The Art and Science of Creating Relationships

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, FIG works with companies, law firms, and individuals nationwide who want to be on the cutting edge of helping the millennial generation appreciate the benefits – both personal and professional – of cultivating real relationships.

Meet Randell

In the 15 years Randell worked as a legal headhunter, she noticed a dramatic and alarming trend: people seemed to be losing the ability and skill to pursue, develop, and maintain interpersonal business relationships. Wanting to investigate further, she discovered that researchers at institutions such as MIT, Harvard, and the University of Michigan, among others, had independently arrived at similar conclusions.

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FIG has created an innovative new industry, committed to the importance of face-to- face business communication. FIG works with companies, law firms, and individuals who want to be on the cutting edge of helping the millennial generation appreciate the benefits – both personal and professional – of cultivating real relationships.

We have developed a program designed for the reasonable expectation of professionally transformative gains for individuals and teams alike.

We cover many topics through our program – these are just a few of them.

Human beings are curious by nature. Access to the internet has given us the world at our fingertips; we can get the answer to any question in an instant. But asking the internet for an answer only gives you an answer.  Asking a person can mean the start of a conversation, a connection, and a relationship. We need to start talking to each other again.

  • Curiosity is how and why we interact with the world. We learn and change based on what we are curious about.
  • FIG explores why curiosity is important to relationships, and how it can set you apart as a professional.
  • FIG uses our client’s natural curiosity to improve their networking skills, boundaries, interaction with technology, and manage social anxiety.

Networking is a mandatory skill for any professional, and very few people are actually taught how to do it, let alone how to do it well. FIG will do that.

  • FIG works with our clients to develop interpersonal skills for our all-digital world, guiding them through effective in-person and digital communication.
  • Fear is the real reason people avoid networking. FIG helps clients understand what is behind their fears, and develop solutions to resolve them.

 

Boundaries are seldom given a thought, yet are fundamental in any relationship, personal or professional.

  • Our clients learn what their boundaries are, how they create those boundaries, and how to work within them.
  • Our clients learn how to indicate their boundaries to colleagues and clients, in a professional manner, to create a healthy working relationships.
  • Our clients learn how empowering boundaries are.

The importance of face-to-face communication in business relationships is irrefutable, but technology is an incredibly important tool as well.

  • Emails and texts make for quick responses, but that does not make them the best responses. FIG teaches clients when and how to use technology appropriately to communicate.
  • FIG explores the difference between personal interactions and technological ones.
  • The proliferation of technology in our daily lives has impacted our communication skills. Clients will explore how technology has changed their relationships, and the ways they learn about clients, colleagues, and themselves as a result.

Social anxiety is a powerful motivator for people to use technology to communicate. Sometimes it’s easier to text or email rather than subject ourselves to being open with another person face-to-face, but avoiding situations that cause fear and stress can lead to social isolation.

  • Clients will explore self-doubt, vulnerabilities, and the fear of being exposed.
  • FIG helps clients understand what it is about a situation that makes them fearful, and develop tools to navigate those fears.

To set the intention of how, when, and where we wish to interact is a key component to any professional relationship.

  • FIG helps clients understand what intentions are, and their importance to business relationships.
  • FIG coaches clients to set intentions consciously.
  • FIG explores why setting and having intentions may motivate or frustrate you.

It all starts with a complimentary consultation, in person!

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Nice things our clients say about us

After working with Randell and Future Image Group, my associates are more motivated than ever to create authentic professional relationships. She has boosted their self-esteem and directed their professionalism in ways I could never imagine. Additionally, she has helped close the communications gaps that often exist between millennials and more seasoned professionals.

Teddi Ann Barry Esq., Denver

I have known Barbara Randell for many years. She was a student of mine and became a friend. In addition to her ingenuity, intelligence, and flexibility, she’s a fine teacher. I can recommend her and Future Image Group without reservation.

Mio Fredland, M.D.

After working with Randell to improve my skills to better connect with the people who are most important to me, would I recommend that you work to with Future Image Group? I would if you wish to improve your ability to listen, communicate, and open up your world even more for yourself and for the people you wish to touch.

Rodney K. Yokoogi, Client

Millennials in the Workplace | Simon Sinek

Organizations who invest in the development of their employees engender loyalty, commitment, a sense of belonging and gratitude. Hear what Simon Sinek has to say about the importance of understanding Millenials, why they do what they do, and what they want.

“Great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.”
~Simon Sinek

Connected, but alone? | Sherry Turkle

Described as "the Margaret Mead of digital culture," Turkle's work focuses on the world of social media, the digital workplace, and the rise of chatbots and sociable robots. As she puts it, these are technologies that propose themselves "as the architect of our intimacies." We are drawn to sacrifice conversation for mere connection. Turkle suggests that just because we grew up with the Internet, we tend to see it as all grown up, but it is not: Digital technology is still in its infancy, and there is ample time for us to reshape how we build it and use it.

Turkle is a professor in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT and the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.