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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 24, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach, Alex Durand, for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Alex Durand is an Executive and Team Coach, the Founder of Frable Consulting and a Thinker and Writer.  Frable Consulting provides executive and team coaching services to individuals of all generations and centers on The Frable - 3 Phase Coaching Method that leads to sustainable long-term change.  In this compelling episode, Alex shares his journey from completing his undergraduate degree at George Washington University, to landing a "dream job" as an international consultant with one of the Big 5 Consulting firms, to the personal journey and struggles that led him to founding his own firm--Frable Consulting in 2014.

Alex shares his thought-provoking perspectives on a number of themes including: inter-generational thinking; the current and future of states of coaching; on challenging our current mindsets about coaching; The Frable 3 Phase Executive Coaching Model - 1) Vision & Strengths, 2) Values, 3) Action Plan; on being a Millennial executive and team coach; on the nature of change and coaching; on team coaching as a vehicle for engagement, leadership development, developing a teaming culture, organizational learning, organizational fitness and more.

Alex's perspectives are sure to leave every listener inspired as well as thinking more broadly about their executive and team coaching practice and how they can take their game to the next level.  This is an episode you will surely not want to miss!

Aug 4, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Geetu Bharwaney—a thought leader in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Resilience and Team Emotional Intelligence—for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Geetu is the Founding Director of Ei World Limited, the Author of “Emotional Resilience: Know What It Takes to Be Agile, Adaptable and Always at Your Best," and an executive coach, team coach, mentor and consultant.  She has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations develop high performance.  Ei World Limited is a company based in the UK at the forefront of innovative development programs based on Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Resilience. Geetu and her team support talent management, team coaching and leadership development of individuals and teams in the world’s most prestigious companies across 37 countries.  She has been using the Team Emotional Intelligence Survey since 2012 and equips other team coaches in its effective use. 

In this thought-provoking episode of the podcast, Geetu shares her insights on a number of themes including: team emotions and team emotional intelligence; the role of emotion in high performance teams; 4 common challenges that arise in teams that reveal underlying emotional dynamics; Geetu’s 5 element approach to coaching teams using a team emotional intelligence framework; The Team Emotional Intelligence Survey; her recently published book on “Emotional Resilience: Know What It Takes to Be Agile, Adaptable and Always at Your Best;” and differentiating emotional resilience from emotional intelligence.  Geetu also shares a number of compelling stories, insights and lessons learned from her practice coaching teams.

This is a rich episode brimming over with value and lessons learned that both new as well as experienced team coaches will want to listen to multiple times!

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.

Jun 25, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach and early pioneer in the field of team coaching, Phillip Sandhal, for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Phil is a Master Certified Coach, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and the Co-Founder of Team Coaching International (TCI).  Phil is an internationally recognized consultant, coach, trainer, and author. He was an early pioneer in the field of team coaching and has worked with teams in North America, Europe and Asia that include Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Cisco, Cap Gemini, ING Bank, TransCanada, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Navy. 

He is a sought-after speaker on team performance, team leadership, and team trends. He has presented at conferences in Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Australia, and of course the U.S. He is co-author of the leading textbook on coaching: Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives, with more than 100,000 copies in print and in 10 languages.  Phil is a former senior faculty member for The Coaches Training Institute and has been training coaches worldwide since 1998. As principal trainer for Team Coaching International, Phil has trained more than 1,000 team coaches from 43 countries. That training also certifies coaches in the use of the Team Diagnostic suite of team and team leader assessment tools. The Team Diagnostic has been used with thousands of teams worldwide and is in 22 languages.

In this episode of the podcast Phil shares his journey from a career in journalism to discovering the field of coaching where he became a senior faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute and where he trained coaches around the world and also co-authored the well-known text on co-active coaching.  He then shares the journey into team coaching and to co-founding Team Coaching International in 2004.  In the episode Phil shares stories of hits and misses from his own practice coaching teams and also insights from training team coaches.  Some themes covered in the episode include: the Team Diagnostic; appreciative inquiry in team coaching; productivity and positivity - two essential dimensions in teams; a 3 phase approach to team coaching; the eclectic mixture of skills a team coach uses during ongoing team coaching sessions; the role of metrics in team coaching; coaching multi-cultural teams; training team coaches and more. 

