Marilyn Atkinson is the Founder of Erickson Coaching International and originator of the Solution-Focused Coaching methodology. A former Registered Organizational Psychologist, Marilyn is an NLP Master Trainer and specialist in Ericksonian Communications. Since 1980s she has been helping leading global companies and leaders through Solution- Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching. Marilyn has co-authored three books in "The Art & Science of Coaching" Trilogy (Inner Dynamics of Coaching, Step-by-Step Coaching & The Flow of Coaching).
Coaching In Organizations
Did you know that Solution-Focused coaching process integrates coaching methodology with personal growth to assist individuals, managers, and teams to achieve their highest individual and corporate vision? By asking insightful questions, actively listening and using a variety of coaching frameworks, an individual can get to the core of effective leadership and enhanced productivity.
“We encourage people to think all over the map, so they begin to build images, feelings and an awareness of abilities they didn’t know they had. Most importantly, we help people find their own answers,” Marilyn Atkinson, Founder of Erickson Coaching International
Erickson’s coaching philosophy is based on proven Solution-Focused techniques and aims to help people envision a powerful future and become conscious of how they might get there. “We assist people, often within 10 to 30 minutes, to find terrific solutions in areas of inner conflict, or areas of non-developed thinking. Executives love it. They discover they’re much smarter than they thought they were.”
Erickson’s seasoned facilitators work with organizations and their projects at every stage. “Each project has a different kind of thinking involved in the creative big-picture development of an idea. At the beginning, we’re assisting people to get inspired, and assisting others around them to be inspired in order to get a team going effectively.” Marilyn Atkinson and her team of coaching facilitators and mentors then help organizations implement their vision, detailing the step-by-step process of accomplishing goals and building a knowledge base.
Once the framework is in place, teams are encouraged to specify the values they want their company to represent, and then the two are linked together. “The final step in the coaching process focuses on implementing success as an attitude and a methodology," says Marilyn Atkinson.
“This is where people learn how to both celebrate a project and, use the framework we’ve helped them construct to extend the value into the entire company.”
Unlike most performance-oriented coaching systems, ECI doesn’t just focus on whether a person produces results. “We’re much more interested in how human beings become leaders,” says Marilyn. “How they move past old obstacles, discover their resources, skills, humour and, develop an ability to relax at work. Then they can really fulfill their leadership potential.”
To find out more about Erickson's coaching solutions for organizations, please connect with one of our Enrollment Advisors at 1-800-665-6949.