Coaching & Leadership Development

Coaching is a powerful tool for people facing challenge, change, or monotony in their careers or in their lives. While coaching was once viewed as a tool to help correct underperformance, it has become much more widely used in supporting top producers. One-on-one interaction with an objective third party provides a focus that other forms of organizational support simply cannot.

  • IBM has more than sixty certified coaches among its ranks.
  • Scores of other major companies have made coaching a core part of executive development.
  • In a 2004 survey by Right Management Consultants, 86% of companies said they used coaching to sharpen the skills of individuals who have been identified as future organizational leaders.
  • Studies conducted by Manchester Inc. demonstrate that coaching is four times more effective then training alone and returns six times the value of the original investment.

MotivatedMinds consultants complete rigorous, challenging and professional training, from the world’s leading coaching institutes. We are members of the International Coach Federation, the governing body of the coaching profession. This is your guarantee that you are working with accomplished, certified and experienced professionals.

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Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

Overview

Executives are expected to do it all, and never miss a step. Contrast this with the best athletes who smash records in packed arenas. Even these superstars rely on the instincts of a coach to help them achieve their next level of performance. As individuals advance to the executive level, development feedback becomes increasingly important, more infrequent, and somewhat unreliable. As a result, many executives plateau in critical interpersonal and leadership skills.

Executive coaching is an individualized leadership development process that strengthens the executive’s capacity to achieve short and long term organizational and personal goals. Coaching develops leaders in the context of their current roles, without removing them from their day-to-day responsibilities. Feedback and guidance are delivered in real time, helping to meet the workplace demand for immediate results. An executive coach serves as an independent sounding board, challenges thinking, stimulates creativity, offers encouragement, and builds confidence.

Perhaps, in spite of your outstanding track record, you haven't yet gained the full interpersonal dexterity required of a senior leader. You may be aware that a change in behaviour – either for yourself or your team members – can make a significant difference in the long-term success of your organization.

How it works

At MotivatedMinds we help you to find your path of least resistance because following someone else’s path won’t necessarily work for you. First, we focus on getting your ‘Inner Game’ to support the actions you need to take to achieve your goals. Next, we uncover your natural strengths and create strategies for you to use them every day. Then we identify and help you overcome potential obstacles to your success. We support you as you learn to work around areas of weakness, giving you the opportunity to find success on your own terms. Finally, we create a plan for sustainability and schedule regular tune-ups to keep you at the cutting edge.

Programs range from 6-12 months following this process:

  • Foundational Session: ensures a high-impact relationship focused on results
  • Assessment: Kolbe A Index, VIA Character Strengths, and The Leadership Circle 360
  • Monthly Coaching Services: face-to-face by video phone, based on preference and budget
  • Completion Session: a review and celebration of accomplishments and the design of sustainability plan
  • Tune-Ups: sessions on an as-needed basis
  • Annual Refresher: review and refresh your vision, adjusting your action plan accordingly


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Team Coaching

Team Coaching

Overview

Teams exist to produce results. The nature and measure of results vary from team to team, yet ultimately all teams are evaluated on their ability to produce results over time. Team coaching is a dynamic process that helps teams strengthen and sustain performance by equipping them with practical skills and tools to generate positive engagement and neutralize negativity. Ideal for leaders stepping into a new role or for grounding a team moving in a new strategic direction, team coaching aligns people and plans to accelerate results.

We work with teams who want to

  • Expand leadership capacity and impact
  • Accelerate relationship and results
  • Engage in open and candid dialogue
  • Develop powerful terms of engagement
  • Build on collective strengths
  • Maximize team dynamics
  • Create a common vision and values

How it works

Coaching the system of the team creates a unique perspective that enables insight and growth. The process of determining what the team needs to excel, rather than focusing on individual needs and desires leads to higher levels of communication and new possibilities.

Typical process

At the outset of the process, each member completes a Team Diagnostic™, a next generation team assessment that delivers a comprehensive profile of the team’s current reality from the inside out.

After the assessment, the team participates in a 1 or 2 day workshop that offers powerful insight and awareness of existing team strengths and challenges. Working through a series of exercises, team members deepen their connections and design actions for moving forward together. They learn the team coaching model, which is at the heart of the team coaching program.

To evaluate progress, reinforce positive change, and deal with challenges, team coaching sessions occur at 30, 60, 90, and 120 days. The result is an engaged, highly functioning team poised for growth and top performance.




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Individual Coaching

Individual Coaching

Overview

Workplace challenges can be tough. Constant change is the name of the game. Once steady ground can feel like a swamp. Tension cuts the air. Loyalties may shift, accusations fly, and assignments can be missed, or not hit the mark. Job satisfaction and productivity suffer. Coaching can help you to:

  • Polish communication skills
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Establish work/life balance
  • Resolve disagreements and conflicts
  • Inspire innovative thinking
  • Improve internal and external customer service.

How it works

Coaching is an individualized development process that will help you to achieve more than you would on your own. Set within the context of your current role, coaching will support you in managing your existing responsibilities and stretch out of your comfort zone. You’ll reach for higher goals, take inspired action to accomplish them, and get more out of life along the way. A coach serves as an unbiased sounding board, challenges thinking, stimulates creativity, offers encouragement, and builds confidence.

Programs range from 4-6 months following this process:

  • Foundational Session: we establish our partnership alliance
  • Assessment: Kolbe A Index, VIA Character Strengths
  • Monthly Coaching Services: face-to-face or via telephone, based on preference and budget.
  • Completion Session: a review and celebration of accomplishments and the development of sustainability plan.
  • Tune-Ups: sessions on an as-needed basis


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Sales Coaching

Sales Coaching

Overview

In sales, closing is what we’re aiming for. But, how good are you at opening? Are you able to establish rapport quickly with all different types of prospects? What is your call to meeting ratio? How effectively do you plan for your success? Do you deliver value with every customer interaction? Do you ask the kind of questions that help your customers solve problems? How do you advance the sales process, without being a pest? Do your clients rave about you and send ample referrals your way?

A fulfilling career as a top sales performer requires pride, passion, skill, and perseverance. MotivatedMinds sales coaching will help you meet – even exceed your targets, by working smarter instead of harder. We work with you to ensure that you have a repeatable formula for success and teach you how to use that formula in ways that leverage your natural strengths.

How it works

At MotivatedMinds our seasoned sales coaches will support you

  • throughout The Sales Intelligence Program.
  • with a customized, one-on-one training and coaching process.
  • to reinforce and augment any sales process you have learned.


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Kolbe Productivity Coaching

Kolbe™ Productivity Coaching

Overview

The Kolbe A Index identifies how one instinctively and intuitively takes action. This innate ability is often ‘unlearned’ by following someone else’s approach; typically that of a manager or role model. Kolbe productivity coaching helps people to increase productivity and reduce stress.

How it works

After the completion of a Kolbe A Index and personal debrief, a series of in-person or telephone consultations analyze specific issues and create practical solutions that improve performance and minimize stress.



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