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Special FREE Podinar: Team Coaching – Applying Individual Coaching Techniques to Teams

February 8, 2019

FEBRUARY PODINAR: TEAM COACHING – APPLYING INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUES TO TEAMS

Learning in Action’s Live Monthly Podinar for Executive Coaches

FRI. FEB. 22, 2019. 8:00-9:00 am PT / 11:00-12:00 noon ET

TEAM COACHING – APPLYING INDIVIDUAL TECHNIQUES TO TEAMS
with guest Alexander Caillet, speaker, thought leader, professor and pioneer in team coaching and CEO and co-founder of Corentus, Inc., a company dedicated to transforming team performance.

Join Alexander Caillet and Alison Whitmire, president of Learning in Action, a relational intelligence company, for discussion and Q&A around  team coaching for coaches. This podinar (interactive webinar) will cover topics like these:

  • How team coaching is different from other modalities of working with teams
  • How the outcomes of team coaching are different from the outcomes of other modalities
  • Why team coaching is so desperately needed
  • The state of “being” with a team and what it enables
  • The art of “sensing” with a team and the impact of data gathering
  • The practice of “making moves” with a team to shift behavior and performance

*** Ask your questions when you register or during the live event. We’ll get to as many as we can! *** (more…)

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Coaching Across the Threshold: Coachee Case Study

January 17, 2019

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that for the last year, I’ve been part of Dr. David Drake’s Narrative Coaching Program. While I’m still very much getting my Narrative Coaching legs under me, it’s already brought a sense of ease, spontaneity and play to my work with coachees.

As part of the Narrative Coach Certification Program, we were asked to write up a case study of a session with a coachee in which we employed the Narrative Coach approach. As part of the case study, we were asked to:

1)      Describe the coaching space and the field

2)      Identify the stories and characters in the coachee’s story

3)      Provide session highlights, using Narrative Coaching’s four act structure

4)      Share the outcome of the session

5)      Provide reflections on the session

I’m sharing the case study here because of how rich it was for my learning. My learning about myself as a coach. My learning about my coachee. And my learning of Narrative Coaching and how it can be used to shift coachees’ experiences of themselves and their lives. I’m hopeful that it will stimulate your learning, as well.

First, a bit of background on my coachee in my case study, John, and our work together. (more…)

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Coaching to the Soul

December 14, 2018

This week, while Alison Whitmire takes time away from her blog, we welcome guest blogger Terrie Lupberger, MCC.

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We live in a fast-paced, increasingly complex world. We have immediate, 24/7 access to events as they unfold around the globe. Adding to the confusion, a multitude of competing opinions about what really did happen, why they happened, what they mean, and what should be done about them.  We feel overwhelmed with uncertainty and fear.

In response we, as a collective, have become short-sighted. We look to sound bites to help us navigate complexity. We put band aids on our problems. We want quick fixes. We look to the formulaic and familiar for solutions. We overly rely on the so-called experts, or at least those with the loudest opinions. We live in a mood of impatience. We want answers NOW. (more…)

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Special FREE Podinar: Conscious Leadership for Coaching

November 30, 2018

 

DECEMBER PODINAR: CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP FOR COACHING with Eric Kaufmann

Learning in Action’s Live Monthly Podinar for Executive Coaches

FRI. DEC. 14, 2018. 11:30-1:00 pm PT / 2:30-4:00 pm ET

CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP FOR COACHING
Align Your Thinking, Caring and Doing for Meaningful Results with guest Eric Kaufmann, coach, author, speaker, IOC Thought LeaderJoin Eric Kaufman and Alison Whitmire, president of Learning in Action, for discussion and Q&A around conscious leadership for coaches. This podinar (interactive webinar) will cover topics like these:

– What conscious leadership is and why the world is hungry for it
– How to organize and influence people to achieve meaningful results
– The significance of aligning wisdom, love and courage

Attendees will gain new ideas of how to coach for meaningful results.*** Ask your questions when you register or during the live event. We’ll get to as many as we can! *** (more…)

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Once Upon A Time: The Power of Story in Coaching

October 18, 2018

 

Last Friday, I was delighted to be joined by some amazing coaches for an impromptu meetup to discuss the power of story in coaching. (I was reminded of how very much I love this work we do, as well as this community we get to be a part of. 🙂 )

In this blog, I share with you some of what I’m coming to believe about the role of my coachees’ stories in our coaching. I’m no authority, and though I’m in the Narrative Coaching certification program, I’m a novice. So what I share here is what I’m coming to believe and integrate into my own work. And I offer it as an invitation for you to consider what’s possible and what might be available if you were to look at your own coachees’ stories in a new light.

 

How We Can Minimize the Value of Coachee Stories

When I was first trained to be a coach, I was taught the technique of “bottom lining.”  Bottom lining was a way of encouraging coachees to “get to the point” when their stories went too long. When a coachee showed up to coaching with a big, long, detailed story, we were to interject with a question like “What’s the bottom line to your story?” or “What’s the CNN version of your story?”  

At the time, bottom lining made sense to me. We coaches didn’t need all that detail. After all, we only have so much time. And long stories can take up a lot of it. We needed to achieve the coachee’s stated desired outcome by the end of the session to be successful. Right? So, helping the coachee “get to the point” in any way we could, was in the service of the coachee, in the service of the coaching.

But what if the story WAS the point?

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