Personal Transformational Trilogy

PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION TRILOGY

Personal growth and change never occurs without real world experiences. Our life’s lessons teach us what to do, what not to do and how to make choices. Unfortunately, many of life’s lessons also teach us how to play it safe or use strategies designed to keep us from getting hurt or feeling like a failure.

 

Over time, we fail to recognize how our life’s experiences can limit us. We lose the natural desire to explore new horizons or diverse relationships and to take risk to learn something new. Our worldview becomes narrow and closes us off to new possibilities and we can become “fixed” in how we see things, how we react and how we communicate.

 

Source Point Training is excited to announce the collaboration with Martha Borst of Martha Borst Consulting. Barbara Fagan and Martha have been friends and colleagues for almost 10 years and have found this unique opportunity to collaborate; bringing their unique skills and experiences in the world of consulting and coaching together to form the Transformational Trilogy.

 

What began six years ago in the bucolic community of Healdsburg, California nestled between the ocean and the hills of wine country, is growing beyond Sonoma County. The word is spreading and many people are coming to experience personal growth and change in this beautiful part of the world.

TRANSFORMATIONAL TRILOGY

BASIC ADVANCED LEADERSHIP
Insight ––> Breakthrough ––> Application
Discovery ––> Permanent Change ––> Internalization fulfillment

THE BASIC SELF MASTERY COURSE

The Basic Self Mastery Course is a caring, hardworking and inspiring educational seminar designed to generate insights and discoveries into the areas of your life that matter most to you, both personally and professionally. As we encounter the constant demands of our busy lives and the fast pace of the rapidly changing environment around us, we can easily lose balance, become overwhelmed, confused and misdirected. Often, you may find yourself feeling stressed while trying to put out fires or perhaps you’re wondering where intimacy went in your relationships. Sometimes you may feel like you’re swimming upstream and working hard, but not getting very far.

At times like these, it is critical to have a clear understanding of who you are, why you’re here, what you want, where you’re going, how you’re going to get there and how you can individually carve out the kind of future you desire.

You will learn skills, receive tools and examine the beliefs and values that influence your decision-making. By becoming aware of your power to influence and direct your current experience as well as your future, you will be able to understand how to master the navigation of your life.

The greater understanding you have of yourself and of Life’s Laws, the more successful you can be in making the right choices for yourself and the people around you and the better able you will be to become a productive, contributing member of your community.

Martha Borst will be by your side, guiding you on how to achieve your wants, needs, dreams and goals. You can count on her communication to be direct and clear. You can never offend her because this is your ride and she is only here to be of service to the quality and effectiveness of your ride. Space is limited to 16 people only and the course is only given six times a year.

I am not a self-help person, so when I was offered to participate in the Basic Self Mastery Program, I was hesitant. However, I cannot describe adequately how profound and influential those three days were for me. I came away with a purpose and a deeper understanding of my world. Martha is a force of nature. I sincerely thank her for offering me this effective and heart-warming method of connecting to self, to community and to humanity.”

Lisa Steinkamp

 

Critically acclaimed best-selling author, MARTHA BORST is a Senior Organizational Consultant and Master Coach with over 40 years of experience in Personal and Professional Leadership Development. She  has conducted consulting projects and development programs for well-over 25,000 executives, managers and corporate employees nationwide and continues this work with Fortune 500 companies as well as  individuals across the U.S and abroad.

Her book, Your Survival Strategies Are Killing You, hit #3 Best Seller on Amazon.

Click on her book for a personalized copy now.

THE ADVANCED SELF MASTERY COURSE

Coached by both Barbara Fagan and Martha Borst, The Advanced Self Mastery Course is open to anyone who has completed the Basic Course. It’s a phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime experience designed for those who are committed to permanent change in their lives. This is the course where you break through all the barriers standing in the way of your own personal power.

Through this course, you will see a multitude of new ways to live your life, which will bring you greater joy, inner peace, freedom, clarity and fulfillment. Once you see what’s possible, you will never want to go back.

