WSP 113 — Coaching: The Indispensable Leadership Skill
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Nov 6—Nov 7
Time: 9:00 am—12:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Oct 30
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): Mark Nicolson
Class Recording Available: Yes
The majority of leaders have expertise in their field and are highly effective at managing business processes and projects. But as they progress in their careers, they are asked to focus more on leading, managing, and collaboration. Coaching is what enables us to release the performance and qualities that are possible in others and ourselves. The goal of coaching is giving motivation and confidence. Yet few of us have received inspiring coaching or formal coaching training that gives us our own motivation and confidence. There is much more to effective business coaching and mentoring than the recollections we might have of our favorite high school coach or teacher. In this highly interactive workshop, we will learn and practice coaching methods that enable those whom we coach to transform challenges into creative action. These will include an advanced introduction to the GROW model (the most widely used coaching framework), candid and respectful feedback methods, and developing deep empathy for those different from ourselves. We will also learn how to cultivate an atmosphere of learning and trust. Through thoughtful, insightful feedback and discussion, we will affirm our strengths and address our limitations in our individual coaching styles. Students will leave this course enlivened by capabilities that support authenticity, psychological safety, and personal power.
Mark Nicolson is a coach and consultant for organizations committed to cultures of learning, high performance, and equity. He has more than thirty years of experience growing the leadership of startup teams and social change visionaries. He was formerly a partner in Alexander, the pioneer in executive coaching in the United Kingdom, and he received an MA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Stanford.
Founder, Nicolson Group and With/In Collaborative
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.