Today’s business environment is highly competitive, and if your organization is going to thrive, your team members have to perform faster and better than ever before.
If you’re a leader or manager, you’ll need to invest the time and energy to coach your team members toward success. But what if you haven’t coached before? What if you need to grow your coaching skills so you can provide your team members with the support they need?
That’s where The Coaching Clinic™ comes in.
The Coaching Clinic™ is an interactive session geared toward anyone who provides coaching to others—including executives, managers, and HR professionals. The goal of The Coaching Clinic™ is to help leaders learn how to coach team members toward success in today’s highly competitive business environment.
The Coaching Clinic™ is typically conducted as a two-day in-person event but is highly customizable and adaptable. It is suitable for human resources professionals, training & development professionals, managers, internal coaches, and business leaders responsible for incorporating and expanding a coaching culture within their organization.Back to Top
The Coaching Clinic™ Workshop sessions consist of content focused on core, advanced, and real-life coaching skills; hands-on practice implementing coaching techniques with real work scenarios; and the Personal Coaching Styles Inventory™ self-assessment to determine interpersonal interaction styles in the context of coaching. The workshop is built around the Coaching Conversation Model™, which helps leaders develop coaching capabilities in five key steps throughout interactive sessions.
The five steps of The Coaching Conversation Model™ are:
Step One: Establish Focus
Step Two: Discover Possibilities
Step Three: Plan the Action
Step Four: Remove Barriers
Step Five: Recap
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The 2-day Coaching Clinic™ includes the following materials:
The Personal Coaching Styles Inventory™ is an assessment based on the work of Dr. Lee Smith and Dr. Jeannine Sandstrom of CoachWorks International. The assessment has been used since 1995 by tens of thousands of individuals to self-assess their interaction styles from the coaching context.
It is a self-inventory that allows people to designate how they want to give and receive feedback and advice, as well as shows a snapshot of how individuals can have effective communication in relationships. The styles in the PCSI™ show participants both how they want to be coached and how they can be more effective as a coach. It consists of four styles, each with its own strengths and liabilities: directing, presenting, mediating, and strategizing.
The Directing style describes coaches who like to be in control, focus on results, and think about the possibilities. They are willing to take on new challenges or risks, set goals, and work hard to achieve them.
The Presenting style describes coaches who are animated, energetic, and spontaneous. As coaches, they are excellent communicators, can be very persuasive, and are comfortable as the center of attention.
The Mediating style describes coaches who are personable, experts in their field, and helpful. A mediator coach is patient, thorough, and likes to make everyone in a group comfortable.
The Strategizing style describes coaches who are thorough, painstaking, and hardworking. They are careful to think things through, experts at analyzing and solving problems, and careful and diplomatic communicators.Back to Top
Participants in The Coaching Clinic™ gain an in-depth understanding of the coaching process, develop crucial coaching skills and competencies, and practice using those skills using real work situations while in the clinic. They will master the Coaching Conversation Model™ through practice and gain a deeper understanding of their own preferences and styles with the Personal Coaching Styles Inventory™.
The Coaching Clinic™ can benefit executives, managers, supervisors, human resources professionals, and leaders at any level who want to learn advanced communication and leadership skills. It is a program for anyone who uses coaching skills in their work and wants to learn the basics, deepen their coaching skills, or get a refresher on coaching skills.
Through The Coaching Clinic™, leaders:
The Coaching Clinic™ is typically a two-day workshop, including core, advanced, and real-world coaching skills. There are also available add-on options including reinforcement sessions, group coaching, an executive overview session, and a
Other program implementation options include:
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Download an Overview of The Coaching Clinic™: Download a 2-page overview of The Coaching Clinic™–an interactive session geared toward anyone who provides coaching to others including executives, managers, and HR professionals.
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“This workshop offered a good look at coaching and how to do so in a leadership role. Too often I do more telling than coaching, and this helped me realize that.”