Training and Leadership Seminars

Training and Leadership Seminars 2018-06-05T19:33:54+00:00

Create a Coaching Culture

“Like attracts like; how we feel inwardly, how we resonate and energize from within, this then becomes the basis of our magnetic force field. We create and materialize from this energy source.”

Five Reasons Why a “Culture of Coaching” Gives Your Organization a Competitive Edge

A “culture of coaching” means that your executives, managers, and front-line staff bring out the best in each other, constantly improve results, and build an unstoppable team that works for common goals.  Ultimately a culture of coaching enables employees to have the business and emotional intelligence to delight customers, implement ideas to increase revenues and profits, and increase the value of your business.

Here are five reasons why you get an edge with a culture of coaching:

1.     Improve accountability and results. Coaches create significant, measurable improvements in performance. They do this by agreeing on performance metrics, tracking results, and having appropriate conversations to keep people accountable.

2.     Develop leaders who continue to improve the organization. Coaching builds organizational capacity by developing leaders. With coaching, people gain insights into their own strengths and capabilities, embrace the vision and potential of their organization, and take responsibility for moving the organization forward.

3.     Improve communication up, down, and across the organization. Coaching trains people to have open, honest conversations about how to make things better, without getting defensive, protecting turf, or blaming others. It assures that everyone is aligned and working towards the same strategic priorities.

4.     Give employees the skills they need to perform. Coaching builds expertise in key areas required for high performance: communicating powerfully, engaging employees, managing up, building relationships, influencing without formal power, developing one’s career, managing change, building teams, setting strategic direction, focusing one’s time on key priorities, and developing others.

5.     Become a magnet for top talent. The best talent insists upon opportunities that advance their skills and career. When you have a culture of coaching, you tell prospective and current employees that you care about their ongoing development. You also create an environment that reduces turnover among your best-performing employees.

Learn more by contacting Kelley Black today.

Kelley Black, Founder & Managing Director of Balancing the Executive Life, provides one-on-one and group coaching to bring a culture of coaching to your organization. She is an expert at helping executives and managers achieve their most ambitious performance goals by coaching others to excellence. In addition to experience as an executive, Kelley has undergone eighteen months of rigorous training with the International Coach Federation (ICF) approved Center for Executive Coaching Certified Executive Coach and Master Certified Coach Trainer programs.

Contact Kelley at 917-586-5554 or Kelley@balancingexec.com and learn more about how to create a culture of coaching at your organization.

Get ready for the most rewarding and significant executive development opportunity of your career….while taking your organization to new levels of performance

The Certified Leadership & Executive Coach Training Program

Through one-on-one coaching, you will see significant improvements in performance at your organization while also earning the credential of Certified Leadership & Executive Coach with the Center for Executive Coaching. This credential includes the International Coach Federation (ICF)-approved Certified Executive Coach designation and the Certified Leadership Coach “Black Belt” Level designation.

  • Improve accountability and results in your organization.
  • Develop leaders who take the organization to new levels of performance.
  • Improve communication up, down, and across.
  • Bring out the best in your executive team, managers, and front-line staff.
  • Become a magnet for top talent.
  • Engage and mobilize employees…almost effortlessly.
  • Generate leverage so that you get more done in less time.
  • Set strategic direction to give your organization a competitive edge.

The Certified Leadership & Executive Coach Training Program is like no other executive development program. You receive one-on-one coaching from a rigorously trained professional from The Center for Executive Coaching, while also getting ongoing support via tele-classes, an online member area, and written resources. Your coach takes you through a curriculum that focuses on the most pressing issues you face as a leader, while you also learn how to coach others to new levels of performance and bring a “culture of coaching” to your organization.

Learn more by contacting Kelley Black today.

Kelley Black, Founder & Managing Director of Balancing the Executive Life, provides one-on-one and group coaching to bring a culture of coaching to your organization. She is an expert at helping executives and managers achieve their most ambitious performance goals by coaching others to excellence. In addition to experience as an executive, Kelley has undergone eighteen months of rigorous training with the International Coach Federation (ICF) approved Center for Executive Coaching Certified Executive Coach and Master Certified Coach Trainer programs.

Contact Kelley at 917-586-5554 or Kelley@balancingexec.com and learn more about how to create a culture of coaching at your organization.

About the Center for Executive Coaching’s One-on-One Certified Leadership & Executive Coach Credential

By working with a Center for Executive Coaching Master Certified Coach Trainer (“MCCT”), you receive personalized training and coaching to become a Certified Leadership & Executive Coach. Executive Coaching allows you to coach other high-performing professionals to new levels of performance and also bring a coaching culture to your organization.

Your MCCT, Kelley Black, has completed exhaustive and intensive training in order to be able to offer this program to you. He or she will take you through a rigorous curriculum that we expect will be a highlight of your career. As you demonstrate competency in key conversations and coaching situations, you receive designated “belts,” similar to the way that martial arts or six sigma process works. During this process, you progress along three stages:

Stage One: Demonstrate competency with the basic coaching conversations.

Stage Two: Show that you can coach executives and managers on common issues (e.g., influence, conflict, managing up, engaging employees, building one’s power base, career development, accountability, communicating powerfully, and strategic clarity). During the process, we break this stage into a series of different modules.

Stage Three: Develop your own tools and frameworks to coach executives and managers on new issues. In this stage, you are a coaching “thought leader” who can handle any issue that comes your way and use your own creativity and experience to move people forward.

While working with your MCCT, Kelley Black, you also become a member of the Center for Executive Coaching. You receive all of our materials and access to our weekly tele-classes and international network of coaches. In addition, we will review a set of recorded coaching conversations between you and your MCCT. You will receive detailed feedback from our staff to help you gain additional insights into your coaching style and approach.

