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Dec 18, 2017

Where should teams begin to start building momentum and a thriving culture? Can meetings really be disrupted to become spaces of genuine productivity and value creation?  How can teams create a culture of shared ownership for meeting success?

Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and today’s featured guests Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Tai Tsao to explore these and other compelling topics on this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone podcast!  Mamie Kanfer Stewart is CEO and Founder of Meeteor, a collaboration company that helps organizations builds strong, healthy cultures in which people thrive. Tai Tsao is Change Management and Customer Success Lead at Meeteor.

Some themes explored on the podcast include:

  • How teams can build momentum by disrupting their meetings culture
  • Mamie and Tai’s new book Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings
  • The origins of the company and its name Meeteor: “Meetings with Impact”
  • Insights into pitching team coaching to clients
  • Meeteor’s 8 dimension team effectiveness model and tool: Balance, Communication, Change Agility, Common Vision and Direction, Accountability, Shared Support, Meaningful Engagement, and Trust
  • Meeteor’s approach to working with teams: assessment; 2 week sprints including training, coaching and action modules for 2 to 4 months; sustaining new habits and change
  • Meeteor’s approach to meetings: tips and techniques for before, during and after team meetings
  • Desired outcomes, time management, agendas, notes, using tools and technologies and more to increase meeting effectiveness
  • Research showing that 30% of meeting time is wasted due to inefficiencies
  • A case example of how Meeteor helped a stone masonry company transform its team and organizational culture and how that impacted customers

All team members, team leaders and team coaches will find this episode essential listening for transforming team meetings and more.  Join the movement for creating better meetings! Tune in today and let Mamie and Tai take your team coaching practice to the next level.  For episode show notes and more go to: https://www.TeamCoachingZone.com/meeteor.

Learn more about Meeteor:

If you're using twitter to push content you can mention Mamie and Tai @mamieks and @taitsao. Their respective websites are http://www.mamieks.com and http://www.taitsao.com

Dec 5, 2017

Can games help accelerate forming, learning and performance in teams? Is there more to playing games than just fun and entertainment? How can team coaches, facilitators and trainers incorporate games into their team interventions?

Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and today’s featured guests Bradley Albright (Managing Partner and Founder of Escape Entertainment and Vitality Teaming) and Sarah Raccuglia (Learning and Development Professional with Vitality Teaming) to explore these and other interesting topics on this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast!

Some themes explored in the Zone this week include:

  • Brad’s journey from officer in the US Army, to investment banker with JP Morgan, to serial entrepreneur in technology, renewable energy and now to gaming.
  • Sarah’s background in Organizational Psychology, somatic leadership and research on dolphins.
  • Purposeful games as vehicles of training and coaching
  • The surfacing of team dynamics and individual preferences through games
  • Task vs. process in teams
  • Emergent and distributed leadership through game simulation
  • Helping, caring and collaboration behaviors in teams
  • 3 Game Form Factors: escape rooms, mobile cases, large group games
  • Time length of games and team size considerations
  • The origins of escape games in Asia
  • Designing collaborative games
  • Integrating assessments into the gaming experience
  • Using games with teams at scale
  • The role of coaching, facilitation and training with team games
  • Generational and other diversity effects on game experiences
  • Flow states: the neuroscience of play, creativity, engagement, flow

Looking to add some fun and spice to your team coaching engagements? Dive into the world of Vitality Teaming with Brad Albright and Sarah Raccuglia and let them help you take your team coaching game to the next level! This is an episode that you will surely not want to miss!

Nov 27, 2017

Can team coaching serve as a vehicle for leadership development in addition to generating better business results? How does team coaching create collaborative energy across teams and organizations? What happens when team coaches slow down the action in order to allow moments of truth to surface? Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and today’s featured guest Dr. Hilary Lines to explore these and other interesting topics on this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone podcast!

