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July 2014 Newsletter

by Maria Howell

 

Coaching Out of the Box® July Newsletter:
My Toughest Client Ever, and More...
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My Toughest Client

By: Amy Ruppert

The toughest client I have ever coached was my dad. My dad was 86 and had just lost the love of his life. My mom died few weeks shy of my parents 60th anniversary – dad was devastated. Other than me he didn’t have much local family support.  I spent a lot of time with him trying to coach him into taking new actions, get support for his grief and really just listening to him quite a bit. I didn’t know what possibilities lay before him, but I thought he could at least manage his loss and find a small amount of happiness. Little did I know how limited that belief was and how much more was possible!

After a year of coaching I broached the subject of dad possibly dating he said “Yeah I know I should be doing something I just feel I’m not ready.” I asked him if he ever thought there would be a good time and he shook his head no. I then made a big request of him. I asked him if he’d be willing to just do it anyway. He hadn’t had friendship and companionship in a long time and I could see he knew he needed that kick in the pants. He agreed to go on a first date and she stood him up a half an hour before they were supposed to leave (she’d lost her spouse too and realized she wasn’t ready). So again I coaxed him to try. I could tell he was yearning for that closeness, banter and friendship he had with my mother. I had a flash that maybe he should call an old family friend who I knew he’d always gotten along with. “Why don’t you call Jenine?” I asked one day. He was full of excuses, but I kept at him and finally he did. To make a long story short, their first date was fabulous and they stayed up all night talking. Fast forward to two weeks ago and they just got married surrounded by friends and family from around the world after a phenomenal two weeks of partying. Dad and Jenine are deliriously happy, madly in love and have been to Paris, Ireland and are going to Italy in a few weeks. They make new friends wherever they go and are creating a new life filled with joy.

 
I have learned so much watching my dad and Jenine be open to the possibilities of life and love. Whereas I didn’t see huge possibility because of age and level of grief—HE did. He has taught me that joy, happiness and contentment are possible at any time and at any stage; that anything can happen, and good things can happen very quickly. I’m now even more conscious in my coaching not to limit possibilities, and I’ve taken a message for my own growth. I’m over 50 and had this background belief that as you age life is a gradual downhill slide. That good things will happen but from here on in it’s about managing loss. That underlying limited belief bled into my coaching and I am so grateful it’s been exposed for what it is—false! I challenge you to get to know what your own limiting beliefs may be and really examine how they impact your life and coaching. Dad and Jenine are a perfect example that anything is possible with an open heart and with hope. They are hopelessly in love and their wedding was filled with a tingling energy—everyone was touched by the sense of new beginnings, new possibilities and fresh exciting new chapters, at any age.
 

 

 
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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.
 
 
 
Alison Hendren Nominated!

Each year, the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes a core or associate faculty member who is representative of outstanding teaching at Royal Roads. Leading up to the 2014 award announcement this fall they highlight each of the nominees in a special profile on their teaching philosophy. We are so proud our very own Alison has been nominated, check out her write up here! 
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June 2014 Newsletter

by Maria Howell

 

Coaching Out of the Box® June Newsletter:
Do Your Clients Hate Their Jobs? Link Up With Us, and more...
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Do Your Clients Hate Their Jobs? 

A company is only as good as the talent and effort poured into it by people, right?

Well picture this: you wake up to an overflowing inbox, a scattered idea of five or six items you need to work on, and the disheartening sense that no one really values what you do anyway. That scenario is a reality for far too many people today.
 
Overwhelm and burnout are commonplace, technology like smartphones and email that keep us on a digital leash isn’t helping. Is this something your coaching clients are facing?

In a recent article in the New York Times, this trend of "hating work" and some of the surrounding implications were examined. One of the key findings were that employees are the most satisfied and productive when four of their core needs are met:
 
Some Key Findings: 

  • Employees who take a break every 90 minutes report a 30 percent higher level of focus than those who take no breaks or just one during the day. 
  • Only 20 percent of respondents said they were able to focus on one task at a time at work, but those who could were 50 percent more engaged. 
  • Employees have a deep desire for flexibility about where and when they work — and far higher engagement when they have more choice. 
  • THE simplest way for companies to take on this challenge is to begin with a basic question: “What would make our employees feel more energized, better taken care of, more focused and more inspired?”  

