Focus on relationships to build your culture says Shayna Pond

By Bev Attfield

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Focus on relationships to build your culture says Shayna Pond

When you view your people as your product, what does this mean for your business? At Model Teaching under the leadership of Shayna Pond, it means making relationships your highest priority. When your work relationships are healthy, your culture thrives—and so does your business and customer base.

Easier said than done, right? That’s why Shayna has developed an action plan with five key areas to ensure that her business and the people who are part of it, start by building solid relationships. Everything else grows from there.

You can listen to Shayna expand on her action plan with examples of how she puts this into practice, and what she’s learned along the way. It’s all here, in today’s episode of the People at Work podcast.

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“Culture is the byproduct of the relationships that you're developing. Unless you're actually worried about improving your relationships with people and improving them as people, I don't think you'll ever really get a deep culture.”


Shayna Pond
President, Model Teaching



Shayna coaches and trains teachers to become better educators through professional development opportunities. Her passion for learning is endless and she, her husband, and her two children enjoy learning new skills like painting, baking, and camping.

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