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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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Aug 1, 2018

Is our whole body actually a distributed brain? Can coaching with the body in mind lead to breakthroughs in behavior change and business results? How does embodiment coaching work at the team level?

Tune into this installment of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe explores these and other interesting questions with special guest Amanda Blake--the Founder of Embright.org and the Author of Your Body is Your Brain. Amanda Blake has devoted her life to the spread of one simple message: when you learn how to access the intelligence hidden in sensation, you open the door to more meaning, greater courage, deeper connection, and more powerful leadership than you ever thought possible. She is a Founder, an Author, a Research Fellow, a Master Somatic Leadership Coach, a Doctoral Candidate at Case Western Reserve University, and more.

Some themes explored in this episode include:

  • Amanda’s journey from athlete to coach to master somatic coach / author / trainer and more
  • The body as a distributed brain
  • The body as our social and emotional sense organ
  • Internal and external organs of perception
  • The neurobiological aspects of behavior and learning
  • Implications of embodiment approaches to coaching, leadership development and team effectiveness
  • Stories of application
  • Advice on how to get started exploring embodiment in your personal and professional life
  • Learning resources
  • And more!

This episode is guaranteed to leave you with a deeper understanding of yourself, your body, your mind and more! Tune in today and let Amanda Blake help you take your individual and team coaching practice to the next level. This is an episode that you surely will not want to miss!

Jul 18, 2018

What is business agility and what does this mean for team coaches? How can team coaches incorporate agile thinking and practices into their work? Why is a holistic view that incorporates flow, learning and collaboration critical for fostering sustainable change?

Join show host Dr. Krister Lowe and this week's special guest Patrick Steyaert to explore this and other compelling topics on this week's installment of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast! Patrick Steyaert is the Founder and Creator of Okaloa Flowlab. (www.okaloa.com). Patrick teaches and coaches business agility by making use of simulations that stimulate agile thinking. He and his partner, Arlene Vercammen, have succeeded in creating a worldwide network of trainers and coaches that use Okaloa Flowlab in their day-to-day teaching and coaching. With his work in upstream, customer and discovery Kanban, he helps organizations to look at the end-to-end flow from suspected to satisfied need. He is a recipient of the 2015 Brickell Key award for outstanding contribution to the Kanban community.

Themes explored in this podcast: 

  • Patrick's journey from doctoral training in object oriented coding to working as an agile coach in startups and companies, to becoming and entrepreneur and Founding Okaloa
  • Defining business agility
  • Being vs. Doing agile
  • The 3 essential ingredients of Flow, Learning & Collaboration
  • Okaloa Flowlab simulations
  • How to make change viral in organizations
  • Challenges coaching business agility in organizations
  • How team coaches can incorporate agile thinking and practices into their work
  • And more

This episode is essential listening for all team coaches looking to incorporate new mindsets, tools and practices into their work! Get in the Zone today and let Patrick Steyaert and Okaloa Flowlab help you take your team coaching practice to the next level!

May 15, 2018

How can team coaches increase their adaptability and versatility? What are the essential roles of an effective team coach? What bodies of knowledge about teams are critical for coaching teams for success? 

Tune in to this installment of the Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews team coaching thought leader, educator and practitioner Dr. Laura Hauser.  Dr. Hauser is the Founder of www.Leadership-Strategies.com and President of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching. Laura wears multiple hats as masterful coach, consultant, mentor, author, educator, social scientist, conference speaker and business owner.  She is the author of the seminal team coaching article based on her PhD dissertation Shape-Shifting: A Behavioral Team Coaching Model for Coach Education, Research and Practice in the 2014 Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 5, 48-71. Themes explored on the podcast include: 

  • Laura's journey to team coaching following an 18 year corporate career and founding Leadership Strategies International in 1993
  • Laura's seminal doctoral dissertation on team coaching in organizations
  • The Shape-Shifting team coaching model: 4 essential and dynamic roles: Advisor, Educator, Catalyzer, Assimilator
  • 4 lenses for understanding teams: group dynamics, task coordination, team development, systemic context
  • Laura's upcoming June/July 2018 Gestalt Review article on The Team Coaching Operating System
  • Stories about coaching teams using the Shape-Shifting model Inspiration and advice for making the leap into coaching teams
  • And more! 

