Not every person who takes a coaching course ultimately becomes a coach – and that’s not a bad thing. With our adult learners, coaching students are often looking to burnish their skills and credentials, knowing that coaching skills can be in-demand in their present or future careers. In fact, many of our learners were motivated to take a coaching course because they saw those skills in use in their workplace – and they see these skills as the key to career advancement.
At Easter 2015, Jan Georg Kristiansen, Erickson Norway coach, trainer and partner, taught a newly designed half day course that taught attendees how to catch relevant information from coaching sessions and meetings using only one page based on the Four Quadrant note taking principles. The course looked to answer the following questions:
Have you ever had one of those nights, or weeks for that matter, where you just can’t seem to get remotely decent sleep? For some people it might be entirely random, happening now and again (but no less frustrating), while for others, it may be more of a regular occurrence (this doesn’t include those diagnosed with chronic insomnia).
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Erickson Founder and CEO, Marilyn Atkinson, speaks with Atria Coaching and shares personal insight about the world of professional coaching.
Surely, they’re the same thing? Actually, there’s a subtle difference between team and group coaching that might not be immediately apparent upon first glance, and while they tend to fall under the umbrella of executive coaching to enhance professional development, they can also be utilized for almost any group or team session.
Professional life coaches can make a profound impact in people’s lives. Some stories we’ve heard from our Erickson-trained coaches are just too inspiring not to share.
“Tell me something great about yourself,” coach Valerie asked a group of addicts in recovery.
Six months ago, I thought that I had a good idea as to what life coaching is all about. On occasion, I had informal contact with a few successful local coaches via my networking circle, and have shared some great conversations with them about life and professional goals in general. Sometimes I felt inspired by what we discussed.
Do you ever find that, when you’re talking with someone, you’re planning your response before they've even finished their sentence, thought or opinion?
That’s what we call “Level One” listening - where you’re listening but in a distracted, less engaged manner. While you can still have a great conversation with someone, you can potentially have a much more valuable one if you focus on adjusting your listening style.