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February 2015 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box

Coaching Out of the Box Feb 2015 Newsletter.
 

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Ready for This?

Introducing one of our most powerful courses yet: Personal Groundwork for Coaching
 
We are delighted to tell you about a brand new and extremely powerful class we are offering that starts on March 10th, 2015: Personal Groundwork for Coaching. This class is for coaches and those who want to be more coachlike in their every day interactions, and it could very well change your life.
 
What’s it all about? It's about starting from the ground up and looking at your OWN life and creating a solid platform to build (and coach) from. We take a deep look into a variety of areas in your life—from your physical environment, your work environment, your financial life, your health, relationships and more. Do you work in a messy office? Do you need to lose five pounds? Are you in relationships that don’t serve you? All these things will affect how you show up as a coach.
 
We start with a personal assessment of how you’re doing in each area of life, then each week we tackle exercises to help you raise your scores in all areas of your life.
 
This program has been offered as part of the Royal Roads University program for many years, and students often tell us it was the most profound part of their learning and truly changed their life. That’s why we are so excited to now be offering an open class to guide you through the steps in the workbook, and more. And if that isn’t enough, this course is eligible for 20 ICF approved credits AND we are offering it at the early bird discount price of $695 (regular $795). We challenge you to invest in yourself and see what phenomenal improvements you can make in just 8 weeks.
 
Curious to see how you’d stack up on The Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment today? View a free copy here, and please reach out to us with any questions. You can sign up for this powerful course here, use code EARLYBIRDPG.
 
We have many more courses starting soon too!
 For a full list of what's coming up, visit our website.
 

 
 
You're Saying:
"I have never taken a coaching course and I wondered what I could learn in the virtual setting. The 'Coaching Fundamentals' program was a gift to me as I participated. I not only learned how to be a coach, I also benefitted from getting coaching for the challenges I am facing in my life. I was reminded that each of us has wisdom and knowledge within to be powerful on life's journey. I believe that as managers lead with a 'coach-approach', the workplace will be transformed. The course was clearly planned, with excellent support from the instructors and the materials provided. I recommend this course for anyone who is willing to learn about themselves and who is longing for powerful conversations that will transform your world! Thank you!
 
Marjorie Warkentin
Education Consultant, People Development Consultant
 
 


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January 2015 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box

 

All Courses Now ACSTH Approved

It's Never Been Easier to Become a Professional Coach or Renew Your ICF Designation Through Coaching Out of the Box® Courses 
 
We at Coaching Out of the Box® are starting the New Year off with a bang and some exciting news for you: We are now officially a completely ACSTH approved program with the ICF. Whether you are wanting to become a Professional Coach or need to renew your credentials, all of our programs now contribute to your ICF educational requirements. We have so many engaging programs to choose from. We have some very popular classes starting soon, as well as new classes we are very excited to roll out for the first time. And an added bonus? Shhhhhh we are extending our early bird rates past the date listed on our website…they are now valid until the end of January.
 
Great Courses Starting Soon

Looking for a change in the New Year? Then why not register for some of the fantastic regular and new courses starting soon:

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment
(**Brand new course!**)
Start Date: January 27, (ICF CC: 9 hrs)
This exciting new 6-week class is being led by our own Master Certified Coach Amy Ruppert and promises to be a dynamic learning experience. If you are looking to strengthen your coaching knowledge or applying for ACC or PCC certification with the ICF, this one is definitely for you! (Reg $595, Early Bird $495)
 
The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
Start Date: February 3 (ICF CC 11 hrs, PD 1 hr)
This 8-week course is our Flagship program and has been delivered to over 10,000 people worldwide. It always receives rave reviews and this session will be led by the incredible Marc Bowles who has delivered this material to over 400 people in 37 countries with the LINGOs organization.  Marc is also faculty for the RRU Executive Coaching Program and one of our very successful trainers. Great for leaders, managers and supervisors who want to bring out the best in the people they work with. (Reg $895, Early Bird $745)
 
Coaching Fundamentals
Start Date: Feb 10, (ICF CC 15 hrs)
This program builds upon the learning from the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ for more in-depth learning of the core competencies of coaching. In this 10-week virtual program you will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professional certified coaches throughout the world. Deepen your knowledge, gain 15 Core competency credits and work with a Master Certified Coach who has 20 years of Coaching Skills Training experience. (Reg $895, Early Bird $745)
 
We have many more courses starting soon too!
 For a full list of what's coming up, visit our website.
 