This episode provides a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the team coaching field's pioneering thought leaders who bridges the worlds of theory, research and practice.  Tune in today and let Dr. Laura Hauser help you take your team coaching practice to the next level!  This is an episode that you will surely not want to miss!

Apr 29, 2018

What role can technology play in helping teams form, develop and grow? Will coach bots and artificial intelligence replace the need for human-based team coaching?

Tune in to this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe explores these and other compelling questions with Tom Marsden, CEO of Saberr—a people analytics company that leverages technology to improve collaboration and help people create happy, high performing teams. In this episode Tom shares his journey from an early career in private equity to management consulting and then to discovering a passion for teams and technology as the CEO of Saberr. Themes explored in the podcast include:

•Origin story of Saberr

•The role of values in predicting team success

•Team composition and formation

•Saberr’s 3 core offerings: Base, CoachBot and Coaching

•How to integrate both technology as well as human-based coaching to foster self-coaching teams

•How to generate buy-in for using technology and coaching in teams

•Stories and lessons learned using Saberr’s approach in a range of companies

•How the future will continue to integrate technological as well as human-based approaches to fostering more engaged and successful teams

•How artificial intelligence and coachbots will increase the need for human-based team coaching rather than reducing it

•And more!

This episode is a must listen for all team coaches who are interested in how to incorporate technology into their practices and who are wary of being potentially outsourced by that very technology itself. Tom’s vision of the future of team coaching is inspiring and a blue ocean for those willing to dive in! Tune in and listen to this episode today and get ready to take your team coaching practice to the next level!

Feb 8, 2018

How can integrating embodiment approaches supercharge your leadership and team coaching practice? Is there any science behind somatic practices? Is embodiment the missing key to moving from transactional to transformational leadership and teams?

Tune in to this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe explores these and other compelling topics with featured guest Dr. Carmela Bennett—an executive leadership coach and consultant and leadership faculty member at Columbia University.

In this episode Dr. Bennett shares her journey from an early childhood epiphany while watching the Nutcracker, to her sojourn into various forms of dance, to becoming a behavioral health therapist, to becoming an Aikido practitioner, to pursuing a doctorate in body-based leadership development and coaching, and to becoming a thought leader, teacher and practitioner in embodiment coaching and consulting. Specific themes explored in the podcast include:

  • How awareness is helpful but often insufficient to manifest change
  • Integrating “being and doing”
  • Positioning somatic and embodiment approaches in the marketplace
  • Ways the body responds to situations
  • The science behind somatic approaches
  • Mindfulness and partnership practices
  • Incorporating the “neck down” in leadership development in addition to the “head”
  • Stories and tips for how to apply embodiment practices in one-to-one and team coaching
  • Resources for getting started in incorporating embodiment into your coaching practice
  • And more!

Tune in today to this episode of the Team Coaching Zone podcast and let Dr. Carmela Bennett help you move your coaching from the transactional to the transformational! This is an episode that you will surely not want to miss!

Feb 1, 2018

What is learning agility and how can it be measured? What role does learning agility play in helping us adapt more effectively in an increasingly VUCA world? Is learning agility something that can be systematically developed within individuals, teams and organizations?

Tune in to explore these and other compelling topics on this week’s episode of the Team Coaching Zone Podcast with show host Dr. Krister Lowe and special guest David Hoff--the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Leadership Development at EASI•Consult.

In this episode, David introduces listeners to the concept of Learning Agility and why this critical capability is essential for leaders, teams and organizations. Themes covered in the show include:

  • Defining and measuring learning agility
  • David’s journey to working with Professor Warner Burke on bringing the Burke Learning Agility Inventory to the market
  • 4 years of research underlying the instrument
  • An overview of David and Warner’s new book: Learning Agility: The Key to Leadership Potential
  • The 9 dimensions of learning agility
  • A case example using the Burke Learning Agility Inventory with a leader in healthcare
  • Areas where the Burke Learning Agility Inventory is being applied in organizations
  • Ongoing areas of research on Learning Agility
  • Resources to Learn More about Learning Agility and Burke Learning Agility Inventory

As we start to get into 2018, learning agility couldn’t be a more important topic for us as team coaches. It’s implications strike at the heart of enabling individual, team and organizational success. Tune in to the Team Coaching Zone today and let David Hoff start taking your learning agility to the next level!

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