The bottom line is that finding creative ways to make the relationship a person has with their work more satisfying can go a long way in increasing life satisfaction, productivity and retention. What are your thoughts on how to address work satisfaction? We’d love to hear from you. Join the conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn, or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
 
Want more? Check out our own Amy Ruppert’s recent interview in the Wall Street Journal on this topic. 

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Coaching Fundamentals™ June 18, 2014
Last Call for Coaching Fundamentals! Deepen your coaching skills and obtain valuable CCEU's towards coaching certification and re-certification. Coaching Fundamentals  starts this Wednesday, June 18th. This popular program is taught by Master Certified Coach Barbara Richards. Barbara will bring participants to a deeper understanding of the ICF Core Competencies through experiential learning, practical examples and rich conversations about using coaching in the real world. 

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ Sept 23, 2014

Train the Trainer Program™ Sept. 24, 2014

 

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Team Talk, By Amy Ruppert

Are you on LinkedIN? If you're running a coaching business or if you're a member of an organization, chances are that - yup - you're using LinkedIn to network professionally and to stay up to date on trends.

We'd like to roll out the red carpet and invite you to join our Coaching Out of the Box® Group on LinkedIn. We post a Topic of the Week each Monday and the group has some lively discussions around current topics and trends. Join in and share your voice with your peers, we'd love to have you!
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Testimonials:
We absolutely love getting your great feedback!! Below is a recent testimonial from an attendee to the Train the Trainer® Program, Wendy Rabel.

"Today, I completed the Train the Trainer program from Coaching out of Box®! Thanks to Bruce McLeodAlison Hendren, and Amy Ruppert for their master facilitation and brilliance! Congrats to my colleagues who also completed the program - happy teaching, coaches."
Wendy Rabel, MA, CEC, PCC

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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." 
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It's Time to Ignite Your Coaching Quotient (CQ)!
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May 2014 Newsletter

by Dotty Sperring

How Much Work

Is TOO Much Work?

 

Do you find yourself saying yes to new projects and social commitments way more often than you intend to? Feeling a little frayed at the edges and wondering when enough is enough? Coaching Out of the Box®'s own Amy Rupert was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about how to recognize and manage things when work and life get full to the brim and become downright overwhelming - an issue almost all of us have come face to face with at some point. 

So how do you know when to say no, or when to give yourself a break? Read the interview for some great tips on balancing everything that's on your plate, being kind to yourself, and yes, still getting a whole lot done. (Hint: one of our favourite tips involves taking a nice loooong shower each morning.) Want more? The Wall Street Journal also featured Amy's tips in a live interview. 

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April 2014 Newsletter

by Alison Hendren

New websiteDrumroll Please...Introducing the new Coaching out of the Box® Website and Coaching Quotient™

It's been a busy time at the Coaching out of the Box® headquarters over the last few months. We're pleased to announce we've been cooking up a new website, which is now live. Our new site is fresh, modern and easy to use. We'd love to hear your feedback.

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February 2014 Newsletter

by Alison Hendren

February Newsletter: How Successful Relationships Impact Career and More...

The month of February has us reflecting on love, partnership and balancing work and life. Three of the core members of the Coaching Out of the Box® team (Alison Hendren MCC - CEO, Bruce McLeod PCC - Chief Culture Officer, Amy Ruppert MCC - Chief Learning Officer) have each been in long successful marriages. We asked them to each answer the same two questions:

How has being in relationship impacted your work? Neil has always been a humble supporter of my work. He quietly does all kinds of things that make my life easier like cooking, building and maintaining our fabulous home, amazing landscaping that I look out at from my office, washing my car before I leave for various business trips and bringing in his good sense when I start to go off the rails. He has never taken a coaching course BUT he has one key incredibly important skill...he listens!

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