Coaching is a partnership between two individuals in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize professional and personal potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of professional, personal, and/or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals. The coaching process includes assessments, 1:1 sessions, tool-box building, and action planning. The intended, overall outcomes are an increased level of self-awareness, strength identification, and applying strengths to increase personal and professional success.
The team coaching approach is more than a team building event. It is a methodology that supports change over time. The approach provides a new model that describes the conditions necessary to create sustainable, high performing teams. We train the team in this new model as we support the team in addressing the issues that are crucial to this team’s performance. The team skills and competencies members learn here are key to team success.
Specific outcomes include:
An assessment report that reveals a portrait of how the team sees itself. The report provides team scores in 7 areas that support the team’s ability to be productive and 7 areas that create the culture of the team. In the language of our model, we look at conditions that support productivity and conditions that support effective collaboration: positivity. The results in this report give the team clear direction for change.
Open and creative conversation about the mission, goals and priorities for this team on two levels: the compelling business issues and the dynamics of the team itself.
A “team contract” with rules of engagement for times when there is conflict or differences of opinion or approach; specific work on toxic communication styles and the antidotes for teams.
Training in listening with a “systems” ear to de-pressurize the environment as the team brings to the surface important underlying issues.
Transition from identifying problems and wallowing in them to developing and implementing solutions that resolve them. Action plans and an accountability structure to ensure follow through.
Consultation includes interviewing, facilitation, training, advice and recommendations given from the perspective of a subject matter expert in leadership, talent and organizational development (TOD), and change management. Specific offerings vary widely based on the needs of the client.
Carmen has 20+ years of experience in leadership, talent and organizational development, and change management. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. As such, she can offer her expertise in helping clients in those areas.
Examples of services provided (but not limited to):
• Implementing large-scale transformation initiatives
• Devising a talent management strategy based on a business’
overarching strategic plan
• Creating leadership development programs
• Implementing mentoring programs
• Training on numerous leadership or talent development topics
• Facilitating team alignment and visioning sessions
• Succession planning
Group facilitation is similar to "training" but with a more people-focused approach. Workshops are customized after a needs-assessment to determine where the team currently is and where the team would like to go. Most workshops include a experiential-based learning activity followed by coach-led conversation.
Group coaching provides the experience of 1:1 coaching for the participating individuals but on a less personal level. Group coaching often calls on the members of the group to learn how to coach one another.
Examples of (but not limited to) when group facilitation or coaching may be the best fit: