What a Year It Has Been!

As the year draws to a close, we at Source Point Training are celebrating our 7th Anniversary. Many said it wasn’t possible; but because of all of you, our passion for the work that we do, and our on-going commitment to make a difference in the world, we have been able to empower, educate and engage people and organizations these last 7 years.

The world continues to provide challenges for us all and with that comes the opportunity to learn, grow and adapt.  This year, SPT continued to support organizations that are committed to developing top leadership teams and learning to coach their teams to become self-generative and more fulfilled in the work they do. 

Lou, always passionate about traveling ANYWHERE in the world on a moments notice, continues to challenge people to break through their self limiting beliefs and embrace the unique and authentic human being they are and the contribution they make.  Barbara continues to work in Taipei, Hong Kong and now in Shanghai and Shenzhen developing professional coaches who are recognized by both the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching.  Barbara also became an Accredited Master Coach with the Association for Coaching!  Ginny continues to be the glue that hold Source Point Training together.  Anyone who has contact with us gets the opportunity to work with Ginny.  Through her commitment to being in service and her beyond belief operations skills, she keeps all the parts of Source Point Training moving forward.

And to all of the coaches who are a part of our professional coaching team around the world, we thank you so much for your partnership and your commitment to coaching and training the world over throughout these last 7 years.

Kelly Mobeck, who many of you have had the opportunity to work with as a coach sent her oldest son, Bradley, off to college this year. Brad has been a Source Point Training kid through the years and because of his mom’s great coaching, he could lead an outstanding team anywhere.  We know he will take these skills with him and wish him much success.

Helene Lynch, who has been one of our top Leadership Coaches, always throws a great Christmas party and this year most of the SPT team was there to celebrate with her. The stories were long and the laughter was belly aching!  We all love you, Helene!

This year we moved our Mastery of Performance Coaching training to Healdsburg so that the more mature coaching students could enjoy Barbara’s home town and some sightseeing and wine tasting – another great incentive to do your coach certification training with Source Point Training!

It is great when Barbara and Lou can find time to meet together – this year it was fortunate that they were both in Shanghai together and had the opportunity to have “fine dining” and time to catch up.

As we come to the end of 2016, we look back and reflect on how grateful we are to have the professional and personal relationships that we have shared with many of you. We wish you all the best in the year ahead – good health, peace and joy that make your heart sing!!!

Enjoy our video of highlights from 2016!


With warmest gratitude,

Happy New Year!!

Barbara, Lou and everyone at Source Point Training


Coaching Today’s Workforce – Part 2

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Welcome to the second in a 5-part series on coaching trends globally and how to create a coaching culture in your organization.  If you missed Part 1 – you can access it here.

This series includes the philosophy and coaching experience of Barbara Fagan, President of Source Point Training, and a recent survey conducted by the International Coach Federation just released in October 2016.  We hope you enjoy these insights and applications on how you can include coaching as a way of contributing to people and teams within your organization.

A recent survey published in September 2016 by Human Capital Research at the request of the International Coach Federation (ICF) showed some interesting results about the impact of coaching in the workplace. Not just for top executives, but for all managers and project leaders.  Coaching performance is no longer regulated to those who are “poor” performers, but to those who are seeking career advancement and the desire to increase their contribution.  Coaching is seen as one of the best ways to retain top talent and give them an incentive to develop new capabilities.

trust2-2When interviewed on the level of importance of the top Coaching Competencies recognized by ICF, on a scale of 1 to 5, the following reflects the top priorities for those being coached:

  • Establishing trust                     4.61
  • Applying ethical standards      4.51
  • Practicing active listening        4.51

The workplace today, which consists more and more of millennials and their development needs, shows us that creating a trusting environment, where managers conduct themselves with ethical standards, is very important.

The ability to establish trust is something that all professional coaches understand.  When coaching in the workplace, it is even more important.  Managers must be able to distinguish between coaching and managing.  It is important to establish clear agreements for the coaching to occur. This includes when coaching is being done versus managing the employee.  It requires confidentiality and clear guidelines with specific parameters for the coaching.

manhadonchinAll trained coaches realize that being professional and ethical is one of the top requirements.  This means that people who provide coaching within an organization must reflect in their own behaviors the performance they are coaching others to attain. They must demonstrate respect and real partnership with those they coach.

In order to coach effectively, most managers will need to be trained on reflective listening or appreciative listening.  This means that they listen from a place of neutrality and set aside their judgments or opinions about those they are coaching.  They listen deeply to what is being said and mirror back what they hear and ask questions to those they coach so they are able to reflect and think about their own behaviors and results.aadct

These 3 top criteria for coaching will assist managers and leaders to coach their teams in a way that increases trust, expands each employee’s ability to contribute and become more self-directed.

icfaIf you would like more information about how coaching can support your organization, contact us at 800-217-5660 ext. 101.

Our best to you,

Barbara and Everyone at Source Point Training