Executive Development: How to Use Coaching Effectively–Join us today for a complimentary webinar!

Join The Ken Blanchard Companies for a special complimentary webinar and online chat beginning today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Eastern).  Master Certified Coach and Global Liaison for Coaching Linda Miller will be speaking on the topic of Executive Development–How to Use Coaching Effectively.  The webinar is free and seats are still available if you would like to join over 500 people expected to participate.

Immediately after the webinar, Linda will be answering follow-up questions here at The Coaching Source for about 30 minutes.  To participate in the follow-up discussion, use these simple instructions.

Instructions for Participating in the Online Chat

  1. Click on the COMMENTS link below 
  2. Type in your question

It’s as easy as that!  Linda will answer as many questions as possible in the order they are received.  Be sure to press F5 to refresh your screen occasionally to see the latest responses.

We hope you can join us later today for this special complimentary event courtesy of Cisco WebEx and The Ken Blanchard Companies.  Click here for more information on participating.

20 thoughts on “Executive Development: How to Use Coaching Effectively–Join us today for a complimentary webinar!

  1. I have two questions from the recent webinar that I’d like to get feedback on. First, to what extent are coaches incorporating personality (DISC, Myers Brigg) and emotional intelligence assessments into coaching? Recommendations for best practices would be great. Second, interested in recommended certifications for internal coaches.

    Thanks. Jay

    • Many coaches use personality and EI assessments. They can be used if the coach and the org are comfortable with them. Again, flexibility is the key! Best practice is to use assessments that are already in the org or that are aligned with what the organization uses, and not to push assessments onto the client.

  2. Linda,

    Great webinar! Can you provide more information on specific survey questions to use for measuring coaching?

    • Sample survey questions:
      What happened, specifically, that worked for you during the coaching?
      What happened that didn’t work for you?
      What specific changes did you make as a result of being coached?
      How are you integrating the changes to your leadership style?

  3. Linda: Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Can you say more about the Return on Expectations measure you mentioned, please.

    • Most important with ROE is to identify specific expectations PRIOR to the start of coaching. This can be done using a survey. Then, you can repeat the survey asking about if/how the expectations were met.

    • Absolutely! Assessments are great. I wish I’d mentioned them!! If ther are 360’s or other assessments, they can be part of the IDP/ICP process.

    • If the coach sees him/herself as vital to the communication and wants to be included in specific conversations, that can cause an interruption. Better to be clear that coaching is about increasing the quality and quantity of internal communication, without the coach having to be included.

  4. Thank you Linda for the excellent webinar, could you please share with me more information about the cohort based development programs.

  5. There’s not a lot of “formal” information yet, but it’s definitely increasing. There are so many ways to do cohorts, that it would be best to have a private conversation about this. Please send an email to webinars@kenblanchard.com. Be sure to mention this webinar.

  6. During today’s webinar, Linda spoke to the ‘grueling 5 step process’ for selecting the right coach – specifically for external coaches. What model might you suggest using for internal coaching in addition to the other considerations you provided today regarding confidentiality, credibility and presence?

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