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October 2015 Newsletter

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

 

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Coaching in Healthcare
 
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

 

 

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September 2015 Newsletter

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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!
 
 
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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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August 2015 Newsletter

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Welcome to Fall 2015!
 
Coaching and Passion
 
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Definition of Passion:  “a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something”

 

Passion is a big deal in coaching.  Why?  Because Coaching is a different kind of conversation designed to tap into one’s  thoughts, ideas, concerns, enthusiasms, desires and challenges. Done right it harnesses the compelling enthusiasm or desire for something (passion) and supports it in becoming a reality.   

 

Many people who add coaching skills to their toolkit, do so because they are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.  

 

Tips and Tools:

 

Realize exhaustion, disillusionment, delays, risk, sacrifice and lack of stability are part of the package when following one’s passion – this is where regularly scheduled coaching appointments come in.

 

Create a structure of accountability to move through those times with key commitments by specific dates – this is part of what makes a coaching conversation different , i.e. What are you committing to as a result of today’s conversation and by when. Let’s also confirm our next appointment.

 

As a coach, how do you support others in the journey of following their passion? The most important thing to do is to make sure that you are prepared for it. You need to make sure that you are both getting the support that you need and are up to the task of coaching others in either discovering, or in following, their passion. It is the coach’s ability, and responsibility, to stand with others, be the light in the storm as they move, step by step, in finding their way to their passion.

 

We, at Coaching Out of the Box®, want to make sure you are prepared to assist others, or pursue your own journey in passion, by offering some tools that can help. Alison Hendren, our CEO & Founder, has a personal favorite on this topic, Vital Signs – The Nature and Nurture of Passion by Gregg Levoy.

 

Get a coach of your own, the ICF website has an excellent coach referral service that you should check out.

 

Check out our Linked In Group to hear what other coaches are saying on this topic and add your thoughts while you are there.

 

Also, Coaching Out of the Box® offers the Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™ that will help support those who are coaching others, but also helps those who are pursuing their passion, get their own house in order. You can find more information about this course HERE or start with our Personal Groundwork Assessment in the sidebar.  

 

NOTE: The Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program ™ provides 20 ICF Core Competency Credits .  

 
 
 

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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Our Founder and CEO, Alison Hendren will be presenting at the 2015 Coaching in Healthcare and Leadership Healthcare Conference in Boston. 
 
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July 2015 Newsletter

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COACHING: What I used to think and what I have come to know!
 

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program TMWe all have preconceived ideas about coaching, but what changes for leaders and managers after 2 days of our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ PLUS Six Coaching Skills practicums?

 

Many of them come in thinking that coaching is just something you are either good or bad at and that it’s a skill just naturally built within you, but they leave knowing that coaching is a leadership skill any individual can be successful at with some training and practice!

 

 

Here are some of the great coaching lessons these leaders and managers have learned from their time with us.

 

I used to think … it was more about the coach having all of the answers and sharing those answers with the learner.

But now I know … it is more about the learner having the answers and ideas for the future, and the coach providing assistance.

 

I used to think … it only applied to athletes or those who wanted life coaching.

But now I know … coaching is a useful tool for increasing engagement in many types of conversations, particularly at work, but also with family and friends.

 

I used to think … coaching was just telling people what to do.

But now I know … coaching empowers an employee to think for themselves and work on a solution based on their own ideas.

 

I used to think … coaching was used to discipline an employee.

But now I know … it is used as an exploratory tool to engage in conversations that address true feelings and issues, in an effort to explore solutions. 

 

I used to think … it was simply guiding others to get things done.

But now I know … it is supporting people through listening, asking questions, and being curious, to help them to a place where they get what they need to resolve their concerns.

 

 

 

I used to think … of coaching more in terms of sports programs, or maybe performance management, not in terms of life skills.

But now I know … it can be used as part of a leadership style where I can engage others in the process of problem solving.

 

 

I used to think … coaching was very complex.

 

But now I know … it is empowering and supportive.

 

I used to think … it was providing information to others and then sending them off to do the job.

But now I know … coaching is utilizing active listening skills to allow the respondent to find out solutions for themselves, while asking open ended questions.

 

I used to think … it was just one of many tools used to solve a specific problem.

But now I know … it is a perspective by which to look at EVERYTHING!

 
 
 

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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Our Founder and CEO, Alison Hendren will be presenting at the 2015 Coaching in Healthcare and Leadership Healthcare Conference in Boston. 
 
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June 2015 Newsletter

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Addressing a Void in the Marketplace
 

Coaching Quotient

 

How do you know if your Organization is ready for coaching?  Bruce McLeod, our Chief Culture Officer spent some time sharing how we’re improving our measurement processes to ensure they are simple and relevant, using our Coaching Readiness Assessment for Organizations Tool and our Coaching Quotient™.  

 

“It’s very difficult to measure a return on investment for soft skills like coaching. We see a void in a solid way to do that within the field of coaching and these assessments are our attempt to address that void in the marketplace.”

– Bruce McLeod, Chief Culture Officer

 

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Organizations interested in implementing coaching can take the Coaching Readiness Assessment for Organizations. (Bruce’s tip: “Having someone highly aware of the culture of your organization (e.g.; Human Resource representative) will be able to provide the most accurate responses, but this assessment can be done by anyone aware of how the organization functions.”)
  2. We send an immediate thumbnail sketch of where you’re at on the continuum of coaching readiness. Then we follow up with you to talk about how we can help you move further along.
  3. Once we’ve set up your coaching program, we offer you the opportunity to utilize our Coaching Quotient™, which is a scorecard that we develop together to ensure it reflects the areas you want to see improved and areas we feel coaching can offer benefit.

 

These measurement tools are made especially for Coaching Out of the Box® clients and created by Coaching Out of the Box® leaders. So you know we’re designing and aligning these assessments with our teachings and practices and your desired areas of improvement in mind.   We want to ensure you get the best results possible.

 

 

READY TO GET STARTED? You can now fill out the Coaching Readiness Assessment for Organizations ONLINE at coachingoutofthebox.com!

 
 
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Once again we are proving that coaching works!

 

Almost every day we get great feedback on how coaching is strengthening the effectiveness of leaders, changing the way people do business, improving lives, while at the same time creating benefits for organizations.  

 

Click Here for just a couple recent success stories, we’re excited to share.

 
 

We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team through e-mail: [email protected] or call Toll Free, 1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224). 

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Measuring the return on coaching.
 
Coaching Out of the Box® takes on the challenge of measuring coaching ROI. Review our article on how we measure coaching in a way that is totally customized to your skills and goals.

 

Measuring ROI     
 
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