Leader As Coach
Good coaching is good management. Learn and apply coaching skills to empower your team and maximize results.
Executive coach. 15+ years of leadership experience. MBA, PCC.
Leader as Coach teaches leaders essential coaching skills that can unlock potential, enhance well-being, and accelerate team performance. Each participant will also receive a 30 minute 1:1 coaching session with me.
As a thank you for those who enroll in Vanguard I or Vanguard II, get 50% off using the code VANGUARD50. You'll also receive all future updates to the Leader's Little Book of Coaching as well as the opportunity to enroll in any future cohort for free.
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 effective performance.
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.
Outside of coaching I am a dedicated meditator, avid backcountry camper, and budding martial artist.
May 15 - 22, 2023
May 14, 2023
Intro to Coaching
In this module we'll learn why coaching is a critical skill for leaders and what makes coaching different in organizational settings. We'll also cover the mindset and posture of a coach, and the power of the optimistic stance.
The Neuroscience of Coaching
Our nervous system plays a big part in how we show up as leaders, and how we can effectively support our teams. Understand the ways in which our nervous system and hormones affect our ability to get things done, impact those around us, and the role that regulation plays in effective coaching conversations.
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? This module looks at the detailed anatomy of a coaching conversation.
A review of common coaching frameworks, what they have in common, and how to use a framework as a map of the territory to guide your first few coaching conversations.
The previous modules prepare students for the opportunity to put all the learnings into practice in the Coaching Practicum. Students will have the opportunity to practice coaching conversations in small groups in a safe, confidential, and supervised space. Grow your confidence in having grounded, insightful, and impactful coaching conversations.
This course takes advantage of the inverted learning approach, where students will receive materials and lessons outside of class (don't worry, they are all 30 minutes or less!) so we can maximize hands-on learning when we are together.
Monday, March 27th 9 - 10:30am
This class covers the foundations and neuroscience of coaching, with experiential exercises designed to help students not just understand but embody the mindset and posture of a coach.
Tuesday, March 28th 9am - 12:30pm PST
Think of this as your coaching dojo, a safe, confidential, and open space to practice coaching. We'll cover some common coaching frameworks and what kind of situations and challenges are best suited for coaching. Most importantly, this is your chance to practice.
Monday, April 3rd 10 - 11:00am PST
Have you had a chance to try your coaching skills at work? What is working, or what went sideways? What additional questions are you holding? This class provides support, clarification, and additional sharing so that students can integrate the learnings.
Schedule a 30 minute 1:1 session with me to dive into particular questions, challenges, or clarifications as you apply coaching skills at work.
Active hands-on learning
This course builds on live workshops and hands-on practice.
Practice, practice, practice
You’ll be practicing with other learners in break-out rooms, group discussions, and coaching demos.
Learn with a cohort of peers
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May 15 - 22, 2023
May 14, 2023