Dr. Hilary Lines is a Founding Partner at Touchpoint Leaders where she is a practicing Executive and Team Coach. She is also a Faculty Member in team coaching at the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), and a co-author of the book Touchpoint Leadership: Creating Collaborative Energy Across Teams and Organizations (with Jacqui Scholes-Rhodes). Themes covered in this episode include:

  • Lines’ journey from business researcher to HR professional working with R&D teams, to leadership development and change management consultant and later to Head of Partner Development at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting, to leadership coach and consultant at IBM, to leading her own Executive and Team Coaching business and becoming a Faculty Member at the Academy of Executive Coaching.
  • Teams as nested entities
  • “Leadership at the Touchpoint” as first described in Touchpoint Leadership: Creating Collaborative Energy Across Teams and Organizations (Lines and Scholes-Rhodes) that spans individual, team and organizational coaching
  • Organizations as networks of relationships; relationships as the prime source of value creation in organizations
  • Team coaching as a vehicle for leadership development and creating collaborative energy
  • Leadership as residing in the relationships between individuals, teams and organizational systems
  • Hilary Lines and John Leary-Joyce’s forthcoming book on Systemic Team Coaching
  • Story of coaching a team in a professional services firm
  • The role of team leaders in team coaching engagements
  • Moments of choice as team coaches: Slowing down the action in order to surface moments of truth 
  • Coaching individuals on the team in addition to the team and the team leader
  • Team coaching as a learning process
  • Insights into the training of team coaches: the What, the How and the Who
  • Trends in the team coaching industry
  • Resources for team coaches and more…

This is yet another episode chock full of learning gems for team coaches. Get into the Team Coaching Zone today and let Dr. Hilary Lines help you take your team coaching practice to the next level! To learn more about Dr. Hilary Lines visit: www.TouchpointLeaders.com. For episode show notes and more information on team coaching go to: www.TeamCoachingZone.com.

Nov 20, 2017

How do we more fully integrate the "being" aspect of team coaching with the "doing"? What are the essential competencies that need to be internalized to successfully coach teams? How do we accelerate our learning as team coaches and as a team coaching community? Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and today’s featured guest Georgina Woudstra to explore these and other compelling topics on this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast.

Georgina Woudstra is an ICF Master Certified Coach and Principal & Founder of the Executive Coach Studio (http://www.executivecoachstudio.com/). She has over 20 years of experience and specializes in coaching chief executives and senior leadership. She also trains team coaches through the Executive Coach Studio's Diploma in Team Coaching Mastery.

Some themes explored in this episode include:

  • Georgina’s journey as a successful entrepreneur, her dive into the field of coaching and her development into coaching teams
  • Coaching competencies needed to successfully coach teams
  • Coaching presence
  • Additional roles one may play that are separate from coaching and Georgina's stance on maintaining a “pure” coaching role
  • Coaching the team 80-90% of the time
  • How coaches use control and structure to manage anxiety vs. actually coaching the team
  • The coach's relationship with the team leader and team
  • Case example that shifted her team coaching practice from structure to emergence
  • Her lessons learned on becoming a reflective practitioner by journaling and looking inward
  • Process consultation and systemic team coaching
  • How to accelerate your learning as team coach
  • 4 module Diploma in Team Coaching Mastery
  • Forming team coaching learning communities
  • The relational element of team coaching as an emerging trend
  • Reflections on the market need for team coaching and the importance of self-as-instrument

This is a great episode for coaches interested in learning how to navigate the art of team coaching. Georgina strikes at the heart of team coaching and creates a compelling case for the importance of the “being” of a team coach. This is an episode you will surely not want to miss!

Oct 30, 2017

How do we coach across individuals, teams and systems to drive organizational change? Is it possible to be both an internal leader and an organizational coach at the same time? Do team coaches need to be subject matter experts in the content of what the teams are working on?

Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and today’s featured guest Phillip Cave to explore these and other compelling topics on this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast. Phillip Cave is a Life and Organizational Fulfillment Coach and a Senior Manager at Accenture. He is a people and organizational transformation leader with more than 27 years of experience creating himself, technology startups and coaching organizations. His experience in software engineering, leadership and product management shifted to professional life coaching which results in cultural shifts in Fortune 50 companies.

Some themes explored in this episode include:

  • Phillip’s journey from photographer to software developer, to becoming a leader and manager of teams and people, to becoming an organizational coach.
  • Metaphor of a chiropractor: creating alignment across teams, leaders and organizations
  • Forces driving the shift to new forms of organizational design and effectiveness: 1) agile movement and 2) humanness
  • Coaching as a vehicle to help individuals and systems emerge
  • Engaging leaders around their willingness to lead transformation: both the “being” as well as the “doing” aspects
  • Coaching leaders to see themselves as part of the system and not apart from it
  • The Lean Change Canvas
  • Role of the coach to act as a mirror to help the organization “see itself”
  • Case example: building a new commerce platform over the course of 1 year with a team of 70 at Starbucks
  • Coaching the “team’s voice”
  • Being part of the leadership team as an internal director and organizational coach at the same time
  • Challenging teams to embody roles like “scrum master” as a function distributed across the team rather than as a job owned by one person
  • Team Performance Model: resource form coaching teams across the lifecycle
  • The emergence of the “Management Coach” job in companies
  • Learning how to be a catalyst of people
  • The merging of worlds: technology + learning and development
  • Coaching organizational design and effectiveness
  • Reflections on the future of organizational coaching and more

