A Precursor to Coaching Professional Growth
A Breakout Session Delivered at the 2018 Coaching Summit
One of the most challenging aspects of a transformation is shifting mindsets from a “just tell me what to do” and “I’d better keep busy” check-the-box mindset toward a hunger for the personal and team development. At times practices can be constrained by a deliberate analytical and rational way of thinking.
Due to disappointments, discouragements, and conflicts in life many people become jaded regarding change efforts, seeing them as a method of manipulation. Without understanding how their core identity connects to the purposes of the enterprise in which they work, people find it easy to disconnect from a transformation.
Therefore a primary challenge in coaching people is to help them recognize the need to clearly understand their core identity, which is often clouded by a mood of resignation. This breakout session will demonstrate for coaches a method for creating this recognition, based on these commitments:
Check individual and enterprise core identity against purpose.
Understand the need for and practicing mindful observation.
Assess and help people navigate toward productive moods.
Focus on cultivating a contributor versus consumer mindset.
An introduction to how individual core identity relates to shared team core identity and unified enterprise purpose
Learn an approach for empowering individuals to recognize the need to develop a focused core identity, practicing three steps designed to promote this recognition
Gain an awareness of the need to assess moods
Coaches learn the method through role-playing throughout the breakout session, and were encouraged to take the exercise back to their enterprise.