 
 
Amy's Next Step

We couldn't be more proud of our own Master Certified Coach Amy Ruppert as she embarks on her next big adventure: Writing a book.

Amy will now be focusing her time and her passion on writing a book in collaboration with two other accomplished and powerful women. Their book is about transforming toxic leaders and organizations. We're also delighted to announce that Amy will be continuing to lead some of our classes as well as her Executive Coaching.

Amy has been pivotal in designing, creating, leading and updating/upgrading all of our programs. She is a gifted writer who loves to write and create. She'll take all that she has learned working with Coaching Out of the Box® and her almost 20 years of executive coaching experience and use this foundation to write what we are sure will be a very powerful book. We can’t wait to tell you when it is available.
 
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December 2014 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box

 

Powerful Questions

 Brilliant thinkers never stop asking questions.
 
Questions are such a powerful way of learning and connecting. They are catalysts, weapons, tools and much, much more.  That’s why we developed the 365 Coaching Questions booklet as a resource to help you develop your questioning skills. Think of the 365 Coaching Questions as jumping off points or catalysts for you. 

Categorized by topic, most of the questions can be adapted to fit different situations. We invite you to integrate them into your own voice and try out different questions in different situations. They’re a fabulous way to learn about yourself and others, and to start very unique conversations.
 
We were delighted when we heard that Coaching Out of the Box® Licensed trainer and Royal Roads Univeristy grad Carol Gabanna, has been using her 365 Coaching Questions booklet as a tool to inspire her daily journaling, so we asked her about it.
 

Carol, can you tell us about the unique way you’ve been using 365 Questions booklet?
 

CG: I’ve been using 365 Questions to provoke my thinking daily as I write in my journal.  I choose a question at random and that becomes the topic of the day – yesterday’s was “What do I need to be 100%?”  As you can imagine, that sent me off on an interesting journey.   
 
An interesting journey indeed! Can you share some other questions that have been interesting for you?
 
CG: Today’s question was “What two things am I willing to stop putting up with this month?”.  Well, it didn’t take me too long to identify Rational Ruth, that annoying voice inside my head that says, “That’s OK dear, you can go ahead and eat whatever you want!”  She talks so loud, I often don’t hear Healthy Hilda saying “Eat those veggies Carol, remember, you’ll feel better.”  I am definitely willing to stop putting up with that! 
 
And in the same vein of something I’d like to stop putting up with this month, there is Judging Judy, who says in a sneering and superior voice “They don’t get it!” when I’m working with clients.  It tires me out but I did discover that if I give her the elbow on the way by, I have more energy to try harder to understand where my client is coming from and to find different ways to explain things.
 
Using the 365 questions in this way is kind of like getting a box of Crackerjacks – you never know what the prize is going to be! I love how it inspires me in my daily writing and thinking.
 
And we love that you are being so creative in its application Carol!
 
Are you curious about asking yourself and others some new questions? Get your own copy here.
 

Happy Holidays!


At Coaching Out of the Box® we wish you and yours a magical holiday season and a fabulous year ahead.
 