This episode is another opportunity for both new and experienced team coaches to gain lessons learned, tips and wisdom from one of the early pioneers in the field of team coaching.  It's surely an episode you will not want to miss!

Jun 18, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Gilbert Brenson-Lazan for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Gilbert is a Social Psychologist and the Founding Parter of Amauta International, LLC.--an organization dedicated to optimizing wisdom, efficacy and resilience with top management teams in the Americas, through the facilitation of meaningful conversations.  Professor Lazan has forty years of teaching, facilitation and coaching experience in the Americas and in 13 other countries. He is the author of 34 books and texts, and has presented in over 40 international professional conferences.  He was a founding member and President of Global Facilitators Service Corps (GFSC) and is an Honorary Member of the Asociación Latinoamericano de Facilitadores-ALFA. A seventeen-year member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), he was past International Vice-Chair and received the 1999 IAF Global Stewardship Award, the 2010 IAF Community Outreach Award, and was inducted into the first IAF Facilitators Hall of Fame in 2014. 

In this episode Gilbert shares his inspiring journey into team facilitation and coaching that has continued to evolve over a period of 40 years.  He shares his perspectives on the role of appreciative inquiry, positive psychology and solution-focused coaching in his approach to team coaching.  He draws insights on the role of meaningful conversation and its impact on neuroscience and culture change in organizations, families and communities. Gilbert shares a number of powerful stories of hits and misses coaching teams including a compelling story of a 3-year transformation of a beverage company's leadership culture and the story of supporting a community following a volcanic eruption that resulted in the devastating loss of 26,000 residents of a town.  

This episode is overflowing with inspiration as well as practical insights, tips and tools that will help every new and experienced team coach take their practice to the next level!

Jun 11, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Krish Iyer for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Krish is the Founder and Chief Catalyst at Qual Aliter Associates and brings more than 25+ years of experience across industries in sales, business development, business strategy, business process consulting, key account management and coaching for leadership and performance.  Krish has worked for a number of leading companies including 3M Co., Praxis, Satyam Computers and SAP.  Prior to founding Qua Aliter, Krish was the Global Vice President in the Strategic Customer Program for SAP and led a global team supporting SAP's most strategic customers that accounted for 1/3 of the company's $20 billion dollar business.  Krish is a graduate of Columbia University's Advanced Coaching Certification program and currently works to deliver comprehensive and transformational engagements for both leaders and teams.

In this episode Krish shares his journey into team coaching building on his extensive experience leading cross-cultural and cross-functional global teams.  Krish shares stories coaching teams in the technology and customer relationship management arenas.  Some key themes explored in this episode include: team coaching in a VUCA world; learning, innovation and change in teams; design thinking and team coaching; blending the roles of consultant, facilitator, and coach; coaching presence; building leader-coach capacity within teams; appreciative inquiry; focusing on business results; experimentation in team coaching and more. 

This episode is overflowing with practical insights, tips and tools that will help every new and experienced team coach take their practice to the next level!

May 21, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading figure in the area of creative thinking, Dr. Kobus Neethling, for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Dr. Neethling is the President of the South African Creativity Foundation and the Creator of the Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI).  He is a world-renowned scholar and practitioner in the area of creativity thinking and learning.  Additionally, he holds six degrees including two master's degrees, a doctoral degree and a post-doctoral degree.  Dr. Neethling is the author of many books and articles as well as award-winning television shows and is also the recipient of numerous accolades and awards for his pioneering work in field of creativity studies.  Dr. Neethling is a frequent key note speaker and actively consults to corporations, national sporting teams and education groups around the world.  Dr. Neethling was asked by the South African transitional government to provide creativity training to the police in order to build better relationships and later was engaged by Nelson Mandela's chief of staff to provide similar training to Mandela's staff.  Dr. Neethling has hosted an annual international creativity conference in South Africa every year for the last 21 years.  In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Neethling shares his early history and journey into the field of creativity studies, to his post-doctoral work with the late Dr. Paul Torrance at the University of Georgia, to inventing the Neethling Brain Instruments, to the establishment of the South African Creativity Foundation and to becoming a leading figure in the field of creative thinking.  He also shares insights into how teams, leaders and whole organizations can become more creative, adaptable and high-performing.  Dr. Neethling shares numerous stories from his work consulting to teams in a range of sectors including banking, mining, sales, education, sports, government and more.  Any team, executive or organizational coach interested in fostering creativity in their own practices will surely not want to miss this episode!  

