Join Dr. Krister Lowe and two leading organizational coaches--Nancy Alexander and Ethan Hanabury--for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.
Nancy Alexander is a Principal at Nancy Alexander Consulting and is an executive coach, facilitator and consultant. Nancy has a distinguished background with experience in marketing, strategic planning and new product and service development with Procter and Gamble and American Express where she specialized in expansion, turnarounds and repositioning. After serving as a Vice President at Bank of America, she became a social innovator and eco-entrepreneur and founded one of the first green companies in Connecticut, inventing a business in a declining, generic industry and achieving twice the industry average customer retention rate through eco-friendly products and services, brand differentiation and loyalty, and creative communication. Her work earned national press attention and was featured in Joline Godfrey’s book, Our Wildest Dreams: Women Making Money, Having Fun, Doing Good. Nancy holds a BA degree in Sociology, an MBA from Yale and a MA in Women's Studies from Southern Connecticut State University.
Ethan Hanabury is a team leadership expert and executive coach, and was a higher education leader and senior administrator. He is an award-winning executive coach, top management team expert, and executive education pioneer. Ethan brings 28 years of experience and perspective as a senior leader and educator to his coaching practice. As Senior Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, he led the teams that brought #1 rankings to the School’s Executive MBA and Executive Education programs; raised student satisfaction levels to record levels; and fostered a learning community that nourished tens of thousands of young women and men to achieve their professional goals. When he transitioned in 2011, Columbia Business School recognized his legacy by naming one of the graduating student awards in his honor for perpetuity. Previous to his deanship at Columbia, Ethan was a product manager with Unilever and a CPA with Arthur Andersen. Ethan holds an MBA from Columbia University and also is a graduate of Columbia's Coaching Intensive Program.
In this episode, Nancy and Ethan share their perspectives on co-team coaching together and explore a recent engagement with a team in the higher education arena. Themes covered in the episode include: the importance of shared values among co-team coaches; the value of co-team coaching over and above working solo; innovative data feedback strategies in team coaching; building trust in teams; experimentation and innovation in team coaching; techniques for helping teams develop practical action strategies and more.
The episode is chock full of practical tips and best practices that both new and experienced team coaches will find valuable.