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Madeleine Homan Blanchard

  • Founding Board Member of the ICF

Madeleine Homan Blanchard Biography

Madeleine is on the Board of Directors of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a family-owned, global leadership development firm. She is also the Director of Coaching Services for the company and coaches senior leaders in global organizations and TED Fellows.

Ken Blanchard is one of the most influential leadership and management gurus of all time. He has published over 60 books and is the 3rd best selling business author of all time. He is natural coach and has been sought out for his coaching for over 40 years. Ken’s true gift is his servant leader mindset and his intuitive coach approach. In this session, coaches will have an opportunity to ask both Madeleine and Ken their burning questions about their astonishing success in the training and leadership development business, empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained from the session with their clients.

Past: Madeleine is co-Founder of Coaching Services for The Ken Blanchard Companies. She was a co-founder of Coaching.com, which was acquired by the Ken Blanchard Companies in 2002 and co-creator of the internet platform (the Coaching Management System) the first of its kind, used to support large scale coaching initiatives. Madeleine co-created both the Learning Services group and the online learning platform (Blearn) used by The Ken Blanchard Companies.

A coach since 1989 and a pioneer in the coaching profession, Madeleine was instrumental in developing the core curriculum for Coach University where she was a founding advisory board member and Sr. Trainer. She is the designer and facilitator of The Manager as Coach, which was the core-coaching curriculum for several companies worldwide (Boston Consulting Group and Capital One) from 1995-2003. She is also a co-author of The Ken Blanchard Companies coaching skills program: Coaching Essentials.

Madeleine was a founding board member of the International Coach Federation where she served on the board for six years.

In the 90’s Madeleine founded Straightline Coaching, a coaching service firm in New York City devoted to life and work satisfaction for creative geniuses and spent two years as the Program Director for a coaching program that rolled out to 2100 individuals globally for the IT division of Goldman Sachs.

Madeleine lives in San Diego, with her husband with whom she is in the final stages of raising four children.  She is a passionate cook, and barely manages her addiction to books of all kinds. Madeleine is in the early days of working as a shamanic practioner.

Books:  Leverage Your Best: Ditch the Rest; the Coaching Secrets Executives Depend On with co-author Scott Blanchard; William Morrow, 2004.

Coaching in Organizations with Linda Miller; Wiley, 2008.
Leading at a Higher Level, contributor, FT Press 2009
Coaching for Leadership, 3rd. Edition, contributor, Pfeiffer 2012

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Madeleine Homan Blanchard

  • Founding Board Member of the ICF
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Coach-Led Q&A: An Intimate Chat with Ken & Madeleine Blanchard

Session length: 45 minutes

2019-06-19T17:00:00-04:00 Wednesday, June 19th 17:00 EDT

Ken Blanchard is one of the most influential leadership and management gurus of all time. He has published over 60 books and is the 3rd. best selling business author of all time. He is natural coach and has been sought out for his coaching for over 40 years. Ken’s true gift is his servant leader mindset and his intuitive coach approach. In this session, coaches will have an opportunity to ask Ken their burning questions about his astonishing success in the training and development business empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained from the session with their clients.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. A deeper understanding of how to communicate more effectively with your clients.
  2. Clarity surrounding coaching presence and the relationship you have with your clients.
  3. Insight into what it takes to be established as one of the greatest coaching thought-leaders in the world.
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Madeleine Homan Blanchard

  • Founding Board Member of the ICF
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Effectively Breaking the Rules in Service of Your Clients

Session length: 90 minutes

2019-10-31T09:00:00-04:00 Thursday, October 31st 9:00 EDT

For coaches, there are rules to follow.  Every coach who has completed an accredited coach training program is aware of the rules (provoke discovery, ask open-ending questions, client has the answers, don’t give solutions, don’t give advice, don’t talk about yourself, etc).  Coaches are taught how to deliver “pure coaching” and the ICF requires coaches to demonstrate pure coaching competencies to achieve coach certification.

Over the past 25 years, the coaching profession has evolved.  There are a variety of coach training programs and an increase of individuals holding coach certifications or identifying themselves as professional coaches.  What does it truly mean for clients to partner with “professional coaches?” Clients quickly want answers, solutions, advice, and goal accomplishment. Coaches expect clients to bring their full selves to coaching sessions to explore deeply and move forward.  Do the current rules for coaching allow for coaches to bring their full selves that leads clients to think differently and develop? How often are coaches breaking the pure coaching rules in service of their clients?

Come to learn the distinctions required to think through these issues and answer these questions for yourself.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Myths of Coaching  - gain clarity about what is true for you and your clients.
  2. Guidelines for incorporating other (non-coaching related) disciplines and expertise (e.g.: health & wellness, management & leadership, business & strategy).
  3. The Essence of a Masterful Coach.
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Madeleine Homan Blanchard

  • Founding Board Member of the ICF
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Panel Discussion: Effectively Breaking The Rules

Session length: 90 minutes

2019-10-31T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, October 31st 17:00 EDT

For coaches, there are rules to follow.  Every coach who has completed an accredited coach training program is aware of the rules (provoke discovery, ask open-ending questions, client has the answers, don’t give solutions, don’t give advice, don’t talk about yourself, etc).  Coaches are taught how to deliver “pure coaching” and the ICF requires coaches to demonstrate pure coaching competencies to achieve coach certification.

Over the past 25 years, the coaching profession has evolved.  There are a variety of coach training programs and an increase of individuals holding coach certifications or identifying themselves as professional coaches.  What does it truly mean for clients to partner with “professional coaches?” Clients quickly want answers, solutions, advice, and goal accomplishment. Coaches expect clients to bring their full selves to coaching sessions to explore deeply and move forward.  Do the current rules for coaching allow for coaches to bring their full selves that leads clients to think differently and develop? How often are coaches breaking the pure coaching rules in service of their clients

Come and hear how MCC’s and Pioneers in the coaching profession are thinking about these issues, and answering these questions for themselves.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Real life examples from masterful coaches of how to balance coaching and consulting and other forms of help.
  2. Form your own plan for deliberate practice of coach disciplines while also sharing expertise on added value topics.
  3. Re-visit your habits and upgrade your professionalism.