May 14, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach and early pioneer in the field of relationship systems coaching, Marita Fridjhon, for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Marita is the CEO and Co-Founder of CRR Global, Inc.—an ICF accredited coach training school—and the creator of the Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching(ORSC) program.  Her primary focus in coaching is on systemic change, leveraging diversity, creative communication, deep democracy in conflict management and the development of Learning Organizations.

In this episode Marita shares her journey growing up during the Apartheid era in South Africa; to sailing up the Amazon river where she investigated the impact of death and dying on families and communities and where she discovered the concept of the “dreaming nature of human systems;”  to becoming a faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute and then to co-founding CRR Global.  Some themes explored in the episode include: the dreaming nature and emergence of systems; the 3rd entity; Relationship Systems Intelligence; holonic shifts; the dynamics of coaching systems; becoming a systems coach and more. Throughout the interview, Marita shares stories of success and challenge from her own practice coaching individuals, teams and organizational systems.

This episode provides team, executive and business coaches with powerful insights and practical tips and for how to bring a systemic approach to their coaching practices.  This is an episode that all coaches will surely not want to miss!

May 7, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach and early pioneer in the field of team coaching, Professor Peter Hawkins, for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Dr. Hawkins is a Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, is the Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group, the Chairman of Renewal Associates, and a leading consultant, coach, writer and researcher.  He is a thought leader in executive coaching, team coaching and board development and is the author of a number of books and papers including, among other works, Leadership Team Coaching (2014) and Leadership Team Coaching in Practice (2014).

In this episode Professor Hawkins shares his journey from working in drama therapy and psychotherapy in mental health organizations, to shifting into organizational development and getting a Ph.D. in organization learning and founding the Bath Consulting Group, to becoming a thought leader and practitioner in the area of systemic team coaching.  Themes covered in the episode include: the continuum of team coaching; the 5 disciplines of successful team practice (commissioning, clarifying, co-creating, connecting, core learning) and team coaching; the CID-CLEAR team coaching process; the team leader as coach; becoming a team coach; supervision and training of team coaches; and trends in the field of team coaching.  Throughout the interview, Professor Hawkins shares stories of success and challenge from his own practice coaching teams in diverse organizations.

This episode is overflowing with inspiration, practical insights as well as tips and tools that will help every new and experienced team coach take their practice to the next level. For episode show notes and more go to: http://www.teamcoachingzone.com/drpeterhawkins/

Apr 30, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Herb Stevenson for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Herb is the Founder and CEO of the Cleveland Consulting Group, a Board Certified Executive Coach, a Gestalt Certified Coach, and a Certified Professional Coach.  He specializes in executive development and coaching, succession planning, whole and large-scale change and diversity management.  Herb is also the Founder of Natural Passages, an organization that offers nature-based leadership programs for men.  He has spent the last decade reclaiming his Cherokee and Shawnee Indian heritage and provides workshops across the country on indigenous healing practices.

In this episode Herb shares his journey from working in the banking industry, to making a shift into gestalt consulting and coaching, to founding the Cleveland Consulting Group and also to facilitating leadership retreats for men.  Specific themes discussed on the show include: the gestalt approach to systems change; 4 levers to improve team effectiveness: roles, responsibilities, communication and authority; constructive conflict in teams; Tuckman’s four stages of team development including accelerating team development across the stages as well as clarifying the leader’s role at each stage; Hackman’s four purposes/types of meetings: informational, decisional, consultation, coordination; team charters; the diagnostic stage of intervention; a number of assessments (The Team Diagnostic, Extraordinary Teams Assessment, MBTI-Form Q, Thomas Kilman Conflict Styles Inventory, FIRO-Business, Influence Styles and the Intercultural Conflict Styles Assessment); prioritization and ROT (return on time); the ripening of receptivity for team coaching in business; virtual team coaching; co-leadership vs. individual leadership; and the relationship of engagement to leadership, team and organizational culture. Throughout the episode Herb shares numerous stories and anecdotes from his experiences coaching teams from a range of industries including banking, oil & gas, insurance and more. 

As a bonus to the episode, Herb shares perspectives from his work running nature-based retreats through his company Natural Passages that focuses on creating constructive rites of passage for men.

