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 [email protected] 
Want more? Check out our own Amy Ruppert’s recent interview in the Wall Street Journal on this topic. 

Mark Your Calendar: 

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


Link Up With Us!
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!
To join the Coaching Out of the Box® LinkedIn Group, click here. 

What We're All About
Curious to learn more about our approach at Coaching Out of the Box®? Click the video above to learn how we put over 30,000 hours of experience to work and why we think coaching can change the world!

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

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." 
- John Quincy Adams

It's Time to Ignite Your Coaching Quotient (CQ)!
Want to learn more about what "Igniting your Coaching Quotient" means? Contact Bruce McLeod, our Chief Culture Officer at  [email protected]  

Questions or ideas? We would absolutely love to connect with you. Please reach out to our team through e-mail at [email protected], or call Toll Free at 1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224).

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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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March 2013 Newsletter

by Dave Veale
March 2013 Newsletter

Out of the Box: Spring Into Action

It's official, Spring is here; which means that flowers are blooming, trees are sprouting leaves, little baby bunnies are hopping around, and in my neck of the woods baby quail are crossing streets in a nice single file line. Spring means new beginnings, fresh starts, and beautiful color. With the lovely weather and beautiful newness of it all I would like to encourage to create some of your own beginnings and fresh starts.

  • The time is now to let go of old hurt, limiting beliefs, and even relationships that no longer fit/serve you. Let's do some Spring cleaning by taking inventory of the people, things, and feelings that surround you. What supports your growth? What doesn't?
  • Now is the perfect time for giving birth to new ideas, new projects, new hobbies; the things you have always wanted to do, but haven't yet. What stands in your way? What do you need to make things happen?
  • Embrace Spring Fever! Take some time to play and embrace your child side. With your fun, child side comes renewed energy and a means to view things with a fresher eye.

However you decide to acknowledge this amazing season, the time is now to Spring into action. Enjoy! Grow! Rejuvenate! Happy Spring, Everyone!

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