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January 2016 Newsletter

by Brooke Simmons

Coaching for Sustainable Change – Moving Mountains!

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Moving Mountains!
 
Coaching for Sustainable Change –
Moving Mountains!
 

Coaching is a unique conversation that, when done well, supports the coachee into deeper discovery and new awareness.  It is a conversation designed to move the individual to tap into their own internal resources and potential to find practical strategies and solutions to specific challenges so that they can move forward AND create sustainable change.

 

 

This is why we, at Coaching Out of the Box®, put an emphasis not only on the skills and steps when coaching but on the fundamental principles and tools necessary to support coachee's in their discovery and awareness process. Over and over again we are told by participants in our coaching programs how profoundly their lives have been impacted.

 

In order to create sustainable change you need know how to:

  • Get to the root source
  • Bring awareness to areas a coachee may be blind to seeing
  • Identify resistance to change – what to listen for and questions to ask
  • Coach someone who is playing a role that no longer serves them
  • Identify what your coachee is passionate about and how to step into that

Without this work, and the courage and confidence to do it, not much will happen. Yes, there may be some immediate short term results but for long term sustainable change you have got to do the deeper dive and you’ve got to come to coaching with a mindset that will support it.

 

What is so exciting is when individuals and organizations support this kind of work mountains can be moved!  For example, we presented our qualitative results to the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital recently, here were the 7 top results achieved with over 5,000 people who had learned our coaching model:

  1. Improved Listening
  2. Improved Communication
  3. Improved Ability to Give Feedback
  4. Improved Conflict Resolution
  5. Positively Impacted Relationships
  6. Improvement in Team Dynamics & Team Communication
  7. Increased Ability to Engage Staff in Conversations that are Solutions-Focused and Promote Accountability

What organization wouldn’t want to see these kind of results? 

 

We will be discussing this very compelling topic and supporting you in understanding what is required to coach for sustainable change during our next FREE Webinar on Wednesday, February 17 @ 11a.m. Pacific time/2pm Eastern time. If you are interested in moving mountains, be sure to join us.  Click Here to register!

 
 
 
 
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Classes start February 10th!


 

Learn the core coaching competencies taught to professional certified coaches throughout the world.

  • Gain Confidence
  • Increase Coaching Efficacy
  • Try Out New Coaching Skills
  • Gain Power in Asking vs Telling

Each class is 90 minutes and classes last for ten consecutive weeks. Click HERE to register today!

 
 
 
 
We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224). 
Webinar
Is it time for you to start moving mountains?
 
We will be discussing the topic of sustainable change and supporting you in understanding what is required to coach for this kind of change.
 
Join us for a FREE 1-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 17th at 11am  Pacific time/2pm Eastern time
 
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Personal Groundwork for Coaching
 
This program helps coaches to highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated without tossing something out that comes from the coach’s line of thinking.
 
Use code: PG50 now thru February 7th to receive $50 off your registration!!  
 
 
 
 
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December 2015 Newsletter

by Brooke Simmons

Questions about Coach Credentialing?

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Coaching Credentials
 
Coach Credentialing - Our Perspective
 

At Coaching Out of the Box® we get questions about this almost every day. Why get credentialed?  How do I get credentialed?  What course should I take? I want to use a coach approach in leading and working with others, do I need to hold a credential?

 

Let's start by expressing our bias.  We believe EVERYONE needs these critical coaching skills but NOT EVERYONE needs to be credentialed.

 

Here is the difference between being credentialed and using a coach approach:

  • Credentialed means a person has completed a series of requirements to obtain a coaching certification, i.e. completion of approved coach specific training hours, exam process, proof of coaching competency and hours of coaching experience, plus they are agreeing to adhere to specific Ethics and Standards.
  • Coach Approach means they are using coaching skills as part of the way they lead and work with others.  Many organizations are ensuring their leaders and managers are learning key coaching skills as part of their leadership development.

At Coaching Out of the Box® we have supported over 13,000 people in benefiting from learning how to be coach-like and use a coach approach in the work they do. However, our programs are designed to support either, as we also provide coach specific training credits that can be used towards obtaining a coaching credential. 

 

Another great resource for credentialing questions is coaching associations. One of the largest professional coaching associations is the International Coach Federation, which began in 1992. Their membership is growing around the world by an average of 500+ members a month and exceeds 20,000 people in over 100 countries.

 

ICF created Core Competencies, a Code of Ethics, and defined curriculum standards (accreditation), to ensure consistency in coach training. They also developed an ICF Credentialing system, requiring renewal every three years. A number of coaches who have been part of the creation and growth of Coaching Out of the Box® have played significant roles with the ICF. To learn more about the key requirements to obtain an ICF credential click here.

 

To support you in understanding what is right for you we will be holding a FREE Webinar on Coach Credentialing on Wednesday, January 13 at 11a.m. Pacific /2pm Eastern. If you have any questions on this subject please make sure you join us. CLICK HERE to register!

 
 
 
 
The Countdown to 2016 Has Begun!
 
