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Why You Need a Coaching Culture

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How do you engage employees? The answer is to establish a coaching culture. Coaching can improve your organization’s ability to set goals and achieve satisfying results by helping employees identify and take advantage of their natural strengths. Want more proof? Here are three recent stats demonstrate why you should implement a coaching culture.

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The ATD Coaching Certificate can help you learn coaching competencies, as well as how to promote an open, flexible, and confident coaching relationship with clients and establish mutual respect and trust in a safe, supportive environment.

About the Author

Lisa Downs, ACC (Associate Certified Coach), CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance), is the owner of New Aspect Coaching, specializing in career transition and leadership coaching and consulting. She focuses on supporting those looking to transition into leadership roles, figuring out what’s next in their careers, and considering what potential retirement could look like. Lisa's worked as a learning professional for EMC² (now Dell Technologies), the Boeing Company, PEMCO Insurance, and T-Mobile and spent six years in the accounting industry prior to going independent in her work in 2015.

An authorized partner of Everything DiSC, Lisa is certified to administer and interpret a variety of targeted assessment tools, including individual and team profiles as well as 360-degree leadership tools. She’s also a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified practitioner and a TotalSDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) certified facilitator. Lisa is a certified physician development coach. She is the author of a series of books aimed at helping learning professionals design and facilitate courses on listening, time management, and negotiating.

Lisa is the immediate past president of the Women Business Owners organization in Seattle, having served as its president in 2018 and membership chair in 2016-2017. She is also a former leadership coach with the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking within the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and a former board member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and designer of its ATD Expert Coach program. Lisa is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She has a master’s degree in education. Based in Redmond, WA, Lisa works with coaching clients regardless of location.

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