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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:

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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)

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Making Coaching Measurable

Are you curious to learn exactly HOW effective coaching is for you or your organization? Read more 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)


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Making Coaching Measurable

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)


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September Newsletter 2014

by Brooke Simmons
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Coaching Out of the Box® September Newsletter.
 
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What's In a Manager?

 
 

What's in a manager? It turns out, a whole lot. A recent Gallup Study (2013 Q12 Gallup Study on Employee Engagement in the U.S.) found that of the approximately 100 million people in the U.S. who hold full time jobs: 
  • 30 million (30%) are engaged / inspired
  • 20 million (20%) are actively disengaged / quit and stayed
  • 50 million (50%) are not engaged / apathetic

So what the heck is behind those very dismal statistics? Well, it turns out that:

  • The 30 million (30%) who are engaged: "have great managers"
  • The 20 million (20%) who are actively disengaged: "have managers from hell who roam the halls spreading discontent."
  • The 50 million (50%) who are not engaged: "are not inspired by their work or their managers.


And it doesn't end there. The top 25% of the best managed teams had 50% fewer accidents and 41% fewer quality defects, in addition to incurring far less healthcare costs. The "managers from hell" are costing the U.S. an estimated $450 billion - $550 billion annually.

Wowza! Now imagine if your company could double the number of great managers and engaged employees? The Gallup study found that the 30 million engaged employees came up with most of the innovative ideas, new customers and have the most entrepreneurial energy. What an untapped powerhouse.

At Coaching Out of the Box® we believe coaching can change the world. We often ask the question: What if EVERYONE had coaching skills? Imagine a world where everyone had foundational coaching skills and how that would change and enhance the way people worked together - a world where people were supported to identify and maximize their potential? The Coaching Out of the Box® programs are designed for leaders, board members, supervisors, front line staff etc. interested in learning and applying the art of coaching in their professional/personal lives. Our passion is that everyone learn foundational coaching skillsets to support them in being managers, having better teams and ultimately creating more inspiration, passion and profit for themselves and their organizations. 

So - What if EVERYONE had Coaching Skills? Our Vision is that they will, our Mission is to see that they do.


 

Last Call!
SPECIAL SAVINGS!

Last call to join in on some of our popular upcoming programs:

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ Sept 23
This flagship program begins on September 23 from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m. Pacific time for 8 consecutive weeks. This program is perfect for anyone who wants to learn coaching skills and has been delivered to over 9,000 people worldwide and growing. This program is an ACSTH approved program by the ICF. This particular program is special in that it is being led by Amy Ruppert MCC, who is absolutely masterful at delivering this powerful material. And if that weren’t enough we are offering a $150 discount off the regular price of $895. To register, use coupon code DISCOUNT555.

Coaching Fundamentals Program™ Oct 1
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 demonstrations, case studies and engaging exercises will ensure participants embed the concepts they are learning. Coaching Fundamentals™ virtual delivery dates will be held on the following ten (10) consecutive weeks at 9:00 - 10:30 AM Pacific/12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern: Wednesdays - October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,  November 5, 12, 19, 26 and December 3, 2014. Need more? We are also offering a special discount! Use coupon code CF100 to get $150 off.
 
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August 2014 Newsletter

by Brooke Simmons

 

 

Coaching Out of the Box® August Newsletter:
Working with NGOs and More...
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Congrats Stand Up Cohort!

 On behalf of Coaching Out of the Box®, we send a big "way to go!" to the Stand Up Cohort for successfully obtaining their Executive Coaching Certification from Royal Roads University. An exciting moment and so much possibility ahead! 

Our Work with NGOs 


Photo: Dr. Talemoh Dah engages with global colleagues from Nigeria over Elluminate Live! platform
 

Over the last four years, Coaching Out of the Box® has worked with a non-profit organization called LINGOS (Learning in NGOs) that is committed to bringing leadership, project management and coaching skills to people who work for NGOs. As a partner of LINGOS, we deliver a two part coaching skills program for participants.

Marc Bowles, who delivers many of these programs for Coaching Out of the Box® says: "Delivering this program has been so exciting. I love sharing the coach approach with others, and even waking up at 5:30 am to prepare for the delivery time in different time zones! Recently we evaluated the number of participants, countries and NGOs who have participated, which brought about a flurry of emotions. From that initial WOW to an amazing feeling of being humbled by the numbers, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to have conversations with such a global audience. To date we've helped 33 NGOs and 112 participants in 34 countries, from Madagascar, Sri Lanka, South America, Central America, Asia, and Europe to North America. 

To be sharing and facilitating coaching with global leaders opens the door to creating positive change. They show up with real challenges, real emotions and in a short time with this work they leave with applicable tools that can immediately make a difference. The shift from feeling isolated to supported is tangible. We also have a lot of fun on these calls - it's not all serious. The work in LINGOs feels right, we're supporting NGOs in the incredibly valuable work they do internationally. 

One participant, Dr. Talemoh Wycliff Dah, Senior Clinical Advisor in Ipas, Nigeria, says: "Coaching Out of the Box® can sharpen any coach's skill in any walk of life. 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."


 

 
Mark Your Calendar!
Check out some of our popular upcoming programs:

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ Sept 23
Our next 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ will be held on the following six consecutive weeks at 9:30 - 11:00 AM Pacific/12:30 - 2:00 PM Eastern: Tuesdays - September 23, 30 , October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2014.

Train the Trainer Program™ Sept 24
For Coaches who are responding to the need of leaders to quickly and easily acquire coaching skills! The next Train the Trainer Program™ for ACTP Coaches will be held on the following eight consecutive weeks at 9:00 – 10:30 AM PST / 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST: Wednesdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,  November 5, 12, 2014. 

Coaching Fundamentals Program™ Oct 1
Build 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 ten week virtual program participants will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professional certified coaches throughout the world. Virtual delivery dates will be held on the following ten (10) consecutive weeks at 9:00 - 10:30 AM Pacific/12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern: Wednesdays - October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,  November 5, 12, 19, 26,  23, 30, and December 3, 2014.
 
 
 
 
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