2016The Coaching Out of the Box® team has had such a great 2015. We have had the opportunity to walk with you through your coaching education, hear from you on our new monthly webinar's, and even meet some of you in person. As much as we have enjoyed this year, we are excited for all of the new opportunities that 2016 will bring!
 
Have a Happy and Safe New Years Eve! 
 
 
 
 
We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224). 
Webinar
Do you have questions on Coach Credentialing? We have the answers you have been searching for! In this webinar we will cover topics like:

 

 

- Are coach credentials right for me?

 

- What are clients looking for in a coach?

 

- Where should I obtain my credentials?

 
Join us for a FREE 1-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 13th at 11am  Pacific time/2pm Eastern time
 
Register Today
 
 
TIME FOR OUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS
 
Personal Groundwork for Coaching
 
This program helps coaches to highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated without tossing something out that comes from the coach’s line of thinking.
 
Use code: PG50 now thru February 7th to receive $50 off your registration!!  
 
 
 
 
5/5/5 Training Program
 
The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ draws from the most advanced knowledge-base in the coaching field and is translated into a simple, intuitive and highly transferable framework for busy executives and managers. Classes start in March.
 
Use code: 5/5/5/50 now thru January 31st to receive $50 off your registration!!
 
 
 
 
 
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November 2015 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box

Changing Corporate Culture: Are You Ready?

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Changing Corporate Culture: Are You Ready?
Article by: Bruce McLeod
 

The recognition of coaching as a competency that delivers bottom line business value is a current and exciting reality. One of the natural iterations of this growth can be found in the increasing amount of work being done in the area of tying  coaching to corporate culture.  High performing organizations know that, in order to remain competitive and/or relevant in a sustainable way, they MUST pay deliberate attention to their respective culture. Building a “culture by design” rather than accepting a “culture by default” is what high performing organizations are all about. The emergence of creating coaching cultures, albeit a relatively new concept, is growing in popularity at a breakneck pace. The reason – it makes a real difference to engagement, communication effectiveness and ultimately to the bottom line. 

 

When we consider building a culture by design, we are really speaking of the way the organization is “being” – it is the how we do things, more so than what we do. One of the common pitfalls organizations make is believing that lots of coaching activity will equal a coaching culture. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is the approach that leads to the “flavor of the month” mentality that many of us have experienced. Coaching activity on its own is all about the “what”. In order to engage the “being” element required to create a culture, we must engage emotion, motivation, and purpose. To do so goes well beyond simply providing skill training.

 

The first, in this authors opinion, on this journey is to assess the readiness of the organization to embark on this large scale change management initiative.  Readiness includes an examination of the current culture, the leadership, the capacity, the systems, etc... It requires a holistic look at the organization in order to determine which elements are aligned for the change and which ones need some work. This is the basis from which organizations must start. Organizations would never consider implementing a new management information system without considerable investment, up front, as to their readiness – it is the due diligence required to maximize the likelihood of success. It should be no less important when considering the resources to be expended on changing a culture.

 

Want to learn more about changing the culture where you currently work? Join Bruce McLeod, our Chief Culture Officer and Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder of Coaching Out of the Box® for “Changing Corporate Culture: Are You Ready?” a FREE  1-hour teleconference on Wednesday, December 16th @ 11am Pacific time/2pm Eastern time.  We will be covering the 5 key components that will guarantee your success.  For more information or to reserve your seat click here.

 

 
 
 
Readiness Assessment

 

At Coaching Out of the Box® we are committed to our clients success. This means more than simply delivering and supporting our high quality training.

 

It all starts with a conversation about your organizations readiness for coaching. We help you to make that assessment and partner with you to ensure coaching will be a long-term sustainable part of your culture. We have worked with organizations around the world and have seen first hand the essential elements for success, and the many pitfalls to avoid.

 

Our Coaching Readiness Assessment for Organizations™ is the beginning of the journey. It starts with maximizing the conditions for success and ends with using our CQ to measure the impact it is having.

 
 
 
 
We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224). 
FREE WEBINAR!!
 
Do you want to know if you are ready to change your corporate culture?
 
Join Bruce McLeod, our Chief Culture Officer and Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder of Coaching Out of the Box® for a FREE 1-hour teleconference on Wednesday, Dec. 16th  @ 11am Pacific time/2pm Eastern time.
 
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Use code: 5/5/5/100 now thru January 1st to receive $100 off!!
 
 
 

 

"Coaching out of the Box® was a great course for me. I have been a professional coach for many years, but this environment gave me a perspective and some real time practice in a collaborative, supportive space."

 

- Remy Gervais

 

 
 
 
Coaching Fundamentals
 
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. Classes begin in February.
 
Use code: CF100 now thru December 12th to receive $100 off!!  
 
 
 
 
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October 2015 Newsletter

by Brooke Simmons

Coaching Out of the Box® presents “Taking Coaching Viral in Healthcare”!

