The course was fun, interactive, and full of great learning. The practicum was a bit slower, required more in-depth thinking, which I preferred. Overall, I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others!
A practical step-by-step introduction to the basic skills of coaching, and plenty of opportunities to practice the skills in a safe space.
It was valuable training, especially in our roles. We came away with some important learnings around listening, reflecting, asking the right questions, caring, empathy and other values.
The Coaching Out of the Box® experience was an excellent experience for me. The strongest aspect was how detailed and how clear the 5 Step Coaching Exchange, 5 Core Coaching Skills and 5 Guiding Principles are. They work well together, and very smoothly, to provide a rich and significant coach and coachee interaction.
It was excellent! You are given the perfect balance of facilitating, interactiveness & practice!
I went from not being sure of which questions to ask to bring the coachee from point A to point B, to feeling fairly confident supporting the coachee. Overall, I enjoyed connecting with colleagues and we shared a lot of the same ideas/issues, and it was a great learning curve to observe and learn from each other.
Awesome! I not only learned effective skills for my work, but have naturally adopted these steps into my personal life too. Now instead of being overwhelmed by an issue, I find myself thinking "what is standing in my way of taking the next step?" or "why is this important to me?" and being able to coach myself out of being stuck! I find myself being a better listener and contributor, and a more mindful employee. I also really enjoyed the feeling of community created in this class, and how much I was able to learn through our group discussions.
I had an amazing experience; I looked forward to the classes, I felt engaged, I learned a number of skills that I can carry with me throughout my professional career. Merv was amazing; it was obvious that he has been working in coaching for a long time, and his passion and experience really made the course enjoyable. He supported all of us as a group and as individuals, and made us feel valued and heard. Thank you Merv!
The (555 Coaching Skills Training) course was very interactive and we were always given the opportunity to participate in the shared learning experience. It also opened my eyes to improving my conversations and forcing me to ask more open-ended questions to probe my stakeholders deeply.
It’s worth it, regardless of your experience or what your role is!