The Advanced Course will expand and deepen your awareness and personal power in ways you have not yet imagined possible. You’ll stretch your mind, expand your heart and enrich your spirit.

Thank you Martha and Barbara for giving me this wonderful gift. I am enjoying the journey of my life more than I could have thought possible. Loving deeper, finding myself in the moment more and connecting with my kids in a wonderful new way.”

Tara Jasper

 

LEADERSHIP SOURCE TRAINING

Leadership Source is open to Advanced Course graduates and is directed and supervised by Barbara Fagan. By taking the principles and Life Laws of the Basic and Advanced out into the world with you and practicing ways applying them each day, you will begin to see the changes you want in your life come into reality.

This 10-week Leadership Coaching program is designed to support and guide you to put into practice everything you learned in the Basic and Advance courses. You will have your own workbook, share ways to apply principles of effective communication, make choices with real accountability, and be guided by your personal purpose, vision and ways to collaborate and align with others to create amazing results at home and at work.

Your personal coach will work with you each week consistently translating your new awareness context into real, everyday practical and powerful results. This training consists of two training weekends and 10 weeks of 1:1 coaching.

Challenging, exciting, and fun, the Leadership Source Training supports you to achieve your most important goals while living a life of rich abundance.

“Leadership was the perfect opportunity to utilize the tools I learned in the Self Mastery courses and working closely with a personal coach in setting up a goal plan, it helped me in ways I cannot begin to describe. My life is so much less convoluted now that I have a clear plan on where I want to be and what I want to do in my life. It was absolutely invaluable to me!  All three courses were hands-down the BEST investment of time and money I’ve ever gifted myself. Thank you!!”

Heidi Bailey

 

 

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Sourcepoint Leadership Team takes hold of the reins for Russian River Beautification

Pictured: Jarrod Holmes, Kyle Evans, Kat Baird, and Jennifer Lucas, are part of the 20-person Sourcepoint Leadership team who spent 10 weeks planning the project.

Sourcepoint Leadership Team takes hold of the reins for Russian River Beautification

Lots of fun along with gratifying work will be happening Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 10 a.m to noon, when a Healdsburg Sourcepoint Leadership team hosts a Russian River clean-up, followed by a celebratory party for all volunteers as part of their community service project.

“I felt a real need to do something about the river,” said Healdsburg local Eric Wagner, the brain-child behind the project and part of the 20-person Leadership team heading the project. Having grown up on the river, the project is particularly close to his heart. “Through this whole process, it finally feels like (our leadership team) is hitting a stride – getting it going with everybody in the community on board,” said Wagner of the project.

Having Don McEnhill, Executive Director for Russian Riverkeeper as a client in his barbershop made a nice connection for Wagner. “He’s been a client for 17 years…he was absolutely stoked” when Wagner approached him with his idea. The Russian River Beautification project, in partnership with Russian Riverkeeper and Clean River Alliance, will be working to remove trash from the Watershed before it hits the river, causes pollution and is ultimately, carried out to the ocean.

The Sourcepoint team is also selling tickets for prizes in a raffle to raise necessary funds for trash disposal costs, which totaled $20,000 in 2018. The public is invited to volunteer in the clean-up, which will offer support, camaraderie and all the tools needed to be an empowered steward of the river and its clean-up.

At the end of clean-up, a barbecue celebration for all volunteers will take place, where raffle winners will be announced. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For more information on participating in the clean-up and purchasing tickets for the raffle, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-russian-river-beautification-project-tickets-61512245783

For more information on Sourcepoint Leadership, visit www.sourcepointtraining.com

 

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

 

Finding Yourself Again!