For detailed Show Notes go to: www.TeamCoachingZone.com/HerbStevenson

Apr 23, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Cliff Kayser for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Cliff is a Vice President at Polarity Partnerships, LLC as well as the President and Founder of XPERIENCE, LLC and Kayser Ridge (a retreat center).  Cliff holds Masters Degrees in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development, both from American University. He completed his ICF Coaching Certification at The Georgetown Executive Leadership Coaching Program.  Cliff has 25 years of experience in organization development consulting, coaching, and leadership training. Prior to joining Polarity Partnerships in 2012 and launching XPERIENCE, LLC in 2007, Cliff was Vice President of Organizational Development and Training for The National Cooperative Bank (NCB) and spent nearly a decade serving The Washington Post newspaper as Senior Organization Development Consultant and The Washington Post Company as Corporate Manager of Human Resources, Training & Web Development. Cliff is a faculty or adjunct faculty member for: The American University’s Master’s in Organization Development and KEY Executive Certificate Program; The Advanced Coaching Certificate program at George Mason Center for the Advancement of Well-being; The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland; The Federal Executive Institute under the Office of Personnel Management; and The 2-year Mastery Program in Polarity Thinking.  In this episode of the podcast, Cliff introduces listeners to "polarity thinking" and illustrates how this powerful framework can be used to drive leadership and team coaching.  Themes explored in the episode include: an introduction to polarity thinking; polarity maps; solvable problems vs. polarities; the 5-step process to leveraging polarities (Seeing, Mapping, Assessing, Learning, Leveraging); using polarities to go from "Good to Great" and more.  Cliff shares examples from his own practice of helping clients leverage polarities to drive leadership, team and organizational development.  Leadership and team coaches will find the polarity framework and tools a powerful addition to their coaching toolkit!

Apr 16, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Jennifer Porter for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Jennifer is the Managing Partner and a specialist in leadership and team coaching at the Boda Group.  The Boda Group helps leaders and teams assess their capabilities, clarify how they want to engage and lead, strengthen critical relationships and skills, and operate more effectively. Prior to founding The Boda Group in 2011, Jennifer was a COO of Circles and Sentient Jet, a leadership coach with Spencer & Bean, a Vice President of Einstein Bagels and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.  Jennifer holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and has pursued training and certification in: Interpersonal Dynamics at Stanford; Enneagram; The Coaches Training Institute, CPCC; International Coach Federation, PCC; Team Diagnostic Assessment; Harvard University/Kegan and Lahey: Immunity to Change; CRR Global, Advanced Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC). In this episode Jennifer shares her experience making the transition from a c-suite executive to a leadership and team coach as well as stories of hits and misses from her own team coaching practice. Themes explored in the episode include assessment in team coaching, structural dynamics, dialogue and native american counsel practices, team norms and operating principles, virtual team coaching platforms, the distinction between team training and team coaching, the link between business outcomes and team behaviors, scheduling team coaching engagements, discussable and undiscussable dialogue topics, building a "say anything" culture in teams, modeling and being bold as the team coach, finding "sandbox" clients to learn as a beginning team coach, supervision, having a plan while also working in the moment, and more.  This episode is full of value, tips and lessons learned!

Apr 9, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Dr. David Tate for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  David Tate is a licensed clinical psychologist, an executive coach and organizational consultant, an author and a Principal at Tate Consulting Group--a boutique consultancy that focuses on executive coaching and leadership advising, family owned and closely held enterprises, and organizational development.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Yale University where he received the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award. He is the co-author of "Sink or Swim: How Lessons from the Titanic Can Save Your Family Business."  David is also a certified coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.  In this episode David shares stories and lessons learned coaching family business enterprises as well human service organizations.  He discusses the importance of managing three subsystems--the management system, the ownership system and the family system--when coaching family business teams.  Other themes explored in the episode include: introducing a coaching culture to a team, using the Team Emotional Intelligence Survey in team coaching, managing challenging individual personalities in team coaching, navigating power and generational dynamics, and more.  The episode is brimming over with tips and tools that all team coaches and team leaders will surely not want to miss!