This is a great episode for coaches interested in understanding how organizational coaching is adapting in order to stay relevant in an era of disruptive organizational change. This is an episode you will surely not want to miss!

Sep 28, 2017

How is work changing and how do we design organizations to be fit for purpose in the knowledge and collaboration economy? How do we form and equip teams to balance capability with infinite demand? How do we coach teams for emergence?

Tune in this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe explores these and other compelling questions with featured guest Gabe Abella--an Organizational Coach and Vice President in Global Technology at JP Morgan Chase and an accredited Kanban trainer.

Themes covered in the podcast include:

• Gabe’s journey from project and program manager to organizational coach

• Fundamental shifts occurring in how we approach and organize work in the knowledge and collaboration economy

• Understanding 3 Natures: 1) the nature of the work the team is doing, 2) the nature of the organization, 3) the nature of the environment/market

• The infinite backlog and the finite team: balancing capability with demand

• Kanban – Lean; visual management system; seeing the flow of work; “look at the board” or signal card; an improvement method

• Problem-solving as a biological process: iterative cycles and learning

• The invisibility of knowledge work

• Collocated vs. distributed teams

• Team formation for organizational realignments

• Skills vs. roles and motivation in team formation

• Being invisible as a team coach

• Use of simulation prior to engaging in real work in order to reduce learning anxiety

• Fitness for Purpose Framework

• Diffusion of Innovation

• Flow Lab – experiential simulation to overcome efficiency mindset and more

• Reflections on the ongoing coaching of teams and scaling agile

• Implications of agile coaching for non-software teams

• Coaching for emergence

• Tons of great resources for team coaches and more!

The Agile movement is disrupting organizations and our approaches to working, learning and teaming. All team coaches need to increase their own agility and to be fit for purpose themselves in order to compete in the knowledge and collaboration economy. Tune in to this episode and let Gabe Abella help you elevate your team coaching game today!

Sep 21, 2017

How does arts-based learning rapidly transform culture and performance in teams and organizations? What is the relationship between creative thinking, collaboration and innovation? What research evidence exists to support incorporating arts-based learning in teams? How can these processes be scaled up in organizations?

Tune in to this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews special guest Harvey Seifter to explore these and other compelling topics.  Harvey Seifter is Founder and Director of Art of Science Learning (www.artofsciencelearning.org) and Principal Investigator of its two National Science Foundation grants and is one of the world’s leading authorities on organizational creativity and arts‐based learning.

Themes explored in the podcast include:

  • Harvey’s journey from classically trained musician to author to Founder of the Art of Science Learning
  • Harvey’s experience at the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and his 2001 book Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World’s Only Conductorless Orchestra
  • Convening the field of arts-based learning in business
  • Metaforming (symbolic modelling)
  • 2012 $2.8 million grant from National Science Foundation exploring arts-based learning, innovation and business
  • -The development of an arts-based innovation process and curriculum
  • The creation of 3 innovation incubators: San Diego, Chicago, Worcester
  • Teaching innovation through doing it: research on 29 cross-disciplinary teams; 22 teams after 1 year went to market (products, processes, services)
  • The core skills of innovation as well as phases
  • Approaches to infusing arts-based approaches: music, improv, movement, conducting, drawing, sketching
  • Wicked problems as failures of imagination
  • Experimental research: randomized and controlled study of arts-based learning and innovation in teams:
  • 2 phases of innovation: 1) what is the problem and 2) how do we solve it: each with a converge and diverge component
  • The linkage between divergent thinking, convergent thinking, business results and culture change
  • Using research and data to bring arts from the fringes into the center of business processes
  • A story of applying arts-based learning to foster creativity with 22 startups within a Fortune 500 organization
  • The future of innovation, arts-based learning and wicked problems

