Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Dr. Pamela Van Dyke for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.
Dr. Van Dyke is a Managing Principal at The Van Dyke Resource Group and is a Human Capital Consultant, an Executive Coach, a Team and Group Coach, an Author, a Speaker and a Leading Generation Y Specialist. For more than 25 years Pam has been helping individuals, teams and organizations define and reach their goals. Pam started her career in behavioral healthcare where she was a practicing therapist for 13 years. For the last several years, she has worked at the executive level of organizations in a variety of capacities. Her corporate experience has included financial and insurance services, manufacturing, aerospace, and healthcare. Working for Fortune 500 companies such as Tenet Healthcare, Baylor Healthcare, American Airlines, Bell Helicopter, American International Group (AIG) and Tenet Healthcare, she has held executive level positions in Human Resources, Talent and Leadership Development, Organization Development, Employee Engagement and Quality and Risk Management.
Pam has a passion for helping others connect the dots, whether personally or professionally. Pam’s diverse background in behavioral health, fortune 500 companies and academia, provides her with a unique and rich blend to understand the needs of others and the complex dynamics in which they find themselves. For the past fifteen years Pam has been an Adjunct Instructor at several universities teaching both virtually and on Campus. Currently, she teaches at Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business located in Dallas, Texas and virtually at Colorado State University-Global Campus. Pam, a life-long learner, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Education, a Masters of Arts in Healthcare Management, a Masters of Arts in Human and Organizational Development and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems.
In this episode of the podcast, Pam introduces listeners to the P.E.R.F.O.R.M. team and group coaching model that emerged from her doctoral dissertation work on virtual group and team coaching. The acronym stands for: P - Participant Selection; E - Elements of Group Process; R - Regular Cadence; F - Facilitation Skills; O - Organization and Logistics; R - Results Orientation; M - Medium. These 7 foundational elements provide team and group coaches with a strong platform and a frame of reference for their coaching. Other themes explored in the episode include: the emergence of team and group coaching as bona fide coaching disciplines; differentiating team, group and peer coaching; working in an emergent way as a coach vs. "cookie cutter" approaches; lengths of team coaching engagements as well as frequency; coaching the process vs. coaching the individuals; the need for dialogue among team coaches in order to develop the field and more. Pam also shares two stories from her coaching practice: one involving an executive team and one a newly promoted leaders team. The episode is rich with a balance of theory, research and practical tips and will help new as well as experienced team and group coaches take their coaching game to the next level!