Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

Leadership coaching is a worldwide phenomenon. As it grows, those in research, and particularly those who coach, need to understand what is needed to make the most effective coaching engagement possible. In particular, what sort of characteristics do coaches and their coachees need, so that the coaching engagement can be a success?

A new webinar from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) shares insights from CCL’s own research about coaching, and will communicate what coaches from CCL believe are the characteristics they, and their coachees need for effective coaching engagements. Through interviews of coaches working in Asia, Europe, and coaches who primarily work with C-level executives, you will learn:

  • What characteristics coaches thought they needed for effective coaching engagements
  • What characteristics coaches thought that their coachees (clients) needed to have for the coaching engagement to be successful
  • The similarities and differences discovered in these findings
  • Helpful take-away tips and tools to improve coaching based on these interviews of CCL coaches

Target Audience:
This webinar is meant for both the practicing coach and for HR representatives who are looking at coaching and need to understand what coaches could do to maximize the effectiveness of coaching engagements for the leaders in their organization. Also, leaders who are about to go through coaching for the first time can learn valuable knowledge about certain characteristics they should have to make their upcoming coaching engagement successful and meaningful. In addition, managers who need to take up a coaching role in their work may also learn valuable tips and find this webinar helpful.

About The Presenters

William A. (Bill) Gentry uses his quantitative and qualitative research skills to examine what leaders can do to be successful in their organization and to avoid derailment. He has been a key researcher who has conference presentations and publications from major, global CCL projects including Careers in 21st Century Europe, Coaching Best Practices, Global Leader View, Key Lessons in Politics, Leadership Across Differences, and World Leadership Survey. Bill is a senior research associate. His research focuses on multisource (360) research, survey development and analysis, leadership and leadership development across cultures, mentoring, managerial derailment, multilevel measurement, and in the area of organizational politics and political skill in the workplace. He also studies nonverbal behavior and its application to effective leadership and communication, particularly in political debates. Furthermore, Bill is coordinator of internships and postdocs in the Research department at CCL, and also an adjunct assistant professor in the Leadership Studies doctoral program at North Carolina A&T State University, the Psychology department at Guilford College and the Organizational Sciences program at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In addition, he is also a trainer for CCL's Assessment Certification Workshop and Maximizing your Leadership Potential. Bill graduated summa cum laude from Emory University, received his M.S. and his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia, and was also a postdoctoral fellow at CCL. Bill has published in such journals as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Leadership Studies, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. He serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Business & Psychology and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Bill has been a contributor to businessweek.com on the nonverbal behaviors of candidates in the 2008 presidential and vice presidential debates. In addition, his research on political skill and derailment in the workplace has been featured in more than 40 internet and newspaper outlets. He is a member of member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Academy of Management (AoM), and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Leigh Allen, Psy.D. was an executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership and Western Management Development Center and maintained a private practice. Leigh's management experience includes being the Executive Director of several human service agencies in Colorado and she has consulted with profit-making and non-profit executives and boards of directors. She opened four nonprofits including the Crossroads Safe House in Fort Collins; the Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, The Blue Sky Bridge for abused children and the Day Resource Center for employing the homeless in Boulder. In the mid-nineties, Leigh pursued a passion for perennial garden design and opened and ran a landscape design business. During the past seven years, Leigh and her colleagues have revamped the coach training process and developed specialized training for executive coaching, team coaching, and work with senior-level teams. She's focused on research regarding best practices in coaching with an emphasis on cross-cultural differences and senior executives. Leigh is the Coaching Talent Manager for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). She is responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of the 66 executive feedback coaches in Colorado Springs who provide interpretations of management and psychological data to participants attending CCL training programs. She provides training on instruments to both coaches and faculty. She's trained an additional 59 coaches for service in North Carolina and California this past year. Leigh received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver's School of Professional Psychology. She taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Utah and the University of Colorado. Undergraduate work was completed in psychology and education at Colorado State University. In the course of the past 15 years, she has completed numerous certifications on management and personality assessments.

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