This is an episode that truly all teams, team leaders, and team coaches cannot afford to miss!  For show notes and more great information and resources on team coaching go to: http://www.teamcoachingzone.com/

Aug 29, 2017

How does team coaching contribute to team effectiveness and the diffusion of organizational learning? What is the state of research on team coaching? How can team coaches leverage research to inform practice? Tune in to this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast to explore these fundamental questions that strike at the heart of the efficacy of team coaching. Melissa Sayer is a Team & Executive Coach for Performance Hub and a Doctoral Student of team coaching at the University of Portsmouth. Colm Murphy is a Business Coach for teams & leaders for Dynamic Leadership Development Limited and a Doctoral Student of team coaching at the University of Portsmouth as well.

Themes covered in the podcast include:

-How Colm & Melissa teamed up to contribute to both team coaching scholarship & practice

-Colm’s dissertation topic: how team coaching contributes to team effectiveness

-Melissa’s dissertation topic: how team coaching contributes to organizational learning

-The research-practice gap in the team coaching field

-Lack of stakeholder voice in team coaching evaluation measures

-The imbalance of current research focusing on leadership teams vs. other types of teams -Team coaching as a learning partnership

-Teams as central to the diffusion of learning in organizations

-The critical role of coaching as a vehicle for facilitating the “transfer of learning”

-The 4 I’s of Learning Transfer: Intuiting, Interpreting, Integrating and Institutionalizing

-The wide body of research on team effectiveness and how to measure it

-Kirkpatrick’s 4 levels of learning evaluation

-Learning in real time via team coaching

-Defining and differentiating team coaching

-Bringing one’s whole self as a team coach

-3 evolutionary metaphors for teams: machine, family, system

-Team coaching as an emergent process

-Case examples and lessons learned from coaching real teams

-And more!

Now that the Fall semester is getting underway, it’s time for team coaches to head back to school and get their learning on as well! Tune in to this episode and let Melissa and Colm help you take your scholarship and practice in the area of team coaching to the next level!

Aug 18, 2017

How does the shift from the knowledge economy to the collaboration economy impact how we coach leaders and teams in organizations? How can peer group coaching, team coaching and guided mentoring support this shift? Tune in for this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone podcast with guest Glain Roberts-McCabe to explore these and other interesting topics and questions. Glain Roberts-McCabe is the Founder & President of The Roundtable--a group & team coaching organization based in Toronto, Canada where leaders cultivate their leadership together.

Some themes covered in this podcast include:

-Glain’s journey from line leader to classroom trainer to focusing on business development to group and team coaching and then to founding The Roundtable 10 years ago

-Peer group coaching, team coaching and guided mentoring in organizations

-Addressing high potentials who are at risk of derailment and how they can coach and learn together

-The shift from the knowledge economy to the collaborative economy

-The hunger for belonging & connectivity in Gen X and the Millennials

-The shift to collaborative and collective leadership

The Roundtable: a group coaching program targeting leadership development

-Use of Feedforward in group coaching

-Why coaching leaders in groups is often more powerful than coaching leaders alone one-to-one: seeing people in context

-Flipping the classroom approach: how to augment group coaching with training modules

-Size, length and frequency of group coaching sessions

-How to use a twist on mastermind groups using peer coaching

-Upping the coaching skills of group members

-The story of an award winning program delivered at PepsiCo by The Roundtable

Using group coaching to help leaders and managers learn how to coach their own teams

-Team coaching as a guise or stealth approach for leadership development

-Guided group mentoring: coaching leaders to mentor groups

-Accordion approach to team coaching: working with the team and the individual

-The innovative structure of The Roundtable company: advisory council, 1-day conference, members

-Great resources at www.GoRoundtable.com

The Roundtable approach is a best-in-class role model for how coaches can help organizations transform their approach to learning and also with the dramatic shift to the collaboration economy. This is an episode you cannot afford to miss!

Aug 9, 2017

What are the most powerful factors that predict team effectiveness? How much do the designing, launching and coaching phases influence team effectiveness? Tune in to this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast for a round table conversation with Dr Ruth Wageman, Pauline Willis and Dr. Krister Lowe to explore how the TDS Survey and the 6 Conditions of Team Effectiveness answer these and other important topics facing teams in today’s organizations. Dr. Ruth Wageman is a thought leader and practitioner in the area of teams and team effectiveness, the author of Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes To Make Them Great and one of the Creators of the Team Diagnostic Survey along with Dr. Richard Hackman. Pauline Willis is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, coach-mentor and thought leader in executive and team coaching with Lauriate, Ltd and the Coaching and Mentoring Network. Dr. Krister Lowe is an Organizational Psychologist, an executive and team coach and the Founder of the Team Coaching Zone, LLC.

