Professional coaching teaches you to understand the ‘why’ behind what we are naturally good at and enjoy. The Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment was created because we all work optimally when using our personal strengths. Prior to beginning ‘Strengths’ coaching, you will take the Gallup Assessment to show your 34 Talents and Strengths. We look at all 34 strengths, to find your personal contributions, needs, triggers, and overuse patterns. You will see that not only are each one of us unique, we each see the world through our personal top 10-12 strengths and values.
This gives you an overall understanding of your personal worldview, language use, and passions. We will spend time designing a plan to cultivate your talents into strengths, and how to leverage them in your leadership role. We will also examine your ‘blind spot’, or the place your weaknesses converge, to understand how it intrudes on your personal balance, but we do not waste energy trying to alleviate weaknesses. Strengths based coaching focuses instead on finding balance across multiple areas of your life, and on growing your strengths to become a stronger leader and lead a more conscious, intentional career path.
Team cohesion is essential for an effective workplace. Team coaching can use strengths coaching, John Maxwell leadership principles, and often times both. Team coaching focuses on creating interdependence, transparency, and cohesion in teams, leadership or otherwise.
Team coaching uses Mastermind groups, usually based on one of John Maxwell’s world-renowned leadership books. You will gain increased understanding of your co-workers, leadership theory, and you benefit from increased insight and momentum. We choose the specific book for your Masterminds based on informed discovery, so the material will meet your current needs or pain points.
I am certified to facilitate Mastermind Groups, teach, or train using the following John Maxwell materials:
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Leadership Off the Wall
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
Developing Leaders Around You
Becoming A Person of Influence
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
How to Be a R.E.A.L. Success
Put Your Dreams To the Test
15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
The John Maxwell Team Leadership Game
This is a new, unique experience for your leaders and potential leaders. It helps each player see and defend actual decisions and views they hold around specific situations or concepts, in a non-threatening and fun environment. It is a great tool to find the leadership potential when examining possible promotions and leadership succession. The content of the game is directly drawn from decisions and situations that John Maxwell discusses in his books. Playing the game prior to a Mastermind session gives clarity to issues within the team that need to be addressed.
Professional coaching is for those looking to jump-start their careers, increase team understanding, or provide momentum for growth as a leader. Leadership is influence, and requires stewardship of time, resources, and energy. Coaching increases effectiveness and engagement for leadership, their team, and the entire company, and all are allowed to thrive in their area of strength.