What can we learn from the past and present of team coaching in order to understand its future? What role will team coaching play in helping build 21st century organizations that are fit for purpose? What challenges and opportunities currently face team coaching as an emergent niche area within the larger coaching field? Tune in to this special episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to find out!
This episode features a replay of a panel discussion on "The Past, Present and Future of Team Coaching" that was held on October 20, 2016 at the 2nd International Columbia University Coaching Conference which took place in New York City. The session was co-moderated by Dr. Krister Lowe (Host of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast (www.TeamCoaching Zone.com) and Dr. Sandra Hayes--an expert in Adult Learning, Leadership and Coaching. 7 key thought leaders and pioneers in team coaching were featured on the panel including: Jennifer Britton, David Clutterbuck, Marita Fridjhon, Dr. Peter Hawkins, DJ Mitsch, Phillip Sandhal, and Dr. Ruth Wageman. The panelists participated remotely via the Zoom meeting platform.
The session explored 3 broad questions:
1) What was the Zeitgeist that led these pioneers to contribute to the emergence of the team coaching field?
2) What key lessons learned stand out for each of the pioneers as result of their work coaching teams in organizations?
3) What are some of the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the future for the field of Team Coaching?
If you are interested in understanding more about the Past, Present and Future of team coaching then this is an episode that you will not want to miss! For episode Show Notes go to: www.TeamCoachingZone.com/Past_Present_Future_Team_Coaching. For a video-based version of this episode go to The Team Coaching Zone channel on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i3fb6RLnTcI
What can the millennial generation of team coaches teach us about teams, teaming and team coaching? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to find out! In this episode host Dr. Krister Lowe explores this topic with Yehudi Meshchaninov--a millennial team coach and the Founder of Leadership Labs NYC.
In the episode Yehudi shares his journey to team coaching beginning as a Rabbinical student where he was interested in exploring spiritual traditions; to discovering positive psychology and pursuing a master's degree; to working in education reform in New York City schools; to starting Leadership Labs NYC where he has been consulting to tech startups, boutique consulting firms and small businesses as a team coach; to pursuing an interdisciplinary doctorate at Columbia University in Adult Learning, Leadership and Organizational Psychology.
Some themes explored in this episode include: the role of learning in an age of constant change; Millennial values and how they are pushing a desire to bring the whole person to work; rapid iteration, sub-optimizing and learning in context; the role of spirituality in work; influences on Yehudi's approach to team coaching including structuralism (organizational psychology) developmentalism (adult learning and leadership); using video feedback in coaching and more. Yehudi also shares four stories coaching teams that reveal some powerful lessons learned and practical tips for team coaches.
This is a fun, inspiring and thought-provoking episode that you are not going to want to miss! Tune into today and get ready to take your team coaching practice to the next level!
How can you make team coaching as simple, sticky and fun as possible? And why is that critically important? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast with Rob Bier--Founder of 6:30 Partners and Executive and Team Coach--to find out.
Rob Bier has coached full-time for seven years. His background makes him equally comfortable working with the soft and the hard sides of business and people challenges. Prior to becoming a coach Rob served as founder and CEO of two private equity-backed companies in financial services, and previous to that he was a partner in Monitor Group, the strategy consulting firm.
Rob studied coaching with Professor Chris Argyris of the Harvard Business School, at the Coaches Training Institute, and with Nancy Kline of Time to Think. He has an engineering degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
In this podcast episode, Rob shares his journey from graduate school in the United States, to working with the Monitor Group in the UK, to building his own leadership team in a financial services company that he started in the Netherlands, to moving to Singapore and establishing 6:30 Partners.
Themes explored in the podcast include: connecting team coaching to business performance; team coaching in Asia; three guiding principles for team coaching: simplicity, stickiness and fun; the positivity-productivity framework by Team Coaching International; the white-water rafting metaphor of team coaching; and using “The Thinking Environment” from Nancy Kline to create psychological safety and surface hidden conflict.
Rob shares two stories from his team coaching practice: a success story with the leadership team of a tech startup; and a semi-failure that surfaced conflict too quickly. He also discusses his thoughts on the future of team coaching and shares a number of tips and resources including: "Time to Think" by Nancy Kline; use of the VoxVote app; Patrick Lencioni's books The 5 Dysfunctions and The Advantage, and more. He also telegraphs his own book, "The Big Ride," which will be coming out in 2017.
This is a rich episode that all new as well as experienced team coaches will not want to miss! Tune in today to begin taking your team coaching practice to the next level!