I presented “Your Inner Leader” at Agile and Beyond 2018; an interactive session to get the audiences’ feet wet with coaching techniques and practices. This session was utilization of the Simple Coaching Model to improve you leadership style. It gives you a tool on how to make your leadership style more core to yourself.
It was delivered on the second day of the conference, and just before conference ends. It was the last session between the audience and socializing over some drinks. However, the number of people that took part in the session was so awesome that we got the room filled, only one left in the middle of the session and apologized in advance for doing that. I didn’t even realize the 100 minutes passed and session ended. The conversation continued after the session over some drinks as well. It was one of the greatest sessions I had. I have to thank the AAB organizers, volunteers and most importantly the participants!
As part of this session I used the Simple Coaching Observation Notebook. This is something I came up with after receiving feedback for the newbies being introduced to the concept of coaching triads. And how to best use their time observing. It gives observers specific guidelines on how to observe, and what to observe.
Abstract of the Session:
What coaching is really about? Is it a skill or is it a technique? Is it what you were born with or something you learn? Is it a framework or is it a mindset? Is everyone coachable? How can coaching help you with your leadership style? How can you embed a coaching conversation while leading people? Would you be able to lead, coach and motivate others at the same time?
If those are your questions, come and join me for this session. I won’t be lecturing you about coaching, but rather we will engage in an interactive session to define what coaching is for you. In this session, you will get your hands dirty with coaching, and get familiar with it. You will even be given the tools needed to elevate your coaching skill to the next levels if you want.
Coaching is not a skill or a tool, it is a mindset. It is great to have a coaching mindset, everyone agrees on that. However, It is not easy to learn or obtain. It needs dedication, right foundation, direction and practice to master. In the Your Inner Leader & Coaching! session, I am going to help you with the most important of all, the foundation of coaching. You will learn a very effective method to start coaching.
Coaches are not helping people with their situation in hand, but they help them to become a better one to address a challenge in hand. You can be a coach, it needs dedication and practice. Once coaching gets embedded in your leadership style, you can easily use it to lead people and motivate them.
The session is an interactive session. I am getting you through The Simple Coaching Model (http://www.simplecoachingmodel.com), in which you are going to practice coaching first hand. This model will help you to get your feet wet with coaching. The Simple Coaching Model will give you the foundation for having coaching conversation in a very simple way; one that you can practice it on and on. When you become mature in coaching, this model will give you the freedom to build on top of it. You can get to the next level of coaching by expanding your skills no matter what that might be, active listening, asking powerful questions, get deep into feelings, be comfortable being silent etc.
In this workshop you would learn:
- What coaching means to you and what your style is when you coach
- Practice coaching
- Provide you with the freedom on how to build your coaching skills, the way it fits best you
- A Coaching Model that can help you to:
- Have coaching-like conversations easily
- Understand what coaching is by exploring it
- Realize coaching is not hard to practice, but hard to master
- With a foundation to expand on your coaching skills when you master coaching model