In this episode of the podcast, show guests share their journey and mission to bring the TDS Survey and the 6 Conditions of Team Effectiveness to the marketplace in order to increase team effectiveness in organizations and communities Themes covered in this episode include:

-Origins of the TDS survey and framework
-The 6 Conditions of Team Effectiveness: 3 Essentials (Real Team, Compelling Purpose, Right People) & 3 Enablers (Sound Structure, Supportive Organizational Context, Team Coaching)
-Chronology and sequencing of the 6 conditions
-3 Key Task Processes: Effort, Strategy, Knowledge & Skill
-3 Team Effectiveness Outcomes: Task Performance, Group Process, Member Satisfaction
-How the TDS helps predict up to 80% of a team’s effectiveness
-The 60-30-10 rule of team intervention: Designing, Launching and Coaching phases of teams
-Abundance of poorly designed teams
-Upcoming launch of the the Team Diagnostic Survey
-Stories/Applications using the TDS Survey with real-world teams: with team leaders: the team leader as team coach; leadership teams that struggle with purpose and being a real team; the limits of training teams in soft skills and using personality assessments to increase performance; using personality assessments with team diagnostics in teams; teams vs. teaming; lessons applying the TDS when working with rapid teams; team of teams – using the TDS with multiple teams within an organization as well as partnering across organizations in an industry (e.g. healthcare); critical teams and change teams; reinventing organizations through transforming teams; supervision of team coaches; collaborative leadership teams; self-governing teams and more

This episode is essential listening for all team coaches who are seeking to understand the most powerful levers that drive team effectiveness as well as a measurement instrument that can help teams create the conditions for success. Tune in today and take your team coaching practice to the next level!

Aug 2, 2017

How does learning influence action and action influence learning in teams? How can coaches help teams leverage learning to solve complex problems in organizations? Tune in to this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast to learn how special guest Dr. Peter Cauwelier leverages Action Learning to help organizations embed teaming and learning into their cultures. Peter Cauwelier, PhD is Chief Team Connector at TEAM.AS.ONE, Managing Director at ASIO Consulting, and Managing Director at the World Institute for Action Learning (Thailand). On the podcast Peter shares his journey from his origins in Belgium, to his move to Thailand 26 years ago, to his more than 20 years of experience leading multi-cultural teams in Asia in various operations management roles in the manufacturing sector, to his transition to becoming a Master Action Learning Coach and to his founding of ASIO Consulting and serving as the Managing Director of the World Institute of Action Learning.

Themes explored in the episode include:

-Action learning as a problem solving methodology for helping teams work on real complex problems

-The dynamic and reciprocal relationship between learning and action

-How to balance taking action with learning

-How Peter engages CEOs and Senior Leaders to let him use Action Learning on their most complex problems

-Applying Action Learning in ad hoc teams, intact teams and with leaders

-Stories of hits and misses applying Action Learning in a variety of teams and organizations

-Scaling Action Learning with multiple teams

-Embedding Action Learning within organizations and to foster teaming cultures

-Peter’s E-Book: Team-As-One: When A Team Connects

-A conference on teams that Peter is organizing in Chiang Mai, Thailand in November 2018

-And more!

This episode is essential listening for all team coaches who are seeking to unleash the power of learning to transform teams and drive organizational change. Tune in today and let Dr. Peter Cauwelier help you take your team coaching practice to the next level!

Jul 21, 2017

How can companies address the intersection of technology, complexity and humanity in order to be “ready” for the 21st century?   How can we change mindsets and an organization’s “operating system” in order to foster continuous and participatory change? Tune in to this week’s featured episode of the Team Coaching Zone podcast where special guest Aaron Dignan shares his views on these and other important questions challenging today’s organizations. Aaron Dignan is the Founder of The Ready—an organization design and transformation partner that helps organizations change the way they work.

