One to one coaching conversations build better relationships with your boss as you bring forward ideas in an informal and respectful way and create a more productive relationship of practical, mutual support from your peers.
These exchanges promote reflective impact: as participants become more reflective, they gain greater capacity to deal with complex issues. Both peer coaching and “coaching up” have the goal of binding learning to mutual needs.
In this session, participants will:
- Develop a greater understanding of the elements required for these coaching conversations
- Learn how to implement these ideas by practicing tools that initiate and implement conversations that matter.
- Walk-away with two or three practical ideas that will increase your confidence in coaching “across and up” – regardless of your professional role.
As Principal at Bill Maxwell and Associates, Bill works with realistic optimism as a coach and business educator with many organizational leaders. His focus is on leadership and change in individuals and organizations. He is a part-time instructor at the University of Southern Maine in the Leadership and Organizational Studies Department. He also is a Learning Associate at The Learning Group, South America and Leadership Instructor with SCILs Management Training Center in Finland. Bill presents nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including: Leadership and Change, The Leader’s Journey, and Detoxify Your Workplace. Current clients include Androscoggin Bank, Maine DOT, and the City of Portland, Maine. Some past clients have been Danfoss-Vacon, Amdocs International, Fazer Finland, Maine Administrative Office of the Courts, Maine DOL, Maine Municipal Association, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine, and Genesys Software. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine.