Look No Further For Your Team’s Business Retreat

 

THE PERFECT BUSINESS RETREAT FOR YOUR TEAM

This time every year leaders and their teams begin to think about the year ahead. With all the holidays and end of year activities coming upon us at a rapid pace, now is the perfect time to book a retreat for your team.

At Red Barn Gardens, nestled in the heart of the California Wine Country, we create the perfect place for teams and team leaders from

all over the Bay Area to come to design their strategic plans and align as a team on where they are headed in the year ahead.

Located just 1-½ hours from San Francisco and less than 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg, this beautiful 100 year-old+ property can accommodate up to 50 people.

It’s surrounding beauty creates the serenity and space for thinking, collaborating on fresh ideas and developing extraordinary strategic plans far enough away from work distractions.

Here, you will have the opportunity to self-facilitate your business retreat as a group or use our Professional Coaches, available to your group, to assist in stream-lining your agenda.

Whether generating your group’s focus in creating team-goals, producing a strategic plan-of-action, “brainstorming” ideas constructively and implementing them effectively, this quiet serene space can keep your team focused.

Additionally, as part of your retreat, you can add to your booking any of the following training/workshop topics to make the most of your time together:

 

  • Power of Purpose – Discover the importance of having a clear Purpose and Vision, for every organization and team, to increase effectiveness and alignment.
  • Values Center Leadership – Work with shared values that show up in daily interaction both internally and with customers
  • Coaching Tools for Leaders – Skills of empowering and accountable communication that increases ownership and effectiveness.
  • Understanding and Working with Different Behavior Styles – Learn to communicate with others in a way they will listen and respond based on behavior preferences.

Full use of the property is available and you can custom design your event around any of the following options:

              • Catered meals from top local restaurants
              • Private Wine Tasting from local award-winning wineries
              • Ropes Course, Team building exercises
              • Lodging accommodations on-site or local
  • Biking and hiking amidst the beautiful hills and trails of Healdsburg

 

Lock in the dates for your next business retreat or planning session today and let us guide you as you experience the relaxation and beauty of this property.

 

Contact Barbara Fagan at 707-431-1122 or  email [email protected]

 

 

For more information and pictures, visit  Red Barn Gardens 

The Buzz About Coaching

The Buzz About Coaching

With all the buzz about coaching, more and more people are beginning to consider what it might mean for them to get a coach and also, to consider how to increase their performance and skills at work by learning how to coach others.

That is why each year we begin our Coaching Fundamental Curriculum with the student coach learning all about themselves first.

How do they see the world? How do they create judgments, likes/dislikes about others? What are their fundamental beliefs?

When we attempt to coach people with our own filters, we will not be able to really explore their perspectives. This is perhaps the hardest part of learning to be neutral as a coach. For new coaches, it is also one of the most powerful parts of learning to be a coach for others.

At Source Point Training, we refer to this as the “ground of being”. We teach our coaches that to be with others, it is important to understand your own filters so you can focus on the client and be fully present.

Another key principle in being a Professional Performance Coach is to understand you will be coaching ontologically – meaning, whatever area you are coaching the client on will also impact all areas of their life. For example, if I am coaching a client on managing time at work and prioritizing better, then he will begin to see how improvements in this area will increase how he manages time in all other areas of his life and the impact will be even greater.

Here are the top reasons why people seek coaching:

  • 48 % To develop higher potential at work or to be ready to transition to new levels in organizations
  • 26%    To have someone to work with as a trusted sounding board. Unlike a therapist   – to look towards the future and explore options and strategies for their life.
  • 12%    To address behavior issues that have them off track, i.e. to improve communication skills, improve relationships and more effective use of resources such as finances and time.
  • 14%    Misc. –   This could be health and wellness, completing goals that have yet to be accomplished, or addressing an immediate issue.

We are taking applications now for participants in this year’s Coaching Fundamentals. If you would like to schedule an interview with me, Barbara Fagan, or one of our faculty to explore how developing the skills of coaching can support you, please call my office at 707-431-1122 or email me at [email protected]

 

 

 

The Perfect Retreat for Strategic Planning, Team Building

THE PERFECT RETREAT VENUE FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING, TEAM BUILDING, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 

 

This time every year leaders and their teams begin to think about the year ahead. The 4th quarter goes by very fast with all the holidays and end of year activities, so now is the perfect time to book a retreat for your team.

