This course allows you to get the most from coaching. So if you are being coached in business, sport or life then this is for you. It is based on the book It’s Not About The Coach that I published in 2013. It is highly practical as the course relies on presentations, interviews, readings from the book and lectures that focus on the case for coachability. You can of course accompany your learning by reading the book also. This is a 3 part introduction course with a 6 part advanced course to follow if you need it. Here is more about the content itself…
Many of us are lucky enough to work with great coaches, who are keen to support and challenge us in many aspects of work and life. But, do we really make the most of these relationships?
Let’s deconstruct the well known saying - ‘when the coachee is ready, the coach will appear.’That's just it, so many of us are not ready for coaching despite having experienced individuals to hand.
My latest research has showed that people only possess 40% of the skills required to be an effective coachee. So unless you can evaluate whether coaching is the right option for you, you might be wasting everyone’s time. This course will help you answer the following two questions…
Welcome to It's Not About The Coach - here you will look at everything you need to get your started.
These questions will get you started and position the learning so that you can get the most from this course.
This opening lecture presents the importance for being true to yourself when you are being coached.
This short reading explores the need for being authenitc in more detail.
In this case for coachability we find out about the shocking statistics that often mean that coaching does not work.
This opening lecture recognises how crucial change is when you are being coached.
In this interview with former professional athlete Rhodri Jones we discuss the concepts of personal change and coaching in more detail.
This short reading brings in some of the key concepts of personal change.
In this case for coachability we look at the statistics for coachability, how do you think you would score against this average?
This opening lecture makes sure you listen to your emotions when you are being coached.
This short reading helps us to manage our emotions skilfully
In this case for coachability I playfully show you how much capability people have (and do not have) for coaching.
Here we bring all of the learning to date to conclusion.
Finally we conclude the learning with the details of the next steps that you need to take.
Here are the copies of the 3 exercises you have completed (in handout format) so that you can see them all in one place and print them off if necessary.
This short video drills down on authenticity, change and emotions in more detail so it acts as an ideal summary for this course.
Stuart is a facilitator, coach, consultant, author and speaker specializing in Authentic Leadership and founder of Storm Beach.
Working across industry sectors his work focuses on increasing leadership effectiveness, developing a coaching way of being, harnessing personal energy and transforming individual, team and organisational culture.
He works with clients to ensure that ‘inner’ values are skilfully exhibited in the ‘outer’ environment. Supporting and challenging where necessary so that individuals become attuned with these core values and develop fundamental individuality. The results of his work allow participants to achieve harmony between compliant and defiant behaviours to embody authenticity.
Thus enabling individuals, teams and organisations to have PURPOSE and be PRESENT so that they can PRODUCE outstanding results.
Two 'projects' further support Stuart's work. Harnessing energy by tapping into our energy sources and increasing vitality. Putting fuel in your tank and considering possibilities. Transforming culture by creating habitats and habits that support and challenge our intent. Taking other people with you and changing performance.