Best posts made by BarbaraS
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Team interviews - what is working, what is not working, what needs to be different
Birkman assessments for each team member with one-to-one discussion of results https://birkman.com/
Team Birkman session
Observation of team in meetings
Encourage reading of the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (clients don't live in our world of coaching!)
Use of the Team Assessment by the Table Group https://www.tablegroup.com/(Lencioni's firm)
Combo of Team Assessment & Birkman to enhance awareness of team dynamics
Tools help the team develop a language for working together. Coaching is the aid to bring it to life for them and for them to eventually own it and self-manage.
Recontracting will continue to be an area of focus for me. Finding a way to do it such that:
The client finds it appropriate and not annoying
That neither partner is doing so as a result of backing way from outcomes that appear to be difficult to reach or as a result of being in the "messy middle" of change.
Confidentiality has been a way of life for my entire career. It also reflects my personal way of being. It is easy for me to hold confidences and easy to compartmentalize. My personal preference is to team coach and 1 to 1 coach in parallel if both are being offered. The 1 to 1 coaching (with 360's and specific objectives for the leader) focuses on that individual leader's development which includes their team/department and their role in the broader team of peers.
On the other hand is complete respect for a client's "non-comfort" with my ability to hold confidences. As demonstrated in our group, it can be hard to grasp that confidence can be held and compartmentalized. If it is challenging for a client to "keep a secret" it might be difficult for them to see that others can hmmm...need to find emoticons!
As a coach it is advantageous to have a network of other coaches to bring in for those 1 to 1's, and as a co-coach.
Case # 2 - I would decline the work and share with the sponsor why. Should the sponsor be willing to listen, I would suggest that we use the recent values change (communicating it out, modeling the values in action, etc.) as the project for the team to work on together to create leadership alignment through healthy conflict. It provides the opportunity for alignment to develop without a hidden agenda.
Hi all! I am located in Houston, Texas and have lived in Texas all my life except for 4 years as an Expat. My husband and I had the opportunity to live in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years and Hong Kong for 1 year, right after we married. We are still together :).
The first 20 years of my career were as a financial planner. At year 18, I wondered how I would continue to grow and did not know how to answer that question, so I hired a coach. 9 months later I was attending Coach U for coaching training and embarking on a new career.
I left a great job and carried my network with me, serving financial advisors as a coach. It was not long before these leaders asked for support with their teams. In 2014, I led my first team event, part facilitation and part coaching, crafting and finding my way utilizing my coach training. Team and executive coaching are my primary engagements, although I just completed coaching a group of new leaders. I look forward to formalizing a team coaching offering, being vulnerable about the mistakes I've made and eager to try new things.