For many leaders, group learning experiences are not enough to create consistently positive results. When new attitudes and skills are taught without follow-up and accountability, old behavior resumes quickly. Participants may develop the desire to change; but after a few days, most people are back to their old habits. In order to ensure leaders develop the positive habits required to build better relationships, engage teams and create positive growth, Bill Durkin has developed a unique Coaching Process to enhance the value of the course.
The formal coaching takes place in the four weeks following the date of the workshop. During that time, each leader will receive at least one face-to-face coaching session that will last two hours. The leader will identify a relationship challenge and a goal for bringing out the best in that individual. During the coaching, you and Bill will videotape a role-play of a meeting you’re going to have with that person. When the role-play is complete, you and Bill will review the tape and identify what went well and what you can do to improve. Your assignment after the video coaching is to have the meeting with your relationship challenge and apply what you learned. In addition to the video coaching, each leader will receive a weekly telephone coaching call. These calls last about 30 minutes. The purpose of the weekly coaching is to talk about your success during the week, share what you learned from your efforts to bring out the best in others, and identify what you want to improve next week. Additional video coaching sessions can be scheduled during the month on an as-needed basis.
Bill will also be available for 12 weeks after the start of the course by phone or email to answer questions, offer guidance and make sure The Positive Way Practices are being developed. This process gives each leader the encouragement, support and accountability they need to change their behavior and create positive results.