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How to Avoid Being Coached: Five Ways to Be Slippery, Evasive, Elusive and Annoying

  • by Michael Bungay Stanier
  • World-Renowned Author, Business Coach & Senior Partner of Box of Crayons

Session description:

We spend our days becoming better coaches. We read the books, do the training, be part of WBECS. We polish our questions and our presence and our processes. We’re on the path towards mastery.

But a coaching relationship is a relationship. There’s another person involved. And when the coachee is good, it’s great. You finish a session and you fist-pump: I love my client, I love my job, I LOVE COACHING!

And, more times than we’d care to admit, a coaching conversation can be a little bit … meh. Not terrible, exactly. But underwhelming, somewhat ho-hum.

In this provocative, interactive and surprisingly enjoyable webinar, we’ll take a good look at the dark side of coaching. We’ll look at some of the ways our clients can subtly or perhaps not so subtle opt out of showing up fully, and how we as coaches can collaborate.

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How to Coach the Person, Not the Problem, to Create Breakthroughs

  • by Marcia Reynolds
  • Director, ICF Global Board, Globally Renowned Behavioural Scientist & Business Coach

Session description:

A major pitfall of all coaches is to focus on the topics or problems clients bring to their sessions. When you follow this path, you might help them explore and choose options, but you don’t find the reasons the problems occurred and are difficult to solve. You coach the external problem instead of the person. As a result, the problem will show up over and over in many ways in the future. In this scenario, you act more of a guide than coach. If you instead shift to being curious as to why your smart and resourceful clients can’t figure out these solutions on their own, you will be able to discover what needs to be addressed in a way that your clients can see solutions and possibilities on their own. You expand their thinking and create more breakthrough experiences. This session will help you shift from problem solving to coaching the human in front of you. You will rapidly advance your mastery of coaching skills.

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Design and Deliver a TEDx Talk That Positions You as a Global Thought Leader

  • by Sam Horn
  • Expert Communications Strategist, & World-Renowned Keynote Speaker

Session description:

Are you a fan of TED talks? Have you seen the careers of Brene Brown, Simon Sinek, Sir Ken Robinson catapult because they delivered an inspiring message that went viral? Would you like that to happen to and for you?

If so, you’ll love this session with Sam Horn, CEO of the Intrigue Agency. Sam has worked with hundreds of thought leaders on their high-stakes presentations and pitches (TEDx, SXSW, Wisdom 2.0, Google, Facebook) and has developed a secret sauce process that helps you:

* figure out what YOUR idea worth spreading is – and why it’s unique and needed
* distill your idea into an intriguing, one sentence premise that gets eyebrows up
* select a strategic title/topic that leverages your expertise and sets up your next 5 years
* develop an appealing 2 minute demo video that inspires decision-makers to choose you
* clarify the SHIFT you want your audience to make – what you want them to do differently
* draft a 100 word description that stands out and helps get your topic selected

Even though you already have a thriving career; a brilliant short talk can be the single best thing you do to scale your success and leverage your influence – for good.

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