What makes team coaching effective?
When it is practical, solution-focused, and driven by the highest priority mutual goals of the team. Individuals make up the team, yet results are measured at the team level.
My team coaching combines the latest in teach performance research and scientifically validated assessments with interactive exercises and a action-oriented coaching approach that get the concepts off the powerpoint and into people's new behaviors and actions.
One field I draw upon for my team coaching is applied improvisation.
What if team coaching could be fun?
When are you most open to new ideas and learning? When you're having fun and in a an environment designed to maximize trust among participants.
Applied Improvisation is an emerging field in leadership development that takes the skills and principles of performance improvisation and applies them to settings in business and life where success depends on the moment-to-moment interactions between people.
Many of the most important conversations of our lives are improvised.
Most of us are making things up as we go along, without knowing what skills we are using.
Professional improvisors know exactly what they are doing. They can go on stage with no script and no plan, and within seconds create relationships that are positive, engaged, and solution-focused.
Applied improvisation adapts these same principles and skill sets to teach us all how to make our own improvised conversations more successful, engaging, and enjoyable.
“This program helped me to see that we all have something unique and precious to offer, no matter our department, amount of experience, etc.
“…One of the best workshops I’ve ever been to.”
“I came to respect everybody's creativity and contribution, appreciate the value of listening and observing, and value how well-designed exercises could bring out the collective best in a group.
“I am more able to accept my own fallibility with grace.
“I have more tools in my toolbox for navigating conflicts in my department.
“…very practical with valuable takeaways and tips.”
Play when the stakes are low so you can perform when the stakes are high.
“I have been more frequently verbalizing feedback to colleagues about their contributions to projects and committee work. This has helped me slow down and listen more prior to responding.