Red Barn Gardens, nestled in the heart of the California Wine Country, has been the perfect place for teams and team leaders from all over the Bay Area to come to create their strategic plans and align as a team on where they are headed in the year ahead.

Located just 1-½ hours from San Francisco,this beautiful 100 year-old+ property creates the serenity and space for thinking, experiencing  and collaborating fresh ideas and developing extraordinary strategic plans.

 

 

Here, you will have the opportunity to self-facilitate your business retreat as a group or use our Professional Coaches available to you and your group.

Coaching businesses has been the focus of Barbara Fagan, owner of Source Point Training, for over 25 years. She is now opening her private estate for organizations to use this beautiful space for strategic planning, team building, and leadership development.

Full use of the property is available and you can custom design your event around any of the following options:

        • Catered meals
        • Private Wine Tasting,
        • Ropes Course, Team building exercises
        • Lodging accommodations
        • Biking and hiking

 

As part of your retreat, you can book any of the following training/workshop topics:

  • Power of Purpose
  • Values Center leadership
  • Coaching tools for Leaders
  • Understanding and working with different behavior styles              

Lock in the dates for your next business retreat or planning session today and let us guide you as you experience the relaxation and beauty of this property.

 

Contact Barbara Fagan at 707-431-1122 or  email [email protected]

 

 

For more information and pictures, visit  Red Barn Gardens 

Perfect Retreat for Strategic Planning, Team Development

THE PERFECT RETREAT FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING, TEAM BUILDING, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 

This time every year leaders and their teams begin to think about the year ahead. The 4th quarter goes by very fast with all the holidays and end of year activities, so now is the perfect time to book a retreat for your team.

Red Barn Gardens, nestled in the heart of the California Wine Country, has been the perfect place for teams and team leaders from all over the Bay Area to come to create their strategic plans and align as a team on where they are headed in the year ahead.

Located just 1-½ hours from San Francisco,this beautiful 100 year-old+ property creates the serenity and space for thinking, experiencing  and collaborating fresh ideas and developing extraordinary strategic plans.

Here, you will have the opportunity to self-facilitate your business retreat as a group or use our Professional Coaches available to you and your group.

Coaching businesses has been the focus of Barbara Fagan, owner of Source Point Training, for over 25 years. She is now opening her private estate for organizations to use this beautiful space for strategic planning, team building, and leadership development.

Full use of the property is available and you can custom design your event around any of the following options:

        • Catered meals
        • Private Wine Tasting,
        • Ropes Course, Team building exercises
        • Lodging accommodations
        • Biking and hiking

As part of your retreat, you can book any of the following training/workshop topics:

  • Power of Purpose
  • Values Center leadership
  • Coaching tools for Leaders
  • Understanding and working with different behavior styles                 

Lock in the dates for your next business retreat or planning session today and let us guide you as you experience the relaxation and beauty of this property.

Contact Barbara Fagan at 707-431-1122 or  email [email protected]

For more information and more pictures, visit Executive Retreats

 

Empowerment from Source Point Training

Having just completed watching the Winter Olympics in Seoul, Korea, we can learn so many lessons of leadership, commitment and excellence.  This international event brings all types of leaders together to compete; but more importantly, to show others what is possible with 100% commitment to win.  Winning requires us to be willing to fail many times.  This is often what separates true leaders from those who are interested in only creating results and focused on their egos.  In order to accept loosing at times, we must be willing to face higher challenges and open our minds to something new in order to learn how to become successful.

“High aims form high characters, and great objectives bring out greater minds,” Tryon Edwards wrote this statement in the middle of the 19th Century when the age of the industrial revolution was just beginning. As people began to see the value of automation to improve performance and quality of labor and commerce, more people began to open their minds to new possibilities in the way they did business and lived their lives each day. We remember this time in history when there was excitement and a belief that anyone could become successful with hard work and ingenuity.

