Tame Your Advice Monster*!
Using coaching skills to increase interpersonal and communication effectiveness, productivity and satisfaction
This workshop explores fundamental coaching skills and practices that can be used for coaching or in everyday interactions to improve communications, foster new thinking, and produce meaningful outcomes. We distinguish how coaching is different from other support roles such as mentoring, managing and consulting, and discuss the benefits of coaching, especially for those who lead or manage others. The workshop emphasizes core coaching skills that heavily influence communication and relationship efficacy, listening and asking. Through group discussion, we will identify listening best practices, and the nature of powerful questions. The workshop also introduces the “Coaching Habit*,” a model for how to frame and phrase questions powerfully to elicit insight, discovery, new thinking, and new pathways for action and results. Through small group exercises, participants have the opportunity to practice these skills and the “Coaching Habit” model, and receive constructive peer feedback to build and strengthen their coaching competencies. In addition, each participant creates a personal plan for incorporating and implementing these coaching practices in their lives.
[*Source: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier. Box of Crayons Press. 2016.]
This coaching workshop can be customized to fit your needs. All workshops available upon request. Please use the form below to tell us about what you’re looking for in a workshop.
Director of Coaching Services