and executives through the breakthrough insights and services of their McClelland Center for Research and Innovation.

Innovative Edge is accredited by The Hay Group to administer competency assessments including the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory.

Learn more about Hay Group assessments that we utilize. (link to assessments page)

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The Institute of HeartMath
The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions and build energy and resilience. A leading authority on stress and the physiology of emotions, its research has benefited the scientific community and general public for nearly two decades.

  • HeartMath’s approach goes beyond traditional methods of stress reduction. Their studies have demonstrated the critical link between emotions, the rhythms of the heart and brain function. At the core of its research is the discovery that the heart’s electrical system is closely linked with thoughts and emotions, and can play a key role in reducing stress and creating more coherent thought processing, enhancing the effectiveness and quality at work and in personal lives. A key breakthrough was to create practical tools to help people intentionally control this intricate system to help create physiological coherence and regulate hormonal balance, immune response and create sharper intelligence within the human system. These insights have been integrated into the design of scientifically-validated tools which assist people to improve cognitive performance, health, organizational effectiveness - with sustainable results.
  • Organizational programs featuring HeartMath tools have resulted in dramatic improvements in the health and performance of executives, staff retention and customer satisfaction, as well as personal benefits to employee health, well-being, learning and resilience. HeartMath’s emWave® PC/Mac Stress Relief System is used by hundreds of thousands of individuals to reduce stress and improve health, learning and focus.
  • HeartMath’s research has been published in a number of scientific peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, Preventive Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. The success of HeartMath in creating both personal health and organizational outcomes has been published in Harvard Business Review, Journal of Innovative Management, Stress Medicine, and Journal of Advancement in Medicine.

HeartMath's tools and technologies have been featured in hundreds of media placements including CNN, ABC World News Tonight, Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Lifetime Network. The HeartMath techniques have also been acclaimed in Business 2.0, Training Magazine, The New York Times, Industry Week, HP World and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Innovative Edge is certified and licensed by The Institute of HeartMath and is a HeartMath provider.
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The Grove offers services and tools to help organizations, teams, and individuals successfully envision and implement change. Founded in 1977 by Grove president and organizational consultant David Sibbet, The Grove has helped a range of clients, from Fortune 500 businesses to nonprofit organizations, meet a diverse set of organizational challenges and achieve their goals.

The Grove products use visualization to guide change and transformation through the use of Graphic Guides® templates and other highly customizable tools and processes to generate dialogue, create alignment, articulate a vision, and catalyze action. High-impact graphic tools help clients see the big picture and move toward their desired future.

The Grove has been recognized by the Organizational Development Network, an international association of organization-development practitioners, for their innovative work in this field and was winner of the 2007 OD Network’s Members’ Choice Award.

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Innovative Edge, Inc. is a member of the following organizations:

South Florida OD Network

The South Florida Organization Development Network (S.FL. ODN) is a professional development organization for Organizational Development Professionals learning and practicing in the field of OD. The Organization Development Network (OD Network) is a vital learning community that develops, supports and inspires practitioners and enhances the body of knowledge in human organization and systems development. The OD Network leads the Organization Development field and its practitioners in creating effective and healthy human systems in an inclusive world community.

Institute of Organizational Development

Institute of Organization Development (IOD) is a Florida based USA Corporation dedicated to promoting the field of Organization Development and the professional growth of OD professionals.

SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management

Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. SHRM provides resources, global best practices and a network of valuable contacts to more than 5,000 members in over 140 countries, in addition to U.S.-based HR professionals involved in global HR. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

ASTD – American Society for Training and Development
South Florida Chapter of ASTD
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 128 U.S. chapters and with more than 20 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers. Started in 1943, in recent years ASTD has widened the profession’s focus to link learning and performance to individual and organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues.

ASTD provides resources for learning and performance professionals, educators, and students—research, analysis, benchmarking, online information, books, and other publications. ASTD recognizes excellence and sets the standard for best practices in learning and performance.


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