Our friend and colleague, Bill Dean, has long stood for whole and healthy families in his work with troubled teens. Bill has written many insightful and thought-provoking articles that provide opportunities for reflection and new choices.  We are thrilled to share one of his articles with you and invite you to commit to finding your true, authentic self again.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Or

How We Became Lost and How to Find Ourselves Again. – Bill Dean

Experience a young child (even if you merely observe) and you will notice that joy, that spontaneity, that totality of being in the present. Of course they do not always express happiness, but even their moments of despair will turn into joyful laughter moments later. All children, if given love and nurturing will demonstrate this. Yet almost all adults have lost the ability to live in this state. Some will justify it by claiming that adults cannot afford to be childish – they have responsibilities and it would be irresponsible to do so. And yet in all my working with people over the last 40+ years the vast majority will admit to wanting to find a way to live that expression of joy. It comes out as: I want to be authentic; I want to be me; I want to love and be loved.

So what happened?

We began to experience PAIN AND PUNISHMENT! Whether from our parents, siblings, other relatives, teachers, religion, or just the world itself, we began to experience pain – mostly in the form of punishment for not being the way we were supposed to be (or being too spontaneous). This turned into beliefs about ourselves that took on the form of “I am not enough – I am not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough.” Or perhaps “I am not worthy, I am stupid, or I am a failure”, etc. We began to believe these lies about ourselves. And then we began to learn how to SURVIVE.

We began to figure out ways to avoid pain and to become acceptable to those from whom we wanted love. As we grew up, those methods of avoiding pain were made part of our subconscious programming so that survival became the driving force of our lives. These survival mechanisms can be simplified into these categories:

  • Be in CONTROL.  Either through suppressing our feelings or suppressing other’s feelings (Don’t cry or stop crying, or stop laughing or do this, don’t do that and so on). We try to control others through anger, manipulation, intimidation, etc.
  • Be RIGHT. Make others wrong; collect evidence to support your rightness and/or another’s wrongness; gather allies to get support about how right you are or how wrong another is.
  • Save FACE. Always look good – no matter what. And make sure you do not cause another to lose face.

When survival becomes the driving force that runs our lives, we cannot be authentic nor can we truly love or be loved. We end up trying to be the way someone else wants us to be and we lose ourselves in that struggle.

Then we end up just drifting through life. Waiting for someone to approve of me. Waiting to survive the next disappointment or the next hurtful encounter. Seeking to blame others or myself for how my life turned out. Worried about the future or regretting the past while ignoring the present. Essentially being locked in a prison of our own making.

WHAT CAN BE DONE? WHAT IS THE WAY OUT OF THIS PRISON?

There is a way out; there is a path back to being who we truly are. Here are some steps:

  1. Decide you want it. In other words make a CHOICE to become who you truly are and be very CLEAR about that choice.
  2. Be COMMITTED. Not just committed when it is comfortable or convenient; but committed at a level of NO MATTER WHAT. Let no one or anything get in your way from that commitment.
  3. Take RISKS. Be vulnerable, be open to new ideas, keep on learning, share your true feelings, practice being uncomfortable.
  4. LET GO OF THE OLD. The old things that you keep to survive and stay safe but don’t really work (and never really have).
  5. WORK. Change can be hard and perhaps scary, so discipline yourself to constantly do this work. Never stop working.

FINALLY, seek out assistance. You do not have to do this by yourself. Find teachers who can guide you on this pathway to joy.

Whenever a student is willing, a teacher always appears.

“WE ARE ALWAYS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK THE PATH OF TRUE ENLIGHTENMENT, THE PATH OF LIVING AND LEARNING THROUGH JOY AND BEING THE LOVE WE WANT FROM OTHERS, THEN SHARING THAT LOVE.”

Thanks so much Bill for sharing your wisdom and insights with our Source Point Training community!

Our best to you,

Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training

 

Your Summer Assignment is Here!

As we move into August, many families are taking vacations before the start of school.  Summer time is usually a time for more fun and relaxation for both parents and kids out of school.

Some of the best family memories are made during the summer; going on vacation, seeing relatives, camping, or making projects.  Kids seem to sprout like weeds during the summer months as their daily activities change.  Most of us have family memories to look back on and remember as we become adults.  I can remember my Dad declaring one summer day, “We are going on a picnic today and EVERYONE is going to have FUN!” in his loud declarative voice.