In this episode of the podcast, Aaron shares his journey to founding The Ready and his mission to changing how the world works by examining and transforming how we show up, organize, team and get things done in organizations. Some themes explored in the episode include:

  • 3 forces influencing companies and the future of our species: technology, complexity, humanity
  • “Operating Systems” as a metaphor for seeing organizations as complex adaptive systems
  • Examining current tensions within an organization and how they can be transformed to drive continuous participatory change
  • The Operating System Canvas – 9 areas for organizational diagnosis and visioning
  • Services provided by The Ready
  • Two case examples of organizational intervention facilitated by The Ready: one involving decision making and transforming a company’s “meetings culture” and a second case involving an agile transformation
  • The role of emergence in organizational consultation and change
  • Dynamic teaming and more

As the world becomes increasingly complex and uncertain, traditional ways of organizing are holding us back. The Ready provides organizational design and transformation consultants and coaches with a vision as well as practical insights for how institutions can be reinvented to thrive as adaptive networks fit for the 21st century. This is an episode that all team coaches cannot afford to miss. Tune in today and get Ready to upgrade your game!

Jul 10, 2017

What forces are disrupting the nature of teaming in organizations? How can team coaches keep up with the pace of change in organizations? What opportunities exist beyond coaching high performing teams?  Tune in to this week's episode of the The Team Coaching Zone podcast with special guest Professor Hawkins to explore these and other compelling questions.

In this episode Professor Hawkins updates listeners on what he has been up to in the Team Coaching field since he last appeared 2 years ago in episode #019 of the TCZ podcast.  Themes covered in this episode include:

  • The recent release of the 3rd Edition of Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership
  • Forces disrupting the team coaching industry: threats and opportunities
  • Leadership about orchestrating the partnership ecosystem
  • Coaching partnerships, networks and relationships between teams
  • Creating teaming cultures
  • 4 Levels of Team Coaching: High Performing Team Coaching, System Team Coaching, Systemic Team Coaching, Ecosystemic Team Coaching
  • Coaching New Types of Teams: startup teams, cutting edge teams, black ops teams, red teams, shadow teams, teams of teams and more
  • Practical tips for coaching teams
  • Developing team coaches and more

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the great pioneers and thought leader in the team coaching field!  This is an episode you surely will not want to miss!

May 25, 2017

Is the goal of team coaching just about developing better performing teams? Can team coaching also help create better leaders in organizations and the world? How can team coaches balance the roles of coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant in team coaching? Tune in to this week's episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews Serhan Kuseyrioğlu--a Founder and Managing Partner at Elemental V based in Istanbul Turkey--to reveal the answer to these and other important questions.

In the episode Serhan shares her compelling story from studying dentistry to becoming a corporate executive in the pharmaceutical industry to discovering coaching and then to founding Elemental V. Themes explored in the episode include: -

Serhan's approach to creating Dream Teams

-Using team assessments in team coaching

-Kickoff workshops

-Frequency of team coaching sessions

-Embedding skills training in team coaching

-Team coaching as a vehicle for leadership development

-Pitching team coaching engagements to clients

-Co-team coaching

-A story of coaching a challenging team to becoming a Dream Team

-And more

Serhan models in an effortless way how coaching helps us to live more consciously and boldly. And she demonstrates how it also has the power to transform both our individual lives and businesses. This is an episode that all team coaches will surely not want to miss!

May 17, 2017

What can sailing on a tall ship teach us about increasing our leadership agility and building high performing teams? How can we as coaches and team coaches challenge both ourselves as well as our clients to bring more wholeness and purpose into modern organizations? Would reconnecting more closely with nature reinvigorate individual, team and organizational learning and performance and take us to new levels? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to explore these and other compelling questions.

In this episode, host Dr. Krister Lowe is joined by two colleagues and friends Eric Kohner--a master coach, a senior faculty member at the Coaches Training Institute and a pioneer in coach training and leadership development--and Pim Harder--an individual, team and systems coach who has been a pioneer in bringing coaching to the education and law enforcement sectors in the Netherlands.

On the show Eric, Pim and Krister share stories, insights and lessons learned from The Nautilus Experience--a recent leadership and team coach training program that they facilitated on the Wylde Swan tall ship as part of the England to Portugal leg of the 2017 Transatlantic Tall Ships Race and Regatta. Themes explored in the episode include: 1) Eric, Pim and Krister's 1-year journey in becoming a team and conceiving and delivering The Nautilus Program; 2) challenging the leadership and team coaching industry to engage the full human being through the 5 Knowledge Center framework including the Head (Reason), Heart (Emotion), Gut (Intuition), Groin (Passion), and Hands (Action); 3) the role of Nature as a 6th and unifying Knowledge Center; 3) stories of delivering the program on the Wylde Swan tall ship over the course of 2 weeks; 4) the story of how the program became called "The Nautilus Experience"; 5) insights about going through the stages of Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing as both a facilitation team as well as a learning community; and more. The Guys share more about the future of The Nautilus Experience as well as resources where listeners can learn more: www.TeamCoachingZone.com/Nautilus

Tune in and get inspired to take your team coaching practice to the next level!