Apr 2, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Erin Hutchins for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Erin is the Director of Corporate Client Solutions and Organizational Coaching for the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) based in Washington DC.  She is a Professional Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), is Credentialed with the ICF (PCC Level), is a CTI Leadership Graduate, and is Leadership Circle Certified.  Erin is passionate about heightening awareness, aligning your mind + body + soul, and inspiring transformational change through connecting with your authentic self and purpose. She has travelled and worked across various cultures in Europe and Asia.  In this episode of the podcast, Erin provides an overview of the Co-Active Relationship Engine--a model useful for guiding team coaching engagements--and also takes listeners on a deep dive into one critical element of the Relationship Engine called "Designed Alliance." Designed Alliance involves helping the team establish a strong foundation upon which four aspects of team coaching can then unfold: 1. Take Responsibility, 2. Choose, 3. Align, 4. Commit.  Erin shares stories from her own team coaching experience and how designing a strong alliance up front sets the conditions for successful team coaching engagements.

Mar 26, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Dr. Catherine Carr for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Dr. Catherine Carr is an Individual and Team Coach, Consultant and Facilitator as well as a Director at Carr Kline & Associates in British Columbia Canada.  Catherine coaches leaders across Canada and internationally, from new supervisors to seasoned top executives.  She is an internationally respected leader in team coaching and development.  She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation and a Registered Clinical Counselor.  In this episode, Dr. Catherine introduces The High Performance Team Coaching System.  The comprehensive system for leaders and coaches, developed by both Dr. Carr and her colleague Dr. Jacqueline Peters, was published in a book in 2013.  Dr. Carr walks listeners through six key aspects of the team coaching system including: 1. Assessment, 2. Coaching for Team Design. 3. Team Launch. 4. Individual Coaching. 5. Ongoing Team Coaching. 6. Review Learning & Successes.  Dr. Carr also discuss the centrality of safety in the team coaching model and how this approach to coaching impacts the quality outputs of a team, the team's capabilities and relationships as well as the individual engagement of the team's members.  The comprehensive system provides team coaches with a powerful framework that can be used for coaching both new as well as ongoing teams. This is an episode that is brimming over with practical tips, tools and value!

Mar 19, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Dr. Jacqueline Peters for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Dr. Jacqueline Peters is the President of InnerActive Leadership Associates and is an Executive Coach, Team and Leadership Specialist and an Author in the area of high performance team coaching and relationships. She has over 15 years of experience supporting leaders, executives, and teams to achieve higher performance. Jacqueline’s clients say that her unique mix of practical corporate experience and doctoral level knowledge of leadership, coaching, and team effectiveness helps them achieve and exceed their personal and team productivity goals. She and Dr. Catherine Carr co-authored the High Performance Team Coaching System, a robust approach developed for leaders and coaches that is grounded in the research and proven practices that build team effectiveness. In this episode Dr. Peters discusses her forthcoming book the High Performance Relationship System and how it adds unique value as well as complements the High Performance Team Coaching System.  This episode is chock full of value that no team coach will want to miss!

Mar 12, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Jennifer Britton for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.   Jennifer is the Founder of Potentials Realized, a Canadian Performance Improvement company focusing on coaching, leadership and team performance issues.  Jennifer is the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching  (Jossey-Bass, 2013). Jennifer integrates her passion for individual and team excellence, with her skills as a coach, trainer and facilitator, in the area of group and team coaching.  She trains coaches group and team coaching skills in both face-to-face as well through virtual formats.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Psychology, and a Masters of Environmental Studies (MES) and has completed post-graduate HR studies. Jennifer is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI, 2005). She is recognized as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation and brings over 3000 hours of coaching experience with groups, individuals and teams. Jennifer has also completed advanced coach training in Organization and Relationship Systems (ORSC) and Shadow Coaching. Jennifer also holds the credential of Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education.  In this episode, Jennifer helps differentiate group coaching from team coaching and shares some best practices tips and reflections about the dynamic practice of coaching teams.  Jennifer's journey to becoming a leading figure in group and team coaching is inspiring and is a story that listeners will surely not want to miss!

