As this school year starts, perhaps you are thinking about how to lead a team differently than you have before. Perhaps in a way that is more energizing, with distributed leadership, with more joy and focus and commitment from everyone. Maybe you are forming a vision from your hopes and the needs of the community […]
Last week on the podcast, I shared my top considerations for a thriving coaching program. These included the three things that need to happen in every Transformational Coaching conversation: Trust must be built, deepened or repaired Beliefs must be explored Clients must be solving their own problems Today, I’m sharing a set of reflection prompts […]
If you’re a manager looking to coach, you need to adjust your expectations. Managers cannot be coaches. Coaching is a vehicle for learning. When we are learning things can get messy. Ideally, when working with a coach, we can completely let our guards down, we can be vulnerable and say every messy thing on our […]
Are you thinking about your own professional learning in the year to come? Here are three lessons we learned in 2021, what they mean for us in 2022 and potential implications for your own approach to PD. […]
Today I’m sharing four questions to think through your readiness to center equity in your leadership or coaching practice. […]
A few tips for how you can turn learning into action to center equity this school year. […]
Summer is renewal time for educators, and this year more than ever, educators need to recover and replenish so they can return reenergized in the fall. As we emerge from this pandemic, it is important to consider these three things to do differently this year with your team. […]
I am so frequently asked a version of the question, “How can I coach as a boss?” that I will be holding a workshop this summer (Coaching When You’re the Boss) to help equip all you managers out there to do just that.
The short answer is, yes. The much more important answer is, yes if you are both very intentional and capable. […]
You can’t be a Transformational Coach if you are a fixer.
Paraphrasing can be a powerful one if done skillfully. Here are 4 tips to follow if you want to leverage this potentially powerful coaching tool. […]