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The Team Coaching Zone Podcast: Coaching | Teams | Leadership

Join Carissa Bub--Host of Season 2 of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast--and today's leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches as we explore the art and science of team coaching in communities and organizations. Discover how team coaching can accelerate team development and performance, can foster the development of leadership cultures, can drive organizational change and more. Tune in for interviews with team coaching experts. Hear stories of "hits and misses" and essential lessons learned from conducting real team coaching engagements. Discover practical tools and resources to support your internal or external team coaching practice. The podcast is for new and experienced coaches, human resources and learning and development professionals, as well as leaders and managers of teams. Enter The Team Coaching Zone today!
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Now displaying: July, 2015
Jul 28, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Ethan Schutz for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Ethan Schutz is the President and CEO of The Schutz Company--a consulting and publishing company and provider of the LIFO Method and The Human Element approach.  Ethan promotes, encourages and directs the use, development and expansion of these bodies of work in the US.  Globally, he nurtures and grows the LIFO and Human Element communities, made up of practitioners and partners in over 30 countries.  He delivers training, coaching and in-depth practitioner training progams to support consultant excellence and creativity.  Ethan worked with his father Will Schutz, PhD, creator of FIRO theory and The Human Element--a body of work designed to improve individual, team and organizational effectiveness through self-awareness and direct, honest communication.  

Prior to assuming the President and CEO role of The Schutz Company in 2009, Ethan worked as a manager of training and development for Reuters; as an organizational development consultant for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and as the President of the Business Consultants Network.  Ethan also worked as an architect for a decade where he discovered his true passion around helping people work more effectively together.  Ethan holds a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from The University of California at Berkeley.

In this episode of the podcast Ethan introduces listeners to the FIRO-B and Human Element body of work pioneered by his father Will Schutz PhD and now extended by both himself as well as a global community of practitioiners.  The use of this well-tested and applied body of work is illuminated through stories of coaching teams. Ethan shares two stories from his practice--one a non-profit leadership team and another involving an action learning-based leadership development program in a hospital both grounded in The Human Element methodology. Some themes covered in the interview include: inclusion, control and openness in human relationships; compatibility in teams; rigidity and defensiveness in human interactions; decision-making in teams; process consultation; utilizing team coaching to embed training outcomes into the culture of organizations; becoming a Human Element Practitoner and more.

Team coaches looking for a tested method for helping individuals, teams and organizations become more effective may find The Human Element approach and tools right up their alley!

Jul 16, 2015

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!

Jul 9, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Kati Livingston for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Kati Livingston is a Managing Partner at Creative Management Systems, a consulting firm that helps organizations and teams adapt to changing conditions and re-engineer how they work together.  She holds a Master’s in Adult Development and Psychology from Harvard University and is certified in Executive Coaching from Columbia University. Her coaching interest is in partnering with professionals to build effective relationships. Even in a world of increasing globalization and reliance on technology, Kati sees human interaction as a core competency to lead, motivate, connect and build trust with clients and colleagues.  She teaches two courses in Harvard Extension School’s Master’s in Management program, titled “Creating and Leading Team Dynamics” and “Leading Through Change.” She also designs and delivers executive education programs for financial advisors on the Harvard campus.  Prior to her work in organizational development Kati earned a Master’s in Art History and often brings works of art into business presentations to spark thought and reflection.  Kati has been a Big Sister volunteer since 2000 and still regularly sees her Little Sister Felicia, now a 23-yr old college graduate.  

In this episode Kati shares insights from her research, teaching and practice in using "metaphor" as a vehicle to foster understanding and transformation in leadership and team coaching.  Themes covered in the interview include: metaphors as devices for framing, fostering awareness and facilitating behavior change; techniques for using metaphor in leadership and team coaching; some metaphors that often surface in coaching; resources to further study team coaching and more.  Kati also shares two stories from her own coaching practice that illuminate how she leverages metaphor in her work.  One is a story from her leadership coaching practice and another from her team coaching practice.

This episode is inspiring and provides both new and experienced team coaches with some super practical tips and techniques that will help them take their team coaching practices to the next level!

Jul 2, 2015

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.

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