Full-day workshop to explore and learn to apply one of the Capacities of Leading and Influencing Others: Basics of Coaching. Minimum of 12 participants
While self-knowledge and effective self-management are important to our success, none of us lives in a vacuum. We also need to be able to get on and work effectively with a variety of other people. As we progress, our success becomes increasingly dependent upon the efforts of others, requiring collaboration to accomplish our goals. We need to communicate clearly and diplomatically, and deal with conflict appropriately. Successful people build deeply trusting relationships. They lead by example and actively encourage others to deploy their own unique talents and strengths.
Like the Capacities of Self Management, these Capacities of Leadership and Influence can also be developed through a combination of gaining insight and taking action. This workshop focuses on one of the six Capacities of Leading and Influencing others: Basics of Coaching.
Becoming a excellent professional coach takes specialized training and years of practice, yet many of us are required to coach people as part of our jobs, or in our roles as parents, friends and mentors. In this Basics of Coaching workshop, we focus on the foundational skills. Coaching is best learned by doing, so we give lots of time for practice and feedback. In the workshop you will learn to:
- Learn to listen. Really listen. Use powerful questions and accurate reflections to genuinely understand someone else’s viewpoint..
- Guide discussions to promote change. Stop having “groundhog day”, “yeah, but” conversations.
- Recognize when you’re coaching and when you aren’t. Often, we think we are coaching when in fact we are imparting information or are urging someone to our solution. This is not coaching; it’s telling them what to do, and while done with the best of intentions, it often activates the person to do the opposite.
- Step back from being “the expert”. The person you’re coaching is the best expert on their own life. Help them discover that.