Mar 5, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Jane Abitanta for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  Jane Abitanta, Principal of Perceval Associates, occupies a special position in the institutional investment arena that comes from her ability to diagnose the underlying problems that get in the way of money managers, and provide successful solutions that help them attract and retain clients.  Over the past fifteen years, Jane has advised many of the top institutional fund managers, family offices and more than 100 hedge funds, helping them to articulate their particular edge in terms of the real-world needs of their markets.  She has served as a charter faculty member of the Institute for Private Investors, a member of the Investment Committee of Women’s World Banking, and a director of the Association for Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE). She is a director of Green Cay Asset Management, a Bahamas-based alternative investment firm and a former director of Shaking the Tree, a not-for-profit organization that uses interactive theater to illustrate family dynamics.  In this episode Jane shares stories of hits and misses coaching asset management teams.  Themes highlighted in the podcast interview include: establishing credibility as a coach, using the self as instrument, balancing the roles of coach and facilitator, supervision and peer coaching support and more.  Some resources Jane recommends are the work on Intentional Change Theory and Learning Agility.  If you are a team coach interested in working with money managers, this is an episode you surely will not want to miss!

Feb 26, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach DJ Mitsch for this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.  DJ is an award winning author, a thought leader in the coaching profession, a certified Mentor Coach and a Master Certified Coach and one of the first 25 designated by the International Coach Federation (ICF).  As the 2001 President of the ICF, DJ led the association across borders to become recognized as the global professional society of coaches. DJ served on the Board of Directors for six formative years as the ICF developed the certification programs and the ethics and standards for coaching, and was responsible for international chapter development including China, Japan and Australia.  DJ co-founded The Pyramid Resource Group, The Corporate Coaching Company, in 1994 with husband Barry Mitsch.  In January 2013, DJ founded the Healthcare Coaching Institute to serve the growing need to prepare coaches who work with leaders in the chaotic business of healthcare.  She is the Creator of Team Advantage-a leading edge team coaching approach for transforming teams. In this episode DJ shares the incredible story of scaling team coaching in a pharmaceutical company that involved coaching 60 teams and that led to dramatic organizational results.  The episode is chock full of lessons learned, tips and practical advice that every team coach will not want to miss!

Feb 19, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Greg Burns for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.   Greg Burns is the President of G Burns and Associates, an Executive Coach as well as a Human Capital Transformation, Learning and Leadership Development Consultant with over 25 years of senior executive experience in leading global organizations. His corporate experience includes serving as the first Chief Learning Officer for Citigroup – leading 1700 learning professionals in 41 countries, Senior Human Resources Officer of US Consumer Lending at Citigroup, Manager of Organizational Capability at Pepsi, and HR and Training Manager at Saks Fifth Avenue. In this episode Greg shares his five-step approach to coaching teams for high performance and highlights the approach through two powerful stories from his own practice.

Feb 14, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and leading organizational coach Dr. Yaron Prywes for this week’s episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast.   Dr. Yaron Prywes is a Coaching Psychologist and the Creator of the LeaderNation™ 360 Degree Multi-Rater Feedback Instrument.  In this episode Dr. Prywes shares a combined “hit and miss” story that focuses on coaching a senior leadership team.  The case highlights strategies for engaging team members who exhibit varying degrees of motivation to participate in the coaching process. The story highlights the importance of proactively and regularly receiving coaching supervision in order to maintain one’s role and focus during team coaching engagements.  Dr. Prywes provides a number of valuable resources and recommendations: The Center for Creative Leadership, The Hudson Institute of Coaching, The LeaderNation 360 Multi-Rater Feedback Instrument, the NBI Thinking Preferences Assessment, The Confidentiality Spectrum, the CCL Situation Behavior Impact model, and more.  For show notes and more information on team coaching go to www.TeamCoachingZone.com. 

Feb 5, 2015

Join Dr. Krister Lowe and this week's guest and leading organizational coach Tom Fumarelli as we explore coaching CEO and COO partnership teams.  Tom is a Leadership Development Consultant, Professional Certified Executive Coach and Business Advisor who supports leaders, business owners and organizations to make sustainable change and achieve their personal best. His consulting, coaching and advisory work is based on a successful thirty-year career as a global CFO, COO and President. During his career as an operating executive, Tom had full P&L and management responsibility. He was President of Holly Hunt Enterprises, COO of Yakima Products Inc. and Senior Vice President of CHANEL where he was responsible to coordinate finance and operations in more than 25 countries. Prior to this he learned his craft at Kidder Peabody, Chase Manhattan Bank, Exxon Corporation and Price Waterhouse - in various global roles. Tom has a proven track record of leading high performing teams in public, private and family owned businesses. His success is based on his ability to motivate others to achieve challenging goals while honoring the unique differences and contributions of each individual. Tune in to this week's episode and listen to Tom share three team coaching stories.

 

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