May 2017 Newsletter

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How to bring Coaching Successfully to
Your Organization


The type of work we are doing, how work gets done and the working environment is changing rapidly. Here are just a few examples of how organizations and their leaders are being challenged;

  • Everyone is being asked to do more with less
  • New technology and rapidly changing systems require organizations to be more agile, innovative, responsive and adaptable
  • There has been a tremendous shift from routine, repetitive measurable work, to work that involves critical thinking, analysis and creativity

These changes are putting increased pressure on leaders and managers to adapt and find new ways to lead that will bring about peak performance from individuals and teams. One approach that many organizations are turning to for help with these ever-increasing challenges is coaching.

How do you bring coaching in to your organization and have it embedded throughout the organization so that the skills are learned and then practiced in everyday situations? And how do you sustain this?

As with most things in life – there is not a one size fits all approach to bringing coaching in and having it disseminated throughout the organization. It can seem overwhelming to think about selecting a coaching program and then going about getting everyone trained. This can be especially daunting when you have multiple locations and/or a remote workforce.

We’ve worked with many different organizations in different industries. When coaching is implemented successfully we see certain commonalities. Here are some of the traits shared by those that have been successful in bringing coaching to their organization;

  • The business need is clearly identified and coaching is a tool that is aligned with addressing those needs
  • Clearly defined goals and objectives for the coaching program have been identified and communicated
  • Coaching champions have been identified and are on-board. Champions are individuals with authority and influence who will act as coaching advocates and remove roadblocks. These are often members of senior leadership or HR/Learning and Development leaders or other appropriate individuals
  • The training will be delivered in a format that is best suited for the organization, for example, on-site, remote or a blend. Delivery of the training will be efficient, cost-effective and convenient to maximize participation without putting undue hardships on participants or significantly disrupting business operations
  • Regardless of how the training is delivered, successful organizations adopt a program that is aligned with their needs and culture. The program will have a framework that makes it easy to learn and easy to apply so that it can be consistently delivered with reproducible results.

For a more in-depth look at this topic, join us in our next free webinar.


Webinar: How to bring Coaching Successfully to Your Organization

Organizations that introduce and embrace coaching are seeing positive and exciting results. But what is required to bring coaching to your organization and make it successful?

In our next webinar, we will discuss the fundamentals that should be in place prior to initiating a coaching program, how to select the best program to meet the needs of your organization and strategies for maximizing the benefits.

Topics we will cover include;

  • How to know if your organization is ready for coaching
  • What you need before starting
  • Where to start
  • How to keep it going
  • How to measure results
  • Success stories
  • Plenty of time for Q and A

Join us for this Free Webinar

Wednesday May 17, 2017

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern



Registration for Courses Now Open

We have several courses starting soon. Here is what is coming up.

Fast Track to ICF Credential – Starts April 26

Coaching Fundamentals™ – Starts April 26

5/5/5 Coaching Skills™ – Starts May 1

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Train the Trainer™ – Starts June 7

Click on the course name to view more details and register.


Is Your Organization Ready for Coaching?


This month we are focusing on Coaching within Organizations. Before implementing any new program, it is important to assess your organization’s readiness. Here are a few areas to check off before embarking on a coaching skills development program for your organization.

  • The business need that that has led us to consider implementing a coaching skills development program has been clearly defined
  • The necessary stakeholders are on-board and will actively advocate for the program
  • The resources (time, dollars, personnel etc.) necessary to ensure success are known and available
  • Employee learning and development is supported throughout the organization
  • A culture of individual empowerment exists

Want more tips, don’t forget to join our free webinar: How to bring Coaching Successfully to Your Organization.


Coach Resource Corner

We provide many resources to support coaches at all levels. On our website, you can find blog articles, educational videos, webinar recordings and more under Coaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often. Recently added (and available for download):

  • Making It as a Coach: Strategies for Success
  • Becoming a Coaching Educator
  • Determining the Impact of a Coaching Skills Development Program in the Healthcare Setting
  • Guide to Coach Certification
  • Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment

Did you know?

COTBx offers Immersive Coaching Skills Development Programs
for Organizations

These programs, delivered specifically for your organization, are designed to accelerate learning and uptake. Programs are offered in on-site, virtual and blended formats.




If you have questions about coaching, certification, courses or more, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to schedule 1:1 time with Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder, or fill out our contact form!



Join the Conversation

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