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About the course
In this course, you will complete an array of self-assessments, including the scientifically validated Hogan Leadership Series personality survey, and engage in exercises that result in deeper self-awareness for the purpose of identifying your coaching strengths and development opportunities.
You will learn how to create a learning plan that helps you leverage your strengths and confront challenges you might face as a coach. This course will address questions such as: how is coaching different from other one-on-one developmental interactions; what is the connection between personality and coaching; how can you begin to develop your story as a coach, and why does it matter?
What Questions Will We Answer
- How can I leverage my personality traits and my preferences to be an excellent coach?
- In what ways could my personality and preferences interfere with coaching excellence?
- What does it mean to develop my "self-as-coach" competencies, and what should be my priorities?
- What is an individual learning plan, and how is it used in coaching for individual transformation?
- What are the differences between coaching, mentoring, consulting, advising, and therapy?
- What is a narrative identity, what roles can it play in coaching, and how can it accelerate individual development?
Benefits and Outcomes
Learn what is required to develop at a professional coach and receive one-on-one coaching about how to leverage your personality traits and preferences to be an excellent coach. By participating in this session, you will learn how to:
- Explain how personality and perferences might enhance or interfere with coaching excellence.
- Identify coaching competencies and which ones are developmental priorities for you.
- Create an individual learning plan to be used in coaching for individual transformation..
- Explain the differences between coaching, mentoring, consulting, advising, and therapy.
- Explain the role that narrative identity can play in coaching, and how it might be used to accelerate individual development.
- Identify personal values and their connections with ethical practice in coaching.
Who should attend
- Leaders and senior managers who want to become coaches or add coaching to their overall leadership toolkit.
- Experienced coaches seeking to expand self-awareness and develop as a reflective coach practitioner.
Trust the experts
Michelle Albaugh is a highly regarded leadership and effectiveness coach. She joined the MSLOC faculty in September, 2015, after she earned her PhD in Human Development & Social Policy, from the School of Education and Social Policy here at Northwestern. She received a bachelor’s degree in mu...
Kimberly Scott is Assistant Professor and Director of the Master’s Program in Learning & Organizational Change (MSLOC) at Northwestern University. She came to Northwestern with over 10 years of management and consulting experience in a variety of mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Her work ...