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Launch of the AC Team Coaching Accreditation Scheme
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35:59In this special episode our host, Maxine Bell, is joined by Dr Declan Woods, the AC’s Global Head of Team Coaching Standards and Accreditation. Declan will be announcing the release date and lots of practical information about the AC’s brand-new Team Coaching Accreditation Scheme! This is a labour of love for Declan and the many others who have worked hard to create a practical scheme, for both individual practitioners and coach trainers. Learn why the scheme was created, what it is, who it is for and how you can prepare for it. The scheme involves research and collaboration across the globe to ensure it is diverse and suitable for all. Declan shares the many benefits and explains how you can find out more. “The heart of the scheme is fitness to practice: the practical element of coaching teams.” - Declan Woods For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: www.associationforcoaching.com/page/team-coaching-podcast-series-team-coaching-accreditation
129: Team Coaching as a Technology for Change
27:51In their final session together, Georgina Woudstra and Allard de Jong complete their introduction to team coaching by discussing in more detail what change means and how that change can happen in a team coaching session. Learn about Arnold Beisser’s ‘Paradoxical Theory of Change’ and three meta-skills that a coach can use to increase awareness and develop active experiments. If you enjoyed this series, please tune in to our next episode to hear some exciting new developments and opportunities from the AC, for all team coaches and those who are considering becoming one. Not to be missed! “How do we land that new-found awareness? Make use of it in service of change?” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/team-coaching-podcast-series-technology-change
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128: Team Coaching Readiness
30:36What does a coach need to consider in preparing to coach a team? Find out in episode five of our team coaching series with Georgina Woudstra and Allard de Jong. Using the STS model of Self (the coach), Team and Situation, they discuss what you need to consider before committing to coach a particular team. With a series of interesting questions to ask yourself as well as examples from their own experience, Georgina and Allard empower team coaches to know themselves, know their own boundaries, and be able to clearly assess whether a team understands their own commitments and responsibilities in participating in coaching. Learn more about how to evaluate the psychological safety in a team and who you are actually representing. “The art of it is us navigating the multiple stakeholders’ needs and finding a way to get a clear focus for the work.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/team-coaching-podcast-series-team-coaching-readiness
127: Contracting for Team Coaches
32:18Learn about the importance of good contracting in episode four of our Team Coaching series with Georgina Woudstra and Allard de Jong. Together they explore what contracting is and talk about ‘Big C’ contracting which includes ‘the 6 P’s’ of purpose, practicalities, professional, power, psychology and partnership. Georgina and Allard go on to explain the equally important ‘Little C’ contracting, discuss the use of Clare Pedrick’s STOKeRS model and the challenges for coaches in supporting decision-making in teams as well as the various models of contracting that can be used by team coaches. Enjoy this informative and thought-provoking episode. “Too much contracting can stifle the process and too little can create problems.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/team-coaching-podcast-series-contracting-team-coaches
126: Team Coaching Competencies
36:27In this episode, Georgina Woudstra and Allard de Jong begin their conversation identifying what a team is as opposed to a group, what competencies are, and how they create a framework for good practice. Using a Team Coaching Wheel created by Georgina, they look more closely at specific team coaching competencies, such as a ‘focus on relationships in the system’ and ‘working with power and authority.’ Using real-life examples, tools and powerful coaching questions, Georgina and Allard provide honest, reflective, and practical information to support your team coaching practice, or help you explore team coaching as something you would like to try. They highlight issues that can arise and suggest solutions in this informative, passionate conversation. “Focusing on relationships in the system is about serving the team collectively, focusing on the ‘we’ whilst valuing the I.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/team-coaching-podcast-series-team-coaching-competencies
125: What is Real Team Coaching?
33:32In episode two of our Team Coaching series, Georgina Woudstra and Allard de Jong take a deeper dive into what they understand real team coaching to be. They re-examine what the core of coaching is about, and look at what can happen when a coach shifts from one-to-one coaching to working with teams. Join us as they discuss the different phases that occur in team coaching and explain the Team Coaching Competencies Wheel, as well as share invaluable insights about the centre of that wheel: the philosophy and stance of the coach. You will learn more about the use of mantras that can help you stay present as a coach, the power of presence, and the use of self and active experiments. “Change happens when we help the team become more than what they are.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/team-coaching-podcast-series-real-team-coaching
124: Why is a Whole Team Coaching Approach Needed?