What our world needs now is for everyone to see themselves as a leader and to  be willing to take risks and to challenge themselves to think outside of their box. Instead of being a journalist and talking about what change is needed, we must be willing to create the change we want. These are powerful words and many leaders in history have shared this thinking in many different ways. However, without taking action and  staying committed to the change we want, it is too easy to step back and wait for someone else to take the lead.

Here are 8 simple things anyone can do each day to demonstrate their leadership value.

  1. Take time to read something new and share what you’ve learned with someone else.
  2. Identify one thing you would like to change and take action each day to create that change. This could be something as simple as cleaning out your closet and donating what you don’t need to others.
  3. Acknowledge everyone you see each day – this could be as simple as giving them a smile.
  4. Make a donation of ANY value at least once a month to a cause that is important to you.
  5. Practice listening deeply when people are talking to you. Let them know you HEAR them by responding to what they say.
  6. Listen to your body to stay healthy and exercise regularly and eat healthy foods.
  7. Maintain the environment around you by following sustainable practices such as recycling or using water bottles.
  8. If you experience conflict around you, step in to make things better and resolve it.

Being a leader is a mindset and it involves your identity. When we see ourselves as leaders, we recognize our contribution and show up authentically; not because we want approval but because we believe we can make a difference. Each person who participated at this year’s Olympic games saw themselves as a leader and committed years of practice to become excellent and to inspire all of us to see what is possible when we are willing to risk and reach for the gold.

Our best to you,

Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training

 

Connect Your Clients to Higher Purpose

We are always excited and eager to share what our coaches are up to!  Chris Taylor, a 2006 coach graduate, and her colleague Audrey Seymour, are offering a wonderful Zoom seminar and we encourage everyone to check it out!  Details below and more information is available at  http://truepurpose.net/wisdomsource

Imagine fulfilling your calling as part of a community dedicated to awakening the light of Divine Purpose in every soul, while at the same time meeting your financial needs through a thriving purposeful business.

If this is you, we invite you to join True Purpose® Institute trainers Audrey Seymour and Chris Taylor for a special no-fee Zoom seminar to:

  • Discuss what it means to have a purposeful business, the advantages of having one and the options available to you
  • Reconnect with your higher guidance live on the conference to clarify your most purposeful next steps
  • Connect with fellow change agents in like-minded community
  • Share the inspiration of your purpose with others
  • Learn whether the upcoming True Purpose® Coach Training is purposeful for you right now

Event: Purposeful Business: Connect Your Clients to Higher Purpose

Date: Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Time: 12 Noon Pacific Time / 3:00 pm Eastern Time / 8 pm GMT

 

Every Leader Has a Dream

Every leader has a dream – to contribute to others’ success, to inspire and to believe in new possibilities that others cannot yet see.

This week, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., a man that changed the way we believed, the way we talked and the way we behaved in order to provide human rights for ALL individuals regardless of the color of their skin or where they came from.  We remember him and his dream.

Today, we are challenged more than ever to uphold the beliefs and values he talked about, lived and instilled in so many during a very dark time in our history.   I am fortunate to have lived my life during this time.  A time of great change in the way people saw each other and the stand they were willing to take for freedom and human rights.  As a young girl, I was raised in California – the San Francisco Bay Area.   I did not see or experience prejudice the way many others across our country did at that time.  It wasn’t until I moved to Alabama in the mid 60’s that I began to realize for the first time the prejudice that Black Americans faced each day.   I was there when Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed in Los Angeles.

These were times that no one would have thought could have become so hateful and violent.  Martin Luther King Jr. gave us hope for a new day as he shared with us the power of his dream.  Today we might be reminded of his words when he shared.

As we begin this New Year, let us commit to remember this man’s dream.  That in the face of our social media networks, tweets and fake news, we all really know what is required in order to create a world that works for everyone.  That is love, understanding, a willingness to work together towards a shared vision and listening to understand all points of views in order to determine the best path.

The advent of instant messages creates a smaller world but does not need to create smaller thinking.  The gift of age means that we have experiences of our life and lessons we have learned.  Youth gives us opportunities to stretch and to grow and to explore.  My dream for 2018 is that together – all men and women young and old – come together with the energy and excitement to work together, to invent a future that will sustain our world and all its people.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk,

if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do

you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Our best to you,

Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training

 

Launch Your Coaching Business by February!

