Be the "Nutty Shirtless Guy": How to Create a Coaching Movement in Your Organization
Most organizations want their leaders to coach — and it's a great intention. Coaching has the possibility to create real employee engagement and organizational transformation. But true application of a coaching approach is fraught with challenges. It requires widespread adoption of a new approach. In this unconventional webinar, we'll dive in with a senior HR leader to break through the challenges in creating a coaching movement in her organization. And you'll leave with next steps on how to create a movement in your organization... like the nutty shirtless guy.
A leader’s ability to effectively coach others can be a key contributing factor to an organization’s success. In fact, highly effective leaders and employees often have a natural coaching talent, which is one of the primary reasons people enjoy working with them.
But what exactly makes up a coaching culture? Is it the skill-set of active listening? Is it empathetic managers? Is it a safe place to fail? And, how does a learning and development professional ensure that their coaching culture program will succeed?
If we were to look at any of the leader as coach competencies in isolation, most leaders and managers believe they are already good at “coaching.” Or, for some of the more “woo-woo” coaching competencies, leaders often argue that the coaching competency is actually problematic. For example, leaders can make a strong case that the coaching competency of “multi-level listening” is not only not important for producing results but a hindrance to their ability to be successful and meet deadlines.
Let’s think for just a moment about a few of the qualities of effective leaders that are juxtaposed to the act of multi-level listening (also known as active listening; a key leader as coach competency).
Effective leaders embrace a bias for action, operate with sense of urgency, and are known for their ability to drive for results.
Now, I want you to tell this leader that consistently gets work done through others and has achieved impressive career success by demonstrating a strong drive for results, to slow it down, stop talking so much, and do a better job at listening to their team.
Furthermore, I want you to imagine suggesting to their supervisor, that you’re training their team to listen to their intuition more confidently.
In addition to training and practice coaching competencies, an effective coaching culture initiative must also include a methodology for inciting awareness of coaching and the value of coaching, through the actual art of coaching itself.
In other words, a coaching culture is fostered by the act of coaching.
Many training programs and coaching culture initiatives are conceptually right on the money but fail to deliver because training on coaching skill-sets is insufficient for producing leaders who coach.
- Anisa Aven, NLPC, BCC, CEO of TurnKey Coaching & Development Solutions & Webinar Emcee
How to Create a Coaching Movement in Your Organization
Participants will learn:
-Breakthrough the road blocks that are holding back coaching in your organization.
-Create a road map to igniting a coaching movement in organization
-Describe the three proven strategies to apply to any change initiative
About our Guest Speaker, Jeff Harmon, Executive Coach, Master Trainer, Training & Development Program Consultant
Jeff Harmon has over 20 years of experience building relationships to equip and mobilize leaders to achieve their most important goals. He has built his life and career based on two principles: how you lead matters and it’s not about me. Jeff’s ability to access the strengths and talents of individuals and teams and distill the most complicated, overwhelming concepts into real, actionable steps has enabled him to help leaders to execute plans that produce results while also developing their capacity to lead. Over Jeff’s career, he has served clients in the financial services, information technology, pharmaceutical and non-profit industries. He is the founder and head coach of Brilliance Within Coaching and Consulting. His client list includes GE, Novartis, BDO, PMI, SHRM, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Fairfax County Government, Alpha Kappa Psi, Morris County Chamber of Commerce and many other companies and associations. Jeff is also the author of The Anatomy of a Principled Leader.
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Turnkey Coaching & Development Solutions is a Training, Coaching, Employee Assessment & Organizational Development firm company based in Houston, Texas with satellite offices across the US and key locations around the globe. The company was founded in 2004 to help corporation, non-profits, governmental organizations and academia drive business results and succeed by preparing their future leaders and developing their workforce strategically.