Great coaching is a leadership multiplier. Learn critical skills to increase your impact, empower your team, and maximize results.
Executive coach. 15+ years of leadership experience. MBA, PCC.
Coaching is a critical skill for leaders who want to develop potential in others, give powerful feedback, lead with clarity, and increase accountability and impact. But the best part of coaching is that you can achieve outsized impact not by doing more, but by doing less.
If a leader isn't achieving the results they want, their first move is often to take on more, working longer and harder. The coaching approach starts with raising awareness - of both the leader and the team - so that new possibilities emerge that lead to new kinds of action. When this happens, leaders are more effective at working through people, coordinating action, and achieving outcomes.
Leader as Coach was designed in support of leaders that want to add coaching skills to their leadership practice in service of impactful conversations that increase both the well-being and performance of their teams. Not just by learning the content, frameworks, and methodologies but by engaging in the practice of coaching conversations in a safe and supportive space.
Scholarships and non-profit rates are available, simply mention your interest in the application form.
Experienced managers looking to integrate coaching agility into their leadership practice.
Executives who want to build strong relationships and trust through powerful conversations.
Leaders that struggle to have effective and actionable feedback conversations with their team.
Coaching is both an art and a science, but it certainly isn't a mystery! This course will demystify coaching, clarify the role it plays in organizations, and provide leaders with a clear understanding of how to coach in business environments.
Coaching is action oriented and future focused. In some situations coaching is the right move, while others require leaders to be strategic and directive. Learn where coaching conversations work best, and when to use a different communication approach.
Stress is good in the right amount, but too much can push people into survival mode. When this happens a shift from being responsive to reactive takes place. Learn how the brain contributes to threat-based behavior and how to effectively and gracefully handle these situations.
Coaching skills are great for coaching, and are also powerful leadership skills on their own. Fluency with active listening, building relationships, making clear requests, and navigating complexity will make you a more effective leader.
Each workshop is designed with ample time dedicated to hands on, experiential learning where participants can engage in coaching and being coached. This is the best way to learn the core skills of coaching. People usually find this both scary and fun!
Use coaching skills to deepen your awareness, power of observation, and leadership presence to build authentic relationships through which to coordinate action and facilitate effective performance.
Leader As Coach
Executive Coach, MBA, PCC
Over the last two decades I've had a pretty winding career path: testing video games, overseeing the digital side of Free Speech TV, teaching business English in Japan, and leading product at multiple tech start-ups with two exits and one currently at unicorn status.
These days I am an International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed PCC Executive Coach working at the intersection of leadership, business, psychology, and design. I partner with leaders to build effective organizations, high-performing teams, and lasting change. I work one-on-one with clients, coach executive teams, run group coaching programs, and design leadership development curriculum for organizations.
I hold an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management where I studied Appreciative Inquiry, Intentional Change Theory, and Organizational Behavior with folks like Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and David Cooperrider. I completed my undergraduate work at Oberlin College where I designed my own major, Technocultural Studies.
I began my coach training at New Ventures West where I learned the methodologies of integral coaching for individuals and teams. Since then I've trained at The Strozzi Institute in the art of somatic coaching and leadership, with the Aletheia School of integral unfoldment, and with the Gestalt International Study Center.
I am also a certified meditation and embodiment teacher in the lineage of The Realization Process.
Foundations of Coaching
We begin with a look at why coaching is such a critical skill for leaders, what makes coaching different in organizational settings, and the key characteristics of a coaching mindset. We’ll look at the key functions of leading, managing, and coaching and how they can work together to develop potential and build high-performing teams
Listening, Observing, and Asking Questions
Learn simple and effective tools to support you when you take on the role of coach. Increase your self-awareness, hone your powers of observation, share effective feedback, and learn to ask open and honest questions that can facilitate new insights and lasting change.
The Neuroscience of Emotion
Emotions are real and they happen at work (and sometimes get us into trouble). The common tendency is to avoid them, but emotions are a rich source of information and meaning. Understanding how the brain constructs emotion, the role emotions play, and how to work with them can level up any coaching conversation.
The Coaching Conversation
What does the arc of a coaching conversation look like? What happens in a coaching conversation? How do we start, how can we effectively navigate the middle, and how do we conclude? Students will have the opportunity to practice coaching conversations in small groups in a safe and confidential space in order to grow their coaching confidence.
The Coaching Conversation II
Going deeper into the art of coaching conversations, the fifth week introduces the Learning Conversation Scale to help leaders understand when to coach and how to combine coaching with managing and leading. We'll look at a few case studies to understand these concepts in more detail, and engage in practice coaching conversations.
In the final module students will learn how to integrate coaching conversations into the day to day tasks of leading, managing, and creating a culture of accountability. Folks will also have the opportunity to reflect on their experience, create a learning plan, and design experiments to deepen their practice of the coaching leadership style.
9 - 11am PST
9 - 11am PST
9 - 11am PST
9 - 11am PST
9 - 11am PST
9 - 11am PST
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