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September 2015 Newsletter

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Gaining Competitive Advantage with Coaching Out of the Box®

 
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Competitive Advantage
 
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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20 Approved ICF Credits

 

 Save $100 on our Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™! Use the code: BOSTONPGWK

 
 
 
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For dates and registration information on all of our courses click below:

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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). 

PERSONAL GROUNDWORK FOR COACHING PROGRAM™ ASSESSMENT
 

Let's start by assessing the weights you are carrying. To begin just click below to download the PDF!

 

 

Register for the full course, by September 15th, and get $50 off! Use the code: PG50

 

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DON'T MISS OUT ON EARLY BIRD RATES FOR OUR OTHER FALL PROGRAMS!
 
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JOIN US AT THE 2015 COACHING IN HEALTHCARE AND LEADERSHIP HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
 
Alison Hendren     
 
Our Founder and CEO, Alison Hendren will be presenting at the 2015 Coaching in Healthcare and Leadership Healthcare Conference in Boston. 
 
The conference is sponsored by the Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital and the Institute of Coaching on September 25-26. To learn more about the conference or to join us click the link below!
 
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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). 

JOIN US AT THE 2015 COACHING IN HEALTHCARE AND LEADERSHIP HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
 
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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. 
 
The conference is sponsored by the Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital and the Institute of Coaching on September 25-26. To learn more about the conference or to join us click the link below!
 
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Who might benefit from a course like Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™?

 

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I would highly recommend Coaching out of the Box® to any leader working with teams and interested in self improvement and growth. Thank you for the experience it has made me a better leader. 
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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). 

Early Bird rates on all our Fall Programs! Don't Delay!
 
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Registering now ensures you don’t miss the opportunity to gain some new skills and add to your credentials. Our biggest discounts expire June 30th.

 

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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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April 2015 Newsletter

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Coaching Out of the Box® Empowers Saskatchewan Healthcare Leaders

 

 

A team of 10 trainers plus Coaching Out of the Box® Founder and CEO, Alison Hendren, and Brooke Simmons (Operations Manager with Coaching Out of the Box®), delivered our flagship The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program to 125 leaders from Saskatchewan Healthcare over two days in Saskatoon in March. 

 

 

This was our 3rd year delivering this program.  The participants will be incorporating these much needed skills to support their leadership proving that coaching is a much needed competency for all leaders and managers….AND EVERYONE!!

 

What is particularly interesting is how effectively the coaching skills support Saskatchewan Health’s integration, the Lean Methodology, which focuses on process improvement.  All of the attendees learned to leverage coaching skills and tools over the two day program plus continue their learning through the 6 weeks of Coaching Skills Practicums via our virtual classrooms. 

 


   

 

 

 

 

 

(Top) Every program participant receives our materials box, which all the coaching tools for the program come out of (get it?)

(Center) The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ participants shared a collage of their insights, feelings, and energies following Day 2 of the program.

(Bottom) Marilyn Orr and Jan Carley ready to go in Saskatoon!  

 
 
 
 

Here’s the Perfect Chance to Amp Up Your Coaching Skills with our LIVE - The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ (and other exciting training opportunities)

 

LIVE - The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

 

Our most popular flagship program builds a solid foundation of transferable coaching skills for organizational leaders and managers. You will leave this program with highly effective coaching skills that make an immediate impact in your work!

 

 

These programs are open enrollment with participants representing a wonderful cross-section of learners. Our participants (including our Licensed Trainers) often bring clients interested in seeing the program first hand. Many organizations also come to evaluate the program for their own potential use. It is a great networking opportunity for all involved! The day will be facilitated by Senior Coaching Out of the Box® Trainer Bruce McLeod. Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder will be there to speak to the growing success of this program with over 10,000 participants to date.

 

 

Keep a copy of this flier for easy reference and to share with people you want to join you!

 

 

Contact Bruce McLeod for more information and to receive our INCREDIBLE PRICING for this program!

 

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

OTTAWA - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 8:30am–5:00pm EST

 

VICTORIA - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 8:30am–5:00pm PST

 

Register Today

 


 

 

 

Train the Trainer

Training to facilitate our flagship The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ takes participants from being coaches to coaching educators. This is an effective program for both independent training contractors and internal trainers, offering a robust toolkit useful to both!

 

Each webinar is 90 minutes long and can be accessed at any time if you have to miss one of the classes or simply want to review.  The class runs for 8 weeks. Register by clicking below. 

 

Upcoming Dates:

Starts Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:00am–10:30am PST
Use the coupon code EARLYBIRDT3 by April 29 to get $200 off!

 

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The 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

 

Starts Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 9:30am – 11am PST / 12:30pm – 2pm EST for 8 weeks ending on November 24.

 

Use DISCOUNT CODE: EARLYBIRD555

 

 

$150 - until July 8

$100 - until August 7

$50 - until September 6

 

 

 

COACHING FUNDAMENTALS

 

Starts Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 from 9am – 10:30am PST / 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST for 10 consecutive weeks ending on December 9.

 

Use DISCOUNT CODE: EARLYBIRDCF

 

$150 - until July 9

$100 - until August 8

$50 - until September 7

 
 
 
 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

Get a quick summary of all our upcoming events on our website. Check back for new programs and more great opportunities for improving your coaching skills!

 
 
 
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As an integral part of our community, 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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