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Leadership and Organizational Development

through Effective Coaching Skills

Click here to listen to an interview with Laura Atwood, ACPC, PCC

speaking on the topic of leadership through coaching and coaching skills.*

* Audio file courtesy of Jeff Thoren, DVM, ATC, with Gifted Leaders and Valley Coaching Collaborative


Coach Training Programs

for leaders and organizations committed to producing extraordinary results

Our objective is to co-create teams that see a shared vision and deliver peak performance. Our programs require people to stretch and shift perspective about what's possible. Participants produce extraordinary results that are measurable and sustainable.

We support organizations worldwide through innovative training and coaching programs that

· Contribute to efficiency, productivity, and achievement of corporate business goals
· Assess and implement corporate renewal in response to changing business conditions
· Transform communication and conflict resolution in the workplace
· Support professional and personal development of all employees
· Integrate and enhance existing training and human resource programs

Our leadership / organizational programs are flexible, and can be tailored to meet your needs.

We meet with key personnel to determine the values and goals of the organization. Together, we discuss management and leadership styles, and discern where breakdowns are occurring. A training and coaching program is then constructed to meet the unique needs of the organization and individuals. Considerable flexibility exists in the delivery method of these programs. The program designed for your organization may include:
· Coaching skills training
· Individual coaching
· Team coaching
· Skills training (e.g. conflict resolution, effective communication, prioritizing & time management, etc.)

Positive Change: Leader as Coach
Workplace Coaching Skills

Training Program

2-Day Course

This course may be customized and delivered onsite at your training facility

The Leader as Coach 2-Day Course is available as a customized program for client organizations and is also presented as a public offering. This is the program for which Adler was named a co-recipient of ICF’s prestigious PRISM Award, awarded jointly to a corporation and coaching partner to recognize outstanding organizational development through coaching.

Public offerings of this course make valuable training accessible to smaller organizations that could not otherwise afford it, and makes it possible for larger organizations to preview the program before committing to a customized internal delivery. It's also a great opportunity for independent consultants, human resource professionals or training and development specialists to boost their coaching skills in a condensed training format.

As part of the course, participants create a personal action plan for implementation, and there are 3 supplemental monthly tele-labs (held on a telephone bridge line) that help support the learning after the course.

Adler's partnership with University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) make this course even more valuable. Certificates of completion are recognized by and issued from both learning organizations. For more information, please visit the OISE website.

Customized programs include research and design components that enable us to engage participants before they enter the classroom; to customize the program to the unique culture and needs of your organization; and to collect data that will allow you to measure impact and therefore ROI. We will be  happy to create a proposal with options tailored to your organization’s specific needs.

2009 Public Offerings of the Leader as Coach 2-Day Course in Phoenix:

Schedule TBD, 2009

Tution: $995 for this 2-day course, including follow-up TeleLabs.

Group Discount or Affiliated Organization Discount Price: $895

Class sizes are kept very small to enhance experiential learning. Register ASAP to ensure a spot.

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Darwin was right! In today’s market, it’s the fittest that survive and succeed. But what does it mean to be “fit”?

A “fit” organization is built on people who:

· Are adaptable and resourceful
· Are principle-oriented and goal-directed
· Recognize and build on their strengths
· Hear & evaluate the viewpoints of others, & communicate effectively without antagonizing
· Articulate their values, and realize how they align with the organization’s
· Assume responsibility for themselves, and avoid over-responsibility for others
· Are secure within themselves, yet recognize their dependence on others
· Can discard old beliefs in favor of new
· See the creative opportunities in conflict and challenge
· Love their work!

Build your organization’s strength and resilience by building leadership qualities in your personnel, through coaching and coach training

What have you got to lose if you don’t? Add it up!

· What is the cost to your company when your people don't lead their staff or colleagues effectively?
· What does it cost to lose a trained worker and then have to rehire?
· What is the price of opportunities missed because of limited vision?
· How can you move forward, if everyone is going in different directions?
· What potential is lost when your personnel aren’t performing optimally?

Coaching builds better employees and leaders for your firm, while moving individuals toward greater fulfillment in their work and lives.

We help your employees get the most out of every day, and align their personal values and motivations   to that of the organization. It's win-win.

"Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization."
-- HR Monthly


Coaching Proficiency: an essential skill for today's leaders

Today’s leaders and managers are expected to be effective coaches to their employees, but few leaders feel really confident in their coaching skills, and they often have only a vague grasp of what coaching really means. That gap in coaching proficiency has a big impact on productivity and bottom line, since coaching is the single most effective method available to enhance performance and development. When coaching is ineffective, or even avoided, opportunities to maximize individual and organizational potential are lost. It’s like a slow leak of your most valuable assets.

Our Positive Change: Leader as Coach program can help stop talent leaks.

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Coaching ROI

  • According to Manchester Inc., a Florida-based coaching firm, investments in coaching were found to yield an average return on investment (ROI) of almost six times the cost of the coaching (Jan. 2001,
  • A recent study cited in the prestigious Public Personnel Management Journal found a typical management training program increased the manager’s productivity by 22%, but when combined with 8-weeks of intensive Coaching, the manager’s productivity exploded to more than 85%


  • A MetrixGlobal LLC study (for a Fortune 500 firm and Pyramid Resource Group) found that “Coaching produced a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to business. Including the financial benefits from employee retention boosted the overall ROI to 788%.”


  • An Olivero, Bane & Kopermann study (1997) of a public sector municipal agency found that couplingone-on-one coaching with leadership training resulted in a near quadrupling of productivity results  (from 22.4% to 88% when combined). 


  • The objectivity that a coach brings to a developmental opportunity is helpful to mangers seeking to make difficult changes in attitudes, work habits, perspectives and interpersonal relationships (McCauley & Hugh-James; Young & Dixon, 1996.)


  • According to Personal Decisions International, a Minneapolis-based human resources consulting firm,  70% of the top 1,000 firms worldwide use some form of executive coaching (Source:, author Ann Vincola, President of a quality of life issues consulting firm, 2000)


  • According to a Florida-based study of organizations and coaching (Manchester, Inc. 2001), 6 in 10 organizations currently offer coaching or other developmental counseling to their managers and   executives while another 20% plan to offer coaching in the next year.


  • In general, the results of coaching most often cited in research studies include:
    • Improved performance (both individual and team)
    • Enhanced bottom line, including profit, quality, productivity, innovation, and other measures
    • Improved customer service and enhanced public perception
    • Professional development, including
      • Enhanced goal setting and attainment
      • Increased confidence and empowerment
      • Skills development, especially when coaching and training are combined
      • Leadership development
      • Preparedness for advancement
    • Enhanced balance and morale
    • Enhanced relationships
    • Improved retention of quality employees


  • "The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: and that is - to make the most of an organization's valuable resources."  -- Harvard Business Review



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