Start training today for your career as a

Professional Performance Coach

and

Have paying clients by February!

In Fundamentals of Performance Coaching, you will learn:

  • How to establish a coaching relationship with others
  • The language of coaching and how to open possibilities for people to take action in achieving their goals
  • To use personality assessment tools to assist clients in understanding their thinking and behavior preferences
  • Templates and tools to use as a professional coach to guide people and manage their progress
  • Communication skills like Neuro Linguistics Programing that will empower people to think and behave in more resourceful ways

Create a life you love while coaching others to do the same!

In just 6 short months, you will:

  • Receive training on all of the ICF-based core competencies of coaching
  • Earn 90.5 ICF CCE’s which meets eligibility requirements for both ICF Membership and ACC Credentialing
  • Enroll paying clients to launch your coaching business or work as an internal corporate coach

Training Dates:

  • Module 1:  August 16-18, 2017
  • Module 2:  October 18-20, 2017
  • Module 3:  February 14-16, 2018

 

Call us TODAY to learn more and start your journey!

Your clients are waiting for YOU!!

Contact:

Name:   Ginny Carter, ACC
Title:      Administrative Director
Phone:  410-236-1491
Email address:  [email protected]

 

Successfully Navigating Change

In our fast paced world, it seems that change is always occurring.  However, there are many times in life when change comes at us unexpectedly.   Maybe our first reaction is resistance or fear or anger.    Many times we can feel powerless.   Coaching people to move through change is one of the most common reasons for coaching.  Here are the most common areas of change for people:

  • Health breakdown
  • Loss of job
  • Divorce
  • Changing Careers
  • Financial

Before we can effectively move through change, we need to have the space to stop and take an inventory of our emotions surrounding this change, the people impacted by the change, and the resources we have to navigate through change.

  1. Moving from resistance to persistence:  It is easy to fall into the trap of being a victim to the change or even becoming depressed or apathetic.  The sooner you take action to begin to design new opportunities presented by the change, the sooner you will be on the road to a new beginning. You can tend to forget your capabilities for navigating change.  Looking back at past major changes to see the resources you used then can assist you in creating strategies to move forward with your current change.
  2. Reflection and acknowledgement:  We can learn a great deal about ourselves at these times of our lives.  This is a time to revisit your purpose in life and what brings you a sense of fulfillment.  Examine your values – what is truly important to you.  Spend time journaling and give yourself permission to feel the sadness and acknowledge the great things about yourself. It is important to take a break and have your mind and energy on something other than the change you are experiencing.
  3. Envision what you want:  Take time to envision what you want in your future.  Don’t put limits on it, allow yourself to dream.  Think of new training you may want to complete, a new business opportunity, or a new home and how you would want it to look.  Even if you are facing challenges with your health, there are possibilities.  There are times when we feel the most vulnerable that doors open for us.
  4. Enroll resources:  Challenge yourself to reach out to others as a sounding board for ideas and assistance.  It is at times like these we cannot have expectations of others knowing what we need. We must be responsible to connect and ask for what we want to move forward.  Have a great brainstorming session with yourself – or you can include others who might also be impacted by the change – to explore all of the possible solutions or strategies in taking on this change.
  5. Miles are a combination of many steps:  See if you can break the change needed into small actions; making a gradual transition.  When we can integrate change in pieces and over a short period of time, we can avoid becoming overwhelmed and reduce stress as well.
  6. Turn challenges into opportunities:  Identify the challenges or obstacles you foresee as you take these small actions in managing change.  Your attitude will create your experience.  Work to adopt a positive attitude as you embrace the change that has occurred.

Change is not easy for most of us.  Change will always challenge us to face ourselves.  It is at these times that we can experience the greatest growth and our greatest sense of personal power.  Holding on to the past will never move us forward.

Today, more than ever before, the value of engaging with a coach can make huge differences in both the business environment and in other areas of our lives.  The demand for coaches continues to increase in businesses with many now having their own staff of internal coaches, contracting with external coaches and training their managers to lead their teams with coaching skills rather than the old school managing and directing.