Upcoming Programs Starting in 2015 - Special Early Bird Rates, Don't Miss Out:

Train the Trainer
Our Train the Trainer Program is designed to shift participants from coaches to coach educators. Classes Start January 28, 2015. ($200 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRDT3)

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ 

Learn Highly Effective Coaching Skills That Make An Immediate Impact In Your Work. 
Our next program will begin February 3, 2015. Each webinar is 120 minutes long and classes will be recorded and can be accessed at any time from a computer if participants cannot make the scheduled class time. ($150 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRD555)

Coaching Fundamentals Program™ 
Want to deepen your coaching skills? Our Coaching Fundamentals Program is a world class program perfect for anyone who wants to achieve certification with the ICF at the ACC level and is ACSTH approved. In this ten week virtual program participants will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professional certified coaches throughout the world. Coaching Fundamentals™ virtual delivery dates begin February 10 2015. ($150 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRDCF)

For more information and to see ALL upcoming courses, Click Here.

 
 


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November 2014 Newsletter

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Coaching Out of the Box® November Newsletter.
 
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Promoting a Coaching Culture
 


Did you know that Coaching Out of the Box® has a Chief Culture Officer on staff? We caught up with Bruce McLeod to ask him about his role and why it’s such a unique and important part of the work Coaching Out of the Box® is doing today.
 
Hi Bruce! Thanks for chatting with us. For those who don’t know, what is a Chief Culture Officer? What do they do?
 

BM: At Coaching Out of the Box® we are passionate about creating long term sustainable change in our coaching work—we’re not interested in doing work that does not make a long term difference. My role is to see that the work we do is deeply integrated into an organization’s culture when we leave. As part of the initial discussions with a client, I assess the organization’s current culture to determine how coaching might best be introduced and supported in their unique environment.
 
I work with clients to help them understand the important factors to support the cultural change coaching brings and what systems impacts and changes they might want to consider to increase success. I promote the idea that coaching is a competency that if learned well, and introduced into the culture appropriately, will make SIGNIFICANT impact on the business AND that the impact can be measured with our Coaching Quotient™ Process (CQ).
 
Why did Coaching Out of the Box® feel that yours was an important role to have on staff?

BM: In the delivery of our flagship program to over 10,000 people around the world, we have seen many, many instances where a coaching culture really took root, and we have also had some situations where it didn't. In looking at what made the difference, it was very apparent that the organization’s culture and supporting systems were the key. Introducing coaching in a place where the organization is building a Culture by Design versus a place where there is a “Culture by Default”, made a real difference. I was brought on in part because of my understanding of organizational culture and the work I have done supporting the building of cultures for local, national and multinational companies. We’re proud that we are able to have "different conversations" with clients than most coaching training companies.
 
That’s right—you worked for several years as the Global VP of Human Resources for a multinational company. In your opinion, what qualities would make someone a good Chief Culture Officer?

BM: Experience in the world of organizational culture. A strong coach approach to working with clients – it’s all about asking and not telling. Good looking. Ha! Just kidding. 
 
For you personally, what's the best part of the job?
BM: There's nothing better than seeing companies fully integrate coaching into their larger system framework in such a way that lives are changed, businesses grow, employee engagement soars and people find and excel in their passions.
 
To learn more about Bruce’s work and how he can help you bring a coaching culture to your organization, reach out to him here.
 

 
Upcoming Programs Starting in 2015 - Special Early Bird Rates, Don't Miss Out:

Train the Trainer
Our Train the Trainer Program is designed to shift participants from coaches to coach educators. Classes Start January 28, 2015. ($200 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRDT3)

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ 

Learn Highly Effective Coaching Skills That Make An Immediate Impact In Your Work. 
Our next program will begin February 3, 2015. Each webinar is 120 minutes long and classes will be recorded and can be accessed at any time from a computer if participants cannot make the scheduled class time. ($150 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRD555)

Coaching Fundamentals Program™ 
Want to deepen your coaching skills? Our Coaching Fundamentals Program is a world class program perfect for anyone who wants to achieve certification with the ICF at the ACC level and is ACSTH approved. In this ten week virtual program participants will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professional certified coaches throughout the world. Coaching Fundamentals™ virtual delivery dates begin February 10 2015. ($150 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRDCF)


For more information and to see ALL upcoming courses, Click Here.

