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Creating a Coaching Culture – Executive Forum Recap

Posted on March 21, 2016

On Thursday, March 17th, EDGE members joined HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio members for an Executive Forum: Creating a Coaching Culture. Barbara Singer-Cheng, President and CEO, Executive Core, facilitated a conversation with present experts including Weatherhead School of Management, Director of Executive Education Professor, Dr. Melvin Smith; Operating Officer, AMETEK, Denise Schier; as well as the audience about their perspectives and discussed:

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  • Defining the work of coaching as a stand-alone practice and as a leadership approach to bringing out the best in others.
  • The relevant research in the coaching field for practitioners and organizational leaders.
  • The challenges and opportunities in organizations to utilize coaching strategically and to build internal capacity for leaders to coach.
  • The outcomes Executive Coachee’s are seeing from their work with an Executive Coach.
  • The trends of where the practice and field of research is going.

Key Takeaways:

  • Coaching can be part of a sophisticated talent management and leadership development approach to bringing out the best in others.
  • According to the Conference Board’s Gold Standard Report on Executive Coaching 25% of organizations have no standard process for coaching
  • Coaching can inspire and motivate people to learn, change and be effective leaders, among other roles in life.
  • 32% of companies are using coaching input in performance management and succession planning process.

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Denise Schier of AMETEK discussing why she sought an Executive Coach.

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Dr. Melvin Smith presenting the efforts the Weatherhead School of Management has made to advance the research on coaching.

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Group Discussion: Reflect on what you see (your) leaders needing in terms of coaching.

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Group Discussion: Reflect on the stand-alone approach vs the cascading talent development approach.

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Group Discussion: Reflect on the research and trends. What can you glean that is most useful?

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Upcoming Executive Forum Dates:

  • Agility & Alignment – Thursday, September 15, 2016 (7:30 – 10:00 AM)
    Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine; Author, Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big
  • Economic Forecast – Thursday, November 17, 2016 (7:30 – 10:00 AM)
    Ken Mayland, President, ClearView Economics, LLC

For more information contact: Grant Marquit (Grant@edgef.org; 216-215-5058)