If your organization is ready to create a coaching culture and having members of their HR Department or Leadership & Development Department trained as coaches, contact us to learn about our next training beginning in August in Memphis, TN.

To learn more about our training programs or for a consultation on bringing leadership development and coaching skills into your organization, contact Ginny Carter, Administrative Director, at [email protected] or at 410-236-1491.

Our best to you,

Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training

 

Coaching Today’s Workforce – Part 5 – Catching the College Grads with Coaching

Welcome to the third segment in our 5-part series on coaching trends and how to create a coaching culture in your organization.  If you missed Parts 1, 2 or 3 – you can access them here:  Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4

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.

 

CATCHING THE COLLEGE GRADS WITH COACHING!

What is the new generation of college graduates looking for when considering their first job out of college?  You might not have guessed it but mentoring, coaching and a plan for managing their careers rank in the top 5 areas of what today’s graduates look for.

May is typically graduation month for most colleges and this year more than ever there will be many new career opportunities for new grads in most fields from Engineering to technology to biochemical, just to name a few.  Many companies have already spent time at college campuses recruiting graduates for career opportunities.

According to a recent article published by Fortune magazine from authors Ed Frauenheim and Tabitha Russell, the companies that attract the most graduates also have the highest achievements in their field of business.  College students invest heavily in themselves and expect to have a return on that investment when they graduate.  Recruiting and retaining top talent and creating a powerful conversation about your company being a “great place to work” will yield rewards for many years into the future for both employees and employers.

Companies recognized as a great place to work enjoy a sense of team and community. Workers collaborate willingly and are not focused on politics, but more on being recognized for their contributions and guided by their mentors who take the time to give them real-time feedback.

This is why, for the last 7 years, Source Point Training has worked with organizations who are dedicated to providing coaching for their employees. Not the kind of coaching performance that in the past was seen as “fixing” a problem.  Today, progressive companies match a mentor who has coaching skills to new employees as part of their on-boarding process.  The mentor provides more self-direction in setting goals, knows how to give real-time feedback and encourages reaching out to colleagues for support.  These are what will attract the new generation of employees.

Source Point Training has over 30 years of professional coaching experience and today is working with companies who want to train managers to learn the skills of coaching and mentoring employees.  The feedback we receive consistently is that employees who receive coaching within their work environment – not just on issues at work but on how to manage time and priorities in their life more effectively:

  • achieve a higher sense of self-confidence
  • exhibit a willingness to take on new learning and reach new levels
  • become the most fulfilled employees and loyal advocates for their company as being one of the “best places to work”

As we wrap up the value of creating a coaching culture in organizations, we have shared that:

  • Today’s workforce wants their contribution to be seen and they want to be coached in areas where they can improve.
  • ICF surveys indicated that 82% of managers surveyed would like training on how to be effective coaches for their teams.
  • Performance coaching is now seen as an employee benefit for 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, build loyalty and is an incentive for developing new capabilities.
  • Creating a trusting environment, where managers and colleagues conduct themselves ethically and actively listen to each other is valued more by most employees than the salary they are paid.
  • Potential employees can usually find comparable salaries but it is more difficult to find a corporate culture that fosters mentors and coaching people to achieve their career goals.
  • A coaching culture’s ROI is only as good as the competency of those using the coaching skills. Coaching employees effectively requires coach-specific skills and ongoing practice/usage of those skills.
  • According to the recent ICF/HCI survey Building a Coaching Culture with Managers and Leaders, “The training of managers/leaders using coaching skills is a very important part of building a coaching culture; 87% of respondents with strong coaching cultures report their current training has been instrumental in building a coaching culture.”
  • Organizations with a rich coaching culture report less employee turnover, increase in individuals achieving professional and personal  goals, changes in attitudes and behaviors leading to collaborative thinking and proactivity, reduction in expense – more efficient use of resources and time, increase in promotions and more leadership opportunities to expand business, and increase in market and customers.

If you want to change your corporate culture to include coaching, email Ginny Carter, Administrative Director, at [email protected].  We will discuss how you can provide your management team with the coaching core competencies recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Association for Coaching (AC).

Our best to you,

Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training