Once you complete your program, you receive the Certified Leadership & Executive Coach designation from the Center for Executive Coaching, which is a more advanced Certification than regular “distance learning” members of the Center for Executive Coaching receive.

If you have any additional questions about this program, or MCCT Kelley Black, please call Andrew Neitlich, Founder of The Center for Executive Coaching, at 941-539-9623.

The Center for Executive Coaching’s One-on-One Certified Leadership & Executive Coach Curriculum

To mark your progression, modules are grouped by colors. As you demonstrate competency in each color group, you receive a Certificate of Completion. You complete the course as a Certified Leadership & Executive Coach when you demonstrate the ability to create your own coaching tools and frameworks on the spot while also bringing a culture of coaching to your organization.

  1. Overview of the  program and curriculum
  2. Definition and limits  of Executive Coaching
  3. The Executive Coaching  process
  4. Executive Coaching  conversations
  1. Assessments
  2. Development  planning
  3. Behavioral  coaching
  4. Perceptual  coaching
  5. The executive  dashboard
  1. Personal  balance
  2. Leadership attitudes  and ways of being
  3. Strategic  coaching
  4. Coaching for simple,  powerful communication
  1. Power base  coaching
  2. Coaching to mobilize  and engage employees
  3. Coaching to manage up  (a.k.a. Leadership from below)
  4. Coaching to think  comprehensively and with clarity
  5. Influence  coaching
  6. Conversations to move  things forward
  7. Collaborating up,  down, and across the organization
  1. Career transition  coaching
  2. Building effective  teams
  3. (Optional): Coaching  the sales manager
  4. Coaching during  operational turnarounds
  5. Coaching for smooth  merger transitions
  6. Succession  planning
  7. Creating the  high-performance culture
  1. Creating your own  coaching tools and frameworks
  2. Bringing a culture of  coaching to your organization

About the Center for Executive Coaching Credential

Center for Executive Coaching (CEC) certified coaches undergo a rigorous, ICF-approved training process that prepares them to work with high-profile executives on a range of pressing issues and methods to improve performance. The core of our executive and leadership coaching certification program includes key foundational elements in the following coaching domains: behavioral coaching, transformational coaching, perceptual coaching, and executive career transition coaching. Unlike many other coach training programs, we train our members to address the most pressing problems that executives face, with a strong emphasis on achieving specific, measurable, and aggressive results.

CEC certified coaches have successfully coached executives and leaders from a wide range of companies and non-profits including Fortune 500 companies, major technology firms, healthcare systems, pharmaceutical companies, universities, financial services companies, emerging growth companies, professional service firms, foundations, national and local non-profits, retailers, real estate companies, and manufacturers.

In order to get Certified with us, individuals must demonstrate the following competencies:

1.     Follow the International Coach Federation standards of ethical conduct for coaches.

2.     Structure an executive coaching engagement with clients for maximum impact.

3.     Embody the attitudes of the consummate professional, with an emphasis on integrity, relationships, results, and standing for the client’s most ambitious goals and aspirations.

4.     Establish an executive coaching contract with clients to maintain confidentiality and create a safe environment for results.

5.     Set specific, measurable goals that bring enormous value to clients and can be tracked for mutual accountability and sustainable results.

6.     When appropriate, assess client behaviors and impact by conducting confidential interviews with colleagues (only with the client’s permission and involvement).

7.     Ask powerful questions and listen in ways that help clients generate insights about how they can achieve their goals — while also providing advice and mentoring when appropriate.

8.     Bring distinctions, tools and frameworks to the client in the following areas where leaders typically face issues: managing time, setting strategy, communicating powerfully, building one’s power base, engaging employees, managing up, building a high-performance culture, assuring accountability, influencing others, navigating the political landscape, making transitions to a new role, managing change, resolving conflicts, and developing one’s career.

9.     Develop and share deep, industry- and function-specific tools to help clients resolve pressing problems unique to their current situation.
To get Certified, our members are tested with rigorous simulated coaching sessions covering all aspects of the executive and leadership coaching process, including their ability to handle the many curve balls, challenges, and obstacles that can come up for clients. In addition to the core certification process, most graduates stay involved as active participants in ongoing learning as new knowledge and insights are brought to the program on an ongoing basis.

About the Center for Executive Coaching Master Certified Coach Trainer (MCCT) Credential

A Master Certified Coach Trainer (MCCT) with the Center for Executive Coaching is Certified to train other executives and managers to become Certified Executive Coaches. They do this through one-on-one or group coaching and under the review and standards of the Center for Executive Coaching.

MCCTs are seasoned professionals with significant experience in leadership roles. Most also have advanced degrees. They are passionate about helping others to achieve their most inspiring and ambitious personal, career, and organizational goals, and they understand the power that coaching can bring to an individual and an organization.

The MCCT begins by getting Certified as a Certified Executive Coach via our International Coach Federation-approved training program.

He or she then completes an intensive curriculum demonstrating mastery in the key coaching competencies and the ability to train others in those competencies. The curriculum progresses from training clients in establishing the coaching relationship to training them to have effective coaching conversations, create an efficient and high-impact coaching process, and coach others to handle key challenges (i.e., influencing others, building their power base, managing their time, planning their career development, setting strategy, communicating powerfully, engaging and mobilizing employees, holding people accountable, managing up, collaborating, building for the future, operational improvement, succession planning, creating a high-performance culture, and developing leaders). Each MCCT is tested, again and again, to confirm their mastery of these materials and ability to train others with an effective, engaging, and empathetic delivery style.

MCCTs are leaders in the field of executive coaching, and held to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and performance. In addition, clients of MCCTs also have complete access to the Center for Executive Coaching resources, tools, and support.