HOW IT WORKS
The forum environment provokes self-reflection and communication in a way that breaks down silos and unproductive competition across an organization. Forum-style sharing helps a team set aside unhealthy & time-wasting habits such as interrupting, posturing, and political maneuvering. The EQ skills we need to participate in a forum experience can be effectively practiced in individual coaching sessions between forum gatherings.
Coaching offers leaders an opportunity for personal and professional growth in a focused environment. When leaders have a coach to ask them questions about their underlying motivations, their fears, and their strong emotions, they learn to understand themselves.This self-awareness is the first level of mastery in emotional intelligence and is a baseline skill to participate in forums.
Once a leader begins to understand the way their own emotions factor into their decision-making, they develop empathy for the way the emotions of their team factors into team decision-making. Leaders who practice self awareness generally develop an empathetic leadership style that inspires loyalty, collaboration, and true camaraderie.
Leaders who participate in coaching with us also learn to adopt a coaching mindset for their teams. This has a multiplying effect on the productivity of the team because empathy builds trust and trust builds speed. Coaching boosts EQ, Forum inspires trust, and boosts productivity so you and your team can face future challenges together.
What is Coaching?
We define coaching the same way the International Coaching Federation does: partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.
What Coaching isn't?
Coaching isn't therapy. Issues such as domestic disputes, suicidal ideation, addiction, or violence are not appropriate for coaching. When therapeutic issues arise in a coaching session, our coaches can make specific or general referrals to a therapist.
How does it work?
Our coaches meet with team members individually between forum meetings to dig into their motivations, emotions, and thinking process. Your team members self-schedule their monthly coaching sessions online and meet with their coach virtually.