Finance & HR Professionals Peer Learning Network
Best Practices: Supervisory Skills in a Hybrid Work Environment
May 24, 2023 (Wednesday) from 9am to 10:30am PST
Speakers: Gabriel Cox and Trish Griffus
With all the challenges of working in a hybrid work environment, building strength in supervisor’s skills is key. How to communicate and clarify realistic expectations in our new normal is something supervisors need to focus on with intention. The importance of role clarity is also critical because by understanding and accepting your role in an organization, supervisors can build a cohesive team. Another key concept is accepting conflict in the workplace when we live in a conflict avoidant culture. Supervisors play a critical role in every organization and setting expectations, clarifying roles, and dealing with conflict, whether in person or remote, are the foundations to mitigating potential risks down the road.
Drawing on his 21 years of experience in the US Coast Guard coaching, mentoring, training, and counseling members, Gabriel's expertise and passion is in developing leaders. He works with individuals, teams and groups to maximize their potential through training and development programs, individual and group coaching, and facilitated meetings.
As a graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, Gabriel brings a unique training experience to each participant by connecting on an authentic level, no matter the subject matter. Gabriel’s passion shines through each workshop he offers by meticulously planning each module and putting careful thought into how each individual might respond to the material. Using feedback given, he customizes each training to ensure the objectives set forth in the early stage of planning are met.
As a Certified Professional Coach, Gabriel uses intuitive listening skills and asks empowering questions to connect with individuals and participants, addressing their concerns throughout the session. These skills enable him to motivate, educate, and inspire participants to achieve a higher level of success both professionally and personally.
A master of conflict resolution, Gabriel blends his unique coaching style with facilitative mediation to help business professionals identify the core issue and create realistic, achievable solutions. The facilitative method of conflict resolution focuses on the “win-win” in every solution so that all parties leave feeling heard and respected.
Gabriel is a confident and dynamic leader with years of experience training diverse work groups through high stress times and challenging environments. When he is not coaching and training leaders Gabriel enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He has been married to his wife for 20 years and together they have two children.
Trish began her career in the wine industry, working in compliance. She transitioned into public sector administration, working for several departments at County of Sonoma. She was the top administrative official for departments ranging from 80 – 130 employees, and responsible for performing and overseeing human resources management in each role.
Trish was responsible for full spectrum internal HR services including recruitments, leave management, reasonable accommodations, addressing employee grievances, overseeing that payroll was processed correctly, and much more for over 14 years.
More recently, Trish moved into consulting services to the public sector and private companies, assisting in classification/job description development, compensation, recruitment and onboarding, leave management, and more. She enjoys helping small to medium size companies and is passionate about providing services in her local community.
Trish earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Sonoma State University. She has also completed the Sonoma County Executive Management Certificate.
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