Coaching is a significant investment in an individual leader. In Nebo’s nearly two decades of delivering coaching solutions in organizations, we know that effective sponsors – or supervisors – can greatly influence the outcomes of coaching, thus maximizing the organization’s return on investment.
The conversation started innocuously. Then my friend blurted out a statement that I could tell she regretted. Maybe there was even surprise that she thought it. If that conversation happened now, here is what I would have done.
Leadership coaching provides a confidential and supportive space for leaders to share their boldest visions and darkest fears. Coaching allows leaders to shape emerging ideas, work through uncertainty and find a path forward.
As coach and author Mary Beth O’Neill describes in her book, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges, a coaching engagement “is a continual dance of balancing backbone and heart,” requiring coaches to speak not only with kindness, but also truthfully and courageously.
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Forest bathing is a term invented by a Japanese agriculture official in 1982 to describe the practice of spending time with trees to gain from their many health benefits.
What questions should you ask when you an interview a leadership coach? Here are four questions to ensure coaching will make a difference for you.
Somewhere between 428 and 347 BCE, Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, famously called humans “a being in search of meaning.” Two thousand years later that search is still underway.
As the Director of Coaching Services at Nebo, Tanara Bowie interviews leaders and recommends coach matches based on their goals, experience, and aspirations. Yet, when it comes time to select a coach, she says that leaders “disappear”. So, what makes this choice so hard?
The field and profession of leadership coaching has grown significantly over the past ten years as organizations have recognized its value in developing people. So how does Nebo define coaching and what is it like to work with a Nebo leadership coach?