May 8, 2017

Will artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies render coaches irrelevant? How can coaches embrace and integrate technology into their coaching practices rather than be freaked out or misguided by it? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews special guest Dr. Jonathan Kirschner--Founder and CEO of AIIR Consulting--to answer these and other important questions.

Dr. Jonathan Kirschner is Founder and CEO of AIIR Consulting, a Member of the AIIR Global Coaching Alliance, an Executive Coach and a Business Psychologist. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Religion from New York University and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. Jonathan leads a team of professionals at AIIR Consulting dedicated to helping clients achieve sustainable change through the AIIR Method--a place where business and psychology meet. In this episode of the podcast Dr. Kirschner shares his compelling journey to founding AIIR Consulting; AIIR's 4 stage method for driving sustainable change; how AIIR differentiates and scales coaching using technology; The Coaching Zone, Enterprise Coaching Manager and Team Zone platforms; AIIR's approach to Team Effectiveness; the essential dimensions of Team Culture and Team Productivity; AIIR's modular approach to team intervention and coaching; as well as stories coaching both client teams as well as teams within AIIR itself.

This is a rich episode that provides listeners with a range of useful tips and tools as well as a compelling vision for how coaches can remain relevant in an increasingly technology-augmented world. Dive into The Team Coaching Zone today and let Dr. Kirschner help you take your team coaching practice to the next level!

Mar 14, 2017

What can the Agile approach teach us about sustaining momentum in team coaching engagements? How do leaders and organizations need to evolve in order to enable a shift to agile teaming? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast with Host Dr. Krister Lowe and guests Art Pittman and Bob Costello to learn the answers to these and other intriguing questions.

Art Pittman is a Leadership Coach with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, an Agile Team Coach with the Eliassen Group and an Adjunct Staff at the Center for Creative Leadership. Bob Costello is a Senior Agile Coach with the Eliassen Group-an IT Staffing, Recruiting and Consulting Company. In the episode, Art and Bob share their insights about coaching leaders, teams and organizations to become more agile. Some themes covered include:
-Trends in agile
-The mainstreaming of agile
-The role of leaders in agile change
-The story of the Chicken and the Pig
-Shifting to team-based organizational designs in new companies vs. large established ones
-Factors that impact momentum in team coaching
-Complex adaptive systems and simple rules
-The role of norms in teams
-Team maturity and indicators of development
-Mindset in teams
-Vulnerability and psychological safety
-And more!

This is a rich episode brimming over with practical insights, tips and resources that all team coaches will surely not want to miss! Get in The Team Coaching Zone Today and start taking your team coaching practice to the next level!

Feb 28, 2017

What would be possible if schools and workplaces focused on cultivating people's strengths? Why is coaching the magic catalyst for unleashing the potential of strengths in individuals and teams? How can organizations move from a global average of 13% on engagement metrics to 70-80% through a strengths-based approach? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast with special guest Paul Allen--Global Strengths Evangelist with the Gallup organization--to explore these and other important questions.

In this episode of the podcast host Krister Lowe and TCZ partner George Johnson explore a range of themes with guest Paul Allen including:
1. Paul's journey from tech entrepreneur and Founder of Ancestry.com to joining the Gallup organization as a Global Strengths Evangelist.
2. Don Clifton and the origins of the strengths-based movement.
3. An introduction to the StrengthsFinder assessment and the 34 strengths.
4. Four strengths domains (Strategic, Execution, Relationship, Influence).
5. Coaching individuals and teams with a strengths-based focus.
6. How to approach weaknesses.
7. Stories of transforming individuals and teams through a strengths-based approach.
8. Reaching 1 billion people and 1 million coaches via StrengthsFinder.
9. Research on strengths and teams.
10. Why a strengths-based approach is needed in the world now.
11. How coaches can incorporate a strengths-based approach into their coaching practice.