What families do and the traditions they have reflect their values.  I did not realize until I was much older the values that I got from my family.  As I matured, I began to develop my own values and … many of them were my family’s values.  Work hard and make a contribution, be generous, continue to learn new things as you grow, be honest and always respect others.  These were not just things my parents told me I should do – they were the things that they did too.

We all have our favorite childhood memories to look back on and share with our children.

As parents, we might assume that our day-to-day lives and special memories convey our values clearly to our children.  But that isn’t always the case.  A colleague of mine has a great way of articulating this, “Children are great observers, but lousy interpreters.”

As a Certified Family Coach, I often hear from parents “Of course my children know our family values.”  Then, when give an assignment to ask their children what their family values are, they are surprised at the responses they get.  Most simply put, values are chosen guiding principles to be lived in every area of life.  Values show up at home, at work, at school, on the playground and when you are alone.

Here’s a great activity for your family before the school-year routines return. Reflect on the last 7 days and write down things that stand out regarding:

  • How you distributed your time over those 7 days?  Work, recreation, service and supporting others, learning something new, housework, sleeping, exercising, time for TV, etc.
  • How much time during the week did you spend in each area?
  • What were the things you wanted to do but did not take time to do?

As you identify where and how you spent your time, what values do you connect to those activities?

For example;  if I am spending time studying in pursuit of a college degree, I value education.  If I volunteer weekly at a homeless shelter or food bank, I might value service or compassion.  If I am regularly planning family activities or opportunities to get together with extended family, I might value family.

A fun family activity that you can do is plan a time as a family to talk about what you value most.  Have everyone in the family share.  Kids might say… fun or sports. Start with sharing what values are in your own words including what it looks like to live each value.  Make it a fun activity – take a 3×5 card for each value and place the word on one side and and describe how you live it on the other side.  Then decorate the cards.  You can put them in a box and pull one each week to focus on “living” and “seeing/experiencing” that value for the week.  Values are to be lived and experienced; the ultimate walking the talk!

Enjoy the rest of the summer, sharing family time together, making memories and living your values.

Our best to you,

Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training

 

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

 

 

Coaching Today’s Workforce – Part 4

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

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.

We are moving to the end of the first quarter 2017, and soon quarterly results will be published.  Companies’ strategic goals have been identified and project teams have been developed to take on key initiatives.  Soon, it will be time for annual reviews of performance and compensation plans.

While the investment in coaching is increasing in organizations, few businesses have a way to formally identify the success and return on investment.

What gets measured gets done. So what’s the best way to measure the impact of coaching?  Some outcomes that should be expected in a coaching culture include the following:

  • Competent leadership including effective communication, better cooperation, sharing resources, setting priorities and holding people responsible for their performance and results.  Coaching empowers people to take responsibility.
  • Less turnover and longer employee engagement. Turnover is a key indicator of the effectiveness of coaching in the workplace. When people are coached effectively and understand their roles and goals, they are more proactive and empowered.
  • Honest, open communication and use of effective feedback systems where everyone contributes to others through feedback – not just managers. People in a coaching culture know how to give effective feedback in a way that people can learn and make more effective choices going forward.  Feedback can “turn the lights on” so people can see and understand how to be more effective.
  • Improved service and responsiveness to all customers either internal or external.  Companies with a coaching culture see increased collaboration and problem solving across departments.

So, how do you measure these outcomes?  It is all in the numbers.  Organizations with a rich coaching culture show:

  • Less employee turnover
  • 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
  • Increase in market and customers

If you have invested in coach training, take time to determine how you are measuring the results of this investment.  All employees must understand the purpose of coaching and be introduced to ways of using coaching skills as a tool at all levels in the organization so that a true coaching culture exists.

Source Point Training offers organizations a full ICF Approved / AC Accredited coach-specific coach certification program as well as a curriculum for HR/L&D teams to then deliver independently within their organizations.

To learn more about this opportunity, please email Ginny Carter, Administrative Director, at [email protected].

Our best to you,

Barbara and everyone at Source Point Training