31:42Welcome to the first episode in our new podcast series on team coaching. Our two hosts, Georgina Woudstra and Allard de Jong of the Team Coaching Studio, will be holding informative conversations to share their expertise and passion for this topic. In this first episode, they explain why team coaching is becoming a necessity in creating real change in how teams and leaders work, and why they believe it is a key part of the future of coaching. They discuss the difference between team coaching and other modalities, such as facilitation and learning and development, evidencing how team coaching is more sustainable and impactful, as well as the role of team leaders and the support team coaching offers. This a helpful podcast for team coaches, those considering team coaching, and organizations and businesses wanting to understand what team coaching can offer. “The team is not just the sum of the parts, it is more than the sum of the parts, it is the alchemy of the sum of the parts.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: www.associationforcoaching.com/page/team-coaching-podcast-series-team-coaching-approach
123: Reflections on our 2022 Podcasts
56:37Join us for this heart-warming and inspiring conversation with our four podcast hosts of 2022: Claudia Day, Rob Lawrence, Maxine Bell and George Warren. Listen as they reflect on their experiences as hosts – what drove them to become hosts, what the experience was like and the incredible ripple effects from it. The conversation broadens out into developments in coaching that are reflected in the podcast topics as well as why podcasts are relevant, powerful (and free) learning and development tools. Will you be brave enough to accept the invite and the challenge we offer? Listen in and find out. “As a host, a podcast is a tremendously powerful self-growth tool.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/AC_at_20-Reflections_on_our_2022_podcast_series_hosts To listen to the Technology and Innovation series with Claudia: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/technology_and_innovation_podcast_series To listen to the Let's Make Coaching Creative serieswith Maxine: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/Lets_Make_Coaching_Creative_Series_Page To listen to the Make Time for Marketing series with Rob: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/Make_Time_For_Marketing_Series_Page To listen to the Conscience of Coaching series with George: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/The_Conscience_of_Coaching_Series_Page Rob also hosted the AC at 20 podcast series here: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/AC-at-20_podcast_series
122: A Future Vision for Coaching
56:07In our final episode, celebrating 20 years of the Association for Coaching, our host Rob Lawrence is joined by the CEO and Co-founder of the AC, Katherine Tulpa and Gina Lodge, the AC Area Chair of the UK, Africa and India as they look forward to the future and the focus of the AC. They acknowledge that the world we live in is changing more rapidly than ever and the place coaching has in creating a better future. As Gina states, “Coaching is a chance for change…it changes people.” Learn about the core skills that make coaching powerful, the role and development of leader coaches, and the importance of coaching youth. They discuss the optimism in coaching in being able to support Corporations, Business and Coaching Schools, and individuals. Be inspired by their passion to make coaching truly global as it becomes the new style of leadership. “To stay relevant and have future focus is good but also create that future too.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/AC20series_Future_Vision
121: International Trends in Coaching
51:24In this penultimate episode of our AC at 20 series, our host Rob Lawrence is joined by Geoffrey Abbot, AC Global Advisory Panel member; Ian Mitchell, Chair of the AC Northwest Europe area and part of the Supervision SIG; and Victoria Leath, AC's Head of Corporate Membership & Accreditation and Head of International Growth. Drawing on their own experiences as well as literature and theory, these three powerhouses of coaching come together in a thought-provoking conversation to discuss current practice, future directions and explore developments in coaching through an international and intercultural lens. Discover how different forms of coaching have emerged that challenge some of the traditional foundations in 'western' practices and thinking. Hear how alternative cultural frames are being applied - including indigenous perspectives challenging colonial perspectives of leadership and coaching. Learn about the increasing diversity and flexibility in the way coaching is emerging globally – culturally, systemically, and individually. “The value of meeting people from different cultures is it challenges perspectives around the idea of coaching.” For the episode resources and guest bio, please visit: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/AC_at_20_series_International_Trends_in_Coaching