This is an episode that all team coaches can't afford to miss! Tune in today and begin your journey to helping unleash the power of strengths to transform individuals, teams, organizations and even the world!

Feb 14, 2017

How can team coaches help project teams successfully deliver results? What makes team coaching an essential condition for teams working on "complex" vs. "complicated" projects? Can the project manager be the team's coach? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews special guest Tony Llewellyn on these and more thought-provoking questions!

Tony Llewellyn, M.Sc. is a team coach, the author of "Performance Coaching on Complex Projects: Influencing Behavior and Enabling Change," a Collaboration Director at Resolex, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster. Tony has a 30+ year background working on complex projects in the construction and real estate industries and for the past 5 years has been focusing on developing team coaching within the project management field.

In this episode of the podcast Tony shares:
1. His journey from working as a Director and Partner on complex projects to the field of team coaching.
2. Why team coaching is necessary for the evolution of the project management field at this time.
3. Challenges faced by project teams that require team coaching.
4. Tony's 5 Phase Team Coaching Model for Project Teams
5. Two stories applying the team coaching concepts on large construction projects.
6. Tony's 2016 book "Performance Coaching on Complex Projects: Influencing Behavior and Enabling Change"
7. His website and free resources: http://www.teamcoachingtoolkit.com/

This episode provides all those working in the project management arena with a compelling case for incorporating team coaching into the PM approach. It also provides all team coaches with some rich insights into managing complexity in teams, how to overcome some of the key pitfalls of complex projects, as well as how to capitalize on some of the opportunities that await those who dare to make the plunge into this arena. The is an episode that you will surely not want to miss! Tune in today and take your team coaching practice to the next level!

Jan 21, 2017

How do the unconscious dynamics of a team impact its ultimate performance? What are some practical ways that team coaches can enable the secret life of groups to support rather than thwart team effectiveness? Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and guest Christine Thornton--author of "Group and Team Coaching: The Secret Life of Groups"-- for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast to discover the answer to these and other important questions!

Themes explored in the episode include:
-Christine's journey into group analysis and group and team coaching
-The origins of group analysis
-6 practice elements from Group Analysis that inform team coaching (1. Attending to the Individual; 2. Nuances of Interpersonal Communication; 3. Attention to Context; 4. the Value of Multiple Perspectives; 5. Creative Incorporation of Difference; 6. Anxiety and Leadership Projections)
-A case example involving a leadership team
-Christine's book "Group and Team Coaching: The Secret Life of Groups" (2nd Edition)
-Christine's training programs and supervision groups for group and team coaches and more

All team coaches need a basic understanding of group dynamics in order to be able to "hold" a group for learning and performance to unfold. Dive in today and begin your journey into discovering the secret life of groups!

Jan 10, 2017

Why do some team coaching engagements seem to get traction and create magic while others peter out and fail to produce results? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast with Host Dr. Krister Lowe and special guest Dr. Richard Boyatzis to discover the answer to this important question.

Dr. Richard Boyatzis is the H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business, a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a Distinguished University University Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Using his well-established Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory, Richard Boyatzis, PhD, has continued to research how people and organizations engage in sustainable, desired change. The theory predicts how changes occur in different groups of human organizations, including team, community, country and global change. Ongoing research supporting this theory includes developing new and better measures of an individual’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence as well as studies that demonstrate the relationship between these abilities and performance. His latest research includes fMRI studies to establish neuro-endocrine arousal of coaching to the Positive Emotional Attractor and resonant leadership.

In this episode, laden with "value bombs," Dr. Boyatzis outlines his more than 50 year journey in the area of coaching and how this led to his seminal work on Intentional Change Theory. Some of the themes covered in the episode include: why training fails to create change; what is required for coaching to be effective at create sustainable change in individuals, teams and systems; the role of purpose, learning, emotion, strengths and relationships in the change process; why team coaching engagements get or don't get traction; what coaches should focus on in a coaching session; the 5 discoveries of ICT; the positive and negative emotional attractor and how the balance drives or inhibits change; peer coaching as the main form of learning and team coaching in the future and more.

Dr. Boyatzis also shares a rich list of resources where listeners can further their learning on his important work. This is truly an episode that team coaches will listen to repeatedly and is chock full of wisdom and insights that will take your team coaching practice to the next level. Enjoy! For show notes for this episode go to: www.TeamCoachingZone.com

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