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Coaching Out of the Box® presents 
“Taking Coaching Viral in Healthcare”  
to The Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital
 

We recently travelled to Boston to present our findings on bringing coaching skills to over 5,000 people in Healthcare at the 8th Annual Coaching in Leadership Healthcare conference offered by Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School & McLean Hospital. Approximately 650 attendees made up of coaches, physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and leaders in Healthcare Organizations got to see the latest research. Our presentation was a collaborative effort shared by Dori Van Stolk, Director, Learning & Development for BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital , Arty Coppes, Executive Coach and Healthcare Leadership Coach and Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder of Coaching Out of the Box®. 

 

Here is what we shared:

  1. Our research, about bringing coaching skills to large numbers of people in Healthcare, is groundbreaking. Through conversations with many of the attendees we did hear excellent comments about the one-on-one coaching being done but did not hear of any wide-scale initiatives whereby large groups of Healthcare Workers are learning how to use coaching skills as part of the work they are doing as leaders, directors, physicians, child life specialists, acute rehab teams, family practice physicians, etc... This could include working with teams, individuals in short 5 minute chats, or longer conversations with co-workers, direct reports, surgical teams, patients and families. As a result is has changed the kinds of conversations healthcare workers are having and is speaking to the hunger for different conversations that are solution focused and promote accountability.
  2. We shared 3 key elements for success – Easily adoptable coaching skills program, Internal Champion and the ability to build Internal Capacity.
  3. The results were measured using an evaluation framework and logic model, data collection was pre and post surveys to all participants, focus groups conducted and external consultant analyzed the data and summarized conclusions based on analysis.

Here are the top seven results achieved:

  1. Improved Listening
  2. Improved Communication
  3. Improved Ability to Give Feedback
  4. Improved Conflict Resolution
  5. Positively Impacted Relationships
  6. Improvement in Team Dynamics & Team Communication
  7. Increased Ability to Engage Staff in Conversations that are Solutions-Focused and Promote Accountability.

  

What has unexpectedly happened is that there have been far reaching and unintended trickle down effects.  The original intention was to work with teams and leadership, but with the infectious spread of coaching it expanded and integrated into unique and untapped projects, programs and groups, i.e. Child Life Specialists, Diabetes Research, Leadership, Acute Rehab Team, Eating Disorders, Patients, Family & Clinicians and more. 

 

Not only is this having a huge impact on the Healthcare field, but this same approach is working in non-healthcare related organizations  (i.e. manufacturing, energy, education, sales, retail, government) as well!

 

If you are interested in hearing more about our research or are curious how you can bring coaching to your organization we have a great opportunity for you! Join us for a FREE, 1-hour, action-packed teleconference on November 18th at 11am Pacific Time. We will be sharing even more information from the conference and opening the call up for questions. For more information, or to reserve your seat CLICK HERE!

 
 
 
 

We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224). 

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Want to learn how to bring coaching to your organization and take it viral? Join us for an action packed, FREE teleconference where you will leave with:

 

1. How it can be done

2. Lessons learned

3. Key elements for success

4. Impact

5. Q&A

 

 

 Register Now!

 
 
 
 
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This course is perfect for anyone who has taken our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ OR a 60 hour coach training program accredited by ICF. Classes begin in February.
 
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September 2015 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box

Gaining Competitive Advantage with Coaching Out of the Box®

 
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Gaining Competitive Advantage with Coaching Out of the Box®
 

This month at Coaching Out of the Box® we have been discussing competitive advantage, those attributes that allow an organization to outperform its competitors. It sounds great to have something that sets you apart, but you may be curious how to gain your competitive advantage.

 

Competitive advantage results from matching a unique ability that you or your organization acquires or develops, and that cannot be easily imitated, to the opportunities available to you. These core competencies give you the advantage, by creating and delivering value to your customers in your chosen field.

 

So how does all of this apply to coaching? Whether you are coaching others, a leader of an organization, or an individual looking to further your career, having the core competencies of coaching will give you a perspective by which to look at everything!

 

The core competencies of coaching include:

 

     A. Setting the Foundation
     B. Co-creating the Relationship
     C. Communicating Effectively 
     D. Facilitating Learning and Results

  

     (For the full list click here)

Coaching Out of the Box® offers many virtual courses or customized organization training's that will help you gain these core competencies and the competitive advantage you are looking for! Our courses also provide Approved Coach Specific Training Hours that you can apply toward your ICF Associate Certified Coach certification.

 

Our great fall programs, including our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ and Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™, are about to begin. For a full list of courses visit our events calendar. We also have some amazing discounts for our program listed in the sidebar.

 

The biggest competitive advantage that you can invest in are those that work with you, for you, and YOURSELF. At Coaching Out of the Box® that is exactly what we help you do. 

 
 
 
 
Such a fantastic event in Boston!
 
 
Boston
 
We were so excited to participate in the 8th Annual Coaching in Leadership Healthcare conference offered by Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School and McLean hospital. A BIG thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth or sat in on our presentation. 
 
 
 

We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224). 

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20 Approved ICF Credits

 

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15 Approved ICF Credits

 

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