 
 


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Are you curious to learn exactly HOW effective coaching is for you or your organization? We'd love to tell you about our Coaching Quotient™ (CQ) Process. Read more here.
 
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October 2014 Newsletter

by Brooke Simmons

 

 

Coaching Out of the Box® October Newsletter.
 
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Coaching the Healthcare Industry
 


In recent years, Coaching Out of the Box® has done some large projects in the healthcare sector that have been particularly invigorating and interesting. We chatted with CEO Alison Hendren about working in the healthcare sector, and why she feels it’s so important that those in this field have coaching skills. 

Can you describe some of the work Coaching Out of the Box® has done with larger healthcare organizations?
 
AH:  So far our Flagship 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ has been delivered to over 3,000 people who work in the healthcare sector. Participants have included leaders, managers, clinicians, physicians, disability management workers, nurses and more.
 
We have also delivered a shortened version of the program that included doctors located in Nigeria using our Virtual Classrooms. One of the participants, Dr. Talemoh Wycliff Dah, Senior Clinical Advisor in Ipas, Nigeria says the program had instant impact. He says: "I started using the concepts immediately after the first session. These are skills all our Clinical Mentors will need and the concept needs to be passed to all of them. Coaching Out of the Box® can sharpen any coach's skill in any walk of life."

Why are coaching skills so important for those in a healthcare environment?

AH:  Healthcare is a fundamental need for everyone and we all will experience the health care environment at some point in our lives.  Nurses, doctors and other various clinicians benefit hugely from receiving coaching and being supported to maximize the strengths and talents of each other and their teams.
 
We need to make it easier for people to be able to do their best work under demanding conditions. Back in 1999 we were exhibitors attending a large Healthcare conference in New Orleans that was made up of Chief Nursing Officers and we were blown away by the passion, commitment and EXHAUSTION of these wonderful people.  What could support them, what could possibly alleviate some of those demands, we wondered? We knew having coaching skills and experiencing coaching could make a difference.   
 
Bit by bit in working with these folks, we saw the difference using coaching skills made in their daily interactions. We’ve repeatedly been told how valuable learning coaching skills was for them.  For example, Lani deHek of the B.C. Nurses Union says: "On a personal note, the skills learned through this program have stayed with me and I have been able to apply them to both my professional and personal life. The capacity to ask coach-like questions has resulted in better listening skills and developing more trust and understanding with those we work with.”  

We hear time and again how much the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ has made a real impact for those folks in the healthcare sector. Currently it is embedded in the Leadership Development Program at BC Health and also Saskatoon Health's Leadership Development Program. We are so excited about this work and the potential and possibilities that it unlocks. Our vision is that it will one day be part of the education and training for all clinicians, physicians, specialists and healthcare workers worldwide. 

Hear what Maura Davies, President and CEO of Saskatoon Health Region has to say about how her team felt about taking the /5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ 

 
Upcoming Programs Starting in 2015 - Special Early Bird Rates, Don't Miss Out:

Train the Trainer
Our Train the Trainer Program is designed to shift participants from coaches to coach educators. Classes Start January 28, 2015. ($200 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRDT3)

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ 

Learn Highly Effective Coaching Skills That Make An Immediate Impact In Your Work. 
Our next program will begin February 3, 2015. Each webinar is 120 minutes long and classes will be recorded and can be accessed at any time from a computer if participants cannot make the scheduled class time. ($150 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRD555)

Coaching Fundamentals Program™ 
Want to deepen your coaching skills? Our Coaching Fundamentals Program is a world class program perfect for anyone who wants to achieve certification with the ICF at the ACC level and is ACSTH approved. In this ten week virtual program participants will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professional certified coaches throughout the world. Coaching Fundamentals™ virtual delivery dates begin February 10 2015. ($150 Savings: Use Code EARLYBIRDCF)


For more information and to see ALL upcoming courses, Click Here.

 
 
 
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